Vattenfall awards Van Oord 4-year O&M framework contract

Van Oord has been awarded a 4-year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) contract by Vattenfall.

Vattenfall awards Van Oord 4-year O&M framework contract
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Working through its MPI Offshore organisation, Van Oord will provide jack-up and associated lifting services for main component exchanges across Vattenfall’s portfolio of offshore wind farms. 

The contract includes planned and unplanned maintenance campaigns for approximately 600 Vattenfall wind turbine generators (WTGs). The parties both have the option of extending the contract for another year.

Catrin Jung, Head of Offshore Wind Vattenfall, said:

"Van Oord is a trusted partner that can help us improve our O&M activities even further. Guaranteed availability of jack-ups for main component exchanges will ensure faster response times and ultimately reduce downtime and lost revenue. We look forward to extending our relationship and will continue working together to achieve Vattenfall’s ambition of making fossil-free living possible within one generation."

Vattenfall is a market leader in offshore wind, with 10 offshore wind farms in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. During the contract period, its offshore portfolio will be extended to 622 turbines with a combined capacity of 2.6 GW. Wind power is a growing pillar in Vattenfall’s strategy. Its ambition is to operate 15 GW of commissioned offshore wind capacity by 2030.

Arnoud Kuis, Managing Director Van Oord Offshore Wind, said:

‘We are very proud that we have been selected by Vattenfall for this 4-year framework contract. This award builds upon what is already an excellent relationship between Vattenfall and Van Oord and fits right in with our strategic views of the market. We look forward to continuing to provide the level of service that Vattenfall have come to expect.’

MPI Offshore is responsible for all Operations & Maintenance (O&M) activities in the European offshore wind market. In 2018, this UK-based specialist in offshore wind installation became part of Van Oord. For several years now, MPI Offshore has delivered O&M services across Vattenfall's entire portfolio of offshore wind farms in Europe. Offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution will be the main vessel executing the works.