Van Oord builds FSRU in Wilhelmshaven

Caption: Among other things, Van Oord uses a suction hopper dredger in Wilhelmshaven

Van Oord is building a new FSRU plant in Wilhelmshaven. The Dutch company was awarded the contract by FSRU Wilhelmshaven.

This is a joint venture between Engie and Tree Energy Solution (TES). Responsibility for the operation of the second Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) project in Wilhelmshaven lies with the state-owned Deutsche Energy Terminal GmbH (DET).

Together with its partners TES and Engie, DET is implementing one of the priority projects under the German LNG Acceleration Act passed in May 2022. The aim of this law is to close the supply gap and increase the security of energy supply in Germany. The hydraulic engineering company says it offers “a unique concept here by combining its wide range of services”, according to the company.

Van Oord wants to keep to schedule

Efficient and safe energy systems are essential to meet the growing demand for energy. Van Oord has set itself the task of offering safe and efficient solutions for the provision and protection of such infrastructures.

In Wilhelmshaven, Van Oord is responsible for the procurement and construction of the FSRU jetty. Thanks to its experience in dredging, infrastructure and offshore energy, the hydraulic engineer says it is able to successfully complete the project within an ambitious timeframe. To speed up the process, monopiles will be used as the foundation for the jetty. Van Oord is using a total of ten monopiles, including scour protection. The foundations are equipped with platforms and walkways. In addition, a suction dredger will be used to dredge the jetty pocket and the turning basin, according to the Dutch hydraulic engineering company.

Van Oord setzt in Wilhelmshaven unter anderem einen Laderaumsaugbagger ein
Among other things, Van Oord is using a suction dredger in Wilhelmshaven

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