Ecowende will implement various innovations, large-scale mitigation and stimulation ecological measures and an extensive monitoring and research programme above and below the water.
For Van Oord, this also means a different approach to previous wind farms.
Kuis said: “In building the Ecowende wind farm, we are applying quieter installation techniques.
“The purpose being that this park and future parks can be built under stricter permit conditions.
“Van Oord is also laying various types of nature-friendly rubble around the foundations.
“Moreover, reducing the footprint (CO2 and nitrogen) during the construction phase is being given maximum attention.
“Van Oord is investing heavily in installation vessels using new fuels, to make the industry even more sustainable.
“The yet-to-be-built installation vessel Boreas, which can operate on methanol, will be delivered in 2025. Ecowende will be one of the first projects of this green giant.”
Folkert Visser added: “When choosing Van Oord, Ecowende also looked at emissions.
“It takes a strong vision into the future for Van Oord to make such large investments in growing their fleet and, at the same time, making it more sustainable.”