Van Oord is a leading international contractor active in dredging and marine services.
Netherlands based Van Oord, an independent family business, is a leading international contractor active in dredging and marine services for onshore and offshore infrastructure development. The company is considered one of the four major dredging companies worldwide, and has substantially invested in its fleet of dredging and marine contracting equipment over the last decade. Van Oord has accumulated the necessary experience to execute the largest and most complex marine engineering projects. It is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and employs around 5,200 people.
Van Oord reclaims land through high-tech dredging mainly for the creation of new harbors, waterways or deepening of existing maritime facilities. The company’s dredging activities also apply to coastal defense and urban development projects such as tourist infrastructure, artificial island or offshore airport construction. The Offshore and Energy business of Van Oord comprises the installation of offshore wind parks and subsea oil and gas infrastructure.
As a leading global dredger and marine contractor, Van Oord’s fleet of equipment was substantially enlarged and modernized over the last decade. Foremost it includes trailing suction hopper dredgers, which are mostly used for dredging loose material from maintenance and land reclamation works, and cutter suction dredgers, which cuts hard soil into fragments and is mainly used in capital dredging works for the construction of ports and waterways. Other equipment includes backhoe dredgers, rock installation vessels, water injection dredgers and heavy-lift vessels.
Acting as the largest member of a consortium of investors, Cobepa acquired a 10.7% stake in Van Oord in December 2011. The consortium, which also includes the Dutch investment companies Janivo, Breedinvest and Rinkelberg, acquired its stake from Dutch construction company Royal BAM Group, which had been a shareholder in Van Oord since the merger of Van Oord ACZ and Ballast Ham Dredging in 2003.
Van Oord launched a comprehensive fleet & equipment investment program for the 2011-2015 period, amounting to almost EUR 1 billion.
01.04.2021 / Portfolio news
Van Oord wins contract for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1 April 2021 - Following the announcement that RWE has reached a financial investment decision for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, Van Oord is pleased to confirm that it has been contracted for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for this project. The 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm is one of the world’s largest offshore wind projects.
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10.03.2021 / Portfolio news
Saltfleet to Gibraltar Point Beach Management scheme awarded to Van Oord
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 10 March 2021 - Van Oord has signed a new contract with the Environment Agency to continue to protect the Lincolnshire coast of the UK for the next 4 years. The contract encompasses beach nourishment over the length of 20 kilometres and requires around 400,000 cubic metres of sand each year and continues the works Van Oord has been undertaking there since 2015.
21.01.2021 / Portfolio news
Van Oord participates in Living Lab Curaçao
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 21 January 2021 - In ten years Curaçao is expected to play a leading role in the field of renewable energy, and in twenty years it should be a major exporter of renewable energy in the Caribbean. To achieve this ambition, a Living Lab, in which the government of Curaçao, TNO and the University of Curaçao (UoC) will collaborate with Dutch and Curaçao companies, is being built.
12.10.2020 / Portfolio news
Ecoscour protection: enhancing nature values in offshore wind farms
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 12 October 2020 - Van Oord, as part of Two Towers, takes the next step in a research programme relating to the restoration of European flat oyster beds. To investigate methods for the development of oyster reefs at offshore locations, a total of eight reef structures with oysters will be installed underwater within the Borssele Wind Farm Site V in the North Sea.
28.01.2015 / Portfolio news
Van Oord contract win in Indonesia
Van Oord and joint venture partner Boskalis have been awarded a contract by PT Muara Wisesa Samudra to design and construct an artificial island off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia.
05.01.2015 / Portfolio news
Van Oord orders two new vessels
Van Oord has ordered two trailing suction hopper dredgers to be built by Spanish Construcciones Navales del Norte S.L., LaNaval, in Bilbao. Both vessels will be delivered in 2017.
16.07.2014 / Portfolio news
Van Oord wins in Singapore
Van Oord has in consortium been awarded work associated with the expansion of the Singapore Tuas Mega Port development.
11.06.2014 / Portfolio news
Van Oord strengthens its position in the UK
Van Oord reached an agreement in principle on the acquisition of J.T. Mackley & Co Ltd, a UK-based specialist marine civil contractor. The acquisition will strengthen Van Oord's leading position in the UK flood defense and coastal construction market.
14.05.2014 / Portfolio news
Van Oord to build largest Dutch offshore wind project
Van Oord has been awarded the Project Gemini EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract, valued at more than EUR 1.3 billion.
12.03.2014 / Portfolio news
Van Oord wins EUR 500 million dredging contract
Van Oord has been awarded a significant land reclamation project in Kuwait for the Kuwait National Petroleum Company.
02.08.2013 / Portfolio news
Van Oord involved in Gemini offshore wind park
On 2 August 2013, Van Oord announced its intention to acquire an equity stake of 10% in the Gemini offshore wind park, in a consortium with Northland Power Inc. (NPI), Siemens Project Ventures GmbH, HVC N.V. and Typhoon Offshore B.V.
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28.09.2012 / Portfolio news
Van Oord's first shallow water pipe lay vessel
Van Oord's first shallow water pipe lay vessel Stingray was named at the COSCO shipyard in Nantong, China. The naming ceremony was performed by Mrs Albersen, wife of Managing Director Offshore, Mr J. Athmer.
11.06.2012 / Portfolio news
Van Oord wins EUR 567 million dredging contract
Van Oord has been awarded a significant dredging contract in Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia. This contract forms part of the Ichthys LNG Project, a joint venture between INPEX (operator) and TOTAL.
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22.12.2011 / Transaction news
Cobepa invests in Van Oord, a global leader in dredging and marine contracting
On 22 December 2011, Cobepa acquired a 10.7% stake in Van Oord N.V. ("Van Oord") from Royal BAM Group ("BAM"), in a consortium with the Dutch investment companies Janivo, Breedinvest and Rinkelberg.
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