Van Oord has secured a contract from FSRU Wilhelmshaven, a joint venture between ENGIE and TES (Tree Energy Solution), to build a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) jetty in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The project’s operational responsibility rests with the state-owned Deutsche Energy Terminal GmbH (DET), which, in collaboration with TES and Engie, is executing one of the priority projects under Germany’s LNG Acceleration law, enacted in May 2022. This legislation is a strategic move to address the supply gap and strengthen Germany’s energy security.
Van Oord’s approach to this project is distinctive, leveraging its extensive array of marine services to offer a comprehensive solution. The construction process is being expedited through the use of monopiles as the foundation for the jetty. Van Oord is tasked with installing a total of 10 monopiles, complete with scour protection. These foundations will be outfitted with platforms, catwalks, and furniture. Additionally, a trailing suction hopper dredger is being utilized to dredge the berth pocket and turning basin, essential for the operational functionality of the FSRU jetty.