CrossWind, a joint venture of Eneco and Shell, and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) have executed the contract for the delivery of 69 SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbines and a 15-year service and maintenance agreement for the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm. Final conditions are planned to be met in the coming months, converting the contract into a firm order.
The 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord project, located some 18 km off the Dutch coast at Egmond aan Zee, is the third of 6 projects of the Dutch national offshore wind roadmap based on subsidy-free tenders. CrossWind won the tender for in July 2020. It was issued the irrevocable permit from the Dutch authorities in December 2020. The CrossWind partners have already taken the Final Investment Decision.
SGRE will supply their SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine which features a 200-meter rotor diameter with the 97-meter long Siemens Gamesa B97 Integral Blade. It provides an increase of 9% in Annual Energy Production compared to the SG 10.0-193 DD offshore wind turbine, SGRE said.
For Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy it is the first project with joint venture partner Shell, and the second offshore project with joint venture partner Eneco. Siemens Gamesa turbines have also been selected for the zones: exclusively at Hollandse Kust Zuid and Hollandse Kust Noord and co-installed at Borssele.
Construction work on Hollandse Kust Noord is expected to commence in 2023. Van Oord is selected as Balance of Plant contractor. Sif Group will supply the TP-less monopile foundations.
Turbine commissioning is planned to be completed the same year. When operational, the offshore wind power plant will be able to generate renewable energy equal to the energy needs of 1 million Dutch households. It was recently announced that Amazon will offtake around half of the power.