Sif and Ballast Nedam have reached an agreement on the production and delivery of 12 monopiles for the 116.7 MW Maasvakte 2 Wind Farm which will be built on the Maasvlakte 2 sea wall. Production is planned for 2022.
Ballast Nedam is responsible for the installation of the foundations for the Maasvlakte 2 Wind Farm on behalf of Eneco who won the tender for the realisation of the wind farm in February 2020. In addition, the contractor will also realise the park cabling and the connection to the substation.
Maasvlakte 2 Wind Farm consists in total of 22 Vestas wind turbines with a combined capacity of 116.7 MW. Ten wind turbines will be installed on the so-called hard sea wall, on top of the dike and twelve wind turbines on the soft sea wall. These locations are challenging for the design and construction of the wind farm. For example, water safety, accessibility and the logistics surrounding the turbine locations must be considered. Pile foundations will be used on the hard sea wall.
Monopiles by Sif
Sif is responsible for the supply of the foundations for the remaining twelve wind turbines. These will be installed on the beach in front of the dunes. Ballast Nedam applies its monopile solution, a proven offshore concept that the company has translated for this project into the realisation of such foundations at nearshore locations. The company said it is the first time that a wind turbine is founded on a monopile. The monopiles will have a total weight of approximately 7 Kton. Production is planned for 2022, Sif said.
Rijkswaterstaat is the client for the wind farm, owner of the sea wall and will purchase all power from the wind farm for 25 years. The wind farm has been developed in close collaboration with the municipality of Rotterdam, the province of South Holland, the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Central Government Real Estate Agency and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.