The first turbine of the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm was put in place over the Easter weekend.
The loading of turbine components from the quay on the Maasvlakte was the first step in the installation of the first turbines. The Cadeler Wind Osprey installation vessel brought on board the components for four wind turbines: four masts, four nacelles, and twelve blades.
According to Vattenfall’s Sren Andersen, the first installation of the turbines could begin on April 16 if the Wind Osprey arrives in the week of April 12 and loads the turbine components. With a goal of having all turbines installed by 2023,” the vessel will carry four turbines on each trip.
After the winter break, work on the construction project’s second phase began. In total, 140 wind turbines will be installed. The final 104 foundations will now be piled up. Three foundations will be carried and installed at a time by Seaway’s vessel Strashnov, and the platform will be placed on the foundation by the Jumbo ship Fairplayer after the foundation has been installed. All foundations will be anchored to the North Sea bed this summer.
Vattenfall is building the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm, which is owned by Vattenfall, BASF, and Allianz.
Image source: Vattenfall/Ties van der Horst