Van Oord hires Marine Coordination Services for Hollandse Kust Noord marine operations

Van Oord has hired Marine Coordination Services BV (MCS) to organize its marine transportation and installation operations for the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm.

According to the agreement, MCS’s new Marine Coordination Centre in Terschelling will offer remote marine coordination services. Van Oord is in charge of the engineering, purchasing, construction, installation, inter array cables, and transportation of the wind turbines as a Balance of Plant (BoP) contractor for Hollandse Kust Noord. On this project, Van Oord is using a number of its offshore installation vessels.

Van Oord’s ships, support vessels, and crew transfers between ports and the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore construction site and inside the construction site will all be remotely monitored and coordinated by MCS. There will be two phases to the activities. Phases 1 and 2 will begin in August 2022 and run through September 2023, respectively.

From the strategically located ports of IJmuiden and Eemshaven, MCS can also offer local support when it comes to logistics and marine coordination, including the deployment of helicopters. For this reason, the business recently joined forces with the globally recognized offshore logistics provider DHSS.

Hollandse Kust Noord

CrossWind, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco, is realizing the Hollandse Kust Noord Offshore Wind Farm, which is located 18.5 kilometers off the west coast of the Netherlands near Egmond aan Zee. 69 11 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines will be part of the wind farm. These wind turbines will be able to produce at least 3.3 TWh annually when combined. In order to use the wind farm as efficiently as possible in terms of electricity production and grid use, the wind farm will also include five cutting-edge technologies. By 2023, Hollandse Kust Noord should be operational, according to CrossWind.

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