Last load out Hollandse Kust Noord components

The last load out of wind turbine components for the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord Offshore Wind Farm was completed at Eemshaven today.

An area of approximately 210,000 m2 was used for the project. Here, 25 complete sets of turbines could be stored.

Harm Tillema, Construction Engineer at CrossWind: “In order to meet the construction schedule, we use two installation vessels in parallel to install all 69 turbines during the summer months of 2023”.

Since April, the installation vessels Scylla and Wind Osprey made several trips to transport wind turbine components from the pre-assembly site in Eemshaven to the Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm.

Before the installation vessels can sail out, the towers, nacelles and blades have to be transferred from the storage site to the vessel. This is called the load out. Wind Osprey is able to carry 4 complete sets of turbines. The load out time for this vessel is approximately 30 hours. Today, the last load out was completed.

Tillema: “This is a 24/7 process. Our partners Siemens Gamesa, Van Oord, Cadeler A/S and Seajacks are working very efficiently together to take on all technical challenges”. Watch the video with Tillema here.

Hollandse Kust Noord

Hollandse Kust Noord is located around 18.5 kilometres off the west coast of the Netherlands, near Egmond aan Zee. The wind farm comprises 69 Siemens Gamesa 11 MW wind turbines. The project produced its first megawatt hours (MWh) of green electricity and delivered it to the Dutch mainland in June this year. Once fully operational, the wind farm will begenerating at least 3.3 TWh per year. Hollandse Kust Noord is a project by CrossWind, a joint-venture between Shell and Eneco.

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