Rotterdam-headquartered marine engineering contractor, Van Oord, has won a contract to provide the Balance of Plant scope for the Hollandse Kust (Noord) offshore wind farm. It follows the announcement that CrossWind – a joint venture between Shell and Eneco – has received the permit for the wind farm development to go ahead.
Van Oord’s work scope will include engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the foundations, inter array cables and transportation and installation of the wind turbines. The company will deploy its offshore installation vessels Aeolus, MPI Adventure, MPI Resolution and cable laying vessel, Nexus.
The wind farm, due to become operational by 2023, will have an installed capacity of 759 MW, sufficient to supply more than one million Dutch homes with green electricity. It will provide an important contribution to the more than 11 GW of wind farm capacity that the Dutch Government plans to build and connect by 2030. Van Oord has considerable experience of developing and building Dutch offshore wind farms including Gemini Offshore Wind Park and Borssele III and IV.
“We are very proud to be working together with Shell and Eneco as the Balance of Plant contractor for Hollandse Kust (Noord),” declared Arnoud Kuis, managing director Van Oord Offshore Wind. “Being part of this innovative project, Van Oord is again at the forefront of projects that contribute to the transition to renewable energy in the Netherlands.”