Van Oord has completed the installation of the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm. This brand new wind farm, located 18.5 kilometres off the west coast of the Netherlands near Egmond aan Zee, now generates enough renewable energy for more than 1 million Dutch households.
CrossWind, a joint-venture between Shell and Eneco, contracted Van Oord in 2020. As a Balance of Plant contractor, Van Oord’s activities encompassed the design, engineering, procurement and transport and installation of the seventy wind turbine foundations, inter-array cables, as well as the transport and installation of the wind turbines themselves.
Bravenes, Nordnes, MPI Resolution, Nexus and Dig-It
Van Oord started installing the foundations of the wind farm in October 2022 and completes its scope now within the year, making this one of the fastest installed wind farms of its kind. Van Oord deployed amongst others its flexible fallpipe vessels Bravenes and Nordnes, offshore installation jack-up vessel MPI Resolution, cable-laying vessel Nexus and trencher Dig-It and teamed up with other industry partners DEME, Seajacks and Cadeler.
Offshore wind is essential in achieving the energy transition in the Netherlands. Over the past years, Van Oord has played an important role in the development and construction of Dutch offshore wind farms, such as Gemini Offshore Wind Park, Windpark Fryslân and offshore wind farm Borssele III & IV and site V.
Shell, Eneco and Van Oord will work together again on the construction of the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (west) lot VI.