Cadeler secures Hollandse Kust Noord gig
Marine installation and engineering services provider Cadeler has been called up to partner Van Oord for an installation project at the Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm site. Cadeler is set to assist with transporting and installing part of the planned 69 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 11 MW.
The Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm is being developed and operated by CrossWind, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco. The wind farm is located approximately 18 km off the west coast of the Netherlands, close to the town of Egmond aan Zee.
Upon completion, the capacity of the wind farm will reach an impressive 759 MW, generating at least 3.3 TWh per year, which covers the demand for more than 1 million Dutch households or equals to 2.8 percent of the Dutch electricity demand.
Last year, Cadeler scored a contract set to be executed in 2022-2023 off the Dutch coast, at the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm. This project consists of 140 of the same 11 MW Siemens-Gamesa turbines that are also due to be installed at the Hollandse Kust Noord windfarm project.
This project comes at an opportune time, as it will take place right after the completion of the Hollandse Kust Zuid project and before the replacement of the main crane on Wind Osprey. Cadeler’s CEO, Mikkel Gleerup, said, “It is very important to have our vessels constantly employed, as, needless to say, idle time means loss of revenue for Cadeler, so for us to be able to schedule this project in what looks like a sweet spot between two activities is the perfect outcome”.