Van der Vlist helps farming families realise Kroningswind project
Goeree-Overflakkee in South Holland will see the components for a total of 19 wind turbines being delivered for the Kroningswind wind farm. Dutch logistics services provider Van der Vlist has been tasked with handling about 171 special transports.
With each turbine having a total of nine components, Van der Vlist will deliver components for two complete units to Goeree-Overflakkee every week. After completion, the total height of each wind turbine will be 150 metres, with a rotor diameter of 117 metres.
Van der Vlist is coordinating the complete road transport. Complexity of the project is increased due to the location of the site, limiting transport possibilities, as well as dikes that are not designed for such heavy transports. Additionally, a large number of stakeholders in the project add to the complexity.
Kroningswind wind farm
In 2011, ten farming families took the initiative to develop a wind farm on their land, the island of Goeree-Overflakkee. With 19 Vestas V117 wind turbines and a capacity of approximately 80 MW, the Kroningswind wind farm will produce, once connected, green electricity for the next 25 years.
In March 2021, SPIE, the independent European multi-technical services provider has been selected to connect the wind farm to the local power grid. Financial close for the project was reached in November 2020, with work kicking off in February 2021.
In mid-April the project reached a major milestone with the completion of the first wind turbine. “If the weather is good, one turbine will be completely built every week. Once a turbine has been built, however, it is not yet ready for use. The necessary internal work then follows, the turbine must be tested and then it can be put into operation,” a statement of the project developers reads.
The Kroningswind wind farm is expected to be completed and in operation before the end of 2022.