Wind Energy – Hollandse Kust Noord
The first of 69 wind turbines has been installed at the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind park at the North Sea, developed by CrossWind.
The wind park is expected to deliver first power to the Dutch grid by summer and to be fully operational by the end of 2023.
CrossWind’s partners Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Van Oord use the offshore installation vessel Scylla to transport and install the turbines. Scylla sailed out with the first wind turbine from the Eemshaven to the offshore HKN site on Saturday April 8 and installed the turbine on its foundation on Saturday 15 April. The wind turbines have a rotor diameter of 200 meters. One turbine blade is 97 meters long, which is 17 meters longer than the wingspan of an Airbus A380.
One Siemens Gamesa 11.0-200 DD wind turbine can generate up to 11 MW. Once all 69 turbines are installed and commissioned, the Hollandse Kust Noord wind park will have a total installed capacity of 759 MW, generating at least 3.3 TWh per year. This is enough green electricity to meet 2.8% of the Netherlands’ electricity demand.