The first turbine of the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm, located off The Netherlands coast, was installed over the Easter weekend. The wind farm is being built by Vattenfall and is owned by Vattenfall, BASF and Allianz.

Søren Andersen, Senior Turbine Installation Package manager at Vattenfall:

“With the arrival of the Wind Osprey in the week of 12 April …  the first installation [was able to] start on 16 April. The vessel will take four wind turbines on board each trip, with the goal of having all turbines installed by 2023.

At the same time the second phase of the construction project has started after the winter break. Installation of foundations and cables continues. In all, 140 turbines are to be installed.

Now the piling of the remaining 104 foundations will commence. Seaway's vessel Strashnov will carry and install three foundations at a time while the Jumbo ship Fairplayer will place the platform on the foundation after the foundation has been installed. This summer, all foundations will be anchored to the North Sea bed.