Siemens Gamesa turbines to power Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind project

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed a contract to supply turbines for the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind park in the Netherlands.

Under the contract signed with CrossWind, the company will supply 69 SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbines for the project.

The SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine features a 200-meter diameter rotor.

The contract also consists of a 15-year service and a maintenance agreement.

CrossWind is a joint venture created by Shell (79.9%) and Eneco (20.1%) for the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore project.

Construction work on Hollandse Kust Noord project is expected to start in 2023, with turbine commissioning planned to take place in the same year.

Once operational, the project is expected to generate renewable energy equal to the energy needs of 1 million Dutch households.

Shell and Eneco have already made the final investment decision for the project.

CrossWind CEO Tjalling de Bruin said: “We are looking forward to continue this partnership to deliver the offshore wind park at Hollandse Kust Noord in The Netherlands.

“With contracts in place, final investment decision taken, and turbines instated with the latest technologies, we will be able to deliver clean energy by 2023.”

Between 2015 and 2030, the Netherlands is planning to build six offshore wind zones in order to achieve carbon neutrality and combat climate change.

Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines is expected to feature at all three awarded zones when construction is completed.

In January, the company has secured a 434MW turbine supply contract for Engie’s Santo Agostinho wind farm in Brazil.