Cadeler scores Hollandse Kust Noord contract

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 12/10/2021 Cadeler A/S

Cadeler A/S has been chosen as partner by the Dutch marine contractor Van Oord to assist with the installation of the
Hollandse Kust Noord Wind Farm Site.

Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm is expected to be operational by 2023, with an installed capacity of 759 MW, generating at least 3.3 TWh per year. The wind farm will be located 18.5 km off the Dutch coast, near the town of Egmond aan Zee. Is it being developed subsidy-free by the CrossWind consortium, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco. It will consist of 60 Siemens Gamesa SG 11.0-200 DD turbines.

Last year, Cadeler announced another 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 wind farm project.

“We are pleased to have secured Cadeler’s assistance on the execution of the Hollandse Kust Noord Offshore windfarm project. Their expertise within the turbine installation field in general and with the specifics of this project in particular will be valuable for a successful execution. We have collaborated with Cadeler in the past and we are confident that they will be able to meet our demands and execute the project in a safe and timely manner”
said Arnoud Kuis, Managing Director, Van Oord Offshore Wind.

Cadeler’s CEO, Mikkel Gleerup, added: “The fact that Van Oord has once again chosen to partner with Cadeler shows a high level of trust in our abilities and recognizes the deep competences gathered from almost a decade of similar complicated projects, many of them off the coast of The Netherlands. We will bring all this to Hollandse Kust Noord, thereby enabling Van Oord and CrossWind to successfully complete this exciting project safely and in time“.

This new contract will follow the completion of the Hollandse Kust Zuid project and precedes the replacement of the main crane on
Wind Osprey.
Gleerup added: “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. We are therefore very pleased to be able to offer the services of Wind Osprey to assist Van Oord with this project, right before the vessel is scheduled to replace the main crane, so the timing is perfect for both our customer and us”.