HKZ jetty handed over

The jetty that will be used to transport staff and equipment during the construction and O&M phases of the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm has been handed over to Vattenfall. The handover occurred on Thursday 10th June 2021.

Vattenfall secured the rights to the  
Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 and Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 offshore wind farms with zero subsidy bids in March 2018 and July 2019. The projects will have a combined capacity of 1.5 GW and will feature 140 SG 11.0-200 DD turbines. The first foundations will be installed from 1st January 2021, with commissioning expected in Spring 2023.  

The jetty, located next to Vattenfall’s under-construction O&M hub, has space for three Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), which will transport personnel and small equipment to the wind farm site. Each CTV space comes with a crane, which can also be used for training. Port of IJmuiden N.V., together with De Boer & De Groot Civiele Werken, developed and commissioned the jetty. Windcat Workboats is providing daily transfer of personnel and equipment from IJmuiden.

Erik Hiensch, Vattenfall's Director of O&M Offshore, commented: "The timely delivery and commissioning of the new jetty and temporary office location are some great first results of an intensive and long-term collaboration between Vattenfall and the Port of IJmuiden. We will remain active in IJmuiden for several decades for the operation and maintenance of Hollandse Kust Zuid, and we look forward to our further cooperation in the future.”

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