Kraanverhuur Transport Friesland to support Windpark Fryslân construction

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Harlingen-based Kraanverhuur Transport Friesland (KTF) has been commissioned by a consortium of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Van Oord to support the storage and transhipment of concrete platforms for
Windpark Fryslân.

KTF is responsible for the storage and transhipment of the concrete external platforms, which will support the project's 89 wind turbines. An area of ​​approximately 10,000 m 2 has been made  available for this purpose on the Nesta site. The platforms are to be unloaded onto the quay by crane from the transport ship. Here KTF is ready with heavy transport equipment to store the platforms.

After a short storage period, the concrete platforms are to be loaded onto a pontoon using a 400-ton crane per six pieces. This pontoon will be shipped from Harlingen via the Lorentz locks to the project location at Breezanddijk in the IJsselmeer.

Arjan Keuzenkamp, ​​project director at Zuiderzeewind, said: “The concrete platforms for our wind turbines are produced abroad by Per Aarsleff A / S in Poland. KTF offers us the perfect location to store these concrete platforms in Fryslân.”

Anno Zuidema, general director of KTF, added: “During the business day organised by Windpark Fryslân, we first got to know this project. Due to the location of our company and the wide range of services, we were approached to temporarily store the concrete platforms. With us, the platforms are loaded onto the inland pontoons and transported to the IJsselmeer.”

“We have been active in the onshore wind energy sector for some time. This is the first offshore wind project for us. For Windpark Fryslân we offer a total logistics concept with regard to unloading, transporting and reloading the platforms. We take care of engineering, storage, heavy and vertical transport, among other things. We look forward to doing more in the offshore wind after the execution of this special project.”

Van Oord is scheduled to commence foundation installation at the 382.7 MW
Windpark Fryslân project in the Netherlands this Autumn. Located in the IJsselmeer, near Breezanddijk, it will be the world's largest wind farm to be built in an inland waterway. It will feature 89 Siemens Gamesa SWT-DD-130 turbines, each with a 4.3 MW capacity and standing at 180 metres high.

Once the project is built, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will be responsible for its maintenance and management for 16 years. With a capacity of 382.7 MW,
Windpark Fryslân will provide sufficient energy for approximately 500,000 households. Eneco has signed a 15-year PPA for the 1,500 GWh/year wind farm. In their contract, Eneco and Windpark Fryslân have agreed that large consumers of energy in the province of Fryslân will also have the option of purchasing sustainable energy from the wind farm.

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