UXOcontrol secures Hollandse Kust Zuid contract

In: Windfarms
UXOcontrol has been appointed by Vattenfall as specialist contractor to complete the UXO identification campaign for its Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm.

Following geophysical UXO survey work, the identification campaign is scheduled to commence in July 2020, with the mobilisation of UXOcontrol‘s fully equipped UXO identification vessel, Geoholm,  which will conduct UXO identification works for an estimated 14 week period.

The works for Hollandse Kust Zuid, which consists of four different sites, will be executed in two campaigns. In 2020 UXO identification will be performed in site 1 and 2 and in 2021 site 3 and 4. The project is set to engage 40 of UXOcontrol’s offshore personnel, in addition to six of its onshore experts.

N-Sea CEO, Arno van Poppel commented: “The renewable energy sector is one of UXOcontrol’s key markets and we are proud to showcase our capabilities and expertise by working on a project as significant as the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm and by doing these works, to make a clear contribution to a better, safer and cleaner world”.

Den Ouden CEO, Jeroen den Ouden commented: “Our experts offer an unrivalled level of international UXO experience and we will be working closely with Vattenfall and RPS to eliminate any UXO-related risks, ensuring the safe construction and successful completion of this project.”

Vattenfall secured the rights to the
Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 and Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4, in separate zero subsidy tenders in March 2018 and July 2019 respectively. The projects are located off the coasts of the Hague and Noordwijk.

Offshore construction is scheduled to start in 2021. The projects are to be fitted with approximately 140 units of Siemens Gamesa’s Direct Drive
SG DD-193 offshore turbines, with the ability to reach a capacity of 11 MW. The projects will have a combined capacity of 1,500 MW and are expected to meet the annual electricity consumption of around two million Dutch households. Offshore construction is scheduled to start in 2021. The turbines will be installed in 2022, with the project expected to be fully operational by 2023.  

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