Van Oord scores Balance of Plant scope for HKN

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Following the announcement that CrossWind - a joint venture between Shell and Eneco - received the permit for the Hollandse Kust Noord (HKN) offshore wind farm, Van Oord has been contracted for the Balance of Plant scope.

As Balance of Plant contractor, Van Oord’s activities encompass the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter array cables and transportation and installation of the wind turbines. Van Oord will deploy its offshore installation vessels
Aeolus, MPI Adventure and MPI Resolution and cable-laying vessel Nexus to support the project.

The consortium plans to have the 759 MW HKN project operational in 2023 which is expected to be capable of generating at least 3.3 TWh per year. This is enough renewable power to supply more than 1 million Dutch households with green electricity. The wind farm will be located 18.5 kilometres off the coast of the Netherlands, near the town of Egmond aan Zee.

"We are looking forward to working with our partner Van Oord to deliver the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (noord) in the Netherlands. With signed contracts in place and the Final Investment Decision taken, work can start in order to deliver clean energy by 2023,"
said Tjalling de Bruin, Project Director CrossWind.

Arnoud Kuis, Managing Director Van Oord Offshore Wind, said: "We are very proud to be working together with Shell and Eneco as the Balance of Plant contractor for Hollandse Kust (noord). We can combine all our in-house knowledge and expertise for the construction of this offshore wind farm. Being part of this innovative project, Van Oord is again at the forefront of projects that contribute to the transition to renewable energy in the Netherlands."

Ruben Dijkstra, Director Offshore Wind Eneco, added: "We are very happy to have Van Oord as a partner for the development of the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm. Van Oord has had a successful track record for many years in a number of our offshore wind farms. They are a trusted partner, offering high-end technical solutions and on time delivery. We are looking forward to the start of the construction together with Van Oord."

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