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1.5 gigawatts: Vattenfall builds world’s largest offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid

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<Energy supplier Vattenfall has made the final investment decision for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm.

An installed capacity of 1.5 gigawatts should make Hollandse Kust Zuid the world’s largest offshore wind farm to date. The power generated will be equivalent to the energy consumption of more than two million Dutch households. The Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall has been awarded the contract for construction in two subsidy-free tenders in 2018 and 2019.

<The two projects around Hollandse Kust Zuid have now been combined into one project to optimise the process. In 2023, Hollandse Kust Zuid will account for one third of the total installed offshore wind capacity in the Netherlands, which will make a significant contribution to the Dutch government’s renewable energy targets..

All around the construction of the largest offshore wind farm in the world, the Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall is working with a number of suppliers. One example is Siemens Gamesa for the turbines and parts of the installation. The Dutch Sif Group will be responsible for the construction of the foundations.

The wind farm at sea will consist of 140 turbines, each with a rated output of 11 megawatts. Operation and maintenance will be carried out from Vattenfall’s new, state-of-the-art service facility in the port of IJmuiden. The wind farm will be connected to two offshore substations operated by Dutch TSO TenneT.

<TKF, based in the Netherlands, is one of the partners for the production of innerpark cable systems. The construction of the Hollandse Zuid Kust offshore wind farm in the North Sea off the Dutch coast is scheduled to begin as early as next year.

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