Now that the last turbine has been installed the largest offshore wind farm in operation is finally complete in Dutch waters and following a series of tests, it will be inaugurated later this year.
“We are extremely proud to have reached this milestone,” states Ian Bremmer, Project Director at Vattenfall, developer of the project. “The installation of this last turbine is an important moment for the project, not just for us, but also for our partners and all the suppliers and contractors who helped us get here.”
Hollandse Kust Zuid is a 1.5-Gigawatt wind farm that has a total number of 139 Siemens Gamesa 11-Megawatt turbines. All turbines have been transported and installed by construction engineering company Cadeler using Wind Osprey, its wind installation vessel. Hllandse Kust Zuid is the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm. Before the wind farm’s inauguration later in 2023, all turbines must be commissioned and tested.