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First wind turbine installed in Hollandse Kust Zuid 300 200The first turbine of the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm was installed over the Easter weekend. The installation of the first turbines started with the loading of the turbine components from the quay on the Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The installation vessel Wind Osprey from Cadeler loaded parts for four turbines on board: four towers, four turbine nacelles and twelve turbine blades. The first installation started on April 16. The vessel will take four wind turbines on board each trip, with the goal of having all turbines installed by 2023. At the same time the second phase of the construction project has started after the winter break. In all, 140 turbines are to be installed. Now the piling of the remaining 104 foundations will commence. Seaway's vessel Strashnov will carry and install three foundations at a time while the Jumbo ship Fairplayer will place the platform on the foundation after the foundation has been installed. This summer, all foundations will be anchored to the North Sea bed. The Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm is being built by Vattenfall and is owned by Vattenfall, BASF and Allianz.
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