Siemens Gamesa signs deal with CrossWind for Hollandse Kust Noord wind park

Siemens Gamesa SG 11.0-200 DD prototype in Osterild, Denmark

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and CrossWind have executed the contract to deliver the turbines for the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind park.

Siemens Gamesa said it includes the supply of 69 SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbines and a 15-year service and a maintenance agreement.

The Hollandse Kust Noord project is the third project of the Dutch national offshore wind roadmap based on subsidy-free tenders.

As the first project for Siemens Gamesa with joint venture partner Shell, and the second offshore project with joint venture partner Eneco, the companies are keen to join forces and create a broader renewable-energy future. CrossWind’s parent companies Shell and Eneco have already taken the Final Investment Decision.

CrossWind is a joint venture between Shell (79.9 percent) and Eneco (20.1 percent), specially created for this offshore wind project. Construction work on Hollandse Kust Noord is expected to commence in 2023 with turbine commissioning planned to be completed the same year.

The offshore wind power plant will be able to generate renewable energy equal to the energy needs of 1 million Dutch households.

“As our first project with Shell and our second offshore project with Eneco, we’re extremely excited to grow our partnership with both companies through Hollandse Kust Noord,” says Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.

Tjalling de Bruin, CEO of CrossWind, said: “With contracts in place, final investment decision taken, and turbines instated with the latest technologies, we will be able to deliver clean energy by 2023.”

Netherlands is planning to build six offshore wind zones between 2015 and 2030 on the path to achieve carbon neutrality and combat climate change. Of these zones, Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines will be installed at all three awarded zones when construction is completed: exclusively at Hollandse Kust Zuid and Hollandse Kust Noord and co-installed at Borssele.

The Dutch national government is aiming for a minimum of 55 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 compared to 1990. Netherlands also wants to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions from the energy supply by 2050.