Waves Group, leading offshore marine and engineering consultancy company, is pleased to announce it has been awarded the Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) contract on one of the world’s largest energy output offshore wind farm, Hollandse Kust Zuid.  The project consists of 4 sites with a total generating capacity of 1.5GW.

The wind farm will have 140 wind turbine generators which will be connected to two 700MW offshore substations operated by Dutch TSO Tennet – HKZ Alpha and HKZ Beta.  When completed, it will offer a huge contribution to the reduction of the EU’s carbon footprint and a major contribution to the Dutch Government’s renewable energy targets. The project will also provide one third of the total installed offshore wind capacity in the Netherlands.

Date Posted: 28th October

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We are providing MWS services for all phases of the project which includes, the installation of foundations, turbines, and array cables. We have already installed the Alpha export cables and transformer station jacket as part of the TenneT scope of work and will be working on Beta cables and transformer stations next year. The contract commenced in Q2 2020 and will continue through the WTG installation phase to Q2 2023.

Hollandse Kust Zuid is located between 18-36 km off the Dutch west coast within the North Sea. All operation and maintenance activities for the wind farm will be carried out from Vattenfall’s new service facility in the port of IJmuiden and in accordance with government regulations and conditions, the sea space between the turbines will be open for passage and co-use.

Waves Group has over 15 years’ experience in marine and offshore energy operations and 10 years’ working within the renewable energy sector.  We have supplied MWS services on several large-scale offshore wind farm projects across the UK, Europe and Asia such as, Triton Knoll, Horns Rev 3, Galloper, Beatrice, Seamade, Formosa 1 Phase 2, among others. This contract win further reinforces us as a leading offshore marine consultancy within the offshore wind industry.

We have a dedicated team of naval architects, master mariners, marine, civil, and structural engineers who have the technical expertise which enables us to offer a one-stop shop service to our clients from early consultation to construction.  We combine our operational and practical experience to deliver costs savings, minimise risk and offer innovative solutions.

For further information about our marine warranty and consultancy services please email [email protected], or contact us on our 24 hours emergency response number +44 (0) 20 7083 7266.