Waves Group Wins Hollandse Kust Noord and West Alpha MWS Contracts

September 20, 2021

Waves Group is pleased to announce it has been awarded the Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) contracts for the installation of TenneT’s Hollandse Kust Noord and West Alpha export power cables. This reinforces our excellent working relationship with TenneT, with work currently ongoing on the Hollandse Kust Zuid which is set to be completed in late 2021.  Our scope of work will include the installation of Hollandse Kust Noord and Hollandse Kust West Alpha export cables, with installation works scheduled to commence in 2022.

Hollandse Kust Noord is located some 18.5 km off the coast of The Netherlands near the town of Egmond aan Zee and will consist of 69 wind turbines (hub height of 125.5m and blades spanning 97m), each with a 11 MW generating capacity totalling 759 MW when fully installed.  Once completed, the wind farm will generate enough renewable energy to supply more than 1 million Dutch households meeting the objectives of the Dutch Climate Accord and the EU’s Green Deal.

The West Alpha project is also located in the North Sea along the Dutch coast and when completed will contribute to over 40% of the Netherlands household energy needs.

The Hollandse Kust Noord and Hollandse Kust West Alpha export cable systems will consist of two 220kV AC cable systems each. These four cable systems will cover a total length of 210 km, connecting the wind farms to the onshore Dutch power grid near Beverwijk, just north of the port of Ijmuiden.

The award of these projects further adds to our global offshore project portfolio and reinforces our experience as a leading provider of MWS services within the offshore wind and subsea power cable industries.  Waves Group have successfully delivered MWS services for many major offshore wind farm and subsea power cable projects, including Triton Knoll, Horns Rev 3, Galloper, Beatrice, Seamade, Formosa 1 Phase 2, Tra Vinh, Hollandse Kust Zuid, Borselle Alpha and Beta amongst others – many of which are already in operation and supplying clean energy to households around the globe.

Waves Group has over 15 years’ experience in marine and offshore energy operations, primarily focussed within the renewable energy sector.  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.

Image: TenneT Borselle