LUXEMBOURG– Vattenfall has selected Seaway 7 as one of its partners for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1 & 2 wind farm offshore the Netherlands.
Seaway 7’s envisaged scope of work includes the transport and installation of 76 monopile foundations and the laying of the inter-array cables. The project will be led from the company’s main office in the Netherlands.
The HKZ 1 & 2 wind farm is being developed by Vattenfall as the first subsidy-free wind farm in the Netherlands and is located about 30 km (19 mi) from the coast in the North Sea. Once fully operational, it will be capable of supplying 760 MW.
In addition, Seaway 7 has been chosen as one of Vattenfall’s partners for the ongoing tender for the HKZ 3 & 4 offshore wind farm. This would add 76 monopiles and associated array cables to the program of work, if this development is awarded to Vattenfall by the Dutch government.
The integrated offshore installation activities for both wind farm projects are planned to be executed in 2022 using Seaway 7’s heavy-lift and cable lay vessels, subject to the award of HKZ 3 & 4 to Vattenfall and pending the company’s final investment decision.