LONDON — Waves Group has announced its involvement in the construction of Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 – 4 offshore wind farms.
Waves Group is providing marine warranty surveyor (MWS) services to the project, which has already started generating power to the Dutch electricity grid.
"As MWS, we are supporting all phases of the project including foundation installation for all locations, installation of wind turbine generators and installation of all array cables within the field," Waves Group said in its news release. "Construction is ongoing at a fast pace with over half of the foundations already installed and 40 of the wind turbine generators [WTGs], array cables are also being installed simultaneously."
The project consists of four sites with a total generating capacity of 1.5 GW made up of 140 WTGs, which is being connected to two 700-MW offshore substations operated by Dutch TSO Tennet – HKZ Alpha and HKZ Beta.
The 1.5-GW Hollandse Kust Zuid will be the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands and in the world once operational in 2023, the company said, accounting for a third of the total installed offshore wind capacity in the Netherlands. It will have a renewable electricity output equivalent to the annual consumption of more than two million Dutch households.
Waves Group has more than 12 years’ experience working within the renewable energy sector and has supplied MWS services on a number of large-scale offshore wind farm projects across the UK, Europe and Asia.