Windcat Green CTV Fleet for Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Vattenfall has signed a contract with Windcat Workboats for the provision of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.

Windcat Workboats (Illustration)

Under the agreement, Vattenfall will be one of the first users of Windcat’s hydrogen-powered vessels, currently being developed.

The IJmuiden-headquartered vessel operator is working with CMB Technologies on the vessel development, which is expected to be completed by 2020.

The contract comes as Vattenfall selected the Port of IJmuiden as the home base for O&M activities for the 700MW project.

Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 will be the world’s first offshore wind project built without public subsidy. The project, located 22km from the coast, is expected to be commissioned in 2022.