Siemens Gamesa Contracts Muehlhan for Hollandse Kust Zuid Wind Turbine Pre-Assembly Work

Muehlhan Wind Service (MWS) has signed an EPC contract with Siemens Gamesa for mechanical and electrical pre-assembly work for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

The contract includes complete mechanical and electrical pre-assembly work for 140 Siemens Gamesa 11 MW wind turbines, including all crane and lifting operations as well as ground transportation of nacelles, blades and towers for each phase of the project.

The pre-assembly work, which will take place at the Port of Rotterdam, is scheduled to begin in January 2022.

The company has delivered pre-assembly services to Siemens Gamesa on multiple projects so far, including the Arkona offshore wind farm in Germany, SeaMade in Belgium, and Kriegers Flak in Muehlhan Wind Service’s home country of Denmark.

According to earlier information about the 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid, Siemens Gamesa started the serial production of its SG 11.0-200 DD wind turbines for the Dutch offshore wind farm this summer at its facilities in Cuxhaven, Germany.

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The offshore wind farm is currently under construction at a site located between 18 and 36 kilometres from the Dutch coast, not far from The Hague and Zandvoort.

Offshore installation works will continue through 2022 and 2023, when the wind farm is scheduled to be fully commissioned.

Hollandse Kust Zuid, being developed and owned by Vattenfall together with its partner BASF, is the first subsidy-free offshore wind project to reach this stage of development.

Photo: Source: Siemens Gamesa/Illustration