SSE Renewables Picks Port of Den Helder for Hollandse Kust West O&M Base

SSE Renewables has chosen the Port of Den Helder to be the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for its project(s) in the Hollandse Kust West offshore wind zone in the Netherlands, should the company win development rights in the tender.

SSE Renewables, which has now rented commercial space in the building of the former fish market, also wants to produce green hydrogen in the Port of Den Helder in order to have a stable supply for the vessels that will be deployed for wind farm maintenance, which are planned to run on hydrogen.

The developer announced its plan to bid for the 1.4 GW wind farm zone in the Netherlands at the beginning of this year.

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Earlier this month, SSE Renewables revealed that as part of its tender submission the company was working with Microsoft and Avanade to establish what could be the world’s largest digital research project of its kind to understand the impacts of the wind farm on the surrounding ecosystem.

The project will enable the companies to collect data and build a digital twin replica of the environment that will help model cause and effect in a very transparent way, according to Avanade.

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Should SSE Renewables win development rights in the Hollandse Kust West tender, the projects would be commissioned in 2025-2026, according to the company.

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Photo: Flying Focus; Source: Port of Den Helder