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ABL to support Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm construction

CrossWind, the joint venture between Shell and Eneco, has appointed international energy and marine consultancy ABL Group to support the construction of the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm.

ABL’s operations in the Netherlands, working closely with the company’s offices in Aberdeen and London in the UK, has been appointed to provide Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) services for the offshore transportation and installation (T&I) of the wind turbines, with a view to putting the first turbine in the water by 2023.

The scope of work also includes MWS of T&I operations relating to the inter array cables.

“The Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm will have a big impact on the offshore wind energy market. With CrossWind and partners actively involved with R&D to identify innovation and renewable technology clustering to maximise efficiency, this is a great project to be involved in. We are excited to get started.” Jetze-Dirk Spijksma, Project Manager at ABL’s Dutch operations.

The 759MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm will be located 18.5 kilometres off the coast of the North-Holland province. It will consist of 69 wind turbines of 11MW, situated mostly over 1 kilometre from each other, and installed at around 15-28 metres water depth.

ABL Group has an extensive track-record of supporting the Dutch offshore wind market, contributing to more than ten projects with a combined capacity of more than 4GW. This includes roles as owner’s engineer, independent engineering consultant, geotechnical engineer and MWS.

ABL is part of Oslo-listed AqualisBraemar LOC ASA.