The installation of the last wind turbines at the Dutch 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm is nearing completion. This is reported by electrek.
At the beginning of the month, it became known that the final turbine components had been loaded onto the Wind Osprey wind farm and had arrived at the site.
Hollandse Kust Zuid is located 18-35 km from the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea. It is jointly owned by Vattenfall, BASF and Allianz.
The offshore wind farm consists of 140 Siemens Gamesa 11.0-200 DD wind turbines – the largest-ever turbines to be installed at scale. They have a rotor diameter of 200 meters and a swept area of 31,400 square meters.
Not only will Hollandse Kust Zuid become the world’s largest offshore wind farm – stealing the title from the UK’s 1.3 GW Hornsea 2 – it’s also the world’s first offshore wind farm to be built without subsidy.
Hollandse Kust Zuid will generate electricity from renewable sources equivalent to the annual consumption of 1.5 million Dutch households. It is expected that it will be put into operation this summer.