Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) have announced that they have agreed to extend the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) turbine supply, to now also include HKZ 1 and 2 in addition to HKZ 3 and 4. This is subject to certain conditions, including Vattenfall’s final investment decision.
The HKZ wind farm zone is planned to be fitted with approximately 140 units of SGRE’s upgraded version of its Direct Drive offshore wind turbine, which can now reach 11MW. The capacity upgrade, available under certain site conditions, means that fewer turbines are needed to generate the same amount of energy. This will reduce installation, operation, and maintenance costs. It will also reduce significantly the environmental impact of installation and operation.
SGRE and Vattenfall extend Hollandse Kust Zuid turbine supply to cover the entire Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm zone, making this the largest turbine collaboration to date for Vattenfall. Vattenfall will act as launching customer to pioneer SGRE’s most powerful offshore wind turbine.