Construction on Dutch offshore wind farm enters final stretch

Around three-quarters of wind turbines have been installed at the 731.5 MW Borssele III and IV wind farm off the Netherlands, MHI Vestas said.

MHI Vestas
Construction on Dutch Offshore Wind Farm Enters Final Stretch
Source: MHI Vestas

The first of the wind farm’s 77 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines was installed at the site some 55 kilometres off Vlissingen at the end of May.

Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus is loading the units at the port of Vlissingen and installing them at the 146-square-kilometre site.

The wind farm is expected to be completed this year and fully commissioned in 2021.

The Borssele III and IV wind farm is owned and developed by the Blauwwind consortium.

The consortium comprises Partners Group (45%), Shell (20%), DGE (15%), Eneco Group (10%), and Van Oord (10%), with the latter also being the Balance of Plant (BoP) contractor.