The Netherlands – The Buss Terminal in Eemshaven has been chosen as the wind turbine pre-assembly and installation port for the Dutch Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm.
Eemshaven Bus Terminal is located on the north coast of the Netherlands, near to several offshore wind farms in the North Sea. The terminal has approximately 250,000 m2 of storage space, a 694 m long quay, and a surface load capacity of up to 35 tons/m2. From October 2022, about 210,000 square meters of the 250,000 square meters heavy freight terminal will be used for the project.
Hollandse Kust Noord is located roughly 18.5 kilometres off the coast of North Holland. The CrossWind consortium of Shell and Eneco will build and operate the Hollande Kust Noord offshore wind project, which will comprise 69 Siemens Gamesa 11MW turbines. The group expects the offshore wind farm to be operational in 2023, when it will generate at least 3.3 TWh per year.