Certex UK and Mennens team up to win Hollandse Kust Noord deal
Certex UK has teamed up with its sister firm Mennens (Amsterdam Branch) to secure a large construction contract on the Hollandse Kust Noord (HKN) wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands, which is expected to last until September 2023.
Certex UK will help Siemens Gamesa with turbine compliance services such as statutory commissioning inspections of pressure systems, turbine-mounted safety equipment, cranes, service lifts, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
HKN CrossWind, a Shell and Eneco joint venture, is located around 11.5 miles off the west coast of the Netherlands near Egmond aan Zee. CrossWind expects HKN to be operational in 2023, with a capacity of 759 MW and an annual output of at least 3.3 TWh. CrossWind will erect 69 wind turbines, each with an 11 MW capacity, the majority of which will be located more than 1km apart.
The Dutch government initially concluded that HKN could have up to 100 wind turbines with a maximum tip height of 251 meters above sea level and a minimum capacity of 6 megawatts. Larger turbines necessitate fewer installations. This improves wind farm efficiency while lowering costs and environmental impact.
Given the project’s geographic scope, Certex UK will collaborate with sister company Mennens, which is also part of the Lifting Solutions Group, one of six divisions of Axel Johnson International.
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