The wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord
CrossWind, a joint-venture between Shell and Eneco, develops and will operate the Hollandse Kust Noord subsidy-free offshore wind project.
Hollandse Kust Noord is located 18.5 kilometers off the west coast of the Netherlands near the town of Egmond aan Zee.
CrossWind plans to have Hollandse Kust Noord operational in 2023 with an installed capacity of 759 MW, generating at least 3.3 TWh per year.
An intelligent wind farm
The wind doesn’t always blow consistently. So how can a wind farm provide electricity when there is little wind? CrossWind and its partners are exploring five different innovations designed to address these challenges. Through these innovations, an offshore wind farm could be capable of providing more constant electricity regardless of the wind conditions.
Intelligent wind turbines
CrossWind and its partners are exploring a range of technologes that can help wind turbines in a range of conditions. Using real-time data, intelligent wind turbines can respond to changing conditions within seconds and help keep stability across the energy grid.
Addressing the wake effect
The wake effect describes how wind can slow after hitting a turbine, affecting those situated further afield. CrossWind is looking at ways of using real-time data to reduce this across the entire wind farm.
Floating solar energy
What about times when there is simply not enough wind to turn a turbine? CrossWind and its partners are experimenting with floating solar panels that could sit alongside the wind turbines and help deliver more consistent energy.
How can you store excess energy in times of low demand to supply it in times when demand is high? CrossWind and its partners are exploring energy storage solutions of batteries and even a hydrogen plant on location that produces and stores hydrogen and is able to convert the hydrogen electricity when needed.
Research & integration
CrossWind is looking at opportunities to integrate these innovations within the wind farm. We have commissioned further research to assess its feasibility. Our aim is to help the world to build intelligent wind farms that can align. Supply it with the demand of renewable energy and to further power the transition into a lower carbon future.
Frequently Asked Questions
The arrival of the wind farm will affect the habitat of birds, bats, fish and marine mammals. That is why we adhere to the HKN Permit requirements and the Wind Farm Site Decree. We apply measures for birds and bats to limit any adverse effects, such as shutting down the wind turbines under certain circumstances. In order not to unnecessarily disturb fish and marine mammals, we adhere to a maximum noise level while pile driving the foundations of the wind turbines.
Final monopile installed at Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm
The final monopile for CrossWind’s Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm was successfully installed by Van Oord this week, bringing the total to 70. The offshore wind farm is located 18.5 kilometres off the coast of the Netherlands, near the seaside resort of Egmond aan Zee. Once finished it will have a total installed capacity of 759 MW, generating at least 3.3 TWh per year.
TU Delft wants to know which way the wind blows
Algemeen Dagblad, Saturday 14 January 2023
Professor Jan-Willem van Wingerden is conducting research into the optimum energy output of wind farms using a unique wind tunnel in TU Delft’s new Wind AI Lab. “The research will help us understand more about wind dynamics”, says the professor.
Archive - Newsletter - January 2023
"A big thank you for your continuous support!"
The fabrication and construction of offshore wind park Hollandse Kust Noord is in full swing. In October we installed the first monopile, in November Van Oord's installation vessel MPI Resolution sailed-out with the first load of secondary steel that will form the main access platforms of the wind turbines.