The largest offshore wind farms will be built in the coming decades off the coast of the Amsterdam metropolitan region. Offshore Wind is therefore an enormous growth market for the region. The port of Amsterdam offers wind energy companies plenty of opportunities and possibilities. From production to installation and maintenance.
For you: everything about offshore wind in North Holland
What does offshore wind mean for the economy and employment in the province?
The latest report 'The economic contribution of offshore wind in North Holland' contains all the findings!
Offshore wind in the Amsterdam region
Renewable energy is one of the essential pillars of a sustainable energy and industrial system. In order to remain an energy port in the future, Offshore wind has been an important market for the Amsterdam region for many years. In terms of installation, production and maintenance.
The Amsterdam/IJmuiden region and Port of Amsterdam are fully committed to (offshore) wind power. To facilitate the construction of wind farms, we are manufacturing and shipping various parts via the North Sea Canal Area. In a series of four interviews, you'll read everything about our views on building wind farms on the water.
WIND B.V. and TKF take wind power onshore
Every turbine in a wind farm has its own cables to transport offshore wind power ashore, and the miles and miles of cables required by the Fryslân wind farm are manufactured by TKF. WIND B.V. is in charge of logistics.
TMA Logistics & the logistics for Wind Farm Fryslân
If you want to know all about containers, cargo transhipment, intermodal transport you need look no further than TMA Logistics. And offshore wind projects are nothing new to the company either.
Wesco IJmuiden is lending a helping hand with Wind Farm Fryslân
With no fewer than 89 platforms, Wind Farm Fryslân will be supplying hundreds of thousands of households with green energy. Construction is in full swing.
Building a wind farm: power for everyone
Joris Hol is project leader at Wind Farm Fryslân. He knows, better than anybody, just how much is involved in building a wind farm. Now he’s coordinating the largest wind farm to be built in an inland waterway.
Bladen, torens, hubs: via de Amsterdamse haven zijn allerlei windturbine-onderdelen vervoerd naar de bouwlocatie van Nederlands’ grootste windpark op binnenwater: Windpark Fryslân. Het windpark – van in totaal 89 turbines – is nu helemaal klaar.
Windpark Fryslân gaat met een vermogen van ongeveer 380 MW groene stroom leveren aan ongeveer 500.000 huishoudens. De regio Amsterdam – IJmuiden heeft een grote bijdrage geleverd aan de realisatie van dit grootste windpark op binnenwater.
At the location of the former Averijhaven, Port of Amsterdam will develop a new energy port (Energiehaven) of 15 hectares from 2020.
We are doing this in collaboration with the province of North Holland, the municipality of Velsen, Tata Steel and Port of IJmuiden.
Base for the construction and maintenance of wind farms
The Energiehaven is crucial in the construction of offshore wind farms in the North Sea. The wind farms will take off in the coming years and more and more wind will be added. The location of this new area is on the North Seaside, in front of the sea locks in IJmuiden, making it the ideal base for the installation, construction and maintenance of the offshore wind farms in the North Sea.
The new energy port plays an important role in space intensification and the strengthening of the port infrastructure. The new business park offers great opportunities to anticipate on the energy transition and contributes to achieving regional and national climate goals.
Specifications of Energiehaven
- 200m offshore equipped quayside available
- 380m quayside
- 12m draught
Since the arrival of the wind farms in the North Sea, the port of Amsterdam has had experience with the installation of these farms. The Princess Amalia, Egmond aan Zee and Luchterduinen wind farms were all installed from Amsterdam. Just like the nearshore wind farm Westermeerwind.
Wind Farm Fryslân will be installed from the port of Amsterdam from november 2020. There is a wide range of terminals dealing with offshore wind logistics. As a result, there is a lot of choice and experience available in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam has the ambition to attract companies that produce components for the wind sector. To underline this ambition, plots have been reserved in the Afrikahaven and on Hoogtij. This can cover up to 40 hectares of land that can be freely laid out.
Amsterdam is the perfect location for the production companies in the offshore sector:
- The excellent logistic connections
- Wide availability of (technical) trained staff of all levels
- A huge range of suppliers in the region
Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
Operations & Maintenance (R&M) takes place from the Amsterdam region. At the moment, partner Port of IJmuiden is one of the most important Dutch hubs for the R&M activities in the North Sea. More information about Operations & Maintenance can be found on the website of Port of IJmuiden.