22 wind turbines
3560 tons steel
Project in the surf
Maasvlakte 2 contains 22 wind turbines with a total capacity of 116.7 MW. The special feature of this project is that the turbines are located on two types of sea defences: soft and hard. The soft seawall consists of dunes and beach. Twelve wind turbines are placed on this in the surf. This means they will sometimes be in the water and sometimes on land. The remaining ten wind turbines are on the hard seawall, consisting of a dike and a block dam.
Unique: monopile on land
For the realisation of the wind turbines on the hard seawall, a concrete foundation with a reinforced soil construction was chosen, placed against the body of the dike. The wind turbines on the soft sea wall have a foundation with monopiles. A proven offshore concept that Ballast Nedam has translated to the realisation of such foundations at a nearshore location. And that is a first for the wind sector, because for the first time on land, a wind turbine was founded on a monopile.
Thanks to these unique solutions, we ensured a smaller impact on the beach and less nuisance for the surrounding area. In addition, the foundations have a slender character, leaving more space for recreation around the wind turbines.
Working outside the storm season
Weather conditions play a major role in offshore projects. Maasvlakte 2 is no exception, so we planned most work outside the storm season. This meant that on the seawall, we were hampered as little as possible by strong winds, rain or the waves and tide.
Ronald grew up in an international environment: the basis of his career in integral projects. From his design and engineering background, he has grown into the project management of large, complex projects.