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Vattenfall starts construction of Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm

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After years of careful preparation Vattenfall is proud to announce that work has commenced this week on building the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) wind farm. The company and its partners are creating a hypermodern and subsidy-free facility off the coast of IJmuiden.

The project will be overseen by a dedicated team of professionals to ensure that the wind farm operates at the highest quality level. Based in the brand-new Operations & Maintenance (O&M) hub in IJmuiden, the team is comprised of service leads, troubleshooters, service technicians and experts in warehouse, commercial, H&S and planning.

Regional approach
The farm will have a major impact on local employment, ranging from sea bottom research and the production of parts for the windmills to the installation of the turbines and maintenance once the site is completed. Vattenfall recognises the importance of ensuring the regional economy benefits from the wind farm and will be working closely with local partners in the area. At the same time, the project will make a clear contribution to a fossil-free future for the Netherlands.

Simultaneously with the start of construction, recruitment for the O&M organisation is also underway. Vattenfall is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and experienced #troubleshooters for a role that will include direct daily involvement in a fossil-free future for the Netherlands. Click here to read more about the vacancies (in Dutch).