Beginning of a sustainable future

Ørsted’s maintenance base for Borssele

This new, sustainable maintenance base in Vlissingen is to be Ørsted's first branch in the Netherlands. It will serve as the Danish firm’s land-based location during the construction and maintenance of the Borssele 1+2 wind farm situated 22 km out at sea.

Project properties

Project name
Ørsted’s maintenance base for Borssele
Location
Westerhavenweg, Vlissingen
Client
Ørsted
Category
Petrochemicals
Offices
Surface
2,100 m²
Architect
Witteveen + Bos
Engineering
Witteveen + Bos
Type of contract
Traditioneel (Fidic Yellow Book)
Sustainability
Energie Neutraal
Period
11/2018 - mid 2019

Challenging location

At the site in the outer harbour of Vlissingen, we are building an office with accompanying storage facilities from where four boats will sail to the wind farm every day during its construction and maintenance. The groundwork and hydraulic engineering at the site is a challenge because of the adjacent Vlissingen railway station. The train tracks lie within five metres of the building site. Moreover, a busy traffic intersection towards the Vlissingen outer harbour lies on the other side of the site. 

Energy neutral

Ørsted takes care of sustainable energy both offshore and onshore as it is not only the wind farm that will generate renewable energy: the maintenance building will produce more energy than it consumes by means of advanced techniques which include solar panels. 

 

“We have been able to contract a very experienced party in Cordeel to build our maintenance site”. 

Klaasjaap Buijs Ørsted construction project manager