“Coming 10-15 Years Offshore Wind Will Be Booming”Key figures power production The Netherlands
Average power consumption: 13 GW
Total power capacity: 29 GW
Size coming generation turbines: 8 MW nameplate power
North offshore capacity factor: 50% nameplate power
In other words: the Netherlands needs to install 13 GW / 8 MW / 0.50 = 3250 offshore 8 MW wind towers.
Modern jack-up vessels like the Aeolus (see video below) can install a single wind tower per 24h.
In other words, the energy transition of the Netherlands can in theory be accomplished within 10 years with a single jack-up ship. Dutch companies have several of these ships operational.
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