International recruitment company Atlas Professionals is selected to provide the permanent roles of Troubleshooter and Service Technician for Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1 - 4 offshore wind farm Operations & Maintenance (O&M) team
October 5, Hoofddorp: The Troubleshooters and Service Technicians will be part of a dedicated service team consisting of over 30 professionals, delivering troubleshooting and daily maintenance to the HKZ wind farm, existing of 140 offshore wind turbines.
Following a recent tender process, Atlas was successfully awarded the scope for the permanent placement of Troubleshooters and Service Technicians. Having supported Vattenfall with recruitment and HR solutions for many years, this tender-win provides confirmation of the experience and expertise that Atlas holds in the offshore wind industry.
Atlas has already started the recruitment for the Troubleshooter and Service Technician positions, which will start between January 2022 and February 2023. As the transfer to the wind turbines is by Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV), Atlas is looking for professionals that live within 45 minutes of Vattenfall’s O&M base in IJmuiden.
Atlas’ Renewables Director Martine Rondeel says, “We can leverage our experience of supporting similar works to recruit and select the most suitable candidates from a wide range of technical backgrounds. We are relishing the opportunity to join Vattenfall in working towards a more sustainable future and diversifying the workforce. We are collaborating with our local teams in the region, and we are looking forward to expanding our support to Vattenfall by recruiting their offshore O&M team.”
Erik Hiensch, Director of O&M Offshore at Vattenfall says, “In Atlas Professionals, we find a trusted partner to support us with the recruitment of Troubleshooters and Service Technicians for the O&M phase of Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&4 wind farm. This will enable us to build our own team of experienced and skilled technicians who will be involved in operations and maintenance. The recruitment recently commenced to ensure that the technical team are fully embedded within the project. We hope to continue to build on our long relationship with Atlas and look forward to their continued support.”
In 2016, the Netherlands started their offshore growth programme towards reaching their target to have 4.5GW of operating offshore wind power by the end of 2023. Last July, Vattenfall started the construction phase of HKZ; a 1.5 GW, 140-turbine wind farm in the North Sea.
This site is 18 kilometres off the Dutch coast, in between The Hague and Zandvoort. The government has chosen this site due to the suitability of the seabed, the ideal weather conditions, limited depth of water and the proximity to the port of IJmuiden. Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) wind farm will be operating from its O&M base in IJmuiden, the Netherlands.