Fields of work

North Sea Energy Gateway has offshore experts in every sector

Offshore Exploration & Production

North Sea Energy Gateway is the offshore service and logistic centre of the Central & Southern North Sea in The Netherlands. Den Helder has been an established hub for the Oil & Gas industry for 40 years. 99% of all platforms in this part of the North Sea are serviced through Den Helder. Not only does Den Helder have the port and airport with the shortest sailing and flying times to the largest number of platforms, North Sea Energy Gateway is also at the heart of an extensive supply chain network.

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Offshore Wind

Den Helder is centrally located for the offshore wind industry, providing an ideal Operations & Maintenance base. The supply chain in Den Helder is already a valued partner for operations, maintenance and logistics for the wind parks in the Netherlands.

North Sea Energy Gateway’s strategic location, which provides the shortest sailing and flying times, can play a major role in reducing supply chain costs, ultimately leading to a reduction in the cost of wind energy.

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Renewable Energy

North Sea Energy Gateway is at the very heart of the renewable energy industry. The region has a strong focus on the energy transition and the sectors that are going to be able to achieve it, including offshore wind, tidal energy, gas storage, geothermal and solar parks.

Den Helder is particularly well known for being at the forefront of the tidal energy sector. Not only that, ECN is here and wind turbine testing facilities are nearby. Everything needed to develop a successful renewables business is at hand.

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Many Oil & Gas facilities are nearing the end of their lifetime or are no longer economically viable. Den Helder has been an established hub for the industry for 40 years and has a vast network of more than 200 supply companies, including specialists in Plug & Abandonment services.

North Sea Energy Gateway’s suppliers can take care of the whole process - from preparation through to removal, transport, disposal and responsible recycling - resulting in a seamless and cost efficient decommissioning process.

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Geographical position

Our geographical position is the primary gateway to the North Sea

Den Helder has been recognised as a sheltered haven since Napoleon times. In the last 40 years it has grown to become an important offshore hub for the Central and Southern North Sea.

Additionally, with the close proximity of the port and airport, Den Helder offers many advantages:

  • Fastest sailing & flying times to 155 production platforms and wind farms (including future planned wind parks).
  • Direct deepsea access.
  • No locks.
  • No tidal restrictions.
  • Just over an hour from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (the main international airport in the Netherlands) on the train and by car.
  • Offshore workers can fly in from Aberdeen or Esbjerg, arrive in Amsterdam and be at the quayside or the heliport in just 1.5 hours.
  • Direct charters into Den Helder Airport from the main offshore centres.
  • 30 to 35 flights a day to around 155 production platforms.


When accessibility, business and knowledge come together. The winning combination.

Our service infrastructure is a powerful tool. The close proximity of the port, the local airport and helicopter hub, and more than 200 leading service companies, suppliers and main contractors to the offshore, renewables and maritime industry, as well as renowned knowledge institutes and higher educational facilities, enable us to offer an unrivalled combination.

This strong collaboration provides an all-encompassing offshore hub. Everything needed to thrive is close by for both new maritime and offshore companies and for those flourishing businesses that want to expand. We have the know-how and structure in place to deliver tailor-made offshore services. This strong collaborative approach helps your business save time and money.

  • A port, airport, extensive supply chain and respected knowledge centres on the doorstep.
  • An unrivalled offshore and renewables hub.
  • Unique collaboration results in time and cost efficiencies.