We take care of you, while you take of your business. Breathe easy, Come to Den Helder.

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.

North Sea Energy Gateway

We have offshore experts in every sector


Serving the North Sea offshore industry for more than 40 years

The international port of Den Helder has been a crucially important hub for the offshore energy industry in this region for over 40 years. More than 155 exploration and production platforms are in easy reach and the nearest wind farm is just 17 nm aw…


A specialist in offshore transportation

Den Helder Airport is one of the largest heliports in Northwest Europe and one of the most renowned, sophisticated Offshore Energy Heliports in the industry. Den Helder Airport is ideally situated close to the major oil and gas fields in the Central …

Knowledge Centres

Training and educating your employees of the future

The development of the offshore energy cluster in the Port of Den Helder and the region Noord-Holland-Noord goes closely hand in hand with the presence of renowned knowledge institutes. These include Endures, TNO, Imares, Wind Turbines Materials and …

Supply chain

More than 200 leading offshore suppliers within easy reach

With more than 200 leading service companies, suppliers and main contractors to the offshore, renewables and maritime industry based in the region of the North Sea Energy Gateway, the supply chain is clearly represented. Many of these companies have …

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.

Fields of work

North Sea Energy Gateway has offshore experts in every sector

We have 40 years experience as an offshore hub and have more than 200 companies active in Oil & Gas, offshore wind, solar and tidal energy, and decommissioning.

Offshore Exploration & Production


Offshore Wind


Renewable Energy