Grid connection

Tender Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Site V opens

The tender for the 700 MW Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Site V opened today. The ternder will run till Thursday 30 april 2020, 5 PM, to apply. Site V lies within the Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone which is located 18.5 kilometers off the west coast of the Netherlands. Since 2008, the Princess Amalia…

Borssele Beta topside on its way to construction site

This morning the topside for the offshore platform Borssele Beta finally left the HSM Offshore yard in Schiedam. It is now on its way to the Borssele III & IV and V wind farm site, some 22 km off the coast of Vlissingen. As reported earlier last week, the 700 MW Offshore High Voltage Substation…

Topside for OHVS Borssele Beta ready for transport

The topside for the offshore platform Borssele Beta is ready for transport at the HSM Offshore yard in Schiedam. TenneT reported that the platform will be leaving the yard on Sunday, 22 March 2020. The 700 MW Offshore High Voltage Substation will collect the power from the 77 MHI Vestas, type V164, 9.5 megawatt wind…

EIB supports TenneT’s HV connection for offshore wind integration

TenneT Holding B.V. and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a EUR 250 million loan agreement for the financing of the western section of TenneT’s 48 km ‘Zuidwest 380 kV’ project. The new high voltage connection should enable the integration of the electricity generated by the 1.4 GW Borssele offshore wind project in het…

First inter-array cable in place in Borssele 1 + 2 OWF

Nexans has laid the first submarine inter-array cable in the 752 MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm zone. The cable manufacturer received the contract for the from Ørsted in November 2018. It is part of a five-year framework agreement between the two companies. The contract includes the supply and installation of between 170 and…

TenneT takes over BorWin3 connection

The 900 MW BorWin3 DC offshore grid connection in the German North Sea, off the coast of Borkum, has been handed over to TenneT following a succesfull trial operation period of six weeks. A consortium of Siemens and Petrofac were awarded the project contract in 2014, which included the engineering, procurement, construction, transport and installation of…

TenneT introduces innovative tender procedure for 2 GW offshore connection

Tennet will build two 2 GW offshore grid connections in the IJmuiden Ver wind energy area, something it has never used before. To ensure this innovative requirement can be achieved, TenneT has entered into a so-called ‘innovation partnership’ with HVDC suppliers. The innovation partnership is a tendering procedure in which TenneT, as contracting authority, can start…

Borssele Alpha ready for Borssele I & II connection

With obtaining certification by DNV GL, TenneT’s Borssele Alpha offshore grid connection is now ready for operation. TenneT’s first and at the same time largest connection system for wind farms on the Dutch North Sea will be used to connect Ørsted’s 700 MW offshore wind farms Borssele I and II. The connection system was completed to schedule and…

HSM Offshore: Building the heart of an offshore wind farm

In 2002, HSM Offshore built the offshore substation for the first offshore wind farm, the Danish Horns Rev 1. Almost 17 years and several wind farm generations later, the Dutch manufacturing company is still building offshore platforms for the wind energy industry. The latest being the Borssele Alpha and Beta platforms. You won the contracts…