Tag Archive for grid connection

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…

Enexis Netbeheer will add 5000 MW of wind and solar to the grid

Dutch Distribution System Operator (DSO) Enexis Netbeheer is expecting to double the capacity of grid connections for wind and solar in the coming years. Currently the DSO has around 2,649 MW connected to its grid. Calculations made by the company show another 5,000 MW will likely be added over the next years. The number of…

TenneT issues new Green Bond of 1.25 billion Euro

TenneT Holding B.V. announced yesterday, 20 May, that it has issued a new Green Bond with a value of 1.25 billion Euro. The issue of Green Bond is split in two tranches. A first of 500 million Euro with a term of 11 years and coupon of 0.875% and a second of 750 million Euro…

Borssele Alpha topside leaves HSM Offshore yard

Today, May 10, the topside for the Borssele Alpha offshore substation left the yard of HSM Offshore in Schiedam. It is now on its way to the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm site where it will be placed on the jacket foundation that was already installed last summer. The load out of the topside…

ABB to deliver substation Zeewolde Wind Farm

ABB Power Grids will supply the substation for the 357 MW Zeewolde Wind Farm. In addition, the company will also supply the 6.5-kilometer long cable connection between the substation and the TenneT high-voltage grid. ABB will also supply two 240 MVA transformers that will be placed near the substation and transform the 33 kV electricity…

TenneT to deploy 2 GW DC connections at IJmuiden Ver

TenneT will be responsible for connecting 6.GW of new offshore wind between 2024 and 2030. This brings the total to 9.6 GW. Of this, 5,6 GW is linked using alternating current and 4 GW with 2GW direct current connections. TenneT will use its standardised 700 MW offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust (west) and…

Windpark Zeewolde to build its own connection to high-voltage network

Windpark Zeewolde (WPZ) will build its own connection to the high-voltage network. It has signed a contract with ABB for this purpose. The construction activities for the transformer substation will start this autumn. The wind farm is expected to start producing electricity in autumn 2020. The construction of the transformer substation station will start before…

Lex Hartman steps down from TenneT Board

As per 1 January, 2019, Lex Hartman will step down from the Executive Board of TenneT Holding B.V. At the same time, he will relinquish his responsibilities as statutory director of TenneT TSO B.V. and TenneT TSO GmbH. Lex started his career at TenneT in 1999. During his long tenure, he held various positions. Since…

TenneT awards cable contract for Hollandse Kust (Zuid) Alpha

Offshore grid operator TenneT has awarded a consortium of Dutch marine contractor Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects and Greek cable manufacturer Hellenic Cables the assignment to supply and install sea and land cables for the 700 MW Hollandse Kust (Zuid) Alpha project, located 22 km off the coast of the Province of South Holland. Dutch…