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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…

Van Oord prepares its Deep Dig-It trencher for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Van Oord was conducting final tests yesterday in the Alexiahaven in Maasvlakte 2 with its innovative Deep Dig-It trencher.  The trencher will be used for the connection of the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm, to be built 22 km off the coast of the province of Zuid-Holland. In 2018, TenneT awarded the Van…

Fryslân Wind Farm and partners support honey highway initiative

The initiators of Fryslân Wind Farm, its main contractor consortium Zuiderzeewind (Siemens Gamesa, Van Oord), Visser & Smit Hanab, TenneT and Rijkswaterstaat Noord Nederland (Department of Waterways and Public Works) are supporting an initiative to create a Honey Highway along the A7 highway. The Honey Highway is an initiative by Deborah Post from Schipluiden to create a…

Fugro completes UXO survey for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Fugro completed an unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk mitigation project on the cable route for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind zone. The route was confirmed clear of UXO risk meaning the final UXO clearance certificate could be handed to TenneT, responsible for the grid connection of the future wind farm. The 13-month project involved surveying…

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…

COBRAcable officially inaugurated

Earlier this week, on Monday November 4, COBRAcable, the 700 MW interconnector between the Netherlands and Denmark, was inaugurated. The event took place in two locations at the same time, in Eemshaven and the Danish city Endrup. TenneT CEO Manon van Beek and Thomas Egebo, CEO of Danish grid operator Energinet, officially launched the interconnector…

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…