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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…

COBRA interconnector cable ready to transport green energy

As of delivery day 7 September, the 700 MW COBRA interconnector cable between the Netherlands and Denmark will be available for the electricity market. The subsea high-voltage direct current cable of approximately 325 kilometres is an initiative of the Dutch high-voltage grid operator TenneT and the Danish electricity and gas grid operator Energinet. The cable makes Dutch capacity…

North Sea Wind Power Hub concept feasible

North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) Consortium presented today, 9 July, the results of an assessment into the possibility and conditions required to build one or several wind power hubs in the North Sea to facilitate the large scale roll-out and integration of far offshore wind. The results show that the proposed Hub-and-Spoke concept is…

Winner Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 to be announced on July 10

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy will announce the winner of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 wind farm zone sites next Wednesday, July 10, at 6PM (CET).  Four interested parties submitted their bids in the subsidy-free tender for the two offshore wind zone sites, which closed in March of this year.…

Petrofac confirms Hollandse Kust Zuid Beta substation order

TenneT has awarded Petrofac the contract for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore grid connection Beta HVAC platform. Petrofac was already awarded the contract for HKZ platform Alpha in July 2018 and subsequent confirmation of HKZ platform Beta option. Petrofac is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of both the third (HKZ…

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…

Jacket Borssele Beta installation in progress

On May 14, Boskalis, by order of TenneT, started with the installation of the jacket for the Borssele Beta Offshore High Voltage Substation.  The jacket was built by HSM Offshore in Schiedam. The jacket weighs 2,900 metric tonnes and is 55 metre heigh. The jacket will be fixed to the seabed by 6 piles. HSM…

Heerema to install Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha substation

Heerema Marine Contractors has been awarded a contract by Petrofac for the transport and installation of TenneT’s Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Alpha substation. The company will use their latest vessel, Sleipnir. Sleipnir is a Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel and has the ability to also operate in shallow waters. During the tender preparations Heerema used its Simulation…