Grid connection

Tampnet to supply 4G/LTE coverage for Gemini OWF

Norwegian communication network operator Tampnet has been awarded a contract to supply 4G/LTE coverage for the 600 MW Gemini Offshore Wind Farm and the Service Operation Vessel (SOV) and Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) working in the wind farm area. Tampnet operates an offshore high capacity communication network in the North Sea and the Gulf of…

TenneT and Van Oord start research into biodiversity improvement at cable intersections in the North Sea

TenneT will conduct research in collaboration with Van Oord to improve biodiversity at cable intersections in the North Sea. In a pilot project, different types of stone are deposited at cable crossings at twelve locations to investigate which application stimulates biodiversity. The offshore connection for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm is the first area…

National Grid and TenneT start feasibility study into new interconnectors

National Grid Ventures, the commercial development arm of National Grid plc, and Dutch Transmission System Operator TenneT announced today they will look into the possibilities to connect Dutch and British wind offshore farms to the energy systems of both countries via subsea electricity cables called interconnectors. The development would be the first of its kind…

Sleipnir starts Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha jacket installation

Heerema’s crane vessel Sleipnir started this weekend with the installation of the jacket foundation for TenneT’s 700 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore station. The jacket arrived in the Netherlands on 17 August and waited off Scheveningen beach for pick up by the Sleipnir. The 6-legged jacket foundation was built at the Eversendai Offshore yard…

Borssele III & IV delivers first electricity into the Dutch grid

This morning, 7 August 2020, the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm delivered the first electricity to the Dutch grid. In total, 77 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines are being installed in the wind farm. 36 of the 77 turbines are currently installed. Borssele III & IV is located approximately 22 km off the…

TenneT is scaling up investment in renewable energy connections

TenneT released its half year report at the end of last week. Beside showing a solid first half year of 2020, the grid operator also announced in a press release its intention to scale up its investment volume in renewable energy connections to 4 to 5 billion Euro annually within the next few years. TenneT…

Borssele Beta high-voltage ready for Borssele III, IV and V

The wind turbines in Borssele III & IV and V can be connected to TenneT’s high voltage grid one month earlier than planned. The grid operator announced today that the 700 MW connection, Borssele Beta, is ready. TenneT has received the “Grid Readiness” certification from DNV GL. This means that this offshore grid connection complies…