Grid connection

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…

Cables for Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha connection arrived

On July 19 July, a shipment of 8,000 tonnes of of high voltage cable arrived in the port of Rotterdam. The cable will connect the 700 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore platform to the onshore grid. A consortium of Van Oord and Hellenic Cables from Greece was contracted by TenneT in September 2018 to…

TenneT positive towards minority stak German State

Grid operator TenneT supports the possibility of a minority stake of the German State to meet its capital requirement. Exclusive talks and negotiations between the involved parties will take place in the coming months to work out the details in order to aim at an outline agreement before the end of the year. The Dutch…

Vattenfall confirms inter array cable system contracts for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall announced today it has signed final contracts with cable specialists Prysmian Powerlink S.r.l. (Prysmian) and B.V. Twentsche Kabelfabriek (TKF) for the manufacturing and supply of the inter-array cable systems for its Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm zone. Hollandse Kust Zuid, located approximately 18 km off the coast between The Hague and Zandvoort, will consist…