Grid connection

BAM Infra builds Hollandse Kust onshore transformer station

BAM Infra started the construction of the onshore transformer station in Beverwijk which will connect the Hollandse Kust (north) and (west Alpha) wind farms. Construction started on March 1, 2021 and is expected to be completed in November 2023. TSO TenneT awarded the Civil Division of BAM Infra Nederland the contract to build the transformer…

Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore connection agreement in place

TSO TenneT and Hollandse Kust (noord) developer consortium CrossWind, have signed agreements for the construction of the offshore grid connection for the offshore wind farm, The wind farm and the grid connection are scheduled to be operational in 2023. CrossWind, a consortium of Shell and Eneco, won the rights to develop the 759 MW Hollandse…

Longest Dutch onshore sustainable energy connection ready

The onshore cable connection for the 382.7 MW Fryslân Wind Farm is ready. With 55 kilometres it is the largest onshore sustainable energy connection in the Netherlands. The connection will start transporting the electricity produced by 89 wind turbines in the IJsselmeer sometime in 2021. The 110 kV onshore cable connection runs from the onshore…

Offshore Coalition to cooperate on the sustainable deployment of offshore wind energy

By signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, 18 organisations from across Europe, comprising NGOs, wind industry and transmission system operators, committed themselves to cooperate on the sustainable deployment of offshore wind, while ensuring alignment with nature protection and healthy marine ecosystems. Collaboration and long-term planning is needed for the EU to fulfil its climate…

October shows new record in wind energy production

Last month showed a record in the production of wind energy in the Netherlands. This is evident from the monthly figures of Energieopwek.nl. The record high production is caused by the addition of new wind turbines to the grid and some days with strong winds. October had a few windy days. 12 days showed an…

ENGIE and Bredenoord bring joint battery box solution to market

ENGIE and Bredenoord, developer of decentralized energy systems, will jointly market a fleet of battery boxes. The so-called Battery Box can reduce the use of fossil fuels in existing energy systems. The fleet of batteries currently consists of six Battery Boxes that can be used individually or in combination. The Battery Box is a mobile…

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…