Grid connection

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…

First inter-array cable in place in Borssele 1 + 2 OWF

Nexans has laid the first submarine inter-array cable in the 752 MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm zone. The cable manufacturer received the contract for the from Ørsted in November 2018. It is part of a five-year framework agreement between the two companies. The contract includes the supply and installation of between 170 and…

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…

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…

HSM Offshore: Building the heart of an offshore wind farm

In 2002, HSM Offshore built the offshore substation for the first offshore wind farm, the Danish Horns Rev 1. Almost 17 years and several wind farm generations later, the Dutch manufacturing company is still building offshore platforms for the wind energy industry. The latest being the Borssele Alpha and Beta platforms. You won the contracts…

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…