Offshore

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…

First contracts for Hollandse Kust (noord) been announced

After it was announced yesterday evening that CrossWind, a consortium of Eneco and Shell, has won the permit for the development of a wind farm in the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind area, the first contracts have now also been announced. Siemens Gamesa will supply the turbines and Van Oord will construct the wind farm. Van…

Eneco and Shell consortium winner Hollandse Kust Noord tender

This afternoon, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy announced the result of the subsidy free tender for the Hollandse Kust Noord Wind Farm Zone Site, located 18.5 km off the west coast of the Netherlands. It has awarded the permit to CrossWind consortium, a joint venture between Shell in the Netherlands and…

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…

Bluestream bags additional contract for Gemini OWF

Bluestream received a contract to inspect above water support structures in the Gemini Offshore Wind Farm which has been operational since 2017. The contract follows an earlier contract for subsea inspection works, the company said. Bluestream’s scope of works includes a full complement of management and inspection services. It will also provide a walk-to-work vessel…

Seaway 7, Sif and Vattenfall complete Hollandse Kust Zuid mockup trial

Today, Seaway 7 announced it has successfully completed the first mockup trials for the 1,500 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm with Sif and Vattenfall. The mockup trials for Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid project allowed the three parties to gain valuable insights in the design of the HKZ foundations and inter-array cables, in…