Contract 30 million power cables Wind farm Fryslân awarded to Visser & Smit Hanab

The illustration shows the route of the two power sections to be built between the Fryslân Wind farm transformer station at Breezanddijk (by the Afsluitdijk) and the connection to the Frisian high-voltage grid near Bolsward.

The Dutch contractor Visser & Smit Hanab will be installing the power cables that connect Fryslân Wind farm in the IJsselmeer with the high-voltage grid operated by the Dutch TSO TenneT. The two cable sections will be 25 km in length in total and follow a route through the Afsluitdijk and along the A7 motorway towards Bolsward.

Yesterday Anne de Groot (director) of Wind farm Fryslan and executives of Visser & Smit Hanab have signed the contract. The first section along the Afsluitdijk will be installed in 2019, while the second section crossing the province of Friesland will be installed in 2020. The total contract value is €30 million.

Wind farm Fryslân is being built in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer; with an installed capacity of at least 316 MW, the 89 wind turbines produce a significant amount of green power from 2021. This is comparable to the electricity consumption of 340,000 households.

The infield cables from the wind farm first come to shore at Wind farm Fryslân’s own transformer station at Breezanddijk on the artificial island of Breezand. From there, the two cable circuits will be installed running to Bolsward, where the energy from Fryslân Wind farm will be connected to TenneT’s Frisian high-voltage grid.