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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 topside on its way to construction site

This morning the topside for the offshore platform Borssele Beta finally left the HSM Offshore yard in Schiedam. It is now on its way to the Borssele III & IV and V wind farm site, some 22 km off the coast of Vlissingen. As reported earlier last week, the 700 MW Offshore High Voltage Substation…

Fugro completes UXO survey for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Fugro completed an unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk mitigation project on the cable route for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind zone. The route was confirmed clear of UXO risk meaning the final UXO clearance certificate could be handed to TenneT, responsible for the grid connection of the future wind farm. The 13-month project involved surveying…

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…

Enexis Netbeheer will add 5000 MW of wind and solar to the grid

Dutch Distribution System Operator (DSO) Enexis Netbeheer is expecting to double the capacity of grid connections for wind and solar in the coming years. Currently the DSO has around 2,649 MW connected to its grid. Calculations made by the company show another 5,000 MW will likely be added over the next years. The number of…

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…

Borssele Alpha topside leaves HSM Offshore yard

Today, May 10, the topside for the Borssele Alpha offshore substation left the yard of HSM Offshore in Schiedam. It is now on its way to the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm site where it will be placed on the jacket foundation that was already installed last summer. The load out of the topside…

ABB to deliver substation Zeewolde Wind Farm

ABB Power Grids will supply the substation for the 357 MW Zeewolde Wind Farm. In addition, the company will also supply the 6.5-kilometer long cable connection between the substation and the TenneT high-voltage grid. ABB will also supply two 240 MVA transformers that will be placed near the substation and transform the 33 kV electricity…