TenneT Seeks Partners to Develop 2GW Offshore Link

Dutch-German offshore grid operator TenneT TSO has issued a tender for two high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems, offshore, and onshore converters for the 4GW Ijmuiden Ver offshore wind zone.

TenneT will develop two 2GW offshore HVDC grid connections for integrating IJmuiden Ver wind farms into the Dutch power grid.

As 2GW offshore HVDC systems which are proven safe, reliable, delivered on time, and cost-efficient have not yet been developed, the scope of this innovation partnership procedure is 2 x 2GW HVDC systems, offshore, and onshore converters. Offshore platforms and HVDC cables are excluded from the scope, as these will be tendered separately.

Other offshore HVDC grid connections with a capacity in the range of 2GW or more of TenneT in the Netherlands and in Germany may become part of the scope.

The time limit for the receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 25 November.

The 4GW IJmuiden Ver is one of three sites identified by the Dutch Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030. The three sites have a combined capacity of 6.1GW and are expected to help the Netherlands reach the target of 11.5GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.

The wind farms at the sites are expected to be commissioned between 2024 and 2030.

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