TenneT Picks RPS Energy for UXO Consultancy Services
TenneT has awarded RPS Energy Ltd with a contract to provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) consultancy services covering zones in the Dutch North Sea identified in the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030.
The tender covers six offshore wind zones, the 700MW Hollandse Kust Noord, the 700MW Hollandse Kust (west) Alpha, the 700MW Hollandse Kust (west) Beta, the 700MW Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden, the 2GW IJmuiden Ver Alpha, and the 2GW IJmuiden Ver Beta.
As the designated offshore grid operator for the future wind farms, TenneT is responsible for the engineering, procurement, installation, construction, and operation of the connections between the offshore wind farms, through converter platforms, to the onshore network.
The Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030 sets out plans for the development of additional 7GW of offshore wind capacity in the Dutch North Sea between 2024 and 2030.
The tenders for the new wind farm zones will be opened from 2021 onward, starting with the Holland Kust (west) zones.