HSM Offshore has loaded out the Borssele Beta offshore substation topside at its yard in Schiedam, the Netherlands.
The 700MW Borssele Beta high voltage substation will connect the 731.5MW Borssele 3 & 4 wind farm to the Dutch grid.
The substation’s jacket foundation, also built by HSM Offshore, was installed at the site off Zeeland in May 2019.
The Borssele Beta and the Borssele Alpha, also built by HSM Offshore, are the first large-scale grid connections to be constructed for TenneT under the National Energy Agreement for offshore wind farms in the Netherlands.
The offshore construction on the Borssele 3 & 4 wind farm started in October 2019. Located 22 kilometres off the coast, the wind farm will feature 77 MHI Vestas V164 9.5MW turbines installed on monopile foundations and scheduled to be commissioned in 2021.
The project is being developed by the Blauwwind consortium comprising Partners Group (45%), Shell (20%), DGE (15%), Eneco Group (10%) and Van Oord (10%).