Breaking: Belgian Consortium to Build Dutch Offshore Substations

TenneT has selected the consortium of ENGIE Fabricom and Iemants to design, engineer, produce, deliver, transport, and install a 700 MW offshore substation for the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm.

The contract also includes the options for identical work on the Hollandse Kust West Alpha and Hollandse Kust West Beta offshore substations.

The Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm will comprise two zones with a combined capacity of between 693 MW and 760 MW.

The zero-subsidy tender round for the rights to build and operate the wind farm closed on 30 April.

The round attracted several bids, including those by Ørsted and a joint bid by Shell and Eneco.

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) plans to announce the winner of the tender by the end of July at the latest. The wind farm is expected to be operational by 2023.

The 700 MW Hollandse Kust West Alpha substation is scheduled for commissioning in 2024, and the 700 MW Hollandse Kust West Beta substation in 2025.

Photo: TenneT/Illustration