BAM Infra Nederland has started constructing the onshore transformer station in Beverwijk which will connect the Hollandse Kust (north) and the Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) wind farms to the Dutch grid.
The contract was awarded to the the Civil Division of BAM Infra Nederland by the Dutch transmission system operator TenneT.
The construction started on 1 March, with the expected delivery of the transformer station in November 2023.
The 759 MW Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm is being developed some 18.5 kilometres off Egmond aan Zee by the CrossWind consortium of Shell and Eneco.
Earlier this week, TenneT and CrossWind signed agreements for the construction of the wind farm’s offshore grid connection.
Hollandse Kust (noord) is scheduled for commissioning in 2023.
TenneT plans to commission the 700 MW Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) offshore grid connection in 2024.
Located more than 50 kilometres offshore, the 1.4 GW Hollandse Kust West offshore wind zone is expected to be put out to tender by the end of 2021.