The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a EUR 500 million financing for the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind project in the Netherlands. At the beginning of the year, Ørsted applied for a loan with the EIB which will finance the construction and the operation of the 752 MW wind farm. The estimated value […]
DNV GL has been contracted by Transmission System Operator TenneT to deliver the complete project certification for two offshore substations (OSS) for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea.
DEME’s jack-up Sea Challenger is en route to the Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea loaded with the first batch of wind turbine components. As reported earlier, Sea Challenger loaded the turbine components at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. Owned and developed by Ørsted, the 752 MW Borssele 1 […]
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Dutch transmission systems operator TenneT has awarded a consortium of VBMS and NKT Cables with a contract to supply and install two export cables that will connect the Borssele I & II offshore wind farms to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands. The contract value of VBMS’ share is approximately EUR 70 million. Separately, the option has […]
Sea Challenger has left the port of Esbjerg with one of the last batches of turbines for the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm. DEME’s vessel is working in tandem with its sister vessel Sea Installer on the installation of 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines at the site in the Dutch part of […]
DEME Group’s installation vessel Sea Challenger has started loading the first wind turbine components for the Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. Located some 23 kilometres off the coast of Zeeland in the Netherlands, the 752 MW Borssele 1 + 2 wind farm will feature 94 Siemens […]
Ørsted plans to officially commission the 752 MW Borssele 1 and 2 wind farm in the Dutch North Sea on 5 October, barring any negative effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. The wind farm comprises 94 Siemens Gamesa’s wind turbines, over two-thirds of which have now been installed at the site located 22 kilometres off the […]
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 […]
The Borssele Beta offshore substation topside has been installed at the project site in the Dutch North Sea. The topside sailed out from HSM Offshore’s yard in Schiedam at the end of March to the site but was awaiting favorable weather conditions to be installed. Borssele Beta will connect the 731.5 MW Borssele III and […]
Transmission system operator (TSO) Tennet has developed a procurement strategy aiming to involve all future suppliers in connecting future Dutch offshore wind farms to the grid. Under the document, the companies will be able to qualify to take part in future tenders for five wind connection projects offshore Dutch coast. The strategy is based upon […]
The Borssele Beta offshore substation topside has sailed out from HSM Offshore’s yard in Schiedam to the installation site in the Dutch North Sea, TenneT said. The 700MW offshore grid connection is scheduled to be operational on September 1, the Dutch transmission system operator said. Borssele Beta will connect the 731.5MW Borssele III and IV […]
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The Borssele Beta offshore substation topside will sail out from HSM Offshore’s yard in Schiedam to the installation site in the Dutch North Sea on 22 March, TenneT said. The 700MW offshore grid connection is scheduled to be operational on September 1. From then on, the 731.5MW Borssele III and IV wind farm that is […]
TenneT has signed framework agreements for the future supply of Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) with Alstom Grid Netherlands, and the supply of power transformers with CG Power Systems Belgium, for the Dutch offshore power grid. This equipment will form the ‘heart’ of five offshore platforms that will transmit the power from five new wind locations to […]
HSM Offshore has selected Iv-Oil & Gas to provide the design, engineering and procurement support as part of the Schiedam-based company’s contract to construct the offshore transformer station for the 700MW Borssele Alpha, with an option for the 700MW Borssele Beta project. Earlier this week, TenneT TSO B.V. awarded HSM Offshore with the contract for the construction of offshore […]
TenneT has signed framework agreements with Royal Smit Transformers and Siemens for the delivery of components for the Dutch offshore grid in the North Sea. Under the contracts, Royal Smit Transformers will supply reactive current compensation coils for the transformer station on land and Siemens will deliver reactive current compensation coils for the offshore transformer station as well […]
In October, Australian company Gap Explosive Ordnance Detection (EOD) will deliver a new system for detection of unexploded ordnance (UXO) to Boskalis, recently contracted together with Fugro to survey and identify UXO along the cable routes for the planned grid connection between TenneT’s two offshore platforms and its high-voltage substation onshore.
Ørsted is set to officially open the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm today (6 September), after postponing the project’s inauguration a number of times due to COVID-19. The developer of the 752 MW offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, which has been operational since the fourth quarter of 2020, will also celebrate the […]
TenneT has launched a qualification process for candidates interested in tendering for the delivery of offshore platforms that will connect wind farms at Hollandse Kust Zuid and Hollandse Kust Noord offshore areas to the Dutch grid on the mainland.
Ørsted’s first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, Borssele 1 & 2, has been fully commissioned. Located 22 kilometres off the coast of the province of Zeeland, the 752 MW project has now become the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands and the second largest operating offshore wind farm in the world, providing enough […]
The jacket foundation for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore substation has been installed off the northern coast of the Netherlands, TenneT said. The topside for this 700 MW offshore substation is scheduled to be installed in May 2022, the transmission system operator said. After departing from the port of Vlissingen, the jacket arrived at its […]
CrossWind, a consortium of Shell and Eneco, has signed agreements with TenneT for the construction of the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm. Located in the Dutch North Sea some some 18.5 kilometres off Egmond aan Zee, the 759 MW Hollandse Kust (noord) and its grid connection are scheduled to be […]
TenneT will raise its investment in renewable energy connections to EUR 4 to 5 billion per year, the transmission system operator (TSO) said in a press release from 31 July, also reporting a 30% increase in its investment agenda in the first half of 2020. The TSO, operating in Germany and the Netherlands, said it […]