BAM Infra Nederland scores transformer contract with TenneT

In: Windfarms

TenneT has awarded BAM Infra Nederland a contract to build an onshore transformer station for the
Hollandse Kust Noord and West Alpha wind farms. Construction started on 1st March 2021 and the company is expected to deliver the transformer station in November 2023.

The electricity that comes ashore from the offshore wind farms is brought to the correct voltage in a transformer station so that it can be fed into the national high-voltage grid.  By the end of 2023, the Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm is expected to supply the first electricity.

Evert de Bie, project manager at BAM Infra Nederland, said: "We are working in a construction team together with TenneT on the design of the transformer station at an early stage. Together we built the Hollandse Kust (zuid) transformer station on the Maasvlakte in 2019/2020. We use this experience and knowledge in the design and construction of the new transformer station. By making use of each other's expertise, we ensure a robust planning and an efficient design in which the necessary safety aspects are integrated in both construction and use phases."

Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm is expected to be operational by 2023, with an installed capacity of 759 MW, generating at least 3.3 TWh per year. The wind farm will be located 18.5 km off the Dutch coast, near the town of Egmond aan Zee. Is it being developed by the CrossWind consortium, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco.

A tender to develop the 1,400 MW Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Farm Zone is scheduled for Q2 2021.

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