ENGIE Fabricom and Iemants score Dutch platform contract
Fabricom and Iemants have secured a contract for the construction of the
offshore platform for the Hollandse
wind farm. The tender was issued by TenneT and also includes an option
for the Hollandse
Alpha and Beta platforms.
The contract covers the design, engineering, production, delivery, transportation
and installation of the offshore platform and its corresponding jacket
foundation. The topside will measure 45 metres in length and 21 metres
wide, with a height of 30 metres, and will weigh around 3,000 tons. The
weight of the jacket is approximately 1,650 tons.
The platforms will convert the 66 kV voltage electricity generated by the
turbines to 220 kV before it is exported ashore. The platform is to be
connected to the shore by two 3-core 220 kV AC export cables and 1-core
220 kW land cables.
TenneT is the designated offshore grid operator for the Netherlands. The
platform is based upon a 700 MW standardised design it is rolling out to
connect multiple offshore wind farms to the Dutch grid. It plans to install
five of these platforms with a total capacity of around 3.5 GW.
The Dutch government is aiming to source 70% of its electricity from sustainable
sources by 2030. That amounts to at least 84 TWh, with more than half of
this coming from offshore wind farms. Currently, just over 1 GW of offshore
wind power is operational off the coast of Netherlands with over 3 GW past
the construction consent phase.
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