Heerema Fabrication wins Hollandse Kust Noord jacket contract

In: Windfarms
Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has signed a contract with Iemants (part of Smulders) to construct the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore transformer substation jacket.

The jacket will be 44 metres high and consists of 1,600 tons of steel. Construction will occur at the HFG Vlissingen yard, with fabrication scheduled to begin in January 2021 and completion planned for September 2021.

The Hollandse Kust Noord offshore platform will be located in the North Sea along the Dutch coast and will be operational by 2023.

TenneT, as the offshore grid operator in the Dutch part of the North Sea, is responsible for the design, fabrication, installation, and operation of the grid connections that will transport the generated electricity to shore. Following a European tender procedure, TenneT selected the joint venture ENGIE Fabricom and Iemants to construct the offshore transformer station for the wind farm zone.

Richard Spronk, HFG’s Yard Director, said: "We are proud to be collaborating with Smulders on realizing the Hollandse Kust (noord) project, as well as directly contributing to the Dutch energy transition."

This project is not the first within the wind industry for Heerema Fabrication; in recent months, they have been busy with the Greater Changhua pre-piling template for Heerema Marine Contractors.

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.

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