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TeeneT Topside 'west Alpha' in place safely at Hollandse Kust

4C Offshore | Mark Casey
By: Mark Casey 08/09/2023 TenneT

Topside 'west Alpha' for TenneT socket placed safely and successfully on jacket.

With the help of the crane vessel Thialf, the superstructure for the offshore transformer platform Hollandse Kust has been successfully placed on the jacket.

This new milestone for the connection of offshore wind took place last night about 50 kilometers off the coast of Egmond aan Zee.

From 2026, grid operator TenneT will bring sustainable wind energy onshore via this 'socket'.

The ready-made topside left the port of Antwerp on a floating pontoon on Monday.

The structure was towed via the Scheldt to Dutch waters to enter the North Sea at Vlissingen.

The topside was built in Belgium by the contractor combination Equans/Smulders and almost two years after the first steel cut, the large steel box (over 3,600 tons) was ready for the sail out this week…

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