TenneT issues tender for 2GW offshore platform
transmission system operator TenneT has issued a tender for Front-End Engineering
Design (FEED) for its future 2GW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) offshore
The goal of this Tender is to contract a party for the certification of
the basic design. The platform will be designed in accordance with Dutch
Law and design codes typically applicable in the Dutch Sector, generally
following DNVGL rules.
The certification of the basic design shall be carried out in accordance
with DNVGL ST0145 and DNVGL SE0073. The deadline for application submissions
is 11am (GMT+1) 20 January 2020. The contract is due to take place on 3
February 2020 and end on 1 May 2021.
As offshore grid operator for both Germany and Denmark, TenneT expects
to invest EUR 35 billion in offshore and onshore grid connections across
the both countries in the next ten years. Approximately 80% of TenneT's
investments are related to renewables, such as wind and solar energy. In
the period up to 2030, TenneT expects to have realised approximately 25
GW of connection capacity for offshore wind farms in the Dutch and German
parts of the North Sea, transmitting electricity to power 31 million households
TenneT is currently in the process of constructing the Borssele
grid connection project for which the topside recently departed its fabrication
facility. The 700 MW project will be operated by TenneT, and transmit
energy generated by the Borssele
farm to the onshore grid.
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