11/25/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/25/2021 03:28
The first of two High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) offshore transformer station topsides that we are delivering for the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT has safely and successfully left the UAE.
The 700 MW Alpha topside was built at Drydocks World's fabrication facility in Dubai. It will form part of the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) grid connection, that will connect the offshore wind farm with the Dutch mainland. The fabrication of the 3,800-tonne topside, which started in 2020, has been completed with an excellent safety record of 2.57 million work hours without any lost time incident (LTI). Heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet was commissioned to perform the weighing, transport and load-out.
Elie Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer - Engineering & Construction at Petrofac, said:
Marco Kuijpers, Director Large Project Offshore at TenneT, said:
Capt. Rado Antolovic Phd, CEO of Drydocks World said:
Offshore wind plays a crucial role in the energy transition. Covering an area of over 235 square kilometres, HKZ is a designated renewable energy wind farm zone, located about 20 km off the Dutch province of Zuid-Holland. It comprises four 350 MW offshore wind farms, which will be connected to the two 700 MW offshore substations, the HKZ Alpha and HKZ Beta platforms. Petrofac is responsible for the complete engineering, procurement, construction and offshore installation of both.
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