Hellenic Cables and its marine contractor partner, Van Oord, have been awarded a contract from TenneT to supply and install sea and land cables for the Hollandse Kust (South) Alpha wind farm project.
A press release from Hellenic Cables said that the 700 MW grid connection project—which will transmit offshore wind energy to electricity users in the Netherlands—includes the design, manufacture of 220 kV cables, the cable-laying operation and connecting the wind farm to the Maasvlakte high-voltage station. The 42-km connection will run from the offshore Alpha substation to the onshore station located at the Maasvlakte 2 area, Rotterdam.
The two companies have also been chosen to deliver and install cables for the Hollandse Kust (South) Beta project. This calls for making and laying 66 kV marine cable between the Alpha and Beta platforms. The Hollandse Kust (South) Alpha grid connection is due to be ready by 2021, and the Beta in 2022. Hellenic Cables’ value of the assignments for both Hollandse Kust (South) Alpha and Beta projects is approximately €105 million.
"With this new tender for the offshore grid, we are again, according to the Energy Agreement, taking an important next step towards more sustainable electricity production at sea," said TenneTT CEO Manon van Beek.