Upon completion in 2023, Hollandse Kust Zuid can power millions of households with renewable energy
The Beta topside, the second of two High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) offshore transformer station topsides, successfully sailed away from Drydocks World Dubai’s fabrication yard to the Netherlands on 18 February 2022, following the Alpha topside in November 2021.
Together, the Alpha and Beta topsides will form part of the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) grid connection that will connect the offshore wind farm with the Dutch mainland, producing enough renewable electricity to cover the annual needs of over two million households when fully operational in 2023.
Drydocks World is committed to supporting its customers through the energy transition and beyond, with collaborative projects such as the HKZ grid connection exemplifying its involvement in the shift to a greener world, a press release stated.
The offshore wind farm will cover an area of 235.8sqkm and be made up of four 350 MW offshore wind farms, which will be connected to two 700 MW offshore substations: the already installed HKZ Alpha topside and the recently delivered HKZ Beta topside.
DP World Pavilion-Expo 2020
Capt. Rado Antolovic PhD, Drydocks World was recently joined by Elie Lahoud, Petrofac and Marco Kuijpers, TenneT at Expo 2020 in the DP World Pavilion, to celebrate the sail away of both topsides.
“At Drydocks World, we are committed to supporting our customers and industry with innovative low carbon and net zero solutions to energy production. As such, completing our part in the HKZ Alpha and Beta topside project is a major milestone for us,” affirmed Capt. Antolovic PhD, CEO, Drydocks World.
“We are proud and happy to have reached such a significant milestone on this important project, working with our partners to help our client TenneT and the Dutch government increase wind energy production capacity offshore of the Netherlands,” asserted Lahoud, COO, Engineering & Construction, Petrofac.
“With the completion of the Beta topside, the offshore grid that TenneT is building in the North Sea is starting to take shape. Hollandse Kust Zuid is the first connection of an offshore wind farm to the Maasvlakte,” noted Kuijpers, Director Large Project Offshore, TenneT. The HKZ Alpha and Beta topside project is an end-to-end collaboration between Drydocks World, Petrofac and TenneT, committed to producing greener energy. Petrofac awarded the contract to Drydocks World to complete fabrication, commissioning and load out for two topsides, the press communique concluded.