Partnership between Drydocks World, Petrofac and TenneT
Drydocks World (DDW) recently completed the fabrication of the Alpha topside, which has successfully sailed away from the fabrication yard in Dubai to the Netherlands.
The 700 MW Alpha topside is one of two topsides that will form part of the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) grid connection that will connect the HKZ offshore wind farm zone with the Dutch mainland.
With its installed capacity of 1,500 MW the wind farm zone will have a renewable electricity output equivalent to the annual consumption of over two million households, when fully operational in 2023.
“Our focus will now be geared towards completing and handing over the HKZ Beta topside in the first quarter of 2022. We are committed to enable renewable energy, and will continue to play an active role in creating a more environmentally conscious future,” affirmed Capt. Rado Antolovic Phd, CEO of Drydocks World.
“Collaboration has been key and together with Drydocks World, our focus remains firmly on the delivery of the second topside for its departure next year,” noted Elie Lahoud, COO, Engineering & Construction, Petrofac.
“Our collaboration in the UAE has laid a solid foundation for the teamwork that is required for the upcoming offshore stage of the project to connect the wind farm in a safe manner,” asserted Marco Kuijpers, Director, Large Project Offshore, TenneT. The HKZ project is a collaboration between Drydocks World, Petrofac and TenneT. Mammoet, a heavy lift and transport specialist was commissioned to perform the weighing, transport and the load-out of the 3,830 tonnes topside onto a specialized transport vessel.