Successful load-out of Hollandse Kust (west Beta) offshore substation jacket

Smulders reported today the successful load out of the jacket and piles for the Hollandse Kust (west Beta) offshore substation.

The activity marks a significant milestone for Smulders in Vlissingen as it’s the first large-scale project built at our yard in Vlissingen, the company says.

Hollandse Kust (west Beta) is the third and final offshore substation Smulders and Equans are constructing for TenneT TSO B.V. TenneT awarded the contract for the offshore transformer substation for the Hollandse Kust (west Beta) wind farm zone in 2021. Previously, the joint venture was awarded the contract for the Hollandse Kust (north) and (west Alpha) transformer substations.

The jacket weighs 2,300 tonnes. The jacket piles were produced together with Sif and have a total weight of 900 tons and a length of up to 79 meters. The jacket will set sail in a few days. The substation topside is currently under construction at the EQUANS yard in Hoboken.

Last month the export cables that will connect the offshore substation with the mainland at Heemskerk/Wijk aan Zeearrived in the Netherlands. Hollandse Kust (west Beta) is one of the seven standard 700 MW connections. The connection is set to become operational in 2027. The wind farm will be built and operated by energy company RWE in 2025. Source: Smulders

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