Wind energy – transformer station
At the Smulders’ facility in Hoboken, Belgium, the joint venture ENGIE Solutions – Iemants and TenneT started the cutting of the first steel for the topside of the offshore transformer station for the Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) wind farm zone.
The pieces that were cut (nodes and plate girders) are the first building blocks for the topside. Steel fabrication will now continue at the Smulders’ facilities in Arendonk, Balen and Hoboken.
We are pleased with these first physical steps in the construction of the offshore transformer station Hollandse Kust (west Alpha); the second Dutch transformer station to be built by the ENGIE/Iemants combination,” said Guus Siteur, projectmanager Platform for the Hollandse Kust (noord) (west Alpha) platform on behalf of TenneT.
The jacket fabrication will start shortly. Offshore installation of the jacket will take place in the summer of 2022. The transformer substation for Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) is scheduled to be fully offshore commissioned in the third quarter of 2023.