General – Grid Connection
SPIE Nederland has been selected by Tennet, to participate in the realization of the 2GW land station for the IJmuiden Ver Alpha project at the Borssele location.
This collaboration is conducted for the next four years within TenneT’s ‘Offshore Grid – 2GW land stations’ framework agreement. After final authorization by the State, the realization of other TenneT land stations will be added.
From 2024 onwards, TenneT will connect offshore wind farms according to a new innovative 2GW standard. With this new standard, the power generated by offshore wind farms will be delivered to land via a high-voltage direct-current connection (HVDC).
The onshore substations form the link between the offshore wind farms and the high-voltage grid by converting the direct current to alternating current. The 525 kV voltage is transformed to 380 kV, making it suitable for the Dutch high-voltage grid.
Under this new contract, SPIE will focus its expertise on building-related installations. Richard van Gils, Tender Manager at SPIE Nederland explains. “We are already collaborating with Dura Vermeer on the realisation of central services building at various TenneT sites. We have such a good working relationship that we entered this tender together. Therefore, we are familiar with TenneT’s safety and quality protocols and adhere to them, while also upholding our own standards. Because we know how important they are to TenneT, we made these factors stand out in the tender. This project fits perfectly with SPIE’s ambition to play an active role in the energy transition of the Netherlands.”