Transmission system operator TenneT and windfarm developer CrossWind, a consortium of Shell and Eneco, have signed agreements for the construction of the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust (Noord) offshore windfarm
The agreements concern the realisation, connection and transmission of power between the windfarm and a platform provided by TenneT.
The windfarm and grid connection are scheduled to be operational in 2023, enabling CrossWind to supply wind energy equivalent to the consumption of more than 1M Dutch households through TenneT’s offshore grid.
CrossWind chief executive Tjalling de Bruin said, “These agreements with TenneT mark an important milestone in this project. We have a tight schedule to get this offshore windfarm ready on time and supplying clean electricity in 2023.”
TenneT director of offshore projects Marco Kuijpers explained that Hollandse Kust (Noord) is the third wind area for which the TSO will develop a 700-MW standardised AC connection.
“By 2030 we will connect at least 9.6 GW of offshore wind energy to the Dutch high-voltage grid. We delivered Borssele Alpha and Borssele Beta in 2019 and 2020, respectively. We look forward to working with Crosswind."
The agreement signed by CrossWind and TenneT formalises the connection of the offshore windfarm to the Dutch grid. The agreement covers liabilities during the construction and operation phase, technical aspects of the grid connection and applicable technical standards, and the requirements in terms of compliance with laws and regulations. The windfarm will have an installed capacity of 759 MW.
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