ENGIE Fabricom – Iemants win Hollandse Kust Noord offshore transformer station contract


TenneT has chosen the joint venture ENGIE Fabricom – Iemants, subsidiary of Smulders, to build an offshore transformer station for the Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm.

The joint venture is also the favored contractor for TenneT’s next offshore projects, the Hollandse Kust (west) Alpha and the Hollandse Kust (west) Beta platform.

The scope of work for the joint venture of the Hollandse Kust Noord project consists of the engineering, procurement, construction, offshore installation, connection and testing of the offshore transformer station.

This offshore transformer station consists of a 45 meter-high jacket of 1.930 tonnes and 870 tonnes piles to be mounted at 24 meter water depth and a topside structure consisting of 4 decks weighing around 4.100 tonnes.

Iemants is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the steel structures for both the topside and jacket.

All works will be done inhouse, at the Smulder’s production facilities in Arendonk, Balen and Hoboken, Belgium. For final assembly, the topside will be transferred to the ENGIE Fabricom yard. The jacket is to be assembled at the Vlissingen yard in The Netherlands.

ENGIE Fabricom, is responsible for the engineering, procurement, integration, construction and testing of all LV, MV, HV and auxiliary systems for the jacket and topside of the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore transformer station. 

At the ENGIE Fabricom yard in Hoboken, engineering, procurement , construction, integration and onshore testing for the topside systems will be carried out. In Vlissingen these activities will take place for the jacket.

Engineering works have started, and construction works for the topside and jacket will start in October 2020. Load-out of the jacket is planned for the fall of 2021. The topside is scheduled to leave the yard in Hoboken in the spring of 2022.

Nedim Husomanovic

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