Drydocks World has held a steel-cutting ceremony to start production on a High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) transformer station topside, named Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Beta.
This is the third topside to be installed for Petrofac and end-client TenneT by Drydocks World, and the second project for wind farm HKZ.
The HVAC platform will be part of a renewable energy wind farm located in the North Sea sector of HKZ grid connection in the Netherlands. The topside weighs about 3.700 tones and will have a connecting capacity of 700MW.
Drydocks World will also provide pre-commissioning, commissioning assistance, load-out, marine fastening and HVAC (EPC) Engineering Procurement Construction Commissioning for the topside.
“We are pleased to support and contribute to the sustainable electricity generation system in Europe. Developing solutions to ensure supply meets future demand, is crucial to maintaining electrical service continuity to power homes and businesses. Our yard has a strong track record in delivering renewable energy projects and specifically offshore wind infrastructure.
“The initial stages of work for HKZ platform Alpha are well underway, and we are pleased to begin work on the second HKZ platform Beta. We are committed to providing safe and efficient delivery of both platforms, and thank Petrofac for this opportunity.”Rado Antolovic, CEO of Drydocks World.