TenneT, the national operator of the electricity grid in the Netherlands, awards the Civil Division of BAM Infra Nederland the contract to build a land station for the Hollandse Kust (north) and (west Alpha) wind farms. Construction started on March 1, 2021, and the company is expected to deliver the transformer station in November 2023.
Achieving the climate goals
We can no longer do without electricity. The demand for electricity is further increasing due to the growth of, among other things, electric transport, the use of heat pumps and the electrification of industry. Sixteen percent of the Dutch energy supply must come from renewable energy sources by 2023. That was agreed in the energy agreement. To achieve that goal, we must, among other things, generate more wind energy. On land and at sea. The construction of an offshore electricity grid is an important part of this.
Reliable and future-proof electricity grid
The electricity that comes ashore from the offshore wind farms is brought to the correct voltage in a transformer station so that it can be fed into the national high-voltage grid. That is why BAM Infra Nederland is building a transformer station in Beverwijk for the Hollandse Kust (north) and (west Alpha) wind farms on behalf of Tennet. At the end of 2023, the Hollandse Kust (north) wind farm must supply the first electricity.
Working in a construction team
Evert de Bie, project manager BAM Infra Nederland: ‘We are working in a construction team together with TenneT on the design of the transformer station at an early stage. Together we built the Hollandse Kust (zuid) transformer station on the Maasvlakte in 2019/2020. We use this experience and knowledge in the design and construction of the new transformer station. By making use of each other’s expertise, we ensure robust planning and an efficient design in which the necessary safety aspects are integrated into both construction and use phases. ‘
Image source: Courtesy of BAM Infra Nederland
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