- Published: 25 September 2020 25 September 2020
Representatives of Tennet and the joint venture Engie Solutions – Iemants (subsidiary of Smulders) started the cutting of the first steel elements for the topside of the offshore transformer station for the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm zone.
During a first steel cut ceremony at the Iemants’ facility in Arendonk Belgium, the joint venture partners and Tennet officially kicked off the steel fabrication for the Hollandse Kust (noord) topside. The pieces that were cut (nodes and PRSs) are the first building blocks for the topside. Steel fabrication can now continue at the Smulders’ facilities in Arendonk and Balen, Belgium.
Assembly of the topside will start in October after which the topside will be transferred to the Engie Solutions yard in Hoboken, Belgium for final assembly in February 2021. The outfitting, commissioning and testing will take place from June 2021 until May 2022. The topside will be installed offshore mid-2022.