Hollandse Kust Transformer Platform Undercarriage Jacket Installed on Seabed


On behalf of TenneT, the undercarriage jacket for the Hollandse Kust (west Beta) transformer platform has been placed on the seabed off the North Holland coast. 

The ready-made topside superstructure is set to be installed next year, allowing the project’s operators, RWE and OranjeWind, to connect the wind farm.

The 49-meter, 2,100-ton steel jacket sailed on a floating pontoon from the port of Vlissingen to its destination, approximately 53 kilometers off the coast of Egmond aan Zee. It was then lifted by the vessel Sleipnir by Heerema Marine Contractors and placed on the seabed.

From Velsen, contractor NBOS is installing the sea cables that are expected to connect the socket to the electricity grid next year. The undercarriage jacket and topside superstructure are built by the contractor combination Equans and Smulders.

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