Drydocks World signs deal to build North Sea platform

3,500T transformer station topside will have connection capacity of 700MW
Drydocks World signs deal to build North Sea platform
The 3,500T transformer station topside, named Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha, will have a connection capacity of 700MW, and is set to be completed in 2021.
By Gavin Gibbon
Mon 29 Jul 2019 09:27 AM

Dubai-based Drydocks World has signed a contract with Petrofac and end-client TenneT to build a High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) platform in the Netherlands sector of the North Sea.

The 3,500T transformer station topside, named Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha, will have a connection capacity of 700MW, and is set to be completed in 2021.

According to a report by Emirates News Agency (WAM), Drydocks World’s scope of work includes production engineering, construction, mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, commissioning assistance, load-out, sea fastening and HVAC (EPC) engineering procurement construction commissioning for the topside.

Capt. Rado Antolovic, CEO and managing director of DP World Maritime Services Division, said: “The role of renewables is continuing to gain prominence in the global energy market, and Drydocks World is well-versed in the evolving technologies of the offshore industry to develop this segment.

“Everyone at Drydocks World is committed to developing innovative solutions and keeping safety as our top priority. We are pleased to be working with Petrofac and TenneT again, after previously completing several projects together for the North Sea. Our joint expertise and excellent team work have delivered important infrastructure for sustainable energy generation, and I look forward to many successful project milestones to come.”

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