Drydocks World to build an HVAC offshore platform topside

The 700 MW HVAC offshore platform topside will be located in the Netherlands sector of the North Sea

Drydocks World, a marine, offshore, oil and gas service provider, has signed a contract with Petrofac and end-client TenneT to construct a high voltage alternating current (HVAC) transformer station topside.

Called, Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha, the HVAC platform will be part of a renewable energy wind farm, located in the Hollandse Kust Zuid grid connection in Netherlands sector of the North Sea. Petrofac said that the topside will be approximately 3000 t and will have a connection capacity of 700 MW, scheduled for completion in 2021.

Drydocks World’s scope of work includes production engineering, construction, mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, commissioning assistance, load-out, sea fastening and HVAC engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) commissioning for the topside.

Captain 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.”

“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,” he added.


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