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Drydocks World marks start of work on second project for HKZ wind farm

Project’s scope of work includes production engineering, construction and mechanical completion

Drydocks World organised a steel-cutting ceremony to mark the start of production on a high-voltage alternating current transformer (HVAC) station topside. The HVAC platform, known as Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Beta, will form part of a renewable energy wind farm.

Located in the HKZ grid connection in the Netherlands sector of the North Sea, the topside will weigh approximately 3,700-tons and will have a connection capacity of 700MW. This is the third topside that Drydocks World will be constructing for Petrofac and end-client TenneT, and the second project for the HKZ windfarm, the company said in a statement.

“We are pleased to support and contribute to the sustainable electricity generation system in Europe. Developing solutions to ensure supply meets future demand, is crucial to maintaining electrical service continuity to power homes and businesses. Our yard has a strong track record in delivering renewable energy projects and specifically offshore wind infrastructure,” explained Drydocks World CEO Captain Rado Antolovic.

Drydocks World’s scope of work includes production engineering, construction and mechanical completion. Pre-commissioning, commissioning assistance, load-out, sea fastening and HVAC (EPC) engineering procurement construction commissioning for the Topside, will also be delivered.

Antolovic added, “The initial stages of work for HKZ platform Alpha are well underway, and we are pleased to begin work on the second HKZ platform Beta. We are committed to providing safe and efficient delivery of both platforms, and thank Petrofac for this opportunity.”

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