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Drydocks World ships substations for Dutch wind farm

UAE, Dubai: An offshore transformer substation that will connect an offshore wind farm with the Dutch mainland recently set sail from Dubai to the Netherlands.

The Beta substation, also called a topside, is the second of the two high voltage alternating current (HVAC) offshore transformer station topsides to have sailed away from Drydocks World Dubai’s fabrication yard to the European country. The Alpha topside had been shipped in November 2021, while the Beta topside set sail on 18 February 2022.

Together, the two topsides will form part of the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) grid connection that will connect the wind farm with the Dutch mainland, producing enough renewable electricity to cover the annual needs of over two million households when fully operational in 2023.

The wind farm will cover an area of 235.8 km2 and be made up of four 350 MW offshore wind farms, which will be connected to two 700 MW offshore substations: the already installed HKZ Alpha topside and the recently delivered HKZ Beta topside.

“At Drydocks World, we are committed to supporting our customers and industry with innovative low carbon and net zero solutions to energy production. As such, completing our part in the HKZ Alpha and Beta topside project is a major milestone for us and we are looking forward to working on similar projects which will help create a better and more environmentally conscious future. We look forward to seeing the installation of both platforms in Holland,” said Capt. Rado Antolovic, CEO of Drydocks World.


Source: Gulf News

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