The Dutch-German transmission grid operator Tennet awarded a contract to British oilfield services provider Petrofac for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore grid connection Beta HVAC platform (substation) in the North Sea, Petrofac announced Thursday.
This follows the contract award for the HKZ platform Alpha in July 2018 and subsequent confirmation of the HKZ platform Beta option, according to the company's statement.
A total of eight 700-megawatt standardized concept transformer substations will be installed offshore of the Netherlands until 2030.
Petrofac is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the third and fourth substations, which have a total contract value of approximately $200 million.
The HKZ platform Alpha is scheduled to become operational in 2021, while the HKZ platform Beta is scheduled to start in 2022.
"With the initial stages of the work for HKZ platform Alpha well underway, we are delighted to confirm the option for HKZ platform Beta. This important project integrates our engineering, project management and procurement capabilities, and we look forward to the safe and efficient delivery of both platforms for TenneT," said Petrofac's Chief Operating Officer for Engineering & Construction, George Salibi.
By Firdevs Yuksel