July 2 (Renewables Now) - Oil and gas industry services provider Petrofac Ltd (LON:PFC) last week confirmed it has been awarded a contract to build the 700-MW Hollandse Kust (zuid) Beta platform to connect offshore wind in the Dutch North Sea.
A year ago, Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) selected the company to construct the Hollandse Kust (zuid) Alpha platform and also named it preferred contractor for the Beta substation. Now the second job has also been confirmed. The combined value of the two contracts is around USD 200 million (EUR 226m).
Petrofac will be in charge of the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) substations. COO George Salibi said the initial stages of work on the Alpha platform are well underway. It will be up and running in 2021, while the Beta platform is slated for completion in 2022.
TenneT is developing 3,500 MW of offshore wind connections in the Netherlands by 2023, using a standardised concept of 700 MW per connection.