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Companies awarded third contract to build HVDC system for TenneT’s offshore grid project

GE Vernova and Seatrium Limited announced that, they have been awarded a third contract by TenneT TSO B.V. for the construction of a 2-gigawatt High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electric offshore transmission system in the Netherlands.
Companies awarded third contract to build HVDC system for TenneT’s offshore grid project
HVDC 2 GW platform. Courtesy of TenneT.

The project is expected to begin in June 2024, with commissioning expected by 2031. The contract is part of the five-year Framework Cooperation Agreement with TenneT announced by the GE Vernova-Seatrium consortium in March 2023. The agreement was signed to cover three projects, each valued at approximately EURO 2 billion: IJmuiden Ver Beta, IJmuiden Ver Gamma, and Nederwiek 2. The current contract is for Nederwiek 2, TenneT’s third project with this consortium. The contracts for IJmuiden Ver Beta and IJmuiden Ver Gamma were awarded to the consortium in March 2023.

The HVDC system will support TenneT's sustainability goal of connecting 40 GW of offshore wind energy in the German and Dutch North Sea and will serve the Nederwiek 2 offshore wind farm, located approximately 95 kilometres off the coast of the Netherlands.

“With the successful call-off of Nederwiek 2 from the Framework Cooperation Agreement with our Partners GE Vernova and Seatrium, we are now starting into the delivery of the third project with this consortium” said Dr. Johannes Kammer, Associate Director of Large Projects Offshore - 2GW, TenneT. “We are pleased with the progress we made already in the first two projects with these partners. Now we experience the benefits of using the works from the initial two projects on the next one as we design one and build it many times.”

GE Vernova's Grid Solutions, the consortium leader, will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCI) of the HVDC converter stations. Seatrium’s scope of work will include the engineering, procurement, construction, transportation, installation, and commissioning of the 2 GW HVDC Offshore Converter Platform.

“TenneT is playing a crucial role in the energy transition, and we are honored to support their efforts with our advanced HVDC system” added Johan Bindele, Head of Grid Systems Integration at GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions business. “GE Vernova is dedicated to decarbonising and electrifying the world, and the TenneT projects exemplify our commitment to advancing renewable energy infrastructure.”

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