TenneT hires NRG for Hollandse Kust (West Beta) onshore cable link

May 13, 2022 | Renewables | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

The link between the offshore cables for the wind farm Hollandse Kust (west Beta) and the transformer station in Wijk aan Zee for TenneT will be built by the contractor combination NRG (Denys, Alsema, and Van Vulpen).

From Velsen beach, NRG will lay 2.5 kilometers of high-voltage underground cables. The Hollandse Kust (north) and (west Alpha) projects used underground directional drilling to accomplish this.

The project is scheduled to begin in the autumn of 2023. However, this is contingent on the outcome of an ongoing appeal process at the Council of State. The hearing is scheduled for July 7, with a decision expected in the fall. TenneT has received permission from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Change to award this project component in advance so that no time is wasted connecting offshore wind energy. As a result, NRG can begin detailed engineering and work planning.

Hollandse Kust (west Beta)
The offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (west Beta) will be operational in 2026 and will have a capacity of 700MW. The total grid connection from the Hollandse Kust (west Beta) offshore wind farm to the new transformer station in Wijk aan Zee is known as the Hollandse Kust (west Beta) offshore grid. The power is then transmitted underground to the high-voltage station in Beverwijk, which is located along the A9 highway. The national high-voltage grid includes this high-voltage station (Noordring 380 kV).