Hollandia Offshore B.V. signs Kriegers Flak offshore substations.

On May 31 2016, Hollandia Offshore B.V. and Energinet.dk, the Danish Transmission System Operator, signed the contract for the engineering, procurement and commissioning of the Kriegers Flak substations. The project comprises two unmanned substations which are due for delivery to the installation site in April 2018. Commissioning will take place in April and May of 2018.
The Kriegers Flak substations will be installed in the Danish sector of the Baltic Sea. The wind farm consists of 2 sections, each with its own substation. The west section, Kriegers Flak A, will have a total capacity of 200MW. The east section, Kriegers Flak B, will have a total capacity of 400MW. The Kriegers Flak B substation will also serve as the support for the KFE module which is part of the so called Combined Grid Solution project which is run by Energinet.dk and the German transmission systems operator 50 Hertz. The Combined Grid Solution project is funded with up to EUR 150 million from the European Energy Programme for Recovery.

The scope of works includes transport to the offshore site and commissioning. Hollandia Offshore will undertake the work together with Croonwolter&dros who will be responsible for the design, procurement and installation of the utility systems such as the low voltage systems, the fire fighting systems and the HVAC.

The project will be executed at the yard of Hollandia Offshore in Krimpen aan den IJssel which is situated at the banks of two major rivers, close to the main port of Rotterdam. Most of the fabrication will take place in a controlled workshop environment in one of the recently built fabrication shops.

Nico Noorlander, Managing Director of Hollandia Offshore, states: “We are very pleased that we have been awarded this challenging contract for the Kriegers Flak substations. We are confident that we are able to continue the excellent working relationship with our client Energinet.dk for which we recently delivered the jacket for the Horns Rev C substation.”

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