Borssele Alpha & Beta

Borssele Alpha & Beta

The project

The development of the Borssele Alpha and Beta offshore transformer platforms is viewed as a piece of Dutch ingenuity. These platforms have a combined capacity of 1,400 megawatts of green energy. Iv collaborated with HSM on the design of these platforms, including procurement and integration of the high-voltage (high voltage) components supplied by TenneT TSO B.V. and all balance-of-plant materials. The transformer platform Borssele Alpha is required to connect the wind farms being built offshore in the southwest section of Borssele 1 & 2 in the Dutch North Sea. Together with the Borssele Beta project, the Borssele Alpha project is the first large-scale grid connection built under the National Energy Agreement for offshore wind farms in the Netherlands.

The challenge

From a technical point of view, TenneT’s high availability and reliability requirements are the main challenge within the project. TenneT requires an availability of 99.964% for the grid connection. This means that the unmanned transformer station may be out of operation for a maximum of 3.15 hours per year. Apart from the financial consequences of unavailability, one of TenneT’s main objectives is to promote wind as a reliable energy source. The station has been fully certified by DNV GL for three components: the topside, the jacket and the foundation.

The impact

Generating 1,400 megawatts of green energy will make it possible to supply one and a half million homes with sustainable electricity annually. This project will help reduce CO2 emissions and accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources, bringing the Netherlands closer to its sustainability goals.

Curious about the possibilities for your project?

Fedor, managing director of Offshore & Energy/Infra and also COO of Iv, would be delighted to discuss this with you! Get in touch via +31 88 943 3300 or send a message.

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Fedor van Veen