Seatrium partners with TenneT on third offshore wind project in the Netherlands

February 19, 2024

(WO) – Seatrium Limited has received notification from TenneT TSO B.V. that it plans to commence work on the third 2-gigawatt (GW) High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electrical transmission system on June 1, 2024. This is in line with an earlier announcement in relation to the group’s success in securing a five-year Framework Cooperation Agreement to supply three HVDC electrical transmission systems for offshore wind farm projects in the Netherlands, each valued at approximately EUR 2 billion, with a total combined capacity of 6GW as part of TenneT’s offshore grid acceleration program.

Seatrium’s scope of work will include the engineering, procurement, construction, transportation, installation, and commissioning of the 2GW HVDC Offshore Converter Platform for TenneT, which is the biggest and most powerful of its kind in the industry.

The offshore converter platform will contribute to TenneT's sustainability ambition of installing 40GW of offshore wind energy in the German and Dutch North Seas, and will serve the NWBE (formerly named as Nederwiek 2) offshore wind farm, located approximately 95 kilometres off the coast of Netherlands.

Like the first two HVDC projects awarded to Seatrium last March, the Group will be working with its consortium partner, GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions. The contract award of NWBE is expected to be on 1 June 2024, after the completion of certain deliverables by both Seatrium and GE Vernova in the coming months.

Samuel Wong, Executive Vice President, Fixed Platforms, said, “We are proud to partner with TenneT and GE to deliver this transformative offshore wind solution. This project underscores our commitment to helping our customers achieve their renewable energy goals by providing innovative and cost-effective solutions that help accelerate the energy transition. With this latest project, Seatrium is currently working on five HDVC offshore Converter Platforms, creating a franchise for series-built opportunities in HVDCs to achieve greater synergies from project repeatability.”


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