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TenneT selects 3 parties for civil engineering works land stations Dutch 2GW projects

TenneT, a leading European grid operator, has selected Dura Vermeer, BAM Infra Nederland and Visser & Smit Bouw for the civil engineering works for the construction of the land-based stations for the 2GW (gigawatt) projects in the Netherlands. From 2024, TenneT will realise the connection of offshore wind farms according to a new 2GW standard. With this new standard, the power generated by offshore wind farms will be brought ashore via a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) connection.

Land stations are the link between the offshore wind farms and the high-voltage grid. At the land station, the direct current is converted to alternating current and the voltage is transformed from 525kV to 380kV, making it suitable for the Dutch high voltage grid. Dura Vermeer, BAM Infra Nederland and Visser & Smit Bouw will realise the buildings and building-related installations for these land stations. Until 2030, this involves the realisation of at least eight land-based stations. The framework agreement can be extended for new 2GW projects are announced within the term of the contract.

At present, TenneT's connection capacity is around 7.2GW in the German North Sea and around 2.8GW in the Dutch North Sea. TenneT's innovative 2GW program plays a crucial role in managing the energy transition from offshore and will help Europe become the world's first climate-neutral continent.

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