Dubai’s Drydocks World (DDW) has won a contract with Petrofac and end-client TenneT to build a high voltage alternating current (HVAC) transformer station for the Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha grid connection in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The topside, due for completion in 2021, will weigh about 3,500 tonnes and will have a connection capacity of 700 MW.
DDW’s work scope on the topside project includes production engineering, construction, mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, commissioning assistance, load-out, sea fastening and HVAC engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning.
Capt. Rado Antolovic, CEO and managing director of DP World Maritime Services Division, commented: “The role of renewables is continuing to gain prominence in the global energy market, and Drydocks World is well-versed in the evolving technologies of the offshore industry to develop this segment. We are pleased to be working with Petrofac and TenneT again, after previously completing several projects together for the North Sea.”