Vattenfall and TenneT have signed an agreement for the offshore grid connection for wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4, marking a key milestone for this project.
The installation of the turbines at Hollandse Kust Zuid will start in 2022 and the wind farm will start producing fossil-free power to 3 million Dutch homes. Grid connection agreement important step on the way.
Last year, both parties also signed an agreement for Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2.
TenneT is a transmission system operator (TSO) that manages the high-voltage grid in the Netherlands and large parts of Germany.
“This is an important milestone, and I’m pleased that the contracts could be signed so quickly – just nine months after winning the bid in July 2019”, says Catrin Jung, Head Offshore Wind at Vattenfall. “We’re looking forward to work with TenneT on Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4. The combined wind farms of Hollandse Kust Zuid will be able to cover the total energy demand of between two and three million households, which makes it a major driving factor behind the transition to renewable energies in the Netherlands.”
“The development of an offshore grid is well on track,” states Marco Kuijpers, Director Offshore at TenneT. “Hollandse Kust Zuid is the second wind farm site to which we will be providing access in the form of two standardised AC connections of around 700 MW each. We are looking forward to working with Vattenfall as we develop HKZ 3 & 4.”
The installation of the turbines at Hollandse Kust Zuid will start in 2022 and the wind farm will start producing fossil-free power in 2023. The windfarm will have a combined maximum capacity of 1,500 MW.
Read Vattenfall Press release 2020-04-17 here: