Elizabeth Island: contracts worth EUR 1.45 billion for consortia with Belgian companies

Elizabeth Island: contracts worth EUR 1.45 billion for consortia with Belgian companies
Elizabeth Island: contracts worth EUR 1.45 billion for consortia with Belgian companies

Two contracts, which concern the installation of 330 km of HVAC cables, were awarded to two consortia: a first formed by the Belgian companies DEME and Greek Hellenic Cables (165 km) and a second formed by the Belgian companies Jan de Nul and Korean LS Cable & System (165 km).

The contract for the HVAC substations was awarded to the HSI consortium, made up of the Belgian company Iemants (Smulders) and the Dutch HSM offshore Energy and IV offshore & Energy.

“This HVAC assembly will constitute the connection point to accommodate a first part (2.1 GW) of the electricity produced by the wind farms in the Princess Elisabeth zone and transport it to the mainland,” explains the manager of the project in a press release. high voltage network.

Princess Elisabeth Island will be the first artificial energy island to combine both international direct current (HVDC) and alternating current (HVAC) electricity transmission, Elia recalls. The island will be located 45 km from the Belgian coast and will serve as a connection point to bring a total of 3.5 GW of additional electricity from the North Sea.

The HVDC contracts are still being awarded while the contract for the construction of the island structure was awarded in 2023 to a consortium (TM EDISON) bringing together the companies Jan De Nul and DEME.

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