Peterson awarded logistics contract from Petrofac

Source: press release, 12 January 2021

The HKZ Alpha Topside
The HKZ Alpha Topside (photo: TenneT)

International energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a significant logistics contract from Petrofac to support the offshore installation phase of two 700 MW transformation platforms for TenneT’s Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore grid. This development will connect the offshore wind farm area with the same name to the Dutch onshore high-voltage grid.

The contract will see Peterson provide a comprehensive range of logistics services covering agency, procurement, warehousing, container and tank rental, customs, chartering of support vessels, helicopter services and waste handling, delivered from the Port of Den Helder.

Steef Ritzema, Managing Director for the Netherlands and Middle East at Peterson, says, “We are delighted to support Petrofac with this important project for the region and play a part in developing more sustainable ways to produce energy.”

“We look forward to working together with Petrofac and all involved to deliver the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore grid,” Ritzema adds.

The wind farm is located 18 kilometres off the coast between The Hague and Zandvoort and will have a renewable electricity output equivalent to the annual consumption of over two million Dutch households. The two transformation platforms (substations) Peterson is supporting will serve as a connection between Vattenfall’s offshore wind farm and TenneT’s electricity grid.

Peterson has also recently announced its commitment to becoming carbon neutral across all 27 of its sites by the end of 2022. The plans cover Peterson’s operations across seven countries and will be achieved through the PAS 2060 accreditation scheme. The company is set to add two new electric forklifts and a new 150 metric ton mobile crane during Q1 of 2022 at its base in Den Helder.