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HKZ Alpha jacket readies for sail-out

The project team working on the jacket foundation for the Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore substation has completed all the major lifts for the jacket, Petrofac said.

The jacket is now getting ready to depart the United Arab Emirates and head to the Dutch North Sea.

In September 2019, Eversendai Offshore cut the first steel for the six-legged jacket at its fabrication yard in RAK Maritime City, Ras Al Khaimah.

The jacket foundation and the accompanying pin piles will support a 700 MW topside currently under construction at Drydocks World’s yard in Dubai.

The 2,800t jacket is expected to be installed in the following months. The 3,800t topside will follow in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The Hollandse Kust Zuid zone comprises four offshore wind farms that will be connected to the HKZ Alpha and HKZ Beta substations. The wind farms are being developed by Vattenfall.

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