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Navigant wins North Sea Wind Power Hub contract

Navigant Netherlands has secured a contract to provide assistance in structured discussions with policymakers to realize the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH).

The Dutch company will provide support services to assist in structuring, initiation, and management of structured discussions with policymakers to realize the first hub-and-spoke project in the early 2030s.

The overall goal is to support the NSWPH consortium in delivering on the topical agenda through the development and execution of a structured process to establish political consensus and prepare timely decision making on key issues to facilitate international agreements to support cross-border, cross-sector offshore wind projects after 2030.

Navigant will also manage the process of discussion preparation, collection, and integration of feedback and preparation for decision making, as well as develop or manage the procurement of external services for the development of discussion papers on key topics.

All activities aim to facilitate public commitment in the form of a project-specific Memorandum of understanding (MoU) or intergovernmental agreements between countries.

TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany, Energinet, Gasunie, and the Port of Rotterdam joined forces in the consortium to develop a ”hub-and-spoke” concept, where offshore wind farms will connect to one or several hub islands via alternating current cables.

Power converted into direct current electricity by converters on the hub islands before being exported by a series of interconnectors (the spokes) to connecting North Sea countries.

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