The platform design from Iv-Offshore & Energy will contribute to a new standard for the future 2GW HVDC platforms from TenneT. The large capacity and the fact that this offshore technology has never been applied before is what makes this project unique. During the entire design process, trade-offs will be made with regard to the lowest 'Levelized Costs of Energy' (LCOE) and improving nature (nature inclusive design). In addition to social cost benefits, it is also the intention that the natural world can benefit from this project too. Environmental measures have been integrated as basic conditions in the design criteria of the HVDC platforms. Ultimately, there must be a design brought to the table that keeps the social costs of sustainable electricity affordable, whilst at the same time contributing to the enhancement of the natural environment. For example, the possibility of constructing a fish hotel is being investigated. This would strengthen the natural ecosystem and provide shelter and a living environment for young fish and other aquatic life.
Dutch engineering company Iv-Offshore & Energy is already successful for many years in the offshore wind energy sector. We are proud to contribute our technical knowledge to further the development of sustainable electricity.