3 March 2022
Bakker Sliedrecht has been contracted to connect two wind turbines of Windenergie A16 along the A16 between the Dutch and Belgian border to the high-voltage grid. On the new Business Center Treeport (BCT) business park two windmills of 200 meters high, each with a capacity of 4.5 megawatts are being built.
Bakker Sliedrecht will supply two high-voltage substations, both the 20kv distribution station for grid operator Enexis and the switching station where the electricity generated from the two turbines enters. Bakker Sliedrecht will also supply all equipment in the stations and the cables. All infrastructure is constructed, tested and commissioned by the company. The work starts at the end of April and should be completed this summer.
Bakker Sliedrecht has a lot of experience in the construction, installation and commissioning of high-voltage installations for the industrial and maritime sector. Since a couple of years, Bakker Sliedrecht supports contractors, technical service providers and project developers in the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution, energy storage and grid connections for wind farms and solar parks. “Our specialized role becomes increasingly important in connecting these types of parks and supplying the stations,” says project manager Matthias Baas of Bakker Sliedrecht. “Contractors in the land-based renewable sector want to be taken care of from A to Z. They know: if they contract Bakker Sliedrecht for this part, everything will be definitely fine.”
In total, within the Windenergie A16 project, 28 wind turbines will be built along the highway in the upcoming years. The two turbines that Bakker Sliedrecht connects are part of BCT, where 62 hectares of centers for the tree cultivation sector are being built in phases. At the roofs of these buildings, solar panels will be installed and next to them the wind turbines. The companies themselves can use the solar energy. The wind energy is supplied back to the grid. “The wind energy should otherwise have to be transformed from high voltage to low voltage, and that would be too inefficient for this project. The ambition of BCT is to become energy neutral. We are happy to contribute to this objective,” says Baas.
Bakker Sliedrecht works on the project as a subcontractor of H4A Windenergie. The company often works for this contractor, for whom it connected the Ospeldijk civil wind farm in Nederweert, Limburg, last year.