On 31 October 2014, a consortium of DNV GL and Grontmij signed a framework agreement with TenneT TSO for the provision of engineering services. Based on the framework agreement, the consortium and its partners Roos+Bijl and Joulz will support TenneT in the further development of the Dutch high-voltage grid as preferred supplier for Connections and approved supplier for Stations.
The framework contracts have a total value of 39 million euros for the five selected parties together. The framework agreement has a duration of three years with twice the option to extend with two additional years.
In the coming years, TenneT will be executing a large investment programme to make its network and systems future-proof, considering the increasing production of renewable energy from wind farms. Also, connections with neighbouring countries in Europe will be expanded. Safety, security of supply and cost effectiveness are paramount. In essence, it’s about an extension of the national energy transportation capacity and system improvement and renewal.
The consortium of DNV GL and Grontmij will support TenneT with services in the area of spatial integration of connectors and stations, environmental impact, soil surveys, permits, feasibility studies, high voltage engineering, architectural design and supervision.
"As a longstanding partner of TenneT, DNV GL (formerly KEMA) – as a consortium member – delivers its expertise to support TenneT’s ambitions in integrating more renewables and securing a reliable energy supply in the future," said Jacob Ruiter, director Benelux DNV GL - Energy.