Continuity of electricity supply within a changing energy market is essential. TenneT opts for combination Bilfinger Tebodin, Witteveen + Bos, and Petersburg Consultants.
Bilfinger Tebodin, Petersburg Consultants, and Witteveen + Bos have been awarded a framework agreement by TenneT. The agencies will support TenneT, which is responsible for the national distribution of electricity, throughout a large-scale assignment for replacement of assets at high-voltage stations.
Electricity networks (grids) in Western Europe need to be replaced. Decentralized generation, as part of the energy transition, demands other, heavier network configurations for high voltage. TenneT will invest more than 5 billion euros in this replacement process over the next ten years. For one of the three regions in the Netherlands, the South region, TenneT has selected the combination of the three agencies for the realization.
Safety and quality
TenneT opted specifically for this combination due to the high ambitions with regard to safety and the high quality. In addition, the combination will also contribute to the standardization and harmonization of processes and various risk assessments within TenneT.
Scope of the contract
The framework contract for the consultancy- and engineering activities for 'Maintenance and Preservation' is for the major replacement assignment that is within TenneT’s remit. The contract is for a period of two years, with an option to extend up to eight years. Under this agreement, the combination will support TenneT in all consultancy activities around the replacement of assets at the high-voltage substations.
Continuity of electricity supply
TenneT is the Dutch Transmission System Operator (TSO) and operator of the national high-voltage grid with a voltage level of 110 kV. These grids connect all Dutch regional networks with each other and the European grid. In addition, TenneT monitors the reliability and continuity of the Dutch electricity supply. This continuity must be guaranteed, even though the energy transition requires changes to the grid. For example, through decentralized generation.
For the South region, the combination of the three agencies will develop engineering packages for the preventive and corrective replacements of the various assets at the high-voltage stations. Within these engineering packages, the combination carries out inspections as to the current condition, carries out design work, and generates specifications, so that the replacement of the selected components can be carried out safely and efficiently by a contractor. The assets to be replaced are primary (from transformers, to circuit breakers), secondary (from control, to telecommunication systems) and tertiary components of a station.
About Bilfinger Tebodin
Bilfinger Tebodin, part of the industrial services provider Bilfinger SE, is a multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm. The company offers independent services to its international and local clients based on the knowledge and experience of its 3,200 consultants and engineers in various markets: industrial, food & beverage, energy & utilities, oil & gas, chemical & petrochemical, infrastructure, pharma & biopharma, and property. Bilfinger Tebodin has a network of offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America and can count on Bilfinger’s global competence network of 37.000 industry-focuses specialists around the world.
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About Witteveen + Bos
Since its foundation in 1946, Witteveen + Bos has been providing consulting and engineering services in the fields of water, infrastructure, environment and construction. With more than 1000 employees, the agency focuses primarily on complex projects that demand in-depth knowledge and an integrated approach. The head office is located in Deventer, with five Dutch offices and international offices in Belgium, Dubai, Ghana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Singapore, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
For more information about Witteveen+Bos: email@example.com
About Petersburg Consultants
Petersburg Consultants is an engineering firm in the field of high-voltage and pipeline infrastructure. Since 1998, the agency provides engineering, consultancy and advice within the energy sector. The company offers the following services:
• advice and design of high-voltage connections up to 380 kV
• advice and design of high-voltage substations up to 380 kV
• advice and design in the field of electromagnetic compatibility
• advice, design and implementation of telecommunications networks for Smart Grids
Petersburg Consultants is based in Doorwerth, near Arnhem.
For more information about Petersburg Consultants: firstname.lastname@example.org