TenneT selects three parties after tender
TenneT has signed long-term contracts with those companies that will carry out work on the overhead high-voltage lines in the Netherlands. SPIE, Qirion and Volker Enery Solutions will perform specialised work on behalf of the national grid operator in the coming years on the high-voltage grid, which needs to be significantly expanded and reinforced as a result of the energy transition.
Establish long-term partnerships
The switch to a sustainable energy supply will have an impact on the current high-voltage grid, which was not originally designed for this. The arrival of solar meadows, wind farms, heat pumps and electric transport mean that the existing grid has to be adapted. Until 2031, TenneT expects to invest almost 13 billion to keep the national electricity grid reliable.
These adjustments involve a lot of work. TenneT is working closely with specialised companies during the implementation phase. The aim is to establish long-term partnerships, resulting in stable collaboration. Three contract partners, SPIE, Qirion and Volker Enery Solutions, were selected for the work on the overhead high-voltage lines after an extensive tendering procedure.
Maarten Abbenhuis, COO TenneT: "We are proud of the collaboration with these parties, whose knowledge and expertise can help us in the challenges posed by the energy transition. In doing so, these companies have also shown an eye for safety in implementation. This is an essential element in our daily work, especially when working at height. I look forward to further cooperation."
At the Arnhem office, the contracts with the new parties were signed and the start of the cooperation was officially sealed. For the three selected parties, the road to Arnhem was not completely unknown. They have been involved in TenneT work for years, including in other areas of implementation.