Eiffage Métal is in charge of the engineering and construction of the upper part of the substation, housing the transformers and electrical equipment. The company is also building the substation's foundations.
ENGIE Solutions is carrying out the final assembly and commissioning tests of the offshore substation. ENGIE Solutions will perform the final assembly operations in Hoboken (Belgium) and Vlissingen (The Netherlands).
GE Grid Solutions
Grid Solutions is a division of GE Renewable Energy that employs more than 15,000 people in 80 countries and serves the needs of its customers worldwide. Grid Solutions helps industries and utilities improve power management; from the point of generation to the point of consumption, optimizing grid reliability, efficiency and resiliency.
Its role goes far beyond that of electricity transmission. Since electricity can only be stored in limited volumes, it must be consumed as soon as it is produced. At the heart of the electrical system, this role gives us first-rate missions:
- To ensure access to economical, safe and clean electricity supply for all, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in France and in Europe;
- Making the energy transition a success by welcoming renewable energies and optimising their contribution, while informing public decisions ;
- To promote the development of the industrial fabric of the territories and participate in the competitiveness of French companies.
The challenges of energy transition and the Europe of energy have led RTE to initiate a profound change. Faced with an environment undergoing major technological, economic and social upheaval, RTE must continue its transformation in order to meet European, national and territorial challenges by anchoring the performance of its model.
Saipem is a leading company specializing in engineering, drilling and construction of major energy and infrastructure projects. It is a company organized in five distinct branches (Offshore E&C, Onshore E&C, Offshore Drilling, Onshore Drilling and XSIGHT, dedicated to conceptual design). Saipem is a global solutions provider, with unique expertise and skills, as well as state-of-the-art technologies that enable it to identify innovative solutions to meet its customers' expectations. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, the company is present in more than 70 countries around the world and employs 35,000 people of 120 different nationalities.
Van Oord is a Dutch family company with 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor. It specializes in dredging, onshore infrastructure in the Netherlands as well as oil and gas infrastructure and offshore wind. Its head office is located in Rotterdam. Van Oord employs 5,000 employees, who in 2019 were working on 200 projects in 44 countries. Its fleet consists of 70 vessels and a large number of specific auxiliary equipment. Maritime expertise is Van Oord's hallmark. By implementing innovative, ingenious and sustainable solutions, the company wants to help create a better world for future generations.
The Prysmian Group is a global leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. With nearly 140 years of experience, sales of more than 11 billion euros, nearly 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in the high-tech markets and offers the widest range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the fields of submarine and underground cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, special cables for applications in various industries and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors.
Siemens Gamesa is a global technology leader in the renewable energy sector, particularly in the development, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbines. A pioneer in renewable energies since the 1980s, the company puts its scale and entrepreneurial culture at the service of the energy transition to a sustainable world. It empowers its customers, staff and partners to lead the future with green energy.
The Spanish state-owned company specializes in the field of large-scale shipbuilding. The group is the fifth largest shipbuilder in Europe and the ninth largest in the world. Navantia has experience in the design and construction of offshore steel structures and has the necessary industrial and logistical facilities to manufacture, assemble and load both fixed and floating structures. In recent years, Navantia has manufactured and supplied 71 jackets foundations for Iberdrola's Wikinger wind farm in Germany, East Anglia One in the UK, and 4 jackets foundations for Siemens' Nissum Bredning wind farm in Denmark. Navantia has also completed 5 SPAR floating foundations for Statoil's Hywind wind farm in the UK and one floating foundation for EDF.