• Increasing capacity in densely populated areas
  • Increasing capacity in densely populated areas
  • Increasing capacity in densely populated areas

Increasing capacity in densely populated areas

18 March 2014

A.Hak Electron was called upon at various occasions in the Rotterdam Rijnmond area. For instance in the southern part of the city, where network problems had caused a significant number of network malfunctions over the years. Customer Stedin therefore decided to construct various new connections to increase both the capacity and stability.

In November 2013, work commenced on a new 25kV connection under the Waalhaven Harbor. The high voltage cables are routed from the high voltage station via two separate trajectories to another station nearby, over a distance of approx. 4.5 kilometers. The A.Hak Electron staff members extended one cable to the northern side of the Waalhaven Harbor, to ensure the power supply of the southern part of Rotterdam even in case of calamities.

The second part of this assignment consisted of the construction of two 23 kV circuits between the temporary 23kV station at the high voltage station, to the future booster station elsewhere in Rotterdam. This booster station is required for the construction of the district heating network in the southern part of Rotterdam, which enables residents and companies to utilize the residual heat produced by the nearby Botlek Industrial area.

To accommodate this, A.Hak Drillcon carried our four HDD's (horizontal directional drilling), which proved to be a high-precision job due to the abundance of underground infrastructure already present in this area. Add to that the high time pressure in this project and the complex laws and regulations for this busy harbor area, and A.Hak Electron is proud of completing this project on-time and compliant with all requirements in February 2014.

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