HSI Joint Venture Awarded Modular Offshore Grid 2 Contract for Princess Elisabeth Island – Heavy Lift News
20 Jun 2024

HSI Joint Venture Awarded Modular Offshore Grid 2 Contract for Princess Elisabeth Island

The Dutch Belgian HSI Joint Venture, consisting of HSM Offshore Energy, Smulders and Iv has been awarded the contract by transmission system operator Elia for the Modular Offshore Grid 2 (MOG2) on the Princess Elisabeth Island, the world’s first artificial energy island off the Belgian coast

The EPCIC contract (Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Installation and Commissioning) includes the further design and construction of 4 high voltage AC substations (2 x 1050 megawatts, 2 x 700 megawatts) a facility module and a garage.

Engineering, which also includes development of the layout and 3D model of all the MOG2 Transmission Assets located on the Energy Island, will be done from the Iv office in Papendrecht. For prefabrication works Smulders will use its Belgian branches and HSM will use its Schiedam facilities.

Final assembly of the modules will take place at the HSM Offshore Energy yard in Schiedam and at the Smulders yard in Vlissingen.

Construction of the substations starts in May 2025 and installation on the island will take place from 2027. Construction lasts until Q1 2029. Elia aims to have the installations ready to welcome the first offshore parks in 2030.

HSM Offshore Energy is an integrated solution provider in EPCIC multi-disciplinary offshore projects. By leveraging engineering know-how and technological excellence, driven by their commitment to a sustainable energy future, they are the contractor of choice for the offshore energy sector.

With 60 years of offshore experience, HSM Offshore Energy have successfully delivered more than 150 projects including:

  • integrated platforms,
  • modules,
  • jackets for the offshore upstream energy sector.

Their current focus includes:

  • High-Voltage Substations,
  • Green Hydrogen Platforms,
  • Gas Production
  • Processing Modules,
  • Carbon Capturing and Storage infrastructures
  • steel jacket foundations



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