New high-voltage substation facilitates further electrification at Schiphol

Royal Schiphol Group is going to collaborate with network operator Liander to create a new high-voltage substation. This will provide Schiphol with more capacity on the grid. The new high-voltage substation, to be built in 2027, will supply power to the terminal and offices, among other locations, and will contribute to making the terminal more sustainable. 

Schiphol's ambition is for all its own buildings at the airport to be off the gas grid by 2030. On 13 July, Schiphol and Liander signed a cooperation agreement for the construction and management of the new station.

Sybren Hahn, director Asset Management: "We are pleased that with this signing of the agreement with Liander, realization has started. Schiphol has been working for years to make the airport more sustainable. We have already achieved a lot, but we still have a long way to go. We are busy accelerating our sustainability goals. The construction of this new high-voltage substation contributes to accelerating the energy transition at Schiphol, for example, in our ambition to phase out gas in terminals 1 & 2.

Sybren Hahn, director Asset Management

Construction of new station 
The new station will not have a standard layout. A robust, future-proof power source is being realized by Schiphol in collaboration with BAM, partly for the benefit of Liander. The buildings will blend into the landscape like a hill by covering them with a green dome on which a mix of trees, shrubs and herbs grow. In combination with the adjacent water storage, this creates space for biodiversity and nature. The station is a robust and future-proof power source that will last 40 to 60 years. Construction is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2024.