Equinor and Hitachi Energy inked a strategic collaboration to collaborate within electrification, renewable power generation and low-carbon initiatives worldwide.
The partnership highlights both businesses’ dedication to advancing a more sustainable, adaptable, and secure energy system and accelerating the energy transition.
It expands on decades of fruitful cooperation between the two businesses. In that time, Hitachi Energy has worked with Equinor on a number of projects, including Dogger Bank A, B, and C, which, when finished, will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world, and Troll A, the first HVDC power-from-shore link in history.
To connect offshore wind farms and Equinor production facilities to mainland power grids, the collaboration’s initial areas of interest include developing standardized base designs that can be used for high-voltage direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) transmission networks.
“Hitachi Energy has been a reliable supplier to Equinor for many years. This strategic collaboration agreement is a signal of joint ambitions to increase our competitiveness in the ongoing energy transition. Standardization of technical solutions will be a key to succeed, and we look forward to improving together with Hitachi Energy” said Geir Tungesvik, executive vice president for Projects, Drilling and Procurement at Equinor.
“Equinor has a clear strategic direction to develop even closer collaboration with key suppliers vital to realizing our projects. We are very pleased to enter into such a relationship with Hitachi Energy, which will shape how we work together for many years to come,” says Mette H. Ottøy, chief procurement officer at Equinor.
“We are delighted to deepen our longstanding relationship with one of the world’s leading energy companies and to help Equinor achieve its ambition of becoming net zero by mid-century,” said Niklas Persson, managing director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business. “Together we make a strong team that will support the society to reach the goal of the Paris Agreement and create a sustainable energy future for all.”
The scope of the agreement includes every power grid technology and solution offered by Hitachi Energy.