Petrofac and Hitachi were awarded the multi-year Framework Agreement by TenneT, the Dutch-German Transmission System Operator, to supply multiple offshore platforms and onshore converter stations to accelerate the integration of bulk renewables into European power grids.
In accordance with the agreement, an initial six record-breaking renewable integration systems will be deployed; five of these systems will link offshore wind farms to the Netherlands grid and the sixth to the German grid. These connection systems, which are a first for offshore wind, each have a 2GW capacity and a 525 kilovolt voltage level.
Petrofac will be responsible of the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the offshore platforms and elements of the onshore converter stations. Hitachi Energy will supply its HVDC Light® converter stations, which convert AC to DC power offshore and DC to AC onshore.