LONDON — Hitachi Energy and Petrofac have entered early works agreements in support of TenneT’s 2GW program in the Dutch North Sea.
The two companies will now start preparatory work and detailed engineering for the delivery of the first two Dutch offshore converter stations for TenneT’s high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore wind grid expansion.
Last June, Hitachi/Petrofac agreed to jointly to provide joint grid integration and associated infrastructure. They will deploy their complementary HVDC and high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) solutions, and EPCI capabilities.
Marco Kuijpers, Director Offshore at TenneT, said: “With this first agreement we reserve production capacity for platforms and HVDC equipment and initiate the detailed engineering process to secure the time schedule for the 2GW projects IJmuiden Ver Alpha (2029) and Nederwiek 1 (2030).
“We expect to award the full framework contracts for the HVDC Platform scope of all the 2030 Road Map projects in the first quarter of 2023, also with the other envisaged partners.”