Petrofac and Hitachi Energy secure landmark offshore wind framework worth approximately 13 billion euros
- Petrofac and Hitachi Energy have been awarded a multi-year Framework Agreement by TenneT as it works to expand offshore wind capacity in the Dutch-German North Sea
- The Framework Agreement, which represents the largest in Petrofac’s history, covers six projects. Each project comprises the EPCI of an offshore HVDC transmission station, onshore converter station and associated infrastructure
- Each project will be executed under a standalone contract valued at over 2 billion euros, split approximately equally between Petrofac’s and Hitachi Energy’s scopes. The first of these contracts has been awarded alongside the Framework
Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the energy industry, and Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader, have been selected 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.
Petrofac and Hitachi Energy were awarded the multi-year Framework Agreement as part of TenneT’s ambitious 2 gigawatt1 (2GW) high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore wind programme.
The agreement includes an initial commitment to deploy six record-breaking renewable integration systems, five of which will connect offshore wind farms to the Dutch grid and the sixth to the German grid. Each of these connection systems has a capacity of 2GW and a voltage level of 525 kilovolt – a world-first for offshore wind.
The landmark Framework Agreement represents the largest in Petrofac’s history. It enables Petrofac and Hitachi Energy to plan in advance, secure the required resources and yard space, as well as capturing synergies between successive projects to meet in-service dates.
Petrofac will undertake 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.
The first contract under the Framework, for the Ijmuiden Ver Alpha project, was awarded with immediate effect. The second, Nederwiek 1, is expected to be awarded later in the year. The Framework also includes projects Doordewind 1, Doordewind 2, Nederwiek 3 and LanWin5, expected to be awarded over a 2024 – 2026 timeframe.