Engineering firm Petrofac and Hitachi Energy have won a multi-year Framework Agreement as part of the Dutch state network operator Tennet’s plans to add 2 GW offshore wind capacity in the Dutch-German North Sea.
The offshore platforms and onshore converter stations will accelerate the integration of bulk renewables into European power grids. Collectively, they are the biggest set of awards in Petrofac’s history, the company said in a March 30 statement.
Petrofac will take care of the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the offshore platforms and some of the onshore converter stations. Hitachi Energy will supply its high-voltage, direct-current converter stations.
Each of the six projects will be executed under a standalone contract valued at over €2bn, split roughly between the two. The first of these was awarded alongside the framework.