- Published: 13 January 2023 13 January 2023
The Dutch-German TSO TenneT, Hitachi Energy, and Petrofac, announce to enter into early works agreements in support of TenneT’s 2GW Program.
Under the terms of the agreements, the companies will begin preparatory work and detailed engineering to ensure timely delivery of the first two Dutch offshore converter stations for TenneT’s high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore wind grid expansion. Hitachi Energy and Petrofac entered a collaboration in June 2022 to provide joint grid integration and associated infrastructure. They will deploy their complementary high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) solutions, and Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) expertise, in support of the preparatory works. At present, TenneT's connection capacity is around 7.2 gigawatts in the German North Sea and around 2.8 gigawatts in the Dutch North Sea.