Petrofac and Hitachi Energy Collaborate on Offshore Grid Technology
, fromHitachi, Ltd.
Petrofac and Hitachi Energy have partnered to deliver grid interconnection and related infrastructure to assist the expanding offshore wind market.
The agreement leverages both firms' "complementary fundamental technologies and experience" in offshore wind to help decarbonise power networks and produce renewable energy.
It addresses high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) solutions.
Petrofac will use Hitachi Energy's HVDC Light and modular HVAC grid technology and solutions in conjunction with its engineering, procurement, construction, and installation capabilities for offshore platforms and offshore and onshore civil works.
Elie Lahoud, chief operating officer, engineering and construction for Petrofac, said:
"Offshore wind plays a crucial role in the transition to clean, affordable energy, and we have been successfully delivering major projects in the sector for more than a decade now.
"Hitachi Energy is well known for its long track record in providing innovative technologies and solutions across the power grid value chain.
"We look forward to bringing our industry-leading experience and deep domain knowledge together to benefit our customers and power millions more homes using renewable energy.”
Petrofac has completed projects for HVDC and HVAC offshore and onshore substations for offshore wind farms in several of Europe's premier developments.
In other news, Petrofac issued a pre-close trading update for the six months ending June 30, 2022, stating that its New Energy Services division's "strong momentum in 2021 has continued to increase in 2022 with a series of early-stage awards" and that it is "making material progress in developing further strategic alliances with technology providers."