Petrofac confirmed it was awarded a major contract from the German Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT for a major offshore wind project in the North Sea.
Petrofac landed the deal in partnership with Siemens.
The oil and gas service provider will be charged with constructing the offshore installation of the BorWin3 platform, which will later house a Siemens high voltage direct current (HVDC) station. The station will convert the alternating currents produced by wind turbines into onshore energy for the German national grid.
Marwan Chedid, chief executive of Petrofac’s Engineering, Construction, Operations and Maintenance (ECOM) business, said: “Petrofac is involved in a number of projects with TenneT in the German North Sea in which we are supporting the development and maintenance of offshore transmission systems. We are delighted to be partnering with Siemens on this significant contract, which deepens a relationship with an important customer and allows us to utilise our vast experience of operating in the North Sea and delivering large scale, complex projects.”
The HVDC station will have a transmission capacity of 900 megawatts(MW), making it one of the biggest of its kind – powering hundreds of thousands of European homes.
Commercial operations of the Borwin3 are scheduled to being in 2019.