Well-known energy company, Siemens Energy and engineering frontrunner, Aker Solutions have recently entered into an agreement with electric services company, Vattenfall.
Under this deal, the firms will work collaboratively to provide grid connection infrastructure for Norfolk Boreas, Vattenfall’s 1800MW offshore wind farm off east England.
Apparently, the contractors will be responsible for EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) and the installation of the HVDC (high voltage direct current) onshore and offshore substations and connection to the National Grid.
According to sources, both firms are well-recognized bidders to offer the power system to the full 3.6GW Norfolk zone.
Speaking on the latest move, Helene Biström, head of business area wind, Vattenfall, stated that the development of similar cutting-edge HVDC technology and partnerships with such strong firms will strengthen the firm’s position as a leading developer in offshore wind in Europe.
Helene further expressed excitement for the deal as it is a step ahead to fossil-free living within one generation and a significant opportunity for the supply chain business to partake in the largest offshore wind zones across the world.
According to Senior Vice President, High Voltage Grids, Siemens Energy, Hauke Jürgensen, to achieve the energy transition and alleviate the threats of climate change, the growth of renewable energy is now more crucial than ever.
Hauke further stated that the firm looks forward to collaborating with Vattenfall and Aker Solutions for driving offshore wind development.
Senior Vice President of offshore wind at Aker Solutions, Kenneth Simonsen, claimed that the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone development necessitates up to three HVDC platforms for succession.
As per Kenneth, this would offer long-term predictability as well as positive effects repeatedly along with standardization for the supplier industry.
Kenneth further mentioned that the firm is delighted to support a project that suffices the dual objective of creating local content whilst delivering low-cost, and green electricity to homes and businesses across the U.K.