Petrofac, Hitachi Energy collaborate in the offshore wind market

Jun 28, 2022 by Energy Connects

Left to Right: Mostafa AlGuezeri, Country Manager UAE and Oversight Countries, Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business, Sami Iskander, Group Chief Executive of Petrofac and Elie Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer Engineering & Construction of Petrofac

Petrofac and Hitachi Energy have entered into a collaboration to provide joint grid integration and associated infrastructure to support the growing offshore wind market.

The collaboration builds on the core technologies and expertise of both companies in offshore wind to support the decarbonisation of power systems and deliver clean energy. It covers high-voltage direct current (HVDC), as well as high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) solutions.

“Offshore wind plays a crucial role in the transition to clean, affordable energy and we’ve been successfully delivering major projects in the sector for more than a decade now,” said Elie Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer, Engineering & Construction of Petrofac. “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.”

“We are delighted to collaborate with Petrofac to help meet the growing need for large-scale offshore wind generation and deliver clean renewable electricity to consumers. As leaders in our respective fields, this collaboration will create added value for our customers and help accelerate the energy transition,” said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business. “Our HVDC and HVAC solutions are key enablers of the transition to a global energy system that is more sustainable, flexible and secure.”

Petrofac is expanding its new and renewable energy portfolio further, recently announcing contract awards and strategic partnerships to support Carbon Capture and Storage, Hydrogen, and waste projects internationally.

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