Hitachi Energy wins subsea power transmission network contract in MENA

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Hitachi Energy, the global technology leader in power grids, has secured a major order from the leading engineering and construction company Samsung C&T to connect ADNOC’s offshore operations to the onshore power grid in the UAE owned and operated by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA).

Hitachi Energy’s HVDC Light technology and MACH digital control platform will allow the transfer of cleaner and more efficient power from the mainland to power ADNOC’s offshore production operations, reducing the company’s carbon footprint by more than 30 percent.

According to the statement, this innovative solution reinforces Hitachi Energy’s commitment to helping customers and countries to transition towards a carbon-neutral future and help enable the ‘2050 Net-Zero Initiative’ of the UAE.

Claudio Facchin
Claudio Facchin
CEO – Hitachi Energy

“We are proud to be enabling Abu Dhabi and ADNOC to make significant progress on their pathway toward achieving the United Arab Emirates’ ambition to be carbon-neutral by 2050. At Hitachi Energy, we are championing the urgency of the clean energy transition, and this major order is further evidence that we are a ‘go to’ partner for developing and deploying technologies and solutions that are advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure.”

“In Hitachi Energy, we have selected a trusted partner who brings deep global competence and a strong mindset of collaboration and innovation. Together, we will serve ADNOC with pioneering technologies that are proven to deliver for such a large HVDC project,” commented Mr. SH Kim, Procurement Manager at Samsung C&T Corporation.

The entire power-from-shore project will include two HVDC power links, which will link two clusters of offshore oil and gas production facilities to the mainland power grid, a distance of up to 140 kilometers for each cluster.

As per the statement, Hitachi Energy is supplying four converter stations, which convert alternating current (AC) power to direct current (DC) for transmission in the subsea cables, then reconvert it to AC from DC for use in the offshore power systems. The HVDC technology will be supplied from Hitachi Energy’s global competence centers.

Related: ADNOC, TAQA unveils $3.6bn project to cut offshore carbon emission