Wood to support major German offshore wind-to-grid connection projects

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The renewable power generated from the Dragados Offshore project will satisfy the electricity needs of around four million people in Germany. Photo: TenneT.

Renewable power generated from wind-to-grid project will provide electricity for four million people in Germany.

Global consulting and engineering company Wood has been awarded a contract by Dragados Offshore, to deliver engineering design and provide regulatory support for the development of three 2GW convertor stations that will transfer offshore wind power to Germany’s power grid.

The projects will be executed by Dragados Offshore, Spain in partnership with Siemens Energy. The three offshore high voltage direct current platforms, each the size of a European football pitch, 65 metres above sea-level in the German North Sea, will individually gather and convert 2GW of power generated from offshore windfarms for connection to the onshore transmission grid. The renewable power generated will satisfy the electricity needs of around four million people in Germany.

John Day, president of oil, gas and power projects at Wood, said: “Building on our strong engineering heritage and longstanding relationship with Dragados Offshore, we are delighted to be partnering with them on this world-leading project, helping to deliver one of the largest offshore wind-to-grid connections.

“An integrated energy system is critical to maintaining energy security while achieving the world’s net zero ambitions. This project is a significant step in creating the scale and infrastructure required to secure both. Our technical expertise will ensure successful project delivery as we design and deliver future renewable energy systems.”

The project will be delivered by Wood’s experts in the UK, India and Spain, leveraging Wood’s offshore energy expertise to design a low-carbon future.