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Hitachi Energy wins UAE sub-sea power transmission contract

UAE: Hitachi Energy has announced winning an order from Samsung C&T Corporation, to connect Adnoc’s offshore operations to the onshore power grid in the UAE.

The onshore power grid is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa).

Hitachi Energy’s HVDC Light technology and MACH (Modular Advanced Control for HVDC) digital control platform will enable the transfer of cleaner and more efficient power from the mainland to power Adnoc’s offshore production operations, enabling a carbon footprint reduction of Adnoc’s off-shore operations by more than 30 %.

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.

With a capacity of 3,200 MW, the two HVDC links will be by far the most powerful power-from-shore solution in the Middle East and North America region to date. It is also the first HVDC power-from-shore solution outside Norwegian waters. This innovative solution reflects how Hitachi Energy continues to pioneer technology to address the growing interest from national and independent oil and gas companies to power their offshore production facilities with carbon-free energy from onshore power grids.

“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,” said Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy.

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

Source: Hitachi Energy