Wood to Develop Converter Stations for Dragados Offshore


Industry consulting company Wood has been awarded a contract by Dragados Offshore for engineering design and regulatory support in developing three 2 GW converter stations that will transfer offshore power to Germany’s power grid. 

The three HVDC platforms, each the size of a European football pitch and situated 65 m above sea level in the German North Sea, will individually gather and convert 2 GW of power generated from the sites for connection to the onshore transmission grid. The renewable power generated will satisfy the electricity needs of around 4 million people in Germany, says the company.

“Building on our strong engineering heritage and long-standing 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,” says Wood’s John Day. 

“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.”

These projects will be delivered by Wood personnel in the U.K., India and Spain. They will be executed by Dragados Offshore, Spain in partnership with Siemens Energy.

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