Samsung C&T Corporation has awarded Hitachi Energy a contract to connect ADNOC’s offshore operations to the onshore power grid in the UAE, which is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa).
According to a statement from Hitachi Energy, its 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 offshore operations by more than 30%.
The solution is said to reinforce 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.
“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,” said Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy.
With a capacity of 3,200MW, the two HVDC links will be by far the most powerful power-from-shore solution in the Middle East and North America (MENA) region to date. It is also the first HVDC power-from-shore solution outside Norwegian waters. This 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, the statement explained.
S H Kim, procurement manager at Samsung C&T Corporation added, “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.”
The 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 140km for each cluster, Hitachi Energy concluded.
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