Wood, the prominent consulting and engineering company, has been awarded a contract by Dragados Offshore to deliver engineering design and provide regulatory support for the development of three 2 GW convertor stations to transfer offshore wind power to Germany's power grid. These projects will be executed by Spanish company Dragados Offshore, in partnership with Siemens Energy.

The three offshore high voltage direct current platforms, standing 65 m above the water in the German North Sea, will individually gather and convert 2 GW of power generated from offshore wind farms for connection to the onshore transmission grid. 

John Day, president of Oil, Gas & Power Projects at Wood, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with [Dragados] 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.”