Offshore grid connections

Offshore grid connection solutions for efficient and reliable power transmission at sea

Connections to a secure, reliable, and more decarbonized world of energy

Integrating renewable energy sources and decarbonizing existing electricity infrastructure are key to meeting society’s energy needs while fighting climate change. Yet, these contributions to more carbon-neutral energy take place in remote areas often hundreds or even thousands of kilometers away from the centers of consumption. Effective solutions are vital to connecting all distributed power generation sources to the grid to make electricity available where it is really needed.

Siemens Energy supplies a comprehensive range of reliable, efficient, and proven transmission systems as grid access solutions that meet and master these challenges.

Offshore renewables

Offshore renewables

Renewable energy sources such as onshore and offshore wind power are playing an increasingly important role in the energy mix and contribute significantly to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

 

Siemens Energy supplies a complete range of products and services for the turnkey solutions needed to efficiently harness the power of offshore renewables and transport their energy to the end consumers. This includes wind turbines and complete grid access solutions in high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) and high-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology, as well as monitoring and control solutions and operation and maintenance services.

Offshore electrification

The world’s lowest emissions from offshore oil and gas production thanks to offshore electrification solutions 

Oil and gas companies are increasingly energizing their offshore installations by electric power.

 

Our HVDC and HVAC solutions efficiently supply industrial offshore platforms with clean and reliable electricity. Siemens Energy’s HVDC and HVAC grid access and power supply solutions are delivering proven, superior performance, reliability, and availability at numerous projects around the globe – even in the harshest climates.

There are many challenges to be faced in today’s energy world that is fundamentally changing at a rapid pace. Electricity must come from renewables such as wind and solar power. Power generation must be as carbon-neutral as possible. The distance between power producers and consumers is increasing because renewables resources like offshore wind farms are further away from consumer centers. Grid capacity is growing as fossil power generation is gradually shutting down.

 

This swiftly-advancing energy transition demands major changes to power grids, making it crucial to stabilize existing, strained grids to ensure continuously reliable operation. Guaranteeing security of power supply and consequently the security of reliable operation of such critical infrastructure is a matter of utmost priority. And while digitalization enables new technologies and solutions, it comes with the burdens of cybersecurity.

Zero-subsidy renewables

As a pioneer in offshore power transmission technologies and reliable partner for implementing high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) solutions as well as flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) and a comprehensive range of related services, we support you with our in-depth, long-standing experience in the field of power transmission and distribution.

 

With our holistic approach to the entire electricity transmission system, our experts drive continuous development in terms of both technology and economy. Collaborating with our customers, we deliver significant savings in the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) while further improving transmission system reliability and ensuring grid code compliance. And our expertise supports the zero-subsidy initiative for offshore projects.

Portfolio overview

Offshore grid connections for every need

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Offshore Electrification

Electrification of industrial offshore sites (power from shore).


By transporting green energy from onshore to offshore, Siemens Energy’s customers can significantly reduce CO2 emissons and cut their costs at the same time.

HVDC Offshore Grid Connections

Enable safe and reliable transmission grid operations and manage network stability and unpredictable load situations.
 

HVDC offshore solutions connect renewables sites to the grid over mid- and far-shore distances. These include turnkey offshore grid connections complete with offshore platforms and onshore stations (along with compact DC switchgear

AC Offshore Grid Connections

Enable safe and reliable transmission grid operations and manage network stability and unpredictable load situations.
 

Offshore AC solutions connect renewables sites to the grid over near- and mid-shore distances. These include turnkey offshore grid connections complete with offshore platforms and onshore stations.

The benefits you reap

Expertise you can count on

Connecting offshore wind power to the grid and shaping the future of energy supply.

“Key to offshore wind farm efficiency is the overall wind farm design, from the turbine generating the power, through the cables transmitting the energy and the on and offshore substations that clean up and stabilize the electricity connected to the grid.”
Mike Grainger, Sales Director for Transmission Solutions in the UK
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