German North Sea transmission system operator TenneT owns the DolWin3 project, which will utilize high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology built at Alstom’s center in Stafford, England.

The company will supply and construct converter stations and connecting cable systems for the DolWin3 project, which will use direct current technology to deliver the energy generated offshore along an 83km sea cable to the mainland.

From the coast, the clean electricity will then be transported to the converter station in Dörpen/West in Lower Saxony in Germany via an underground cable.

The latest contract will support the 150 open vacancies that Alstom has in Stafford, where it already employs nearly 2,000 people.

Alstom North West Europe commercial VP Kevin Marriott commented: "This latest success puts Alstom in an even stronger position to secure a major share of the UK’s planned development of offshore wind."

The company has also secured a five year post-construction service contract covering the offshore converter station, the platform and the onshore converter infrastructure.