The HVDC converter platform, BorWin gamma, will provide an essential renewable offshore resource to address the increasing energy demands.

Under the contract, Drydocks will develop, commission and load out the BorWin3 platform, which will be installed nearly 100km off the German coast in the North Sea, at a water depth of approximately 40m.

The platform, which is expected to enter service in 2019, can transmit electricity from the connected offshore wind farms to the mainland of Germany.

Earlier, TenneT had placed orders with Petrofac and Siemens consortium for the supply of HVDC link BorWin3, which will transmit approximately 900MW of wind power.

Siemens will deliver complete HVDC converter technology for efficient direct-current transmission.

Drydocks World and Maritime World chairman Khamis Juma Buamim said: "The BorWin3 HVDC platform is a key stepping-stone into furthering our business in the renewables industry.

"Our highly specialized units are extremely capable of delivering this ground-breaking project, and we look forward to achieving further success with BorWin3."