The Dutch government has on security grounds excluded Chinese contractors from a tender for a massive North Sea wind grid upgrade led by network operator TenneT, Recharge's sister title Upstream has learned.

Contractor Petrofac has lined up Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering (MMHE) to build high voltage direct current (HVDC) substations after it and Japan's Hitachi Energy last week were announced as winners of a €13bn ($14.2bn)