Vattenfall has chosen a consortium of Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions as preferred bidder to supply the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platforms for its giant Norfolk offshore wind projects in the UK.

"We’re extremely confident both in our choice of Siemens Energy - Aker Solutions as preferred bidder and in our decision to use innovative HVDC technology,” said Catrin Jung, head of business development offshore at Vattenfall.