Paving the way for an electrified future


Drivers of the electrification of Europe

Electricity plays a central role in achieving Europe's clean energy transition. Switching from the more CO2-intensive fossil fuels not only enables the large-scale decarbonisation of the electricity sector itself. The green electricity generated can also be used to replace fossil fuels in other energy-intensive sectors of the economy such as transport (e-mobility), buildings (electric heat pumps) or industry (e.g. to provide low and medium temperature heat). However, the increased demand for electricity, combined with a shift to a decentralised electricity system based on renewable energy, also requires significant changes to the existing electricity transmission infrastructure. Especially in countries where the areas with the greatest potential for renewable energy generation and the main centres of consumption are geographically separated, the major grid operators face the challenge of creating large new transmission lines across the country. VORWERK is actively working with European grid operators to create a reliable and efficient electricity transmission network for the future.

VORWERK, led by its recently acquired subsidiary Bohlen & Doyen, is electrifying Europe by becoming one of the market leaders in the realisation of high voltage transmission networks. Over a century of accumulated experience in the realisation of long-distance transmission projects, an essential role in early high-voltage direct current projects and major European interconnector projects have resulted in technological dominance and a team of highly experienced engineers. Our engineers are able to cover the entire value chain on a turnkey basis, always ensuring a high level of accuracy. Our goal is to be in an open dialogue with our customers to develop the ideal solutions for the midstream electricity market through our deep pool of talent and know-how.

Our qualified products and services in the power sector include:

Earth-based power grids
We offer a complete turnkey approach for Transmission System Operators (TSOs), Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and residential customers, starting with project conception, detailed engineering and right of way negotiation through to implementation and aftermarket service & maintenance. Our patented processes and state-of-the-art equipment enable us to complete even the most complex cable projects on time. A large in-house HD drilling fleet, extensive cable pulling capabilities and decades of industry-specific expertise are some of the factors that set us apart from our competitors.

Energy Conversion Power
We are able to implement turnkey substations and converter stations that meet the highest regulatory standards of reliability, precision and efficiency that are a given in the execution of critical power infrastructure. We have an excellent track record in delivering customised solutions using our state-of-the-art technology and experience.

Service & operational management
We provide all specialised services for electricity grids and stations. 24-hour fault service, maintenance and operation ensure maximum reliability and safety of the critical power infrastructure.