Aibel first wind platform-DolWin Beta2013-07-08
Aibel AS is a leading supplier of services related to oil, gas and renewable energy. The company has around 5 500 employees in Norway and abroad, working on fields and facilities, both on and offshore.
They provide the clients with the best engineering, construction, upgrading and maintenance solutions.
Aibel is currently present on 30 of the 70 platforms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and on four of the six onshore facilities in Norway. Their principal clients are Statoil and ConocoPhillips. Here is a project called "DolWin Beta".
The first wind platform that Aibel is building has been named DolWin Beta. The platform is a collaboration project between Aibel and ABB.
DolWin Beta will be built for a large wind farm cluster in the German sector of the North Sea. It will receive alternating current from wind farms, and convert it into direct current before sending it onshore via subsea cables.
Aibel is designing and building the platform, whilst ABB has overall project responsibility and is supplying cables and the conversion equipment.
DolWin Beta is a submersible floating platform. It is to be towed into the right position and placed on the sea bed. It has separate living quarters for 24 people, a helipad and two lifting cranes.
The platform will be built by a subcontractor. It will be fitted out at Aibel's yard in Haugesund in Norway.
In the summer of 2014, DolwWin Beta will be towed out to the DolWin field.