Aibel and Seatrium built the platform as a consortium for TenneT’s DolWin5 project in the German North Sea. It should reach Haugesund on Norway’s west coast in the second half of December.
On arrival, Aibel and Hitachi Energy will install the HVDC converter and transformers and other equipment followed by commissioning.
“We have a tight schedule to get things done, but we are well-prepared…recently we’ve performed similar operations with Hitachi Energy…for the Dogger Bank offshore wind platforms [in the UK southern North Sea],” said Aibel’s project director, Merete Lia Rønningen.
At Haugesund, the convertor platform will be parked alongside the Dogger Bank B offshore wind platform.
DolWin epsilon platform is due to depart the yard next summer for the DolWin cluster where it will transmit up to 900 MW to residents in Germany.