Drydocks World to build wind power platform for AibelYard News // January 19, 2012
Drydocks World has entered into a contract with Aibel, the leading Norwegian provider of services to the energy industry, for the construction of an offshore wind power platform to receive power generated from offshore windfarms. The project will be implemented at the group's Dubai shipyard.
The platform, named DolWin beta, will be built for the large DolWin windfarm near Dollart, in the German sector of the North Sea.
Drydocks World will buildi the platform structure for Aibel, who are a supplier to ABB. ABB has been contracted by the German transmission grid operator TenneT to deliver a turnkey solution for the power transmission link, connecting the offshore windfarms to the German mainland grid, including the offshore platform, the offshore and onshore converter stations and the land and sea cable systems.
The length of the platform is 92.3m and its breadth is 72.8m. Fabrication of the platform will start in July 2012. It is due to be delivered in December 2013.