Dolwin Beta's living quarters are in place

The about 500 ton living quarters for Dolwin Beta is hoisted in place.

The Dolwin Beta wind platform is being built at subcontractor Drydocks World in Dubai. With its 77 metres in height, it is gradually becoming highly visible. The height makes this one of the most complex installations in the project.

Det rundt 500 tonn tunge boligkvarteret til Dolwin Beta ble installert mandag 17. februar.
The living quarters were installed using a floating crane.

“The hoist was carried out in a good and safe manner. We are very satisfied,” says Project Manager Kjetil V. Jacobsen.

Preparations for the operation were thorough. Among other things, a trial hoist was carried out the day before to ensure that the installation would proceed as smoothly as possible. From the start of the hoist it took five and a half hours until the new module was installed.

“Now work will start on welding the living quarters to the platform deck. We are fully focused on completing all disciplines on the platform,” the project manager says. 

The hoist of the living quarters marks a milestone in the project, which is a collaboration between Aibel and ABB. When the platform is completed, it will be installed in a major wind park in the German sector in the North Sea. There it will convert alternating current from wind turbines to direct current before sending it onshore.   

Det rundt 500 tonn tunge boligkvarteret til Dolwin Beta ble installert mandag 17. februar.
Dolwin Beta is 77 metres tall. The height made the installation of the living quarters one of the most complex operations in the project.

Published 2014-02-17, 15:22 CET Updated 2014-02-17, 15:22 CET

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