Aibel awarded Hywind contract

Stavanger, 9th July 2014

Statoil has awarded Aibel the contract for FEED and EMA (Engineering & Management Assistance) of substructures for the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park offshore wind farm. The contract has an estimated value of approx. NOK 40 million.

“This is an important new step in our commitment to renewable energy. This past year we’ve worked hard to get this contract. Here our experience from the Dolwin Beta wind platform has been a crucial factor,” said Jan Skogseth, CEO of Aibel.

Foto: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil ASPhoto: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil AS

Five floating wind turbines
The project comprises a FEED study and a subsequent detailed EMA phase for the development of substructures for the five new floating wind turbines. The turbines will be installed in the field off the east coast of Scotland. Project completion is expected in 2017, when the turbines have been installed.

Work will start immediately and will be performed from Aibel’s offices in Oslo and Haugesund. At most 30 employees will be involved in the project. Aibel will cooperate closely with the following subcontractors: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Dr.techn.Olav Olsen AS and Principa North AS.

“The Statoil award is a recognition of Aibel’s project organisation, together with some of Europe’s leading experts on structural analysis of offshore wind turbines. Now, together with the rest of our organisation, they will ensure high-quality implementation,” said Jan Skogseth.

Statoil has previously carried out a demonstration project of the Hywind concept on a smaller scale off Karmøy. 

 

Aibel is a leading service company within the oil and gas industry and is established in renewable energy.

The company`s around 6,000 employees in Norway and abroad are engaged onshore and offshore. With eight locations in Norway, the company is located near the customers. In addition to operations in Norway, Aibel is also located in Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom, Denmark and Egypt.

Published 2014-07-09, 15:45 CET Updated 2014-07-09, 15:52 CET

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