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Dolwin Beta

Aibel's first wind converter platform is named Dolwin Beta. The platform was a collaboration project between Aibel and ABB.

21 August 2014 the giant wind platform arrived at Aibel's yard in Haugesund.

DolWin Beta was 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 has designed and built the platform, whilst ABB had the overall project responsibility and supplied cables and the conversion equipment.

Dolwin Beta is a submersible floating platform. It was 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 has been constructed at the Drydocks World yard in Dubai. 

Get the full overview of the process from contract award to hand over in the North Sea in this short video.

 

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 21 August 2014 the giant wind platform arrived at Aibel's yard in Haugesund.

Facts

A collaboration between Aibel and ABB.

To be located in the Dolwin wind farm area near Helgoland 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.

It will have a capacity of 924 MW and can receive electricity from three wind farms, i.e. a total of 240 turbines. 

Dolwin Beta is the size of a football field. It is 70 metres tall, 74 metres wide and 99 metres long.

It will stand on the seabed at a depth of 29 metres.

The project is managed from the Aibel office in Haugesund. At the most, around 200 employees will work on the wind platform.