The consortium will deliver the HVDC platform (DolWin epsilon) and onshore converter station for the offshore grid connection project DolWin5. Hitachi will supply the complete HVDC electrical power system.
Aibel’s scope within the EPCIC contract and the consortium is the engineering and procurement and Keppel FELS’s yard in Singapore will be constructing the converter platform. After transportation from Singapore to Haugesund, Aibel will install Hitachi’s HVDC conversion equipment, including commissioning, transport and installation of the complete converter platform offshore.
Dolwin epsilon will be installed in the DolWin cluster on the German sector of the North Sea, where the other three DolWin platforms are operating. Among them is DolWin beta, Aibel’s first wind platform delivered in 2015. It is currently the most powerful offshore converter platform in the world.