DDW to build World's Largest Wind Power Offshore Platform

Friday, January 13, 2012
Drydocks World entered into a contract with Aibel, a Norwegian provider of services to the energy industry, for building a Wind Power Offshore Platform structure, to receive power generated from offshore wind farms. The project will be implemented at the Dubai shipyard.   “Drydocks World has progressively enhanced its capability to implement sophisticated high end projects involving tremendous skill and expertise. We are proud to work on the ground-breaking project for a leading service provider like Aibel. Our contribution to the wind farming and offshore industry is widely acknowledged and this project will serve to further enhance our reputation. We have developed sustained interest in projects that facilitate improvements in green energy. Environment protection and maintenance is ingrained in our corporate value system and we have made all possible efforts to enhance and streamline our processes and production systems to fall in line,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.   
The platform named DolWin beta will be built for the large DolWin wind farm cluster near Dollart, in the German sector of the North Sea. Drydocks World will carry out the building of  the platform structure for  Aibel, who is 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 wind farms 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 92.3 m and breadth is 72.8 m. The fabrication of GBS Platform will start in July 2012 and is expected to be delivered in December 2013. The shipyard will carry out, fabrication of steel and piping, electrical cables and implement surface protection coating. The accommodation structure for 16 people will be as per NORSOK standards, which will be fabricated and installed along with the heli-deck.  
“Aibel is pleased to award the GBS platform structure fabrication contract to DDW. DDW have been selected after international competition and with recognition of DDW’s safety record.The platform will be transported to Aibel`s yard in Haugesund Norway for outfitting. In the summer of 2014 Aibel will tow the platform from Haugesund to the offshore site in the North Sea and install the platform on the sea bottom.
We look forward to a good co-operation with DDW and an on time delivery to a satisfactory quality for our end clients. The platform and execution model is set up in accordance with Aibel’s vision-We deliver sustainable solutions,” said Jan Skogseth, Aibel CEO. 
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