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Topside is first of three Aibel will deliver to the 3.6GW offshore wind farm off the UK
The offshore wind platform for the 1200MW Dogger Bank A offshore wind farm has arrived at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund, Norway.
The platform is the first of three platforms that Aibel will deliver to Dogger Bank, which is located in the North Sea, 130km off the Yorkshire coast.
The topside was constructed at Aibel’s yard in Thailand, where it set several records, including being the largest installation ever moved on Thai soil.
It measures 74 by 51 metres across and is 40 metres high.
The platform will receive electricity from 95 wind turbines and convert it into 320kV of DC, which will then be sent to shore.
Aibel president and chief executive Mads Andersen said: “This is an important milestone in Aibel’s transition towards a renewable and low-carbon future.
“The platforms, which will be very visible in the cityscape in Haugesund, illustrate that the expertise in the Norwegian supplier industry is highly relevant in the green shift.
“The offshore wind project teams here in Haugesund, together with their Aibel colleagues in Asker, hold world-class expertise in this field, which has made Aibel a preferred supplier to the European offshore wind industry and a key player in the energy transition. Now we have a visible proof – and more are on their way.”