Norway: Aibel Goes Renewable
Aibel, which traditionally has been an oil service company, is currently also established in renewable energy. With the DolWin Beta platform the company has taken the step into the offshore wind sector.
This is a platform for the conversion of alternating current to direct current from a wind park in the North Sea.
New business areaThe ZERO environmental organization recently visited Aibel to learn more about the company’s efforts in the offshore wind sector, among other things.
“Wind is a new business area at Aibel. Here we use our expertise and extensive experience from the oil and gas industry to develop technology for a new sector,” says Tore Engevik, EVP wind.
The DolWin Beta wind platform will be located in the German sector. From a business viewpoint, it is here and in England that opportunities are greatest,” Engevik believes.
“Germany and England are putting a lot of resources into renewable energy. We as a company see business opportunities. Unfortunately there seems to be little political intent to do the same in Norway,” he says.
Press release, April 1, 2013; Image: aibel