Aker Wins ‘Major’ Offshore Converter Platform Contract

Aker Solutions has reported that the company won an EPCI contract for an offshore HVDC converter platform as part of a consortium that was awarded and EPCI contract for a HVDC transmission system for a large offshore wind project.

The company did not name its customer, consortium, or the offshore wind project, saying that more details are expected to be announced by its customer and its partners during the third quarter of 2021.

Aker did, however, qualify the contract as “major” and said it would book about NOK 3 billion (around EUR 284 million) as order intake related to this award in the third quarter of 2021.

The company’s contract covers engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of an offshore HVDC converter platform which will consist of a steel jacket foundation and a topside platform deck housing the electrical equipment.

Work will start immediately with installation planned to start in the second half of 2024 and final deliveries in the second half of 2025, Aker said.