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HSM Offshore has commenced the assembly of the jacket foundation for the Borssele Beta offshore transformer station at its yard in Schiedam, the Netherlands. The Dutch company secured a contract by TenneT TSO for the construction of the Borssele Beta platform in September 2017, after it had cut the first steel for the Borssele Alpha transformer station. HSM […]
HSM Offshore has contracted Joulz Energy Solutions as subcontractor for TenneT’s 700MW Borssele Beta to be built offshore at Borssele in the south-west of the Netherlands.
NKT’s part of the contract for Borssele Beta, won in a consortium with VBMS, is valued at approximately EUR 90 million. As reported earlier, the contract value for VBMS is approximately EUR 70 million.
TenneT has awarded the consortium between VBMS and NKT Cables with a contract for the installation of two 67km export cables that will connect the Borssele Beta substation, i.e. the Borssele 3 & 4 offshore wind farms, to the Dutch onshore grid.
Dutch transmission system operator TenneT TSO B.V. and the Schiedam-based HSM Offshore have cut the first steel for the Borssele Alpha offshore transformer station and have signed a contract for the construction of the Borssele Beta platform.
Amrumbank MPI Adventure installed the last turbine blade at the Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in early September. The installation work started in February, with the vessels operating in water depths of approximately 25m. Amrumbank West is located approximately 35km north of Helgoland and 37km west of Amrum in the German part of the North Sea. The wind […]
ABB has installed the world’s most powerful offshore converter station in the North Sea, which has a 916 MW power transmission capacity,enough to power more than 1,000,000 households. The offshore converter station is part of the DolWin2 project, which will be operated by transmission system operator TenneT and will connect offshore wind farms in the North […]
DolWin beta platform sailed out on Aug 1, 2015 from Haugesund, Norway on its way to the German North Sea. It will house the converter station for the DolWin2 HVDC link, of which ABB is in charge. The link will have the capacity to transmit 916 megawatts (MW) of clean power into the German grid. DolWin […]
The DolWin beta converter platform left Aibel’s yard in Haugesund, Norway on the night of August 1. Following a four-day transport stage, the platform will be installed in the DolWin wind cluster in the German North Sea. The platform concept is based on experience from the oil and gas sector, and has been developed and […]
Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Aibel employees doing their job on the DolWin beta converter station. “Small people, great effort,” says Aibel AS in a description of the photo that shows work on the DolWin beta offshore converter station outside the company’s yard in Haugesund, Norway. With a capacity of more than 900 MW, the converter station will host […]
DolWin beta, the offshore HVDC platform that will connect three offshore wind farms in the German part of the North Sea, is now anchored and ballasted to the seabed, Aibel has announced on its social media pages. The operation of moving the platform to its fixed position at sea started on Saturday evening at 6.30 p.m. […]
Siemens has released a video about the BorWin beta platform, which will transform the alternating current (AC) supplied by wind turbines from two offshore wind farms, Veja Mate and Global Tech 1, before converting it to the same voltage of direct current. Check out the following video and find out more about the platform from […]
DolWin beta high‐voltage direct current (HVDC) platform will arrive at the yard in Haugesund tonight, subject to weather conditions, Aibel announced at its social network page today. The massive DolWin beta structure is being transported to Haugesund in Norway, where the platform will be commissioned prior to deployment in the German North Sea. With a […]
Five vessels of Smit Lamnalco, the global marine service provider, played the key role in the unberthing and float‐over of the world’s largest high‐voltage direct current (HVDC) platform, DolWin beta, at Drydocks World ‐ Dubai. The five state of the art escort tugs, with more than a combined 450 tonnes bollard pull power provided marine […]
Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Topside of the HelWin beta HVDC platform leaving the Netherlands on its way to its installation site in German part of the North Sea. The topside commenced its voyage in early June, loaded onto the H-542 barge, operated by Heerema Marine Contractors, a sister division of Heerema Fabrication Group, […]
Last week, HelWin bèta platform reached its final destination in the German North Sea, where the platform will supply more than half a million households with sustainable energy. Imtech Marine is responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of the HVAC system, being the heating, ventilation and especially the cooling of all high-quality equipment on […]
KOTUG has successfully transported the HelWin beta topside from Zwijndrecht to Schiedam. HelWin beta is a 10,200-ton converter platform, which was build for German grid operator Tennet at the Heerema Fabrication yard in Zwijndrecht. On the river Oude Maas, vessels RT Magic and RT Adriaan (both 75+ tonnes Bollard pull) started the towage at 08:00am. As the platform […]
HVDC topside of Siemens’ HelWin beta converter platform left Heerema Fabrication Group’s (HFG) yard in Zwijndrecht on Saturday, June 14. The topside was transported to Schiedam for the last fabrication activities. Last week, the HelWin beta topside was loaded onto the H-542 barge, operated by Heerema Marine Contractors, a sister division of Heerema Fabrication Group. […]
Representatives of TenneT, Mitsubishi, ABB, Aibel and Dubai Dry Docks were present at a ceremony organized on the occasion of DolWin beta’s departure from Drydocks World. “DolWin beta is the first wind platform we have designed and built. Now that the giant is leaving its construction site, it is a milestone for Aibel,” says CEO Jan […]
Drydocks World has successfully completed the pioneering HVDC converter platform DolWin beta. The platform, the world’s largest in terms of capacity, was built at Drydocks World – Dubai. Completion of Dolwin beta heralds a new era for Drydocks World’s expertise and catapults the facility into the top league of a few specialized shipyards in the world capable […]
Heerema has successfully loaded the HVDC topside of Siemens’ HelWin beta platform onto a seagoing barge. On Saturday, the HelWin beta topside was loaded onto the H-542 barge, operated by Heerema Marine Contractors, a sister division of Heerema Fabrication Group, which built the platform. In October 2012, Heerema started the construction of the 10,200-ton HVDC […]
Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The JB 117 self-elevating platform, owned by Jack-Up Barge B.V., doing its job on the BorWin beta platform. The BorWin beta platform will transform the alternating current (AC) supplied by wind turbines from two offshore wind farms, Veja Mate and Global Tech 1, before converting it to the same […]
The Dolwin Beta project is now entering its final phase of construction at the Drydocks World yard in Dubai, with 2.5 million man hours without lost time incidents. This outstanding HSE result has been celebrated at Aibel’s subcontractor Drydocks World. “Behind the result is a lot of hard work. But even though we’re excited about […]
The installation work on HelWin beta jacket is nearing completion, after all six piles had been driven into the seabed. Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) said that the levelling of the piles and welding them to the jacket is about to start soon. The 4,500-tonne jacket took its position last week. HFG’s fabrication facility Heerema Zwijndrecht […]
After the installation of the subsea structure of the converter platform BorWin beta 125km off the coast in 40 meters water depth in 2013, the topside with a weight of app. 12,000 tons followed today. The tow with BorWin beta had reached the construction site on April 22 after about 24 hours of transit time. […]