WSM is helping to take the world’s -largest offshore wind-power platform into operation. WSM has been entrusted to manage the maritime operations of Dolwin Beta, from its construction at Haugesund on Norway’s west coast to its current location 45km from the German North Sea coast.
The platform houses the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter and is an integral part of the DolWin2 project, which will connect offshore wind farms in the DolWin cluster with the German transmission grid.
DolWin2 is part of Germany’s ambitious energy transition roadmap, called “Energiewende”, which foresees the generation of more than 6.5 gigawatts (GW) from offshore wind by 2020 and 15 GW by 2030.
Project management: ABB
Height: 100 metres
Weight: approx. 23,000 tonnes
Cabling: 45km subsea, 90km underground HVDC