This type of platform is quite similar to a traditional oil & gas platform, however there is one critical difference; it is unmanned. As a consequence, it is important that equipment can withstand the corrosive offshore environment, otherwise costly maintenance work could occur. For the Dolwin Beta project we delivered SPB-RF cable trays, OE cable ladders and Mekano® channels, which are all products that we recommend for this type of environment.
The Dolwin Beta project was completed through a collaboration between Aibel and ABB, where Aibel was responsible for design and construction, while ABB had the main responsibility and delivered HVDC-equipment and cables. It has been put into operation in a wind farm area in the German sector of the North Sea.