Confident development in service deliveries to offshore wind farm
In January this year, painters, scaffolders, rope access technicians and technical personnel from Bilfinger Nordics started the work of preparing the first of three electrical power converter platforms. The Dogger Bank Wind Farm project is rapidly developing.
The first platform (Doggerbank A) is installed offshore, while the next is being prepared. - "An exciting project to be a part of" says project manager Arild Nordstad.
Several months of work and diligent effort has been completed in order to make the first converter platform ready for the offshore wind farm Dogger Bank. A significant amount of work has been finalized with zero incidents. The team is now well ahead with the second (Doggerbank B) of three platforms.
Power up to 6 million households
The Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm project is the world's largest wind farm currently under construction, - and soon to be established off the northeast coast of the UK. The wind farm will, when fully developed, have a combined capacity of 3.6 GW. It will comprise of 277 wind turbines and three HVDC platforms which is expected to produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 6 million British households.
The Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm project is the world's largest wind farm currently under construction, - and soon to be established off the northeast coast of the UK. The wind farm will, when fully developed, have a combined capacity of up to 3.6 GW. (Photo: Doggebank Wind Farm)
Each turbine will be able to supply 16,000 homes with clean renewable energy, which correspond to a reduction in emissions of 9,000 CO2 equivalents per year.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Vårgrønn (20%). SSE Renewables is lead operator for the development and construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Equinor will be lead operator of the wind farm on completion for its expected operational life of around 35 years.
For our organization, which in this case is a subcontractor to Aibel, it is about excelling in the tasks we undertake. We deliver highly skilled professionals and differentiate ourselves particularly in areas that require personnel with climbing and technical experience (Rope Access Technicians, RAT), skilled painters, and scaffold workers, says Director of Business Development in Bilfinger Nordics, Leif Helge Eriksen.
He is proud of the expertise Bilfinger offers to clients and is pleased to contribute to more renewable power, thereby participating in the green transition.
Full utilization of expertise
The work undertaken by Bilfinger includes tasks such as surface treatment, insulation, scaffolding and rope access work, areas where Bilfinger have significant competence and experience in delivering projects to client’s expectations.
- “Quite educational and at times rather demanding” summarizes Tobias Bang, who has followed the Bilfinger team from Aibel yard to hook-up at sea.
When the world's largest wind farm is to supply electricity to British households, special efforts are required from technicians who can work at heights. (Photo: Doggerbank Wind Farm)