Norwegian contractor Aker Solutions has landed a major engineering procurement, construction and installation contract at a “large” offshore wind project.
The company confirmed it would provide the high-voltage, direct current transmission (HVDC) system for the project, with the platform consisting of a steel jacket substructure and a topside platform deck housing the electrical equipment.
Aker Solutions confirmed it would start work “immediately” on the contract, with installation scheduled for the second half of 2024 and final deliveries slated for the first half of 2025.
It did not disclose the name of the customer or the project, stating more details would be released by the client later this quarter.
Aker Solutions also did not state the contract value, however, the company typically defines “major contracts” as being valued at Nkr3 billion ($336.9 million) and above.
The HDVC platform collects the AC power generated by wind turbine generators and converts it to DC before transmitting it through an export cable to the project’s onshore converter station and grid connection system.