Mighty Servant 1 reaches Haugesund with DolWin Epsilon converter platform
Heavy transport vessel Mighty Servant 1 has completed its journey from the Seatrium shipyard in Singapore to the Aibel shipyard in Haugesund, Norway, with the 900 MW DolWin Epsilon platform aboard. The 23,000-ton HVDC converter platform will transmit the wind-generated electricity from several German offshore wind farms to the onshore power grid.
In its brief statement, Boskalis said that the Mighty Servant 1 has been specially modified for the transport of this green energy converter. At crucial points, the deck has been widened with four outriggers, which support the four massive columns of the DolWin Epsilon.
The vessel set off from Singapore in October and has now completed the journey of 13,000 nautical miles taking it around the Cape of Good Hope. Now that it has arrived in Norway, Aibel, as a partner of the consortium Aibel / Seatrium (formed from a combination of Sembcorp Marine and Keppel Offshore & Marine), will carry out the final technical equipment installation.
Further Hitachi Energy as Aibel’s subcontractor and supplier for the HVDC technology, will install the converter and transformers. During the summer of 2024, the platform will be transported self-floating and installed at its final destination in the German North Sea.