Logistics Middle East
Drydocks World awarded for UAE’s heaviest load-out project
Drydocks World has been presented with an award at the 2019 Mastech Awards in recognition of its achievements in the marine industry, in particular for completing the UAE’s heaviest load-out on the BorWin Gamma High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) platform topside.
BorWin Gamma is a 900 megawatt HVDC substation for offshore location in the German North Sea. The substation is built as an offshore platform with a gigantic size of L71m × W71m × H37m.
Drydocks World, a service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, constructed the BorWin Gamma topside for Petrofac, Siemens and Tennet.
BorWin Gamma will provide an essential renewable offshore resource to meet increasing energy demands, transmitting electricity from connected offshore wind farms in the North Sea to mainland Germany.
Up to 900 megawatts of electricity will be transmitted by the platform, providing enough clean wind power to supply the annual electricity consumption of more than one million German households.
The UAE’s heaviest loadout was completed during the BorWin Gamma project by skidding the 21,000T topside including the deck support frame structure, using a sophisticated hydraulic pulling system to transfer the topside onto the heavy lift vessel for transportation to the North Sea.
“Drydocks World is a specialist in constructing largescale offshore projects, and our highly-skilled team consistently completes safe & efficient solutions in all project work,” said Capt. Rado Antolovic Phd, the CEO and Managing Director of DP World’s Maritime Services Division.