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Aker Solutions Signs Contract for Wind Project

Aker Solutions | February 19, 2021

Aker Solutions has signed a FEED contract with Empire Offshore Wind LLC to examine the plan and conveyance of solid establishments for the wind turbine generators (WTG) for the arranged Empire Wind project in New York, US. Empire Wind is being created by Equinor and BP through a 50/50 key organization in the US.

Aker Solutions will dissect how to configuration, build and introduce solid bases remaining on the ocean bottom to help the WTGs. The extension likewise incorporates investigation of development techniques and models for marine tasks to introduce the designs. The organization will utilize its history from past conveyances of solid foundations to help the association in characterizing viable solutions for the Empire Wind project.

The organization's front-end designing work will likewise profit a few US-based accomplices and providers. This incorporates development organization Kiewit Infrastructure Inc. furthermore, administrative and allowing master McLaren.

Over the past 50 years, Aker Solutions has become perceived internationally for conveying total oil and gas improvements, securely and on schedule and financial plan. The organization is a global pioneer for conveying solid bases to requesting offshore projects.

"In recent years, we have increased our activity within low-carbon and renewable energy projects, and offshore wind is a key growth area. Aker Solutions is already delivering concrete hulls to Equinor’s Hywind Tampen offshore floating wind project. We are pleased to see that the Empire Wind development is considering using proven concrete technology, and that we can contribute with our expertise," said Kjetel Digre, Chief Executive Officer of Aker Solutions.

About Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions helps the world meet its energy needs. We engineer the products, systems and services required to unlock energy. Our goal is to maximize recovery and efficiency of oil and gas assets, while using our expertise to develop the sustainable solutions of the future. Aker Solutions employs approximately 15,000 people in more than 20 countries.

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Nordex | April 08, 2021

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JinkoSolar, JA Solar and Longi expect production capacity of 182mm modules to reach 54GW in 2021

JinkoSolar | November 21, 2020

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Green Development Announces the Completion of Solar Farms

Green Development LLC | February 24, 2021

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