Business Focus: IBG Companies in the News

With Offshore WIND heading towards the launch of its International Business Guide (IBG) 2017, the Business Focus articles will update you on the companies listed in our IBG that appeared in the news over the past few weeks. 

Offshore WIND International Business Guide 2016 (Photo: Navingo)

Bladt Industries

The last jacket foundations manufactured by Bladt Industries for the Wikinger offshore wind farm are now on their way to the offshore wind farm site in the German sector of the Baltic Sea, following a load-out last Thursday. (Article)


Dutch marine services provider Van Wijngaarden Marine Services has ordered a Damen Shoalbuster 3512, bringing the total number of Shoalbusters in its fleet to five including the Noordstroom, also a Shoalbuster 3512, which was delivered in April 2016. (Article)


DEME Group and Chinese COSCO Shipping have officially embarked on a joint journey to develop offshore wind energy in China, under an umbrella agreement signed on 31 October, following the two companies’ joint venture announcement in May. COSCO Shipping plans to enter the market by partnering with DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea. (Article)


Marine equipment manufacturer MacGregor has introduced the 3D Motion Compensator (3DMC), a flexible retrofit device ”designed to enhance the load-handling precision of an offshore crane even in challenging sea states.” (Article)

MPI Offshore

Jack-up vessels MPI Discovery and Pacific Orca have completed the installation of 116 turbine foundations at the 400MW Rampion wind farm off Sussex, E.ON reports. (Article)


Sif reaffirmed the projected production of 183 ktons for the entire 2016, with a full order book for offshore wind and the order book for offshore oil and gas filled to the base load level. For 2017 and Q1 2018, the order book is filled up to 118 ktons and an additional 160 ktons are under exclusive negotiation, the company said in its Q3 financial results. (Article)

Smulders; Jan De Nul and 50Hertz Transmission GmbH have awarded Iemants and Jan De Nul Group with a contract to construct, install, ballast and protect gravity based foundations (GBFs) for two offshore substations. (Article)

Tidal Transit

Tidal Transit’s crew transfer vessel (CTV), Eden Rose, has completed its latest charter contracts for Dogger Bank and Hornsea offshore wind farm sites, where it supported upgrade works on met mast monitoring equipment. (Article)


Dutch transmission systems operator TenneT has awarded a consortium of VBMS and NKT Cables with a contract to supply and install two export cables that will connect the Borssele I & II offshore wind farms to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands. (Article)

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