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  • 8 June 2021

    Cemre Shipyard has delivered Groene Wind, DEME’s first-ever service operations vessel (SOV), to its owner. “DEME’s first dedicated and world’s first SWATH type service operation vessel Groenewind that will serve 3 different windfarm sites is delivered to her client”, the Turkish shipbuilder said via social media on 6 June. Groene Wind (green wind) features a Small […]

  • 4 January 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Belgian offshore wind farms generated 6.7 TWh of electricity in 2020, which represented 8.4 per cent of total electricity consumption in Belgium, or the electricity consumption of around 1.9 million families. Eight offshore wind farms are currently operational in the Belgian North Sea, with a total installed capacity of almost 2.3 GW. This includes Northwester […]

  • 12 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Belgium’s Elia has selected NHV NV and GEOxyz BV to provide the transmission system operator with transport services between Ostend and offshore platforms in the North Sea. NHV NV will provide crew transfer services by a helicopter, including light luggage, between an onshore heliport in Ostend and offshore platforms situated some 40 kilometres offshore. GEOxyz […]

  • 11 May 2021
    Environment, Technology, Vessels

    DEME’s dual-fuel cable laying vessel Living Stone has completed her liquefied natural gas (LNG) sea trials after being bunkered with LNG for the first time. The ship-to-ship bunkering was conducted in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, by Titan LNG’s FlexFueler, DEME said. Living Stone completed her sea trials back in 2018. The vessel’s first assignment was on […]

  • 5 May 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    DEME’s first service operation vessel (SOV), Groene Wind, is currently undergoing sea trials in Turkey. Built by Cemre Shipyard, the 60-metre SOV has already been signed up for a multi-year contract with Siemens Gamesa. She will be deployed for the maintenance of the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium. Groene Wind features a […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The wind turbine installation at the SeaMade offshore wind farm was completed on 30 November, with the 58th and final unit erected at the project site located 50 kilometres off the Belgian coast in the North Sea. DEME, the EPCI contractor for the project, started installing the foundations in September 2019, using its jack-up vessel […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The SeaMade offshore wind farm is nearing completion with only three wind turbines left to be installed. Located 50 kilometres off the Belgian coast in the North Sea, the offshore wind farm will comprise 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines, 55 of which are now in place. This is according to social media posts from […]

  • 1 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore wind sector was busy throughout the last year and we saw more than a few big news. In this article, our editorial team brings a list of those that were most read on in 2020. Orion’s Heavy Lift Crane Collapses – Video A heavy-lift crane installed on the offshore installation vessel Orion […]

  • 2 March 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has ordered 140 offshore wind turbine towers for three different projects at Denmark’s Welcon. 78 towers will be manufactured for the 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, 38 towers for the 342 MW Kaskasi project in the German North Sea, and 24 towers for the 450 […]

  • 29 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    The transmission system operators (TSOs) in Latvia and Estonia, AS Augstsprieguma tikls (AST) and Elering AS, have signed a cooperation agreement to study possible solutions for connecting the two countries’ joint 1 GW offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea to their mainland grids. Latvia and Estonia started discussions for a joint offshore wind project […]

  • 15 January 2021
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    The VindØ consortium has revealed its vision of the world’s first energy island. The VindØ consortium comprises two of Denmark’s largest pension funds, PensionDanmark and PFA, and Denmark’s largest utility company, Andel. The artificial island, made of submersible concrete boxes, is to be built in the Danish part of the North Sea, around 100 kilometres […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Poland’s Baltic Power, a member of the ORLEN Group, has signed a grid connection agreement with Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne for its offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The ORLEN Group is making preparations for the construction of the offshore wind farm with a capacity of up to 1.2 GW. The wind farm is located […]

  • 30 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ramboll has secured a contract to carry out studies of the possible activities on the VindØ artificial energy island which will be located in the Danish part of the North Sea. Ramboll is studying the possibilities of developing large Power-to-X (PtX) facilities where power from wind farms is converted to products such as hydrogen and […]

  • 12 February 2021
    Grid Connection

    Belgian and Danish transmission system operators, Elia and Energinet, have signed an agreement to assess the possibility of connecting the countries’ grids via the energy island in the North Sea. The two TSOs will, by the end of 2021, carry out technical and cost-benefit analyses of the interconnection project. At the beginning of 2022, the […]

  • 15 June 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has selected the companies to carry out geophysical investigations and hydrographic surveys at the N-10.1 and N-10.2 wind energy areas in the German North Sea. Fugro Germany Marine GmbH is the winner of Lot 1 which covers geophysical subsoil investigations, including the measurement of a given profile grid […]

  • 22 March 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has invited tenders for geophysical investigations and hydrographic surveys in the N-9.4, N-10.1 and N-10.2 wind energy areas in the North Sea. The surveys, to be carried out in 2022, are part of the geological preliminary exploration of the areas in the German EEZ of the North Sea, with […]

  • 5 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Ramboll has completed a pilot test of its True Digital Twin technology at Iberdrola’s 350 MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German sector of the Baltic Sea. The results of the pilot test, carried out as part of the EU Horizon 2020’s ROMEO project, have been summarised in two reports, according to which the […]

  • 8 June 2021
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The first turbine nacelles for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm have arrived by sea at the Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port. The first GE Haliade 150-6MW nacelles made a short trip from GE Renewable Energy’s nacelle assembly plant in Montoir-de-​Bretagne to the Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port earlier this week. Some of the nacelles for the project reached the wind turbine […]

  • 16 April 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    The Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, and the Eastern Mediterranean offer abundant areas with great site conditions for fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind, with LCOE levels projected to go as low as EUR 50/MWh, according to a report issued by Aegir Insights. The Black Sea countries of Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria have a combined technical […]

  • 27 April 2021
    Business & Finance

    French floating wind foundation developer Eolink and Dutch robotics company Kranendonk are looking into setting up a gigafactory for automated production of floating wind foundations. Eolink said it had slightly adapted its detailed design to be fully compatible with automated welding robots which would be used in Kranendonk production line. The flow-rate and the infrastructural […]

  • 2 February 2021

    By Dario Mulazzani, DAVI Product & Market Specialist Wind Energy & Heavy-Duty Division. Located in such a dynamic and extremely powerful element as the sea, foundations represent one of the main elements of any offshore wind farm, accounting for over one-fourth of the total equipment cost. As they must support the wind turbines, absorbing all […]

  • 15 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Cloudberry Clean Energy and Downing LLP have signed the share purchase agreement (SPA) for the construction and ownership of a 100 MW nearshore, shallow-water wind farm in Lake Vänern in southern Sweden. In September 2020, Cloudberry acquired Scanvind2 AS, the holding company of the Rewind Vänern offshore wind project. A few months later, the Norwegian company entered […]

  • 8 March 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    The Danish Energy Agency will conduct a market dialogue for potential bidders and relevant industries on the procurement framework for the North Sea Energy Island project. The market dialogue is part of the initial preparations for the coming procurement procedure for co-ownership of the energy island in the North Sea. The specific framework for the […]

  • 2 November 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Muehlhan Wind Service (MWS) has completed the wind turbine pre-assembly work for SeaMade, Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm. Under the contract with Siemens Gamesa, MWS pre-assembled 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW wind turbines in the Port of Oostende. From there, the wind turbines are transported and installed at the site located 38-50 kilometres off the […]

  • 28 December 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The 103rd and final jacket foundation has been installed at the Moray East offshore wind farm site in Scotland. The Seajacks Scylla jack-up vessel installed the first three-legged jacket in July. The wind farm’s three offshore transformer modules (OTMs), together with their three jacket foundations, have been in place since mid-September. DEME’s installation vessel Orion, initially scheduled to be […]

  • 1 June 2021

    A mission planning software for offshore wind farms and robotic maintenance solutions could together increase working hours of vessels deployed for offshore wind maintenance campaigns by over a third. This is according to the latest analysis within the EU-funded ATLANTIS research project, which is exploring the use of remote offshore inspection and maintenance techniques for […]