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  • 28 August 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The installation of the jacket foundation piles at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France has been completed and Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus, which was being used to perform the work, has now left the project site, Ailes Marines, the project development company wholly owned by Iberdrola, said on 28 August. All locations that (will) […]

  • 18 August 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has installed 31 out of 62 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France. The first wind turbine was installed in May on position number SB44, located in the northern part of the offshore construction site. The wind turbines are manufactured […]

  • 2 November 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Smulders and Siemens Energy have sent off the first of the two Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs) for the Moray West offshore wind farm from the Smulders yard on the Tyne at Wallsend. The second OTM has also been loaded onto a barge and is ready to be transported to Scotland. The OTMs have been delivered […]

  • 8 September 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Infrastructure, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Van Oord and Ecowende, a joint venture of Shell and Eneco, have agreed to collaborate on the construction of the Hollandse Kust West VI offshore wind farm, with the contract(s) for the work to be signed later this year. This will be the most ecological wind farm yet, said Van Oord, whose contract(s) will include […]

  • 21 August 2023
    Business development, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Elanora Offshore, a consortium comprising EnergyAustralia, KIMAenergy, Boskalis, Respect Energy, and Polpo Investments, has unveiled its plans to build a 5 GW wind farm off the Gippsland coast, Australia’s first declared offshore wind zone. According to the project’s website, the 5 GW Elanora offshore wind farm would create over 3,000 direct jobs during the construction […]

  • 1 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Technology, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    Updates on wind turbine technology and new offshore wind projects, including those facing major challenges, marked 2023 on In the article below, we have compiled our ten most-read news last year, together with some of their related updates and stories. In February 2023, Vestas revealed plans to scale up a new chemical process that […]

  • 24 July 2023
    Business & Finance

    UK green energy supplier Octopus Energy Group has announced that it will invest, through its generation arm, USD 20 billion (about GBP 15 billion) into offshore wind by 2030. The company said that this will go towards the generation of 12 GW of renewable electricity a year, enough to power 10 million homes. Octopus is targeting projects […]

  • 19 June 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The installation of offshore export cables that will connect Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms in Taiwan to the grid on land has been completed. Seaway7, which chartered the Topaz Installer vessel for the work, has installed seven export cables totalling 210 kilometres in length, according to the company’s update on social media. The installation […]

  • 9 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The Correll Group, Electrical Engineering Division has secured a contract with Prysmian Powerlink for the testing and terminations of the 66 kV inter-array cables and offshore substation topside on the GodeWind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms in Germany. The project will be completed in three phases, said the Correll Group. The first […]

  • 15 May 2012

    The ‘Seven Borealis’, Subsea 7’s flag ship, is currently in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) for final outfitting at the Huisman facilities. The vessel is the first customized version of Ulstein Sea of Solutions’ successful SOC 5000 vessel design and fully developed by the Netherlands based Ulstein design office. The vessel features an offshore mast crane which […]

  • 26 May 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    RWE has decided to strengthen its position in the German offshore market by becoming the sole owner of the 1.6 GW cluster of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. The Nordseecluster, consisting of four sites located north of the Juist island, was formerly co-developed with Canadian company Northland Power, which has now sold […]

  • 4 July 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    The first wind turbine foundation at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm has been installed, the developer Ailes Marines informed today, 4 July. Using Subsea 7’s Seven Borealis vessel, Van Oord installed the first jacket foundation, located in the northern part of the project site and has already started installing the second one in the same […]

  • 19 July 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    The installation of the first four jacket foundations has been completed at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France. The installation of the foundations started at the beginning of this month, with the first jacket installed on 4 July by Van Oord using Subsea 7’s Seven Borealis vessel. The jackets have been installed on drilled […]

  • 28 September 2022
    R&D, Technology

    Norwegian shipbuilder and designer Ulstein has introduced the ULSTEIN HX122 vessel design with the aim to tackle the shortage of specialised vessels needed to install the next-generation foundations. The Ulstein HX122 design features ULSTEIN X-BOW and an ultra-high-capacity crane, enabling operators and contractors to transport and install monopiles or jacket foundations up to 5,000 tonnes. […]

  • 17 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Vessels

    TenneT has signed multi-year framework agreements with Allseas and Heerema Marine Contractors for the transport and installation of at least fourteen 2 GW offshore platforms. The fourteen 2 GW converter stations will be installed in the Dutch and German parts of the North Sea. The framework agreement will cover at least twenty-eight slots until 2031; […]

  • 1 December 2022

    Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus, responsible for drilling and pin pile installation operations for the jacket foundations on the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, has completed its 2022 campaign. 40 positions of the Saint-Brieuc farm’s jacket foundations that will support 62 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines have been drilled and fitted with pin piles. After completing […]

  • 1 July 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Installation of jacket foundations has started at the site of the French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, the country’s second project of this kind and the first to use jacket foundations. Five vessels have been mobilised for this work. Seven Borealis is being used for the lifting and installation of the foundations, North Sea Giant for […]

  • 12 April 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    The first steel was cut for Huaxia Financial Leasing’s wind farm installation vessel at CIMC Haiyang Shipyard in China. Built by CIMC Raffles, the vessel will have 139 metres in length, a width of 50 metres, a depth of 10 metres, a 1,500-tonne leg-encircling crane with a working radius of 45 metres, and a 250-tonne […]

  • 29 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has appointed Havfram Wind as the preferred supplier for the installation of wind turbines on Vattenfall’s Norfolk projects in the United Kingdom. The agreement covers transport and installation works over a period of three years, utilizing one of Havfram Wind`s newbuild NG20000X jack-up wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) with a 3,200-ton crane. The work […]

  • 11 October 2013

    As West of Duddon Sands, one of the largest European wind farms, nears completion, global maritime services company Royal Boskalis Westminster, the appointed Transport & Installation (T&I) contractor, reflects on this vast project. The T&I contractor faced technical, operational and logistical challenges, particularly because the wind farm was developed at several locations at the same time. However, despite this the […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Sweden-headquartered Vattenfall has started development of the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm project off the coast of Norfolk, following the recent agreement with The Crown Estate to take the project into the planning process. Vattenfall and The Crown Estate have also agreed to develop the 1.8GW Norfolk Boreas, with the development of this project expected to start in […]

  • 25 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired the remaining 37.5% in the UAE-based Horizon Group, a provider of marine geophysical and geotechnical services. To remind, Boskalis acquired 62.5% of the shares in Horizon Group at the beginning of the year. Horizon will continue focusing on its position in the Middle East and Northwest Europe with opportunities to expand […]

  • 16 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Dutch offshore services provider Boskalis has won a contract with an undisclosed client to construct a large wind farm offshore the USA. Under the contract, Boskalis will transport and install the wind turbine foundations and power cables for which two crane vessels, and several transport and cable-laying vessels will be deployed, the company said. The Dutch firm […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Environment, Grid Connection, Vessels

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. will use a biofuel blend on the project to install the export cable to the Borssele offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.

  • 30 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V and VolkerWessels (Volker Stevin International) have been awarded a contract by Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH for the Veja Mate offshore wind farm in the German section of the North Sea. Both companies have a 50% share in the contract worth approximately EUR 500 million, which covers the design, procurement, fabrication, supply, transportation, installation and […]

  • 20 July 2022
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Boskalis has completed the first phase of the foundation installation work on the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind project in Taiwan. Ten three-legged jacket foundations and the accompanying pin piles were installed at the site in the first phase of the project. The final seven jackets in this phase were transported from the Port of […]