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  • 14 April 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has once again selected Denmark’s Port of Hvide Sande as an Operations & Maintenance base, this time for the Vesterhav Syd and the Vesterhav Nord offshore wind farms. Back in 2019, Vattenfall chose the Port of Hvide Sande as the O&M base for the 406.7 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm. Vattenfall plans […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has granted permission for Vattenfall’s Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd offshore wind projects. The decisions come after the assessment of the supplementary environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for the two wind farms. The go-ahead allows Vattenfall to start the projects once the appeal period expires on 11 January 2021. Located nine […]

  • 2 February 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Kriegers Flak, soon to become Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm in operation, has delivered the first power to the Danish grid, Vattenfall said. The first power comes days after the first of the 72 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines was installed in the Baltic Sea. The jack-up in charge of transporting the wind turbines […]

  • 27 January 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    The first turbine at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm is in place and will deliver the first fossil-free electricity to the Danish grid shortly, Vattenfall said. Once completed, the 605 MW Kriegers Flak will comprise 72 8 MW Siemens Gamesa turbines and be the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark. The turbines come with […]

  • 1 June 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Van Oord has awarded a contract to NjordIC for UXO consultancy services for the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind project. Under the contract, NjordIC will deliver a UXO Risk Assessment/UXO Risk Mitigation Strategy via UXO survey/ID&C supervision to the final ALARP sign-off. The operations will be conducted under the relevant Dutch CS-OOO regulations and will […]

  • 2 June 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind and the Norwegian company NorSea have joined forces to apply for a licence for offshore wind acerage in Norway. “Together with our Norwegian partners, we are able to offer a competitive value proposition by matching local expertise with over a decade of offshore wind experience”, said Francois Van Leeuw, co-CEO […]

  • 31 May 2021
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has secured a Full Type Certificate for the SG 11.0-200 DD wind turbine model from TÜV NORD one year ahead of time, the turbine manufacturer said. “This is really a demonstration of how great technology and a true collaboration spirit within our development team can bring amazing results,” said Rasmus Haugaard, Senior Product […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Sif has secured a contract with Van Oord for the fabrication and supply of monopiles for the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind project in the Netherlands. Sif will manufacture 70 TP-less monopile foundations and store them at its Maasvlakte2 facility in Rotterdam in 2022-2023. “We are grateful for the confidence Van Oord and CrossWind have […]

  • 1 June 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Technology

    Dutch energy major Shell has awarded the Australian engineering company Worley a services contract to support the development of a new 200 MW electrolysis-based hydrogen plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The new plant will be powered by renewable energy from an offshore wind farm that is currently in development, Worley said. Once complete, the green […]

  • 19 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Safeway has secured a contract with Van Oord to supply its motion-compensated gangway for subsea construction vessel Topaz Tangaroa during offshore wind work in Taiwan. The Safeway Seagull gangway system will be installed on the vessel in Rotterdam and will be deployed to transfer personnel and cargo during Van Oord’s work on the Greater Changhua […]

  • 25 May 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Norseman Wind has announced its decision to apply for a licence to build a 1.4 GW wind farm off Norway. In a press release issued on 25 May, the company said the project would be built and operated without the need for government subsidies. Furthermore, German offshore wind developer EnBW has joined the consortium behind […]

  • 9 March 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has commissioned TÜV NORD to certify the submarine cables for the Borkum Riffgrund 3 wind farm, and the transformer station and the submarine cables for the Gode Wind 3 wind farm in the German North Sea. With 83 turbines and a total capacity of 900 MW, Borkum Riffgrund 3 will be the largest wind […]

  • 16 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Siemens Gamesa has chosen TÜV NORD to test the elevator access systems and cranes on the offshore wind turbines in Germany that are maintained by Siemens Gamesa. Over the next two yeas, TÜV NORD will provide testing services on 300 wind turbines across seven offshore wind farms in the German North Sea, mainly near Borkum […]

  • 2 June 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Two Norwegian investment companies have teamed up to establish an offshore wind company and compete in Norway’s upcoming licensing round. Arendals Fossekompani ASA (AFK) and Ferd AS (Ferd) established Seagust AS to compete in the offshore wind licensing round. Seagust Eyes Both Offshore Wind Areas The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has opened two […]

  • 6 May 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Equinor and Vårgrønn, a joint venture (JV) between Eni and HitecVision, have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly apply for offshore wind acreage in Norway at one of the two areas the country opened last year. The partners said they would jointly prepare and submit an application to the Norwegian authorities to develop floating offshore […]

  • 26 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    MAATS Tech has secured a contract with VARD to deliver cable lay equipment for Van Oord’s new cable laying vessel (CLV). “I am immensely proud of the team effort that has gone into winning this contract and continues our track record in providing this type of equipment in the cable industry, already being showcased by […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Grid Connection

    TenneT, Statnett, and KfW have put the 1,400 MW NordLink interconnector between Norway and Germany into trial operation. The 623-kilometres-long high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link will be used for the exchange of Norwegian hydropower and German wind energy. “NordLink is a beacon project of the energy transition and an important step in the integration […]

  • 15 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Royal HaskoningDHV has been awarded a contract for environmental consultancy services for NortH2, a large offshore wind-to-hydrogen project being developed by a consortium comprising Shell, Gasunie, Equinor, and RWE, and supported by Groningen Seaports and Province of Groningen. “We are thrilled to be part of the ground-breaking NortH2 development. Green hydrogen has an important role […]

  • 15 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Vard has contracted Red Rock Marine to deliver a knuckle telescopic offshore crane for Van Oord’s newbuild cable laying vessel. Red Rock Marine is planning to deliver the purpose-built knuckle telescopic offshore crane next year. Van Oord placed an order for the next-generation green cable laying vessel with Vard in December 2020, which is scheduled to be delivered and put into […]

  • 17 December 2020

    Van Oord has placed an order with VARD for a next-generation green cable-laying vessel for the offshore wind sector. According to Van Oord, the vessel will be fully operational in 2023 and the investment is part of the company’s strategy to strengthen its position in the offshore wind market. Apart from the possibility to run […]

  • 12 March 2021
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Subsea construction vessel Topaz Tangaroa has left the Netherlands and is on her way to Taiwan to join Van Oord’s cable laying vessel Nexus on the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind project. Prior to leaving the Netherlands, Topaz Tangaroa was equipped with Van Oord’s trencher Dig-It, and a walk-to-work system. AIS data shows […]

  • 28 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord plans to start the offshore construction at what will be the first offshore wind farm in Italy, and in the Mediterranean Sea, in the third quarter of 2021. The installation of 10 monopile foundations at the 30 MW Taranto offshore wind farm, also known as Beleolico, will be carried out using Van Oord’s […]

  • 22 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Vattenfall has selected Van Oord for planned and unplanned maintenance work at its offshore wind farms in Europe that together comprise around 600 wind turbines. Under a four-year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) contract, which has a one-year extension option, Van Oord-owned MPI Offshore will provide jack-up and associated lifting services for main component exchanges across […]

  • 16 April 2021
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Van Oord is using Ansys software to speed up the design of wind turbine foundations for the offshore wind industry. Van Oord’s engineers are using Ansys Cloud and Ansys Mechanical to optimize new product design, minimize project risk, streamline supplier negotiations and slash product development timelines. The aim is to help engineers in their development of wind […]

  • 1 June 2021
    Business & Finance

    Norwegian company Caera has acquired its compatriot Energy Innovation as it plans to set up a skilled personnel base at the Egersund Energy Hub as part of the offshore wind supply chain in Norway. Caera is a supplier of skilled professionals in electrical and mechanical sciences, and Energy Innovation is an education and certification center. […]

  • 11 June 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy put out several proposals for public consultation regarding the development of offshore wind in Norway on Friday, 11 June. The Norwegian government will start a process for awarding interested operators allocated areas as soon as possible, thus allowing them to apply for concessions for offshore wind projects within the […]