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  • 21 December 2022
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has signed up Port of Blyth as an offshore construction base for its 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. Commissioned in December 2000, Blyth was home to the UK’s first offshore wind turbine pilot project, operated at the time by E.ON Climate and Renewables, whose activities have since become part of RWE. Turning full […]

  • 26 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH has signed a contract with Van Oord Offshore Wind UK Limited to manufacture 100 monopile foundations for RWE’s Sofia offshore wind farm. The monopiles will support the 100 Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD wind turbines installed on Dogger Bank, some 195 kilometres off the UK’s northeast coast. Now under construction, […]

  • 19 December 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Asso.subsea has signed a contract with the balance of plant contractor Van Oord to provide boulder clearance and pre-trenching services along the inter-array cable routes of the Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK. The Sofia offshore wind farm is located on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea, approximately 195 kilometres off the UK’s […]

  • 25 May 2023
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A 3D seismic survey will soon start on the Sofia offshore wind farm array site off the east coast of the UK. The 3D seismic survey will consist of towed survey equipment approximately 100 metres in length within the offshore wind farm array site. The survey operations, conducted by GEOxyz’s MV Geo Ocean 3, are […]

  • 9 March 2023
    Environment, Equipment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Technology, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has selected Siemens Gamesa’s RecyclableBlade for 44 SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines to be installed at the Sofia offshore wind power project off the east coast of the UK. In total, 132 individual recyclable blades will be installed at the 100-turbine offshore wind project. This is the maximum available given the current market […]

  • 9 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has signed a contract to deliver Offshore Resources and Services for RWE’s 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm during the project’s offshore construction which is scheduled to commence this year. SMC will deliver a turnkey package comprising a range of services, including above-water offshore balance of plant works which includes statutory […]

  • 23 March 2023
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has selected the Tyne Clean Energy Park at the Port of Tyne as the storage and marshalling base for the foundations of the 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm. The site will be occupied from the third quarter of 2023, with the base operational from the first quarter of 2024, as the business […]

  • 3 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    The UK-based High-Speed Transfers (HST) Marine has signed multiple charter agreements with wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE). HST Marine has secured two charters, for both medium and long-term with SGRE in the North Sea. These will be undertaken by the DAMEN 2710, HST Sofia, and the Chartwell 24-H, HST Frances, with the […]

  • 18 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Norway-based Rem Offshore has secured a long-term charter contract with RWE for its newbuild construction service operations vessel (CSOV) Rem Power. Under a two-year contract, with options to extend, the 85-metre long vessel will operate on the 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK. The vessel will support the project’s construction phase, providing […]

  • 24 May 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels, Vessels

    Rem Purus has taken delivery of the first of two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) from Fincantieri-controlled Norwegian shipbuilder Vard. In 2021, Rem Offshore signed a contract with VARD for the construction and design of two CSOVs, with options for two additional vessels. Based on Vard 4 19 design, the vessels will have a height-adjustable […]

  • 15 February 2023
    Equipment, Infrastructure, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has started the production of the first 108-metre wind turbine blade at its factory in Hull, the UK. The B108 IntegralBlades are one of the key components of Siemens Gamesa’s flagship offshore wind turbine – the SG 14-222 DD. ”Over the past year, we’ve doubled output at the Hull facility, allowing our team […]

  • 11 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    Frese has announced that Cadeler’s two new X-Class offshore wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) will feature its Frese FUELSAVE technology which should reduce ships’ energy consumption. Cadeler chose to install onboard the new flow management system that can improve the vessels’ CII rating by up to nine per cent total fuel savings in certain operational […]

  • 3 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    RWE Offshore Wind has entered into an operations and maintenance (O&M) jack-up vessel framework agreement with Denmark-based Ziton. Under the four-year agreement, Ziton will provide RWE’s offshore wind business with vessel, lifting, and auxiliary services for a minimum of 180 days of support every year. The long-term partnership will cover all UK and European operational […]

  • 27 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Infrastructure, Vessels, Vessels

    German offshore wind developer RWE and maritime support provider Acta Marine have signed a long-term vessel supply agreement which they say will pave the way for the decarbonisation of offshore wind farm operations. According to the companies, the agreement is to build and operate two ‘green’ service operation vessels (SOVs), which will be among the […]

  • 19 January 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has signed Agreements for Lease with the UK’s The Crown Estate to develop the two offshore wind farm sites known collectively as Dogger Bank South (DBS). DBS East and DBS West are located over 100 kilometres offshore in the shallow area of the North Sea known as Dogger Bank. Each project could have an […]

  • 23 March 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm, located around 35 kilometres north of the island of Heligoland in the German North Sea, officially commenced regular operation in the presence of Robert Habeck, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. With an installed capacity of 342 MW, Kaskasi can supply the equivalent of over 400,000 households […]

  • 11 November 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has selected the Port of Blyth as the location for the storage and mobilisation of inter-array cables for the 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK. The installation of the inter-array cables is set to begin in 2024, in which 350 kilometres of cable will pass through the Port’s Battleship Wharf […]

  • 17 March 2023
    Authorities, Industry

    On 16 March, the European Commission issued a proposed Net Zero Industry Act and a Critical Raw Materials Act, the building blocks of the EU’s Green Deal Industrial Plan. Together with a State aid framework adopted last week that also supports the Plan, the EU aims to accelerate the transition towards a net-zero economy and […]

  • 10 October 2022
    Technology

    Siemens Gamesa’s SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine prototype has produced 359 megawatt-hours (MWh) within a 24-hour time period which the turbine maker said was the most power one turbine has ever produced over this duration. According to Siemens Gamesa, this is enough energy to drive 1.8 million kilometres in a mid-sized electric car. The […]

  • 6 October 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables and Equinor are looking into building what would be the fourth part of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, whose three phases (A, B and C) are currently under construction. Surveys are now underway at an offshore site where the partners want to develop Dogger Bank D, which would […]

  • 26 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    Dutch offshore lifting equipment provider KenzFigee has launched its first up-tower crane solution, named GenHook, for offshore application. GenHook offshore up-tower crane solution, which the company presented at the WindEnergy Conference & Exhibition in Hamburg, has a lifting capacity of up to 30 tonnes and is able to perform generator and gearbox exchanges and repairs. […]

  • 27 September 2022
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Fred. Olsen 1848 and Huisman have developed a new concept for major component exchange on floating offshore wind farms and aim to bring the solution into operation before the end of this decade. The Floating Maintenance Solution enables major component exchange at a wind farm’s offshore site, with no need to disconnect the foundation and […]

  • 17 August 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Louis Dreyfus TravOcean (LDTVO) has installed all 80 inter-array cables at the 480 MW Saint-Nazaire, France’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm. A consortium of LDTVO and Prysmian officially secured a contract for the supply and installation of inter-array cables at the 80-turbine Saint-Nazaire in 2018. Prysmian was responsible for cable manufacturing, while LDTVO was in […]

  • 8 August 2022
    Technology

    The Netherlands-based engineering company Iv-Offshore & Energy has developed a platform that uses offshore wind energy to produce 85 kilotonnes of hydrogen per year. With a capacity of 500 MW, the platform can produce enough green hydrogen in a single day to power more than 300,000 hydrogen cars to drive at least 100 kilometres, the […]

  • 28 June 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    France-headquartered electricity transmission consultancy and engineering company, RTE international, has been appointed as third-party consultant to conduct joint interaction studies between two HVDC projects in the UK: Sofia Offshore Wind Farm and Dogger Bank C. Under the contract, RTE international will carry out wide-ranging interaction studies to ensure the connection of both projects to the […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Prysmian Group has signed a preferred bidder agreement with RWE Renewables for the development of the high voltage submarine and land export cable connection for the Sofia offshore wind project in the UK. Prysmian will be responsible for the design, supply, offshore route preparation, installation, commissioning and protection of the 320 kV HVDC cable system […]