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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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 August 2022

    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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 October 2022

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 June 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, the supplier of wind turbines for the 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK, and Cadeler, the company who will install them, will hold a supply chain event on 7 July to showcase contracting opportunities for the project. At the event, the companies will provide a high-level look at […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 June 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    CMIC Ocean En-Tech Holdings Co. Ltd. (CMIC) and Dutch offshore lifting equipment provider KenzFigee have signed a strategic cooperation agreement targeting the offshore wind market in China with the offering of gangways and installation cranes. The products such as gangways and installation cranes provide critical solutions and are presently available only after long delivery lead […]

  • 21 June 2022

    Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has released details of new wind Lidar technology now installed on the company’s SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine. The ‘ZX TM’ Continuous Wave Lidar system has been integrated by Siemens Gamesa and is now a standard option for the turbine allowing for a fully IEC-compliant power curve measurement to […]

  • 8 June 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Belfast-headquartered Ridgeway has secured a contract to supply Rockbags, also known as Kyowa Filter Units, for cable protection for the 480 MW Saint Nazaire wind farm offshore France. Saint Nazaire – an offshore wind farm being developed in the Loire-Atlantique region of France and owned by EDF Renewables and EIH S.à r.l. (a joint venture […]

  • 9 May 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has contracted Peritus International to perform a study on inter-array cable stability for RWE’s Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK. The scope consists of calculating the on-bottom stability for the inter-array cables in challenging environmental conditions and shallow water. According to Peritus, the detailed analysis work aims to increase the duration that […]

  • 23 December 2022

    Van Oord is leading the way in the energy transition towards renewable energy by constructing offshore wind projects. For our project Sofia, we would like to strengthen our team with a dedicated Project Planner. In the role of Project Planner, you are working in the project team, responsible for the project execution planning. You will […]

  • 14 February 2022
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Bureau Technical Services has announced that they will support the UK-based Sofia offshore wind farm project with quality and inspection services activity. According to the company, its initial involvement is the export cables package at Prysmian’s Pikkala factory in Finland, where Bureau Technical Services is overseeing the manufacture and load-out of the 320kV HDVC offshore […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 March 2022
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Dutch marine contractor Van Oord has reported a EUR 62 million net loss for the Fiscal Year 2021 due to large loss provisions taken on three projects in the business units Netherlands and Offshore wind: the Afsluitdijk project in the Netherlands, the Saint-Brieuc project in France, and the Greater Changhua project in Taiwan. At the […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

    Teesside University and innogy’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm have signed an agreement setting out how they will work together to build local skills and capabilities to equip students for careers in the offshore wind sector. The 1.4 GW Sofia project will be constructed on a 593km2 site 195 kilometres from shore on Dogger Bank in […]

  • 18 February 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    UK-based engineering and construction company J. Murphy & Sons (Murphy) has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract for onshore civil works on the export cables for both the 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm and 1.2 GW Dogger Bank C. Although the two large-scale offshore wind farms are being built by different developers, RWE (the owner of […]

  • 5 May 2022
    Industry, R&D, Technology

    Norway-based Fred. Olsen 1848 has launched a new floating offshore wind turbine foundation named BRUNEL after several years of development. According to Fred. Olsen 1848, the main challenge for floating offshore wind to become industrialized and respond to deployment at scale is the ability to manufacture and assemble floating foundations at a volume that is […]