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  • 14 March 2022

    Jan De Nul’s next-generation jack-up installation vessel, the Voltaire, has been fitted with the main crane of more than 3,000 tonnes – the largest Leg Encircling Crane ever built. Featuring a crane house weighing 1,800 tonnes, a boom length of 140 metres, and weighing 800 tonnes, the Huisman crane will use a Universal Quick Connector […]

  • 31 January 2022

    Jan De Nul Group has launched the Voltaire, a next-generation offshore jack-up installation vessel for offshore renewables and decommissioning, at the COSCO Shipping Shipyard in Nantong, China. The Voltaire will be the second and the largest jack-up vessel in Jan De Nul’s fleet. The jack-up is due for delivery in the second half 2022, the […]

  • 3 June 2022
    Technology, Vessels

    The Norway-based company OSC AS (previously known as Offshore Simulator Centre) will build a high-end simulator for Jan De Nul’s two next generation offshore wind installation vessels, Voltaire and Les Alizés. The crane simulator will be a digital twin, based on real physics and the actual vessel models, enabling Jan De Nul to train its […]

  • 25 March 2022
    Business & Finance

    SCHOTTEL has reached an agreement with Virginia-based Lyon Shipyard to support the servicing of vessels in the emerging US offshore wind industry. SCHOTTEL, headquartered in Germany, is a manufacturing company that produces propulsion and steering systems for ships and offshore applications, while Lyon Shipyard acts as a full-service ship repair facility. According to SCHOTTEL, operating […]

  • 6 January 2022

    Jan De Nul has launched its next-generation floating offshore installation vessel Les Alizés at the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. Les Alizés will be the largest heavy lift vessel in Jan De Nul’s fleet, able to install XXL offshore wind components in floating conditions and with ultra-low emissions, the company said. The launch started on […]

  • 2 February 2022

    Offshore wind turbines are growing in size as technology advances and demand for renewable energy soars but installing them could be a headache for operators as demand will outpace the supply of capable vessels by 2024, Rystad Energy research shows. Operators will have to invest in new vessels or upgrade existing ones to install the […]

  • 19 January 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    EDS HV Group, part of James Fisher Renewables, has won a multimillion-pound contract to provide the high voltage safety management commissioning phase at Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. The contract involves management of all aspects of high voltage safety throughout the construction of the wind farm, including overseeing safety from […]

  • 22 March 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    A specially formed consortium between GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and New York-based BOND Civil & Utility Construction has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract to supply a digital onshore substation for Empire Wind 1 wind farm offshore New York, USA. Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, awarded […]

  • 12 January 2022
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    French power cable manufacturer Nexans has received an order to deliver approximately 110 kilometres of high voltage subsea export cables for the South Fork offshore wind project in New York. The three-phase 138 kV high voltage alternative current (HVAC) subsea export cables will be integrated with two fibre-optic cables and transmit 132 MW of electricity […]

  • 14 March 2022
    Grid Connection

    Danish transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet has started onshore field investigations for the Bornholm Energy Island on both Zealand and on Bornholm, and is also working on ensuring that consumers on Bornholm can tap into the energy island’s electricity. At the beginning of this month, Energinet said it was ready to design the future high-voltage […]

  • 31 March 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The topside of the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Beta offshore substation has been installed on its jacket foundation in the Dutch North Sea, TenneT said. The HKZ Beta topside was loaded from the transport vessel onto Allseas’ platform installation vessel Pioneering Spirit in the Alexiahaven. The Pioneering Spirit then sailed to the installation site and, […]

  • 4 May 2022
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    GE’s Grid Solutions business and HSM Offshore Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner on further AC offshore wind substation projects in Europe and beyond. The companies said the MoU was a response ”to the increasing demand for turnkey delivery of offshore high-voltage substations in the rapidly growing offshore wind market.” The […]

  • 13 May 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    TenneT has awarded the NRG consortium of Denys, Alsema and Van Vulpen with the contract to install the link between the offshore cables for the wind farm Hollandse Kust (west Beta) and the transformer station in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. NRG will install 2.5 kilometres of high voltage underground cables from Velsen beach. This […]

  • 24 February 2022

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has partnered with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to support the development of the US floating offshore wind sector. According to ORE Catapult, the floating wind will likely be a primary source of US offshore wind capacity in the coming decades as much of their estimated 2,000 GW capacity […]

  • 28 June 2022
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    Transmission, distribution, and grid automation solutions provider Hitachi Energy has entered into a collaboration with Petrofac to provide grid integration and associated infrastructure to support the offshore wind market. This collaboration builds on the complementary core technologies and expertise of both companies in offshore wind to support the decarbonization of power systems and deliver clean […]

  • 8 February 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Dogger Bank C will become the first UK offshore wind farm to use the functionality of its transmission assets to help stabilise voltage on the grid and support multi-million-pound consumer savings, according to National Grid ESO, which selected Dogger Bank C following a competitive tender process. The 1.2 GW project, which is the third phase […]

  • 11 February 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore platforms for the first two Dogger Bank Wind Farm phases are now well under construction and have started to take shape at Aibel’s facilities. Aibel was selected to deliver the two platforms for the 2.4 GW Dogger Bank A and B in October 2019, with an option for one more for the 1.2 GW Dogger Bank […]

  • 10 March 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Nexans has won a contract with Ørsted and Eversource to install and protect the export cable link for the Revolution Wind Farm offshore the US East Coast. The project will connect the wind farm to the onshore grid and help Connecticut and Rhode Island states achieve ongoing commitments to develop offshore wind, the French cable […]

  • 15 April 2022
    Business & Finance

    Rise Light & Power and Delaware River Partners (DRP) have partnered up to collaborate on developing the first offshore wind cable manufacturing facility in New Jersey, the US. The development of the manufacturing facility at the Repauno Port & Rail Terminal in Greenwich Township is subject to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approval of the […]

  • 6 June 2022
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    ZTT Submarine Cable & System has completed the factory acceptance test and loaded out the subsea cable for the Shanwei Jiazi​-One offshore wind project in China. The Chinese company was in charge of delivering 66 kilometres of 220 kV subsea cable for CGN Engineering, with installation scheduled to be completed by August. Shanwei Jiazi​-One is located […]

  • 29 March 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Protea, a global manufacturer of offshore handling equipment, has been selected by Aker Solutions as the supplier of two service cranes for the offshore wind farm project off the coast of the USA. The service cranes have a lifting capacity of one tonne and a radius of four metres, the company said. Aker Solutions, together […]

  • 20 January 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Endiprev has been selected by GE Renewable Energy to be the main engineering service supplier on the commissioning of the first commercial offshore wind farm in France, the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. The 480 MW Saint-Nazaire wind farm, also known as Parc éolien en mer du Banc de Guérande, will comprise 80 GE Haliade 150 […]

  • 7 March 2022
    Operations & Maintenance

    GEOxyz has won a contract to provide service and maintenance, in particular mechanical services, for the Offshore High Voltage Substation (OHVS) and the foundations at the Belgian Norther offshore wind farm. Under the five-year contract, the company’s scope of services will comprise troubleshooting, unscheduled corrective maintenance, scheduled inspections and maintenance, and statutory inspections. The mechanical […]

  • 17 January 2022
    Grid Connection

    Transmission system operators 50Hertz and TenneT are planning to jointly transport 4 GW of wind power from the North Sea into the German power grid. The two companies have signed a cooperation agreement to realise a multi-terminal hub in the area of Heide, Schleswig-Holstein, and an extra-high voltage direct current link (HVDC) to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The […]

  • 10 May 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The first of a number of transformers that will enable the transmission of renewable energy from the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, has been delivered, SSE Renewables said. The transformers will play an integral role in the operation of three onshore convertor stations in East Riding of Yorkshire and on […]

  • 12 January 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    Energy logistics provider Peterson is supporting the offshore installation of the two 700 MW transformer platforms for TenneT’s Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore grid connection under a logistics contract with Petrofac. HKZ Alpha, the first of the two offshore substations that will connect Vattenfall’s 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm to the Dutch grid, was installed […]