Energy services provider Swire Energy Services has acquired the Danish wind services provider, ALL NRG. The acquisition will see Swire Energy Services become the sole owner of the ALL NRG wind and solar division. ALL NRG is a provider of manpower services and project solutions including installation, commissioning & decommissioning support, blade inspection & repairs, and […]
Navantia has manufactured the first node using robotic welding for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project. This is the first time automated welding of offshore nodes was carried out in commercial phase, according to the Spanish offshore wind foundation manufacturer. The robotised node welding cell, whose industrial property is shared by Navantia, INTAF, AIMEN and Electrorayma, […]
Lamprell has dispatched the first batch of partly-assembled jacket foundations for East Anglia ONE to Belfast, and loaded the first eight fully-assembled jackets from its Jebel Ali facility onto a vessel that will ship them to Vlissingen.
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 […]
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Deutsche Windtechnik Offshore und Consulting GmbH and Corrosion, a manufacturer and provider of impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) systems, have signed a framework agreement to collaborate on the maintenance of foundation structures at four offshore wind farms in the German part of the North Sea with immediate effect. The agreement covers a total of 284 ICCP systems for […]
EEW Special Pipe Constructions (SPC) has completed the fabrication of the first monopile for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany, owned by the Spanish energy company Iberdrola. The monopile, which was completed on 18 February, weighs 1,363 tonnes and has a diameter of 9 metres, and will be followed by 49 more, manufactured […]
Iberdrola has signed a lease agreement with the port of Sassnitz-Mukran for a new operations and maintenance (O&M) building that will serve the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm. The developer, which already has an O&M base there for its Wikinger offshore wind farm, said that the agreement delivered another important milestone in the offshore wind […]
The recently converted self-propelled DP2 crane vessel Bokalift 1 has started installing foundation pin piles on the 102-turbine East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea waters, Van Oord, the contractor for the foundation transport and installation works, told Offshore WIND.
Lamprell has sent off the last fully-assembled jacket foundations for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm from its yards in the United Arab Emirates to ScottishPower Renewables’s marshalling port in Vlissingen.
The first 6 of the total of 66 transition pieces (TPs) for the Merkur offshore wind farm have been loaded onto a vessel in Spain and will now set sail to Eemshaven, according to social media updates by those involved in the transport and logistics of the TPs.
The EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) has secured a new charter contract through Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum for the provision of the crew transfer vessel, the WINDEA one. The special ship transports service engineers as well as freight and supply goods into the offshore wind farm, approximately 45 km from the island of Borkum. During the […]
German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion and Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co. KG have agreed to continue their cooperation on the 200MW Trianel Borkum II offshore wind farm project. As reported earlier, Senvion had filed for self-administration in April 2019. The original general contract between Senvion and TWB II therefore had to be adjusted. […]
The wpd group has acquired 100% of the shares of Butendiek Offshore Windpark Holding GmbH, Hamburg, from SSE Renewables Germany Holdings GmbH, Hamburg. The offshore wind farm Butendiek is located 34 km west of the Sylt Island in the North Sea and is one of the most advanced offshore wind farms in German waters. It […]
The installation of the first WindFloat Atlantic turbine on its floating platform will begin on Wednesday, 17 July in the outer harbor of Ferrol, Spain. The fabrication and load-out of this first WindFloat platform, developed by Principle Power, was completed last week in Fene, and the platform has been moored to the quayside in Ferrol, […]
Van Oord has signed a contract with Iberdrola for the installation of monopile foundations and the supply, transportation and installation of inter-array cables for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany. The offshore construction specialist will deploy its heavy lift installation vessel Svanen to install the project’s the 50 foundations, starting in 2023. Van […]
ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants announced that more than 300 new wind turbines are now protected by the high performance gear oil, Mobilgear SHC™ XMP 320. Four North Sea offshore wind farms have recently expanded their arsenal of wind turbines all of which are run using the Mobil-branded gear oil. This latest milestone is an example […]
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Areva Sells Its Stake in Adwen to Gamesa for EUR 60 Million Areva has decided to sell its 50% stake in the offshore wind turbine manufacturer Adwen for EUR 60 million to Gamesa, with which Areva had a 50-50 ownership in the joint venture and which is now in a merger process with Siemens. Borssele […]
The Witwind consortium of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco has submitted a bid in the subsidy-free tender for the construction and operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The consortium plans to start the operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV sites in 2023. The […]
With an average cost overrun of 20 per cent, offshore wind parks perform well in comparison to other large-infrastructure projects. The average large-infrastructure project in Germany is 73 per cent more expensive than planned. This was one of the key findings of a study by the Hertie School of Governance, under the leadership of Genia […]
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 […]
Dutch offshore foundations specialist Sif Holding will manufacture 84 monopiles for the 800MW Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts, USA. Sif’s scope comprises manufacturing of the monopiles, storage at the company’s Maasvlakte 2 facility in the Port of Rotterdam, and delivery by RoRo load-out via the facility’s deep sea quayside onto transportation vessels in 2020-2021. Located […]
BigLift’s cargo ship Happy Star brought the first eleven transition pieces for the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm to the Cuxhaven port in Germany on 14 July, after loading them three days earlier in the Port of Avilés, Asturias, Spain.
Construction works on the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France will begin on 3 May, Iberdrola announced on 21 April. The works, starting with pile installation for the project’s jacket foundations, are planned to take place from May to October in five zones located in the northern part of the wind farm to avoid interfering […]
EEW Special Pipe Constructions (EEW SPC) has completed the fabrication of the last monopile for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany, owned by the Spanish energy company Iberdrola. The last monopile in the set of 50 was manufactured at EEW Special Pipe Constructions’ Rostock site. Each monopile has a diameter between 8.75 metres and […]
Boskalis’s new self-propelled DP2 crane vessel, the Bokalift 1, is currently preparing for the installation of foundations at the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the UK, a spokesperson from the company confirmed to Offshore WIND.
Adwen has chartered Olympic Subsea’s vessel Olympic Intervention IV for operations & maintenance at three offshore wind farms in the German part of the North Sea. The DP2 vessel has been fitted with a SafeWay gangway, marking the first commercial operation for this motion compensated offshore access system in the offshore wind sector.