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  • 26 September 2019
    R&D

    SSE Renewables has decommissioned the last remaining test turbine at the Hunterston National Offshore Turbine Test Facility in North Ayrshire, Scotland. Following six years of testing, the 6MW Siemens turbine was brought down to the ground in an operation by lead decommissioning contactors, Keltbray, and under the supervision of SSE Renewables. The operation involved a […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind generation in the UK rose by 25% in the second quarter of 2019, contributing to a 9.9% rise in renewable generation, according to the latest report by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In Q2 2019, generation from offshore wind saw an increase from 1.2 TWh to 6 TWh, which is […]

  • 13 September 2019
    R&D, Technology

    SSE Renewables is set to conclude decommissioning of the Hunterston National Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Facility in Scotland with the controlled felling of the remaining turbine. The original intention was to dismantle the components of the Siemens 6MW turbine by crane. However, a suitable method of safely dismantling the turbine by crane could not be […]

  • 23 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    STAR Capital Partnership, a European fund manager, has acquired the UK-based wind turbine installation contractor Windhoist Holdings. STAR carried out the investment by its EUR 800 million Fund III. The parties have not disclosed the financial details for the transaction. Tim Adams has been selected as the Managing Director of the company and will be working with the […]

  • 23 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutch construction-services business Royal BAM Group nv is exiting its activities in the offshore wind foundations market as part of an ongoing portfolio review. BAM announced the decision in its results for the first half of 2019 where the Bunnik-headquartered group also reported an impairment charge of EUR 10.3 million which represented the impairment of intellectual […]

  • 29 July 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    HRH Prince Charles of Wales officially opened the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth, Scotland, on Monday, 29 July. Located 13 kilometres off the coast of Caithness in the North Sea, the 84-turbine Beatrice – the fourth largest offshore wind farm in the world – was completed in June 2019, following ten years of development and […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The development, construction and 25-year lifetime operation of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, Beatrice, is expected to generate GBP 2.4 billion of value for the UK economy, a new analysis has found. The 84 turbine, 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm – the fourth largest offshore wind farm in the world – was completed last month, […]

  • 15 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), the owner of the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm, has achieved a financial close on a refinancing of its senior debt facilities. The refinancing comprises primarily commercial bank debt and also includes an institutional tranche. Several of the project’s original lenders have remained in the refinancing and the project has […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Environment

    Marine Scotland Science (MSS) and the University of Aberdeen (UoA) carried out a multi-disciplinary survey within the Moray Firth wind farm sites in June 2019. MSS colleagues and UoA postgraduate students set sail on the Alba na Mara to characterise the distribution of the prey species (fish schools, zooplankton patches) across the Smith Bank in […]

  • 8 July 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has taken over operational control of the scheduled maintenance and troubleshooting of turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK, according to the project’s latest Weekly Notice of Operations. Siemens Gamesa has engaged crew transfer vessels (CTVs) Seacat Mischief and Seacat Magic, as well as WIKING Helicopter’s Airbus H145 to assist in the […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities has signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the UK. Effective 16 July, Danske Commodities will take over balancing and trading of 281MW, equivalent to 70% of the wind farm’s production. The 402MW Dudgeon is owned by Equinor (35%), Masdar (35%) and […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Siemens Gamesa and Swire Blue Ocean have signed a long-term agreement for offshore service operations. As part of the new agreement, Siemens Gamesa is chartering the wind farm installation vessel (WFIV) Pacific Orca from June 2019 to February 2021 ”to more efficiently service the rising of offshore projects across North Europe”. ”She can service all the types […]

  • 25 July 2019
    Grid Connection

    Siemens has secured a contract to provide substation products and digital control and protection equipment for the Vineyard Wind offshore substation. The components, ordered by Semco Maritime, include 18 gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS) bays, two shunt reactors, two generation-step-up-transformers, and two earthing / auxiliary transformers along with digital control and protection equipment (SCADA). The components will be delivered by Siemens […]

  • 31 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The Beatrice offshore wind farm has produced 587.9MW of capacity, which represents the highest output from renewable sources in Scotland to date. According to Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), the 588MW project reached the double milestone this week. To remind, the last of 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines at the Beatrice wind farm was commissioned in the […]

  • 15 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The last of 84 offshore wind turbines was commissioned at the 588MW Beatrice, Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, on Wednesday, 15 May. This marks the end of offshore construction on the project in the Outer Moray Firth which has been completed on time and under budget after three years of construction, SSE said. The final […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has installed the last of the total of 84 turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK. According to the project’s latest Notice to Mariners, 78 of the 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines have so far been commissioned. Commissioning works are being carried out using a combination of […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has contracted with Siemens Gamesa to provide the full temporary power package of generators, personnel and vessels during the turbine installation phase of the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. The 714MW East Anglia ONE will comprise 102 Siemens SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines installed on jacket foundations at the site some 43 kilometres offshore […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK has passed the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Operational Conditions Precedent (OCPs) for its second phase. The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) began allocating the CfD payments for the 336MW of the project’s second phase on 28 April. Beatrice joins four UK onshore wind farms that have passed all […]

  • 8 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has loaded the last five Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines destined for the Beatrice offshore wind farm. Pacific Orca has been picking up the turbines in sets of five at the Nigg port, Siemens Gamesa’s pre-assembly base, and installing them at the site 13km off the Caithness coast in the UK. According […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Global Port Services has completed pre-assembly activities for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm at the Port of Nigg in Scotland. Siemens Gamesa awarded Global Port Services with a contract for onshore crane and logistics operations which covered the provision of heavy lift crawler cranes under contract lift, SPMTs and associated lifting personnel for all loading/offloading, […]

  • 30 April 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up Pacific Orca installed 77 out of 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines on the Beatrice wind farm offshore Scotland as of 29 April, with seven more turbines left to be installed. 73 of the turbines installed in the Outer Moray Firth were commissioned, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL), owner and developer of […]

  • 25 April 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Green Marine has won a contract by Seaway 7 to provide crew transfers for the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK. The company’s latest vessel Green Storm is providing the transfers to and from the project site offshore the Caithness coastline. Green Marine also worked with Seaway 7 on the Beatrice wind farm last year, […]

  • 10 April 2019
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Windhoist Limited has pre-assembled the 84th and final wind turbine tower on the Beatrice Pre-Assembly Project at Nigg Energy Park in Scotland. Siemens Gamesa awarded Windhoist with a contract to carry out wind turbine pre-assembly work for the 588MW Beatrice wind farm in May 2018, marking the Scottish company’s first foray into offshore wind. Under the contract, […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Grid Connection

    UK energy market regulator Ofgem has shortlisted potential operators of three offshore transmission links – Beatrice,  Hornsea Project One, and East Anglia ONE. Five potential operators are vying for all three transmission links: Aegir Energy Transmission, a consortium of Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Limited and Frontier Power Limited; Core Transmission Partners, a consortium of BBGI SICAV […]

  • 5 April 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Jack-up vessel Pacific Orca is installing the 70th Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbine on the 588MW Beatrice wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) said. In total, Beatrice will comprise 84 wind turbines once fully built. The wind turbines are being commissioned shortly after the installation. Swire Blue Ocean’s […]

  • 2 April 2019

    We are bringing you a list of ten of most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of March. First UK Offshore Wind Project Retires E.ON is set to decommission the two-turbine Blyth offshore wind project, the first wind farm built in UK waters. The work is expected to begin this month and take place for […]