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  • 15 August 2013
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Over the weekend, Germany’s first commercial offshore wind farm Riffgat was officially opened. Lower Saxony Prime Minister Stephen Weil attended the ceremony. During a sightseeing flight, EWE’s Chairman of the Board, Werner Brinker, showed the wind turbines to Prime Minister Weil, who said that this is a pioneering project for future technologies. The reason for […]

  • 21 April 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Heli Service International will provide a 12-passenger helicopter for isolation procedures at EWE’s offshore wind farms is Germany. EWE Offshore Service & Solutions (OSS) selected Heli Service on 16 April. The negotiations were held under an emergency procurement process and in addition to the tender closed in March. Last month, the helicopter service provider won […]

  • 6 January 2015

    Stormy and unpredictable weather in the past few weeks has brought German wind energy to a new record. With a total of 8.9 billion kWh of wind power, the record from 2011 (8.4 billion kWh) was exceeded in December 2014, the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR) has announced. The values are based on an analysis of preliminary data on the […]

  • 22 November 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch metal construction company HSM Offshore has won a contract to build the first electrified ONE-Dyas N05-A gas production platform in the North Sea which will run entirely on offshore wind power. The N05-A project is part of the so-called GEMS area, an area approximately 20 to 80 kilometres north of the Ems estuary. ONE-Dyas, […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Grid Connection

    Since the opening of the Riffgat offshore wind farm in August there was still work to be done on the connection of the wind turbines. Now the offshore wind farm is prepared for fast and smooth network connection to the grid. As soon as there is a suitable weather window, a regular sonar survey will […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    In its first allocation of connection capacity process for wind farms at sea, the Federal Network Agency (BNA) has reviewed applications for capacity allocation process.  Eleven applications from operators of wind farms at sea were submitted by October 1, 2014. Eight of them were approved. Three were rejected because the application was not complete or the wind farm is located in […]

  • 27 March 2012

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS, which is indirectly owned by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA has been awarded a contract by the German utility EWE for the installation of 30 wind turbines and associated equipment at the Riffgat offshore wind farm in the German territorial waters. The contract commences in March 2013 and is anticipated […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens AG has awarded Fred. Olsen Windcarrier with the contract to transport and install Siemens 7MW turbines at the 497MW EnBW Hohe See wind farm, with the first turbine expected to go up in the first half of 2019. EnBW Hohe See is located 90km from shore in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), in close […]

  • 9 August 2013

    Offshore Days in Emden will, for the third time, take place on 4th and 5th September 2013. The event was initiated by the University of Emden / Leer and the Industry and Commerce Chamber of Ostfriesland and Papenburg. ENOVA, one of the main sponsors of the Offshore Days, will be present as an exhibitor and […]

  • 3 June 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate has granted ONE-Dyas the permits for the development of a gas field whose platform will run entirely on the electricity from the Riffgat offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea. The final permit greenlights the production of natural gas from the N05-A field […]

  • 11 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    EWE Offshore Service & Solutions (OSS) has opened a tender for helicopter services from Emden, Germany, to offshore wind farms. The contractor will be responsible for transporting personnel and material from Emden to the Riffgat, Alpha Ventus, Merkur, Trianel Windpark Borkum and Gemini offshore wind farms. According to EWE, the helicopter would be used for […]

  • 23 February 2014

    Marubeni and Technip to Build Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Mainstream Renewable Power has appointed Marubeni and Technip Offshore Wind Limited (working in consortium) as the preferred supplier of balance of plant EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) services for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. First OW Jack-Up Vessel Built in Germany […]

  • 15 June 2015

    Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has taken possession of a CAPE Holland Tandem CV-320 Vibro Lifting Tool. On Friday, May 22nd, CAPE Holland officially handed over a Tandem CV-320 Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT) to Seaway Heavy Lifting during the CAPE Holland Product Launch. This new acquisition replaces the tandem vibro set which Seaway Heavy Lifting purchased […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    Preparations for the installation of wind turbines at the Riffgat offshore wind farm have begun in early April. Transport and loading of heavy components of the Siemens SWT 3.6, such as towers, nacelles, blades and turbines, have been performed with a special installation vessel, the “Bold Tern” from Esbjerg. “Bold Tern”, owned by Fred Olsen, […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The offshore installation of the topside for Riffgat wind farm has been completed on Saturday, February 16th 2013. The topside, delivered on turnkey basis by Strukton Hollandia JointVenture, left the fabrication yard in Krimpen aan de IJssel one week ago. The topside has been lifted on board the SHL heavy lift vessel “Oleg Strashnov” early […]

  • 17 May 2013

    Blue Water Shipping and Gillis Shipping AB have agreed to form an official cooperation with focus on offshore wind activities in Sweden.  “The cooperation with Gillis Shipping AB fits perfectly with our strategy to be represented in the areas where we see possibilities for offshore wind activities. Now, we offer our clients the same service […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The Frisia-Offshore GmbH & Co. KG has won a crew transfer contract for German offshore wind farm, Borkum . The agreement was concluded to last until spring 2017 with options for two years of extension. The vessel „Wind Force II“, which is used in the project, was delivered last year as a new building to […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Operators of alpha ventus, Riffgat, Global Tech I and Trianel Borkum offshore wind farms have joined to cooperate in emergency rescue at sea. For the first time, different operators have developed a unified rescue plan for four North Sea wind farms, located 15-95 kilometers off the island of Borkum. The aim is to create a high-quality emergency care from […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The munitions clearing company and the Lower Saxony munitions disposal service issued the release for the last section of the Riffgat route on September 13. The route was planned by the wind farm operator and approved by the state of Lower Saxony; transmission system operator TenneT was forced to take over the ready-planned and localised […]

  • 29 April 2015

    Fraunhofer IWES has issued its annual report on wind energy “Wind Energy Report Germany 2014“, which has shown that the wind energy is on the rise, both globally and in Germany. Worldwide, 2014 saw over 51 GW of installed wind capacity, and global power consumption already comprises 3% of wind energy. In Germany, after a record construction […]

  • 5 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Omexom Renewable Energies Offshore, former EWE Offshore Service & Solutions (EWE OSS), has awarded a contract to HeliService, booking the German helicopter transport provider’s services on five offshore wind farms for at least two years. HeliService will be responsible for offshore air transport and hoisting work on the Alpha Ventus, Riffgat, Trianel Windpark Borkum, and Merkur […]

  • 1 January 2014

    Storm ‘Christian’ Shakes DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm (Germany) DanTysk offshore wind farm, situated west of the island of Sylt and directly on the German-Danish border, recently shook under the strength of storm “Christian” that swept through the North Sea. The Netherlands: Damen Unveils Walk to Work Vessel Damen Shipyards has unveiled a completely new Wind […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Operations & Maintenance

    Strukton Hollandia JointVenture is building an offshore transformer platform for its German client, RIFFGAT GmbH offshore wind park 1. Two transformers are installed on the platform which convert the voltage delivered by the thirty 3.6 MW wind turbines from 33 kV to 155kV. Under normal operating conditions, auxiliary voltage for the platform is generated by […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Environment, Grid Connection

    From July 1 to September 27, excavators rolled into Leybucht to move 33,000 cubic meters of soil and thus create the conditions for the Mittelplate, Germany’s largest oil field located in environmentally important Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Parks, to recover to its original state. This measure was taken by the transmission system operator TenneT. TenneT […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Environment, R&D

    With just under EUR 700,000, Lower Saxony is supporting a pilot project for the settlement of the European lobsters at the offshore wind farm “Riffgat”. Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, have started to rear 3,000 lobsters, which they will release back into the water in 2014. They […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Rhenus Offshore Logistics, a Germany-headquartered offshore logistics company and part of Rhenus Group has set up its first UK office at Lowestoft to be closer to the UK’s thriving offshore wind industry. The company is among the latest tenants of the OrbisEnergy innovation and incubation centre. The move is expected Rhenus Offshore Logistics to expand its services to the growing […]