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  • 9 September 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Red Rock has received an order to supply three knuckle telescopic offshore cranes for Jan De Nul’s floating installation crane vessel Les Alizés. Les Alizés is specifically designed for loading, transporting, lifting, and installing offshore wind turbine foundations. Currently under construction at the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China, Les Alizés will be capable of building […]

  • 28 August 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Denmark’s Wind Power LAB has developed a drone-based internal blade inspection concept for offshore wind turbines. A set of trials was recently executed on both a factory site and on an operational 3.6 MW turbine in collaboration with Ørsted. According to Wind Power LAB, by applying a drone for the data capture deep inside a […]

  • 24 August 2020
    R&D, Technology

    A consortium comprising GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power and TNO is building a test facility for wind turbine rotors, which will be largest of its kind once built at LM Wind Power’s WMC Technology Center in Wieringerwerf, the Netherlands. The test rig, being constructed under the three-year STRETCH project which is partially funded by […]

  • 15 October 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The wind turbines at the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK do not feature the usual setup including boat landing structures and ladders, as its developer Ørsted purchased a novel lifting system. The 1.4 GW project is the first-ever offshore wind farm to deploy the Get Up Safe (GUS) motion-compensated lifting system from […]

  • 1 September 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The first shipment of wind turbine blades for the Windpark Fryslân project has been unloaded at the TMA Terminal in the Port of Amsterdam, TMA Logistics said. Located in the IJsselmeer Lake and some six kilometres off the Frisian coast, the 382.7MW Windpark Fryslân will comprise 89 Siemens Gamesa 4.3 MW wind turbines. Siemens Gamesa selected TMA […]

  • 9 October 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The first out of the total of 165 monopile foundations has been installed at the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm site in the UK, according to social media updates from Ørsted. The milestone comes around a week after the jacket foundation for the wind farm’s offshore substation was installed. DEME’s jack-up vessel Innovation has been […]

  • 29 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Bladt Industries has completed the load out of the first transition pieces (TPs) for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm at its facilities in Aalborg. In mid-September, the company carried out the load-out of the first six anode cages built for the 1.4 GW offshore wind project, saying the first six transition pieces would soon […]

  • 19 August 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will has signed a purchase agreement to source wind turbine towers from CS Wind-Chin Fong for its offshore wind turbines in Taiwan. The agreement covers complete tower supply for Taiwanese offshore wind projects which will feature MHI Vestas V174 wind turbine platform. These include the Changfang Phases 1 and 2, Xidao, […]

  • 17 August 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Denmark-based offshore wind O&M service provider ZITON completed three maintenance projects at UK offshore wind farms this month. The company’s team on board its jack-up vessel Wind Enterprise has exchanged gearboxes on two out of the 30 Senvion (REpower) 5 MW wind turbines at the Ormonde offshore wind farm. The work was carried out in […]

  • 7 August 2020
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa’s blade test center in Aalborg, Denmark, has gained IECRE approval. According to the company, the approval was granted in the highest level required (stage (4)) with a high independency of certification bodies.   Siemens Gamesa now became the first non-commercial inhouse blade test facility in the world to gain this approval. “The most important […]

  • 22 September 2020
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    National Grid Ventures and TenneT have signed a cooperation agreement to explore the feasibility of connecting Dutch and British offshore wind farms to the energy systems of both countries via interconnectors. Under the terms of the cooperation agreement, TenneT and National Grid Ventures will explore the development of a multi-purpose interconnector (MPI) to simultaneously connect […]

  • 14 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Bladt Industries has loaded out the first six out of the 135 anode cages built for the 1.4 GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm. The first six transition pieces will soon follow, Bladt Industries said. The Danish company is in charge of manufacturing and delivering 135 transition pieces for the project. The units are […]

  • 21 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Aarsleff BIZ, a Per Aarsleff company, has loaded out the first batch of concrete work platforms (CWPs) for the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the Netherlands at its factory in Swinoujscie, Poland. The CWPs, each weighing 76 tonnes, will be mounted on the project’s monopiles, which are currently being installed at the project site in the […]

  • 3 August 2020

    We bring you the ten most-read articles on for the month of July 2020. Blade Crashes Into Apollo’s Gangway Offshore Belgium A blade from one of SeaMade’s wind turbines collided with the gangway on DEME Group’s jack-up Apollo at the beginning of July, after which the gangway detached from the vessel and fell into the […]

  • 6 August 2020

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted GE Research access to a supercomputer for research aimed at accelerating new advancements in offshore wind. GE engineers have been granted access to the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, through DOE’s competitive ALCC (Advanced Scientific Computing Research Leadership Computing Challenge) program. According to GE, […]

  • 8 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The first six transition pieces for the Hornsea Two offshore wind project have arrived from the UK at the Buss Terminal in Eemshaven, Netherlands. Over the next months, Buss will receive a total of 165 foundation sets, which will be handled and stored at the terminal. The foundations will then be loaded onto DEME Group’s […]

  • 1 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    On 28 August, the 72nd and final foundation including a monopile and a transition piece was installed at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind site in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea. The monopile foundations, installed by Van Oord’s havy lift vessel Svanen, were manufactured by EEW SPC in Germany, while Bladt Industries delivered the transition […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    The new heavy load deck carrier chartered by MHI Vestas, MV BoldWind, has made its first port call in Esbjerg to unload wind turbine blades for the Moray East offshore wind farm. The vessel, owned and operated by United Wind Logistics (UWL) and hired by MHI Vestas under a long-term charter agreement, embarked on its […]

  • 16 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Training & Education

    MHI Vestas has signed a purchase agreement with KK Wind Solutions for local assembly, and production of technical components to support the turbine manufacturer’s future projects in Taiwan. The purchase agreement covers local power conversion module (PCM) assembly, and local manufacturing of low voltage cabinets and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. A production facility will […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    A blade from one of SeaMade’s wind turbines collided with the gangway on DEME Group’s jack-up Apollo, after which the gangway detached from the vessel and fell into the sea. The accident happened on 2 July in the morning and no injuries were reported as there were no employees on the gangway at the time of […]

  • 21 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Bladt Industries has loaded out the final transition piece for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind project in Denmark. According to the company, transition piece number 72 has been loaded onto the barge in Aalborg and is ready for sail-away towards the 605 MW wind farm. In total, 432 cans have been rolled, welded, painted and […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has reached agreements with Taiwan’s Boltun Corporation and Walsin Lihwa Corporation for the delivery of fasteners and cables, respectively. These agreements will see Boltun and Walsin Lihwa Corporation supply MHI Vestas for CIP-developed wind projects – Changfang Phase 2 and Xidao – to be delivered off the coast of Taiwan beginning […]

  • 12 August 2020
    Business & Finance

    Bladt Industries has noted a loss of DKK 42 million (approximately EUR 5.6 million) in its full-year 2019 results, but at the same time the company also reported a record-high order book and workforce increase. Namely, the company registered an extraordinary write-down of DKK 85 million (approx. EUR 11.4 million) related to a pending arbitration […]

  • 12 August 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Bladt Industries has selected Energomontaż-Północ Gdynia (EPG) as a subcontractor for the prefabrication of the offshore substation topside and sea fastening for the Kaskasi offshore wind project in Germany. The Polish company started the production of steel structure in July in Gdynia. Bladt is in charge of the construction of the offshore substation, including the […]

  • 17 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    EEW Offshore Structures Britain (EEW OSB) has loaded out its first batch of transition pieces (TPs) for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK. The company will deliver 30 transition pieces for the project. Hornsea Two will comprise 165 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines on monopile foundations, and an offshore substation and a reactive […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has placed a firm order with Siemens Gamesa for 140 SG 11.0-200 DD wind turbines to be installed at the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm off the Netherlands. The Swedish offshore wind developer opted for Siemens Gamesa’s 11 MW turbine model with a 200-metre diameter rotor, and not the SG 11.0-193 DD Flex model […]