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  • 15 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Longitude, part of LOC Group, has completed a range of environmental engineering analyses for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project to support the planning for the export cable installation operations. Under the contract with Prysmian, the work included analysis of vessel grounding and mooring in nearshore locations, landfall cable pull-in analysis, export cable free lay from […]

  • 23 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    Vineyard Wind has submitted bids to develop its Liberty Wind offshore wind project in New York in response to the state’s second offshore wind solicitation. Iberdrola, parent company of Avangrid Renewables which is the 50% owner of Vineyard Wind, announced its participation in New York’s second offshore wind solicitation on 20 October. The proposals include […]

  • 19 October 2020
    Authorities

    Global offshore wind installed capacity will reach 228 GW by 2030, according to projections from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Of the currently installed offshore wind capacity in the world, 90 per cent is located in Europe, mostly in the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This is attributed to regional cooperation on interconnection, […]

  • 6 October 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    WSP USA will carry out a re-design of the wind turbine foundations for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm in Massachusetts. Following recent permitting changes, Vineyard Wind modified the turbine layout and the U.S.-based engineering consultancy will now work on the re-design, after having provided the foundation design services prior to the changes to the […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind developer Ørsted has decided against constructing the interconnection facility for the Skipjack wind farm at Fenwick Island State Park in Sussex County, Delaware, US. In July 2019, Ørsted entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to construct the interconnection facility on a […]

  • 31 August 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DEME’s vessels Neptune, D’Artagnan, and Bonny River have been deployed on the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project, with some of the work now underway at the site located some 12 kilometres off the coast of the Guérande peninsula in France. The company’s cutter suction dredger D’Artagnan and trailing suction hopper dredger Bonny River are currently on […]

  • 2 October 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Danish transmission system operator Energinet is starting offshore surveys at the Hesselø wind project offshore Denmark. Fugro is deploying two vessels to carry out a geophysical survey of the 248 km2 area located in Kattegatt, 20-30 kilometres north of Sjælland. The campaign is expected to be conducted over the next four to five months, Energinet […]

  • 24 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    DEME Group is about to begin offshore substation foundation works at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in France. According to the project’s Notice to Mariners, the activities related to the jacket foundation will begin today, 24 August. In June last year, a consortium of Atlantique Offshore Energy, GE Grid Solutions and Société de Dragage International […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Vessels

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern will undergo upgrades which will allow the jack-up to handle all known next-generation wind turbines and larger foundations. Brave Tern will be upgraded with the Huisman 1600t LEC 65500 leg encircling crane, which will be accompanied by improvements to the vessel’s deck space and stability. The upgrades will allow the […]

  • 1 July 2020

    We bring you the ten most-read articles on OffshoreWIND.biz for the month of June 2020. Aegir Suffers Dropfall Incident Offshore Taiwan Heerema Marine Contractors’ (HMC) heavy lift vessel Aegir experienced a dropfall incident off the coast of Taiwan on 15 June at 16:42 local time. Siemens Gamesa 14 MW Turbine to Make European Debut Offshore […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Technology

    GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype has obtained a provisional type certificate by DNV GL. According to GE, this certification demonstrates that the Haliade-X prototype has the highest safety and quality standards. The company expects the full type certificate in the coming months. “This is a very important milestone for us as it confirms […]

  • 19 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Pipeshield International, part of Tekmar Group, has completed the delivery of concrete mattresses to the EPCI joint venture of Eiffage Métal and DEME for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in France. Pipeshield completed the engineering, manufacturing, and delivery of 77 concrete mattresses of varying specifications for the 480 MW project, the first commercial-scale wind farm […]

  • 11 August 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Prysmian has started installing the export cables which will connect the 480 MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm to the French grid. The Italian cable manufacturer deployed its cable-laying vessel Cable Enterprise on the project. The cable pull-in operations started off the Courance beach on Sunday, 9 August, Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE), the French transmission […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Jobs & Recruitment

    The Cherbourg team is mostly looking to expand its production workforce, with positions that are open to all profiles and backgrounds, GE Renewable Energy said.

  • 18 March 2021

    This position is based Nationally (homebased or NE offices) Closing date 14 April 2021 Salary £32,438 The Specialist Services and Programmes team (SSP) is part of the Chief Scientist’s Directorate in Natural England. This Directorate is responsible for Natural England’s Science, Evidence and Evaluation Strategy and supports its implementation to ensure Natural England is an […]

  • 18 March 2021

    This position is based Nationally (homebased or NE offices) Closing date 14 April 2021 Salary £32,438 The Specialist Services and Programmes team (SSP) is part of the Chief Scientist’s Directorate in Natural England. This Directorate is responsible for Natural England’s Science, Evidence and Evaluation Strategy and supports its implementation to ensure Natural England is an […]

  • 16 September 2020
    Vessels

    Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) intends to order a new wind farm installation vessel (WFIV), with an option for a second newbuild, and plans to invest in new cranes for both Pacific Osprey and Pacific Orca. SBO said that it has shortlisted several international shipyards for the order of the WFIV which will have ”capacities unseen […]

  • 22 September 2020

    Over the course of the last years TWD developed an advanced friction measurement method and probabilistic verification of monopile stability during transit. Both have now received certification from DNVGL. This sets a new standard in monopile seafastening. Seafastening of future monopiles on heavy lift installation vessels becomes an ever-increasing challenge. One challenge is verification of […]

  • 25 August 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Saipem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AGNES and QINT’X to develop a 450 MW offshore wind farm in Italy. The project will comprise approximately 56 turbines on fixed foundations at two different sites, respectively located more than 8 and 12 nautical miles offshore Ravenna in the Adriatic Sea. According to Saipem, innovations […]

  • 3 June 2020
    Vessels

    The upgraded crane boom on jack-up vessel Pacific Osprey is fully operational, Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) said. The installation of Pacific Osprey’s new crane boom started in the Port of Esbjerg in mid-April and was completed on 30 May. The lift of the boom onto the jack-up was executed on 14 April by NOV with […]

  • 26 May 2020
    Vessels

    Jan De Nul has started the construction of its next-generation jack-up installation vessel Voltaire with a steel cutting ceremony at the Cosco Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) in China. The Voltaire is specifically designed to transport, lift and install offshore wind turbines, transition pieces, and foundations for current and future developments. The jack-up is equipped with a […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Vessels

    Bernhard Schulte’s service operation vessel (SOV) Windea Jules Verne has started working at the Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany. At the 396 MW project, Windea Jules Verne will support operations and maintenance of the 66 GE Haliade 150-6 MW turbines, which were commissioned in June last year. GE Renewable Energy contracted Bernhard Schulte to provide an […]

  • 20 August 2020
    Technology, Vessels

    SEA-KIT’s 12-metre Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV), for which the company recently received an order from Fugro, has completed a 22-day demonstration project, carrying out remote surveys on Europe’s continental margin in the Atlantic. “The project’s overall aim was to demonstrate the capabilities of current technologies to survey unexplored or inadequately surveyed ocean frontiers and we […]

  • 31 July 2020
    Technology

    The manufacturing of the PivotBuoy offshore wind floating platform has commenced in Santander, Spain. In March, X1 Wind and its partners completed and approved the design of the single point mooring system platform for floating wind turbines. After the design was approved, the manufacturing of the PivotBuoy and the floating platform started at DEGIMA facilities. […]

  • 29 June 2020
    Vessels

    The new Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Windea Jules Verne arrived in Eemshaven on 29 June, according to the vessel’s AIS data and social media posts from DHSS. The vessel will soon start working at the Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany, under a charter with GE Renewable Energy, whose 66 Haliade 150-6 MW turbines are […]

  • 4 August 2020
    Technology, Vessels

    Fugro has ordered two Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) from SEA-KIT, which the company will use in offshore wind and oil and gas sectors in the North Sea and the Asia-Pacific region. The order follows the news from March, when the two companies announced they entered a strategic partnership to develop a new range of USVs […]