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  • 29 April 2015
    R&D

    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 […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Grid Connection

    Siemens has handed over SylWin1, the third North Sea grid connection this year, to its customer TenneT. The German-Dutch transmission grid operator has now put the world’s most powerful grid connection to date into commercial operation, Siemens said in a press release issued Friday, April 25. The offshore platform of the SylWin1 grid connection is […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Uptime International has entered into contract with Ulstein Verft AS for delivery of two active motion compensated gangways. The walk to work systems will be mounted during first half of 2016 on two new built wind turbine service operation vessels (SOV) ordered by Bernhard Schulte and their affiliate Windea Offshore. This is the first dedicated […]

  • 30 March 2015

    In the previous article we spoke about the importance of accurate wind measurement for an optimum wind farm design. But also underwater there are elements that need to be taken into consideration when designing the foundation and cable structures for each wind turbine. Waves and currents can cause erosion of the seabed around a fixed […]

  • 2 March 2015

    Video: Construction of DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm Vattenfall has recently published a video showing the construction of its DanTysk offshore wind farm, situated west of the island of Sylt and directly on the German-Danish border in the North Sea. Weserwind Files for Bankruptcy German steel construction company, Weserwind, filed for bankruptcy yesterday, that will affect 370 […]

  • 15 February 2015

    Video: Construction of DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm Vattenfall has recently published a video showing the construction of its DanTysk offshore wind farm, situated west of the island of Sylt and directly on the German-Danish border in the North Sea. Bilfinger’s Offshore Wind and Marine Units Up for Sale German engineering company, Bilfinger, is selling its […]

  • 8 February 2015

    Three out of five hits for Vattenfall in Offshore WIND‘s most read news this week. Nevertheless, EWEA’s infographic on offshore wind in Europe seems to be the most interesting read these days.  Infographic: European Offshore Wind in 2014 Along with its annual report on offshore wind in Europe last year, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has also […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, has used knowledge from oil and gas industry regarding work shift schedule on its renewable energy project. Namely, the company is building world’s largest accommodation platform dedicated to an offshore wind farm. Standing on a 40-meter tall jacket foundation, the platform will be able to accommodate up to 50 people 70 […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Utiligensia has been awarded a further contract by Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd, for the provision of interim commercial support to the Valuation & LEC Management team. The work comprises finanical modelling, analysis and valuation services to German and UK offshore wind projects during development and construction phases. This includes the DanTysk offshore wind farm and Kentish Flats Extension.  DanTysk is […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Subsea pile driving specialist MENCK, an ACTEON company, is providing its largest and most powerful hydraulic hammer to assist Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems with the installation of subsea foundations for Project Sandbank, a new 72-turbine strong wind farm in the North Sea. Known as the ‘Gentle Giant’, the MENCK MHU 3500S hydraulic hammer exerts a […]

  • 21 December 2014

    Belgium to Decide on Wind Energy Storing Island in 2015 Belgium will have their say in early 2015 about a project that would see excess energy stored and used later when needed. SKWID Sinks Off Japan MODEC has confirmed that a Floating Wind & Current Hybrid Power Generation System (SKWID) constructed by MODEC sank into […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Grid Connection

    Bladt Industries A/S, Aalborg, Denmark has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting the contract for the transportation and installation of the Sandbank substation. The substation platform consists of a jacket, skirt piles and deck and requires to be installed in the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm. At the substation, electricity from the individual wind turbines will be collected and converted to […]

  • 1 December 2014

    In August Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Miinchen (SWM) reached an investment agreement for the Sandbank offshore wind project, with an investment value of approximately €1,2bn, to be built 90km west of the island of Sylt. A special project company, Sandbank Offshore GmbH, is set up for this purpose whereby Vattenfall holds 51% and SWM 49% of […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord has reached agreement on the acquisition of the activities of Ballast Nedam Offshore. The acquisition consists of the assets of Ballast Nedam Offshore, the dedicated EPCI staff (Engineering, Procurement, Contracting and Installation), heavy lift installation vessel Svanen and the Westermeerwind project (144 MW). The activities will be integrated into Van Oord’s Offshore Wind Projects business unit. The acquisition will […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Over the summer, several hands contributed to put Siemens’ service operation vessels (SOVs) into shape. The first SOV hull has been built at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey. It arrived at the Havyard shipyard in Norway in August – its final building site. Soon, the first SOV will be ready for docking out and first sea trials. […]

  • 12 November 2014

    The main interview in this edition covers Van Oord Offshore who has recently taken delivery of their new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Aeolus. We now look at what three other companies operating these types of vessels are thinking about now and for in the future. Depending on your definition of a WTIV there are […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Offshore WIND Installation and Maintenance Conference takes place on 29 October in Amsterdam. The afternoon program of the discusses the challenges in supply chain and operational management and paints a picture with global business opportunities. The conference addresses the technical, operational, commercial and managerial challenges associated with future industry growth. Supply Chain management Optimization […]

  • 12 October 2014

    Germany: Siemens in Offshore Wind Talks  Siemens has confirmed that they are in talks over future offshore wind contracts. Vattenfall Preparing ‘Offshore Hotel’ for Sandbank and DanTysk  During a press conference at WindEnergy Hamburg last week, Vattenfall stated that they will launch the Sandbank project in the summer of 2015, after they complete the DanTysk […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall’s new CEO Magnus Hall visited the company’s wind centre in Esbjerg, Denmark on Monday. Hall came to Esbjerg as the company is about to break the barrier of 1000 wind turbines to be controlled from its surveillance centre at the Danish North Sea coast. The Esbjerg office has been part of the Vattenfall’s wind […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Damen Shipyards and SeaZip Offshore Service have strengthened their working relationship by signing another contract for two Damen Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610 at Wind Energy in Hamburg. The two new vessels, to be named SeaZip 3 and SeaZip 4, will be mobilised in transporting personnel and small quantities of freight to North Sea offshore […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Grid Connection

    Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has successfully completed six of eleven cable pull-in operations under its new ‘Tower Support Services’ package. The package, which was formed to provide clients with a clearly defined set of support services, also includes hang-off as well as termination and testing operations. John Lawton, Director from OMM, commented: “Our Tower Support […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    VSMC, a strategic joint venture of VolkerWessels and Boskalis, has been awarded a € 90 million contract by Sandbank Offshore Windfarm GmbH (a joint venture of energy companies Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München). The scope of work for VSMC includes cable supply, CPS, installation, post lay burial and termination & testing of 76 infield cables. Project […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    The hull of one of Siemens’ new service operation vessels (SOVs) is on its way towards Norwegian Havyard shipyard, where it is supposed to arrive any day now. On July 19, 2014, the hull was launched at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey, reported Ingo Bischof, Siemens’ Project Manager for Offshore Service Germany in charge of […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has awarded Siemens Energy an order for 72 Model SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines for its new Sandbank offshore wind farm. The project is being erected 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt in water depths between 25 and 37 meters within the exclusive economic zone off the German North Sea coast. A pioneering service […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) have reached an investment agreement in the construction of the Sandbank offshore wind farm. The investment costs for Sandbank are around 1.2 billion euros. Vattenfall holds a 51% stake in Sandbank Offshore GmbH, which has been set up to implement the project, while SWM holds 49%. Seventy-two Siemens wind power […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall installed its 1000th wind turbine last week at DanTysk offshore wind farm situated west of the island of Sylt. The Siemens 3.6 MW wind turbine was installed at the location DT19, within the 70 square kilometres area covered by the wind farm. Vattenfall currently operates 944 wind turbines in five countries from its surveillance […]