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19 April 2019 Grid Connection, Vessels

Jack-Up Barge’s vessel JB-115 has commenced work on the offshore substation of the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. The Dutch company is responsible for the hook-up and commissioning services of the offshore substation at the 269MW project. The substation’s jacket foundation and topside were installed at the offshore site by heavy lift vessel Seaway […]

18 April 2019 R&D

LM Wind Power has produced the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to LM Wind Power, the 107m long blade, the world’s largest, has completed the molding process. The LM 107.0 P will now proceed with post-molding finishing touches, before undergoing testing and validation to demonstrate its ability […]

18 April 2019 Business & Finance

Europe invested EUR 10.3 billion in new offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 4.2GW in 2018, according to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report. Investments in new offshore wind projects increased by 37% from 2017 but were still some way off the record EUR 18.2 billion seen in 2016, according to the […]

18 April 2019 Business & Finance

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, its lenders, and main bond holders have signed a binding loan agreement, setting forth terms for a EUR 100 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) facility. According to Senvion, the DIP facility enables the company to continue its business operations following last week’s self-administration filing. The loan has received Board approvals and allows substantial […]

18 April 2019

The Offshore Wind Conference 2019 team is proud to announce that leading provider of services and solutions for the offshore energy industry DEME Offshore is the main sponsor of this year’s conference on 7 and 8 October at the Amsterdam RAI. DEME Offshore provides the most comprehensive offering to offshore energy customers. In the renewables […]

15 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders

GE Renewable Energy and GMB Civiel BV have selected Royal HaskoningDHV to provide the foundation design for Haliade-X 12MW, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine. The design is based on a piled foundation, with a large concrete block on top and a 28m diameter, said to meet the technical requirements without over-dimensioning. RHDHV said that […]

15 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have joined forces to deploy the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Siemens Gamesa said it is in final negotiations to secure the contract for the supply of 76 of its 10MW turbines for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 project. […]

15 April 2019 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

DHL Industrial Projects has delivered first wind turbine components for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm to the Taichung Port in Taiwan. The first three vessels have been loaded in Aalborg, Denmark, Cuxhaven, Germany, and Phu My, Vietnam. The vessels are carrying 75-metre blades, 378-tonne nacelles, and tower sections up to 37 metres long. The two vessels carrying blades […]

12 April 2019 Ports & Logistics

GE Renewable Energy is currently preparing the site in Maasvlakte, the Netherlands, for installation of its Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine prototype. Preparations of the site which will host the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine are being carried out in partnership with Future Wind. The two companies signed an agreement at the beginning of the year […]

10 April 2019 Authorities

The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) which will incentivize the development of 1.2GW of additional offshore wind capacity off this US East Coast state by 2030. The assembly has subsequently sent the bill to the Governor’s desk for signature. The bill aims to accelerate Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) to […]

9 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

All 20 foundation monopiles built for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 have left the EEW SPC yard in Germany onboard two heavy load transport vessels and are en route to Taichung port in Taiwan, Jan De Nul said. Now that these components for the offshore construction are mobilized, the actual installation operations on site can be kicked […]

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 […]

1 April 2019 Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

Future Wind has organized a ground-breaking event in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, to mark the start of preparatory activities to host GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype. Earlier this year, GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind, a joint venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands, signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12 MW wind […]

26 March 2019 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

Vattenfall has selected the Port of IJmuiden as its home base for operations and maintenance (O&M) activities for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Vattenfall said it opted for the Port of IJmuiden due to its proximity to the Hollandse Kust Zuid site, as well as other future wind farms. […]

22 March 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Seajacks’ self-propelled jack-up vessel Zaratan has departed for Taiwan ready to begin installation of the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project. Zaratan will install all 20 Siemens Gamesa SWT-6.0-154 turbines on the 120MW wind farm in the Taiwan Strait in what is the first renewables contract for Seajacks outside Europe. The project is located around six kilometers off […]

21 March 2019 Business & Finance

Sif has reported that offshore wind accounted for approximately 83% of revenues and 69% of total contributions in the company’s 2018 financial year figures. Sif saw a 28% loss of revenue in 2018, amounting to EUR 235.1 million, and a 45% loss in contribution, amounting to EUR 74.3 million. The gap in the production schedule and […]

20 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

SeaRoc has secured a contract to supply its marine management system SeaPlanner to support the construction of the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. The deal comes as part of SeaRoc’s strategic partnership with Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC), which is delivering marine coordination services for the 120MW project. SMC will be responsible for […]

19 March 2019 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Anbaric has filed a request with ISO-New England for a 1,200MW HVDC interconnection to a substation in Brayton Point, Massachusetts, that would collect energy produced by offshore wind projects. According to Anbaric, the proposal will offer expanded wind generation procurements off Massachusetts resulting from the recent federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) auctions of offshore […]

15 March 2019 Business & Finance

This year’s upcoming International Partnering Forum (IPF) will be the largest to date and will be headlined by global offshore wind leaders, according to the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind. The sixth annual IPF conference will take place on 8 April in New York and is expected to see more than 1,000 attendees, including […]

14 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

DEME Offshore, previously GeoSea, has selected tier 1 suppliers for the foundations of the Moray East offshore wind project in the UK. According to DEME, Smulders will carry out a major part of the fabrication works on 55 of 100 jackets in Newcastle, including all final assembly, with Lamprell producing the remaining 45. The balance […]

13 March 2019 Authorities

The Social Democratic Party, Denmark’s main opposition party, has pledged to add two large offshore wind projects to be commissioned by 2030, in addition to the three projects already set out in the energy agreement from 2018. The two additional projects would have 800MW each and would help Denmark produce all of its energy via renewable sources […]

13 March 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall has commenced the initial physical preparatory works for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 offshore wind project in the Netherlands. The Swedish company has started setting up a project team and has performed the first studies necessary to properly estimate the activities involved in building the project. The actual offshore works and various […]

7 March 2019 Business & Finance

The offshore wind and cable activities delivered a substantially lower contribution to Boskalis’ Offshore Energy division in 2018, which was attributed to project-specific operational and contractual issues on certain projects, the company said. EBITDA from the Offshore Energy segment amounted to EUR 111.3 million in 2018, with an operating result of EUR 5 million. In 2017, […]

4 March 2019

We are bringing you a list of ten of our most read articles for the month of February. 15 Injured After CTV Collides with Cargo Ship Off Rügen All 15 people aboard the crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Bora were injured after the CTV collided with a cargo ship several nautical miles northeast of the […]

28 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has launched the geotechnical campaign for the 247MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind project located in the German Baltic Sea. Parkwind has appointed Fugro to perform the soil investigation. The campaign has started with the unexploded ordnance survey and will continue with the cone penetration testing (CPT) and borehole drilling. […]

26 February 2019 R&D

The global offshore wind market has grown by 0.5% as 4.49GW of new capacity was installed in 2018, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) reported. According to the latest Global Wind Report, there is now 23GW of offshore wind capacity installed, which represents a 20% boost compared to the end of 2017. The main contributor was […]