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  • 27 January 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    On 19 January 2014, turbine number 112 was installed on Gwynt y Môr in the Irish Sea. This is the largest number of turbines ever installed on one single project by A2SEA. Prior to this, A2SEA installed 111 turbines on Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in 2013. Work continues and SEA JACK and SEA WORKER are […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Danish transmission system operator Energinet has issued a contract notice for the provision of power cable repairs both onshore and offshore. The scope of the framework agreement covers preparedness for supplying repair work (jointing), manpower, standby fee, tools, and spare parts for the repair of the cables. The voltage rating of the cables is between […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Danish State represented by the Ministry of Finance and DONG Energy A/S have reached an understanding with funds managed by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs (Goldman Sachs) and the Danish pension funds Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension (ATP) and PFA Pension Forsikringsaktieselskab (PFA) on the main terms whereby Goldman Sachs, ATP and PFA will invest […]

  • 15 April 2015

    The Netherlands’ largest near shore wind power plant Westermeerwind is to be erected in lake IJssel along the dikes of the Dutch municipality of Noordoostpolder. The 48 Siemens wind turbines will supply approximately 160,000 Dutch homes with climate-friendly electric power. The construction work is already underway at the site, with first monopole foundation installed last […]

  • 13 March 2020
    Vessels

    Those on board the Esvagt Mercator Service Operations Vessel (SOV) have been released from quarantine after the vessel’s 48-hour detainment in the Port of Oostende over concerns about some of the crew members showing symptoms of COVID-19 disease, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. “The SOV ’Esvagt Mercator’ has been in the port of Oostende for […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind will be the backbone of a carbon neutral, climate-friendly UK economy and the new Sector Deal sets out that opportunity, according to Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager Danielle Lane. Lane claims the Sector Deal underlines the importance of ensuring the UK sees the benefit of its Clean Growth Strategy in which offshore wind will play a crucial role […]

  • 3 August 2014

    Photo of the Day: Aeolus Stretching Its Legs Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Van Oord’s first transport and installation vessel for the construction of offshore wind farms, Aeolus, jacked up. Siemens to Supply 48 Turbines for Dutch Wind Farm Siemens Energy has received an order for the Netherlands’ largest near shore wind farm. Designed […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    “The engagement in the wind industry will be discontinued,“ said the Norwegian fabricator Kvaerner in the 2nd quarter and half year 2012 report. The company has delivered 19 of 48 wind jackets including the transformer jacket for the Nordsee Ost project during the second quarter. The RWE’s ”on-going Nordsee Ost offshore wind jacket project has […]

  • 12 October 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    People living near the Noordoostpolder wind farm in the Netherlands, which features 38 turbines on land and 48 in the water, have found the flashing red lights coming from the turbines to be disturbing. This led Westermeerwind BV, the owner of the offshore part of the wind farm, to address the issue as well as to explain why this kind of […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The first transition piece will be installed on the Horns Rev 3 wind farm mid-July, Vattenfall, the owner and developer of the 406.7MW project in the Danish North Sea, said.

  • 3 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall reports a stable underlying first quarter 2013 operating profit despite challenging market conditions. Increased electricity generation and high nuclear power availability contributed to the result. Vattenfall continues to improve operational efficiency. Net sales rose 1.4% to SEK 49,659 million (48,994) The underlying operating profit was stable and amounted to SEK 11,625 million (11,629) Profit […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    VBMS has completed the repair of an inter-array cable at Trianel Windpark Borkum phase 2. The scope of work included the removal of the defective cable, and installation, burial, terminations and testing of a replacement cable which was completed in less than 48 hours, from arrival to departure. The works were executed in the German […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Hamburg-based Buss Port Logistics has completed the near-shore logistics and storage operations related to all 67 of the world’s largest monopiles built by EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH for the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm. Buss Port Logistics loaded the 1,300-ton monopiles from the factory in Rostock onto barges with the help of Scheuerle self-propelled modular vehicles. […]

  • 20 May 2020
    R&D

    The World Bank has published maps and analysis of the offshore wind technical potential for 40 more emerging markets around the world, following its report from October 2019, when eight countries’ potential was estimated to be at 3.1 TW. According to the latest report, the potential for floating wind is double the potential estimated for […]

  • 14 July 2010
    R&D

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory last month published the most comprehensive study to date of the country’s offshore wind resource. The study, Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States, compiles data on Hawaii and much of the lower 48 continguous states. In most situations, mapping was conducted up to 50 nautical miles […]

  • 30 July 2014

    Euskalforging has won a contract to supply 48 Ø 5.000mm MP flanges for the Dutch Westermeerwind offshore wind park. Euskalforging confirms its technical leadership as the flanges are manufactured in a particular steel grade that incorporates a specific chemical analysis that facilitates the weldability together with higher mechanical properties. Detailed information at that stage is kept […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Westermeerwind wind farm components arrive in port of Amsterdam. SC Astrea, cargo ship, sailed from Esbjerg, Denmark on Monday carrying components for the installation at Westermeerwind. The vessel was loaded with towers, blades and hubs for the 144 MW project being developed in the shallow waters of IJsselmeer. The assembly […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Grid Connection

    Offshore wind industry can expect to install a record capacity of 4.2 GW in 2015, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance report. These predictions follow last year’s delays which prolonged some project completions for this year. Last year saw just 868MW constructed, 1GW less than expected. Germany is expected to install more than 2.3 GW […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Mercom Capital Group has released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the wind sector in 2015. According to the clean-tech research and consulting company, total global corporate funding in the wind sector, including venture capital/private equity (VC), debt financing and public market financing, raised by public companies reached $15.4 billion, compared […]

  • 7 October 2012
    Authorities

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the September unemployment numbers on October 5, showing the economy gained 114,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent. The following is a statement from BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster:  “Capping a summer season of moderate growth on a high note, today’s jobs numbers are encouraging […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens has released a video showing what level of precision was needed to install 48 foundation posts at the 144MW Westermeerwind offshore wind farm, situated in the Ijsselmeer, an artificial lake in the central Netherlands. Siemens installed the first monopile foundation in March 2015, and proceeded to install the remaining 47 throughout April and May. The 35-meter long foundation piles, […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    All 160 wind turbine generators at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm are now installed. A2SEA’s jack-up vessel Sea Worker,  supported by Sea Bravo and Sea Echo, was deployed to install Siemens’ 3.6MW turbines. Now, the work is underway on the last wind turbine to fit the blades. Cable laying vessel Sia, owned by […]

  • 25 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    Atkins reports good results in a challenging environment and is well positioned for future growth Design and engineering consultancy group WS Atkins plc (Atkins) today announces unaudited results for the six months ended 30 September 2010. FINANCIAL SUMMARY Six months to Six months to Increase / (Decrease) 30 Sept 2010 30 Sept 2009 Income statement […]

  • 19 April 2010
    Technology

    Woodward Governor Company (NASDAQ: WGOV) today announced that it signed an agreement with REpower Systems AG to provide power converters… [mappress] Source: newsblaze, April 16, 2010;

  • 10 February 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Siemens has fully installed 32 out of the 48 wind turbines at the 144 MW Westermeerwind Wind Farm. Westermeerwind is being built in the waters of the IJsselmeer, along the dikes of the Noordoostpolder. It is the largest near shore wind farm in the Netherlands. The turbines are divided into two rows along the Westermeer dike and […]