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  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Limited (KOWL) has opted to use Kishorn Dry Dock in Strathcarron, Wester Ross, during the construction of the 48MW Kincardine floating wind farm.

  • 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;

  • 15 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Pondera Consult has been asked by Siemens to provide permit management services for the installation of the offshore wind turbines at the Dutch Noordoostpolder wind farm. Siemens is currently constructing 48 wind turbines in the IJsselmeer lake. Pondera Consult’s role is to support Siemens with permit-technical issues and compliancy requirements. Noordoostpolder wind project consists of […]

  • 30 August 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 962-ton Northwester 2 offshore high voltage station has completed its journey from Aalborg, Denmark to the Port of Oostende in Belgium. The Port of Oostende will be a temporary home to the substation prior to the installation at the site some 48 kilometres north-west of Oostende. The substation’s journey from the Bladt Industries’ facilities […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor, an oil & gas giant increasingly focusing on offshore wind, has awarded Sheringham Shoal maintenance contract to Stowen Clean Energy, a Great Yarmouth-based company founded in 2016 as a diversification for Stowen Group’s oil & gas business.

  • 11 September 2013
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Last week, VSMC completed the first part of laying 52 infield cables for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm. VSMC started their work on 3 August and completed the installation of the 25 cables within a month and ahead of schedule. VSMC was able to bring the start of the project forward by temporarily using […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The first six monopiles EEW SPC produced for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm were loaded onboard SAL Heavy Lift’s crane vessel Svenja in the Rostock port and will now be on their way to Able Seaton Port in the UK, where they will be stored until the installation starts.

  • 21 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology

    ABB AB has appointed Vos Prodect Innovations as preferred supplier for engineering, testing and supply of cable hang-off systems for the RWE’s 48- turbine Nordsee Ost (NSO) offshore wind farm in the German North Sea region. Vos Prodect cable hang-off systems will be used to provide flexibility in cable laying and securing operations with the […]

  • 6 August 2013

    Together with RWE Innogy, FoundOcean is currently working on the 48-jacket Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in the German sector of the North Sea. The project teams are undertaking onshore trials to investigate effective ways of speeding up the foundation installation process. One option under consideration is moving to a subsea connector that will allow […]

  • 19 March 2013

    KCI completed the engineering work for German Offshore wind project Riffgat in March 2013. In April 2010, KCI was awarded an engineering contract for structural, utility systems and 3D interfacing design for both the jacket and the topside. Just before sail away in February this year, KCI engineers carried out a final inspection of the […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Vietnam’s Tra Vinh Wind Power has held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the 48MW Korea- Tra Vinh wind farm (Phase 1). The Korea- Tra Vinh intertidal wind farm (Phase 1) will comprise 24 2MW wind turbines installed offshore the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh. The project will reportedly feature Vestas wind turbines […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has started foreshore cabling work for Kentish Flats Extension yesterday which will be carried out through today. As a result of this work, the foreshore area immediately to the East of Hampton Pier will be restricted to the general public for up to 48 hours, said the company. Access to the pier and Hampton […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Construction at Kentish Flats Extension offshore wind farm is well underway. The first batch of towers, blades and nacelles was loaded onto Neptune at MHI Vestas factory this weekend and began their journey on Monday, said Vattenfall. The vessel is due to arrive on site today with the commencement of installation shortly after. An individual […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The installation of the first wind turbine at RWE’s Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm.   The rotor blades for the Senvion 6MW wind turbine were not preassembled into a rotor spider, but were fitted to the hub at the Nordsee Ost construction site at sea.  The Nordsee Ost offshore wind […]

  • 8 June 2012

    FoundOcean will be co-exhibiting with BASF Construction Chemicals at RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind 2012, the 11th annual event dedicated to offshore wind energy. On Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th June, FoundOcean and BASF representatives will be at stand #501. FoundOcean has over 45 years’ experience of subsea and offshore foundation grouting for the global oil […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Innogy has completed the annual maintenance of its 295MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in Germany, including inspection of wind turbine blades and foundations, and maintenance of the offshore substation.

  • 1 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa supplied nearly half of the connected offshore wind turbines in Europe in the first six months of 2019, according to WindEurope. WindEurope reported that 133 Siemens Gamesa turbines were connected to the grid in the first half of the year, producing 931MW of energy and taking 48% of the market. MHI Vestas follows […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    Haizea Wind Group (HWG) has inaugurated its wind tower manufacturing plant at the Port of Bilbao in Spain.

  • 21 January 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Siemens has decided to make Urk a base port for the management of Westermeerwind nearshore wind farm construction. The company has already installed temporary offices, installed cranes and built a storage area in the harbour, according to the Dutch media. Urk port will be used primarily to transport people and smaller parts to the construction […]

  • 12 November 2010

    Christian Oecking (48) is now Managing Director and Chairman of the Management Board of SIS. Martin Bentler (49), Rainer Koppitz (42) and Thomas Zimmermann (42) continue as members of the Management Board of the IT service provider. Christian Oecking had been the acting head of SIS since December 2009 and played an important part in […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Only four months after introduction of the new bulk supplied offshore grout MasterFlow 9800 from BASF, the material is being used during the installation of the offshore foundations at the 600 MW Gemini Offshore Windpark. The specialized grouting equipment of FoundOcean and BASF’s MasterFlow 9800 was mobilized at the harbor of Eemshaven. After installation of the […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 144MW Westermeerwind near shore wind farm achieved an important milestone last weekend during which all of its 48 wind turbines reached maximum power output of 3MW per turbine. This led to the wind farm reaching its maximum power production capacity less than a month after Siemens installed the last turbine at the site. The final stages of testing […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Esbjerg has purchased a Liebherr LHM 800 crane, the world’s biggest mobile harbor crane, which will mainly be used for large offshore wind components. The need for the crane is due to components for offshore wind turbines getting bigger and bigger, however it will also be used for other industries, the Danish port […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The first eight V112-3.0 MW offshore turbines have been successfully installed on the 48MW offshore project in Kårehamn, Sweden. In addition, the turbines were also part of the first shipment of turbines from Vestas’ pre-assembly facility in Esbjerg, Denmark. Senior Vice President of Vestas Offshore Uffe Vinther-Schou says installing the first V112-3.0 MW offshore turbine […]