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Markets Outlook: ASE Aeolus The offshore wind energy industry is growing so rapidly that the only way to keep up is with new innovative technologies. The students of the European Wind Energy Master try to solve these challenges and are undergoing preparation to become the niche engineers the industry needs. This article intends to identify crucial […]
US-based Aeolus Energy has signed an agreement with Norway’s Ulstein Design & Solutions, B.V. to design a Service Operations Vessel (SOV).
Aeolus Energy Group (AEG) has awarded Ventower Industries with a contract for the fabrication of training towers to be installed at its two new offshore wind training facilities in Massachusetts and Maryland, US.
With the ever-increasing size of the offshore wind turbine components, the vessels installing them need to catch up with the industry. For this purpose, Van Oord has been upgrading two of its installation vessels working in the offshore wind sector.
Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has won the KVNR Shipping Award. On 6 November, this prize was presented during the Maritime Awards Gala. This gala is also the official start of the Maritime Week, which showcases the maritime sector. The Shipping Award is an initiative of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) to […]
Wind energy specialists from Olthoff Wind Group BV (OWG) in the Netherlands and Aeolus Consulting Ltd. in Toronto have created Ovento Canada Ltd. to provide technical and financial support and asset management services to wind farm developers and investors in Canada and the United States. OWG is also working toward significantly increasing Ovento’s team through […]
Florida-based Aeolus Energy Group (AEG) has committed to constructing a fleet of offshore wind farm vessels and port facilities as part of its expansion into the US offshore wind market.
The 370MW Norther offshore wind farm has delivered first power to the Belgian grid. The project’s first four MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines were connected to Stevin, Elia’s new high-voltage station in Zeebrugge today, 26 February. Half of the generated wind energy will be sold to Engie and the remaining half to Eneco, Norther NV said. Van […]
Van Oord’s jack-up vessel Aeolus is at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s pre-assembly site in Vlissingen to load the first turbine components for the Norther wind farm and install them in the Belgian North Sea. The wind farm comprises 44 MHI Vestas V164-8.4 MW wind turbines to be installed on monopile foundations some 22 kilometres offshore Zeebrugge. The […]
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Van Oord has signed an agreement with Vroon Group to acquire MPI Offshore, a specialist offshore wind installation contractor.
Van Oord has ordered lifting slings from Cortland, a global ropes and slings specialist, for the installation of monopiles and transition pieces at the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium and Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany.
Dutch offshore specialist Van Oord reported EUR 403 million revenue coming from offshore wind activities in 2017, a 2.3% increase compared to EUR 394 million revenue recorded in 2016.
World’s First Floating Wind Farm Outdelivers The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said. Ørsted Streamlines Hornsea Project Three Ørsted has published updated plans for the proposed Hornsea Project Three offshore wind […]
Top five most read news on Offshore WIND from 2 to 8 October 2017.
Europe is the leader of the growing market for the offshore wind energy. Most of the activities take place in the wet conditions of the North Sea. As the people work in varying temperatures and under dire weather conditions, it is most important that their personal protective equipment (PPE) is not only up-for-the-job and in accordance with all regulations, it should also raise the feeling of comfort for the user. While it is true that wet or sweat drenched PPE is not one of the main problems for offshore operators, many small issues can lead to bigger ones.
MHI Vestas Turbine Catches Fire at Østerild Test Centre An MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark. E.ON Wins Robin Rigg Dispute Against MT Højgaard The UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind […]
Van Oord has won the Balance of Plant (BOP) contract at Northland Power’s 252MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm after it reached its financial close, the company announced on 19 August.
Van Oord has shared a video of the company’s heavy lift vessels – Aeolus and Svanen – installing the 87 foundations on DONG Energy’s Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea.
Van Oord Sustainable EPC and marine contractor Climate change and the need to reduce CO2 emissions are drivers for the rising demand of renewable energy sources. With proven experience and an impressive 15-year track record, Van Oord is leading the way in the energy transition towards renewable energy by constructing offshore wind projects. With our innovative solutions, we contribute significantly to making wind energy more competitive. […]
Denmark Makes Room for Testing 330m Tall Wind Turbines Danish Government has approved the expansion of the national wind turbine test centres in Østerild and Høvsøre. Four new sites will be added, facilitating testing of turbines of up to 330 metres. BNEF: 237MW of Floating Offshore Wind by 2020 The world could see as much […]
Norther N. V. has taken Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Norther project and awarded MHI Vestas with a contract for the supply of 44 of its 8MW wind turbines. Van Oord has been hired as the Balance of Plant contractor. The V164-8.0 MW turbines have been optimised for the project, utilising a power mode to be able […]
Research and development play a vital role In renewable energy as well as a steady stream of young engineers geared up to meet the current challenges In the Industry. Enter: the European Wind Energy Master Programme (EWEM) which prepares the world’s future engineers. The programme is a joint effort between the Delft University of Technology, the […]
Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus installed the last of the 150 4MW Siemens wind turbines at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands, Tuesday evening, August 23. “The installation of the 150th and last turbine in the wind park is a magnificent achievement,” Matthias Haag, CEO of Gemini Windpark, said. “After […]
Turbine installation works at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm reached a halfway point after the Dutch maritime contractor Van Oord placed the farm’s 75th 4MW Siemens wind turbine into position on Monday, 13 June. The installation of the 150 4MW Siemens turbines started in February 2016 when Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel, Aeolus, transported the first six […]
Another edition of Offshore WIND magazine will be hitting stands come 15 July. The third edition of Offshore WIND in 2016 will have a strong German focus and will be widely distributed during WindEnergy Hamburg. Alongside the main interview with Matthias Brandt, CEO of Deutsche Technik, an update on German offshore wind farms and a review of […]