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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).
Van Oord’s freshly upgraded jack-up Aeolus is currently undergoing final preparations at the Port of Vlissingen, the Netherlands, prior to heading out to the Norther offshore wind farm to install the first monopile foundations.
Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus has wrapped up sea trials off the North Holland coast, marking the completion of the modification campaign that commenced in 2017. Now, the vessel is ready to start working on the Norther offshore wind farm.
Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus has been outfitted with an aluminium helideck from Bayards Aluminium Constructions, as part of the modification of the vessel that started last year.
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.
Holland Shipyards delivered an accommodation block for Van Oord’s Aeolus in February, along with a Helicopter Operation Reception Room Facility (HeliLounge).
Following the installation of its 1,600-tonne crane onboard Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus, Huisman has shared a video showing a summary of the works.
Heerema’s vessel Thialf installed the new 1,600-tonne Huisman crane onboard Van Oord’s Aeolus today (28 February), making the vessel ready to handle the latest generation of foundations and turbines for offshore wind projects.
Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus is currently docked alongside Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam facility, where Huisman is preparing the vessel for the installation of a new 1,600t crane, after Aeolus has been fitted with a stronger, broader deck.
Although the yard cannot confirm a name change, Aeolus 2.0 is certainly busy downloading a hardware package for an upgrade at the Damen Shiprepair yard in Schiedam, the Offshore WIND team who visited the vessel in Schiedam reports.
SMST’s Telescopic Access Bridge M Serie – including flatrack and telescopic pedestal elevator system – has been installed on Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus, deployed on the Walney Extension offshore wind project. The first landing took place on 24th June, after an installation period of 3.5 days.
Van Oord has signed a contract for modification of its offshore installation vessel Aeolus with Damen Shiprepair at Schiedam.
The installation vessel Aeolus has arrived at Belfast Harbour ahead of the foundation installation works at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the UK.
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.
On 12 February, offshore wind installation vessel Aeolus left the Port of Esbjerg for the Gemini offshore wind farm, carrying six turbines to be installed at the site. According to vessel’s AIS, the Aeolus has reached its destination, and is now in the company of Havila Phoenix and Acta Orion, which are also working at the site. The last of 150 […]
With the first days of April, Van Oord’s Aeolus arrived in Esbjerg, Denmark, to pick up parts of the first turbines for Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm. On Saturday, all components of the first turbines were loaded onto the vessel, the developer said on its social pages. Eneco Luchterduinen, located approximately 25 kilometres offshore from Noordwijk in the […]
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 […]
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On 5, 6 and 7 September, Van Oord will be present with a stand and ship at the 37th World Port Days in Rotterdam. This year, the trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 317 will be moored alongside the Parkkade. HAM 317 has a length of nearly 100 meters and is accessible to the public during […]
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. The vessel is currently conducting testing of the jacking in the North Sea off the coast of Zandvoort. Mrs K. Aboutaleb-Erahoutan, wife of the Mayor of Rotterdam named the vessel last month […]
German-built vessel, Aeolus will be christened tomorrow in Rotterdam. Measuring 139 m in length, 38 m in the beam, and with a design draught of 5.7 m, the Aeolus is fitted with a crane capable of lifting 990 tonnes. The vessel is already completely occupied for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Its first job is Luchterduinen […]
Mammoet, specialized in Engineered Heavy Lifting and Transport, is currently employing its Liebherr LR13000, the biggest crawler crane in the world, to install four platform legs on Van Oord’s newest wind turbine installation vessel, the Aeolus. In 12 days the giant crane has been assembled at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven, Germany. The first of the […]
Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven, Germany, is working to complete the offshore installation jack-up vessel Aeolus for Van Oord. The shipyard has until July to get the newbuild ready for sea. Since the beginning of January and at the request of Van Oord, Lloyd Werft craftsmen have helped Sietas to complete the building of Aeolus. However, […]
The vessels EMSWIND and EMSSTROM of the EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH are working currently in the North Sea for the charterer van Oord in the project AEOLUS. During the last weeks both vessels were involved in the erection of two wind met masts. Equipped with a fast RIB the vessels are able to transfer technicians […]
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 […]