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  • 16 June 2017
    Grid Connection

    The topside of the DolWin gamma offshore converter station has sailed out of the Nordic Yard facility in Rostock to the German North Sea, TenneT reports.

  • 3 June 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    All 40 wind turbines of the first phase of Trianel Windpark Borkum (formerly known as  Borkum West II) offshore wind farm are now installed. MPI Adventure jack-up vessel has been working for eleven months to install forty Areva M5000-116 wind turbines, with a total capacity of 200 MW. “Now, the only thing missing is the […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Grid Connection, Technology

    The DolWin gamma offshore platform is ready to sail out to the German North Sea after completing all the necessary testing at the Nordic Yard facility in Rostock, according to General Electric (GE).

  • 16 February 2017
    Grid Connection, Technology

    HSM Offshore has selected Iv-Oil & Gas to provide the design, engineering and procurement support as part of the Schiedam-based company’s contract to construct the offshore transformer station for the 700MW Borssele Alpha, with an option for the 700MW Borssele Beta project. Earlier this week, TenneT TSO B.V. awarded HSM Offshore with the contract for the construction of offshore […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has completed a Project Support Package for the Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm. The wind farm, situated 32km west of the island of Sylt on the German/Danish border, comprises 80 wind turbines with a total capacity of 288 MW – enough to power 360,000 households. The work involved connecting the Butendiek offshore […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The first electricity from the Nordsee Ost (North Sea East) offshore wind farm off the German coast is flowing shore-ward. The first of a total of 48 wind turbines has commenced trial operation in the past few days and is already feeding its green electricity into the grid. Grid operator TenneT had connected the wind farm […]

  • 23 April 2015

    The German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) has renewed the accreditation of Deutsche WindGuard for inspection of wind turbines. Every five years, an accreditation must be renewed based on a fundamental re-examination by the DAkkS. “We see ourselves confirmed in our work,” said Jan Wallasch, Deutsche WindGuard. “Our reports are accepted without problems by all licensing authorities and insurers.” As part of […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Technology

    SeaTerra GmbH has completed investigation of 278 objects and removal of eight unexploded ordnance (UXO) targets from the DolWin3 cable route in the German part of the North Sea. Commissioned by the transmission system operator TenneT, SeaTerra GmbH recently examined and cleared numerous metal objects from the future DolWin3 cable route between Emden and the […]

  • 7 August 2014

    Siemens to Revolutionize Offshore Wind Turbine Service Siemens has announced that, as of 2015, it will revolutionize the offshore wind turbine service with its new service operation vessels (SOVs). Man Severely Injured in Accident at Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm Yesterday morning (July 7), sea rescuers from List medevaced a severely injured worker from the heavy lift vessel […]

  • 20 March 2020
    Grid Connection

    The Borssele Beta offshore substation topside will sail out from HSM Offshore’s yard in Schiedam to the installation site in the Dutch North Sea on 22 March, TenneT said. The 700MW offshore grid connection is scheduled to be operational on September 1. From then on, the 731.5MW Borssele III and IV wind farm that is […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Transmission systems operator TenneT has entered into an ”innovation partnership” with a number of companies to develop a 2GW offshore grid connection system. Given that such a platform does not exist, a new platform design and a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system that allows increased power transfer is required, TenneT said. To realise […]

  • 23 November 2011

    Transmission system operator TenneT is fulfilling its obligations under German energy law and is making exceptional efforts to connect offshore wind farms in Germany. TenneT informed the German federal government that the construction of grid connections for offshore wind farms in the North Sea is no longer either possible at the present pace and under […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The Netherlands-based Observator Group has won a contract to supply a Helideck Monitoring System for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore substation in the German North Sea.

  • 26 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    TenneT TSO B.V. has awarded Next Geosolutions with a contract to carry out cable route surveys on three wind zones in the Dutch North Sea. The transmission system operator has also signed a backup agreement with Fugro for the work. Under the agreement, Next Geosolutions will carry out cable route surveys on the 700 MW […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Since the construction on Vattenfall’s DanTysk offshore wind farm kicked off at the beginning of this month, the site has been crowded with vessels, massive components and workers. Vattenfall’s Holger Grubel wrote an update on the company’s blog, saying that the heavy lift vessel Oleg Strashnov, accompanied by tug boats and anchor handling tugs, is […]

  • 13 June 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    Transpower orders its third powerful offshore grid connection. The contract with the consortium of Siemens Energy and Prysmian Powerlink is the starting signal for the third innovative major project of its kind. The high voltage direct current (HVDC) connection “BorWin2“ with a capacity of 800 Megawatt (MW) will connect the wind farms Global Tech 1 […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Despite the difficult market environment, the German ABB performed well in the 2014 financial year. The company booked 2.4 per cent more orders in the home market over the previous year increasing the ration of all orders secured from Germany to 53 per cent. On the other hand, the total order intake, sales, operating EBITDA […]

  • 11 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Wind Farm Update

      45 km to the north of the island of Borkum, twelve sets of rotors blades are driving a special wind power project. The first German offshore wind farm, “Alpha Ventus”, is situated in the North Sea. For transporting the huge installations, numerous SCHEUERLE heavy-duty vehicles were used. The development of offshore wind turbines naturally […]

  • 1 June 2010

    AREVA announces its purchase of the remaining 49% of Multibrid1, a German wind turbine manufacturer, which becomes AREVA Wind, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the group. This acquisition will allow a fast ramp-up of its production capacity to address the growth expected in this burgeoning industry. This new platform will also include the rotor blade manufacturing […]

  • 19 October 2011

      DNV’s growing team in Hamburg comprises dedicated wind energy experts who are able to draw on DNV’s 25 years of experience in serving the global wind energy industry. They will work closely with DNV’s wind team based in Copenhagen, Denmark and London, UK, and will also be firmly supported by DNV’s marine survey team, […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    German wind energy developer, Windreich AG, filed for insolvency last week while the company’s CEO Willi Balz submitted his resignation yesterday. Werner Heer has assumed the role of the new CEO. With this step, Windreich tightened the course for the rehabilitation of the company. In cooperation with the previous management, Heer will focus in particular […]

  • 4 September 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The jack-up platform Thor, owned by HOCHTIEF Solutions, is heading to the Global Tech I construction area, carrying three wind turbine towers and gondolas. The vessel will reach the North Sea wind farm in about one day and then start the installation. The towers come in three sections and are transported in an upright position. […]

  • 8 February 2017

    On some of the projects Chevalier Floatels’ vessels DP Gazina and DP Galyna were working on, the vessels made more than 50 gangway connections to different turbines in 24 hours.

  • 15 January 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Grid operator TenneT and wind farm developer Vattenfall have signed agreements for the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms in the Dutch North Sea. The agreements relate to the realisation of the connection and the transmission of electricity between Vattenfall’s wind farm and the TenneT Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    WIKING Helikopter Service and Airbus Helicopters have signed a contract for two H145s, which will be used for the transfer of service technicians to offshore wind farms and sea pilots to ships, as well as for air rescue missions over the North Sea. The contract was signed on 1 June and the delivery of the first […]

  • 17 November 2011
    Grid Connection

    For the connection of the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 with the offshore converter platform DolWin alpha via two parallel 155 kV AC submarine cable systems, Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) has been awarded on November 8, 2011 by TenneT TSO GmbH (TenneT) the order for the supply and installation of 26 kilometers 155 kV […]