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DEME Offshore’s newbuild jack-up vessel Apollo is currently undergoing mobilization for the Moray East offshore wind project at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque in France. The multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel will carry out one-month mobilization to prepare for pre-piling works at the 950MW project in the UK. Apollo was constructed by Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik Shipyard and was delivered to DEME in […]
DEME Group has held the naming ceremony for its new multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo in Zeebrugge, Belgium. At the Unboxing the Apollo event, Olympic, European and World Champion in heptathlon Nafi Thiam officially named the 87.5m long vessel. Apollo was constructed by Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik Shipyard and was delivered to GeoSea in August last year. At the end of 2018, GeoSea contracted Alewijnse Marine to provide […]
DEME Group’s multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo is getting ready for its naming ceremony, which will be held in Zeebrugge, Belgium, on 21 February. The event is called Unboxing the Apollo, while the godmother will be Olympic, European and World Champion in heptathlon Nafi Thiam, a spokesperson from DEME Group told Offshore WIND. According to the vessel’s AIS, Apollo is […]
GeoSea has awarded Alewijnse Marine with a contract for the electrical installation of a helicopter deck on its multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo.
GeoSea’s Apollo has left Pula, Croatia, and is headed to Vlissingen, the Netherlands, where this multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel will undergo mobilisation ahead of its first assignments.
Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik Shipyard has delivered the multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo to GeoSea.
GeoSea’s multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo completed the full-height testing of its jacking system on 25 June 2018 at the Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia, rising above the city and its ancient landmarks such as the Pula Arena amphitheatre and Temple of Augustus.
GustoMSC has commissioned the jacking system for GeoSea’s multi-purpose self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo at the Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia.
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Belgium-based High Wind has announced that GeoSea’s new jack-up vessel Apollo will be prepared for the Boom Lock system which allows an offshore crane to install wind turbine components at high wind speeds. High Wind will manage all elements of the design and engineering in cooperation with GeoSea, an offshore marine engineering project specialist and part of […]
Yesterday, Deepwater Wind launched the construction phase of its offshore wind project at Block Island, Rhode Island. Sierra Club said that this was a watershed moment for American clean energy development. “The importance of this day cannot be overstated. The Block Island Wind Farm is our Apollo 11 moment,” said Emily Norton, Director of the Massachusetts Chapter […]
GeoSea NV World-class track record Our scope of work consists of EPCI contracting for foundations, monopile installation, pre-piling & post-piling jacket foundations, wind turbine logistics & installation and maintenance services during operational lifetime of wind farms. GeoSea’s jack-up platforms include INNOVATION, APOLLO, NEPTUNE, THOR, GOLIATH and VAGANT. They are assigned to projects around the globe, including on the North Sea, […]
Fourteen years ago in 2002 the Sif Group made 80 monopiles for the Horns Rev wind farm off the Danish coast near Esbjerg. These piles were four metres in diameter, the thickness of the steel was five centimetres, and they weighed between 180-230 tonnes depending on their length. In 2016, Offshore WIND was invited to visit the new Sif Group production, storage and load-out terminal built on Maasvlakte 2, the new area of reclaimed land extending the Port of Rotterdam even further out into the Southern part of the North Sea.
America’s first offshore wind farm entered commercial operation today. “The Block Island Wind Farm is now operational, the first offshore wind farm to deliver energy to the American power grid,” Deepwater Wind stated via social media this evening (12 December). According to recent media reports, the wind farm should have entered full commercial operation with four […]
There may be very few similarities between the Apollo 13 moon flight and Vattenfall’s Surveillance Centre in Esbjerg, bar one: The relaying of information due to technical malfunction. Offshore WIND speaks to Jan Jørgensen on the complex and challenging job of monitoring Vattenfall’s wind turbines. Jan Jorgensen from Vattenfall is manager of Vattenfall’s Surveillance Centre where he is […]
DEME Group’s new multi-purpose vessel Living Stone was launched yesterday at the LaNaval shipyard in Spain by Sarah Tommelein, wife of Bart Tommelein, Vice-Minister-President of the Government of Flanders and Flemish Minister for Energy. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2017 and will head to its first project at the Merkur offshore wind farm […]
“The Block Island Wind Farm is now fully constructed,” Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind’s CEO, informed via social media this evening. The installation of wind turbines at the first American offshore wind farm was completed today with the last blade attached to the fifth GE Renewable Energy Haliade 150-6MW turbine. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern installed the first wind […]
The first crew transfer vessel dedicated to serve the U.S. offshore wind industry was placed into the water for the first time last week, according to social media pages of Rhode Island Fast Ferry and its subsidiary Atlantic Wind Transfers. “On Wednesday the workboat was lowered down the railway at low tide and left to wait […]
Loading the first jacket foundations for Block Island offshore wind farm onto a barge that will ship them to the installation site started on Friday, according to social media posts by Deepwater Wind’s CEO Jeff Grybowski. Subject to weather conditions, the barge is expected to arrive to the offshore construction site by mid-July. All five foundations are […]
Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first U.S. offshore wind farm, has published videos of the construction phase launch. The kick-off was celebrated on April 27 at Specialty Diving Services, a company in charge of manufacturing components of the wind turbine foundations. The Block Island offshore wind farm, comprising five Alstom’s Haliade 150 6 MW wind turbines, is expected to […]
MT Højgaard Found Not Guilty in Robin Rigg Trial The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that MT Højgaard is not liable for the costs of repairing the foundations for the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm, off the Scottish coast. Dong Not Selling Wind Business Dong Energy has denied recent suggestions of selling its […]
DEME has ordered another vessel serving the offshore energy market. Following the recent order for the self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo, DEME has also signed a contract with the La Naval shipyard in Spain for a multi-purpose vessel to be named Living Stone. Both vessels will be delivered in 2017. Living Stone will join DEME’s fleet of […]
According to the news received by Offshore WIND, GeoSea will get a new multi-purpose self-propelled jack-up vessel by the end of 2017. The vessel, to be named Apollo, will be built in line with GustoMSC’s NG-5500X design at the Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia. The Apollo will be especially suitable for offshore wind installation and maintenance work, along with operations in the […]
Professor John Grue, one of the world’s leading experts on wave research from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo, discovered a wave phenomenon called ringing in 1989. It occurs when waves hit marine installations, causing a special type of vibration. According to Professor Grue, ringing can break wind turbines and it may […]