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Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH and Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH have issued a tender for the provision of supply vessels for the Global Tech I and BARD Offshore 1 wind farms in the German North Sea.
Acta Marine has informed that its new walk-to-work vessel Acta Auriga commenced work at BARD Offshore 1 wind farm in Germany on 9 May.
The 400MW BARD Offshore 1, Germany’s largest operating offshore wind farm, generated 1.488 TWh of electricity in 2017, a 13% increase year-on-year.
Acta Marine has won a contract by Offshore Breeze Energy (OBE) to charter its newly built offshore support vessel (OSV) Acta Auriga at OBE’s Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in the German North Sea.
Sweden’s NDE Offshore AB is carrying out inspection, maintenance and installation activities at the 400MW Bard Offshore 1 wind farm on behalf of Ocean Breeze Energy.
Ocean Breeze Energy will replace MV Siem Marlin, the vessel currently in service at the BARD Offshore 1 wind farm, with MV Siddis Mariner in the first quarter of 2017, according to Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC), the owner of the two vessels.
In yet another first for German offshore wind farms, Ocean Breeze Energy has reported that Bard Offshore 1 generated more than 3.5 TWh of electricity from its commissioning in late 2013 to November 2016. The wind farm generated over 500 GWh of electricity from June 2016 to November 2016. Bard Offshore 1 is located 100 […]
Deutsche Offshore Consult (DOC) has won a follow-up contract to manage vessels used by the German wind farm operator Ocean Breeze Energy (OBE) on the 400MW Bard Offshore 1 wind farm from 2016 until 2017. Following a selection process for the operation & maintenance campaigns in 2016/2017, OBE and DOC chose the vessels of Siem Offshore Contractors […]
Independent inspection services provider TÜV Rheinland and offshore installation project certification specialist Hanseatic Power Cert (HPC) have been awarded a contract for the role of the appointed inspectors at Ocean Breeze Energy’s 400MW Bard Offshore 1 wind farm. TÜV Rheinland and HPC will carry out periodic inspections to make sure that the wind farm’s infrastructure is in accordance with the standards set […]
Bard Offshore 1 marked another first for German offshore wind farms after recently generating 3 TWh of electricity since first starting to produce power in 2013. The wind farm has generated 1 TWh of electricity since November 2015, when Ocean Breeze Energy announced the wind farm reaching the 2 TWh mark. Bard Offshore 1 is located […]
Subsea support vessel (SSV) VOS Sugar, the newest addition to Vroon’s fleet, has started work on the BARD Offshore 1 wind farm, supporting dive operations and maintenance work on wind-turbine foundations for NDE Offshore. NDE Offshore, a Sweden-based provider of subsea services, will conduct a combined topside and subsea campaign for the first time. The campaign comprises of […]
Ocean Breeze Energy has hired NDE Offshore to carry out annual inspections and maintenance activities at the Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in Germany, with the works scheduled to begin at the end of this month. NDE Offshore, a Sweden-based provider of subsea services, will conduct a combined topside and subsea campaign for the first time, and will use the […]
Bard Offshore 1 has produced more than 2TWh of electricity since the inauguration in 2013, which makes it the first offshore wind farm in Germany to achieve this. From January to October, the wind farm produced 700 gigawatt hours, while in October alone it produced 100 gigawatt hours – enough to power a medium-sized city like […]
Maps showing the density of bird populations in and around a major wind farm in the German North Sea have been released following aerial surveys by APEM. The maps illustrate the number of guillemots and razor-bills recorded during flights in February and March 2014 over an area of about 2,500km2 in the region of the BARD […]
Bard Offshore 1, a 400 MW German offshore wind farm, will not be operational until further notice, informs the Spiegel. At the beginning of the year, there were frequent technical problems with the converter substation. In late March, a smoldering fire occurred on the substation and caused preliminary failure of the system. Recommissioning was planned […]
In early 2014, Offshore Wind Solutions GmbH (OWS) will assume responsibility for the operation and servicing of the offshore wind farm BARD Offshore 1, situated some 90 kilometres off the coast of Borkum. OWS aims to establish itself on the wind energy market and provide services to third parties both offshore and onshore. These services […]
The grouting of the last of the 80 foundations of the unique offshore wind farm BARD Offshore 1 has recently been completed by ITW Densit in the German Bight, North Sea. This pioneering German wind farm built in German waters covers around 60 square kilometres and has a production capacity of 400 MW, which is […]
Continental Energy Corporation (the “Company”) an emerging international energy investment company, announced that its affiliate, VTT Maritime AS (“VTT”), has been awarded a contract by Germany’s BARD group to provide engineering services pertaining to the conversion of the offshore oil and gas construction vessel Edda Freya into the Ocean Zephyr and new duty as a […]
Today, in the presence of the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Dr Philipp Rösler, the first complete high-sea wind farm off the North Sea coast, BARD Offshore 1, was officially inaugurated. 80 5-megawatt wind turbines make BARD Offshore 1 the highest performing offshore German wind farm. With an output of 400 megawatts, BARD […]
The installation of the 80th turbine in the BARD Offshore 1 construction site this week, one month earlier than originally planned, marks the official completion of the installation process for the first commercial offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The BARD Group has thus affirmed its role as a pioneer in the construction of […]
The Hanseatic Offshore Group (Germany), founded in 2012 and specialised in offshore construction management, secured a contract with Fred.Olsen windcarrier, to finalise the OWF BARD O1 in the north sea. Hanseatic Offshore Group supplies Construction Manager and backoffice support in Germany for the finalisation of the OWF. Fred.Olsen windcarrier carries out the work with teh […]
The Brave Tern, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s 132 metre long and 39 metres wide jack-up installation vessel, berthed alongside the Wagenborg quay in Eemshaven last week, 11th of April 2013. On the Wagenborg Stevedoring terminal mobilisation will take place before the vessel will start with the installation of a number of complete wind turbines generators for […]
A full nine months before its final completion, BARD Offshore 1 is already by far the largest and most powerful German wind farm on the high seas. The 40th of a total of 80 turbines belonging to the 5-megawatt-class and located around 100 kilometres off the island coast of Borkum has now been connected to […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier International Ltd, which is indirectly owned 50/50 by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, has been awarded a contract by the German company BARD Engineering GmbH for installation work of turbines and associated equipment at the “Bard Offshore 1” wind farm in German territorial waters. The contract commences in March 2013 and […]
SüdWestStrom Windpark GmbH &Co. KG is not buying the 400 MW offshore wind farm BARD Offshore 1. Delays in the completion of the wind farm and the modified risk assessment of offshore wind farms have led to a decision that the holding company SüdWestStrom Windpark GmbH &Co. KG and the project company SüdWestStrom StadtKraftWerk / […]