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  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Trade through Belfast Harbour rose by 16% during 2013 with record tonnages of almost 23 million passing through the Port. Over half the increase, 1.7m tonnes, was fueled by an increase of over 150% in coal imports. This reflects a new service through Belfast to supply AES Kilroot power station which generates c.30% of Northern […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Pacific Orca, the world’s largest wind turbine installation vessel, has arrived to the Belfast Harbour, where DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables have built a terminal for the assembly of offshore wind turbines, The Irish News reports. This is another step forward for Belfast Harbour, which dived into the offshore wind market and in that way […]

  • 14 February 2013

    Belfast Harbour has handed over its new £50m offshore wind terminal to DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables. The terminal, the first purpose-built offshore wind installation and pre-assembly harbour in the UK or Ireland, will be used as a hub to help service a market valued in excess of £100bn. Up to 300 jobs are expected […]

  • 20 April 2011
    Business & Finance

    Belfast Harbour has published its new Corporate Plan for 2011-2013, detailing plans to invest £92m in capital projects related to the Port and Harbour Estate. The single largest investment is a £40m proposal to develop a logistics terminal to support Danish-based DONG Energy’s offshore wind farm operations in the Irish Sea and boost Belfast’s ‘green […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    A record financial performance during 2013 has enabled Belfast Harbour to commit more than £60m to capital expenditure projects. The Harbour’s Annual Report has revealed that Turnover rose by 30% to £50.3m whilst Profit before Taxation climbed by 42% to £26.2m during the financial year. During the period the Harbour also paid over £6.6m in […]

  • 14 October 2013

    Last week a wind turbine tower section fell on a vehicle at Belfast Harbour, writes Belfast Telegraph. Northern Ireland’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the independent work-related health and safety regulator, is investigating this incident where, fortunately, no one was hurt. Siemens and Dong Energy have been using Belfast Harbour to assemble turbine components for […]

  • 27 August 2012

    Dong Energy’s Belfast wind turbine factory is to be finished by the end of the year, writes the Belfast Telegraph. The factory is worth GBP 50 million and it’s located at the Belfast Harbour on land reclaimed from the sea. The construction work has created 150 jobs, and after its completion the ‘offshore wind logistics […]

  • 7 October 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is making a maximum use of its Burbo Bank Extension load-out and pre-assembly site at the Belfast Harbour today. The Belfast Harbour has shared images of three vessels being loaded by components which will make up some of the 32 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines to be installed at the site […]

  • 19 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    The offshore wind terminal at the Belfast Harbour, Ireland, handled 305,000 tonnes of wind farm components in 2017, representing a record since it opened in 2013.

  • 24 November 2011

    A Ł50m investment by Belfast Harbour to develop a new terminal for the assembly of offshore wind turbines is providing a major boost for the Northern Ireland construction and aggregate sectors. The project, the largest ever in the Harbour’s 400-year history, will create 150 construction jobs and generate demand for one million tonnes of stone […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Blades for MHI Vestas 8MW wind turbines which will spin at the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension wind farm started arriving to Belfast, the Belfast Harbour reported via social media.  The first tower components for the Burbo Bank Extension project begun arriving at MHI Vestas’ pre-assembly site in the Belfast Harbour in May. The project lies […]

  • 30 June 2011

    Northern Ireland is demonstrating its expertise and experience in offshore wind and marine energy at Offshore Wind 2011. Invest Northern Ireland and Belfast Harbour have joined forces on the Northern Ireland stand to showcase the region’s capabilities in offshore wind and marine energy at the event, organised by Renewables UK, which runs on June 28 […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Belfast Harbour has published a photo showing the heavy lift vessel Happy River arriving at the port with 12 transition pieces for the 714WM East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.

  • 25 April 2012

    ScottishPower Renewables CEO Keith Anderson met with Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, at Belfast Harbour this week to discuss investment in the UK’s offshore wind power sector. At the same time, the energy company is also set to award Belfast-based Northstone Limited contracts worth more than £20m to deliver […]

  • 17 February 2012

    Today the new Danish Ambassador to the UK was welcomed by DONG Energy at Belfast Harbour. The Harbour is currently being completely rebuilt so that it can be used for offshore wind installation. Henrik Scheinemann, Senior Director at DONG Energy was on site wrapped up warm to welcome Anne Hedensted Steffensen. She was taken around […]

  • 26 July 2013

    According to the ScottishPower Renewables CEO, Keith Anderson, Belfast Harbour has created great opportunities for the future investments, writes the Belfast Telegraph news portal. Earlier this year, DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables have taken over a new £50m offshore wind terminal which covers an area of 50 acres. This first purpose-built offshore wind harbour in […]

  • 26 April 2012

    The UK energy Minister Charles Hendry was welcomed by DONG Energy’s head of UK Wind Power Christian T. Skakkebæk at Belfast Harbour this week.  The harbour is now being turned into a bespoke offshore wind construction facility. DONG Energy signed a letter of intent to lease the facility at the start of next year, for […]

  • 1 February 2011
    Jobs & Recruitment

    A £40 million development at Belfast harbour could create up to 450 jobs and make Belfast one of the UK’s leading renewable energy hubs… (independent) [mappress] Source: independent, February 02, 2011

  • 26 July 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    After installing the final wind turbine foundation at DONG Energy’s 256MW Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in Liverpool Bay last week, Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen has set sail to the Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland, to undergo repairs and outfitting, according to the port. Svanen’s last project included the installation of 32 foundations for the […]

  • 24 March 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    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.

  • 2 September 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A2SEA’s jack-up vessel Sea Installer has arrived to Belfast Harbour, the load out port for DONG Energy’s 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project, and is currently loading components which will make up the first four of the wind farm’s 32 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines. Sea Installer is expected to sail out from the Belfast Harbour on the night of […]

  • 20 October 2013

    UK: Siemens Installs 6 MW Wind Turbine Siemens has now installed a market-ready version of its new 6 megawatt (MW) gearless wind turbine on the test site of the power utility SSE, the UK’s largest generator of renewable energy. UK: Wind Turbine Component Collapses at Belfast Harbour Last week a wind turbine tower section fell […]

  • 22 July 2016

    The first six 80-metre long blades for the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project that yesterday arrived at MHI Vestas’ pre-assembly facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland, will be the first locally built blades to be installed at a UK offshore wind farm. The blades for the V164-8.0 MW turbines were designed, tested and manufactured at the […]

  • 30 October 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The last four towers for MHI Vestas 8.25MW wind turbines for the Walney Extension West have set sail from the Belfast Harbour, the project’s pre-assembly port, according to the port’s social media pages.

  • 16 June 2011

      DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables, part of the Iberdrola Group, have decided to go ahead with the construction of the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea in a 50/50-partnership. The total cost of construction is up to GBP 1.6 billion (approx. DKK 14 billion), which includes the cost to […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The first of 108 Siemens 3.6MW turbines has been successfully installed at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, a 50/50 joint venture between DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables. Following the recent milestone of hitting the halfway mark on foundation installation, on Friday 27th September the West of Duddon Sands team completed installation of […]