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Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Van Oord Offshore Wind B.V. to provide a submarine inter–array cable system for Borssele III & IV offshore wind project in the Dutch North Sea.
The first external platform produced by Energomontaż-Północ Gdynia (EPG) for the 731.5MW Borssele 3 & 4 wind farm is ready for final outfitting, the Polish manufacturer said. In total, EPG will manufacture and deliver 76 external platforms for the project in the Dutch North Sea. The Borssele 3 & 4 wind farm is being developed by the Blauwwind […]
Van Oord has selected Tekmar Energy's Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink® Mechanical Latch for the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm.
ABB has won an order worth over USD 20 million from MHI Vestas to supply its WindSTAR power transformers for the 9.5MW turbines due to be installed at the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm.
The Blauwwind consortium has achieved financial close on the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farms in the Netherlands, moving the project to the construction phase, with the main offshore works due to start in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Deltares and HSM Offshore have updated the scour protection design for the Borssele Alpha and Beta offshore high-voltage substation (OHVS) platforms that connect offshore wind farms in the Borssele Wind Farm Zone, the Netherlands, to the grid.
Sif has won a contract by Van Oord for the production of 77 monopiles for the Borssele III & IV offshore wind project in the Netherlands.
Private markets investment manager Partners Group has raised EUR 3 billion in the latest round of project fundraising, a portion of which will go towards the 730MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm.
DNV GL has advised Partners Group on technical risks in its investment in the 730MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farms in the Netherlands.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved project financing for the Blauwwind offshore wind farm located in the Borssele III and IV zones in the Dutch part of the North Sea.
Following news that emerged yesterday, saying the Blauwwind consortium partners (excluding Van Oord) are looking to sell a stake in the 700MW Borssele III & IV project, Offshore WIND contacted Eneco who stated that the partners are exploring options to attract additional investors in the project to free up capital for future offshore wind projects.
In October, Australian company Gap Explosive Ordnance Detection (EOD) will deliver a new system for detection of unexploded ordnance (UXO) to Boskalis, recently contracted together with Fugro to survey and identify UXO along the cable routes for the planned grid connection between TenneT’s two offshore platforms and its high-voltage substation onshore.
Fugro has been awarded a joint contract with Boskalis for survey and identification of unexploded ordnance (UXO) at the Borssele Wind Farm Zone in the Netherlands.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a conditional agreement for the Borssele III & IV offshore projects in the Netherlands, for which the consortium comprising Shell, Eneco, Van Oord, and Mitsubishi/DGE won the tender in December 2016.
Public consultation for the tender regulations related to the fifth site at the Borssele Zone in the Netherlands opened today and will close on 1 February. The purpose of the consultation is to get feedback from the stakeholders on the draft regulation, which will shape the tender, and to receive improvement proposals for the final regulation, which will be published in […]
This evening, the Dutch government announced that a consortium of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi / DGE won the second Borssele tender. Following the announcement, the consortium revealed that the preferred supplier for the wind turbines is MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The team comprising Shell, Eneco, Van Oord, and Diamond Generating Europe (100% subsidiary […]
For the latest article on Dutch tender, see: Oil & Gas Giant to Build Dutch Borssele III & IV Offshore Wind Farms The Dutch government will announce the result of the second Borssele Zone tender at 6 p.m. (CET) today, 12 December. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) received 26 applications for Borssele III and IV offshore wind […]
Dutch transmission systems operator TenneT has awarded a consortium of VBMS and NKT Cables with a contract to supply and install two export cables that will connect the Borssele I & II offshore wind farms to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands. The contract value of VBMS’ share is approximately EUR 70 million. Separately, the option has […]
The announcement of the Borssele auction results was greeted by the offshore wind industry with a mixture of astonishment, delight and (from competitors) a little concern. DONG had beaten not just the 37 other bidders but also smashed the €100/MWh levellised cost of energy (LCOE) barrier well ahead of schedule! The offshore wind community was astonished that this […]
Vattenfall, a Swedish wind energy developer which could build the cheapest nearshore project off the coast of Denmark, has disclosed that it is taking part in the Borssele III and IV tender. In an interview with Offshore WIND at WindEnergy Hamburg, the company’s Head of Business Area Wind, Gunnar Groebler, said that the ongoing and […]
The Dutch government's call for tenders for Borssele III and IV offshore wind sites is set to be launched today, with the period for submitting bids ending at 5 p.m. on 29 September. As of this tender round, turbines used for projects must have a nominal capacity of 6MW at least, in line with market trends, according […]
On 8 July, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs published the Ministerial Regulation providing subsidy tender details for Borssele III and IV offshore wind sites, the Loyens & Loeff law firm has reported. The new regulation is similar to the one for the first Borssele tender, won by DONG Energy at a tender price of €7,27cts/kWh. The […]
The tender for the 700MW Borssele I&II offshore wind farm zones has attracted 38 bids and the first impression is that the wind developers have put a lot of effort in driving down the costs, the Dutch media cited Henk Kamp, the country's Minister of Economic Affairs, as saying. The bids show that the cost of building the two […]
Microsoft has signed an agreement with Eneco to purchase 90MW of power from the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Under the agreement, the electricity produced by the offshore wind farm will power Microsoft's datacenters for a period of fifteen years from 2022 onward. Eneco had previously come to […]
Royal Dirkzwager has begun remote monitoring of the 730 MW Borselle III and IV construction site from their operations centre in Maassluis, the Netherlands. Vissim technologies support a centralised multi-tenant monitoring system that enables service companies to provide marine coordination services for multiple clients. In addition to dedicated marine coordination services projects, applications can include […]
Van Oord's offshore wind business unit posted record revenue of EUR 706 million in 2018, a 75.2% increase compared to the revenue of EUR 403 million reported in 2017. The increase was attributed to a simultaneous start of four major offshore wind projects: Deutsche Bucht in Germany, Norther in Belgium, East Anglia ONE in the UK, […]