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25 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Ørsted has signed a power cable framework agreement with Global Marine Group (GMG) for its UK offshore wind farms. GMG, supported by Global Marine, Global Offshore and CWind, will carry out inter-array cable replacement and repairs on Ørsted’s UK offshore wind farms using UK vessels. The framework is part of the Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement (ACMA), […]

25 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

The first of the 102 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines was installed on the 714MW East Anglia ONE wind farm offshore Suffolk on 22 June. The installation of the first turbine marks the start of the final phase of the construction process following ten years of work and development, ScottishPower Renewables, the developer of the […]

24 June 2019 Technology

Osbit Limited has delivered a new multi-function pre-lay and backfill subsea plough to Global Marine Group, which will be used at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark. The PLP240 plough, ordered by Global Marine Group at the beginning of the year, underwent final assembly and sign-off at Osbit's Port of Blyth facility at […]

21 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

DEME Offshore's jack-up vessel Sea Installer has arrived at the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm carrying the first load of wind turbine components. Sea Installer departed from Great Yarmouth at around noon, Thursday, 20 June, and arrived at the East Anglia ONE wind farm some four hours later, AIS data shows. Located 43 kilometres […]

20 June 2019 Vessels

Siemens Gamesa has on behalf of ScottishPower Renewables contracted the service offshore vessel Island Crown to provide support during commissioning works on the 714MW East Anglia One offshore wind farm. Island Crown will provide living conditions adjacent to the site located 43km off the Suffolk coast by enabling some 40 personnel involved in the commissioning of […]

12 June 2019

DNV GL has awarded Iberdrola with the project certificate for its Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany. The certification covers all stages of the design assessment and implementation phase of the inter-array cables, as well as the turbines and offshore substation, including their support structures. DNV GL stated that the process was carried out according to the […]

10 June 2019 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

DEME Offshore's jack-up vessel Sea Installer has arrived in Great Yarmouth to load the first set of wind turbine components and install them on the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. The first load-out is ongoing and the vessel is expected to depart for the installation site soon. Back in November 2016, A2SEA, now […]

7 June 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has approved the increase in the maximum generating capacity of the East Anglia THREE offshore wind project from 1,200MW to 1,400MW. The Secretary of State has also approved the requests made by East Anglia Three Limited for the number of gravity base foundations at the […]

6 June 2019 Business & Finance

London-based fund manager Glennmont Partners has raised EUR 850 million in its Clean Energy Fund III which will see investments in European offshore wind projects for the first time. Over 70% of Clean Energy Fund III will be invested in projects in the Eurozone with the UK also being an important market. This is the […]

22 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

DNV GL has awarded Siemens Gamesa the project certificate for its Nissum Bredning offshore wind farm located in Thyborøn, in waters of north-western Denmark. The certification was carried out according to the Danish Executive Order No.73 (BEK 73) and covers all stages of the project development from site conditions assessment over design evaluation to commissioning. […]

17 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has contracted with Siemens Gamesa to provide the full temporary power package of generators, personnel and vessels during the turbine installation phase of the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. The 714MW East Anglia ONE will comprise 102 Siemens SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines installed on jacket foundations at the site some 43 kilometres offshore […]

14 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Pipeshield International Ltd has won a contract by DeepOcean to supply the second phase scour protection for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the UK. The award follows the delivery of the first phase of scour protection for the 714MW project which took place at the end of last year. Similar to the […]

14 May 2019 Business & Finance

Atlantique Offshore Energy, part of Chantiers de l’Atlantique, has secured certification from DNV GL for its SeeOs modular electrical substation concept for offshore wind farms. According to the company, the Certification Report and Statement of Compliance is a crucial step in approving the design of electrical offshore substations, validating the underlying assumptions and the studies executed so far which will […]

9 May 2019 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Global Port Services has completed pre-assembly activities for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm at the Port of Nigg in Scotland. Siemens Gamesa awarded Global Port Services with a contract for onshore crane and logistics operations which covered the provision of heavy lift crawler cranes under contract lift, SPMTs and associated lifting personnel for all loading/offloading, […]

8 May 2019 Business & Finance

Global Wind Service (GWS) is set to provide offshore installation technicians for the turbine installation at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. The Denmark-headquartered company will begin supporting MHI Vestas during the installation of 33 8.4MW turbines beginning from June. In addition to providing staff for the installation phase, GWS said it will support MHI […]

8 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Training & Education

Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) has contracted DNV GL to provide project certification training to help achieve the 5.5GW by 2025 offshore wind target. DNV GL is providing technical training to a local certification team consisting of CR Classification Society, Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC) and Ship and Ocean Industries […]

1 May 2019 Jobs & Recruitment

Bladt Industries has appointed Nils Overgaard as Chief Sales Officer (CSO), who will be responsible for the company's entire sales and business development. Overgaard will take the position on 1 May, with the current Vice President for Commercial & Sales Lars Bender continuing as part of his team. The new CSO will be responsible for a newly merged […]

26 April 2019 Business & Finance

Siemens Gamesa will solidify its leading position in offshore wind after replacing GE on two projects Eolien Maritime France (EMF) is developing in France, according to GlobalData. As reported, Siemens Gamesa signed a framework agreement with EMF for the supply and service of turbines for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects after GE terminated its supplier status. Both […]

25 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

37 out of 102 jacket foundations have been installed at the East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the UK, according to Iberdrola. The installation of the piles for the 102 turbines has been completed, while the rest of the jackets are expected to be in place in the third quarter of the year. According to […]

19 April 2019 Business & Finance

Leask Marine has completed a range of supporting activities for ABCO Marine at the East Anglia One offshore wind farm. The UK-based company was in charge of laying concrete mattresses and placing rock bags on the seabed, as well as supporting the Fugro 1200 jack-up. Leask Marine carried out these four-month marine operations with its vessel C-Fenna. East Anglia […]

17 April 2019 Vessels

DNV GL has presented China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for a wind turbine shuttle design. Unlike other wind farm installation vessels, the WTS has a small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) design, DNV GL said. This results in very low resistance at the design draught (16m) and excellent […]

17 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

DNV GL has awarded the Arkona offshore wind farm in Germany with the project certificate that confirms safe and reliable power supply. The certificate confirms all relevant safety features and validates the technical and quality compliance with the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) standard requirements, DNV GL said. […]

5 April 2019 Business & Finance

A Norfolk County Council project to alert SMEs in the region to supply chain opportunities in the offshore wind industry has been approved for GBP 22,000 funding from New Anglia LEP’s first revenue fund. Delivered in conjunction with Vattenfall and Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, this project seeks to build the skills and capabilities of SMEs […]

3 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Dutch high voltage offshore wind specialist Visser & Smit Hanab has been awarded the contract to perform all array cable terminations and testing work at the East Anglia One wind farm. The scope of the work entails the 66kV array cable terminations in all 102 turbines, as well as the installation of the custom-designed cable […]

2 April 2019 Industry Contribution

By Stefano Santoni – Product & Market Manager, Wind Energy & Heavy Duty Division – DAVI. According to the report of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the global offshore wind market experienced a growth of 4.49GW of new capacity in 2018. The Global Wind Report acknowledges that nowadays there’s a total of 23GW of offshore […]

1 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

DNV GL is set to undertake a third-party verification study of Equinor's Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Norway, the world's first expected to power oil platforms. The independent verification study will ensure that the wind turbines comply with the applicable codes and standards for floating offshore wind, DNV GL said. In addition, the study […]