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  • 14 October 2016
    R&D, Technology

    The Hague-based Ampyx Power has appointed Bernard van Hemert as project manager responsible for the research of the offshore application of PowerPlanes, autonomous tethered aircraft that generate wind power at sea, and for the realisation of the commercial prototype AP4. Van Hemert will lead the offshore research that will be carried out in cooperation with research institutes ECN, […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    HeliService International has ordered another AW169 helicopter for offshore wind farm operations from Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The contract was signed around month and a half after the first AW169 was delivered to support Siemens’ O&M works on the Dutch Gemini offshore wind farm. The new aircraft will be delivered in 2017 and will be used for offshore wind farm support missions in the North Sea. […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Vessels

    The new service operation vessel (SOV) Windea La Cour, chartered out to Siemens Wind Power, started its service campaign at the 600MW Gemini wind farm in the Netherlands last month.  The vessel, featuring the X-STERN hull, is the first of two SOVs built at Ulstein Verft in Norway which Bernhard Schulte Offshore will deliver to Siemens. The vessel functions as […]

  • 27 September 2016
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    German renewables specialists 8.2 Consulting AG was contracted to assess the performance of Siemens Wind Power during the assembly of the 150 Siemens 4MW turbines built for the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm in the Dutch part of the North Sea. The assessment focused on timeliness for assembly of hubs, nacelles and blades in the different factories. Furthermore the […]

  • 5 September 2016

    Following the mobilisation of the Bernhard Schulte Offshore’s Windea La Cour, chartered out to Siemens Wind Power, the new service operation vessel (SOV) sailed out for the first service campaign at the 600MW Gemini wind farm in the Netherlands on 1 September. Windea La Cour is supporting the ongoing service and maintenance of 150 Siemens wind turbines at the offshore project located in […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    Energy logistics provider Peterson has secured a contract with Siemens to supply Jet A1 aviation fuel in offshore transport fuel tanks, which will be transported from Peterson’s supply base in Den Helder, the Netherlands, to the Siemens service base facility in Eemshaven, and then shipped to the Gemini offshore wind farm. In addition to the supply of aviation fuel, […]

  • 2 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Ulstein has shared several photos of the second wind farm support operations vessel (SOV) to undergo construction at the Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway as she is getting ready to be painted. The Norwegian ship designer and shipbuilder plans to launch the SOV in late October, with sea trials scheduled to start immediately after the launch. The SOV […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Early August saw an initial training session in the North Sea involving Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH’s new service operation vessel (SOV) Windea La Cour, chartered out to Siemens Wind Power, and the Northern Rescue 01 offshore rescue helicopter, Northern HeliCopter GmbH reports. The training was focused on the communication between the bridge of the SOV and the […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Vessels

    Norwegian ship designer and shipbuilder Ulstein plans to launch the second wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) built for Bernhard Schulte Offshore and chartered out to Siemens Wind Power Service from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft in two months’ time. The vessel is expected to start sea trials by the end of the year, Ulstein said. Her […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Emden-based HeliService International has taken delivery of its first Leonardo AW169 helicopter which will be used to support Siemens’ personnel during maintenance operations on the 600MW Gemini wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands. The aircraft is on a 5-year contract for winching maintenance personnel onto Gemini’s  wind turbines and is equipped with a UTC Goodrich winch. The […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus installed the last of the 150 4MW Siemens wind turbines at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands, Tuesday evening, August 23. “The installation of the 150th and last turbine in the wind park is a magnificent achievement,” Matthias Haag, CEO of Gemini Windpark, said. “After […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    As of yesterday, 138 wind turbines, representing over 90% of the total wind turbines, have been erected at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm, with 105 of the installed turbines producing power.  This was reported within Northland Power’s Q2 and H1 2016 financial results. The company owns two offshore wind farms currently under construction in the North Sea: a 60% […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    WindEurope has created an infographic which details the latest trends and developments within the offshore wind industry in Europe in the first half of 2016. The infographic is a visual representation of some of the findings WindEurope published recently in a report titled ‘The European offshore wind industry, Key trends and statistics 1st half 2016.’ According to the report, Europe’s offshore […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    SeaRoc Group’s marine management and monitoring system, SeaPlanner, has managed a record quantity of project data as the construction phase of the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm in the Dutch part of the North Sea draws to a close. Gemini has been supported by SeaPlanner since the beginning of 2015 when it was confirmed as the proprietary […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    The European offshore wind industry attracted a record EUR 14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016, WindEurope reports. Seven projects reached final investment decision this year, financing a total of 3.7GW of new capacity, with the UK accounting for nearly three-quarters of the new investments. However, the volume of new grid-connected […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has installed the 100th turbine at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands. The installation of the 150 4MW Siemens turbines started in February 2016 when Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel, Aeolus, transported the first six turbines from the port of Esbjerg and installed them at the site some 85 kilometres north of […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Vessels

    Ulstein Verft today delivered a service operation vessel (SOV) ordered by Bernhard Schulte in 2015 to operate on Siemens’ offshore wind projects. The SOV is the first of two being constructed for Bernhard Schulte Offshore and chartered out to Siemens Wind Power Service. It will be deployed at the Gemini offshore wind farm off the Netherlands, while the second […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Monitor JIP, a consortium consisting of Gemini Windfarm, Van Oord, Keppel Verolme, Mecal, ECN and TNO, is working on developing a solution which would allow monitoring the health of offshore wind support structures.  Many offshore wind stakeholders acknowledge the relevance of monitoring offshore wind support structures, the consortium said. However, a dedicated standard for the design and installation of a […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Turbine installation works at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm reached a halfway point after the Dutch maritime contractor Van Oord placed the farm’s 75th 4MW Siemens wind turbine into position on Monday, 13 June. The installation of the 150 4MW Siemens turbines started in February 2016 when Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel, Aeolus, transported the first six […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Vessels

    Yno 309, Ulstein’s first wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) and the first of two ordered by Bernhard Schulte Offshore, left the yard for sea trials on Tuesday, 7 June, and the results so far are highly satisfactorily, the Norwegian ship designer and shipbuilder said. “We are underway in testing for speed and manoeuvring, and will […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Vessels

    Norwegian ship designer and shipbuilder Ulstein has sent its first ever wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) on sea trials. The SOV is the first of two being constructed for Bernhard Schulte Offshore and chartered out to Siemens Wind Power Service. She will be deployed at the Gemini offshore wind farm off the Netherlands once delivered in the […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Nederland N.V. and EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) laid the foundation stone for the offshore service base in the port of Eemshaven on 27 May. The general contractor for execution of the construction is the Dutch construction company Kooi from Appingedam. Siemens’ requirements have been implemented based on a draft created by the architects and consultants of […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch maritime contractor Van Oord installed the 50th turbine at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands over the last weekend, according to Gemini Windpark.  The installation of the 150 4MW Siemens turbines started in February 2016 when Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel, Aeolus, transported the first six turbines from the […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Norway-headquartered ship designer and shipbuilder Ulstein has launched its first ever wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) at its Ulstein Verft yard in Ulsteinvik. The SOV, yet to be officially named, is the first of two being constructed for Bernhard Schulte Offshore. She is chartered out to Siemens Wind Power Service and will be servicing the Gemini […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Nederland N.V. has signed a contract with EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) for the construction and operation of an offshore wind base at the port of Eemshaven. The existing EMO Terminal in Eemshaven, operated by EMO’s subsidiary Ems Maritime Offshore Nederland B.V., will by autumn 2016 get a new 600m² warehouse and a 500m² office building, parts of which will […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Offshore wind has proven to be ”a solid third foundation” in Van Oord’s business strategy in recent years, but the industry is set to remain a high-risk proposition due to its dependence on the political support of governments in northwest Europe, the Dutch dredging, marine engineering, and offshore energy specialist said in its financial report for FY 2015. […]