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  • 29 February 2016
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The construction of the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands has reached an important milestone after the farm’s first wind turbines started producing electricity and feeding it into the grid. Following the construction of the electric infrastructure last year and the installation of the turbine foundations, contractors Siemens and Van Oord installed […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Canadian company Northland Power said that, excluding investment income from the subordinated debt, its management expects Gemini and Nordsee One offshore wind farms to generate an adjusted EBITDA of EUR 170-190 million and EUR 160-180 million, respectively, once the two wind farms are fully operational in 2018. The amounts are reflecting Northland’s equity interest in the offshore […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens has chosen the UK-based Specialist Marine Consultants Ltd (SMC) to provide offshore Marine Coordination for the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off The Nethelands. SMC started Marine Coordination for the 150 turbine site situated in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, the first of which was installed on 16 February. The company will be using […]

  • 18 February 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    C-bed Floating Hotel’s advanced Service Operation Vessel (SOV), MS Wind Innovation, has successfully completed all offshore testing and is now ready to engage in the commissioning phase of the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of The Netherlands. The last stage of testing equipment and systems took place offshore the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    The first power from the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm being constructed off the coast of the Netherlands could be produced by the end of this month, a spokesperson for the Gemini Windpark told Offshore WIND. The Gemini’s first Siemens 4MW turbine is being installed today, Judith Achterberg, Gemini Windpark’s Communications Manager said, adding that the turbine will […]

  • 15 February 2016
    Vessels

    On 12 February, offshore wind installation vessel Aeolus left the Port of Esbjerg for the Gemini offshore wind farm, carrying six turbines to be installed at the site.  According to vessel’s AIS, the Aeolus has reached its destination, and is now in the company of Havila Phoenix and Acta Orion, which are also working at the site. The last of 150 […]

  • 11 February 2016

    European offshore wind saw some big numbers last year, with EUR 13.3 billion invested in the sector and a total of 3,019 MW of new grid-connected capacity added. Even though 7 wind turbines were decommissioned (two at Robin Rigg and all five at Yttre Stengrund), 419 newly installed ones were there to overshadow this.  Fourteen projects were completed in 2015, with work […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The Acta Orion, the latest addition to Acta Marine’s fleet of Wind Farm Support Vessels (WFSVs), has started its work on the Gemini wind farm project, located in the Dutch part of the North Sea. The main role of the Acta Orion is to provide support during the construction phase of the offshore wind farm. Currently, the Acta Orion is actively […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    FoundOcean has successfully completed the grouting of foundations at Gemini Wind Farm on behalf of the main contractor, Van Oord. The offshore wind farm, situated 85 kilometres north of the Dutch province of Groningen, is made up of 150 wind turbines spanning across 2 sites. The 600 MW wind farm will provide 785,000 homes with […]

  • 31 December 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The Offshore WIND staff thought that the New Year’s Day would be the perfect time to let you – our readers – be editors and compile a list of news you found the most interesting and worth a read in 2015. DONG Energy Seeks Technical and Consultancy Staff for Danish Projects DONG Energy has invited tenders for temporary […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Fugro has recently completed the burial of export cables at the Gemini offshore wind farm, off the coast of the Netherlands. Fugro was awarded a contract by Van Oord in April and mobilised one of its two Q1400 trenching spreads onto the Van Oord support vessel Jan Steen to execute the export cable burial works. […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    OutSmart, an independent operations management company, has become a member of the offshore operations team for the Dutch Gemini offshore wind farm. The company’s responsibilities comprise a range of tasks such as 24/7 services, including HSE and operational activity co-ordination, as well as power off-take services. OutSmart said that with the latest assignment it is now involved in the operations of 1.150 […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    After the Gemini foundations, substations, and cables were installed this year, the work on the Dutch offshore wind project will continue early next year. The last of 150 foundations at the Gemini offshore wind farm was installed on 17 October. In February 2016, Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus and Swire Blue Ocean’s Pacific Osprey, which worked on the […]

  • 28 October 2015

    Block Island Offshore construction work at the first US offshore wind farm began on 26 July, when the first foundation was installed at the site 4.8 km off the Block Island coast. By mid-September, Deepwater Wind, the company behind the project, had four out of five steel jacket foundations in water. Vessels in charge of […]

  • 26 October 2015

    During the Offshore Energy 2015 Exhibition and Conference, Offshore WIND met with Theo de Lange, Commercial Manager of Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects. De Lange gave us an overview of company’s activities in the offshore wind, as well as an insight into current market conditions. Hereby, we bring you the first part of an interview […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The last of 150 foundations at the Gemini offshore wind farm was installed on 17 October. On 1 July, Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus, together with Swire Blue Ocean’s Pacific Osprey, started the installation and completed the work one month earlier than scheduled. On 1 February 2016, both vessels will return to the project, completely modified for the installation of […]

  • 9 October 2015

    The Dutch National Museum of Dredging has opened an exhibition titled Offshore wind – Challenge at sea, which will run from October 8, 2015 to March 14, 2016. The exhibition is made possible through the contribution of photographs, films, models and information from Eneco, Van Oord, Boskalis, ECN, Royal IHC, Royal Dirkzwager VBMS, Sif, Wind Cats and Jan […]

  • 8 October 2015

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: One of the two offshore high voltage substations (OHVS) at the Gemini offshore wind farm.  Gemini offshore wind farm has two substations for each of the two wind farm parts, Buitengaats (300MW) and ZeeEnergie (300MW). The first offshore substation at the offshore wind farm was placed on top of the […]

  • 8 October 2015

    Palfinger Marine has secured orders for the delivery of more than 200 platform cranes and five substation cranes for UK offshore wind projects. This includes 116 electric platform cranes with a fixed boom (PF 6000 with an outreach of 2.4m) for the Rampion offshore wind farm, which is being built by E.ON alongside the Green Investment […]

  • 16 September 2015

    Taylor Hopkinson Associates, a UK renewable energy and clean technology recruitment consultancy, recently visited the port of Eemshaven, known as the hub of offshore wind logistics, to meet with the Gemini site team. The Gemini wind farm is a consortium composed of Northland Power, Siemens Wind Power, HVC and Van Oord, it is expected to […]

  • 14 September 2015

    With a reserved maximum of €18bn for offshore wind development the Dutch Government’s ‘Energie Akkoord’ outlines the instructions and deadlines for the future of this industry in the Netherlands. In the same agreement it states that a cost reduction of 40% should be achieved. Included in this is Operation & Maintenance (O&M) which takes up […]

  • 31 August 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has installed the two Offshore High Voltage Stations (OHVS) and first 77 transition pieces at the Dutch Gemini Wind Park. The realisation of the large offshore wind project construction is proceeding as planned. The OHVS installations were built in Hoboken, Belgium, and transported to Eemshaven. Deploying a heavy lift vessel, the 2,500-tonne platforms […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The first two Vos Prodect’s monopile entry systems (Pro-MES) have been installed by Van Oord, at Gemini offshore wind farm project by the end of week 32. Pull-in of both first end and second end of the cable were completed on schedule and without any problems. Pro-MES systems have been tailored to the specific requirements […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The first offshore transformer station at the Gemini offshore wind farm was placed on top of the jacket foundation yesterday. After installing the jackets earlier this month, the heavy-lift vessel Rambiz is also carrying out the rest of the work on the substation installation. A joint venture between Cofely Fabricom, CG and Iemants, is in charge of the two offshore […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore maintenance contractors Offshore & Wind Assistance (OWA) and EWE Offshore Service & Solutions GmbH (EWE-OSS) have been hired to provide operation and maintenance services to the Gemini offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The 600MW Gemini offshore wind park, located 85 km north of the Dutch coast, is being built on two locations close […]

  • 17 August 2015

    The FICG consortium of Cofely Fabricom, Iemants and CG, which was selected by Van Oord for the Gemini offshore wind project in the Netherlands, has finalized the construction of the two HV offshore substations and has shipped them out to their final destination. Both substations Buitengaats (300MW) and ZeeEnergie (300MW) left the Hoboken dock near […]