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BigLift's cargo ship Happy Star brought the first eleven transition pieces for the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm to the Cuxhaven port in Germany on 14 July, after loading them three days earlier in the Port of Avilés, Asturias, Spain.
On 20 October, BigLift Shipping’s heavy-lift vessel Happy Star arrived in the Port of Rotterdam, bringing Damen’s largest transportation of stock vessels to date – a total of 22 vessels. Included in the Damen transport are two Fast Crew Suppliers 2610, one ASD Tug 2310, three ASD Tugs 2411 and three ASD Tugs 3212, all of which […]
The Damen Shipyards Group is shipping a total of 22 vessels from several Damen shipyards aboard the heavy-lift vessel Happy Star. This is Damen’s largest transportation of stock vessels to date. Upon arrival in Europe later this month, the completed vessels will be ready for immediate sale and can swiftly be put into operation. […]
Bibby HydroMap has started an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey of Vattenfall's Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II wind sites in the Dutch North Sea. Following a competitive bid process, the UK-based seabed survey company was awarded the contract in early 2019. Using a multi-vessel approach, Bibby Tethra and Bibby Athena will together acquire over 4,000-line […]
Dear readers, The Offshore WIND editorial team wishes you a happy and prosperous 2018! We would like to thank you all for being with us in this momentous year of 2017, where the offshore wind sector bloomed amazingly. We hope you stay with us through this exciting renewables ride and follow our contribution to the […]
The bulk of the current plans for European offshore wind power are intended for construction in the relatively shallow North Sea. However, many European countries, including Portugal, do not border shallow seas. Their sea beds have steep descending slopes and much greater water depths not suited for current techniques. If a viable technique can be […]
BigLift’s cargo ship Happy Star has transported the last ten transition pieces for the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm from the Spanish Port of Avilés to the Port of Cuxhaven in Germany.
The jack-up vessel Seajacks Scylla has left Cuxhaven loaded with the first three monopiles and transition pieces to be installed on the 269MW Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea.
Van Oord is using the new berth at the Cuxport Terminal in Cuxhaven for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project, Cuxport informed, saying that the berth no. 4 has thus become the location for its first offshore project even before its official launch.
Photo of the Day: Seajacks Scylla Preparing for Take-Off Seajacks Scylla, which is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the year, is nearing its trip to Europe from Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Geoje Yard in South Korea. Study Shows Installation Method Strongly Influences Fatigue Damage of Foundations ECN (Energy research Centre of the […]
A new eight-kilometer cable link between Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 wind farms in the Danish North Sea has recently been used for the first time while one of the export cables was undergoing scheduled maintenance, Vattenfall said. Energinet recently shut down the export cable connecting Horns Rev 2 to the grid for […]
Ideol and Atlantique Offshore Energy (AOE) have unveiled the details of their market-ready universal floating offshore substation. Developed in cooperation with ABB, the floating offshore substation is designed for both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms starting at depths of 40 metres. It is based on Ideol’s patented and shallow-draft Damping Pool® concept and on AOE’s […]
Vattenfall has commenced the initial physical preparatory works for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 offshore wind project in the Netherlands. The Swedish company has started setting up a project team and has performed the first studies necessary to properly estimate the activities involved in building the project. The actual offshore works and various […]
The Witwind consortium of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco has submitted a bid in the subsidy-free tender for the construction and operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The consortium plans to start the operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV sites in 2023. The […]
Damen has signed a contract with High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST) for the delivery of a third fast crew supply vessel. HST Harri, which belongs to the FCS 2710 class that Damen unveiled in May 2018, is expected to be delivered in September this year. The FCS 2710 class is capable of carrying 26 passengers, twice more than […]
Vattenfall has contracted Bladt Industries to deliver 72 transition pieces for the Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm.
Muehlhan Wind Service (MWS) has entered the offshore wind market in Taiwan, the company’s Commercial Director Thomas Andersen revealed to Offshore WIND during an interview.
EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) has taken over agency services for the service operations vessel (SOV) Windea La Cour in the port of Eemshaven, the Netherlands.
Ørsted has obtained final permits to construct the operations and maintenance (O&M) facility for the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in Vlissingen-Buitenhaven at the North Sea Port, the Netherlands.
Developers behind the six French offshore wind projects for which the feed-in tariffs were recently re-negotiated have welcomed the confirmation that the projects are now ready to move forward.
In a year since its launch, close to 1,500 APQP4Wind manuals has been distributed and over 450 APQP4Wind training courses held worldwide, with more training courses planned in the USA, China, Spain, Turkey, Denmark and possibly India in 2018.
TenneT CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management, Mel Kroon, will resign in the second half of 2018. TenneT's Supervisory Board has already started the search for his successor, while Kroon will continue to fulfil his role until this process is completed.
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The Port of Rotterdam has joined the North Sea Wind Power Hub Consortium, which has thus far comprised TenneT TSO B.V. and Gasunie from the Netherlands, Energinet from Denmark, and TenneT TSO GmbH from Germany.
BigLift's heavy load carrier Big Sky has arrived in the Port of Eemshaven in the Netherlands loaded with the first six of the sixty-six GE Haliade nacelles to be installed on the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
The NHV Group has won a contract with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) to provide helicopter services in support of their upcoming wind farm construction project at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Scottish North Sea.