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14 March 2018 Wind Farm Update

On 12 March, SeaTerra detonated the last buoyant mine found at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) site as part of an unexploded ordnance (UXO) campaign that had been running over the recent months, thus marking the completion of the project.

26 February 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has completed a contract with ScottishPower Renewables for the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm. OWC supported site investigation, preliminary foundation analysis, risk appraisal and turbine layout assessment for the 1.2GW project, and found that the project has a potential for significant savings.

19 February 2018 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Leask Marine's vessel C-Fenna has completed the recovery of ten seabed frames and buoys at Ørsted's Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands on behalf of Fugro.

5 February 2018 Wind Farm Update

ESB-owned Hibernian Wind Power has applied for two investigative foreshore licences, aiming to examine the feasibility of building a 500MW offshore wind farm (or wind farms) off Ireland's East Coast.

26 December 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Wind Farm Update

Denmark's Sønderborg Affald A/S has invited bids for geotechnical investigation services on the proposed Lillebælt Syd nearshore wind farm situated between the islands of Als and Funen (Fyn), Denmark.

13 December 2017 R&D

Fraunhofer IWES has released an updated study, commissioned by German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation (Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie), which shows that the availability of offshore wind farms has increased compared to the investigations in the previous version of the study, and points out that the Federal Government should raise the installed capacity target to at least 20GW for 2030, and at least 30GW for 2035 to achieve the energy transition goals. 

12 December 2017 Wind Farm Update

Fugro is set to start seabed and sub-seafloor investigations at the Triton Knoll site in the UK. Under a GBP 3 million contract, Fugro will operate three vessels out of the Humber, supported by technical teams from the company’s Wallingford headquarters.

6 December 2017 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

Allen Archaeology is undertaking a series of geoarchaeological investigations during this and next week as part of onshore survey works on the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.

6 December 2017 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

As announced on 5 December, Siemens Gamesa today issued more details on its new Asia Pacific office, which has been opened in Taipei, and also revealed another plan. Namely, the company is looking into setting up a manufacturing and pre-assembly site at Taiwan's Taichung port.

5 December 2017 Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

The project company Ferme Eolienne Flottante de Groix & Belle-Île (FEFGBI) and Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE) have jointly filed applications for the construction and operation of the pilot floating wind farm in the French part of the Atlantic ocean and its electrical connection.

1 December 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

Fugro has won contracts by Ørsted to undertake geotechnical investigations at Bay State Wind and Ocean Wind offshore wind farms in the United States.

15 November 2017 Environment, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) has used a 3D model created by SLR to communicate plans for the proposed 784MW Inch Cape offshore wind farm off the coast of Angus, Scotland.

9 November 2017 Wind Farm Update

The installation of monopiles at the Arkona offshore wind farm site has been completed ahead of schedule with the last of the total of 60 monopiles now in place, allowing for an early start of the installation of the transition pieces.

8 November 2017 Business & Finance

GeoSea, the geotechnical and offshore solutions specialist of the DEME Group, has acquired a 72.5% stake in G-tec, the Belgium-based contractor specialized in offshore geotechnical and geological site investigations, marine geophysical and environmental surveys and deepsea engineering services.

6 November 2017 Technology

A component damaged during installation within the converter module of MHI Vestas V164 prototype in Østerild had led to the turbine catching fire on 4 August, the company informed, adding that this was a standard industry component with a solid track record.

31 October 2017 Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall has issued a preliminary environmental information report revealing project details related to the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm.

26 October 2017 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has postponed the adjudicatory hearing previously scheduled for Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.’s application to construct an offshore wind farm in Lake Erie, Ohio.

19 October 2017

DONG Energy, soon to be officially renamed to Ørsted, has awarded Aqualis Offshore with a contract for supervision of geotechnical site investigation at the Ocean Wind offshore wind farm site, with an option for Aqualis Offshore to provide similar services for the Bay State Wind Farm project.

22 September 2017 Grid Connection

German transmission system operator TenneT has awarded UK companies RPS Energy Limited and Ordtek Limited with contracts to provide consultancy and QA/QC services for unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey campaigns on two separate projects.

19 September 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The Dutch Government is expected to issue a call for tenders for the Borssele Wind Farm Site V (BWFS V) on 2 January 2018, with a deadline for final bid submissions on 18 January 2018. 

4 September 2017 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Ireland's state owned electricity company Electricity Supply Board (ESB) is seeking expressions of interest for the provision of renewable energy marine services related to offshore wind farms.

1 September 2017 Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Samsø Havvind A / S has received permission from the Danish Energy Agency to replace the wind turbine at the Samsø offshore wind farm which was damaged in an accident in November 2015.

21 August 2017 R&D, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Danish engineering consultancy Geo has started the final phase of the geophysical and geotechnical investigations on Vattenfall's Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd nearshore wind farm zones off Denmark.

21 August 2017 Operations & Maintenance

Den Helder Airport is introducing a hub-and-spoke infrastructure enabling multiple helicopter take-off and landing sites at various locations along the Dutch coast.

20 August 2017

Oleg Strashnov Installs First Beatrice Jacket Foundation Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel Oleg Strashnov has installed the first of 86 jacket foundations on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland. Boskalis Buys Gardline Group Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has acquired all shares of the UK-based Gardline Group. U.S. Oil & Gas […]

16 August 2017 Technology

MHI Vestas took down its V164 prototype in Østerild on 15 August, after the wind turbine caught fire on 4 August and the turbine manufacturer started an investigation to determine the root cause of the incident.