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The first cable to connect Elia's Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) plug to the Belgian grid made landfall in early May, with the second cable expected to reach the shore later this month, the Belgian offshore grid operator said. The first cable was connected to the mainland, where it was then connected to the existing onshore underground […]
The topside of Elia's OffshoreSwitchYard (OSY) platform is expected to be installed on its jacket foundation in the Belgian North Sea in mid-April, the Belgian energy company said. The OSY platform, constructed by Heerema Fabrication Group, is the centerpiece of Elia's EUR 400 million Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project through which Rentel, Northwester 2, and SeaMade offshore […]
Hellenic Cables has signed a contract with Vos Prodect Innovations for the design and delivery of sealed cable hang-off systems for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) in Belgium.
The Paris office of LOC Renewables, a part of LOC Group has been contracted by the Belgian transmission system operator Elia to provide Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) services for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project.
Belgian transmission system operator Elia is on track to complete the Modular Offshore Grid by September 2019 after awarding all the main contracts for the project.
Belgian transmission system operator Elia has appointed London Offshore Consultants (France) SARL as the marine warranty surveyor for submarine cables and the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project in the Belgian North Sea.
KymoGen is moving forward with the development of a device that will harness the energy of waves. Research and design work has been ongoing, while the first unit should be complete by July of 2015 immediately followed by in water testing. Production units are expected to be built for the public in September. Significant installations […]
At this year’s EWEA annual conference, Deutsche WindGuard & BIMAQ (Bremen Institute for Metrology, Automation and Quality Science) were awarded a prize for their poster on thermographic rotor blade measurement. Deutsche WindGuard already used the procedure in a number of onsite measurements for customers. The measurement process was refined in cooperation with BIMAQ. By using […]
The topside of Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform has left Heerema Fabrication Group’s construction site in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, and was loaded onto a barge. According to Elia, the topside left the construction site this morning, which represents the first step in the journey towards its final destination in the Belgian North Sea. The topside will […]
Geo Therm Ltd. has won a contract to perform inspections on the Self Elevating Support Vessel (SESV) GMS Endeavour during work on the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Geo Therm is collaborating with LEC Marine (Klyne) to carry out an electrical-biased thermographic inspection on the switchboards, distribution and thruster systems throughout the entire Gulf Marine Services' vessel. […]
The NHV Group has won a contract with Elia to provide helicopter services in support of the construction of a high voltage electricity grid in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The operations are expected to start in April 2019 with the flights departing from NHV’s base in Ostend. NHV will support this project […]
Markets Outlook: Belgian Offshore Platform Offshore wind energy in Belgium There are currently 8 offshore wind projects in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) representing a total installed capacity of 2.267MW offshore wind energy. In 2018, five projects, C-Power, Belwind, Northwind, Nobelwind and Rentel, representing 1.186MW, are fully operational and meet the electricity needs of about […]
SeaMade NV has awarded the consortium of ENGIE Fabricom, Tractebel, Smulders and GeoSea an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract for the two substations of the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.
DEME Group’s new cable laying and multipurpose vessel Living Stone has started her first offshore wind assignment on the Hornsea Project One wind farm off the North Sea coast of the UK.
Belgian utility Elia has shared a video showing the installation of the jacket foundation for the Offshore Switchyard Platform (OSY) in the Belgian North Sea.
Seaway Heavy Lifting's Oleg Strashnov has started installing the jacket foundation for Elia's Offshore Switchyard Platform (OSY) in the Belgian North Sea.
Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has loaded the jacket foundation for Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform onto a barge at the Vlissingen yard.
Belgian offshore wind developer Northwester 2 has selected the French cable specialist Nexans to provide an export cable system for the 219MW Northwester 2 offshore wind farm.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support the construction of the Northwester 2 wind farm off the Belgian coast with a loan of EUR 210 million.
Heerema Fabrication Group has conducted roll-up operations of the jacket foundation for the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform, part of Elia's Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project.
By Gareth Ellery, Senior Engineer and Business Development Director, Cathie Associates Within the offshore wind industry, there has been a relentless and necessary drive towards cost reduction and commercialization of offshore wind. This cost reduction has been driven largely by the introduction of competition to the developers and operators of offshore wind farms through power […]
New plans to build two commercial offshore wind farms near the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts have sparked a lot of discussion about the vast potential of this previously untapped source of electricity.
Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has applied for funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for its Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.
Belgian transmission system operator Elia has awarded Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) with a contract for the fabrication of the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project in the Belgian North Sea.
Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has secured a contract to install the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform for Elia's Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project in the Belgian North Sea.
The German Fraunhofer IWES is studying the installation of suction bucket foundations and their tensile behavior at the Test Center for Support Structures at the Leibniz Universität Hannover.