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  • 31 October 2019
    R&D, Technology

    The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched a new national Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence to drive forward the development of next-generation offshore wind technologies. The initiative is backed by up to GBP 500,000 funding each from the Scottish Government and the Catapult’s Welsh-based Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE), match […]

  • 21 October 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Norway’s Østensjø Rederi has signed a letter of intent for the construction of four Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) to meet the increasing demand in the offshore wind market. The CSOVs are designed by Salt Ship Design, Norway in close cooperation with Østensjø Rederi. The vessels will be built at Astilleros Gondán, Spain. The 88.3-metre vessels, […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Dutch energy network company Alliander and Ørsted have signed an agreement through which Alliander will purchase green certificates from the Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm. The agreement takes effect in 2021 and has a duration of fifteen years. Alliander aims to have a climate-neutral business operation by 2023. The annual CO2-emissions of the company are mainly […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has decided that a Strategic Environmental Assessment must be completed prior to submission of final bids for the Thor offshore wind farm. In addition to this, comprehensive environmental assessments are still to be carried out prior to final bids. Later, the winner of the concession will have to carry out […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Authorities

    The State of New York and Denmark have signed a memorandum of understanding to expand an ongoing partnership on the development and procurement of offshore wind energy. The new MoU builds on the existing partnership between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate on offshore […]

  • 20 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    TenneT TSO has issued a tender seeking non-UXO offshore route survey services covering zones in the Dutch North Sea identified in the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030. The tender covers the 700MW Hollandse Kust (west) Beta, the 700MW Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden, the 2GW IJmuiden Ver Alpha, and the 2GW IJmuiden Ver Beta offshore wind farm zones. […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Dutch transmission system operator TenneT TSO B.V. has issued a tender seeking unexploded ordnance (UXO) consultancy services covering zones in the Dutch North Sea identified in the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030. As the designated offshore grid operator for the future wind farms, TenneT is responsible for the engineering, procurement, installation, construction, and operation of the […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) is set to issue a tender in October for geotechnical investigation at the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind farm zone. RVO.nl will seek a company to carry out geotechnical soil investigations at the 700MW zone also known as Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (TNW). The agency estimates that the tender […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    Dutch offshore foundations manufacturer Sif has completed the new coating facilities at Maasvlakte 2 in the Port of Rotterdam. Sif added the two extra coating halls in response to stricter requirements for coating as the wind farms are venturing into deeper waters in an effort to lower the costs and generate more energy. The new coating facilities […]

  • 22 August 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark has inaugurated Vattenfall’s 407MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm at an event held in the Port of Hvide Sande. Mette Frederiksen, Denmark’s Prime Minister, and Dan Jørgensen, Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities, also attended the inauguration of the wind farm. Located 25 to 40 kilometres […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    TenneT TSO is planning to issue two tenders in September regarding surveys for three offshore wind zones in the Netherlands. TenneT will be seeking a party to carry out non-UXO offshore and nearshore route survey activities at the Hollandse Kust (West Beta), Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden and IJmuiden Ver wind farm zones. In the second tender, the transmission operator will […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul’s jack-up vessel Vole au vent has installed the first monopile foundation on the 219MW Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea, Parkwind, the majority owner and the developer of the project, said. The first of the 23 foundations was installed at the site on 30 July, within one month […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has awarded MMT with a contract to perform a geophysical soil investigation of the Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden wind farm zone. Project preparations are currently underway, with the fieldwork planned to be performed in July and August from MMT’s survey vessel Franklin. The geophysical survey comprises the collection of high-resolution bathymetry […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has received its first preferred supplier nomination for an offshore wind project in Japan. The agreement with customer Obayashi Corporation currently includes using SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the Northern Akita offshore wind farm project, and a long-term service agreement. Commercial operation date is scheduled from 2024 onwards. All deliveries are […]

  • 3 June 2019

    By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    China’s Mingyang Smart Energy has received an order from China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) to manufacture and deliver offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of around 1,403MW. The value of the contract is CNY 8.587 billion (EUR 1.12 billion), the turbine manufacturer said. In total, Mingyang will manufacture and deliver 255 MySE5.5MW wind turbines to […]

  • 23 May 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Microsoft has signed an agreement with Eneco to purchase 90MW of power from the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Under the agreement, the electricity produced by the offshore wind farm will power Microsoft’s datacenters for a period of fifteen years from 2022 onward. Eneco had previously come to […]

  • 22 May 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm. Under the terms of the contract, Ming Yang will manufacture and deliver 55 MySE5.5MW units for the project. The turbines will be installed in an area covering about 44.5km2 located in the southern part of Sanzao Island, […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    Bay State Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource, has partnered with the Connecticut Port Authority and terminal operator Gateway to prepare State Pier in New London for the coming offshore wind projects in New England. The new partnership has committed to a public-private investment of USD 93 million to upgrade State Pier’s infrastructure and […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    TenneT and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) are inviting the public to provide comments on the infrastructure for connecting the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind project to the grid. The parties said that by gathering feedback on the 700MW Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (TNW) project now, most promising routes are included in […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    North East England’s supply chain is “fit and ready” to support the growth of offshore wind that the new UK Sector Deal will bring, according to Energi Coast. Energi Coast Chairman and Tekmar Group CEO, James Ritchie, stated that the Sector Deal is a significant step forward in creating a sustainable industry and providing real value creation […]

  • 6 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutch offshore foundations manufacturer Sif is adapting its production facilities in Roermond and the Maasvlakte in response to new design standards and stricter requirements being defined for coating. The stricter requirements for coating are a response to the wind industry’s ambition to venture into deeper waters, lower the cost price, and generate more energy, Sif said. […]

  • 25 February 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    DNV GL Denmark A/S has won a contract to provide the certification of site studies for the Hollandse Kust (west) and Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden wind farm zones in the Dutch North Sea. The contracting authority, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), plans to conclude a contract for the certification […]

  • 14 February 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Denmark’s Welcon has received the order to produce the first TetraSpar floating offshore foundation for a consortium comprising Shell, innogy and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies. ”We are very proud to be involved in this exciting project, which can be a game changer in offshore foundations for wind turbines,” Welcon said. ”The way this foundation is designed fits perfectly […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    A growing disparity between the turbine megawatt growth and units deployed will impact component suppliers as price pressure percolates down the supply chain, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The report – Global wind turbine supply chain trends – estimates that global turbine supply chain potential sits at USD 540 […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) is planning to issue a tender in March for geophysical investigation at the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind farm zone. The awarded company will be responsible for carrying out the surveys in the months of July, August and/or September at the 700MW zone also known as Ten Noorden […]