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26 June 2019 Business & Finance

The global offshore wind sector has the potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030, according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The Global Offshore Wind Report includes a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario which does not incorporate further technical development or opportunities and an upside scenario which captures the additional market potential. […]

15 May 2019 Vessels

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's heavy lift vessel Jill has completed her cross-Atlantic journey from the United States to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The jack-up has been floated off and is now ready for her first offshore wind assignment where she will assist in suction bucket installation tests out of Frederikshavn in Denmark. Jill is equipped with 102m long […]

19 April 2019 Grid Connection, Vessels

Jack-Up Barge’s vessel JB-115 has commenced work on the offshore substation of the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. The Dutch company is responsible for the hook-up and commissioning services of the offshore substation at the 269MW project. The substation's jacket foundation and topside were installed at the offshore site by heavy lift vessel Seaway […]

10 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has received consent for a 216MW offshore wind farm off the northern coast of Dayu island, Daishan county. In November, the developer obtained a pre-approval from the Zhoushan Ocean and Fishery Bureau (ZSOAF) to use the area for an offshore wind project, with ZSOAF leaving a 20-day period for public comments. […]

9 January 2019 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

The Denmark-headquartered PcP. has provided louvre gratings for the offshore substation of the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. According to PcP., the seawater resistant gratings will provide protection and ventilation for vulnerable transformer chambers of the substation. The protection was necessary due to extreme conditions, such as high winds and often heavy rains, the […]

5 December 2018

Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers have completed the design of the offshore substation and the Reactive Compensation Station (RCS) for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.

3 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

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.

29 November 2018 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

The France-headquartered Vallourec is supplying structural tubes for the Borssele Alpha and Beta offshore transformer stations in the Dutch North Sea.

6 November 2018 Environment, Grid Connection

Britain's total capacity available from renewables has overtaken fossil fuels for the first time, according to the latest Drax Electric Insights report.

5 November 2018 Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Global Wind Service (GWS) passed a halfway point on the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 project on 3 November after installing the 25th wind turbine in the Danish North Sea.

15 October 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Northland Deutsche Bucht has awarded Danish-based Semco Maritime with a 5-year service contract for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea.

27 September 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Safeway BV has introduced a new type of its motion-compensated walk-to-work gangway said to be designed to offer increased flexibility.

31 August 2018 Vessels

The installation of the Norther offshore substation in Belgium, carried out on 22 August, was the first task of this kind for Gulliver, the new heavy lift vessel in Scaldis' fleet, the vessel owner said.

26 July 2018 Wind Farm Update

Norther BV, the developer of the 370MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Belgium, has posted a photo of the transition piece (TP) for the Norther substation waiting to be transported to Rotterdam, from where it will be installed at the site by Aeolus. 

28 June 2018 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The offshore substation topside for Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm has been installed at the site in the German North Sea.

7 June 2018 Wind Farm Update

Heerema’s vessel Thialf has installed the jacket foundation for the EnBW Hohe See offshore substation (OSS) at the project site in the German North Sea.

30 May 2018 Wind Farm Update

Smulders sent off the jacket foundation for the EnBW Hohe See offshore substation (OSS) from its yard in Vlissingen on 29 May and the structure is now travelling to the German project site in the North Sea, where it will be installed on 31 May or 1 June. 

23 May 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

EWE Offshore Service & Solutions GmbH (EWE OSS) has won a contract to provide technical maintenance of the Merkur offshore substation in the German North Sea.

4 May 2018 Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Heavy lift vessel Rambiz has installed the Kriegers Flak substation topsides in the Danish Baltic Sea, Energinet reports.

12 April 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Spain-based Dragados Offshore has sent off all four jacket foundations for the offshore substations at Ørsted's Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

11 April 2018 Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

The Hornsea Project One offshore substation topside Z12 has been loaded onto a barge and is awaiting sail out to the installation site some 120 kilometres off Yorkshire, UK.

28 March 2018 Authorities, Environment, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

UK governmental agencies, conservation organisations and companies have responded positively to Ørsted's application to reduce the number of offshore substations and increase the size of the topsides on the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project.

27 March 2018 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

At the beginning of April, Seaway Heavy Lifting's vessel Oleg Strashnov will install the 4,000-tonne Arkona topside onto its jacket foundation.

5 March 2018 Business & Finance

Houston-headquartered Oceaneering International has, through one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, acquired the Aberdeen-based Ecosse Subsea Limited for approximately GBP 50 million.

27 February 2018 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

STX France has transported the offshore substation jacket foundation for the Arkona offshore wind farm to a quay in the Saint-Nazaire Port, from where it will be placed on a barge and transported to the wind farm site in the German Baltic Sea.

12 February 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

The Netherlands-headquartered offshore wind O&M and IRM specialist, C-Ventus, opened an office in the OrbisEnergy building in Lowestoft, UK, in January. Following the announcement, Offshore WIND spoke with the company’s Managing Director Hans Reinigert, Peter van Veen Commercial Manager in the Netherlands, and Jeremy Hardin, who has been appointed as the Commercial Manager at C-Ventus UK.