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15 January 2019 Industry Contribution

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28 June 2018

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21 October 2016 Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

OffshoreWIND.biz will live broadcast three talk-shows that are recorded at “Community Square” on the Offshore Energy Exhibition (OEEC) on 25 & 26 October 2016 in Amsterdam. In the 30 minute talk-shows, guests from the oil & gas industry, renewables industry and academia will discuss the bigger picture in energy. Visitors of Offshore WIND can expect a pop […]

24 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Belgian offshore wind developer Otary will officially inaugurate the 309MW Rentel wind farm on Tuesday, 30 April. The wind farm will be inaugurated at an event held at the Ostend Sea P’lace/Hippodrome in Ostend. Rentel, the first offshore wind farm built by Otary, has been up and running since the end of 2018. The wind farm […]

24 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

E.ON has decommissioned the two-turbine Blyth project, the first offshore wind farm built in UK waters. The Blyth offshore wind farm features two 2MW turbines commissioned in December 2000, which were at that time the most powerful units. According to E.ON, wind farms usually have a lifespan of 20-25 years and Blyth has reached the end of […]

24 April 2019 Business & Finance

Danish engineering consulting group COWI has opened a branch office in Taipei to accommodate ongoing and recently won offshore wind projects in Taiwan, and to grow its wind business in the region. “The appetite for wind energy and more specifically offshore wind farms has been increasing exponentially especially in East and South East Asia,” Jan Rønberg, COWI’s Senior […]

24 April 2019 Business & Finance

TÜV SÜD has allocated a certificate to Esteyco for the floating foundation used for the 5MW Elisa self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine in Spain. Within the scope of the EU-funded Elican project, TÜV SÜD said it developed a new certification procedure to ensure the safe and reliable use of the foundation. The project’s goal was to […]

24 April 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Leask Marine’s vessel C-Fenna has completed wave buoy works on the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK. The vessel completed wave rider recovery and deployment operations for Fugro GB, who performed a variety of maintenance service operations on each buoy at the 1.2GW offshore wind project. Each buoy was retrieved onto the deck for servicing and […]

24 April 2019 Business & Finance, Environment

Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind is sponsoring a project led by the Wetlands Institute (TWI) dedicated to rescuing stranded horseshoe crabs. The two parties will together execute this year’s ReTURN the Favor NJ project, an annual campaign implemented by TWI and partner organizations to support the recovery of New Jersey’s horseshoe crab population. According to TWI, each spring horseshoe […]

23 April 2019 Vessels

Topaz Energy and Marine’s newbuild subsea vessel Topaz Tangaroa has arrived in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, after completing its first offshore wind work. According to DHSS, the vessel has just finished work on the 370MW Norther project in Belgium and is preparing for deployment on the next offshore wind farm. At the beginning of the year, Topaz Energy […]

23 April 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Bibby HydroMap has conducted a demonstration of DriX, an 8-metre Autonomous Unmanned Survey Vessel (AUSV), at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult facility in Blyth. The key purpose of the demonstration was to showcase DriX being used in the offshore renewables sector to capture essential information at all stages of renewable projects. During the demonstration, two Blyth offshore […]

23 April 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Bladt Industries has installed the transformer on the offshore substation built for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium. According to the Danish company, three cranes were necessary for the installation of the 235t transformer on the substation. To remind, the substation topside began its journey towards Bladt’s premises in Aalborg from Mostostal Pomorze in […]

23 April 2019 Technology

The University of Rhode Island (URI) has developed and deployed an acoustic device to detect whales near the Block Island offshore wind farm. MARIMBA (Marine Mammal Monitoring at Block Island Using Acoustics) was developed by six ocean engineering students who deployed it in close vicinity of the 30MW offshore wind project. “What we were trying to […]

23 April 2019 Environment, R&D

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) have entered an agreement to together conduct studies on the U.S. Icebreaker offshore wind project. LEEDCo and CIGLR, part of the University of Michigan, will focus on research to monitor and understand large scale processes on Lake Erie, as well as […]

23 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Tractebel DOC Offshore GmbH (DOC) has completed construction supervision of the inner array cabling at the Trianel Borkum II offshore wind farm (TWB II) in the German North Sea. From mid-August 2018, DOC supported this municipal offshore wind farm project with up to 14 DOC offshore experts, from the loading of the cables, the necessary […]

23 April 2019 Training & Education

Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource, owners of the Revolution Wind project, have pledged USD 4.5 million to support offshore wind education and supply chain development in Rhode Island. The funding will be invested locally, with USD 3 million dedicated for higher education around offshore wind programs led by the University of Rhode Island (URI), which […]

23 April 2019 Business & Finance

German energy company E.ON and Japan’s Kyuden Mirai Energy signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop offshore wind projects in Japan. The cooperation is focused on fixed bottom projects and starts with a study to jointly select a project for development, construction and operations in the Kyushu area, the southernmost island of Japan. The companies […]

22 April 2019

Senvion has shared a video showing the Beleolico project in Italy, the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea. The German wind turbine manufacturer concluded the contract to provide ten of its 3.0M122 turbines for the 30MW project at the beginning of March. The units will be installed in front of Taranto harbor in the Apulia region, […]

22 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Baltic Power, part of Orlen Group, has deployed a floating LiDAR at its offshore wind farm license area in the Polish Baltic Sea. The LiDAR will study environmental impacts and wind conditions which are expected to help assess the potential for the development of Baltic Power’s project with a capacity of up to 1,200MW. The device is […]

22 April 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Spain’s Zamakona Yards has launched a service operation vessel (SOV) being built for Esvagt AS at the company’s Bilbao facilities. Once delivered, the Esvagt will start a 15-year contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind on the Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea. The Esvagt SOV is 58.5 metres long and has a beam […]

22 April 2019 Vessels

Dutch marine services provider Herman Sr. has held a name giving ceremony for the newly-built Damen Shoalbuster 2308 S Teddy. Teddy is the thirteenth Damen vessel in the Senior BV fleet and will allow the Dordrecht-based company to expand the services that it offers to the dredging, offshore wind and other sectors. According to Damen, […]

22 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus has completed the installation of 40 out of 44 turbines at the Norther offshore wind project in Belgium. According to project developer Norther NV, the 40th turbine was installed yesterday morning, with the last load ahead. Aeolus began installing the first MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines at the site some 23km offshore Zeebrugge at the beginning of […]

19 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

The Chinese GD Power Development has officially commissioned its Liuheng offshore wind farm in the Zhejiang province. According to the company, the project’s 63 4MW typhoon-proof offshore wind turbines were put into operation on 12 April, after two years of project construction. The 252MW project is GD Power Development’s first offshore wind farm, as well as the first […]

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 […]

19 April 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Dutch Council of State has made final wind farm site decisions for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm sites III and IV irrevocable after rejecting appeals from three parties. The Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV tender comprises two wind farms with an individual capacity of between 342MW and 380MW. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) […]