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28 September 2014

Suction Bucket Installation (VIDEO) Suitable for water depths of 30-60m with a height of 57m and weighing roughly 850 tonnes. The suction bucket jacket is installed at the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 in Germany. 2nd Generation Vessels: Hype or Hallelujah? (A2SEA Story)  Often, new technology doesn’t live up to expectations – and there […]

25 September 2014 Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

On September 19th, Alstom’s next-generation Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine, installed just off the Ostend coast at Belgium’s Belwind facility, produced its very first kWh. The assembly and the tests conducted have so far helped to optimise the turbine’s installation and commissioning procedures at sea. Tests will continue in order to confirm how the machine […]

20 May 2014

As the modern technological developments move forward so does the scale of the technological solutions. One of such examples is Alstom’s Haliade™ 150-6MW wind turbine, the largest offshore wind turbine to be installed offshore. The turbine has a 15% better yield comparing to existing turbines. With a rotor diameter of 150 meters it can provide […]

2 May 2014 Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

VIDEO: Alstom’s 6MW Turbine Spinning at Belwind Site Last year in November, Alsom installed 6-MW Haliade™ 150, off Ostend harbour at the Belwind site in Belgium. 40th AREVA Wind Turbine Installed at Global Tech I The construction of towers and nacelles in the North Sea wind farm Global Tech I is running in full gear: […]

13 April 2014

VIDEO: Alstom’s 6MW Turbine Spinning at Belwind Site  Last year in November, Alsom installed 6-MW Haliade™ 150, off Ostend harbour at the Belwind site in Belgium. Five Big OW Companies Test Vibratory Driving of Monopiles  RWE Innogy, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall are running a one year onshore demonstration project near Cuxhaven on the […]

7 April 2014 Technology

Last year in November, Alsom installed 6-MW Haliade™ 150, off Ostend harbour at the Belwind site in Belgium. This is the largest offshore wind turbine ever installed in sea waters. It consists of 150-metre rotor, and can power around 5,000 households. Check out this video of the most powerful offshore wind turbine made by Alstom. […]

11 February 2014 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Alstom yesterday signed its first export contract with Deepwater Wind, the U.S. offshore wind developer. Under the contract, Alstom will provide five Haliade™ 150-6 MW wind turbines for the Block Island offshore wind farm. The contract also includes 15 years of operation and maintenance support for the Block Island offshore wind farm. Alstom underlines the […]

24 November 2013

The Netherlands: Damen Unveils Walk to Work Vessel Damen Shipyards has unveiled a completely new Wind Farm Service Vessel (WSV) to support and accommodate turbine maintenance crews at sea and allow them to ‘Walk-to-Work’. DONG Energy to Build Gode Wind 1, 2 Offshore Wind Farms (Germany) DONG Energy has decided to build the offshore wind […]

22 November 2013 Business & Finance

Alstom has appointed Anders Søe-Jensen as Deputy Vice President of its Offshore Wind division. He will report to Vice President for Alstom's Offshore Wind business, Frederic Hendrick after he takes up this new position on Monday, 25 November. Mr. Hendrick told Offshore WIND that he sees Anders as a 'twin brother' joining the team. The […]

20 November 2013 Wind Farm Update

This weekend, Alstom completed the seaside installation of its new-generation offshore wind turbine, the 6-MW Haliade™ 150, off Ostend harbour at the Belwind site in Belgium. This is the largest offshore wind turbine ever installed in sea waters. Thanks to its 150-metre rotor (with blades stretching 73.50 metre), the turbine is more efficient since its […]

27 October 2013

UK: World’s Largest Wind Turbine Construction Complete  The world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine is now standing at Energy Park Fife. GL Garrad Hassan Reviews Offshore Wind Over Last 10 Years  GL Garrad Hassan, the world’s largest renewable energy advisory organisation and part of the recently merged DNV GL Group today published a […]

6 October 2013

Alstom’s 6 MW Offshore Wind Turbine Loaded at Ostend, Belgium  The various components of Alstom’s 6MW offshore wind turbine, currently one of the most powerful on the market, are in the process of being loaded onto the liftboat or self-elevating wind turbine installation and crane unit, “Bold Tern”,  in the port of Ostend, Belgium. Samsung’s […]

23 September 2013 Wind Farm Update

Alstom has hired “Bold Tern” jack-up installation vessel, owned by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, to complete the offshore operations at the Belwind offshore wind farm. Recently, the company announced that they have faced a delay during the installation of Alstom’s 6MW Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine, for which they found a solution in the form of […]

18 September 2013 Wind Farm Update

Yesterday, the Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo officially inaugurated the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm. With a capacity of 325 megawatts (MW), the wind farm is the largest in the Belgian North Sea and will provide green electricity to 300,000 households each year. Eight European banks, the German and Danish export credit agencies and […]

21 August 2013 Wind Farm Update

As construction of the Northwind offshore windfarm continues, a number of Vroon and MPI vessels are employed on this project. The windfarm, situated off Zeebrugge in Belgium, will consist of more than 70 offshore wind turbines, providing 216 MW, enough power for 120,000 households. MPI Resolution, wind turbine installation vessel, is engaged in the installation […]

25 July 2013

ISO 14001:2009 certification by TÜV Süd is considered to be the starting point of the full certification of a management system at PALFINGER MARINE's corporate headquarter in Köstendorf. Safety, environmental protection and the highest quality are key values for PALFINGER MARINE that can now be demonstrated. It facilitates continual improvements. Since customers are increasingly demanding […]

1 July 2013 Wind Farm Update

FoundOcean continues to grow its market share in the offshore renewables industry with a contract award from Alstom to grout the foundations for the first offshore trial of its 6MW Haliade 150 turbine. The turbine will be located near Ostend, 45 km off the Belgian coast. The offshore tests will target specific marine operations and […]

14 May 2013

The terminal operator, Cuxport, handled a major order for the wind turbine manufacturer REpower Systems SE between the end of February and the middle of May – and completed it without making any errors at all. Cuxport transhipped 22 tower segments, which were manufactured at AMBAU in Cuxhaven. The components are earmarked for 11 offshore […]

23 April 2013

FlanSea is a unique collaboration, set up with support from the Flemish Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology IWT, by the University of Ghent, the Ostend Port Authority “and a number of Flemish companies, including DEME Blue Energy, Cloostermans, Electrawinds, Spiromatic and Contec. Together they are developing the WAVE PIONEER, a wave energy converter. […]

12 April 2013

The Renewable Energy Base Oostende (Rebo) and Port of Oostende will be present at the All-Energy Exhibition & Conference, which is the UK’s largest renewable energy event taking place in Aberdeen on 22 & 23 May 2013. At the end of last year, wind turbine manufacturer Alstom signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Rebo. In […]

25 March 2013

On the 19th of March, Flanders Maritime Cluster organised the first edition of “Belgian Offshore Wind Suppliers”. The goal of this B2B event was to enhance the connection between the offshore wind companies and the more traditional local businesses. The plenary sessions by Kristof Verlinden (Production Manager Belwind) and Benjamin Colbrandt (Operations Manager C-Power) outlined […]

22 February 2013 Technology

To meet the exacting demands of navigating and docking large vessels, the measurement of low speeds, precise heading and Rate of Turn is of utmost importance to the pilot. The ADX XR Portable Pilot Unit system derives these measurements using state-of-the-art GPS/GLONASS Real Time Kinematic (RTK) techniques along with precise RoT sensors. ADX XR system […]

21 January 2013

Alstom CEO, Patrick Kron, and Alstom Renewable Power President, Jérôme Pécresse, accompanied Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, in Saint-Nazaire, when he officially launched construction works of Alstom’s first two offshore wind turbine factories on Monday 21 January. The exclusive supplier to the consortium headed by EDF EN within the framework of France’s first call for tenders […]

19 December 2012 Business & Finance

Jan De Nul Group awarded a contract to supply a 5,400 tonnes capacity cable turntable to offshore handling systems specialist Caley Ocean Systems. The turntable, including a 5 tonnes and 10 tonnes deck tensioner, is destined for the vessel Willem de Vlamingh. In addition to this turntable, Caley is supplying a modular loading tower assembly comprising loading […]

11 December 2012 R&D, Technology

Alstom’s new-generation Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine is performing the official type testing phase at the site of Le Carnet, in the Pays de Loire region (France). This follows the successful completion of the 6MW commissioning of the turbine. Two main efficiency criteria remain to be measured in the coming months: Power Performance and Power […]

14 November 2012 Grid Connection, Technology

Offshore handling systems specialist, Caley Ocean Systems, has been awarded a contract to supply leading dredging and marine engineering company, Jan de Nul NV, with a 5,400Te capacity cable turntable for the MPV Willem De Vlamingh. Mid 2013, Jan de Nul is installing 245kV export cable connecting the Northwind Offshore Wind power plant, on the […]