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9 November 2012

Amongst great public interest, the vessels 'Aquata' and 'Arista' were named at the port of Ostend. Ms Evi Van Acker, Belgian sailor and bronze medal winner at the London 2012 Olympics, accepted to be godmother to the ‘Arista’. Mrs Sabine Cartrysse, spouse of Mr Kris Vanmassenhove, accepted to be godmother to the ‘Aquata’. The christening […]

7 November 2012 Business & Finance, Technology

With support from Flemish Government, a newly launched joint venture, FLiDAR nv, starts product trials in North Sea with aim to deliver tools to drastically reduce costs of offshore wind developments. 3E and OWA (DEME Group) have announced the official launch of FLiDAR N.V. Based in Oostende, FLiDAR is a joint venture established between 3E […]

27 September 2012

The Sarens Group ltd. (Wolvertem) and REBO ltd (Oostende) have signed a memorandum of understanding on the Rebo site in Oostende on Tuesday 11th September. In this agreement both partners commit themselves to cooperate intensively in the field of logistics of offshore related assignments. The Rebo site, situated at the Zeewezendock in the port of […]

27 July 2012

REpower Systems SE yesterday afternoon installed the last of the 30 total REpower 6M wind turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank Phase II. The customer for this project is the Belgian offshore project development company C-Power, which was set up by four Belgian investors and counts REpower customers RWE Innogy and EDF […]

20 July 2012

As the Maritime Journal writes, PATCH (Ports Adapting to Change) and Seeports have hosted a one day workshop to explore opportunities in wave and tidal energy sector for small and medium sized ports. Blue Energy Workshop was held at the Port of Ramsgate. Wim Stubbe from the Port of Oostende gave a brief overview of […]

11 July 2012 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Mathematicians in the UK and France have won €1.8 million funding to find ways of more efficiently transporting off-shore wind farms, which would make green energy more affordable. Experts in logistics from the Universities of Portsmouth, Le Havre and Plymouth are looking at reducing the cost of setting up and maintaining off-shore wind farms as […]

10 July 2012

The engineering company NavConsult AWSS GmbH & Co. KG from Brunsbüttel/Germany, completed a comprehensive transport project for offshore wind turbines.   Since the foundation in 2006, the planning, consulting and engineering company NavConsult offers high specialized, individual advices for the maritime industry. The main focus is on the development of tug boats, pontoons and specialized vessels […]

29 June 2012 Business & Finance

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will grant EUR 333 million to finance the Northwind offshore wind power plant. The financial close, which was announced yesterday, will cover the construction and operation of a 216 MW offshore wind farm to be built on a sandbank located 37 km from the port of Ostend on the Belgian coast. This new […]

29 June 2012 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Northwind NV has announced the formal financial close with all key stakeholders and banks for their Northwind Offshore Wind power plant. This ends a series of intense negotiations and deliberations that constitutes one of the largest financial investment transactions in Belgium in recent years. The complex and difficult financial process started in November 2011, and […]

27 June 2012

Cuxport GmbH completed another major order for the plant construction manufacturer REpower Systems SE on 20 June 2012 with the tenth loading operation involving tower segments for offshore wind turbines. The components, which were produced by AMBAU GmbH and transhipped at Cuxport, are destined for the Thornton Bank II & III offshore wind park in […]

25 June 2012

A LEADING Scottish maritime services company has taken delivery of a new offshore wind farm support vessel, further demonstrating its intent to be a major player in the burgeoning worldwide renewables sector. And today (Monday June 25) Maritime Craft Services’ MSC Sirocco  goes straight into service, working on the Thornton Bank Offshore Wind Project in […]

7 June 2012 Ports & Logistics

  Port of Ramsgate will host PATCH’s (Ports Adapting To Change) ‘Blue Energy’ workshop on 22 June 2012, reports Maritime Journal. Seeports strategist Howard Holt is the organizer of the workshop which is similar to the event held in September 2010. The ‘Blue Energy’ workshop will focus on the opportunities for ports from wave and […]

13 April 2012 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Mersen has been chosen by REpower, one of the world's leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines, to supply signal transmission systems for the Thornton Bank wind farm located 28km from the port of Ostend (Belgium). This wind farm will eventually comprise 48 giant wind turbines, each with 6.15 MW in unit capacity-the most […]

6 April 2012

 The Windcat 28, an 18 metre long aluminium catamaran, fresh from Kuipers Woudsend shipyard in the Netherlands is about to head to Greater Gabbard wind farm off the coast of eastern England, North Sea, Break bulk informs. The wind farm, located 25 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, comprising of 140 wind turbines, is under […]

4 April 2012

With the unenviable task of selecting the right boat goes the privilege of leading the designers and yards to build the boats they want. While the hulls are built in different materials and with beam and lengths in various dimensions, the engines, propulsion systems and the fittings remain the choice of the buyer. Even then […]

26 March 2012

Windcat Workboats launched Windcat 28 this month. Windcat 28 is a vessel in the MK 3 series, an 18m aluminium catamaran specifically designed for the offshore wind industry which was built in Kuipers Woudsend ship yard in the Netherlands. Windcat 28 is 18.0m in length over all and has a beam of 6.1m and a […]

12 March 2012

Marine South East will host "Offshore Wind Farm Logistics Event - Reducing Cost through Optimisation" in Ostend, Belgium. Reducing the cost of construction, operations and maintenance is a priority for all wind farm developers. This event will bring together developers, contractors, universities and logistics providers to examine the issues and consider how optimising logistics can […]

8 March 2012

FoundOcean has now completed the offshore foundation grouting at Thornton Bank Offshore Wind Farm Phase II, 30km off the coast of Oostende, Belgium. FoundOcean was contracted to Geosea, the specialist piling and jacket installation arm of the DEME group of companies. The wind farm is owned by Cpower.  Jim Bell, Managing Director for FoundOcean commented, […]

11 January 2012 Ports & Logistics

The Port of Zeebrugge does not deny Ostend its place under the sun when it comes to positioning itself as the place to be for involvement in the offshore wind industry. Yet, it will wholeheartedly welcome the maritime contractor and towage company Jan de Nul, which will construct 16 concrete foundations for a wind farm […]

10 October 2011 Wind Farm Update

All foundations of the offshore wind farm Thornton Bank 2 has been successfully installed off the coast of Belgium. The installation work started in June this year and has been accomplished on schedule. In total, 25 jacket foundations for the wind turbines and one offshore transformer station have been installed 30 kilometres off Oostende in […]

6 July 2011 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

  Sparkling on the horizon from the Belgian seaside resort of Oostende stands the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm. Last week the EWEA team set out to see these turbines – six tall towers which form phase one of the offshore farm’s development – up close and personal. At some 30km from the coast the […]

22 April 2011 Wind Farm Update

Installation of the first foundation structures marks the start of works to extend the Thornton Bank wind farm, located off the Belgian coast. In recent weeks, the underwater area has been prepared. Now works are starting to drive the first steel piles into the sea bed. Each pile is about 40 metres long, and four […]

1 December 2010

This morning, on the premises of the 'AG Haven Oostende' on Esplanadestraat in Ostend, a cooperative agreement is being signed by the University of Ghent and six Flemish enterprises, signalling the start of the FlanSea project - a so-called "blue energy" project that, in the future, is meant to ensure the sustainable and reliable production […]

26 November 2010

REpower to deliver 48 turbines of the 6M type for phases 2 and 3 Biggest project financing in the offshore wind industry Installations planned for 2012 and 2013 respectively REpower Systems AG (WKN 617703) and the Belgian offshore project development company C-Power have signed a contract agreeing the delivery of 48 wind energy turbines of […]

20 October 2010 R&D

Marine Board of the ESF presents vision for marine renewable energies at the EurOCEAN 2010 conference. By 2050 Europe could get up to 50% of its electricity needs from renewable marine sources according to a report presented today by the Marine Board of the European Science Foundation at the EurOCEAN 2010 conference. Marine renewable energies […]

8 October 2010 R&D

Today the Belgian EU Presidency brought together governments and industry to speed up the building of an integrated offshore electricity grid in the North Seas. At a high level conference in Ostend, jointly organised by the Belgium Presidency and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Energy Ministries and industry from North Sea and other EU […]