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Offshore service vessel Seazip 3 has performed the first-ever autonomous maneuvering trials in the Dutch North Sea as part of the Autonomous Shipping joint industry project. The fast crew supply (FCS) vessel was outfitted with collision avoidance technology and took part in 11 nautical scenarios on 19 and 20 March offshore Den Helder to determine how it would […]
Turkey’s Cemre Shipyard has shared a timelapse video showing the construction of Ørsted’s service operation vessel (SOV) Wind of Change.
Archaeologists working for Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group developing Norfolk’s largest offshore wind farms, have recovered evidence in the North Sea which is hoped will tell a more detailed story of ‘Doggerland’, the submerged landscape which was flooded more than 8,000 years ago.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has shared a timelapse video of the jack-up vessel Bold Tern installing an MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW wind turbine on a suction bucket jacket foundation at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm in the German North Sea.
Vattenfall is currently installing eleven MHI Vestas wind turbines on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, including the two of the most powerful wind turbines in the world.
Statoil has shared a timelapse video of a heavy lift vessel Oleg Strashnov installing a 1,700-tonne topside onto a jacket on Dudgeon bank off Norfolk, UK. The topside and the jacket were built by Sembmarine SLP in Lowestoft and now form an offshore substation which once commissioned will collect and transform power generated at the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm. The topside was […]
Statoil has shared a timelapse video of one of 67 foundations for the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm being installed in the UK part of the North Sea. The wind farm is located some 32 kilometres north of Cromer, off the coast of Norfolk. The crane vessel Oleg Strashnov has been installing foundations for the wind farm […]
In December, Alstom inaugurated its plants in Saint-Nazaire, dedicated to assembling nacelles and producing generators for the Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine. The construction of two plants, located in the port of Saint-Nazaire, commenced in 2013. The video below introduces the only offshore wind plants in France made of timelapse images and drone footage. Offshore […]
From 2012 to 2014, a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy was constructing the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm, located approximately 15km off Walney Island, Cumbria, in the Irish Sea in the UK. The West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm comprises 108 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 389MW […]
Last week a wind turbine tower section fell on a vehicle at Belfast Harbour, writes Belfast Telegraph. Northern Ireland’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the independent work-related health and safety regulator, is investigating this incident where, fortunately, no one was hurt. Siemens and Dong Energy have been using Belfast Harbour to assemble turbine components for […]
PGE’s planned offshore wind farm on the Baltic Sea will be connected to the national grid by PSE Operator, Poland’s transmission system operator. Namely, the company announced on Friday that it agrees to link the 1045.5MW project, which is one of three PGE’s planned offshore wind farms, Reuters writes. The wind farm is expected to […]
Even after 67 years, the memory of Normandy’s bloodied waters is still with Major Roy E. Eddy. The 87-year-old war veteran from Mississauga was just 20 on June 6, 1944, when he piloted a landing craft filled with soldiers on Juno Beach. Most of them he never saw again. Eddy — who has returned to […]
The KFELS MPSEP vessel will be deployed for foundation works at DanTysk in the German Sector of the North Sea, starting 4Q2012. Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is pleased to announce that a contract from the joint-venture Aarsleff Bilfinger Berger (ABJV) Dan Tysk, worth in excess of EUR 35 million, has been secured for SEAFOX […]
Kingston mayor Mark Gerretsen is fuming over the provincial government’s recent decision to suspend all off-shore wind turbine projects in… (emckingston) [mappress] Source: emckingston, March 03, 2011
Scott Jennings, president of PSEG Global, issued the following statement regarding Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announcing an initiative to facilitate siting, leasing and construction of offshore wind projects off the Atlantic Coast: “This is welcome news, a promising step forward. Secretary Salazar should be commended for taking this initiative to reduce red […]
Under the name BOW Terminal (Breakbulk and Offshore Wind Terminal), a new terminal has been developed in the seaport of Vlissingen, part of Zeeland Seaports, to support the construction of wind farms at sea. The terminal in Westhofhaven has an ideal location to serve as operating base for the preparatory work needed for the construction […]
By Stefano Santoni – Product & Market Manager, Wind Energy & Heavy Duty Division – DAVI. According to the report of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the global offshore wind market experienced a growth of 4.49GW of new capacity in 2018. The Global Wind Report acknowledges that nowadays there’s a total of 23GW of offshore […]
A new research project is looking into ways to remove monopile foundations in a sustainable way. Currently, offshore monopiles are removed by cutting them off several metres below the seabed, which leaves behind tonnes of steel buried in the seabed. The Hydraulic Pile Extraction Scale Tests (HyPE-ST) project aims at developing innovative and smart technology […]
Polish grid operator Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) has specified the connection conditions for the Bałtyk I offshore wind farm, which would allow the project to be built to its full capacity of 1,560MW. Bałtyk I is being jointly developed by Polenergia and Equinor, who acquired a 50% stake in the project last year, after having signed the agreement to […]
Polenergia and Equinor have secured an additional 240MW of capacity for their 600MW Bałtyk Środkowy II offshore wind project in Poland. The capacity boost is part of the terms that the two companies secured from Polish grid operator Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) for establishing a power link between the project and the grid, a spokesperson for Polenergia told […]
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will reschedule public meetings for the 800MW Vineyard Wind wind projects offshore Massachusetts ”very soon”, according to David Bernhardt, the Interior Department’s Acting Secretary. As previously reported, BOEM postponed public meetings scheduled for January due to the government shutdown. BOEM will use carryover funds which were previously appropriated […]
Fugro will commence geophysical surveys at the Ocean Wind project offshore New Jersey this month, according to the project’s Notice to Mariners. Fugro’s 170-foot research vessel R/V Enterprise will carry out the investigations off the Atlantic and Cape May counties within the Northern section of the Ocean Wind lease area. The estimated duration of the works […]
It has somewhat become business as usual for the offshore wind industry to mark record-breaking activities every year and 2018 was no different. We bring you a selection of five of the most notable 2018 record-breakers:
The Offshore WIND editorial staff brings the most read articles in 2018 chosen by you, our readers.
Ørsted has submitted a bid to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) for the construction of its Ocean Wind offshore wind project in response to the state’s request for proposals.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced a possible postponement of the public meetings related to the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project due to a lapse in funding.