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25 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean's jack-up vessel Pacific Orca is installing the 64th turbine of the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm at a record location. Swire Blue Ocean said the location holds two records for the company as it represents the furthest north spot and the deepest installation with approximately 55 meters in depth. Beatrice Offshore Windfarm […]

16 July 2018 Vessels

Swire Blue Ocean's jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has installed the first of the total of 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm site in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland. 

18 May 2018 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean's jack-up Pacific Orca has arrived in the Port of Esbjerg to load the last four MHI Vestas turbines for Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay.

13 March 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean's wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has arrived at the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, to load the wind turbine components for Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).

15 May 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca arrived some 27 kilometres off Suffolk in the afternoon hours of Sunday, 14 May to kick off the installation of the 56 Siemens 6MW turbines on the 336MW Galloper offshore wind.

4 May 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has arrived to the Peel Ports Great Yarmouth to load Siemens wind turbine components ahead of her first trip to the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm.

25 April 2017 Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Danish steel structures specialist Nicon Industries has completed the mobilisation of the wind turbine installation vessel Pacific Orca in Esbjerg as the jack-up prepares for the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm project.

15 June 2016 Vessels

Pacific Orca has arrived at PD Ports' newly redeveloped £35 million quay at Teesport, where it will be berthed at Number One Quay for several weeks while being fitted with a pile gripper that has been constructed on site. The vessel, owned by Swire Blue Ocean, will then sail away to the Rampion offshore wind farm site to work […]

13 June 2016

Houlder today reported that it is completing assembly of a second set of 256t hydraulic Pile Restraint Arms, which will ensure foundation piles at the Rampion offshore wind site are kept vertical as they are hammered into the seabed. The pile-handling arms will be installed on Swire Blue Ocean's installation vessel Pacific Orca, where they will provide the horizontal restraint required to […]

5 February 2016 Vessels

Jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has arrived at the Port of Esbjerg to carry out the last load-out of monopiles and transition pieces for the Sandbank offshore wind farm. After all 72 foundations are in place, the installation of Siemens 4 MW wind turbines will begin. This will also be done also from the base port in Esbjerg. The 288 […]

21 January 2016 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Pacific Orca is about to complete the foundation installation at Vattenfall's Sandbank offshore wind farm, Swire Blue Ocean reported on its social media pages. In 2014, the company was contracted by Bilfinger to provide a vessel for the installation of 72 foundations at the Sandbank wind farm site. The offshore wind farm, located 90 kilometers west of the German island Sylt, is set […]

3 October 2014

Year of build: 2012  Design: Knud E. Hansen  LOA: 160.90m  Gross tonnage: 24,586t  Deck area: 4,300m²   Variable Load: Payload available to Charterers: 6,600 T  Max water depth: 60 M (Maximum Leg Protrusion 80 M below the hull)  Crane type: Amclyde ATL-60, wrap around the starboard aft leg  Max lifting capacity: 1,200 T @ 31 […]

31 July 2014

Today, a large installation jack up vessel, the Pacific Orca, is arrived at BOW terminal. The Pacific Orca perform their demobilization after its installation of 77 foundations for offshore wind project Borkum Riffgrund 1. Large installation tools and sea fastening will be removed from the deck. After that they will start immediately at the BOW […]

4 December 2012

In November, Blue Water Shipping acted as agent for the world's largest wind turbine installation vessel "Pacific Orca", which was undergoing minor adjustments at Lindoe Industrial Park before duty calls. Blue Water Shipping was responsible for coordination with the port authorities as well as with the customs authorities, transport of the ship's crew in connection […]

27 July 2012

Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Limited (“SPO”), the parent company of Swire Blue Ocean A/S, today took delivery of Pacific Orca, the world’s largest windfarm installation vessel (“WIV”), from Samsung Heavy Industries (“SHI”). The vessel will be deployed to provide service for the Danish utility company DONG Energy. The vessel’s particulars include a length of […]

18 February 2011

Vattenfall’s German offshore project DanTysk has signed a contract on a vessel for the transportation and installation of 80 wind turbines. The installation vessel, Pacific Orca, is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea to be delivered in 2012. Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München will build the DanTysk offshore wind farm as a joint […]

25 September 2018 Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean’s Pacific Orca has installed 20 out of 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland.

23 July 2018 Wind Farm Update

Pacific Orca installed the fourth Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbine at the Beatrice offshore wind farm site on 23 July. 

2 July 2018 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Wind turbine installation vessel Pacific Orca arrived at Nigg Energy Park on 28 June, according to the vessel's AIS data, as the Beatrice wind turbine installation team is set to start erecting the first Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines at the project site off Scotland.

9 April 2018 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has started installing wind turbine towers on Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay.

10 October 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has installed 28 out of 56 turbines at the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm, innogy reported via social media.

27 September 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean's wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has installed the twenty-fourth out of fifty-six turbines at the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk.

17 May 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Siemens team onboard the wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has installed the first of the fifty-six 6MW Siemens turbines on the 336MW Galloper wind farm off Suffolk.

31 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

The Beatrice offshore wind farm has produced 587.9MW of capacity, which represents the highest output from renewable sources in Scotland to date. According to Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), the 588MW project reached the double milestone this week. To remind, the last of 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines at the Beatrice wind farm was commissioned in the […]

14 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has installed the last of the total of 84 turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK. According to the project's latest Notice to Mariners, 78 of the 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines have so far been commissioned. Commissioning works are being carried out using a combination of […]

9 May 2019 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Global Port Services has completed pre-assembly activities for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm at the Port of Nigg in Scotland. Siemens Gamesa awarded Global Port Services with a contract for onshore crane and logistics operations which covered the provision of heavy lift crawler cranes under contract lift, SPMTs and associated lifting personnel for all loading/offloading, […]