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  • 8 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has loaded the last five Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines destined for the Beatrice offshore wind farm. Pacific Orca has been picking up the turbines in sets of five at the Nigg port, Siemens Gamesa’s pre-assembly base, and installing them at the site 13km off the Caithness coast in the UK. According […]

  • 5 March 2020
    Vessels

    Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up Pacific Orca has been equipped with a mobile workshop to facilitate onboard maintenance of nacelles during the maintenance and service agreement with Siemens Gamesa. This new workshop will enable Siemens Gamesa’s Heavy Lift team to repair various types of nacelles directly at the offshore locations. This option is expected to make […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 March 2011
    Business & Finance

    Swire Blue Ocean’s parent company, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd., is pleased to announce that it has executed its option with Samsung Heavy Industries (Samsung) in Korea to build a second Windfarm Installation Vessel. The new vessel, Pacific Osprey, will be the same specification as Pacific Orca, currently under construction at Samsung and delivering […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Swire Blue Ocean has completed the first operations under a recently signed offshore maintenance and service agreement with Siemens Gamesa. As previously reported, Siemens Gamesa and SBO signed a long-term charter agreement for the jack-up vessel Pacific Orca. The charter has been running since June 2019 and will end in February 2021. The agreement covers wind […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel Oleg Strashnov has installed the 86th and final jacket foundation on the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland.

  • 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.

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Lars Blicher, CEO and Director at Swire Blue Ocean, resigned from the position on 16 November.

  • 9 August 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    SEA INSTALLER has finished installation of foundations at the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm. She is now mobilising for installation of WTGs. The mobilisation takes place in Vlissingen, Holland. Afterwards, she will continue with the installation of 108 WTGs. The work is being carried out by two of the world’s most advanced installation vessels: Swire […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has installed two-thirds of a total of 84 turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm. The vessel installed 56 of the 7MW Siemens Gamesa turbines last week and has 28 to go, according to Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL). ***MILESTONE*** We’re ending the week with two thirds of […]

  • 30 April 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up Pacific Orca installed 77 out of 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines on the Beatrice wind farm offshore Scotland as of 29 April, with seven more turbines left to be installed. 73 of the turbines installed in the Outer Moray Firth were commissioned, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL), owner and developer of […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 30 April 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    Belgium Considers Hitting Offshore Wind Reset Button Belgium’s Secretary for the North Sea Philippe De Backer has suggested that the government should revoke concessions granted to three offshore wind projects and instead carry out a tendering procedure similar to those in Germany, Denmark or the Netherlands, according to local media. Bourbon to Install First French […]

  • 16 August 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Nine Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines have so far been installed on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) said.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.