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VBMS today shared photos of its three cable-laying vessels: Stemat Spirit, Ndurance and Ndeavor, currently carrying out the inter-array and export cable installation project at the Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK.
Seaway Heavy Lifting's crane vessel Oleg Strashnov has installed the offshore substation on the 336MW Galloper wind farm situated in the outer Thames Estuary, some 27 kilometres off the Suffolk coast.
The offshore substation for the 336MW Galloper wind farm, built at Heerema Fabrication Group's Hartlepool yard, has sailed away to the installation site in the outer Thames Estuary, some 27 kilometres off the Suffolk coast.
Swedish cable systems provider MCT Brattberg has supplied the cable penetration seals for the offshore substation built by Heerema Fabrication Group for the 336MW Galloper wind farm project off Suffolk.
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 […]
Fourteen years ago in 2002 the Sif Group made 80 monopiles for the Horns Rev wind farm off the Danish coast near Esbjerg. These piles were four metres in diameter, the thickness of the steel was five centimetres, and they weighed between 180-230 tonnes depending on their length. In 2016, Offshore WIND was invited to visit the new Sif Group production, storage and load-out terminal built on Maasvlakte 2, the new area of reclaimed land extending the Port of Rotterdam even further out into the Southern part of the North Sea.
MPI Offshore's wind turbine installation vessel MPI Discovery has arrived at the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm and is getting ready to start installing first MHI Vestas turbines at the site.
Last weekend, Vroon's DP2 platform supply vessel (PSV) VOS Prime carried out a supply run to the wind turbine installation vessel MPI Discovery at the Rampion offshore wind farm in the UK, where MPI Discovery is at work until later this month.
With Offshore WIND heading towards the launch of its International Business Guide (IBG) 2017, the Business Focus articles will update you on the companies listed in our IBG that appeared in the news over the past few weeks. Bladt Industries The last jacket foundations manufactured by Bladt Industries for the Wikinger offshore wind farm are now […]
Jack-up vessels MPI Discovery and Pacific Orca have completed the installation of 116 turbine foundations at the 400MW Rampion wind farm off Sussex, E.ON reports. The installation has been completed on schedule, E.ON said. Work to install the first foundations began in early February and was put on hold, as planned, during the Black Bream spawning […]
Cost-cutting. A combination of words warmly greeted in the offshore wind industry and for that matter also the outcome of marine service provider Houlder’s pile upending tool recently delivered for work on the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm development, off the Sussex coast in the English Channel. Construction of the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm has commenced and the first offshore foundation […]
E.ON's Rampion Project Team has completed piling work on 55 out of 116 foundations on the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm, off the coast of Sussex, UK. The update on the project was revealed in E.ON's apology to residents living near the Sussex coastline who once again complained about suffering sleepless nights recently due to a 'thumping noise' […]
On Tuesday, the installation of foundations at the Rampion offshore wind farm kept awake some of the people living in the area, resulting in several complaints received by E.ON, the project developer. According to BBC, loud thumping noise coming from the offshore construction site had awoken some of the residents after midnight and disturbed their sleep for […]
Piling work to install wind turbine foundations at the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm has recommenced this week, following the black bream spawning season coming to a close, E.ON said. 20 monopile foundations, each weighing between 500 and 800 tonnes depending on water depth, have already been installed and over the next four to five months […]
Swire Blue Ocean has signed a contract with Siemens to provide a wind farm installation vessel for the installation of 84 Siemens 7MW wind turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm. The company said the latest contract adds to the pipeline of projects that it has secured for its fleet of wind farm installation vessels, namely Pacific Osprey […]
UK marine engineering company Houlder has delivered the first of two offshore pile upending tools for the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm development, off the Sussex coast. Through wireless auto-engagement, the tools help reduce crane times and installation costs while keeping personnel away from hazardous deck locations. The remote controlled hook-up and release system engages […]
The last of the 72 foundations for the 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm was installed last Friday with the help of Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems, the company which was in charge of transporting and installing the monopile foundations and transition pieces. The foundation installation works started in summer of 2015 off the German North Sea coastline, in a […]
Last week saw the inaugural opening ceremony of Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm, for which Baker Consultants provided noise and marine mammal monitoring services. "This is a fantastic achievement for all involved and we are proud of Baker Consultants’ role in this," Baker Consultants said. In August 2013, the construction of the wind farm started with the […]
Nordergründe The 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind farm reached financial closure. The project developer WPD announced that it has secured funding for the next €410m phase of the wind farm. The funding includes loans from KfW IPEX-Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) and equity from WPD. Nordergründe will have 18 Senvion turbines installed 16km off the German coast in the Weser Estatuary, in water depths varying from […]
In the German part of the North Sea, Bilfinger is installing 72 foundations for the Sandbank Wind Farm. Blue Water’s stevedore department in Esbjerg is responsible for the loading operations. The foundations, consisting of a monopile and a transition piece, are transported to Esbjerg on Bilfinger’s barges and picked up again by the installation vessel Pacific […]
Wagenborg has transported a so-called Pile Gripper Tool from Middelburg to Esbjerg where it was fitted on a wind turbine installation ship, Pacific Orca. The manufacture and transportation of the Pile Gripper Tool, including a hydraulic HSD-frame, took around three months. After driving the Pile Gripper out of the construction hall, Wagenborg placed the Pile Gripper upon prepositioned construction […]
The main interview in this edition covers Van Oord Offshore who has recently taken delivery of their new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Aeolus. We now look at what three other companies operating these types of vessels are thinking about now and for in the future. Depending on your definition of a WTIV there are […]
Full power output has been achieved more than two months ahead of schedule from West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm, a major renewable energy project which has been developed by ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy in the Irish Sea. The news came on the day that the 389 megawatt (MW) windfarm was officially opened by […]
As governmental bodies are trying to protect the marine life, companies are facing more regulations and restrictions on the offshore installations. During the foundation installation, hydraulic impact hammers create a lot of noise harmful to marine mammals as well as to other sea life. Hamburg-based engineering and services company, Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems, developed […]
Swire Blue Ocean A/S has signed a key contract with engineering and services group Bilfinger for the provision of an installation vessel to support the installation of 72 foundations on the Sandbank Offshore Windpark. Seventy-two foundations will be installed in the seabed with Swire Blue Ocean's installation vessel in waters that are up to 34 […]
Swire Blue Ocean A/S has signed a key contract with an EPCI contractor, Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects bv and will provide a wind farm installation vessel to work together with Van Oord's own wind farm transport and installation vessel Aeolus on the installation of the 150 foundations and wind turbine generators on the Gemini […]