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1 September 2014 Business & Finance

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has officially announced that it will merge with Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd, the first and largest engineering company in Korea. The merger between Samsung Heavy Industries and Samsung Engineering was decided during their board of directors meeting on September 1 to create a “world-class total solution provider for shipbuilding and onshore […]

29 August 2014 Technology, Wind Farm Update

The companies that installed an innovative foundation on DONG Energy's Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm can mark another great milestone for their businesses after the first offshore wind Suction Bucket Jacket stands at its position. GeoSea carried out the floating load out, transport and installation, while the suction process was done by SPT Offshore. Armour stones will be installed […]

29 July 2014 Wind Farm Update

GeoSea has just finalized the installation of 77 foundations on the DONG Energy Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm. The installation works, including transport from the fabrication yard to the marshalling harbor, have proceeded in record times and finished ahead of schedule. The 77 units consisted of monopiles, weighing between 495 tonnes and 684 tonnes and measuring a diameter […]

19 June 2014 Wind Farm Update

The team behind the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm is celebrating the successful installation of the final turbine at the 389MW project. The 108th turbine was recently hoisted into position by the Sea Installer. John Hill, Project Director for West of Duddon Sands at DONG Energy said: “We’re delighted to have reached this huge […]

22 May 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

Dong Energy has contracted SPT Offshore for the structural and geotechnical design of suction bucket foundations for potentially five transformer substations, namely Burbo Bank Extension, Race Bank and Walney Extension. The 4 suction buckets will potentially form the foundation of 4-leg jackets supporting high-voltage transmission substations weighing approx. 2500 ton each. The water depths vary […]

15 May 2014

DongEnergy Wind Power A/S has contracted SPT Offshore for the installation and installation engineering of the suction buckets for Dong'sdemonstration tripod suction bucket jacket (SBJ) foundation as per of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm. The suction bucket jacket foundation will support a 3.6 MW Siemens wind turbine generator. The local water depth is 25m. […]

2 April 2014 Operations & Maintenance

During the first quarter of 2014, Blue Water has supported Swire Blue Ocean with port services for the Windfarm Installation Vessel (WIV) "Pacific Osprey" in the Port of Liverpool. The vessel has been working at wind farms Walney, Burbo Bank and Rhyl flats in the Irish Sea and Blue Water has had a chance to […]

25 February 2014 Wind Farm Update

Via its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola is making progress on its first major offshore wind power project, the West of Duddon Sands wind farm (WoDS), in the United Kingdom. The company is carrying out this initiative in a joint venture with Danish firm Dong Energy. The first turbines at this offshore wind farm have […]

4 February 2014 Environment

Baker Consultants’ marine acoustics team has won a contract to provide a noise and marine mammal monitoring service during the construction phase of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm. The construction work for the 77 turbine DONG Energy project was won by GeoSea which is using the vessel Pacific Orca for the piling operations […]

3 February 2014 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

The Orange Blue Terminal (OBT) in Eemshaven, Netherlands will handle and store 77 foundation structures required for the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm. The onshore project coordination, project engineering and execution are in the hands of OBT, operated by the Hamburg port service provider, Buss Port Logistics in conjunction with their Dutch partner, Uniteam […]

28 January 2014 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Electricity has been generated for the first time from the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm, a major renewable energy project being developed by ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy in the Irish Sea. Engineers have now installed 42 of the 108 turbines that will make up the overall project. The commissioning process is underway, and […]

22 January 2014

The first of 77 foundations has been installed at Borkum Riffgrund 1 in Germany representing 277 MW when complete. With the beginning of the year 2014 the construction work continued at the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 in the German North Sea, after installation of the offshore substation in the summer 2013. Around 37 […]

7 November 2013

In September, the first turbine was installed at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the East Irish Sea, approximately 14 km from the nearest coast on Walney Island, Cumbria. A total of 108 wind turbines will be installed by the Sea Installer and Pacific Orca, with the wind farm expected to be […]

11 October 2013

As West of Duddon Sands, one of the largest European wind farms, nears completion, global maritime services company Royal Boskalis Westminster, the appointed Transport & Installation (T&I) contractor, reflects on this vast project. The T&I contractor faced technical, operational and logistical challenges, particularly because the wind farm was developed at several locations at the same time. However, despite this the […]

1 October 2013 Wind Farm Update

The first of 108 Siemens 3.6MW turbines has been successfully installed at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, a 50/50 joint venture between DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables. Following the recent milestone of hitting the halfway mark on foundation installation, on Friday 27th September the West of Duddon Sands team completed installation of […]

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 […]

1 August 2013 Wind Farm Update

54 of 108 monopile foundations and transition pieces have now been installed at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, a 50/50 joint venture between DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables. On Saturday 27th July, the West of Duddon Sands team complete installation of the 54th transition piece marking the halfway point in installation of […]

21 May 2013 Business & Finance

Pacific Orca, the world’s largest wind turbine installation vessel, has arrived to the Belfast Harbour, where DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables have built a terminal for the assembly of offshore wind turbines, The Irish News reports. This is another step forward for Belfast Harbour, which dived into the offshore wind market and in that way […]

12 April 2013

As DEME is moving forward with the construction of two Belgian wind farms, GeoSea has secured two new contracts: Westermost Rough in the U.K. and Borkum Riffgrund 1 in Germany. In Belgium, the works on the NORTHWIND offshore wind farm have started while those from C-POWER’S third phase are continuing. The DEME Group is utilizing […]

7 January 2013 Ports & Logistics

Four of the largest wind turbine installation vessels in the world are currently positioned in the Port of Esbjerg, where Blue Water Shipping is acting as agent and handling stevedore assignments. "Sea Installer" is the latest new-build vessel from A2SEA which recently arrived from China to Esbjerg, to be prepared for its first assignment in […]

2 October 2012

In the past 12 months we have seen orders for new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels placed, new builds started and others completed and delivered. These vessels have got bigger and stronger'wlth larger cranes, and higher jacking possibilities. The specifications of almost every dimension have increased. Offshore WIND has spoken to some of the new owners […]

14 September 2012

The Hellas Committee of Germanischer Lloyd (GL) met on Wednesday at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens. The annual Committee Meeting, now a longstanding tradition in its 35th year, very much reflected the mood of the industry, with great challenges foreseen for traditional markets, but opportunities on offer for those with expanding perspectives. The Chairman of […]

5 September 2012

Efficiency, Innovation and Integration, these were the watchwords for the maritime industry of today and the future at the GL Group’s press conference at SMM 2012 in Hamburg yesterday. The members of the media and industry stakeholders who had assembled for the presentations were first addressed by GL Group CEO Erik van der Noordaa, who […]

4 September 2012

In Europe, many offshore projects are planned for deeper waters further from the shore, which requires sailing speeds of up to 13 knots and jacking capabilities for water depths of up to 60 m. Most of the specialised vessels now in operation are classed by GL. GL has accumulated an unrivaled pool of knowledge as […]

26 July 2012

Samsung Heavy Industries announced on the 25th that it had successfully built Pacific Orca, the world’s largest wind farm installation vessel (WIV), and delivered it to SPO (Swire Pacific Offshore), a Singapore-based shipper. The wind farm installation vessel is a new special vessel for which demand is expected to grow as the focus of the […]

1 June 2012

Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) is currently building two sister Windfarm Installation Vessels (WIVs) at the Samsung yard in South Korea. The SBO vessel design focuses on safety, efficiency and reliability and will provide clients with a significantly improved operating weather window. The advanced specification features a usable deck area in excess of 4,000 m2, DP […]