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  • 1 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy and Siemens have deployed a maintenance team to exchange gearboxes and main bearings on two of the turbines at the 173MW Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm off the Essex coast. The maintenance work is being carried out using Ziton’s jack-up vessel Wind Pioneer, DONG confirmed to Offshore WIND. The Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm consists of […]

  • 27 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) has decided to co-invest with Marubeni Corporation in the UK’s Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farms 1 and 2. According to the DBJ site, the bank and Marubeni will each own 24.95 percent stake in the offshore wind farms while Dong Energy will retain its majority ownership share of 50.1 […]

  • 22 December 2011

    DONG Energy is pursuing efforts to find the Gunfleet Sands Wind Farm constructor. This offshore wind farm engineering contract consists of adjustment of J-tubes and tightening of immersed seals on offshore wind farm(s). Contractor is responsible for: – Development, production and test of tool to raise and adjust the J-tubes at hang-off; – Adjusting J-tubes […]

  • 22 February 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    One of the workers on board the Wind Pioneer jack up vessel at the Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm was injured during the weekend. The unfortunate man had suffered a lacerated leg and was flown to Colchester Hospital by Air Sea Rescue helicopter, according to ITV. “A crew member on the DBB-owned jack-up vessel ‘Wind Pioneer’ – on […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Subsea works on the inter array and export cables at locations of four UK’s offshore wind farms are about to commence. Divers from the Dive Support Vessels ‘HBC SUPPORTER’ and ‘TERRAMARE 1’ will carry out construction works on subsea cables inside the perimeter of the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. The works will […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has completed confined space and structural inspection works at the Gunfleet Sands Windfarm Offshore Substation. The inspection was carried out on behalf of Transmission Investment and TC Gunfleet Sands OFTO Ltd. SMC Operations Director, Dean Coates, said: “We were extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with Transmission Investment on this […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education, Wind Farm Update

    National Wind Farm Training Centres (NWFTC) has won a contract from DONG Energy to provide rescue training services to the team working at the 172MW Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm off the coast of Essex. NWFTC will be delivering courses in Advanced Rescue together with GWO accredited courses in First Aid, Manual Handling, Sea Survival, […]

  • 9 February 2011

    Grontmij in the Netherlands has developed a concept known as the Sand wind turbine, according to which wind turbines are able to generate energy to transport sand, through pipelines, to the shoreline. Grontmij is further elaborating this concept with the Dutch Department of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat). Other market parties may become […]

  • 31 October 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Sunset at West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, seen almost a year ago.  Following yesterday’s official launch of the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, it is nice to remember the good old times, especially some beautiful moments like the one caught on camera by Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) Ltd, […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    A rock placement vessel ‘Seahorse’ is now at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm site and will start to lay rocks as a scour protection around all of the turbine bases. ‘Maersk Responder’ is currently in Liverpool for mobilisation and can be expected to arrive on site early next week to carry out […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Grid Connection

    Ofgem appointed Blue Transmission as the preferred bidder to own and operate the offshore transmission links to the West of Duddon Sands windfarm. Blue Transmission, a consortium comprising Macquarie Capital Group Limited, 3i BIFL Investments Limited and Frontier Power Limited, was selected by Ofgem through a competitive process in which bidders compete to become offshore […]

  • 29 April 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Seabed levels around the five turbines fitted with Tyre Filled Net (TFN) scour remediation system units at the 60MW Scroby Sands offshore wind farm have risen, Norfolk Marine Ltd, the developer of the system, reports. Monitoring has shown that pile stability has increased as the scour pits have filled with naturally occurring sediments trapped within the TFN […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: SEA INSTALLER working on wind turbine installation at West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. A2SEA’s jack-up vessel SEA INSTALLER completed the installation of 108 wind turbines at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm at the beginning of this month. Commissioning work is now well underway and is expected to be […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    The terms regarding the divestment of the transmission assets relating to Gunfleet Sands I and II have now been agreed between DONG Energy and the purchaser TC Gunfleet Sands OFTO Limited (Transmission Capital Partners) at the sum of GBP 49.5 million. The financial closure of the transaction has been completed and the assets have been […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    CWind, a provider of integrated services to the wind industry, has won a 3-year contract to supply crew transfer services during the operations and maintenance (O&M) phase at Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm (OWF) off the coast of Essex. The CWind Challenger will be transferring technicians and equipment to the wind farm for the next […]

  • 18 April 2013
    R&D, Technology

    The two next-generation Siemens 6MW offshore wind turbines at the Gunfleet Sands demonstration project in the UK have produced the first power. DONG Energy will use Siemens 6MW wind turbines commercially for the first time at Westermost Rough off the Yorkshire coast in the United Kingdom and has recently entered an agreement with Siemens to […]

  • 28 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Japanese utility JERA has agreed to acquire a 24.95% equity interest in the Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm in the UK from Marubeni Corporation.

  • 11 December 2014

    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 […]

  • 26 August 2014

    CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, have signed a three year contract to provide crew and equipment transfer for DONG Energy and Scottish Power at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. The contract, which includes an optional extension for a further 2 year period, is valued to CWind […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    West of Duddon Sands, a joint venture owned by DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables, has signed an agreement for the sale of transmission assets to WoDS Transmission plc. WoDS Transmission plc is owned by a consortium comprising of Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Limited and 3i Infrastructure plc. The transmission assets hold an asset value of GBP 269 million (DKK […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Grid Connection

    Tendring Council has approved the Dong Energy’s plans to lay cables for two test wind turbines, according to Clacton Gazette. The cable will connect wind turbines at the Gunfleet Sand wind farm to the substation at the Veolia Water Site. It will surface at Clacton’s Martello Bay coach park. Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm consists […]

  • 7 June 2018

    E.ON has revamped the Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm Visitor Centre in Great Yarmouth, the UK.

  • 3 July 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy has granted CWind a two-year extension to its existing three-year crew transfer vessel contract at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.

  • 19 July 2011
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Ofgem E Serve has today announced that TC Gunfleet Sands OFTO Limited (Transmission Capital Partners) has secured a licence to operate the high voltage link to the Gunfleet Sands wind farm. TC Gunfleet Sands OFTO Limited can now operate the £49.5 million link to the onshore grid for a period of 20 years. The wind […]

  • 16 June 2011

      DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables, part of the Iberdrola Group, have decided to go ahead with the construction of the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea in a 50/50-partnership. The total cost of construction is up to GBP 1.6 billion (approx. DKK 14 billion), which includes the cost to […]