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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy UK Ltd. and Ziton A/S have signed the contract for the upgrade of blades at the West of Duddon Sands wind farm offshore the UK. Under the contract, Ziton will provide a turnkey solution to upgrade the blades of the wind farm's 108 turbines. The upgrade of the blades will be […]
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.
E.ON has revamped the Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm Visitor Centre in Great Yarmouth, the UK.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Norfolk Marine Ltd has completed a bathymetric survey of five turbine foundations at the 60MW Scroby Sands offshore wind farm. The company used its WFS & Survey vessel the Norfolk Swift to carry out the survey. This was the final section of works within a contract to install the company’s TFN Scour Protection System to the foundations supporting some […]
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 […]
Norfolk Marine Ltd has installed its Tyre Filled Net (TFN) Scour Remediation System at E.ON’s Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm. The system has been installed on 5 monopile foundations at the site to provide protection against further scouring of the seabed at the foundation bases. After extensive testing and development, including scale modelling at HR Wallingford’s new Fast Flow […]
Norfolk Marine Ltd has completed the first phase of a three year framework agreement with E.on Climate & Renewables UK Offshore Wind Ltd to provide subsea inspection services to Scroby Sands offshore wind farm. A full assessment of the condition of all subsea structures on the site is being carried out to ensure the long term […]
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 […]
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 […]
Iberdrola has published its interim results for the half year to the end of June, which show that group's EBITDA rose by 5.7% % and its renewables business EBITDA was boosted by increased capacity from West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. "In the first half of 2015 Iberdrola invested more than £2 million each and every day to keep […]
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 […]
At the Scroby Sands wind farm off the east coast of England, a strategic decision has been made to internalise the operations and maintenance (O&M) of its offshore wind turbines. So when the gearboxes on three turbines were coming to the end of their working lives, Scroby Sands needed to arrange the servicing of their […]
Boskalis Offshore worked on the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm located 14 kilometers off Walney Island. The company was responsible for the post-lay installation of scour protection around 108 monopiles. 92,000 TE of 9 – 18” armour rock was installed through the side dump unit of DP fallpipe vessel Seahorse. [mappress mapid="14722"] Offshore WIND […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Offshore WIND's photo of the day: M/V Developer, a crew transfer vessel, working at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. M/V Developer is a 27-meter crew transfer vessel, equipped with 4 engines for high redundancy. The vessel is owned by Northern Offshore Services AB (NOS), a Sweden-based crew transfer vessel owner and operator specializing in the […]
The cable repair barge 'Vetag 8' is in Liverpool waiting for its next job on wind energy project located offshore Barrow-in-Furness. Along with the two support tugs 'MTS Valiant' and 'Multrasalvor 3', the barge will be mobilized in the Lune deep/Heysham lake area to repair the damaged West of Duddon Sands export cable. All of […]
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 […]