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1 February 2013 Wind Farm Update

On January 23rd 2013, the MV “EIT PALMINA” commenced the West of Duddon Sands project for WindForceOffshore/Dong. Combi Lift was awarded the project in August of 2012 as the flexibility of the fleet ensured the client guaranteed delivery of the heavy lift vessel with a very narrow window. In 22 consecutive voyages the MV “EIT […]

30 January 2013 Technology

As DONG Energy, A2SEA and Siemens announced the installation of the first two 6-MW wind turbines at the Gunfleet Sands III site, Siemens has published a video that shows this pioneering work: The 6 megawatt wind turbine from Siemens has already been tested onshore at Høvsøre test center and at Østerild test center in Denmark, […]

30 January 2013 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Together with its partner DONG Energy, Siemens has at the same time pulled off a double pioneering feat: with the very first deployment of the new installation vessel, two Siemens wind turbines of the six-megawatt class complete with rotor star were installed in the record time of under 24 hours each in the offshore demonstration […]

28 January 2013 Wind Farm Update

During the end of last week, the quay of our site in Aalborg hummed with activity more than usual as employees from Bladt and OffshoreWindForce were working to achieve a successful load-out of the first five of a total of 108 foundations for Dong Energy and Scottishpower Renewables’ West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. […]

23 January 2013 Operations & Maintenance

West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, a 50-50 joint venture between DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables, has launched its campaign to recruit thirty skilled local workers for its operations and maintenance (O&M) team in Barrow-in-Furness. Work is now underway on a state-of-the-art Operations and Maintenance facility in Barrow, which will act as the base […]

11 January 2013

FoundOcean has been awarded a major offshore wind farm grouting contract in European waters by Offshore Wind Force, a joint venture of Dutch-based contractors Volker Stevin Offshore and Boskalis Offshore. The West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm is being constructed by DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables in the east Irish Sea, approximately 14km from […]

2 November 2012

Today, the full size transition piece mock-up for West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm was successfully upended at Bladt facilities in Aalborg, Denmark, and on Wednesday, the transition piece mock-up for Borkum Riffgrund 01 project will be upended  - also in Aalborg. Bladt Industries’ scope of delivery on the two projects is to manufacture […]

30 October 2012 Wind Farm Update

The first phase of offshore construction at DONG Energy’s Gunfleet Sands Demonstration Project is now complete following installation of the two monopiles and transition pieces. Work on connecting the offshore and onshore elements of the project has now also reached the halfway point. Marking an important milestone in the development of this ground breaking test […]

4 October 2012 Jobs & Recruitment, R&D

A wind farm off South Carolina’s coast could generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in wages and state and local government revenues, a Clemson University study says. A report by Clemson University’s Restoration Institute and Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs details the extent of South Carolina’s wind-energy industry in 2012 […]

29 August 2012

On Friday afternoon, August 24, the employees at Bladt finished the two transition pieces that the company has fabricated for DONG Energy. The two 350 tonnes transition pieces and the monopiles, each 406 tonnes of weight, make up the foundations for two of Siemens’ new 6 MW wind turbines that will be tested at Gunfleet […]

15 August 2012 Operations & Maintenance

Seajacks Zaratan, the newest addition to Seajacks’ self-propelled jack-up fleet, was contracted to perform Operation and Maintenance (O&M) work on the Gunfleet Sands offshore windfarm, jointly owned by DONG Energy (50.1%) and Marubeni Corporation (49.9%). This was the first job for Seajacks Zaratan, which was delivered by Lamprell Energy in May of this year. The […]

19 July 2012 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Dutch based Offshore Windforce (OWF) has awarded Ulstein Idea Equipment Solutions BV the contract for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of 2 pile gripper frames for the West Duddon Sands wind farm installation project. The pile gripper frames will be installed on board jack-up units and used to support mono-piles when placed onto the […]

13 June 2012 Grid Connection

JDR Cable Systems has won its first ever offshore wind farm export wire supply contract. Danish developer Dong has selected the subsea inter-array specialist to manufacture a 12km medium-voltage link for the two-turbine Gunfleet Sands demonstrator. The cable is being produced in JDR’s Hartlepool facilities and will be finished by the end of next month […]

14 May 2012 Grid Connection

Dong Energy, Fredericia (Denmark) and Nexans Deutschland have signed a contract for the delivery and installation of medium-voltage submarine cables for the West of Duddon Sands wind farm. The order for the wind farm located 15 kilometres west of Walney Island comprises 122 kilometres of submarine cable for connecting the individual wind turbines both with […]

30 March 2012 Business & Finance

On November 1st, 2011 Marubeni Corporation acquired a 49.9% stake in DONG Energy’s 172MW Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm, with arrangements for the project financing of Marubeni’s equity portion being initiated. Marubeni announce that on March 30, the project financing, utilizing Overseas Untied Loan Insurance provided by Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, was completed. With […]

27 March 2012 Business & Finance

Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI; Chairman: Takashi Suzuki) has decided to provide Overseas Untied Loan Insurance for Offshore Wind Power Projects in UK participated by Marubeni Corporation (“MC”) of Japan. The MC’s subsidiary, MC GFS Investment Company Limited, has been extended non-recourse loans, and NEXI’s insurance is provided for the financing. This project will […]

28 February 2012

IBERDROLA Chairman Ignacio Galán met today with IBERDROLA Group professionals at the 10th annual meeting with employees. At the meeting, Galán discussed the projects to be carried out in 2012. Highlights here included ongoing deployment of smart grids in Spain, which will be extended to a further 11 areas in 2012, and will entail the […]

1 February 2012

Sustainability and efficiency are increasingly at the center of industrial development around the world. Assessments of companies’ performance no longer focus purely on commercial factors, but also take into account their use of energy and raw materials. Today’s investors clearly favor enterprises that use sustainable and efficient technologies. HANNOVER MESSE 2012, which runs from 23 […]

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 […]

8 November 2011 Jobs & Recruitment

EDUCATION and training providers from across the region came together at a special event to discuss the future employment... (scarborougheveningnews) [mappress] Source: scarborougheveningnews, November 08, 2011; Image: offshorewindnc

1 November 2011 Business & Finance

On September 1st 2011 Marubeni Corporation and DONG Energy entered into an agreement whereby Marubeni acquires a 49.9% stake in the 172MW Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm. Completion of the transaction was conditional on, inter alia, certain matters relating to financing. The transaction has today been completed. The information provided in this announcement does not […]

18 September 2011 Environment

Oyster fishermen supplying top Michelin-starred restaurants have warned that plans to extend a wind farm will attract thousands of starfish... (telegraph) [mappress] Source: telegraph, September 19, 2011

2 September 2011

  Marubeni Corporation has entered into an agreement with DONG Energy whereby Marubeni acquires a 49.9% stake in the 172MW Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm. Marubeni will pay to DONG Energy a cash consideration of approx. GBP 200 million for the 49.9% stake in Gunfleet Sands. Completion of the transaction is conditional on, inter alia, […]

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 […]

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 […]

18 July 2011 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Thousands of hi-tech manufacturing jobs could be created along the banks of the River Humber as negotiations to bring further wind turbine... (yorkshirepost) [mappress] Source: yorkshirepost, July 18, 2011;