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This year, as part of its new offshore logistics concept, Siemens is scheduled to begin utilizing its first two Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) commissioned specifically for the Butendiek and Baltic II offshore wind projects in Germany. SOVs are a standalone unit featuring enough space for accommodation and storage of spare parts. Gangway systems allow for […]
Vattenfall has awarded Siemens Energy an order for 72 Model SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines for its new Sandbank offshore wind farm. The project is being erected 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt in water depths between 25 and 37 meters within the exclusive economic zone off the German North Sea coast. A pioneering service […]
Associated British Ports (ABP) commented on today's announcement by Siemens. Siemens is investing £160 million across the two locations and its port partner ABP is investing a further £150 million in the Green Port Hull development. The companies will be submitting planning applications to Hull City Council and East Riding Council over the next few […]
Ørsted’s newly built service operation vessel (SOV) Wind of Change has arrived in Emden, Germany, from where the vessel will soon start servicing offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. Wind of Change is expected to enter full operations and start working on the Borkum Riffgrund 1 & 2 and Gode Wind 1 & 2 […]
DEME Group’s new DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion has been outfitted with a helideck. Orion was launched at the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China in November last year, while the 216.5m long vessel is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019. The vessel will be deployed for the construction of the largest offshore wind farms, servicing […]
We bring you the ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of April. Jan De Nul Orders Mega Jack-Up Jan De Nul Group has ordered the Voltaire, its third jack-up installation vessel, at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China, in preparation for the wind turbines of the future. First UK Offshore Wind Farm […]
Leask Marine’s vessel C-Fenna has completed wave buoy works on the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK. The vessel completed wave rider recovery and deployment operations for Fugro GB, who performed a variety of maintenance service operations on each buoy at the 1.2GW offshore wind project. Each buoy was retrieved onto the deck for servicing and […]
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Eolien Maritime France (EMF) have signed a framework agreement with the objective of supplying and servicing offshore wind turbines with a capacity of approximately 1,000MW for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects currently under development. Both projects are expected to use SWT-7.0-154 DD offshore wind turbines and are […]
The Jones Act in US offshore wind: challenge or opportunity? The Jones Act, long seen as a challenge for the US offshore wind industry, could potentially be an opportunity for the sector, experts have said. “I like to look at the Jones Act as an incentive for shipyards, not an impediment,” said Joan Bondareff, chair […]
Innogy has contracted Esvagt to provide its service operation vessel (SOV) Esvagt Froude for the construction of the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. The contract will see Esvagt Froude support the construction of the project's 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines, scheduled to be installed between the beginning of next year and the end […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a long term time charter with Falcon Global for their jack-up vessel Jill. Jill will be an integrated part of the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier jack-up fleet for offshore wind, where she will be under commercial management of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The jack-up will be working out of Europe and mainly […]
Vattenfall has chartered the newbuilding Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Esvagt Dana for work on the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea. Esvagt Dana entered into the contract with Vattenfall mid-February, Esvagt said. The contract is described as ''short-term'' compared to the type of long-term charters Esvagt's other SOVs are […]
Texo Group has opened a new office in the Port of Blyth with the aim of supporting the needs of the offshore wind sector and focusing on back-of-deck and mechanical equipment projects. Texo has also made three new appointments to its engineering leadership team to head up the new office in the North East of England […]
Green Marine has expanded its fleet by recently purchasing a Damen Twin Axe 26m long crew transfer vessel named the Green Storm. The vessel will focus on servicing the offshore wind industry, providing transportation of personnel and cargo to offshore installations. The company said that the investment was made to meet the demands of the […]
The European Commission has approved the extension of a scheme supporting the maritime transport sector in Denmark to new types of vessels, including the ones working in the offshore wind industry. Under the amended scheme, shipping companies registered in the Danish International Register of Shipping (DIS) and employing seafarers aboard certain specialised vessels providing offshore […]
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has expanded its presence at the Port of Oostende in Belgium with the opening of a new office location. MHI Vestas is already an established company in the offshore wind industry at the port facility. The MHI Vestas turbines are operated by Parkwind on Northwind (72 turbines), Belwind (55 turbines) and Nobelwind (50 […]
MHO-Co A/S MHO-Co are working for companies as Siemens, Ørsted, Vestas, Equinor, E.ON, Vattenfall, Energinet and TenneT, to name but a few, and they all have an interest in bigger and more efficient CTVs. The clients benefit from saving fuel and time goes directly on the bottom line. In the future the offshore wind is moving further from shore and ports. The demands coming […]
Peterson UK Limited has signed a long-term agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) to establish a new operational and logistics base in the Port of Lowestoft, the UK. The new agreement will see Peterson operate a range of warehouse, cargo and logistic services from the port, including fuel bunkering to support the renewable energy and oil & […]
Innogy has awarded Senvion a four-year service agreement for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in Germany that consists of 48 Senvion 6.2M126 turbines.
Northland Deutsche Bucht has awarded Danish-based Semco Maritime with a 5-year service contract for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea.
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the extension of the existing Danish tonnage tax scheme to additional types of vessels.
Chevalier Floatels' walk-to-work vessels DP Gezina and DP Galyna are undergoing scheduled maintenance in the Netherlands after completing summer campaign works. This summer, DP Galyna supported a maintenance program servicing two offshore wind farms for a turbine manufacturer. DP Gezina provided accommodation and walk-to-work services for commissioning of the two converter stations at the Beatrice […]
The six largest European offshore helicopter airports have officially established the North Sea Heliports Alliance (NSHA) dedicated to servicing the offshore wind market.
Esvagt has won two long-term contracts by MHI Vestas to deliver two new service operation vessels (SOVs) for the Borssele III & IV offshore wind project in the Netherlands and Triton Knoll in the UK.
The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) has launched the Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship, dedicated to training future offshore wind crew across England and Wales.
Alpha Offshore Service is carrying out repair works on some 80 blades of the 44-metre Vestas V90 3MW turbines at the Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) in the Netherlands, after the company signed a contract with NoordzeeWind, a joint venture between Nuon (Vattenfall) and Shell.