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21 August 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has completed a gearbox oil change project at the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm in Belgium. 

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7 December 2016 Operations & Maintenance

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) and its partner Oil Management and Services (OMS) have carried out oil exchange on wind turbines at Belgian Thornton Bank offshore wind farm. The operation involved the removal and disposal of oil from three Senvion wind turbines with JFMS Ship-to-Turbine oil exchange system for direct extraction and refill of offshore […]

15 September 2016

Palfinger Marine has secured the first order for its newly introduced Palfinger Blade Access (PBA) system with Senvion, which will use it at the Thornton Bank I, II and III offshore wind farms in Belgium. Dirk Reinhold, Head of Maintenance at Senvion, said: “Safe effective maintenance work on the rotor blades is crucial to ensure our high quality standards. By […]

17 April 2015 Ports & Logistics, Vessels

This week, the Port of Oostende welcomed the jack-up vessel Thor for the first time. For the next 3 months, Thor will conduct general maintenance on the C-Power (Thornton Bank) offshore wind farm from the Rebo terminal. A few weeks ago, the seasonal maintenance works started on three offshore wind farms: C-Power, Belwind and Northwind. Besides […]

29 April 2014 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Green Marine Solutions (GMS) has signed a contract to introduce its ground-breaking marine coordination service to C-Power’s 325.2MW Thornton Bank Wind Farm operating 30 miles (48 km) off the Belgian coast. GMS will help C-Power by examining every aspect of offshore operations and maintenance. It will then upgrade working practices to both improve the financial […]

7 March 2014 Environment, Wind Farm Update

The C-Power wind farm, also known as the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm, was running at full speed in December, January and February and produced 29% more energy than expected. Exceptionally favourable wind conditions and high technical reliability of the wind farm led to this power production record. The 54 wind turbines, which are positioned […]

7 February 2014 Wind Farm Update

The Thornton Bank offshore wind farm, developed by the C-Power consortium, was running at full speed in December and January and produced 24% more energy than expected during those two months thanks to exceptionally favourable wind conditions and high technical reliability of the wind farm. The 54 wind turbines, which are positioned 30 kilometres out […]

13 January 2014 Operations & Maintenance

On Friday, January 3, the offshore supply vessel (OSV) Go Electra berthed at the Westhof Quay, BOW Terminal, to mobilize for Thornton Bank offshore wind farm. In co-operation with NorthSea group Zierikzee, BOW Terminal performed the reception and re-loading of all kind of offshore diving equipment on board of the vessel. On the evening of […]

18 September 2013 Wind Farm Update

Yesterday, the Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo officially inaugurated the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm. With a capacity of 325 megawatts (MW), the wind farm is the largest in the Belgian North Sea and will provide green electricity to 300,000 households each year. Eight European banks, the German and Danish export credit agencies and […]

17 September 2013 Grid Connection

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned the subsea transmission link connecting one of the largest offshore wind farms in Europe to the Belgian grid. The Thornton Bank project, executed for the Belgian company C-Power NV was completed on schedule. The transmission link was constructed as part of an expansion of […]

4 July 2013 Wind Farm Update

Yesterday, the last turbine at the offshore wind farm Thornton Bank was successfully installed. This means that the installation of all 48 wind turbines off the Belgian coast, with a combined capacity of 325 megawatts (MW), is now complete. With the generated electricity, the power plant can supply some 600,000 Belgian housholds every year. In […]

5 March 2013 Wind Farm Update

As the construction work starts on the third and final phase of the Thornton Bank project, we are bringing a video on the project’s last two phases, published on C-Power’s website. The 2nd and 3rd phase of the C-Power project are the industrial phases following the 1st phase, which is considered as a pilot phase. […]

5 March 2013 Wind Farm Update

Following the successful commissioning of the second phase of the C-Power offshore wind farm (Thornton Bank Offshore Wind Farm) in late 2012, EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the start of construction work on the third phase of the project with 110.7 MW in capacity. Built in Belgium by the partners in the C-Power consortium, the wind […]

31 January 2013 Wind Farm Update

Thornton Bank 2 offshore wind farm, located off the Belgian coast, was fully commissioned in January. The second phase of the wind farm consisting of 24 new wind turbines with a total output of 148 megawatts (MW) is now fully in operation and connected to the grid. The turbines are set to generate approximately 500,000 […]

27 July 2012

REpower Systems SE yesterday afternoon installed the last of the 30 total REpower 6M wind turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank Phase II. The customer for this project is the Belgian offshore project development company C-Power, which was set up by four Belgian investors and counts REpower customers RWE Innogy and EDF […]

10 July 2012

The engineering company NavConsult AWSS GmbH & Co. KG from Brunsbüttel/Germany, completed a comprehensive transport project for offshore wind turbines.   Since the foundation in 2006, the planning, consulting and engineering company NavConsult offers high specialized, individual advices for the maritime industry. The main focus is on the development of tug boats, pontoons and specialized vessels […]

27 June 2012

Cuxport GmbH completed another major order for the plant construction manufacturer REpower Systems SE on 20 June 2012 with the tenth loading operation involving tower segments for offshore wind turbines. The components, which were produced by AMBAU GmbH and transhipped at Cuxport, are destined for the Thornton Bank II & III offshore wind park in […]

15 May 2012 Environment, Technology

DeTect has completed the installation of the MERLIN Avian Radar System at the wind farm substation on Thornton Bank, reports Windtech International. Last year in January, the Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (MUMM) acquired the radar system to track the bird movement along the coast at Zeebrugge. After the completed monitoring at […]

13 April 2012 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Mersen has been chosen by REpower, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines, to supply signal transmission systems for the Thornton Bank wind farm located 28km from the port of Ostend (Belgium). This wind farm will eventually comprise 48 giant wind turbines, each with 6.15 MW in unit capacity-the most […]

8 March 2012

FoundOcean has now completed the offshore foundation grouting at Thornton Bank Offshore Wind Farm Phase II, 30km off the coast of Oostende, Belgium. FoundOcean was contracted to Geosea, the specialist piling and jacket installation arm of the DEME group of companies. The wind farm is owned by Cpower.  Jim Bell, Managing Director for FoundOcean commented, […]

10 October 2011 Wind Farm Update

All foundations of the offshore wind farm Thornton Bank 2 has been successfully installed off the coast of Belgium. The installation work started in June this year and has been accomplished on schedule. In total, 25 jacket foundations for the wind turbines and one offshore transformer station have been installed 30 kilometres off Oostende in […]

6 July 2011 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

  Sparkling on the horizon from the Belgian seaside resort of Oostende stands the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm. Last week the EWEA team set out to see these turbines – six tall towers which form phase one of the offshore farm’s development – up close and personal. At some 30km from the coast the […]

23 June 2011 Wind Farm Update

  The first foundation of the offshore wind farm Thornton Bank 2 has been successfully installed off the coast of Belgium. The around 50 metre high and 550 ton steel foundation (a so-called jacket foundation) was manufactured in Hoboken near Antwerp, and in the past few days it was transported via pontoons through the Scheldt […]