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CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering, a joint venture between DEME Group and CSBC Corporation, has signed a contract with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to transport and install wind turbines for two offshore wind projects in Taiwan, according to local media reports. The contract was reportedly signed for the Changfang and the Xidao wind farms offshore Changhua. The two […]
The Northland Power team is gearing up for the beginning of the turbine installation campaign at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. According to the company, the team is working to quickly assemble the towers for the MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines, with the loadout expected to start shortly at the Port of Esbjerg. Global Wind […]
Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus has completed the installation of 40 out of 44 turbines at the Norther offshore wind project in Belgium. According to project developer Norther NV, the 40th turbine was installed yesterday morning, with the last load ahead. Aeolus began installing the first MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines at the site some 23km offshore Zeebrugge at the beginning of […]
The Tokyo-based Penta-Ocean Construction Co. has taken delivery of Japan's first offshore wind turbine installation vessel, which is now ready for first work. Penta-Ocean Construction, who ordered the CP-8001 vessel from Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) in 2016, held the completion ceremony last week. According to the vessel designer GustoMSC, the delivery marks an important milestone […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up vessel Bold Tern has arrived at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK ready to install the first turbines. According to the UK-based company, the vessel left the Alexandra Dock in Hull yesterday morning after picking up the first batch of Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines. Bold Tern is in […]
All of Norther wind farm's 44 turbines are expected to be installed in the Belgian North Sea by late April, Van Oord, the project's Balance of Plant contractor, said. Van Oord's installation vessel Aeolus started installing the first batch of MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbines at the site some 23 kilometres offshore Zeebrugge over the […]
Windhoist Limited has pre-assembled the first Siemens Gamesa turbines destined for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK. According to the UK-based company, 24 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines are now standing ready for the vessel to pick them up next month. Siemens Gamesa awarded Windhoist with the contract for the onshore turbine pre-assembly in September 2018. […]
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Global Wind Service (GWS) passed a halfway point on the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 project on 3 November after installing the 25th wind turbine in the Danish North Sea.
Jan De Nul has officially named its newest offshore installation vessel, Taillevent, in the Belgian port of Ostend.
Huisman Equipment has signed a contract with Japan Marine United Shipyard (JMU) for the delivery of a 1,000mt SWL Pedestal Mounted Crane for an offshore wind turbine installation in Japan.
China's Ouyang Offshore has launched its wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 1, at Dayang Offshore Equipment's yard in Jiangsu, China.
The 300MW Jiangsu Dafeng Three Gorges offshore wind farm in China has entered the turbine installation phase with the first Goldwind 3.3MW unit put into place at the end of May, Goldwind said.
Japan's Toda Corporation has, in collaboration with Yoshida Co., Ltd., launched a vessel designed for the installation of floating offshore wind turbines.
A2Sea's jack-up installation vessel Sea Installer left the Port of Ostend, Belgium, on 5 May with the first 7MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines destined for installation at the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has recently posted a video showing the turbine installation process on Iberdrola's 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.
Jan De Nul installed the fifth and final MHI Vestas 8.3MW turbine at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project site yesterday, 28 September.
The 54th and final turbine was installed at the Nordsee One construction site today, 22 September. The 332MW offshore wind farm is scheduled to begin commercial operations by the end of this year.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for the transport and installation of wind turbines on the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm off Suffolk, UK.
The last blade of the last turbine was installed this morning (3 July) at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland – the world’s first offshore wind farm designed for icy conditions.
A new wind turbine installation and maintenance technology being developed by SENSE Offshore Limited could cut the cost of energy from future deepwater sites by around 9% and from nearshore sites by 4%, the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst study shows.
Dutch design and engineering company GustoMSC has introduced the NG-20000X jack-up designed to tackle the ever increasing offshore wind turbine components.
Following the installation of the jacket foundation on 15 March, the 2,900t topside for the second offshore substation at the Race Bank offshore wind farm was installed over the weekend.
MPI Offshore's wind turbine installation vessel MPI Discovery has arrived at the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm and is getting ready to start installing first MHI Vestas turbines at the site.
Siemens has awarded CHC Group with a contract for helicopter services in support of the work at the Veja Mate offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea, which is currently in the turbine installation phase.
The Veja Mate offshore wind farm project has entered the turbine installation phase with two of the wind farm installation vessels (WFIVs) contracted for the task currently loading the first batch of turbine components at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark, according to Siemens. The two WFIVs tasked with installing the 67 Siemens SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines at the […]
Jiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering has ordered a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) at Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC). The wind turbine installation vessel will be 101 metres long, 43 metres wide, with a draft of 8.4 metres. The vessel will have a lifting capacity of 2,000 tons and will be delivered in 2018, ZPMC said. This is the […]