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  • 2 July 2019
    Authorities

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is today submitting proposals to potentially open two areas for offshore wind development, and is seeking input on whether to open a third area. The two areas that the ministry plans to open for offshore wind development are Utsira Nord and Sandskallen-Sørøya Nord. Utsira Nord lies west of Utsira […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Authorities

    Norway has opened two areas for offshore wind development, which are said to together have a capacity of 4,500 MW. The applications for the Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II areas will launch on 1 January 2021, and limits have been set on the amount of wind power that can be developed. Utsira Nord is […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Global Center of Expertise (GCE) NODE has called on the Norwegian government to establish a national strategy with the right incentives to help kickstart the local offshore wind industry. According to Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO of GCE NODE, Norway needs to launch an industrial policy as other nations have comprehensive strategies to develop their business sector within […]

  • 19 June 2019
    Authorities

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced plans to potentially open two areas for offshore wind development with a combined capacity of up to 3.5GW. The Ministry will send a proposal to open a hearing on the Utsira North area off the coast of Rogaland before summer. In addition, input will be requested for the […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Grid Connection

    TenneT has given the green light to its participation in the construction of the NordLink cable from Germany to Norway. The power cable, which largely runs across the seabed, has a capacity of 1,400 MW, the equivalent of 466 wind turbines of 3 MW, 580,000 solar panels or a very large conventional power plant. Mel […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Authorities

    Several Norwegian ocean stakeholders have asked their country’s government to start the announcement of two full-scale floating offshore wind farms with the aim of granting licenses during 2020. In a letter sent to leading Norwegian politicians, the stakeholders said that the government should clarify licensing and framework conditions for two floating wind projects with a […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Vessels

    Alewijnse Marine Systems was awarded contract for electrical repairs and modifications to Van Oord’s modern flexible fallpipe vessel, Nordnes. Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, who was awarded the contract by Van Oord to refit the Nordnes, has subcontracted the electrical repairs and modifications to long-standing partner Alewijnse Marine Systems. The 166 metre […]

  • 17 November 2014

    Activities are in progress on the 100km export cable route for the 600MW Gemini wind farm project, located 85km from the coast of Groningen. Gemini will have 2 export cables that will connect two offshore substations to the eventual land fall at the Dutch port of Eemshaven. Despite delays caused by the weather the Fugro […]

  • 23 September 2013

    German TÜV NORD has taken a share in OutSmart as of September 13th. Both parties have decided to join forces to strengthen their international presence in the energy market and to offer more services in the field of wind energy. Wide expertise Both OutSmart as TÜV NORD have the ambition to be leading in the […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    The Dutch transmission system operator TenneT TSO B.V. and its Danish counterpart Energinet.dk have given their final approval for the development of COBRAcable. This new, over 300-km-long subsea direct-current electricity connection (interconnector), will directly connect the Dutch and Danish power grids. Completion of the cable is scheduled early 2019. ‘Green’ cable’  “An important purpose of […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Vessels

    Njord Offshore has taken delivery of its latest crew vessels. Delivered today, Njord Odin is the first out of four 26m IPS Class vessel to be delivered this year. The vessel, capable of transferring 12 passengers and four crew members,  is expected to undergo sea-trials this month. Njord Offshore manages crew transfer vessels for the offshore […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Transmission systems operator TenneT has contracted Arcadis and Pondera Consult to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of an offshore grid which will deliver electricity generated at the 700MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm zone to the Dutch grid.

  • 4 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) closed the application period for the Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone tender on 30 April. Several developers have applied for a permit to build and operate an offshore wind farm in the zone without a government subsidy. RVO will now assess the applications and announce the winner of the […]

  • 6 December 2012

    The second of the Njord Offshore Windfarm Support Vessels (WSV), Njord Kittiwake, has been launched at the Strategic Marine shipyard in Singapore. The first vessel, Njord Avocet, has completed a full set of trials and not only exceeded the speed requirement of 26 knots but also proved to be remarkably quiet with a sound level […]

  • 3 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    On 2 February, TenneT officially opened its special cable storage facility in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, which is able to store up to 4,600 tonnes of high-voltage electricity cables. TenneT will use the facility as a storage for massive subsea cables used for connecting offshore wind farms to the onshore grid and for offshore direct-current interconnectors (DCI), like the NorNed cable […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The Dutch and Danish Transmission System Operators (TSOs), TenneT and Energinet.dk, plan to build a power link (interconnector) between Endrup in Denmark and Eemshaven in The Netherlands. For this purpose, the TSOs have announced a call for tenders for a submarine and underground cable system consisting of design, engineering, procurement, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance. The power interconnector, […]

  • 13 April 2015

    The port of Eemshaven, on the mouth of the Eems River estuary, is a vast area in the North East of the Netherlands with a huge potential for development. This potential has been recently recognised by Google who have chosen the area to invest hundreds of millions of Euros in building their new data storage […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord has ordered a new subsea rock installation vessel. Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Shanghai will build the vessel at its Ningbo yard in China. The vessel will be delivered in 2016. Subsea rock installation is a proven technique for the protection and stabilisation of offshore structures and pipelines. The vessel, which has a DP-3 (dynamic […]

  • 16 April 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The recently converted self-propelled DP2 crane vessel Bokalift 1 has started installing foundation pin piles on the 102-turbine East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea waters, Van Oord, the contractor for the foundation transport and installation works, told Offshore WIND.

  • 6 February 2015
    Vessels

    Alewijnse Marine Systems has recently completed the full electrical installation and system integration onboard the Nexus, the new cable layer built by Damen Shipyards Group for international offshore contractor Van Oord. The project was jointly managed by Alewijnse Noord in The Netherlands and Alewijnse Marine Galati, with both departments working on the engineering and project […]

  • 1 February 2013

    Jørgen Jorde is appointed as Managing Director of Anchor Contracting AS. Jørgen Jorde has served as project manager and technical director of Anchor Contracting since he entered Inocean as responsible for SURF & Renewable in beginning of 2012, a position he will continue holding. Jorde has more than 20 years of experience in the industry […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    Van Oord’s cable laying vessel, Nexus, arrived to Velsen-Noord to load export cables for Gemini offshore wind farm. The loading operation was conducted by the Dutch company WIND AG at MEO terminal. Delivered by Damen in December last year, the 126-metre vessel is the youngest in service. The export cable, which will transfer the electricity […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Grid Connection

    Ørsted has contracted Trelleborg to provide the NjordGuard cable protection system (CPS) for the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind project in Taiwan. Trelleborg will provide 235 NjordGuard cable protection systems and bellmouths, which will protect all inter-array and export cables on the wind farms. Production will be carried out at Trelleborg’s manufacturing facility […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Offshore wind has proven to be ”a solid third foundation” in Van Oord’s business strategy in recent years, but the industry is set to remain a high-risk proposition due to its dependence on the political support of governments in northwest Europe, the Dutch dredging, marine engineering, and offshore energy specialist said in its financial report for FY 2015. […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall will cancel and reissue a number of tenders for the Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord offshore wind projects in addition to the recently announced construction delay. Due to complications with the project environmental impact assessments (EIA), Vattenfall will reopen the tenders for the production and installation of foundations, transition pieces and cables, as well […]

  • 19 May 2016

    NorSea Group AS (NSG) has signed a renewed framework agreement regarding the delivery of base and port services to Technip Norge AS. The framework agreement, originally entered into in 2009, has now been extended until the end of 2018, with an option for 2 x 1 years. The services covered by the agreement include various base and […]