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Seajacks Scylla, which made its maiden call to the Port of IJmuiden on 14 March, is readying for her first job at Veja Mate offshore wind farm in Germany. At the port, the vessel was equipped with a monopile gripper, so it can install the 67 foundations for the German 402MW project. The Port of IJmuiden (Zeehaven […]
A2SEA Cuts to the Bone A2SEA has disclosed plans to dissolve all of its non-core business operations and focus solely on installation of foundations and turbines offshore. Technip Norge Wins Hywind Marine Operations Contract Statoil has awarded a contract for marine operations at the 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park to Technip Norge AS. First Veja […]
Dutch heavy mechanical engineering specialist Euro-Rigging has today delivered a pile gripper frame to be installed on Seajacks Scylla at the port of IJmuiden. Seajacks Scylla, the world's largest wind turbine installation vessel, arrived at the port of IJmuiden on 14 March in preparation of its first assignment, the installation of 67 monopiles, each one weighing more than […]
Seajacks Scylla had her maiden call in IJmuiden on 14 March. The 139m long installation vessel, dedicated to the offshore energy market, can be adjusted to any project, which is the reason of Scylla's visit to IJmuiden. The first project for the vessel is the installation of monopiles for German Veja Mate offshore wind farm, where […]
EEW SPC Rolls Out World’s Heaviest Monopile The heaviest monopile ever produced for an offshore wind project left the production site of EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in Rostock on 2 March, and will be ready to be installed at the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm within the next few months. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier […]
The Seajacks Scylla, the world’s largest wind turbine installation vessel, was christened in Great Yarmouth on Thursday afternoon, 3 March. The ceremonial champagne bottle was released by the vessel’s Godmother, Akiko Inoue, the wife of Seajacks’ chairman, Soichi Inoue. Seajacks’ CEO, Blair Ainslie, told almost 400 guests at the reception held on the quayside of […]
The heaviest monopile ever produced for an offshore wind project left the production site of EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in Rostock on 2 March, and will be ready to be installed at the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm within the next few months. This monopile weighs a total of 1,302.5 tons, its diameter is 7.8 […]
Gibdock, a shiprepair and conversion yard from Gibraltar, carried out the afloat mobilisation of Seajacks Scylla, after the vessel had been discharged to Gibraltar waters from the heavy-lift transporter Osprey. The vessel was towed to Gibdock for reactivation works at the yard’s South Mole. Richard Beards, Managing Director of Gibdock, said: “Our location at the gateway to the Mediterranean and […]
Bad weather has delayed the arrival of the world's largest offshore wind farm installation vessel, the Seajacks Scylla, to the Port of Rotterdam, initially scheduled for the end of January, the Dutch port said in a release. In early December, Seajacks Scylla started her journey from a Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea to Rotterdam on-board […]
DONG Unveils U.S. Offshore Wind Project Details DONG Energy has released project details for its offshore wind farm proposed to be built off Massachusetts, USA. 25MW Floating Wind Farm Planned off Portugal EDP Renewables (EDPR), Mitsubishi Corporation (through its subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe), Chiyoda Corporation (through its subsidiary Chiyoda Generating Europe), Engie and Repsol have announced […]
Offshore WIND's photo of the day: Seajacks Scylla on sea trials, which began this month. Seajacks Scylla went on her seatrials at the beginning of October, before being delivered to its owner by the end of the year. The vessel, built at Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Geoje Yard in South Korea, is equipped with a 1500t leg-encircling crane, incorporates […]
Offshore WIND's photo of the day: Seajacks Scylla readying for delivery. Seajacks Scylla, which is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the year, is nearing its trip to Europe from Samsung Heavy Industries' (SHI) Geoje Yard in South Korea. The Scylla, deemed the largest and most advanced offshore wind farm installation vessel, has already been hired for […]
A helideck was installed on Seajacks Scylla installation vessel this week, Seajacks reported via social media. Recently, Scylla has been outfitted with 105 metre long legs that have the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65m. The vessel also features a Huisman 1500t leg-encircling crane, incorporates useable deck space in excess […]
Eneco Says It Will no Longer Invest in Renewables Dutch energy company, Eneco, said it will no longer invest in renewable energy projects since that is not possible without losing money and jobs, the Dutch media reported. Boskalis, VolkerWessels Bag EUR 500 Mln Veja Mate Job Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V and VolkerWessels (Volker Stevin International) […]
DEME Joins MEG I Crew DEME Concessions has entered into a partnership with Nordsee Offshore MEG I GmbH to co-develop the MEG I offshore wind farm in the German North Sea last Thursday. Siem Offshore Contractors to Deliver Veja Mate’s Inner Array Grid Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore […]
Dong Enters US Offshore Wind Market DONG Energy has taken over RES Americas Developments Inc.’s (RES) more than 1000MW newly assigned development project rights off the coast of Massachusetts. First 8 Eneco Luchterduinen Turbines Onboard ‘Aeolus’ With the first days of April, Van Oord’s Aeolus arrived in Esbjerg, Denmark, to pick up parts of the […]
SMC has completed a full inspection of Seajacks’ self-propelled jack-up vessel, Zaratan, ahead of its deployment to Taiwan in the coming weeks. Seajacks Zaratan will be utilised as an installation vessel in the coming months for construction of the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm. The installation works are scheduled to start in the second […]
The Netherlands-headquartered offshore wind O&M and IRM specialist, C-Ventus, opened an office in the OrbisEnergy building in Lowestoft, UK, in January. Following the announcement, Offshore WIND spoke with the company’s Managing Director Hans Reinigert, Peter van Veen Commercial Manager in the Netherlands, and Jeremy Hardin, who has been appointed as the Commercial Manager at C-Ventus UK.
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.
Bladt Industries We specialise in: • Offshore substations from PC to EPCI projects; • Offshore foundations: monopiles, transition pieces, XL foundations and jackets; • Constructions for the utilisation of tidal and wave energy. Offshore substations Bladt Industries has been a dynamic and innovative player in the market ever since the very first offshore wind farms […]
Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) informed that the company had completed 1 million safe transfers in March 2017, with the number increasing daily.
On some of the projects Chevalier Floatels' vessels DP Gazina and DP Galyna were working on, the vessels made more than 50 gangway connections to different turbines in 24 hours.
The free deck area on board a wind farm installation vessel is, of course, a finite space which is defined by the length and beam of the vessel when it was built. The area that is accessible to the vessel’s cranes installed in the shipyard is also finite, defined by the position of the crane […]
We are leaving what has arguably been the best year for offshore wind so far with a hope that the one ahead of us will be at least as eventful and successful as 2016 was, if not better. The Eurocents This year, we saw several tenders resulting in remarkably low prices. First, there was Borssele […]
Vattenfall Wins Kriegers Flak Tender with EUR 49.9 per MWh Bid Swedish energy company Vattenfall has won the tender to build the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea with the lowest ever bid of EUR 49.9 per MWh, 58% below the original cap of EUR 120 per […]
8.2 Consulting has carried out BSH collision friendliness analyses of the support structures at three Iemants projects, including the offshore wind farms Veja Mate and EnBW Hohe See. 8.2AG outlined the necessary verifications and performed a hull-retaining verification assessment. This includes the preparation of a numerical crash-worthiness analysis to evaluate the consequences of vessel collision […]