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  • 21 February 2012

    HOCHTIEF Solutions has commissioned the construction of a further heavy-lift jack-up vessel from the Crist shipyard in Poland for the installation of offshore wind farms. The vessel, dubbed “VIDAR,” is to start operating in 2013 to meet the huge demand for special-purpose equipment in this booming market. The VIDAR will be HOCHTIEF’s fourth heavy-duty craft, […]

  • 12 December 2013
    R&D

    In the next few days, HOCHTIEF Solutions will commission a further powerful jack-up vessel for the construction of offshore wind farms. In the company of around 300 guests from the European offshore market the ship named VIDAR will officially be commissioned in Bremerhaven on December 12. The jack-up vessel was developed especially for construction and […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Vessels

    On Tuesday 15 September, Jan De Nul Group signed the taking-over of the offshore jack-up crane vessel Vidar, formerly operating for the German company Hochtief. “With the Vidar in our fleet we considerably extend our specialized services for the installation of offshore windparks,” says Peter De Pooter, Manager Offshore Renewable at Jan De Nul Group. […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Vessels

    On Tuesday 15th September 2015, Jan De Nul Group and the offshore wind project Nobelwind signed the first offshore wind contract for Jan De Nul’s recently acquired offshore jack-up heavy lift vessel Vidar. It concerns the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of 51 monopile foundations for 50 wind turbines and for the Offshore High Voltage […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Technology

    The ceremonial raising of the flag on Vidar, the powerful jack-up vessel, took place in CRIST Shipyard (Gdynia, Poland) today (December 6). CRIST delivered Vidar, its second heavy lift jack-up barge for Hochtief Solutions. The vessel was developed for the construction and maintenance of offshore wind farms. Her spacious deck cargo (3400 sqm) and the […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    In the development of its second offshore wind farm, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) has reached a milestone with the installation of the first wind turbine at its EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm. In Sassnitz harbor, the installation vessel Vidar had taken on board components for a total of six wind turbines. Yesterday afternoon, the […]

  • 2 October 2015

    Jan De Nul Takes Over Hochtief’s WTIV On Tuesday 15 September, Jan De Nul Group signed the taking-over of the offshore jack-up crane vessel Vidar, formerly operating for the German company Hochtief. Navitus Bay Unlikely to Go Ahead UK Secretary of State is to issue a decision about up to 121-turbine wind farm in the […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    From now on, the jack-up vessel Brave Tern from Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will work on the installation of wind turbines in the Global Tech I wind farm. This means, according to plan, a second vessel will supplement the installation work of towers and nacelles in addition to HOCHTIEF’s vessel Thor at the North Sea wind […]

  • 22 January 2014

    Crane vessel VIDAR has started loading the first AREVA rotor stars for the offshore wind farm Global Tech I yesterday. The pre-assembly of the almost sixty metres long rotor blades and the nacelle was accomplished at the terminal site of the JadeWeserPort, adjacent to the ship. Following loading, the VIDAR will leave with the next […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The installation vessel BOLD TERN from Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is now also installing rotor stars at the Global Tech I offshore wind farm. In accordance with planning, the project company Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH is flexibly deploying its three installation vessels VIDAR, BOLD TERN and BRAVE TERN for the construction of the AREVA […]

  • 15 June 2014

    UK Signs FID Contracts for Five Offshore Wind Projects The UK Government has signed eight contracts awarded under the Final Investment Decision (FID) Enabling for Renewables process, including five contracts for offshore wind projects. Drydocks Completes DolWin Beta Construction in Dubai Drydocks World has successfully completed the pioneering HVDC converter platform DolWin beta. Spanish Shipyard […]

  • 16 December 2013

    Alstom Dives in French Offshore Wind Opportunities Alstom has announced the signature of an exclusive partnership agreement with STX France, during a meeting of the Region Pays de la Loire strategic committee on marine energies that was held in Nantes on December 6. Dutch Companies Developing Innovative Pile-Driving Technology  Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off […]

  • 8 August 2014

    L-3 SAM Electronics supplied and installed the extensive drive equipment, as well as automation, navigation and positioning systems, on board the Heavy-Lift Jack-Up Vessel (HLJV) Vidar, which is operated by HOCHTIEF Infrastructure GmbH for construction and service support of offshore wind farms. The Vidar is the latest in a series of recently completed offshore turnkey […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The erection of 80 AREVA wind turbines was successfully completed at the Global Tech I wind farm with the last rotor star installation finalized on Friday.  The commissioning of turbines can begin when the grid connection is available. AREVA’s 5 Megawatt M5000-116 turbines were manufactured at the Group’s Bremerhaven and Stade sites, in northern Germany. […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Technology

    The Global Tech I announced that the first two rotor stars have been successfully installed. The jack-up vessel VIDAR starting from the JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven is deployed for installation of the rotor stars. Weighing over 100 tonnes, each rotor star is first lifted horizontally and during its ascent is rotated to the vertical position some […]

  • 20 September 2015

    Jan De Nul Takes Over Hochtief’s WTIV On Tuesday 15 September, Jan De Nul Group signed the taking-over of the offshore jack-up crane vessel Vidar, formerly operating for the German company Hochtief. Dong Seeks Turbine Suppliers for 5 Projects DONG Energy Wind Power A/S has issued a call for tenders for the supply of offshore […]

  • 30 July 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Loading of turbine blades for EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm in Sassnitz harbor. The wind turbine blades are being loaded onto HOCHTIEF’s jack-up vessel Vidar. With large deck space and 1,200-ton crane, the vessel can operate in water depths of up to 50 meters. Last month the first transition […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Mid October 2014, DEME’s marine foundations specialist GeoSea announced the upcoming acquisition of offshore assets of HOCHTIEF, one of Germany’s leading international construction groups. The financial close of the transaction has now been achieved. HOCHTIEF sold all its offshore assets to marine contractor and long-term partner GeoSea. GeoSea acquired full control of jack-up vessels ‘Innovation’ and […]

  • 24 November 2014

    On 26 August installation activities started at the 288MW EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm. The installation of the in total 80 Siemens SWT-3,6-120 turbines is being performed by the VIDAR. EnBW Baltic 2 is being constructed 32km north of the island Rügen, in the German Baltic Sea, in an area covering 27km2. The turbines are […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Technology

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Liebherr Heavy Lift Offshore Crane, type CAL 45000-1200 Litronic, is installing rotor blades at the Global Tech I offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea.  Liebherr’s new heavy lift offshore crane CAL 45000-1200 Litronic® started with the installation of AREVA Wind’s rotor stars at Global […]

  • 26 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    While some companies in the offshore wind energy sector are experiencing economic problems, BLG Offshore Wind Energy Logistics still has a pretty good order book, said Ferdinand Möhring, the company’s CEO. Coastal vessels are transporting the rotor blades and rotor hubs from the manufacturing facilities in Stade and Bremerhaven to Wilhelmshaven, where BLG and AREVA […]

  • 4 October 2015

    Photo of the Day: Seajacks Scylla Preparing for Take-Off 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. Study Shows Installation Method Strongly Influences Fatigue Damage of Foundations ECN (Energy research Centre of the […]

  • 19 June 2013

    In June, components weighing up to 420 tonnes each for Liebherr’s new heavy lift offshore crane CAL 45000-1200 Litronic® were loaded from Liebherr MCCtec Rostock GmbH onto two ships in the port of Rostock. These components were subsequently transported to the Crist shipyard in the Polish town of Gdynia. There, the crane is currently being […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank is participating in the financing of an installation vessel for offshore wind energy farms. Commissioned by the international provider of construction-related services HOCHTIEF, the “VIDAR” is a jack-up vessel being built at the Crist shipyard in Poland and scheduled to go into service from 2013 onwards. NORD/LB has co-structured the transaction within […]

  • 30 May 2011

      The state of the art crane vessel the Oleg Strashnov is due to arrive back at the Sheringham Shoal site early on Sunday morning, after a trip to Vlissingen in Holland to pick up further monopiles, and is scheduled to resume foundation installations next week. Currently persons on board number 162, although this number […]

  • 2 December 2015

    The rugby world cup tournament is about to start in England as this article is being written. Just as the rugby fans will have waited 4 years for the whistle to announce the start of the first match, England versus Fiji, so the offshore wind industry has waited eagerly for the whistle to start for […]