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The French Ideol has shared a video showing the construction methods of its floating foundation. The ring-shaped floating foundation, known as the Damping Pool, has been developed and patented by Ideol and built by Bouygues Travaux Publics. The foundation is being used for the Floatgen floating wind project which comprises a 2MW Vestas V80 turbine installed offshore France. The […]
The Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has shared videos showing the construction and installation of the two-bladed Hibiki floating wind turbine. The Aerodyn SCD 3MW turbine, installed on Ideol's Damping Pool floating foundation, was towed from the Kitakyushu Port to the installation site some 15km off Kitakyushu City on 29 August 2018. Hibiki, set to be […]
Offshore WIND brings you a video showing the sail out of the jacket foundation for the 700MW Borssele Beta offshore platform. As reported earlier, the jacket is currently being installed in the Dutch North Sea, after completing the journey from HSM Offshore's yard in Schiedam to the project site.
For a long time, the development of offshore wind was little contested by other sea uses in the North Sea. Whilst there were objections from fishermen due to limiting their access to sea space and tourism representatives concerned by visual impacts on the coast, few spatial conflicts were the order of the day. But […]
The topside for the Borssele Alpha substation has departed from HSM Offshore in Schiedam towards the project site in the Dutch North Sea. The topside will travel through the Nieuwe Waterweg and Hoek van Holland where it will enter the North Sea. Upon arrival to the project site, it will be placed onto its jacket foundation, […]
“As California goes, so does the rest of the country”, Liz Burdock, the Executive Director of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, told Offshore WIND in an Expertise Hub interview. Burdock is referring to the fierce competition between the U.S. states related to renewable energy portfolio. As there is no federal outline for renewable energy, each state decides […]
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“Bringing floating substations to commercial feasibility and utilizing serialization, industrialization and innovation to reduce the cost of floating wind”, said Ole Stobbe, Business Development Manager Northern Europe at Ideol, while speaking about what the company aims to do with a grant it recently received.
Bourbon Subsea Services has shared a video showing the installation of the first turbine at the 50MW Kincardine offshore wind farm in Scotland.
Vattenfall and the Danish Armed Forces have uncovered and detonated two English mines in the area of the Danish North Sea where the Vesterhav Nord offshore wind farm is being built.
Belgian utility Elia has shared a video showing the installation of the jacket foundation for the Offshore Switchyard Platform (OSY) in the Belgian North Sea.
Becoming a leading player in the offshore energy arena means supporting oil and gas, offshore wind, and the emerging marine energy market says Rob Boer, Managing Director at Acta Marine.
Turkey's Cemre Shipyard has shared a video showing the launch of Ørsted's service operation vessel (SOV) Wind of Change.
The 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm was officially opened on Thursday, 6 September, at a ceremony in Barrow in the north-west of England.
Teesside-based Wilton Engineering has sent off the first four transition pieces built for Ørsted's 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
Some of the innovative elements introduced on the 28MW Nissum Bredning Vind offshore demonstrator site in Denmark have led to cost reductions of up to 30% compared to traditional elements, Siemens Gamesa said.
Turbine installation team working on the Merkur offshore wind farm has reached a halfway point on this 396MW project in the German North Sea.
Norther N.V. has shared a video showing the transformers being lifted into the Offshore High Voltage Station (OHVS) for the Norther offshore wind farm located in the Belgian North Sea.
Prysmian has shared a video of its cable laying vessel Ulisse loading submarine power cables in Pikkala, Finland, in extremely cold weather and surrounded by ice.
With the European Parliament recently voting on reforms to Europe’s electricity markets, aiming to modernise them and make them fit for renewables as part of the EU’s Clean Energy Package, this is still not the final deal, according to WindEurope's CEO Giles Dickson.
Nexans has completed the manufacturing of the 220kV offshore export cable for the Beatrice wind farm, with the final section now en route to the offshore site in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland.
Following the installation of its 1,600-tonne crane onboard Van Oord's vessel Aeolus, Huisman has shared a video showing a summary of the works.
Following the installation of all 60 transition pieces at the Arkona offshore wind farm in mid-January, Jumbo posted a video showing the works that were completed ahead of schedule at the offshore wind farm site in Germany.
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The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), based at the University of Delaware, released a new video that features never-before-seen underwater footage of fish feeding at America’s first offshore wind farm, as well as testimonials from local recreational fishermen and charter captains.
Aon is currently involved in several developments of offshore wind projects. Peter van den Brink, Aon Risk Solutions’ Industry Director for Energy and Marine Logistics in the Netherlands, sees challenges and opportunities in this fast-evolving market.