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An owner of a U.S. Jones Act compliant wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) needs a pipeline of at least 3,500MW of confirmed offshore wind projects on the U.S. East Coast to achieve a reasonable rate of return, a report by GustoMSC has shown.
Vattenfall has invited tenders for the provision of wind turbine installation vessels that will work on Kriegers Flak and the two nearshore projects, Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd.
SeaOwls and Ulstein have launched a new heavy lift jack-up vessel design – the SOUL, developed with the installation of next-generation offshore wind turbines (10-12MW) in mind.
MarketReseachReports.biz informed that it had added QYResearch's Global Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Consumption 2016 Market Research Report to its research reports repository. The report looks into the various aspects that will increase the utilization of these vessels for wind energy generation globally in 2016, and analyzes the steady growth trajectory exhibited by the offshore wind power market across […]
Spanish company Offshoretronic has informed that it designed the first wind farm installation vessel (WTIV) concept based on the conversion of the Samsung 10.000 DP Deepwater Drillship. According to the company, the newly designed vessel, named Sustainable Installer I, and installation method will have a 30% faster installation time compared to the older wind turbine installation jack-up vessels. The Sustainable […]
A new report analysing the market for offshore wind installation vessels has been published, according to ResearchMoz, which reported the addition of the new report to its database. QYResearch's report titled "Global Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Industry 2015: World Market Research, Analysis, Shares, Size, Trends, Growth, Survey, Forecast" provides an in-depth study on the current state of […]
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 […]
Swire Blue Ocean A/S announced today that it had signed a contract with Siemens to provide a vessel for the installation of 56 wind turbines at the Galloper offshore wind farm. On 30 October, Siemens received an order for 56 of its 6MW wind turbines, including a 15-year service contract, for the Galloper offshore wind farm, for which the […]
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. […]
MPI Offshore has acquired wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), Victoria Mathias, from RWE Innogy. Built in 2011 the vessels is designed to transport, lift and install wind turbines and their foundations. Key features include a 1,000-tonne-capacity main crane, a maximum operating depth of 45 metres and the ability to jack with 4,350 tonnes of cargo […]
The main interview in this edition covers Van Oord Offshore who has recently taken delivery of their new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Aeolus. We now look at what three other companies operating these types of vessels are thinking about now and for in the future. Depending on your definition of a WTIV there are […]
Offshore WIND also spoke to the top management of four of the WTIV owner/operators to find out what their views and ideas are concerning the tools of their trade, the wind turbine installation vessels. These four companies are all working in the same market, experiencing the same conditions, both financial and physical. What are the companies experiencing now and […]
Before any wind turbines are installed, before any installation vessels are built and before any orders have been placed to build the vessels the statistics show that one company in this industry continues to have more influence in this sector than the rest of the sector all together. GustoMSC has designed part of the vast […]
This is a 3D presentation of a WTIV. Swire Pacific Offshore's subsidiary the Swire Blue Ocean takes the new era of renewable energy development, as the call for sustainable energy urges the company to engage in wind farm projects/installation. Offshore WIND staff, March 06, 2013
In the past 12 months we have seen orders for new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels placed, new builds started and others completed and delivered. These vessels have got bigger and stronger'wlth larger cranes, and higher jacking possibilities. The specifications of almost every dimension have increased. Offshore WIND has spoken to some of the new owners […]
The Board of Directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited (the “Company”) announces that COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co., Ltd (“COSCO Nantong”), a subsidiary of the Company’s 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, has delivered another windmill turbine installation vessel (WTIV) “MPI DISCOVERY” to its European buyer. The “MPI DISCOVERY” is designed to transport, lift and […]
London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has provided Barge Master and GustoMSC with an approval in principle for the work method of the Steady Top Feeder solution.
GustoMSC and Barge Master have joined forces to develop a motion-compensated feeder solution for the first wave of US offshore wind projects.
The eleventh and final MHI Vestas turbine was erected on 26 May at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), where the inter-array cable installation works are also coming to an end, thus moving the project to the final commissioning phase before it generates its first power later this summer.
A2Sea's wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Sea Installer has arrived at the Port of Oostende, Belgium, to load the first turbines destined for installation at the Rentel offshore wind farm.
MPI Offshore's wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) MPI Enterprise was upgraded with spudcans during drydocking activities in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has started installing wind turbine towers on Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay.
Swire Blue Ocean's wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has arrived at the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, to load the wind turbine components for Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
MPI Contractors has won a contract by Eneco Windmolens Offshore for the provision of offshore transport and lifting services during main component replacements planned for wind turbines at the Prinses Amaliawindpark.
The 56th and final Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbine was installed at the Galloper offshore wind farm today. The 353MW offshore wind farm is expected to be commissioned in Spring 2018.
Zhongtian Technology (ZTT) has signed an agreement with China Merchants Heavy Industry for the construction of two wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) and one crane vessel, after the Chinese power cables manufacturer entered the offshore wind construction market this summer.