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14 November 2016 Vessels

Increased investment in the offshore wind sector could spur demand for specialist vessels, according to Clarksons Research.  Bigger turbines and wind farms to be built in deeper waters are likely to drive a need for new, larger wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs), after investment in WTIVs reached its peak in 2010 with 13 contracted units. However, the requirement for installation jack-ups […]

11 November 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

MPI Offshore's wind-turbine installation vessel (WTIV), MPI Resolution, is ready to operate in deeper waters after works to extend the vessel's six legs have been completed. The leg extensions are now class approved and fully operational, Vroon said. The upgrade work took place over a 60-day conversion programme carried out at MPI Offshore's Tees offshore base […]

11 November 2016

Since the last time we looked at the status of Germany's offshore wind industry only two years ago in July 2014, the number of operational offshore wind turbines has jumped from just 141 capable of producing 616MW to 835 grid connected turbines capable of 3,552MW in July 2016 and another 54 installed turbines not yet […]

2 November 2016 Business & Finance

With Offshore WIND heading towards the launch of its International Business Guide (IBG) 2017, the Business Focus articles will update you on the companies listed in our IBG that appeared in the news over the past few weeks.  Bladt Industries The final six transition pieces for the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm were delivered to Offshore Windforce M […]

25 October 2016 Vessels

Lifting, drilling and subsea solutions provider Huisman has secured a contract  for the delivery of one 800mt pedestal mounted crane (PMC) to be installed on a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) being built by Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) for Penta-Ocean Construction. The crane will be built at Huisman China, with the delivery planned for April 2018. […]

25 October 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

MPI Offshore’s wind-turbine installation vessel (WTIV), MPI Resolution, is currently undergoing installation of leg extensions at the company’s Tees offshore base in Middlesbrough, UK. Following these modifications, MPI Resolution will be able to operate in water depths of up to 35m, depending upon the site-specific data. This represents a gain of up to 7m on […]

31 August 2016

Have you seen the latest edition of Offshore WIND? It is out now. Offshore WIND Conference speaker Didi te Gussinklo Ohmann provided the guest column, where she says: “Offshore wind energy is facing exciting times these days. The Dutch Gemini project is well underway and will deliver sustainable energy for almost 800.000 households end 2016. […]

4 March 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Guangdong Jingyin Machinery Co. Ltd. and China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of offshore wind services through a joint-stock company - Zhejiang Huayun Hai Yang Engineering and Technology Services. The two companies agreed to collaborate on designing, engineering, developing and operating offshore wind farms. Back in September 2015, […]

3 March 2016 Vessels

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 […]

19 January 2016

HBB Hanseatic Break Bulk is a marine logistics company acting as an independent shipbroker and Heavy Lift Agency based in Hamburg, Germany. An integrated part of HBB's business is to develop coastal concept studies for transportation of Offshore Wind foundations and components. Foundation installation likely to become bottleneck The installation part of Offshore Wind turbines, […]

15 January 2016 Vessels

MPI Offshore's wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) MPI Resolution has been contracted by RWE for the removal of the IJmuiden Met Mast. In 2011, RWE installed the 100m high met mast in waters up to about 26m, approximately 85 km off the Dutch coast. The mast was built on a monopile foundation consisting of a […]

31 December 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

The Offshore WIND staff thought that the New Year's Day would be the perfect time to let you - our readers - be editors and compile a list of news you found the most interesting and worth a read in 2015. DONG Energy Seeks Technical and Consultancy Staff for Danish Projects DONG Energy has invited tenders for temporary […]

15 December 2015

The young offshore wind energy sector is making a far greater use of vessels than the older oil and gas sector ever did. Following the self-elevating crane vessels, or selfpropelled jack platforms with cranes, or Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIVs), this sector has taken the lead in the development of a second innovative vessel, namely the walk to work vessel. There are people […]

5 October 2015

The concept of using vessels as hotels, or floatels, accommodation vessels, or recently, SOVs, or whatever name you give them, has been available in the market for a while. With some of the current and more future projects being built further at sea in harsher sea states this concept is now gaining 'ground'. Not only […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

11 September 2015 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Wind turbine installation vessel, MPI Adventure, installed the final blade of the 80-turbine Amrumbank West Offshore Wind Farm earlier this week. This operation formed part of an ongoing, long-term charter-party agreement with E.On and followed a foundation installation campaign undertaken by another of the company’s WTIVs, MPI Discovery. After mobilisation and preparation of MPI Adventure in […]

24 August 2015 Vessels

MPI Enterprise has completed works on E.ON’s Amrumbank West Offshore Wind Farm thus wrapping up its first charter under MPI ownership. MPI Offshore acquired the wind turbine installation vessel from RWE Innogy earlier this year after which the vessel embarked on its first assignment as part of MPI in May 2015. MPI Enterprise has acted as an […]

11 June 2015 Vessels

The 2015 edition of the Offshore WIND Vessel Directory will be launched on Tuesday 16th June during Seawork International in Southampton. The Vessel Directory is a new publication from the Offshore WIND group of products. This year’s edition builds upon the previous overview of operating wind farm support vessels in the European offshore wind industry now including information on WTIVs , […]

18 May 2015

While crew transfer vessels have originally been the main source for transferring technicians and engineers and their work tools to and from the wind farms, the growing trend of wind farms being, and to be built, further at sea has proven to provide quite some challenges for this sector. A challenge not only to maintain or […]

23 March 2015

At least nine floating projects are likely to come online by 2020, claims Douglas-Westwood. These projects will total to 225MW with a further six projects in the pipeline provide upside potential, according to their database. “We're not competing with fixed foundations, we’re just creating the future. And that future’s not that far away,” said CEO […]

11 February 2015 Business & Finance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

MPI Adventure has installed the first of eighty Siemens 3.6MW turbines for E.On Renewables' Amrumbank offshore wind farm, located 35 kilometers to the north of the island of Helgoland.  “We are confident that we will soon be able to feed electricity generated by the first turbines into the public grid as planned,” said Dominik Schwegmann, lead […]

23 January 2015 Vessels

MPI Adventure recently completed her mobilisation and left the Tees Base earlier this week. She is now in Esjberg for the loading of Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines, which will be installed at the Amrumbank offshore wind farm. Preparation work for the installation campaign was undertaken at the MPI Offshore Tees Base, a facility that MPI has […]

11 January 2015

MPI Acquires RWE’s Victoria Mathias WTIV  MPI Offshore has acquired wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), Victoria Mathias, from RWE Innogy. Suzlon in Talks over Its German Subsidiary Indian wind energy manufacturer, Suzlon, is in talks over the sale of its German subsidiary Senvion. V164-8.0 MW Scoops Best Offshore Wind Turbine Award MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s […]

19 November 2013 Business & Finance

MAKE – a leading strategic advisor to the wind power industry – expands its global footprint with the establishment of a Hamburg based branch office. This office will be managed and led by MAKE’s newly appointed Managing Consultant – Jean Huby – former CEO of AREVA Wind and an accomplished expert in the field of […]