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  • 25 April 2017
    Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Danish steel structures specialist Nicon Industries has completed the mobilisation of the wind turbine installation vessel Pacific Orca in Esbjerg as the jack-up prepares for the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm project.

  • 21 April 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Vroon Offshore Service’s platform supply vessel (PSV) VOS Prelude has joined MPI Offshore’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) MPI Discovery and another Vroon’s PSV, VOS Prime, on the 400MW Rampion offshore wind project off the south coast of England.

  • 7 April 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    On 6 April, first inter-array cable was installed at the Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK, according to innogy UK.

  • 27 March 2017

    Fourteen years ago in 2002 the Sif Group made 80 monopiles for the Horns Rev wind farm off the Danish coast near Esbjerg. These piles were four metres in diameter, the thickness of the steel was five centimetres, and they weighed between 180-230 tonnes depending on their length. In 2016, Offshore WIND was invited to visit the new Sif Group production, storage and load-out terminal built on Maasvlakte 2, the new area of reclaimed land extending the Port of Rotterdam even further out into the Southern part of the North Sea.

  • 6 March 2017
    Technology, Vessels

    Bosch Rexroth has received an order from GustoMSC to engineer, manufacture and commission a drive and control system for GustoMSC’s continuous jacking system (CJS) model to be installed on a Japanese wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV).

  • 12 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch MPs Call For Extension of 2023 Offshore Wind Capacity Target The House of Representatives of the Netherlands has received a motion to look into the possibility of adding new offshore wind farm zones to the country’s list of projects scheduled for commissioning by 2023. Taiwan Gets Complete Offshore Wind Development Guidelines ITPEnergised (ITPE), Ramboll […]

  • 5 February 2017

    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 […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Jiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering has ordered a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) at Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC). The wind turbine installation vessel will be 101 metres long, 43 metres wide, with a draft of 8.4 metres. The vessel will have a lifting capacity of 2,000 tons and will be delivered in 2018, ZPMC said. This is the […]

  • 21 December 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    MPI Offshore’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) MPI Enterprise has completed the installation of 18 6.2M126 Senvion turbines at the Nordergründe offshore wind farm in the North Sea. After installing all of the 18 foundations at the site, the MPI Enterprise erected the first wind turbine at the 110.7MW Nordergründe in August. Nordergründe is situated in water up to ten metres in […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    MPI Offshore’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), MPI Resolution, has been contracted by E.ON Climate & Renewables for the first gearbox exchange on the 302MW Amrumbank West offshore wind farm located some 35 kilometers north of the Heligoland in the North Sea. The scope of work includes the exchange of a single gearbox, accommodation and supporting […]

  • 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 […]