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  • 20 September 2017
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    NDE Offshore has completed the structural and subsea inspections on Siemens HVDC platforms in Germany, owned by TenneT.

  • 27 April 2010
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Today, Federal Environment Minister Dr. Norbert Röttgen together with Chief Executive Officers Dr. Werner Brinker of EWE, Dr. Wulf Bernotat of E.ON and Tuomo Hatakka of Vattenfall Europe are commissioning Germany’s first offshore wind farm during a ceremony in Norddeich. Alpha ventus is the first open sea wind farm of its kind in Germany’s territorial […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Alpha Offshore Service’s revenue has increased by 46% in the past 12 months, according to its parent company Sparrows Group, which said that its position in the renewables market strengthened one year on from the acquisition of the Danish company. 

  • 30 July 2018
    Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    HSM Offshore has loaded out onto a barge the jacket foundation for the Borssele Alpha offshore transformer station at its yard in Schiedam, the Netherlands.

  • 28 April 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Sylwin Alpha jacket leaving Eemshaven on Eide Barge 33. The Sylwin Alpha jacket will be installed by Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel Oleg Strashnov. The jacket structure is a part of the Sylwin Alpha transformer platform, which will transform and transmit up to 864 MW of energy generated by the […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Environment, Grid Connection

    6 Alpha Associates has carried out work on three projects under the framework agreement it signed with TenneT, the European grid operator, in January 2014.  The work has seen 6 Alpha Associates provide complex survey and risk management consultancy for unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk in the marine environment. The TenneT projects will see 6 Alpha […]

  • 29 November 2016

    6 Alpha Associates informed today that it is currently carrying out a comprehensive unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk management for the Beatrice offshore wind farm, which will eventually result in issuing a final UXO safety clearance certificate.  Upon completion, the work will confirm that the prospective threat to installation activity presented by UXO has been reduced to as low […]

  • 30 June 2011

      Germany’s first offshore wind farm alpha ventus is generating more power than expected.While the first half of 2011 was disappointing for onshore wind farms, the constant and strong winds on the open sea over the last nine months have produced more than 190 gigawatt hours of electricity. The alpha ventus consortium, consisting of the […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    Siemens Offshore Grid Access Service has performed subsea and drone inspections for TenneT TSO at six offshore converter platforms in the German North Sea.

  • 12 March 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Alpha Nano International has been awarded of £225,384 grant funding through the GROW:OffshoreWind service in order to further develop their range of innovative nano-coatings designed specifically for the offshore sector. The funding will allow Alpha Nano to invest in further research and development to produce innovative and durable coatings and lubricants that will protect turbine blades […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    6 Alpha Associates, the strategic advisor for managing high risk offshore energy initiatives, this year marks its 10th year in business having successfully and safely completed a multitude of complex energy and construction development briefs. Since the firm’s inception in 2004, 6 Alpha Associates has implemented and introduced its unique unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk certification […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The annual yield of alpha ventus again exceeded expectations in 2012. During last year, Germany’s first offshore wind farm fed 267.8 gigawatt hours of power into the German power grid. At 15.3 per cent, the power yield is higher than the originally forecast value. The good yield trend also continued in the first quarter of […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Technology

    HSM Offshore has contracted Joulz Energy Solutions as subcontractor for TenneT’s 700MW Borssele Beta to be built offshore at Borssele in the south-west of the Netherlands.

  • 4 September 2019
    Grid Connection

    Dutch transmission system operator TenneT inaugurated the 700MW Borssele Alpha offshore high voltage substation on Thursday, 5 September. The final piece for the completion of the Borssele Alpha project was the certification provided by DNV GL, TenneT said. The Borssele Alpha will collect the electricity generated at Ørsted’s soon to be built Borssele 1 + 2 offshore […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    Dutch offshore inspection services provider, Bluestream Offshore, has carried out extensive inspection work on three TenneT’s HVDC platforms in the German sector of the North Sea: BorWin Alpha, DolWin Alpha and DolWin Beta.

  • 2 December 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    EWE Erneuerbare Energien has invited tenders for the provision of a crew transfer vessel (CTV) that will operate at the alpha ventus offshore wind farm. The vessel will transport people and equipment between the base port in Norddeich and the offshore wind farm alpha ventus, located in the German exclusive economic zone, and possibly other […]

  • 30 April 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    HSM Offshore has loaded out the Borssele Alpha substation topside onto a barge at its yard in Schiedam, the Netherlands. The 700MW Borssele Alpha will collect the electricity generated by Ørsted’s Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm and feed it into the Dutch grid. The substation’s jacket foundation was installed in August 2018. The platform […]

  • 12 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Siemens Offshore Grid Access Service has secured a contract extension with TenneT TSO for the provision of its platform supply vessel (PSV).

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The France-headquartered Vallourec is supplying structural tubes for the Borssele Alpha and Beta offshore transformer stations in the Dutch North Sea.

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    AREVA and the operating consortium DOTI (Deutsche Offshore-Testfeld und Infrastruktur GmbH & Co. KG) signed a five years contract for the service and maintenance of the AREVA turbines at the alpha ventus wind farm. This contract extends the previous service and maintenance agreement, initiated in 2009 with the commissioning of the six M5000-116 5 MW […]

  • 8 May 2012

    A British diver died while conducting underwater maintenance work at a German offshore wind farm, Alpha Ventus, writes the Scotsman. According to a report, the 48-year-old diver suffered a heart attack while carrying out repairs at a depth of about 2 metres at a wind turbine’s foundation. This is the third fatal incident at German […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Grid Connection

    The export cables for TenneT’s Hollandse Kust Zuid grid connection have been sent off from Greece to the Netherlands, according to the Dutch cable logistics company WIND, which handled the load-out. The company has been hired by Van Oord to provide subsea cable logistics for the grid connection project, for which Van Oord has been […]

  • 6 August 2012

    Together with top representatives of the energy companies EWE, E.ON and Vattenfall, Germany’s economics minister Dr. Philipp Rösler and Lower Saxony’s minister for the environment, Dr. Stefan Birkner, visited alpha ventus this Monday. The flight to Germany’s first offshore farm located 45 km north of the island of Borkum allowed the ministers to gain their […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Grid Connection

    TenneT and HSM Offshore will hold a load-out ceremony for the jacket foundation of the Borssele Alpha transformer station in Schiedam on 26 July.

  • 20 May 2013
    Grid Connection

    The load out of DolWin alpha marks the start of a journey that the platform will make to its final offshore destination, the DolWin area in German North Sea. This operation was performed at the Heerema’s Zwijndrecht fabrication yard at the Drechthaven. The following is a video of the load out of DolWin alpha: [mappress] […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Van Oord-Cablel Hellenic Cables consortium has awarded First Subsea with a contract to supply a cable protection system (CPS) for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) export cables, and a cross over protection for TenneT’s Net op zee Hollandse Kust (zuid). Under the contract, First Subsea will engineer, test, and supply a CPS for the protection of […]