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  • 8 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    For offshore wind farms to properly deliver power to households on land, not only do professionals using gigantic vessels and high-tech machinery need to install massive and complex infrastructure, but the selected sites also must be thoroughly surveyed before the construction can start. Once all set up, those turbines sticking out way above the sea […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Nobelwind has announced the beginning of construction works for Belgian Nobelwind offshore wind farm, also known as Belwind 2 or Bligh Bank II. The first activities will be performed in the port of Oostende, on the REBO site, where the first foundation components are expected to arrive today (March 23). As of the end of […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Environment

    The Administrative Court of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen has decided to suspend the construction of the Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB), due to legal action taken against the project by the environmental organization BUND. Thereby, no construction works can be carried out at the OTB until further notice, the court said. However, this does not apply […]

  • 17 August 2016

    A wind farm construction project should be meticulously planned involving, as near as possible, the complete supply chain from the very start if the execution is to be as successful as possible. On top of the large Tier 1 organisations involved, delivery of a project often involves a significant number of small to medium sized companies each with their […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    German power company E.ON organised a groundbreaking ceremony in Sassnitz on August 18 to signal that the 385MW Arkona offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea moved from the planning to the construction phase. The project entered the construction phase with a ceremonial laying of a cornerstone for the wind farm’s O&M facility at the Mukran ferry port […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) has reached an agreement with the staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) regarding the construction and operation of its Icebreaker Wind energy project. Now that LEEDCo has reached an agreement with staff, the next step is to seek approval from the Siting Board. The agreement has […]

  • 8 November 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The onshore construction of the Formosa 2 offshore wind project commenced today, 8 November, with a groundbreaking ceremony held in Taiwan. Formosa 2 will comprise 47 Siemens Gamesa 8.0 – 167 turbines mounted on jacket foundations which will be installed by Seaway 7 some 4km offshore Miaoli County in the Taiwan Strait. The 376MW project is expected […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Work will begin this week at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, in readiness for the first foundation installation in January. This will include clearing boulders on the seabed along the cable route and around each of the 116 foundation positions to allow safe and effective installation. Chris Tomlinson, E.ON Development Manager for the Rampion Offshore […]

  • 4 June 2015

    Since December 2014 the AMBAU has been working on the design and engineering of 18 monopiles and transition pieces for the Nordergründe Offshore Wind Farm. Now, AMBAU has also received an order for the construction of the foundations. Manufacturing will commence at the AMBAU site in Cuxhaven in October 2015 and last until March 2016. The monopiles have a […]

  • 1 November 2011
    Wind Farm Update

    The London Array consortium, Abu Dhabi’s Masdar, E.ON, Dong Energy on Monday announced that work is under way at the world’s largest offshor… (wam) [mappress] Source: wam, November 01, 2011

  • 30 March 2018
    Vessels

    An official keel laying ceremony for GeoSea’s vessel Orion was held today, marking the start of the construction of the next-generation offshore installation vessel that will feature a 5,000-tonne crane. 

  • 25 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Lower Saxony’s Minister of Economics, Labour and Transport Daniela Behrens has officially launched the construction of the berth 4 at the port of Cuxhaven to meet the rising demand and complement the existing development projects, including the construction of a wind turbine factory by Siemens. The 240-meter quay will be able to accommodate ships with a draft of […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The 950MW Moray East wind farm has entered the offshore construction phase with the start of piling operations earlier this month. The piling operations started on 19 May and are expected to take place over a period of approximately eleven months, a Notice of Operations said. Moray East contracted GeoSea NV Geotechnical & Offshore Solutions, […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Grid Connection

    The topside of Elia’s OffshoreSwitchYard (OSY) platform is expected to be installed on its jacket foundation in the Belgian North Sea in mid-April, the Belgian energy company said. The OSY platform, constructed by Heerema Fabrication Group, is the centerpiece of Elia’s EUR 400 million Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project through which Rentel, Northwester 2, and SeaMade offshore […]

  • 8 April 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Innogy has contracted Esvagt to provide its service operation vessel (SOV) Esvagt Froude for the construction of the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. The contract will see Esvagt Froude support the construction of the project’s 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines, scheduled to be installed between the beginning of next year and the end […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities, R&D

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has begun a new study to conduct real-time, independent observations and data collection during construction of offshore wind turbines. Field work took place in August and September of this year through the Real-time Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations study, or RODEO, which is taking direct measurements of […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Construction works on Alstom’s two offshore wind turbine factories in Saint-Nazaire, France, are gaining momentum, the company said via social media. A year ago, Alstom started building these factories for the production of generators and assembly of nacelles for its Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine. Facilities will be scaled for a production capacity of 100 […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    27 out of the 32 monopile foundations have been installed on the 200MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

  • 4 February 2011
    Technology

    In February 2010 Seajacks entered into a contract with GustoMSC to provide the Basic Design Package for two purpose built wind farm installation vessels. In June 2010 Seajacks entered into a contract with Lamprell shipyard to build these new vessels and Seajacks will take delivery of the first new-build, Seajacks Zaratan, in May 2012, and […]

  • 28 March 2011

    In February 2010 Seajacks entered into a contract with GustoMSC to provide the Basic Design Package for two purpose built wind farm installation vessels. In June 2010 Seajacks entered into a contract with Lamprell shipyard to build these new vessels and Seajacks will take delivery of the first new-build, Seajacks Zaratan, in May 2012, and […]

  • 25 November 2014

    After more than seven years of planning and design, the MeyGen tidal energy project is now entering the construction phase for the first 6MW tranche of capacity in what is believed to be the world’s largest planned tidal stream project. Now that the financing package has been agreed for the first four turbines, Atlantis Resources has entered into all the major construction contracts. […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Pile driving of the monopile “SB 62” at Sandbank offshore wind site has begun, marking the start of construction of the wind farm 90 km off the coast of Sylt. Seventy two Siemens 4 MW wind turbines will be set up, providing an installed capacity of 288 MW. The offshore wind farm is planned to be fully commissioned in […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 92.4MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as Aberdeen offshore wind farm, started onshore substation works at Blackdog, Aberdeenshire, on Monday, 17 October. The programme for constructing the substation and associated cabling works has begun with work to prepare and secure the site including establishing temporary staff facilities and an access route on site for […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind has applied for federal and state construction permits with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to construct a 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts.

  • 2 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Icebreaker Windpower Inc. has filed an application for a certificate to construct the 20.7MW Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB).

  • 26 July 2018

    By Gareth Ellery, Senior Engineer and Business Development Director, Cathie Associates Within the offshore wind industry, there has been a relentless and necessary drive towards cost reduction and commercialization of offshore wind. This cost reduction has been driven largely by the introduction of competition to the developers and operators of offshore wind farms through power […]