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  • 26 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    RWE Innogy has shared a photo of the first 45-kilometre export cable for the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm being loaded onto the carousel of VBMS’ multipurpose vessel Ndurance. In October 2015, VBMS signed a contract for the export cabling scope in a consortium with nkt cables, consisting of supply and installation of two 45-kilometre-long export cables […]

  • 18 August 2016

    Bladt Industries today posted a picture taken this morning at its Lindø facilities, showing Wikinger jacket foundations.  The first jacket foundations built by Bladt for the Wikinger offshore wind project left the company’s facilities at Lindø Industripark on a barge in mid-July. Bladt Industries has fabricated 41 four-legged jackets and 164 piles for the 350MW Wikinger offshore […]

  • 12 August 2016
    Vessels

    After installing the final wind turbine foundation at Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in Liverpool Bay, Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen has moored at Harland and Wolff’s Commissioning Quay in Belfast.   Svanen completed the foundations installation at the wind farm in July, and will now undergo repairs and outfitting at Harland and Wolff’s shipyard, ahead of its next […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Denmark’s Port of Esbjerg is currently a proverbial beehive of activity as major offshore wind turbine makers are working on a number of projects located in the North Sea and the English Channel. The photo above was taken on August 02 and gives an overview of the installation projects currently being carried out at the port. Siemens Wind […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first offshore wind farm in US waters, the 30MW Block Island, shared a photo of the jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern easing into place first tower sections onto one of the wind farm’s five foundations. There is just one more tower section to be mounted on the foundation, Deepwater Wind said, after […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has shared several photos of the first four of 32 nacelles for DONG Energy’s 258MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm arriving at the company’s pre-assembly site in the Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland. The first four 390-tonne nacelles arrived to Belfast last night onboard Meriaura’s multipurpose deck cargo carrier Aura. Work at MHI Vestas’ pre-assembly […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy has shared a photo showing one of the 32 foundations for the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension wind farm being being installed by Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen in the waters of Liverpool Bay. Svanen completed the foundations installation work last week, and the installation of the wind farm’s offshore cable array is expected to start shortly. When […]

  • 11 July 2016

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Seaway Heavy Lifting’s Oleg Strashnov carrying monopiles and transition pieces to the Dudgeon offshore wind site.  The photo was taken by the Superintendent of the Oleg Strashnov, during works at the Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the UK. The first foundations at the wind farm site were installed in early April and […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has shared an image of two of the five Haliade 150 6MW nacelles ready to be loaded and start their journey across the Atlantic to the Port of Providence, Rhode Island, and become the heart of the first turbines ever to generate power offshore the USA at the 30MW Block Island wind […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has shared an image of a blade starting its journey from Denmark to the USA where it will be installed on one of five Haliade 150-6MW turbines on the Block Island wind farm and become one of the first blades to start spinning in US waters. The first of five nacelles has also departed GE’s factory […]

  • 20 June 2016

    Tidal Transit’s crew transfer vessel Kitty Petra and North Sea Logistics’ Excalibur responded to a mayday call yesterday, after a jet ski capsized and threw a man and two children into the sea off Colwyn Bay. Following an alert by people ashore, Holyhead Coastguard broadcast a Mayday Relay to the vessels in the area, called out Llandudno RNLI inshore […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Environment, Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The 20-mile submarine cable which will connect US mainland to Block Island and export the electricity generated by the 30MW Block Island offshore wind wind farm, is expected to make landfall at Crescent Beach, Block Island, in the next week or so, depending on the weather. The cable laying barge Big Max started laying the 34.5kV […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Vessels

    Pacific Orca has arrived at PD Ports’ newly redeveloped £35 million quay at Teesport, where it will be berthed at Number One Quay for several weeks while being fitted with a pile gripper that has been constructed on site. The vessel, owned by Swire Blue Ocean, will then sail away to the Rampion offshore wind farm site to work […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has shared a photo showing offshore wind towers for the 30MW Block Island wind farm being arranged in a line in Providence after completing their journey from Europe to Rhode Island, US. The five-turbine offshore wind farm is being developed by Deepwater Wind some three miles off the coast of Block Island. Once commissioned in […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Vessels

    Norwegian ship designer and shipbuilder Ulstein has sent its first ever wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) on sea trials. The SOV is the first of two being constructed for Bernhard Schulte Offshore and chartered out to Siemens Wind Power Service. She will be deployed at the Gemini offshore wind farm off the Netherlands once delivered in the […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Dredger Mimar Sinan and the split hopper barge Tiger have started work at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm site.  The vessels are working on dredging and excavation for foundations and cable ditches. The underground cable and substation will be installed by the next summer, with foundations and subsea cable scheduled for installation in spring and summer 2017. Jan De Nul is […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S’s Bayard vessels celebrated 500 days without a lost time injury (LTI) on 2 June 2016. With a total exposure of 115,617 hours, the fleet of seven Bayards have been active at Walney 1+2, Butendiek, Baltic 2, Femern Belt, Borkum Riffgrund, Gwynt y Môr and the Gode Wind 1. During this time, the Bayards […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Vessels

    Iceni Vengeance provided the platform for the UK Coastguard to carry out a rescue exercise on 26 May.  The crew transfer vessel is currently supporting operations and maintenance (O&M) at the Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm. South Boats IOW delivered Iceni Vengeance to Iceni Marine Services in March last year as the second vessel of class South […]

  • 27 May 2016

    While the installation of the first foundations at the Wikinger offshore wind site started at the end of the last month, Bladt Industries is lining up further jackets at its Lindø Facility in Denmark.  In total, Bladt will deliver 41 four-legged jacket foundations for the Wikinger offshore wind farm, being built by Iberdrola off the coast of the island of […]

  • 26 May 2016
    R&D

    Danish researchers have developed a new coating system which increases the performance of offshore wind turbine blades. Currently, new technologies are being tested under the European project Windtrust to overcome blade erosion caused by heavy rain in harsh offshore environment.  LM Wind Power developed a new polyurethane coating protection system, and said the system significantly increases the reliability of blade […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Vessels

    The Atlantic Pioneer vessel has connected to ‪Block Island Wind Farm’s‬ foundation no. 1 to deliver workers preparing to pull in the submarine export cable that will ultimately send the power generated from all five turbines to a substation on Block Island. Atlantic Pioneer is the first offshore wind support vessel built in the United […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Vessels

    On Thursday, 19 May, the last turbine was erected at the Gode Wind site in the German part of the North Sea from A2SEA’s installation vessel Sea Challenger.  With all 97 Siemens 6MW turbines installed at the offshore wind farms Gode Wind 1 and Gode Wind 2, the project’s total capacity of 582MW will deliver enough green […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Forewind has used its latest operations and maintenance trip to the meteorological masts on Dogger Bank to trial new technology and methodology. The trip enabled aerial inspection and survey contractor Cyberhawk to utilise a new advanced camera technology to inspect the overall status of the met masts and condition of bolts along with the structure of the lattice […]

  • 3 May 2016

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  • 26 April 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Seaway Heavy Lifting has shared this photo of the heavy-lifting vessel Stanislav Yudin setting the topside of the Horns Rev C substation down onto the jacket construction. The topside was transported from the Port of Esbjerg to the installation site some 20 kilometers off the Danish North Sea coast on board Royal Wagenborg’s largest barge, Wagenborg Barge 9. The 1,888 […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Vessels

    BOW Terminal has shared this photo of GeoSea’s Innovation at berth in Flushing and demobilising the equipment used for the installation of foundations at the 332MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The photo shows a pile hammer stored along the heavy quay side and a noise mitigation system. Another noise mitigation […]