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  • 22 September 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    E.ON has posted a photo showing Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen installing monopile foundations on the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

  • 28 November 2014
    Grid Connection

    All construction activities on Eneco’s four-story transformer station have been completed. The Offshore High Voltage Station is sitting on large grounds of Fabricom Cofely (GDF SUEZ) in Hoboken (Antwerp) where it will be finished and tested prior to the installation scheduled for February next year. The transformer station will collect electricity generated by 43 turbines […]

  • 16 October 2012

    Narec will host Open Doors Day on Saturday 10th November, 09:00 – 13:00, which is a fantastic opportunity to visit the National Renewable Energy Centre, Narec, in Blyth. Visitors will get a chance to find out more about the work and to look around state-of-the-art testing facilities for offshore renewable energy technologies. Other activities include: […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The first monopile foundation for Eneco Luchterduinen Wind Farm offshore wind project on its way to the construction site.  Sif Group in the city of Roermond is manufacturing 43 steel foundation piles for the Eneco Luchterduinen Wind Farm, located 23 kilometers off the coast between Noordwijk and Zandvoort. Wind turbines will be mounted directly […]

  • 12 September 2013

    Flowave TT will welcome the public into their wave and tidal research facility for the first time. There will be a series of six visit opportunities during the annual ‘Doors Open Day’ day event on Saturday 28th September. Each tour will comprise a short presentation on the design, construction and operation of the test facility, […]

  • 11 April 2012
    R&D

    Nautilus is now in the last 100 days of the 4 year NORSEWInD Project for which the company is running the Knowledge Management programme. NORSEWInD is developing real-time high quality hub-height wind internet based atlases for the the offshore wind energy industry in the Baltic, Irish & North Seas. It is doing this by developing […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Vessels

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Tidal Transit’s personnel transfer vessels (PTVs) Katie Louise, Eden Rose and Ginny Louise at the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm.  Ginny Louise and Eden Rose have been in permanent use on the Greater Gabbard and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farms since their arrival in the UK. Katie Louise was hired last month […]

  • 19 May 2015

    TenneT will hold a converter station Open Day in Heede on Saturday, May 23, when three converter stations for grid connection projects DolWin1, DolWin2 and DolWin3 will be visited. TenneT has realized a total of twelve offshore grid connection projects, six of which are already in operation, two more are expected to follow in 2015, and the […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Service operations vessel (SOV) Vestland Cygnus has arrived at DHSS’ new supply base in the Port of Eemshaven, the Netherlands, where it will mobilize for the Merkur offshore wind farm. 

  • 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 […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    High and low water, the weather and the wind governs the working day for Mark Williamson, marine coordinator at the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm. “Each day is different, and that is part of what makes the job exciting,” says Mark Williamson. Statkraft took over as the operator of the wind farm with massive turbines […]

  • 10 October 2017

    Sometimes, one can be reading a map only to end up in space, which is not a bad thing at all if that is where they want to go. However, we ought to make sure where we are and which road we need to take to reach our “outer space” goals. Luckily, the second day of the Offshore Wind Conference (OWC) in Amsterdam gathered speakers who can guide us through the offshore wind journey.  

  • 6 May 2013
    Grid Connection

    Each time, a cable is installed between wind turbines at an offshore wind farm, time spent offshore can be reduced by approximately three days. A new cable laying concept from DONG Energy points the way to reducing costs. Each time they can move work from the offshore site onshore, they become more independent of the […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Vessels

    Offshore WIND‘s photo of the day: Heavy lift vessel Svanen in Rotterdam, accompanied by the cable laying vessel Nexus.  A few days ago, Van Oord’s offshore wind installation vessels, Svanen and Nexus, were lodged in front of Offshore WIND‘s (Navingo) office in Wilhelminakade, Rotterdam. Hans Elbers from Fotovlieger has caught our visitors on camera from a different angle unveiling a whole […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Technology

    The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014 (EUSEW) is taking place this week (23rd – 27th June 2014). Launched in 2006 as an initiative of the European Commission, the EUSEW has become a reference point for public authorities, energy agencies, private companies, NGOs and industry associations engaged in helping to meet the EU’s energy and climate […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Vessels

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Sunset at Gwynt y Môr, world’s second largest offshore wind farm.  The photo was taken on November 27 from the Kinmel Bay, Turbine Transfers’ 18-metre fast catamaran for wind farm support and crew transport. The Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm recently reached a major milestone by ending its construction phase. Since […]

  • 25 October 2012

    More than 360 exhibitors and near by 24,400 delegates were present at the OTD exhibition in Bergen on October 15th-18th 2012. A 3-days’ visit to OTD was organized for Danish companies approaching the offshore market in Norway. Offshore Center Danmark and Enterprise Europe Network were facilitating conferences, company visits and participation in B2B-meetings as side-events […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 September 2013

    German Wind Energy Agency (WAB), a part of the WAB business network, has organized a symposium about the legal rights relating to offshore wind energy entitled “WAB Legal Offshore Day”.  Today, around 80 experts from the offshore industry are meeting at the ”WAB Legal Offshore Day” in Hamburg to exchange information on practical experiences and […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Vessels

    Seajacks Scylla had her maiden call in IJmuiden on 14 March. The 139m long installation vessel, dedicated to the offshore energy market, can be adjusted to any project, which is the reason of Scylla’s visit to IJmuiden. The first project for the vessel is the installation of monopiles for German Veja Mate offshore wind farm, where […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Vessels

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Seajacks Scylla with all four legs installed. The offshore wind farm installation vessel has been fitted with all four legs at Samsung Heavy Industries. Scylla is outfitted with 105 metre long legs that have the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65m. The vessel also […]

  • 13 June 2012

    Global Wind Day is a day for discovering the power of wind energy and the possibilities it holds to change our world. Hundreds of thousands of people are involved in the production of energy from the wind, but for many people, wind energy is a mystery. Global Wind Day is the day when you can meet […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Vessels

    Esvagt Njord, also known as Esvagt HST-125, left the quay side in Gdansk this morning and is heading to Leirvik Shipyard in Norway, according to the Danish Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) operator Esvagt. Esvagt Njord OSV was built by Poland’s Nauta Shiprepair Yard and is destined to service the 400 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm off Norfolk, […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Vessels

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: ‘Seacat Intrepid’ left Isle of Wight this morning and it is now heading to Germany to work with WindMW, the developer of the Meerwind offshore wind farm. South Boats IOW, which built this 26m DNV class wind farm support/crew transfer vessel for Seacat Services, published the photo on its social media pages. ‘Seacat Intrepid’ […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Ports & Logistics

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Sea Challenger loading Gode Wind turbine components at the Port of Esbjerg, while transition pieces (TPs) and monopiles for the Sandbank offshore wind farm are ready for load out. Earlier this month, A2SEA’s installation vessel Sea Challenger returned to Port of Esbjerg to load another four wind turbines for the […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education

    DONG Energy’s recruitment partner Atlas Professionals will host a recruitment day in Liverpool on 11 November. Atlas’ Liverpool recruitment day will be held at the Liverpool Gateway Conference Centre from 10 am to 4 pm GMT. With a variety of long-term frame agreements in place, the recruitment day will focus on all of the projects Atlas […]