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Norway's OHT has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) in Jiangsu, China, for the construction of a 48,000 dwt semi-submersible offshore wind farm foundation installation vessel, with options to extend the program with up to three vessels.
Norwegian based NorWind Installer contracted the ULSTEIN Dutch design offices Ulstein Sea of Solutions and Ulstein IDEA Equipment Solutions as their design partners for a new foundation installation vessel for the offshore wind industry. The vessel is a customized version of the Deepwater Enabler design from ULSTEIN. The DP vessel is designed for world-wide operations […]
Swire Blue Ocean A/S has signed a key contract with engineering and services group Bilfinger for the provision of an installation vessel to support the installation of 72 foundations on the Sandbank Offshore Windpark. Seventy-two foundations will be installed in the seabed with Swire Blue Ocean's installation vessel in waters that are up to 34 […]
The market for offshore windmills is facing a significant increase. Currently it is installed or under construction around 1 500 offshore windmills, mainly in North Europe. More than 10 000 are being planned. The developers are looking for cost efficient installation methods and equipment. Ingenium AS Oslo, Norway has taken the challenge and developed a […]
NorWind Installer (NWI) provided the construction vessel “North Sea Giant” owned by North Sea Shipping when BAUER Renewables Ltd., a subsidiary of BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, successfully installed a drilled-in monopile foundation structure for a tidal energy turbine at the offshore test site of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, in late July. […]
The installation of foundations has kicked off at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. The installation began in early June, a spokesperson from COWI, who designed all the steelwork for the 20 monopiles and transition pieces, told Offshore WIND. Seaway Yudin is installing the foundations, which comprise monopiles produced by Germany's EEW SPC and transition pieces manufactured by […]
Jumbo has secured a contract for the transportation and installation of turbine foundations at the Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan. Preparation and planning works have already begun, with the first transportation commencing in the fourth quarter of the year and installation in mid-2020. Jumbo is responsible for transporting 40 monopiles and 120 monopile sections […]
The installation of inter-array cables at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan is scheduled to begin in June. Jan De Nul's cable laying vessel Willem de Vlamingh will carry out the installation of 20 cables at the project site from 1 June to 30 September. The Luxembourg-based company is in charge of the design, procurement and […]
Universal Foundation has begun industrialized suction bucket installation tests under a project that is part of the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP). Universal Foundation is carrying out the EUDP project in a consortium with Siemens Gamesa, Aalborg University, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Offshoreenergy.dk. According to the company, the trial installation activity of the […]
TÜV SÜD has allocated a certificate to Esteyco for the floating foundation used for the 5MW Elisa self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine in Spain. Within the scope of the EU-funded Elican project, TÜV SÜD said it developed a new certification procedure to ensure the safe and reliable use of the foundation. The project’s goal was to […]
A2Sea's jack-up vessel Sea Installer has installed the last transition piece on the EnBW Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind projects in Germany. The two projects have a combined capacity of 609MW comprising 87 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines installed on monopile foundations some 95km north of Borkum island. Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up Pacific Osprey started installing foundations at the projects […]
The construction of the EnBW Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms is continuing with the help of two new installation vessels - GeoSea's Innovation and A2SEA's Sea Installer, EnBW said. The Innovation sailed from Eemshaven in the Netherlands on Sunday, 17 February, carrying three 72-metre monopiles. Following a ten-hour journey to the site, the Innovation […]
Windhoist Limited has pre-assembled the first Siemens Gamesa turbines destined for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK. According to the UK-based company, 24 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines are now standing ready for the vessel to pick them up next month. Siemens Gamesa awarded Windhoist with the contract for the onshore turbine pre-assembly in September 2018. […]
Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH has completed the installation of all 31 monopile foundations on the 269MW Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea. The milestone concludes the first phase of construction within the planned timeframe, the developer said. “Installation work on the construction site, which is more than 100 kilometers off the coast, […]
Jan De Nul has officially named its newest offshore installation vessel, Taillevent, in the Belgian port of Ostend.
The installation of the Norther offshore substation in Belgium, carried out on 22 August, was the first task of this kind for Gulliver, the new heavy lift vessel in Scaldis' fleet, the vessel owner said.
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 […]
The walk-to-work vessel Stril Server, together with the crew transfer vessel Marieco Mariah, is currently working on cable commissioning works on wind turbine foundations at the Beatrice project site, in preparation for the installation of wind turbines.
Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), using its vessel Oleg Strashnov, installed the 77th jacket foundation at the Beatrice site on 20 June, according to some media posts from those involved in the project, following the project's Notice to Mariners from 18 June that reported 76 jackets being in place.
The Netherlands-based Temporary Works Design (TWD) has provided Van Oord with a jacket lifting tool for the installation of the foundations at the East Anglia One offshore wind farm.
Van Oord has installed the first jacket foundation at the East Anglia One offshore wind farm located in the UK North Sea.
Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) has delivered the Longyuan Zhenhua 3 jack-up vessel to Jiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering, a 50-50 joint venture between ZPMC and Jiangsu Longyuan Offshore Wind Power that will use the vessel for the installation of wind turbine components off China's coast.
Jan De Nul's jack-up vessel Vole au vent has installed the last monopile foundation at Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm.
Jiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering has ordered an offshore wind installation platform with a lifting capacity of 2,500 tonnes from ZPMC.
Swire Blue Ocean's wind turbine installation vessel Pacific Osprey has installed the first monopile foundation on the 497MW EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
Seaway Heavy Lifting's (SHL) vessel Stanislav Yudin has been deployed on the jacket installation at the Beatrice offshore wind farm as the heavy lift vessel Oleg Strashnov left the site to handle the substation installation at the Arkona offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea.