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Hydraulic engineering and offshore renewable energy specialist HR Wallingford is conducting physical model testing for a new offshore wind foundation known as the Gravity Tripod. The company is working with Offshore Design Engineering (ODE), DNV-GL, Cambridge University and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to test and certify the new offshore wind foundation concept designed […]
Universal Foundation has relocated from Aalborg, Denmark, to Fredericia, said to be due to meeting commercial demand. Universal Foundation has now joined its sister companies Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Global Wind Service under one roof. According to the company, the relocation is not only of geographical importance but also reflects the shift from being an […]
DEME Offshore installed the final of the 174 monopile foundations on the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm on Thursday, 25 April. The first monopile was installed at the site some 120 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast in the UK in January 2018. According to DEME, four of the company's jack-ups has since worked at […]
DEME Offshore has signed an agreement with Equinor to carry out a study examining potential floating concrete substructures for the planned Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in the Norwegian North Sea. The agreement was signed early December 2018 with a five-month duration, and the study is a part of the engineering works before the final investment […]
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 […]
GE Renewable Energy and GMB Civiel BV have selected Royal HaskoningDHV to provide the foundation design for Haliade-X 12MW, the world's most powerful offshore wind turbine. The design is based on a piled foundation, with a large concrete block on top and a 28m diameter, said to meet the technical requirements without over-dimensioning. RHDHV said that […]
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 […]
DEME Offshore, previously GeoSea, has selected tier 1 suppliers for the foundations of the Moray East offshore wind project in the UK. According to DEME, Smulders will carry out a major part of the fabrication works on 55 of 100 jackets in Newcastle, including all final assembly, with Lamprell producing the remaining 45. The balance […]
Dutch offshore foundations manufacturer Sif is adapting its production facilities in Roermond and the Maasvlakte in response to new design standards and stricter requirements being defined for coating. The stricter requirements for coating are a response to the wind industry’s ambition to venture into deeper waters, lower the cost price, and generate more energy, Sif said. […]
Navantia-Windar, a Spanish joint venture partnership, has won a contract to assemble and deliver five floating foundations for the Kincardine wind farm in Scotland. The assembly and delivery of the floating foundations will be carried out at the Navantia Fene yard in Spain, where the construction of one similar unit for Windfloat Atlantic is being […]
GE's Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine is well suited and competitive for monopile solution over a wide range of site conditions, according to the specialist engineering firm Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG). GDG has been working with GE Renewable Energy to develop optimized XL Monopile soil-structure interaction models to support GE’s development of optimized foundation designs for […]
Denmark's Welcon has received the order to produce the first TetraSpar floating offshore foundation for a consortium comprising Shell, innogy and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies. ''We are very proud to be involved in this exciting project, which can be a game changer in offshore foundations for wind turbines,'' Welcon said. ''The way this foundation is designed fits perfectly […]
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, […]
GeoSea has contracted Lamprell for the fabrication of 45 wind turbine and three substation jacket foundations for the Moray East offshore wind farm. The contract is valued at more than USD 200 million.
All 32 turbine foundations for the 200MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm have been installed at the construction site some 45 kilometers north of the island of Borkum in the German North Sea. “We are right on schedule with the construction of the offshore wind farm. We were able to compensate for the […]
The 269MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project in the German North Sea is progressing on time and on budget, with 13 out of 33 foundations installed to date, Mike Crawley, President and CEO of Northland Power, said.
Van Oord has contracted Universal Foundation to support the installation of two mono bucket foundations at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm.
DTU Wind Energy has teamed up with a number of Danish researchers and companies to optimise the design of floating wind turbine foundations under the FloatStep project.
Ørsted has signed a contract with Taiwan-based Formosa Heavy Industries for the manufacture of jacket foundation pin piles for the two Changhua offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 900MW.
GeoSea has installed half of the monopile foundations at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.
Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL) vessel Stanislav Yudin has installed 16 out of 32 monopile foundations at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II in the German North Sea.
The Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) at the University of Western Australia has received Federal Government funding for a research project focused on offshore wind foundations.
Danish Bladt Industries and the Taiwan-based Century Wind Power (CWP) have established a joint venture for the fabrication of offshore wind foundations for the Taiwanese market.
Navantia has begun manufacturing a floating foundation for the Portuguese WindFloat Atlantic project at the Fene shipyard in Spain, after the Navantia-Windar joint venture won a contract for the works a few months ago, the foundation manufacturer informed.
Eight out of 32 monopile foundations have been installed on the Trianel Windpark Borkum II in the German North Sea, the project's developers 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 […]