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24 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

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 […]

13 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

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 […]

7 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

GEDI, a subsidiary of China Energy Engineering Group, has completed the installation of foundations on the 198MW Guangdong Yudean Zhanjiang Wailuo wind farm offshore China's Guangdong Province.   In total, GEDI (Guangdong Electric Power Design & Research Institute), the EPC contractor for the project, installed 36 single-pile foundations at the site. This is the first time […]

5 June 2019 R&D

Universal Foundation has completed the industrialized suction bucket installation tests offshore Denmark. The offshore campaign was completed on 1 June and the industrialized suction bucket foundation is now back on land, Universal Foundation reported. According to the company, 13 installations and retrievals were carried out despite weather delays and a learning curve. The next step […]

30 May 2019 Business & Finance

The French Ideol has shared a video showing the construction methods of its floating foundation. The ring-shaped floating foundation, known as the Damping Pool, has been developed and patented by Ideol and built by Bouygues Travaux Publics. The foundation is being used for the Floatgen floating wind project which comprises a 2MW Vestas V80 turbine installed offshore France. The […]

27 May 2019 R&D

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 […]

15 May 2019 R&D

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 […]

6 May 2019 Business & Finance

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 […]

26 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

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 […]

26 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

24 April 2019 Business & Finance

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 […]

15 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders

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 […]

11 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

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 […]

14 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

6 March 2019 Business & Finance

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. […]

25 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

21 February 2019 R&D, Technology

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 […]

14 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders

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 […]

8 January 2019 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

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, […]

20 December 2018 Contracts & Tenders

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.

3 December 2018 Wind Farm Update

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 […]

7 November 2018 Wind Farm Update

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.

29 October 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Van Oord has contracted Universal Foundation to support the installation of two mono bucket foundations at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. 

26 October 2018 R&D, Technology

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.

12 October 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

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.

3 October 2018 Wind Farm Update

GeoSea has installed half of the monopile foundations at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.