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  • 13 January 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Gravity based foundations for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project are well under construction at the Neptune dry dock on the Tyne in Newcastle, UK. Lower shafts have been placed, with roof panels set to be mounted this month, according to BAM Infra’s social media pages.

  • 6 September 2013
    Grid Connection

    Future offshore wind turbines should use gravity foundations instead of foundations which are required to be hammered into the ground, said The Concrete Centre (TCC) according to New Civil Engineer news portal. Due to the significant environmental impact of piling operations, Andrew Minson, executive director of TCC, calls for a wider use of gravity base […]

  • 18 August 2017
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The fifth and final gravity based foundation built for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project has arrived at the installation site and is about to undergo immersion.

  • 19 November 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Monobase Wind BV has started testing its new Gravity Based Foundation at the MARIN, the Netherlands. The testing will last until November 28.  The tests include transportation, installation and the in-place condition for water depth of 45 m and a 6 MW turbine. Nacelle elevation is 97 m above sea level. The first transportation analysis (transport survival conditions) […]

  • 7 June 2016

    Royal BAM Group has been awarded a contract for the Blyth Offshore Wind project by EDF Energy Renewables to design, fabricate and install five full-size gravity base foundations, first of their kind to be built in the world, according to the company.   The foundation design will utilise ‘self-installing’ technology, which has been developed by two […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    MonoBaseWind has contracted Dutch engineering company KCI the Engineers for the basic engineering of the structural steel design of their self-installing Gravity Based Foundation (GBF) concept. This self-installing GBF is specifically developed for wind turbines with a capacity of over 6MW which need to be installed in waters deeper than 40m. The principle has been […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The first gravity-based foundation (GBF) built for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project has been installed onto the seabed. The second of the total of five GBFs has also arrived at the site and is ready to be installed.

  • 14 July 2016

    COWI has been providing assistance with geotechnical interpretation and load definition to BAM Infraconsult, which is in charge of the design of gravity base foundations, to be used on Blyth Offshore Demonstrator offshore wind project. The foundation design will utilise ‘self-installing’ technology, which has been developed by two BAM companies, BAM Nuttall Ltd and BAM Infra bv. COWI has been […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    EDF EN France, Dong Energy and WPD Offshore have issued a call for bids for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of up to 83 gravity-based foundations for the Fécamp offshore wind farm. The contract also includes the supply of additional equipment for the gravity-based foundations, such as boat landing, access ladders and platform […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Four out of five upper steel shafts have been lifted onto the gravity based foundations built for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project at the Neptune dry dock on the Tyne in Newcastle, EDF Energy Renewables said.

  • 4 August 2017
    Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Strukton Immersion Projects B.V has chartered Iceni Marine Services’ crew transfer vessels (CTVs) – Iceni Spirit and Iceni Courage – to support the company during the installation of the five gravity based foundations at the Blyth Demonstrator project over the summer.

  • 14 August 2017
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Two out of the five gravity-based foundations (GBFs) for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator project have been fitted with a sensor system designed by ORE Catapult, with the first such GBF currently making its way up the River Tyne before being installed at the site.

  • 29 March 2017
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    BAM Nutall has completed the roof panel installation on the five self-installing gravity base foundations being constructed for EDF Energy Renewables’ 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator (BOD) wind farm.

  • 18 September 2017

    Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, a Finnish-based wind power production company, has used a SyncHoist load positioning system from Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology for the installation of gravity base foundations at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Pori, Finland.

  • 11 July 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Commissioning of the Siemens 4.2MW Siemens turbines and erosion protection of foundations is in full swing at the 42MW Tahkoluoto wind farm off Pori, Finland.

  • 29 September 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul installed the fifth and final MHI Vestas 8.3MW turbine at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project site yesterday, 28 September. 

  • 17 May 2011

    The logistical challenge and its anticipated cost have galvanized designers, developers, and government-backed agencies to reset the thinking on subsea foundation design. But the task has by no means been easy. “With wind turbine sizes now scaling up to 5MW and beyond, the top-head mass is virtually double that of the current mainstream sizes,” says […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Gravity-based foundations that will support the offshore wind turbines at the Tahkoluoto are currently lined up in Pori, Finland, and waiting for the installation vessel Vole au vent, due to arrive by the end of next week.

  • 25 September 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The load-out of turbine components for the last two turbines to be installed at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project construction site took place at the Port of Esbjerg.

  • 17 December 2010

    Concrete gravity base foundations (GBF) could be the best option for the next phase of offshore wind farms, says the Concrete Centre with…   (nce) [mappress] Source: nce, December 17, 2010

  • 11 July 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The first of the five gravity based foundations built at the Neptune dry dock in Newcastle by the Royal BAM Group for the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project  has begun its journey down the River Tyne, EDF Energy Renewables said.

  • 30 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Marks 1000th Turbine in Water DONG Energy has become the first company worldwide to have installed 1,000 offshore wind turbines, after recently installing the landmark turbine at the Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm in German North Sea. DONG Upgrades Tendering System DONG Energy has added a new category covering geotechnical investigation services in […]

  • 23 August 2010
    R&D, Technology

    As the Government increases its efforts to curb carbon emissions from the power generation sector, Costain is aiming to win a stake in the renewable energy market. Offshore windfarms offer the prospect of more predictable and consistent weather conditions than their onshore counterparts, together with fewer problems in gaining planning permission. However, constructing them in […]

  • 13 May 2012

    In the Swedish part of the Baltic Sea, in close vicinity of the city of Kårehamn, E.ON has ordered the construction of a wind farm consisting of 16 wind turbines. The contract for the design, construction and installation of the 16 foundations was awarded to Jan De Nul in 2011. These foundations are constructed on […]

  • 23 November 2014

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Takes On Another OW Deal in U.S. The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that experienced wind turbine installation firm Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS is joining the development team for Project Icebreaker, an offshore wind demonstration project in Lake Erie. Offshore Wind Developers to Face Financing Problems, Moody’s Says While […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Northumberland-based Renown Engineering has won the order from civil engineering contractor, BAM Nuttall, to manufacture watertight hatches for EDF Energy Renewables’ Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project.