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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.
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 […]
A barge loaded with two gravity-based foundations (GBFs) for the high voltage station of the 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm has arrived in Koge, Denmark, Blue Water Shipping (BWS), the port agents for the project, told Offshore WIND.
A barge carrying two gravity based foundations (GBFs) for the high voltage station of the Danish 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm has left the port of Ostend, Belgium.
Jan De Nul and Iemants have completed the two gravity-based foundations for Kriegers Flak substations. The steel structures, designed and built by Iemants (Smulders), have been placed on top of their corresponding concrete structures and the foundations are now being prepared to be transported from the port of Ostend in Belgium to Denmark by the end of December.
Dutch research institutes MARIN and Deltares have completed a test campaign focused on the transport and installation of gravity-based structures (GBS) as part of the GBS WIND Joint Industry Project (JIP) launched in March 2017.
The first steel structure which will support one of Kriegers Flak offshore substations was placed onto the concrete section of the gravity based foundation (GBF) at the port of Ostend, Belgium, Jan De Nul said.
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.
Wind turbine foundations are now in place off the coast of Blyth to mark the latest stage of the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm project.
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.
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.
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.
Siport21, a Madrid-based port-maritime consultancy company, has presented the "Methodology of the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis of fixed and floating structures for the offshore wind industry", which allows studying the safety conditions during transport and installation of the support structures for offshore wind turbines.
Foundation installation at the 40MW Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland is about to start, according to the project's social media pages.
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.
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.
A consortium of MARIN, Deltares, Witteveen + Bos, Vuyk Engineering and ECN has set up a Joint Industry Project to investigate the critical aspects in the transportation, installation and project logistics of gravity-based support structures for offshore wind turbines.
Energinet.dk and 50Hertz Transmission GmbH have awarded Iemants and Jan De Nul Group with a contract to construct, install, ballast and protect gravity based foundations (GBFs) for two offshore substations. The two offshore substations will serve Vattenfall's 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea, and will also serve as an interconnector between […]
Belgian corrosion protection systems designer Elsyca has created a cathodic protection system for the self-installing concrete gravity based wind turbine foundation structures to be used for the first time at the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project. Royal BAM Group has been awarded a contract by EDF Energy Renewables via SPV Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Ltd, to design, fabricate and install five full-size […]
Energinet.dk is looking for an EPCI contractor for two gravity-based substructures for substations at Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The scope of work includes detailed engineering, procurement, construction and offshore installation based on the basic design and general specifications of two gravity-based substructures (GBS) for KFA and KFBE offshore substations. The substructures will be used as foundations […]
Additional focus and investment into fabrication infrastructure is needed to unlock potential of using gravity base structures (GBSs) as wind turbine generator foundations for deeper water sites in the offshore wind sector, according to a study released by the Carbon Trust today. GBSs have been successfully demonstrated and deployed in shallow water wind farm projects. However, as wind […]
Jan De Nul UK Ltd. (JDN), Portland Harbour Authority Limited (PHAL) and Portland Port Limited Ltd (PPL) have joined forced to bid for a major phase of the Navitus Bay wind farm project. The Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) provides JDN with exclusive use of Portland Harbour if it secures the contract to construct the foundations of […]
The developers of the Fécamp offshore wind farm have chosen to demonstrate and install Seatower’s patented Cranefree Gravity® foundation design. The Fécamp project, being jointly developed by EDF Energies Nouvelles, DONG Energy and wpd offshore, is located 13km off the coast of Normandy. The Fécamp demonstrator project is the final step in Seatower’s objective to […]
STRABAG Offshore Wind GmbH, as part of the leading European construction company STRABAG SE, has a Memorandum of Understanding in place naming Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) as the preferred location for a major new UK production facility for the mass production of gravity-based foundations for the offshore wind sector. Today Able Executive Chairman Peter […]
Sif Group has established a new company strategy: Sif Works for offshore foundations. At this year's EWEA Offshore event in Frankfurt, the company showcased its services based on this new strategy. In March, Sif secured a contract for the manufacturing of monopiles and transition pieces for 73 wind turbines for UK's Humber Gateway offshore wind […]
In recent months, Deltares has tested a new foundation structure for offshore wind turbines in the Atlantic Basin in Delft and optimised a design for scour protection. The study showed that scour protection can be a lot cheaper than was thought, which makes it more likely that the idea will be used in practice. Gravity-based […]