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Borkum Hafen Immobilien GmbH, a member of the wpd Group, is developing a novel residential concept on the island of Borkum in Germany designed to meet the needs of service workers of offshore wind farms.
The offshore wind terminal at the Belfast Harbour, Ireland, handled 305,000 tonnes of wind farm components in 2017, representing a record since it opened in 2013.
The last four towers for MHI Vestas 8.25MW wind turbines for the Walney Extension West have set sail from the Belfast Harbour, the project’s pre-assembly port, according to the port’s social media pages.
Boskalis has awarded Peterhead Port Authority with a contract to harbour the suction bucket jacket foundations for the 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.
Scottish Enterprise has announced that it is contributing GBP 11.7 million to the expansion of Aberdeen Harbour, in addition to a loan of up to GBP 175 million from the European Investment Bank and the support of up to GBP 11 million provided by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils via the Aberdeen City Region Deal.
The two vessels contracted to carry out the trenching along the export cable route for the Beatrice offshore wind farm project are expected to arrive in the Buckie harbour in Scotland this week and start mobilising for the project.
The installation vessel Aeolus has arrived at Belfast Harbour ahead of the foundation installation works at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the UK.
Sentinel-2, an Earth observation mission developed by ESA as part of the Copernicus Programme, has shared a photo taken from space showing the 40MW Middelgrunden offshore wind farm forming a ”protective shield” around Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen and its harbour. The Middelgrunden offshore wind farm consists of 20 2MW fixed-speed turbines situated 3.5 km outside the Copenhagen harbour. The […]
Aberdeen Harbour Board officially approved a GBP 350 million development plan to expand the habour last month, after receiving construction and dredging operations licenses from the authorities. Following the project go-ahead, Aberdeen Harbour signed a contract with Dragados UK for the construction of additional facilities at Nigg Bay to the south of the existing harbour. HR Wallingford, […]
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) has been granted consent to renovate two historic buildings at Wick Harbour which will form the new GBP 10 million Operations & Maintenance (O&M) base for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm. The construction works on the O&M base is expected to start in February 2017, BOWL said. Wick Harbour has been […]
Vattenfall has signed leases totalling 24 years with Aberdeen Harbour Board, as the company will use the location to support the construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance (O&M), and eventual decommissioning phases of its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm. Vattenfall said it is set to establish its construction […]
Pile driving during construction of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea has little to no effect on local harbour porpoise population, according to a study commissioned by the Offshore-Forum Windenergie (OFW) in partnership with the offshore wind industry leaders. “The study shows that offshore wind farms have no negative consequences for the harbor porpoise population,” […]
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is making a maximum use of its Burbo Bank Extension load-out and pre-assembly site at the Belfast Harbour today. The Belfast Harbour has shared images of three vessels being loaded by components which will make up some of the 32 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines to be installed at the site […]
The European Commission (EC) is taking the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice of the EU for ”its failure to propose sites for the protection of the harbour porpoise.” ”The continued failure to propose and designate sufficient sites leaves the areas where the species occurs in greatest densities without the protection required. This refers in […]
After installing the final wind turbine foundation at DONG Energy’s 256MW Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in Liverpool Bay last week, Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen has set sail to the Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland, to undergo repairs and outfitting, according to the port. Svanen’s last project included the installation of 32 foundations for the […]
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) have chosen Buckie harbour as a contingency base for Beatrice offshore wind farm’s operation and maintenance (O&M) work and for the marine control co-ordination base. SSE announced last week that Wick will be the main O&M location for the £2.6 billion Beatrice offshore wind farm project, but in the event of poor weather, emergencies or […]
Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MILT) has amended the country’s existing Port and Harbour Law to promote development of offshore wind projects, the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) reports. The amendments allow developers to lease designated water zones in port areas for a period of up to 20 years. The newly changed law also sets up a bidding system […]
Aberdeen Harbour has appointed Pinsent Masons as legal adviser for its proposed Harbour Expansion Project. Pinsent Masons will advise on procurement, construction, funding, planning, environmental and property issues relating to the £410 million proposed project located south of the existing Aberdeen Harbour. The Nigg Bay facility is included in the Scottish Government’s National Planning Framework 3 […]
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 […]
Disturbance Effects on the Harbour Porpoise Population in the North Sea (DEPONS) project has yielded some preliminary findings on the effect of offshore wind farm construction on harbour porpoises. “Although the results should be considered preliminary, the patterns generated by the current version of the DEPONS model did not suggest any clear, long-lasting effects of pile-driving […]
Forewind is one of five international offshore wind energy developers to jointly initiate an ambitious research programme into how the harbour porpoise population in the North Sea is likely to be affected by the construction of offshore wind farms. The programme, called Disturbance Effects on the Harbour Porpoise Population in the North Sea (DEPONS) will […]
A consortium of five international energy companies has taken the initiative to launch the DEPONS (Disturbance Effects on the Harbour Porpoise Population in the North Sea) research project, which aims to study how the population of harbour porpoises in the North Sea is affected when new offshore wind farms are built. Spearheading the consortium is […]
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), a joint venture partnership formed between SSE Renewables (75%) and Repsol Nuevas Energias UK (25%), announced that Wick Harbour is likely to become the future location of the Beatrice offshore wind farm Operation and Maintenance base (O&M). A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been finalised with Wick Harbour Authority and BOWL this week. Subject […]
Whitby Harbour Board has issued an early information about a tender for early planning of Endeavour Wharf reconstruction works in Whitby Harbour, which would be used to support Dogger Bank offshore wind farm development. This may include the construction of a berthing pontoon to be used as an embarkation point for staff and equipment on […]
A record financial performance during 2013 has enabled Belfast Harbour to commit more than £60m to capital expenditure projects. The Harbour’s Annual Report has revealed that Turnover rose by 30% to £50.3m whilst Profit before Taxation climbed by 42% to £26.2m during the financial year. During the period the Harbour also paid over £6.6m in […]
Oceanflow Energy Limited, a tidal energy developer, announced that Evopod E35 unit has been completed and delivered to Campbeltown Harbour. The company plans to deploy a 1/4 scale Evopod device in Sanda Sound, South Kintyre. Prior to the deployment, Oceanflow acquired a license from Marine Scotland, having dedicated two years to surveys, consultations and environmental […]