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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 […]
Van Oord and Mammoet are joining forces with Australian technology company Verton to develop a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades. The partnership is aiming to develop a way to shorten the installation cycle times and make installation safer for operators by sharing knowledge and expertise, Van Oord said. Verton has developed a remote […]
DEME Offshore's jack-up vessel Sea Installer has arrived at the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm carrying the first load of wind turbine components. Sea Installer departed from Great Yarmouth at around noon, Thursday, 20 June, and arrived at the East Anglia ONE wind farm some four hours later, AIS data shows. Located 43 kilometres […]
IHC IQIP has developed a new dampening system add-on said to considerably reduce noise levels during the installation of offshore wind foundations. The system, called Pulse, reduces noise levels at the source creating an environmentally friendly installation while being positioned between hammer and sleeve. According to IHC IQIP, it reduces the Sound Equivalent Level (SEL) from […]
The installation of inter-array cables at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan is scheduled to begin in June. Jan De Nul's cable laying vessel Willem de Vlamingh will carry out the installation of 20 cables at the project site from 1 June to 30 September. The Luxembourg-based company is in charge of the design, procurement and […]
Baltimore-based offshore wind developer US Wind Inc. has signed an agreement with EPIC Applied Technologies for the installation of its meteorological tower at the site of the proposed 268MW wind farm offshore Maryland. Installation of the MET Mast tower is scheduled to begin on 14 July, with installation anticipated to be completed by 8 August, […]
CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering, a joint venture between DEME Group and CSBC Corporation, has signed a contract with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to transport and install wind turbines for two offshore wind projects in Taiwan, according to local media reports. The contract was reportedly signed for the Changfang and the Xidao wind farms offshore Changhua. The two […]
The Northland Power team is gearing up for the beginning of the turbine installation campaign at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. According to the company, the team is working to quickly assemble the towers for the MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines, with the loadout expected to start shortly at the Port of Esbjerg. Global Wind […]
Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus has completed the installation of 40 out of 44 turbines at the Norther offshore wind project in Belgium. According to project developer Norther NV, the 40th turbine was installed yesterday morning, with the last load ahead. Aeolus began installing the first MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines at the site some 23km offshore Zeebrugge at the beginning of […]
The jacket foundation for the Deutsche Bucht offshore substation has arrived at the installation site in the German North Sea and will be installed as soon as there is a suitable weather window, a spokesperson for Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH told Offshore WIND. The substation topside has been towed from Vlissingen to Eemshaven in the Netherlands, as the […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up Bold Tern has departed from Hull, the UK, carrying the second batch of turbines for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind project. The vessel installed the first Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbine at the site some 120km off the Yorkshire coast in early February. Bold Tern is in charge of transporting and installing half […]
The construction of the EnBW Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms is continuing with the help of two new installation vessels - GeoSea's Innovation and A2SEA's Sea Installer, EnBW said. The Innovation sailed from Eemshaven in the Netherlands on Sunday, 17 February, carrying three 72-metre monopiles. Following a ten-hour journey to the site, the Innovation […]
The Tokyo-based Penta-Ocean Construction Co. has taken delivery of Japan's first offshore wind turbine installation vessel, which is now ready for first work. Penta-Ocean Construction, who ordered the CP-8001 vessel from Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) in 2016, held the completion ceremony last week. According to the vessel designer GustoMSC, the delivery marks an important milestone […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up vessel Bold Tern has arrived at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK ready to install the first turbines. According to the UK-based company, the vessel left the Alexandra Dock in Hull yesterday morning after picking up the first batch of Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines. Bold Tern is in […]
All of Norther wind farm's 44 turbines are expected to be installed in the Belgian North Sea by late April, Van Oord, the project's Balance of Plant contractor, said. Van Oord's installation vessel Aeolus started installing the first batch of MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbines at the site some 23 kilometres offshore Zeebrugge over the […]
Windhoist Limited has pre-assembled the first Siemens Gamesa turbines destined for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK. According to the UK-based company, 24 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines are now standing ready for the vessel to pick them up next month. Siemens Gamesa awarded Windhoist with the contract for the onshore turbine pre-assembly in September 2018. […]
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Global Wind Service (GWS) passed a halfway point on the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 project on 3 November after installing the 25th wind turbine in the Danish North Sea.
Jan De Nul has officially named its newest offshore installation vessel, Taillevent, in the Belgian port of Ostend.
Huisman Equipment has signed a contract with Japan Marine United Shipyard (JMU) for the delivery of a 1,000mt SWL Pedestal Mounted Crane for an offshore wind turbine installation in Japan.
Gicon and the Endowed Chair of Wind Energy Technology at the University of Rostock (LWET) have conducted tank tests of the third generation Gicon SOF floating offshore foundation with focus on the transport and installation process.
The BorWin gamma topside is currently being prepared for installation onto its jacket foundation in the German North Sea.
China's Ouyang Offshore has launched its wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 1, at Dayang Offshore Equipment's yard in Jiangsu, China.
LM Wind Power has installed the first two sets of its 66.6-meter long blades on a 4MW turbine due to be installed at the Shanghai Lingang Phase I offshore wind project in China.
The installation of the Norther offshore substation in Belgium, carried out on 22 August, was the first task of this kind for Gulliver, the new heavy lift vessel in Scaldis' fleet, the vessel owner said.
Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH (DOC) has secured a contract to supervise the inter-array cable installation at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II project in Germany.
The 300MW Jiangsu Dafeng Three Gorges offshore wind farm in China has entered the turbine installation phase with the first Goldwind 3.3MW unit put into place at the end of May, Goldwind said.