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  • 24 August 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    E.ON has kicked off the offshore construction phase on the 385MW Arkona offshore wind project with the installation of the first of the 60 monopile foundations in the German Baltic Sea. 

  • 4 April 2016
    R&D

    Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) reported it has been able to offer up to 25% savings to developers and contractors by reducing the size of offshore foundations. GDG has been developing in-house optimization procedures for monopile engineering for four years and, in recent projects, it reached significant savings on the steel weights, which translates to a […]

  • 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, […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The first monopile foundation was installed at the Nordsee One offshore wind farm site on December 15 – ahead of schedule. GeoSea, which has been contracted to install the monopiles produced by Ambau, will continue the work through the remainder of 2015 and into 2016. The monopiles are being installed in water depths ranging between 25 and 29 meters. The 332MW Nordsee […]

  • 22 July 2015

    China Huaneng Group’s first offshore wind project entered construction phase when the 105-tonne monopile foundation was installed offshore Baxianjiao, Rudong late last month. The 300MW Rudong offshore wind farm will comprise 50 turbines of 4MW and 20 turbines of 5MW covering an area of 82 square kilometres. The first batch of turbines is expected to […]

  • 4 October 2017
    R&D

    HR Wallingford has completed a ten week project with Oxford University’s Department of Engineering and Science and E.ON as part of the research aiming to minimise the effects of scour on wind turbine foundations.

  • 24 September 2013
    Grid Connection

    Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has selected a monopile foundation design for the offshore wind pilot project in Lake Erie, writes Cleveland news portal. This monopile would be fitted with ice cones, a proven technology which will protect wind turbines from crushing ice. Over the last six months, LEEDCo has been working with European […]

  • 6 December 2011

    Now, the construction of Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm will soon begin. On Sunday 20 November 2011, the floating crane Svanen arrived at Grenaa Harbour, and next month it will be used to prepare the floating crane for the installation of the 111 monopiles to be driven into the sea bed. Svanen was built in […]

  • 29 April 2013

    The following is a video that shows a 450 monopile being loaded out from Steel Engineering Ltd in Renfrew to begin the first leg of its journey along the river Cart. Its final destination is the East Anglia Offshore wind zone. Steel Engineering selected Tymor Marine as a supply chain partner to support the delivery of this significant […]

  • 8 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch offshore foundations specialist Sif Holding will manufacture 84 monopiles for the 800MW Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts, USA. Sif’s scope comprises manufacturing of the monopiles, storage at the company’s Maasvlakte 2 facility in the Port of Rotterdam, and delivery by RoRo load-out via the facility’s deep sea quayside onto transportation vessels in 2020-2021. Located […]

  • 20 January 2020
    R&D

    Temporary Works Design (TWD) has revealed the monopile sling connector, a remote-controlled solution for applying the rigging of monopiles. Once positioned on the monopile, the monopile sling connector will guide the sling around the monopile without the need for human interference, TWD said. During lifting, the load is transferred directly from the sling, through link […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    On Tuesday, 7 November, the 60th and final monopile built for the Arkona offshore wind farm was lowered into water at the port basin of EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH prior to being towed to the installation site some 35 kilometres northeast of the Rügen Island in the German Baltic Sea.

  • 27 March 2019
    R&D

    A new research project is looking into ways to remove monopile foundations in a sustainable way. Currently, offshore monopiles are removed by cutting them off several metres below the seabed, which leaves behind tonnes of steel buried in the seabed. The Hydraulic Pile Extraction Scale Tests (HyPE-ST) project aims at developing innovative and smart technology […]

  • 31 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has installed all 72 monopiles at Vattenfall’s 605 MW wind farm in the Danish Baltic Sea. The last monopile was en-route to the installation site, after completion at EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in Rostock, on 24 August, the German company said. Van Oord’s heavy lift installation vessel Svanen installed the first monopile […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    All 20 foundation monopiles built for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 have left the EEW SPC yard in Germany onboard two heavy load transport vessels and are en route to Taichung port in Taiwan, Jan De Nul said. Now that these components for the offshore construction are mobilized, the actual installation operations on site can be kicked […]

  • 19 November 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    EEW Special Pipe Construction has completed steel construction on all of the monopiles for Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm at its plant in Rostock, Germany. 72 monopiles are now structurally ready and the next step is to coat the units, some of which are up to 65.6 metres long. This work should be completed […]

  • 8 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ørsted has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EEW to work towards establishing a monopile fabrication facility in Paulsboro, New Jersey, for the Ocean Wind project. According to the project documents, the foundation manufacture facility may longer term expand its scope of activities as the Atlantic coast offshore wind industry grows. Ørsted also signed […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    GeoSea’s heavy-lift jack-up Innovation installed the 49th and final monopile on Vattenfall’s Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea just after the New Year. 

  • 30 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    In the future, the length and the diameters of the monopiles will continue to increase because wind farms will be located further out at sea, in deeper water and with more powerful turbines. Sif Group has anticipated this at an early stage by expanding its existing production capacity. Serial production of monopiles of up to […]

  • 4 September 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    German offshore foundations manufacturer Steelwind Nordenham has started manufacturing monopiles and monopile sections for the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Steelwind rolled the first can at its facility in Nordenham on 11 July. High strength steel plate material is supplied by Steelwind’s parent company Dillinger Hütte, the company said. In total, Steelwind will manufacture […]

  • 14 February 2017
    R&D

    Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) has introduced its newly-developed design procedure for monopiles – Optiwind Monopile – which allows offshore monopiles to be optimised in a way that leads to significant steel weight savings.

  • 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 […]

  • 27 July 2011

    Jumbo Shipping has successfully transported 51 monopiles from EEW’s manufacturing plant in Rostock, Germany, to Barrow-in-Furness in the UK. The monopiles’ final destination was DONG Energy’s Walney Offshore Windfarm 2. When the contract was awarded, the first shipment was only seven weeks away, during which time Jumbo engineered all shipments and designed and manufactured saddles […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    In just over two months Ballast Nedam Offshore has transported and installed 39 monopiles for the offshore wind farm Baltic 2. This was achieved despite the occurrence of two of the worst storms in a decade in October and November. Among the monopiles installed, were the largest monopiles used in offshore wind energy so far […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Technology

    The foundations for the Walney phase 2 offshore wind turbines at sea are placed by Ballast Nedam Offshore B.V. from the Netherlands. The monopiles are transported floating towards Ballast Nedam’s heavy lift vessel Svanen, which subsequently upends and installs the monopiles with the use of an S-2000 Hydrohammer®. Here, we bring a video of the […]

  • 18 October 2018
    R&D, Technology

    The Netherlands-based Temporary Works Design (TWD) has introduced a Hammock monopile seafastening that is said to accommodate foundations with a diameter of up to 11 metres without any changes to the support structure.