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17 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has posted a photo showing the first wind turbine components destined for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm lined up at the Taichung Port in Taiwan. The first 75m long blades, 378t nacelles and 37m long tower sections began their journey to Taiwan from Aalborg, Denmark, and Cuxhaven, Germany, on board three vessels. Formosa 1 Phase 2 will […]

4 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Grimsby’s Royal Dock has been confirmed as the home for Triton Knoll’s offshore construction and operations and maintenance facility after the project signed a port lease with ABP in Grimsby. A new construction and longer-term Operations and Maintenance base will be constructed across nearly four acres. Tendering for a contractor to build the facility is […]

12 March 2019 Business & Finance

Okeanus Science & Technology LLC has provided equipment to TerraSond in support of recent survey work at a wind farm offshore the U.S. East Coast. Okeanus provided slip ring winches and over-the-side pole and adapter for USBL mobilization, among other equipment, for the launch and retrieval of the A-Frame onboard TerraSond’s chartered vessel Gerry Bordelon. “Okeanus […]

8 March 2019 Ports & Logistics

UK ports are well placed to support the offshore wind industry, but a versatile and flexible planning system is needed to help ports prepare for the new opportunities presented in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne said. ”This will be vital to ensure that ports remain agile and responsive […]

14 November 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Japanese wind turbine maker Hitachi and Taiwan’s Changhua County Government have entered into a memorandum of understanding to use the Changhua Port and its facilities and land as an operations and maintenance base for the Changhua offshore wind farm.

6 November 2018 Business & Finance

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) reported an offshore wind turbine order intake totalling 2,272MW in its fiscal year 2018 – 31% more than in FY 2017 – with a total value of approx. EUR 2.78 billion.

23 October 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

BOW Terminal has signed an agreement with Groningen Seaports to purchase a total of 22ha of land in Eemshaven to build a new offshore wind logistics hub in the northern part of Groningen, the Netherlands.

4 October 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall and Peel Ports have agreed to reserve space at Great Yarmouth harbour to site an operations base for the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms.

27 September 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

The six largest European offshore helicopter airports have officially established the North Sea Heliports Alliance (NSHA) dedicated to servicing the offshore wind market.

17 August 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

The European Commission has approved three schemes to support electricity production from wind and solar power in Denmark in 2018 and 2019.

3 August 2018 Business & Finance

The Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Community Fund has awarded the UK charity Conwy Arts Trust with a GBP 47,600 grant for the construction of a cultural centre.

19 June 2018 R&D

DNV GL has completed the final reports in the four-year Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project focused on identifying the potential for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

19 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd has selected Fraserburgh as preferred Operations and Maintenance (O&M) port for the 950MW Moray East project.

30 May 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

Associated British Ports (ABP) has signed a contract with IMES International to ensure the operational integrity of crane and bulk handling rigging equipment across its four ports in Humber, which will directly service UK’s Round 3 offshore wind farms, including the Dogger Bank, Hornsea and East Anglia projects.

3 May 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall and Peel Ports Great Yarmouth expect to finalise their agreement to locate the Swedish energy group’s offshore wind operations base at the East Anglian facility by summer 2018.

19 April 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

Portsmouth based cargo operator MMD Shipping Services has secured a 10-year agreement with international wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

12 April 2018 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Offshore wind installation vessel Pacific Osprey is loading the first monopiles and transition pieces for the 497MW EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm at the Port of Vlissingen in the Netherlands.

8 March 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

The GWEC-led FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind In India) consortium has published the feasibility reports for offshore wind development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

1 March 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

After a two-day meeting in Den Helder, the directors of Aberdeen International Airport, Emden Airport, Esbjerg Airport, Humberside Airport, Stavanger Airport and Den Helder Airport have agreed to set up a North Sea Heliports Alliance (NSHA) in preparation for the upcoming roll-out of large-scale offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

16 February 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

Service operations vessel (SOV) Vestland Cygnus has arrived at DHSS’ new supply base in the Port of Eemshaven, the Netherlands, where it will mobilize for the Merkur offshore wind farm. 

13 February 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels

Ulstein has installed the SMST equipment on Acta Marine’s new walk-to-work vessel Acta Auriga at Ulstein Verft in Norway.

30 January 2018 Business & Finance

Between October and December 2017, Siemens Gamesa received double the orders for offshore wind turbines compared to the same period of the previous year. 

24 January 2018 Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Groningen Seaports has appointed high-tech company VRT Finland to survey 20 kilometers of underwater structures in Delfzijl and Eemshaven ports during inspections starting at the end of January.

19 January 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Danish Shipping has called for a common international regulatory framework for small high-speed vessels below 500 gross tons, such as Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs).

11 December 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

Zeeland Seaports and Ghent Port Company signed a merger agreement on Friday, 8 December, after all eight shareholders of both ports agreed with the merger in recent weeks. The name of the cross-border merger port will be North Sea Port. 

6 December 2017 Environment, Ports & Logistics, R&D

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) has published a report on the environmental impact of offshore wind farms in Belgium, which has 870MW in operational wind turbines in its part of the North Sea as of 2016 and plans to reach 2.2GW by 2020.