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15 April 2019 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

DHL Industrial Projects has delivered first wind turbine components for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm to the Taichung Port in Taiwan. The first three vessels have been loaded in Aalborg, Denmark, Cuxhaven, Germany, and Phu My, Vietnam. The vessels are carrying 75-metre blades, 378-tonne nacelles, and tower sections up to 37 metres long. The two vessels carrying blades […]

8 April 2019 Vessels

Acta Marine’s offshore wind service vessel Acta Centaurus left Ulstein Verft in Norway on Saturday, 6 April, to start her sea trials. The tests carried out so far have been successful, according to Ulstein’s project manager. The 93-metre vessel has a 3,200t load capacity, a 6m draft, and will provide accommodation for up to 120 persons. The […]

2 April 2019 Grid Connection

The Flemish government and the Belgian transmission system operator Elia have jointly proposed plans for Ventilus, a new high-voltage project in West Flanders to connect additional offshore wind capacity. Wind energy is Belgium’s biggest source of renewable generation (8% of the total energy mix) and there are specific plans to expand wind capacity with a second […]

15 March 2019 Vessels

Huadian Wenqiang, a self-elevating offshore wind platform, has set sail to Zhanjiang in China’s Guangdong Province to start its first construction project. In December 2017, Nantong Rainbow Offshore & Engineering Equipments received the order to build the jack-up from Jiangsu Lande Offshore & Engineering. The vessel was delivered to the owner on 15 February. The platform is […]

11 March 2019 Wind Farm Update

Bibby HydroMap has started an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey of Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II wind sites in the Dutch North Sea. Following a competitive bid process, the UK-based seabed survey company was awarded the contract in early 2019. Using a multi-vessel approach, Bibby Tethra and Bibby Athena will together acquire over 4,000-line […]

1 March 2019 Wind Farm Update

Fugro plans to commence geotechnical survey operations at the Hollandse Kust (west) site in April, the company informed after recently winning the contract for the works with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). As the agreement is expected to be finalised soon, Fugro has already started preparing to carry out the project that will run until […]

19 February 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

Everyone who is interested or curious about a career in the maritime, offshore and energy sector can register for free as of 19 February to visit the Navingo Career Event on 23 May 2019. At the Navingo Career Event, career and development in this innovative sector come together. Visitors meet leading employers, participate in case […]

18 February 2019 Business & Finance

Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and Development Bank of Japan have established their first fund dedicated to overseas offshore wind projects. Established through the fund management company Spring Infrastructure Capital, the fund will acquire the assets Sumitomo Corporation holds in the Race Bank and Galloper offshore wind farms in the UK as seed assets. […]

12 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

The first 75-metre blade for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm has been produced at Siemens Gamesa’s facility at Green Port Hull, ScottishPower Renewables said. The fibre glass blade is the first of 306 which will be manufactured at the site for the 714MW East Anglia ONE project located 43km off the Suffolk coast. Inspection […]

1 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord’s jack-up vessel Aeolus is at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s pre-assembly site in Vlissingen to load the first turbine components for the Norther wind farm and install them in the Belgian North Sea. The wind farm comprises 44 MHI Vestas V164-8.4 MW wind turbines to be installed on monopile foundations some 22 kilometres offshore Zeebrugge. The […]

1 February 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Bold Tern has arrived in Hull, the UK, where it will begin its work for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. According to Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, the vessel arrived in Hull yesterday afternoon and is ready to pick up the turbines for the 1.2GW project. Bold Tern is in charge of […]

1 February 2019 Authorities, R&D

Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)) is launching the second round of preliminary investigations of offshore wind farm sites on Friday, 1 February. The second round of investigations will cover three areas in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. The three areas will feature […]

30 January 2019 Vessels

High Speed Transfers (HST) has posted a photo of its fast crew supply vessel HST Sofia taking shape at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey. HST Sofia, for which the two companies signed a contract in September 2018, represents the second FCS 2710 vessel HST ordered with Damen. The new vessel, scheduled to be delivered this March, is being built […]

30 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

Global Wind Service’s technicians have started assisting MHI Vestas Offshore Wind with the installation and completion of wind turbines on the Norther wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. The Norther wind farm will comprise 44 V164 8.4MW wind turbines installed some 22km from the coast of Zeebrugge. The turbines are being shipped from the pre-assembly harbour in […]

25 January 2019 Business & Finance

The Triton Knoll Community Fund has awarded its first round of grants to local communities nearby the onshore infrastructure of the 860MW offshore wind project in Lincolnshire, UK. Twelve projects by communities from Hogsthorpe, Anderby and Brothertoft to Swineshead, Great Hale and Donington will share some GBP 115,000 of the windfall. The first awards are from the GBP 500,000 […]

21 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

Baltic Trade & Invest (BTI) has announced the deployment of a Seawatch Wind LiDAR buoy within the area of the 350MW FEW Baltic II offshore wind farm project in the Polish Baltic Sea. The Seawatch Wind LiDAR buoy will measure a number of parameters at the site some 50km offshore, on the north side of the […]

15 January 2019 R&D, Technology

GRI Renewable Industries has started manufacturing a tower for GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype in Sevilla, Spain. The work on the tower for the prototype started at the end of December, the company said. GE announced in March 2018 its plans to invest over USD 400 million over the next three to five […]

10 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

Baltic Power, part of Orlen Group, is about to commence surveys to assess the environmental impacts and wind conditions within its offshore wind farm licence area in the Polish Baltic Sea. To that end, an agreement was signed with a consortium comprising MEWO S.A. and the Maritime Institute of Gdańsk, with a view to obtaining […]

9 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

EEW Offshore Structures (Britain) has commenced the production of the transition pieces for the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. A ceremony was held to mark the cutting of the first steel at the company’s site at Haverton Hill in the UK. EEW OSB won the contract for the production of 35 transition pieces […]

14 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) has resumed the auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts.

13 December 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has started building the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm in Vlissingen-Buitenhaven at the North Sea Port, the Netherlands.

13 December 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) is holding an auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts this Thursday, 13 December.

5 December 2018 Grid Connection

The NEMO interconnection link between Great Britain and Belgium is entering the commissioning phase.

28 November 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has appointed Jason Folsom to its team, marking the company’s first official hire in the U.S. market.

16 November 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

SSE has re-issued a contract notice for offshore and nearshore geotechnical survey works at the Arklow Bank offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.

15 November 2018 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

The Buss Terminal Eemshaven has received the first shipment of wind turbine tower sections for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind project.