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Tekmar Energy has secured a contract by Boskalis to provide cable protection systems (CPS) for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. Tekmar will provide 196 TekLink Generation 8 systems for protecting the project's inter-array and export cables, and bellmouths for the substations, with its sister company AgileTek Engineering performing engineering analysis. The […]
The U.S. offshore wind industry represents a circa USD 70 billion CAPEX revenue opportunity to businesses in the local supply chain, according to a new white paper by Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW). The analysis, provided by Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), offers a road map for states and a menu for suppliers to build new offshore wind […]
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has secured a contract to carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) removal and boulder clearance at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. JFMS is in charge of investigating and clearing locations at the 145km2 offshore site where earlier surveys have identified potential obstructions to construction. The works, set to begin in spring, […]
Granada Material Handling Ltd has secured a contract by Engie Fabricom to provide davit cranes for the substations of the Moray East and Triton Knoll offshore wind projects. The UK-based company will design, manufacture and commission five individual Python davit crane units, each of which will be fitted to each of the five jacket foundation […]
Sparrows Group Cable and Pipe Lay Solutions (CPLS) division has delivered its largest renewables project through three contracts related to the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. The three contracts were awarded through Boskalis (formerly VBMS), DEME Offshore (formerly known as Tideway), and DeepOcean. The work scope saw Sparrows provide equipment and personnel to […]
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 […]
Belgian offshore wind developer SeaMade NV has selected Waves Group to provide Marine Warranty Surveyor services during the construction of the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind farm. Waves Group is currently providing MWS services for the installation of foundations, infield cables, wind turbines, export cables, and two offshore substations. Associated operations include loadouts, installations, and pulling in cables to both […]
The 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm has produced its first power. The turbine F18 is the first of the 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW units to be installed at the site some 120 kilometres offshore Yorkshire, UK, and the first to start producing power. The unit was transported from the pre-assembly site in Hull […]
Ørsted has developed a novel digital solution for designing the cable layout of offshore wind farms said to result in cost reductions. The OptiArray tool, developed using the FICO Xpress Optimizer, is dedicated for designing the cable layout connecting the turbines to the substations. The company added that the tool has helped in achieving savings while reducing the overall design time. […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Bold Tern has installed the first turbine at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK. Bold Tern arrived at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm site last week carrying the first batch of Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines. The vessel is in charge of transporting and installing half of the […]
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 […]
The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of joint control over Diamond Transmission Partners by Diamond Transmission Corporation Limited (DTC) and by Infrared Capital Partners Limited (IRCP). Diamond Transmission Partners is the holding company of the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) for the 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm, active in […]
EEW Offshore Structures (Britain) Ltd. (EEW OSB) has completed the work scope for Ørsted's Hornsea Project One offshore wind project. EEW OSB was tasked with manufacturing 86 out of 174 transition pieces (TPs) for the project. EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH (EEW SPC), EEW OSB’s parent company, is manufacturing the 174 monopiles for the wind farm. 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. […]
Ørsted has suspended the execution of contracts with Taiwan Cogeneration Corporation, China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Century Iron and Steel Industrial (CISI) for the developer's offshore wind projects in Taiwan, Taiwanese media reports. OffshoreWIND.biz has contacted Ørsted to confirm this, with the company yet to respond. The suspended contracts were already ongoing, while for those that […]
The Denmark-headquartered PcP. has provided louvre gratings for the offshore substation of the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. According to PcP., the seawater resistant gratings will provide protection and ventilation for vulnerable transformer chambers of the substation. The protection was necessary due to extreme conditions, such as high winds and often heavy rains, the […]
Irish engineering consultancy company, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), has been awarded a contract to investigate sediment dynamic processes in the Irish Sea and their impact on planned offshore wind farm developments.
Offshore WIND's ten most read news in December 2018.
Siemens Gamesa has contracted Associated British Ports (ABP) to provide storage for 37 of its wind turbine blades destined for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
Vineyard Wind is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the construction of its 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts.
Boskalis and German SPIE SAG Group have entered an agreement under which Boskalis will acquire the offshore cable installation activities and assets of Bohlen Doyen.
On 14 December, Siemens Gamesa and REBO (Renewable Energy Base Oostende) signed a contract for Belgian SeaMade offshore wind farm, which will feature 58 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines.
Eneco has concluded a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium.
Tideway BV, part of DEME Group, has completed the installation of the export cable at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.
Offshore WIND's most read news from 2 to 9 December 2018.
Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers have completed the design of the offshore substation and the Reactive Compensation Station (RCS) for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.