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26 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

ABB has won an order from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply its WindSTAR transformers for installation in wind turbines on the 950MW Moray East wind farm offshore Scotland. Under the project, 100 transformers manufactured in ABB’s transformer factory in Vaasa, Finland, will be supplied for Moray Offshore Renewable Power’s Moray East offshore wind project. […]

18 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

The 1,218MW Hornsea Project One wind farm has reached the halfway turbine installation point, Ørsted said. 87 out of the wind farm's 174 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines have now been installed and commissioned at the site some 120 kilometres off Yorkshire. The wind turbines are being transported from Hull and installed by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's […]

24 May 2019 R&D, Technology

The expansion of Test Centre Østerild in Denmark has now reached the point when it is possible for the manufacturers to start casting the foundations on the two new test stands, according to the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Last year, the Danish government decided to expand the Test Center in Østerild with an additional […]

14 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has installed the last of the total of 84 turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK. According to the project's latest Notice to Mariners, 78 of the 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines have so far been commissioned. Commissioning works are being carried out using a combination of […]

8 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has loaded the last five Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines destined for the Beatrice offshore wind farm. Pacific Orca has been picking up the turbines in sets of five at the Nigg port, Siemens Gamesa’s pre-assembly base, and installing them at the site 13km off the Caithness coast in the UK. According […]

1 May 2019 Industry Contribution

By Mr. Javier Lanfranchi – Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Nobody can deny that the demand of more energy is increasing on a global scale. Over the last two decades we’ve seen different solutions to tackle this issue where renewable energy stands out mainly because of the need to reduce the impact fuels have in […]

29 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord has completed the installation of turbines at the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium. The Dutch company said it installed the last of the total of 44 turbines on 26 April at the project site some 23km offshore Zeebrugge. Van Oord is the project's main contractor responsible for cable installation and burial, as well as […]

16 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Eolien Maritime France (EMF) have signed a framework agreement with the objective of supplying and servicing offshore wind turbines with a capacity of approximately 1,000MW for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects currently under development. Both projects are expected to use SWT-7.0-154 DD offshore wind turbines and are […]

16 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus has completed the installation of 36 out of 44 turbines at the Norther offshore wind project in Belgium. The vessel began installing the first MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines at the site some 23km offshore Zeebrugge at the beginning of February. The 370MW offshore wind farm delivered first power to the Belgian grid at the […]

15 April 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up Blue Tern has left the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark carrying the first load of turbine components to be installed by this vessel on the EnBW Hohe See wind farm in the German North Sea. Another Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up, Bold Tern, has returned from the Hohe See to the Port of […]

15 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have joined forces to deploy the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Siemens Gamesa said it is in final negotiations to secure the contract for the supply of 76 of its 10MW turbines for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 project. […]

5 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has departed the Port of Esbjerg carrying the first turbines destined for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm in Germany. According to the Danish port, the 132m long vessel sailed out yesterday morning with the first batch of Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier won the contract for the transport and […]

1 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has confirmed a firm order to provide five V164-9.5 MW turbines for the Kincardine floating wind project in Scotland. The order was signed in 2018 with Cobra Wind International Limited (CWIL), the UK offshore division of Spain's  Cobra Group. The turbines will be installed in spring 2020 and will include a 10-year service […]

28 February 2019 R&D, Technology

Fraunhofer's test bench for rotor blade bearings of up to 6.5 meters in diameter has been commissioned at the institute’s Hamburg facility, paving the way for automated continuous operation. The accelerated tests – simulating 20 years of service in six months of testing – will enable manufacturers and operators to increase the reliability of large […]

26 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

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 […]

4 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has installed two-thirds of a total of 84 turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm. The vessel installed 56 of the 7MW Siemens Gamesa turbines last week and has 28 to go, according to Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL). ***MILESTONE*** We’re ending the week with two thirds of […]

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 […]

21 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has installed the last turbine at the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in Denmark. The jack-up vessel loaded the final batch of the MHI Vestas units destined for the 406.7MW project on 10 January at the Port of Esbjerg. Offshore construction began back in July last year when the […]

10 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has loaded the last turbines for the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. The vessel loaded the final batch of the MHI Vestas units on 10 January and is now set to head towards the project site 25-40km west of Houstrup Strand on […]

24 December 2018 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

42 out of the 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines have been installed on the 588MW Beatrice wind farm offshore Scotland, Swire Blue Ocean said.

21 December 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Innogy has awarded Senvion a four-year service agreement for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in Germany that consists of 48 Senvion 6.2M126 turbines.

18 December 2018 Wind Farm Update

Forty wind turbines have been installed at the Beatrice offshore wind farm and the project is now two turbines away from reaching a halfway mark. 

13 December 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci, and E.ON have joined forces to launch the CleanWinTur project to combat biofouling on offshore wind turbines.

27 November 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Massachusetts-based offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has selected MHI Vestas as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the 800MW Vineyard Wind project.

15 November 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) will fund the development of a lightweight, more efficient wind turbine drivetrain system that can help boost offshore wind turbine outputs to beyond 10MW. 

22 October 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as the preferred supplier for the Greater Changhua offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 900MW.