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  • 13 January 2021
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Cadeler has mobilized and handed over its jack-up vessel Wind Osprey for the installation of turbines at the Triton Knoll offshore wind project in the UK. The jack-up is now in Able Seaton Port where load out operations will take place for the duration of the project. According to Cadeler, the vessel was able to […]

  • 5 January 2021
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up Bold Tern is en route to Port of Nigg in Scotland to start the wind turbine installation at the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind farm. Prior to heading to Nigg, Bold Tern completed the mobilisation for the project at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. Bold Tern will transport 100 […]

  • 15 December 2020

    KNUD E. HANSEN has presented ATLAS C-Class, a new jack-up platform for the offshore wind sector, with a jacking deadweight of 18,000 tonnes, 6,800 square metres of cargo deck area, which features a 3,000-tonne, 37-metre crane. According to the company, this is currently the only wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) capable of carrying six 14-16 […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    MHI Vestas has chosen Siemens Energy’s low-loss 66 kV distribution transformers for the 114 wind turbines that will make up the Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland. The fluid immersed distribution transformers, for which Siemens Energy said were designed to meet high efficiency requirements, will transform the low voltage of produced electricity to the medium […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    All wind turbines have been installed at China General Nuclear Power Corporation’s (CGN) Nanpeng offshore wind farm off the coast of Yangjiang City, China. The 401.5 MW project, also known as CGN Yangjiang Nanpeng Island offshore wind farm, features 73 MySE5.5MW hybrid-drive wind turbines supplied by MingYang Smart Energy. The first turbine was installed at the site […]

  • 15 October 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    First foundation for the Kincardine project, the world’s largest floating wind farm, has arrived in Rotterdam, from where the floating wind turbines will be installed off Scotland. The foundation was transported from the fabrication yard in Spain to Rotterdam on board Boskalis’ semi-submersible barge Fjord, towed by the oceangoing tug Seraya. Boskalis, which has been […]

  • 14 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Netherlands-based Tetrahedron has developed a new crane for next-generation offshore wind turbines, said to be designed to fit on both existing and new jack-up vessels. Tetrahedron said that based on a different motion principle and a structural load transfer, the crane lifts higher than alternatives that can fit in the same footprint. According to […]

  • 14 October 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Thirty-nine out of 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines have been installed at the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium. According to Aspiravi, one of the project owners, 36 of the Siemens Gamesa units are operational. DEME Group’s jack-up vessel Apollo installed the first turbine at the project site located some 50km off the coast in mid-June. The […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) was awarded a wind turbine supply agreement by Fujian Energy Group on 16 September, following a tendering procedure for the Changle Waihai Area C offshore wind project in China. According to the company, it placed the winning bid for the second batch of wind turbines and ancillary equipment for the Changle […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Qair, formerly known as Quadran Énergies Marines, has signed a preferred supplier agreement with MHI Vestas for three 10 MW offshore wind turbines for the EolMed floating wind pilot project in France. This will be the second floating wind project in which the company’s V164 turbine’s nominal capacity is brought to 10 MW, following Eoliennes […]

  • 29 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project has started generating power, according to social media posts from Ørsted, which developed the project together with Dominion Energy. The 12 MW CVOW, located some 43 kilometres off the coast of Virginia Beach, is meant to provide the operational, weather, and environmental experience needed for a 2.6 […]

  • 22 September 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Dogger Bank Wind Farm, a 50:50 joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor, has signed a contract with GE Renewable Energy for 190 wind turbines for the Dogger Bank A & B offshore wind project. Dogger Bank A & B will be the world’s first offshore wind farm to use GE’s Haliade-X 13 MW turbines, […]

  • 21 September 2020
    Business & Finance

    A recent analysis from Rystad Energy has shown that using 14 MW wind turbines can reduce overall costs of large-scale offshore wind farms, even though these wind turbines themselves are more expensive. Rystad Energy looked at using next-generation turbines of various sizes for a 1 GW offshore wind farm, and the effect wind turbine choice […]

  • 4 September 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Tech giant Apple will invest in the construction of two MHI Vestas 8.4 MW offshore wind turbines which will be installed onshore near the town of Esbjerg in Denmark. The 200-metre-tall turbines are expected to produce 62 gigawatt-hours of electricity each year. The power produced at Esbjerg will support Apple’s data centre in Viborg, with […]

  • 2 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    DEME Offshore has completed the installation of the 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. DEME’s jack-up tandem Sea Installer and Sea Challenger were in charge of the installation at the site located 22km off the coast of the province of Zeeland. The first turbine was […]

  • 18 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MingYang Smart Energy has secured a wind turbine order for the 500 MW Yangjiang Qingzhou III offshore wind farm in China. The project, developed by China Huadian Corporation, will feature 37 MySE6.8-158 turbines and 30 MySE8.3-180 turbines. The Yangjiang Qingzhou III offshore wind farm will also comprise one 220 kV offshore substation, from which the […]

  • 12 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    78 out of 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines have been installed at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind project in the Netherlands. DEME’s jack-up tandem Sea Installer and Sea Challenger are in charge of installing the turbines at the site located 22km off the coast of the province of Zeeland. According to Ørsted, the […]

  • 7 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Sixteen out of 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines have been installed at the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium. According to Otary CEO Mathias Verkest, the 9th turbine load-out is currently being prepared at the Port of Oostende. DEME’s Apollo installed the first turbine at the project site located some 50km off the coast in […]

  • 30 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The CrossWind consortium has opted for Siemens Gamesa’s SG 11.0-200 DD wind turbines for the 759 MW Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. According to the winning bid submitted by the consortium of Shell and Eneco, the wind farm will feature 69 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, the Dutch government said. Each […]

  • 27 July 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    ScottishPower Renewables has applied for a non-material change to the East Anglia THREE Offshore Wind Farm Order 2017 which would allow the project to take advantage of advancing technologies and deliver a reduction in levelised energy costs. The application, submitted by East Anglia Three Limited, seeks to reduce the number of offshore substations from six […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Vestas has secured a 50 MW order with the Vietnamese EPC construction company, Bac Phuong JSC, for the second phase of the Dong Hai 1 intertidal wind project. This project win comes after Vestas was awarded the first phase of the project in December 2019. With this second phase in place, the 100 MW Dong […]

  • 20 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) has secured a contract with MHI Vestas for the transportation and installation of turbines at the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland. Seagreen will comprise 114 MHI Vestas V164-10 MW turbines located some 27 kilometers off the Angus coast. SBO expects to commence the installation of the units in the second […]

  • 17 July 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul and Hitachi have issued a notice on the commencement of wind turbine installation works off the Taiwanese coast. The work will be carried out by Jan De Nul’s vessel Taillevent, which was reported earlier this year as having left the turbine installation at the German Trianel Windpark Borkum II for a project […]

  • 16 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Siemens Gamesa will service the offshore wind turbines at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) in Germany, which comprises 32 Senvion 6.33-MW turbines. The contract, signed in late June, is effective as of 1 August and covers full scope maintenance for five years, including extension options. The operational base for the service campaigns will […]

  • 15 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has received an order for the 75 MW Tan Thuan nearshore wind farm in Vietnam, for which it will deliver its SG 5.0-145 turbines. The Tan Thuan wind farm, due to be commissioned in mid-2021, is the largest nearshore project in Vietnam to date, according to Siemens Gamesa. The company, for which this […]

  • 3 July 2020

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern will undergo upgrades which will allow the jack-up to handle all known next-generation wind turbines and larger foundations. Brave Tern will be upgraded with the Huisman 1600t LEC 65500 leg encircling crane, which will be accompanied by improvements to the vessel’s deck space and stability. The upgrades will allow the […]