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    Spica Technology wins tender from Ørsted

    Burbo Bank offshore wind farm (pict. Spica Technology)
    Spica Technology is to deliver 32 remote maintenance platforms that are to be installed on the 32 V164 8.0 MW offshore wind turbines at the operating offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension in Liverpool Bay north of the North Wirral coast in England. Read more
  • project update

    German offshore wind contracts and new defence activities emphasize the significance of Den Helder Airport

    Boarding Den Helder Airport (pict: PressOffshore PR & Content)
    Den Helder Airport (DHA) will facilitate helicopter flights for the maintenance of the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm for Vestas in the coming years. At the same time, offshore wind farm constructor Van Oord has finalized a call-off contract for the same German wind farm. Read more
  • politics & business

    EnBW opens own representative office in Taiwan

    EnBW opens own representative office in Taiwan (source: EnBW)
    “Taiwan is a strategically important market for us. That’s why we are very pleased to be advancing offshore wind projects from our own office in Taipeh now,” stated Dr. Hans-Josef Zimmer, Chief Technical Officer of EnBW during the inauguration. Some 70 high-ranking guests from business, politics and science had followed the invitation. Read more

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  • project update

    Transformer platform for offshore wind farm EnBW Albatros installed

    The Heavy Lift Jack-Up Vessel Innovation lifted the Topside on the foundation (source: EnBW)
    The Topside of the Offshore substation of the wind farm EnBW Albatros was installed the night from March 26 to 27, 2019. The Heavy Lift Jack-Up Vessel (HLJV) Pacific Ospray had loaded the Topside in Rotterdam. Read more
  • politics & business

    Global Offshore Wind Energy Infrastructure - Growing Government Initiatives to Boost the Market

    (Source: ResearchMoz Global Pvt. Ltd.)
    The environmental regulatory pressure for reducing the emission of harmful substances from fossil fuel based energy resources is further expected to push the stake holders, either government or private entities, to opt for offshore wind energy sources, in their respective regions. Read more
  • Husum Wind 2019: New concept for the fair

    Husum Wind 2019: New concept for the fair
    Following WindEnergy Hamburg, the industry is now looking expectantly towards Husum, where Husum Wind, the leading national wind trade fair will be held from 10 to 13 September 2019. Read more
  • project update

    Loading for Deutsche Bucht OWF successfully completed

    The last three monopiles are loaded onto the barge in Rostock (pict.: EEW SPC/Van Oord)
    On the evening of 19 December, 2018, EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH loaded the last three monopiles for the German offshore wind project Deutsche Bucht in the Rostock port. Read more
  • science & technology

    ZF’s first wind turbine gearboxes equipped with a Schaeffler cloud connection go into operation

    Schaeffler and ZF use jointly developed expert models to analyze and predict the condition of wind turbine gearboxes based on the actual loads that occur during operation
    ZF Friedrichshafen and Schaeffler are collaborating to develop new solutions for predicting the operating life of wind turbine gearbox components based on the actual loads that occur during operation. Since September, the first wind turbine gearboxes equipped with sensors and condition monitoring systems have been supplying operating data to a cloud-to-cloud solution to enable this to happen. Read more
  • politics & business

    Floating Lidar company EOLOS sign further agreements with sole supplier ZephIR Lidar

    EOLOS has been successful in a number of new geographical markets as part of a targeted campaign in 2018 to extend our market coverage. "Our project experience in Western Europe combined with our industry recognised validation by The Carbon Trust has complemented our plans to expand in to both US and Asia” commented Julian Harland, Sales Director at EOLOS. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    Fastest mobilization of SMST gangway on Eurus Express

    Only 7 days were needed for A1 Offshore Solutions ApS and SMST between contract signing and mobilization of the SMST motion compensated gangway on board the Eurus Express. The Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) is now equipped to safely transfer technicians from vessel to transition piece in the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. A great effort by all parties involved. Read more
  • project update

    East Anglia ONE awards ODE Client Representatives contract

    International engineering and operations support services contractor ODE, an integral part of the DORIS Group, has been awarded a consultancy framework agreement by ScottishPower Renewables for the provision of client representatives during construction activities for the East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm. The agreement is the latest development in a ten-year relationship between ODE and ScottishPower Renewables, which plans to invest £2.5 billion in the East Anglia ONE project. Read more
  • Techano inks multiple offshore winch contract and gets support from Innovation Norway for designing unique subsea crane

    Techano, part of the Dutch Van Aalst Group, has secured a multiple offshore winch contract for a major upgrade project of a large North Sea rig. "Our offshore winches are designed and built for a highly specified North Sea rig currently undergoing a major upgrade," says Øystein Bondevik, Sales Director at Techano. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    Bibby orders SMST gangway and 3D crane

    Damen Shipyards has awarded SMST a contract for the delivery of an Access & Cargo Tower and 3D Motion Compensated Crane for the new build Service Operation Vessel (SOV) of Bibby Marine Services. The SMST equipment helps Bibby to safely transfer their maintenance personnel and cargo from their Damen-built SOV to the offshore wind turbines. The vessel, sister ship to the Bibby WaveMaster1, will operate for EnBW and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in the offshore wind farms Hohe See and Albatros. Read more

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