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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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  • politics & business

    The Crown Estate to consider new leasing for offshore wind projects

    The Crown Estate considers making new seabed rights available to offshore wind developers (photo: iStock)
    The Crown Estate has announced that we will be working with the offshore wind sector and stakeholders to consider making new seabed rights available to offshore wind developers. Read more
  • science & technology

    VBMS develops resin-free hang-off

    VBMS introduces a sustainable solution for fixing and sealing subsea cables in offshore structures (photo: VBMS)
    VBMS introduces a sustainable solution for fixing and sealing subsea cables in offshore structures by offering a hang-off that features fast (dis)assembly without the use of toxic resins. Read more
  • politics & business

    MHI Vestas expands UK industrial footprint with new in Fawley

    MHI Vestas is planning to create about 50 job in the new facility. (Photo: Into the Blue)
    MHI Vestas will repurpose a decommissioned, oil-fired power plant into a state-of-the-art painting and logistics facility for its 80-metre turbine blades. The facility is expected to be operational in April 2018. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    SMST delivers Access & Cargo Tower to Zamakona for new Esvagt SOV

    SMST has been awarded a contract for the delivery of an Access & Cargo Tower to Spanish shipyard Astilleros Zamakona Bilbao. The Access & Cargo Tower, that combines a gangway and elevator for the handling of personnel and cargo from the vessel's warehouse to the wind turbine, will be installed on Esvagt's new Service Operation Vessel (SOV), that will perform wind farm maintenance work in offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht for MHI Vestas. Read more
  • science & technology

    MHI Vestas’ V164-9.5 MW turbine to be tested at Clemson University, SC

    Clemson University becomes the home of MHI Vestas’ V164-9.5 MW turbine test and verification programme. (Photo: MHI Vestas)
    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Clemson University in South Carolina announced that the world’s most powerful wind turbine V164-9.5 MW will have all testing and verification of the wind turbine’s gearbox and main bearings carried out at the University’s state-of-the-art 15 MW test bench. Read more
  • science & technology

    New 71.8 meter offshore blade for China

     Envision CEO, Zhang Lei, and LM Wind Power CEO, Marc de Jong, shake hands to mark the announcement of the 71.8 meter blade to be developed for Envision. (Photo: LM Wind Power)
    LM Wind Power announced the signing of an agreement to develop a 71.8 meter blade for Chinese offshore leader Envision. The deal is followed by a supply agreement from LM Wind Power's Jiangyin factory in Jiangsu, China, that will require the company to expand the manufacturing facility by 50%. Read more
  • project update

    Construction begins on Horns Rev 3

    Vattenfall starts construction work at Horns Rev 3. (Photo: Vattenfall)
    Construction work has begun on Denmark's largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3. It is the first time in five years that an offshore wind farm will be built in Denmark. Read more
  • project update

    World’s first floating wind farm has started production

    Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. (photo: Øyvind Gravås / Statoil)
    Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. On October, 18 the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opened the wind farm. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    Technology debut for motion compensated offshore access system

    Van Aalst Group (Dordrecht, the Netherlands) can look back on a very successful debut in the North Sea offshore wind sector with the implementation of the North Sea One project using the unique SafeWay motion compensated offshore access system. Read more
  • project update

    Turbine installation completed at Dudgeon

    The Sea Challenger completed the installation of 67 Siemens 6 MW turbines on the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm (photo: A2SEA)
    A2SEA’s vessel Sea Challenger completed the installation of 67 Siemens 6 MW turbines on the 402 MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. Read more

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