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  • politics & business

    Province of Groningen urges minister to drive forward farms north of the Dutch Wadden Sea Islands

    (Graphic: Provincie Groningen)
    Offshore wind farm conditions in the Wadden Sea Area above Groningen are excellent. That is the outcome of the report, commissioned by the province of Groningen, and presented to the Minister of Economic Affairs. Now the province calls on the Minister of Economic Affairs to facilitate the realization of many more wind farms in the area. This will contribute to a future without natural gas, a low carbon energy system and create hundreds of jobs. Read more
  • project update

    Walney Extension West offshore wind park producing power in the UK

    Installation is underway at the world’s first wind park to exceed 8 MW turbine power output. (Photo: MHI Vestas)
    MHI Vestas and DONG Energy have confirmed that power is now flowing from the Walney Extension West offshore wind park’s first turbine installed 19 km off the coast of Cumbria, in the Irish Sea Read more
  • politics & business

    Acquisition of A2SEA by GeoSea becomes effective

    On September 1st, 2017, the acquisition of A2SEA by Belgian GeoSea has become effective following the approval by the international competition authorities. Read more
  • politics & business

    Bureau Veritas releases new rules for offshore service vessels and tugs

    BV classed tug, Dux - now operating in Hammerfest, Norway. (Foto: Gondan Shipbuilders)
    International classification society Bureau Veritas has issued new rules for the Classification of Offshore Service Vessels and Tugs, including new class notations for pipelay vessels, accommodation units, offshore construction vessels and offshore support vessels. Read more
  • project update

    ABB to provide BESS for the integration of Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

    The 90 MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm has been in operation since 2007 and is capable of supplying electricity for up to 80,000 UK homes. (Photo: ABB)
    The integration of wind energy is a big challenge in today’s grid management, as the power output immensely depends on the current weather situation. To help facing this challenge ABB will supply a Battery Energy Storage System to DONG Energy. Read more
  • politics & business

    US Offshore wind industry announced to build first Jones Act compliant installation vessel

    Zentech and Renewables Resources International announced to build the first Jones Act compliant U.S. installation vessel. "This vessel will provide the now evolving U.S. Offshore Wind Industry with a much needed and cost competitive marine logistic solution,” stated Zentech in a press release. The U.S. Jones Act requires for all vessels that are transporting goods to and from U.S. ports, such as components for an offshore wind farm, to be U.S. built and operated. Zentech Incorporated is a marine engineering and naval architecture firm specializing in the offshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries. Read more
  • project update

    “Final sprint for all the players”

    Bent Christensen is in charge of project management in the offshore business at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. (Photo: Siemens Gamesa)
    Siemens Gamesa is using no less than eight innovative technologies for the pilot project Nissum Bredning Vind. Offshore Wind Industry spoke to Bent Christensen about the rapid pace of development in the industry. Read more
  • project update

    EEW SPC has been awarded two new orders

    Hornsea Project One is located 120 km off the Yorkshire Coast. (Graphic: DONG Energy)
    The Rostock based company EEW Special Pipe Constructions (EEW SPC) has been awarded two new orders for the delivery of 205 monopiles in total. 174 of the foundations are meant to be for Hornsea Project One, the world’s first wind farm with a capacity of more than one Gigawatt. 31 monopiles have been ordered by the Dutch marine contractor Van Oord. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    Next Generation Gangway at work at Walney Extension

     The Next Generation Gangway installed on the walk-to-work vessel for safe transfer of people and goods from ship to platform (Photo: Barge Master)
    The “Next Generation Gangway” is in operation on the subsea-support walk-to-work vessel VOS Start. The ship is chartered by MHI Vestas Offshore for the installation of wind turbines at the Walney Extension Wind Farm at the Irish Sea. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    CWind secures cable pull-in contract at Merkur offshore wind farm

    CWind has project teams and vessels working at numerous locations, completing both installation and repair projects across the UK and Europe. (Photo: CWind)
    CWind announced that it has been successfully awarded a contract to deliver all cable pull-in services for 66 offshore wind turbines and one offshore substation at Merkur Offshore Wind Farm, which is currently being constructed 45 km from the island of Borkum in the German North Sea. Read more

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