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  • logistics & operations

    Safeway reaches record transfer speeds at latest offshore wind charter

    As from early October last year the Safeway motion compensated offshore access system of the Dutch Van Aalst Group is installed on the 95-metre long OCV ‘Olympic Intervention IV’, owned by Olympic Subsea ASA, Norway. Without any significant downtime, the 28 m long walk-to-work Seagull-type has safely transferred workers and their tools at a high pace from the ‘Olympic Intervention IV’ to offshore wind turbines of Adwen, part of Siemens. Read more
  • project update

    World's most powerful commercial wind turbine successfully installed

    A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-east Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was successfully installed on April 9th for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). The turbine is the first of 11 to be deployed at the facility in Aberdeen Bay. Two turbines will have a capacity of 8.8 MW, the other nine will have a capacity of 8.4 MW Read more
  • science & technology

    First of gigantic suction bucket jacket foundations installed for Vattenfall’s EOWDC

    The 25,000 tonne Asian Hercules III installs the first suction bucket jacket foundation for the EOWDC, off Aberdeen Bay. (Photo: Vattenfall)
    North-east Scotland has marked a UK offshore wind first following the successful installation of the first pioneering suction bucket jacket foundation for Vattenfall’s 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in just 15 hours. The EOWDC in Aberdeen Bay is the first offshore wind project to deploy the foundations at commercial scale with each of the 11 steel jacket foundations weighing in at almost ten Boeing 747s. Read more

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  • 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
  • project update

    Successful installation of transformer platform for Nordergründe

    wpd completed installation of the transformer platform for the nearshore-project Nordergründe. (Photo: wpd)
    Under the project leadership of the Bremen-based project developer wpd, the OWP Nordergründe GmbH & Co. KG completed installation of the transformer platform for the nearshore-project Nordergründe. Read more
  • politics & business

    European offshore wind energy market expected to reach 29.8 GW by 2024

    The European offshore wind energy market was 13.4 GW in 2016 and is expected to reach 29.8 GW by 2024 expanding at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.0 % from 2016 to 2024. These are the results of the market report “Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market, By Geography - Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2024” published by Credence Inc., a global market research and counseling firm based out of San Jose, California. Read more
  • project update

    Turbine installation completed at Dudgeon

    The Sea Challenger positioning for installation of the final turbine (Photo: A2SEA/Ian Greenwood)
    At the beginning of September A2SEA’s 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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