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    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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  • project update

    MHI Vestas opens Nobelwind

    MHI Vestas has installed 50 x V112-3.3MW turbines in the Belgian Nobelwind offshore wind park. (photo: MHI Vestas)
    In a sign of continued momentum for the offshore wind turbine manufacturer, MHI Vestas celebrates the inauguration of Nobelwind offshore wind park in Belgium - its second wind park opening in May 2017. Read more
  • project update

    LOC Group wins 60 MW offshore service contract in South Korea

    Southwest Offshore Windfarm Project will include twenty 3 MW wind turbines from Korean manufacturer Doosan. (Graphic: Doosan)
    LOC Korea will provide marine warranty surveying (MWS) services for the test phase of the Southwest Offshore Windfarm Project, being built by Korea Offshore Wind Power. Read more
  • politics & business

    Fair competition in the WindSeeG tendering procedure

    The results of a call for tenders for offshore wind farms raised more questions than it answered – clarification is needed. (Photo: iStock)

    On April 13, Germany’s Federal Network Agency announced the results of a call for tenders for offshore wind farms. The tender was awarded to Dong Energy and EnBW for a total of four wind farms in the North Sea with a total capacity of 1,490 MW. Three of the projects that were awarded contracts submitted bids for 0.00 cents.

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  • politics & business

    Almost unrecognisable – optimism prevails at Windforce

    Following the zero-cent bids: offshore sector calls for expansion targets to be increased. (Photo: WAB)

    The number one discussion topic at this year's Windforce Conference was the results of the first German tender round. The zero-cent bids have revived the self-confidence of a whole industry.

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  • project update

    Official inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension

    DONG Energy openend 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension Project in Liverpool Bay, UK. (Photo: MHI Vestas)

    DONG Energy and its partners LEGO Group and PKA were joined by MHI Vestas in the inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension, the world’s first offshore wind park to utilise MHI Vestas’ 8 MW wind turbine.

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  • logistics & operations

    Sea-Fire protects offshore communication hubs

    The first SeaHub already supports a wind farm in the UK. (Photo: SeaRoc Group)

    An engineered fire detection and suppression system from Sea-Fire Europe was chosen to protect SeaRoc Group’s SeaHub, an innovative monitoring and voice and data communication solution that links land-based operations to distant offshore wind farms via satellite, fiber or other data services.

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  • logistics & operations

    Cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria starts operation

    After the naming ceremony the NKT Victoria headed out for its first cable-laying project north of Scotland. (Photo: NKT)

    With a ceremony at the power cable plant in Karlskrona, Sweden, NKT’s new state-of-the art cable-laying vessel was named NKT Victoria. The new vessel is among the world’s most advanced and its design is based on extensive experience with offshore installations.

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  • politics & business

    MHI Vestas expands manufacturing facility at Port of Esbjerg

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is constructing a PCM assembly facility at the Port of Esbjerg (Photo: MHI Vestas)

    Construction of a 5,600 square meter facility at the Port of Esbjerg is underway to house manufacturing of power converter modules (PCM) exclusively for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

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  • science & technology

    New crane type for offshore turbine maintenance

    The boom of Huisman’s new crane is foldable and requires less deck space in storage position. (Photo: Huisman)

    Huisman, specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has developed the Foldable Offshore Crane, an extremely lightweight crane for the maintenance of offshore wind turbines.

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    Third vessel for Innoven Marine Service

    The “Lev Twister” is a dynamic positioning vessel of 75 m. Photo: Christian Eckardt, Maritim Publication / Innoven

    With take-over of the „Lev Twister“, Innoven Marine Service, based in Bremerhaven, Germany, took a third vessel under its management, which broadens the service portfolio of the shipping company.

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