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    Vineyard Wind: Heerema participates in largest US offshore wind project

    Heerema marine contractors installing a monopile
    Dutch offshore contractor Heerema has been assigned to help build the first and largest commercial offshore wind farm in the United States. The prestigious 'Vineyard Wind LLC' project is the nation's first utility-scale offshore wind energy project. Situated 14 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, this project will generate clean, renewable, cost-competitive energy for over 400,000 homes and businesses, while reducing carbon emissions by over 1.6 million tons per year. Read more
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    Maiden trip for sustainable crane vessel Sleipnir

    Sleipnir during LNG Bunkering (pict. Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC))
    This week, Heerema’s newest vessel Sleipnir will begin her maiden voyage. Sleipnir, the world’s largest and strongest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) was built in Singapore and will set course for Spain. The trip will take about 45 days. Read more
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    Bladt Industries A/S first-movers at the US Offshore Wind Market

    Klaus Steen Mortensen, Chief Executive Officer of Bladt Industries (pict. Bladt)
    Vineyard Wind LLC (Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables) and Bladt Industries have signed a contract for fabrication and delivery of the Vineyard Wind project’s offshore substation. The Vineyard Wind project will be first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the US. Bladt Industries is a global leader of substructures for offshore wind farms. Read more

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  • 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
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    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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    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
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    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
  • politics & business

    EDP Renováveis and ENGIE consortium is awarded CfD for UK offshore wind project

    EDP Renováveis, S.A. (EDPR) and ENGIE announced that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited, a joint venture company currently owned by EDPR (77 %) and ENGIE (23 %), has been awarded a 15-year Contract for Difference (CfD) for the delivery of 950 MW of offshore wind generation at £ 57.50/MWh. Read more
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    New maintenance contracts for OWF DanTysk and OWF Sandbank

    Maintenance work of Deutsche Windtechnik at offshore wind farm DanTysk (Photo: Deutsche Windtechnik)
    The independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik and the energy supplier Vattenfall are expanding their cooperation in offshore maintenance: On the one hand, Vattenfall has extended the duration of its cooperation agreement with Deutsche Windtechnik in the area of maintenance for all steel structures at the offshore wind farm DanTysk. On the other, the service provider is now also responsible for these important maintenance tasks at Sandbank, Vattenfall's second major offshore wind farm project Sandbank, which went into operation in July 2017. Read more
  • 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
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    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

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