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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
  • logistics & operations

    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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  • 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
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    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
  • politics & business

    Peterhead Port awarded major offshore wind contract

    Peterhead Port has been awarded a major EOWDC contract (photo: EOWDC)
    Game-changing turbine foundations and one of the world’s largest floating cranes to be marshalled at harbour for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre Read more
  • project update

    New ownership of Dogger Bank projects announced

    The 4 consented Dogger Bank offshore wind projects have been assigned to the 3 Forewind shareholders, innogy, SSE and Statoil (Graphic: Ordnance Survey Data © Crown copyright and database right 2017)
    The ownership arrangements for the four consented Dogger Bank offshore wind projects have been agreed and signed by the three Forewind shareholders, innogy, SSE and Statoil. Read more

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