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DONG Energy divests 50% of Borkum Riffgrund 2 to Global Infrastructure Partners and increases its EBITDA guidance for 2017

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DONG Energy has entered into an agreement to sell 50% of Borkum Riffgrund 2, a 450 megawatt (MW) German offshore wind farm project, to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Borkum Riffgrund 2 is currently under construction and is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.

Tracerco launches new Grout Monitoring System for Offshore Wind Turbines and Platform Leg Piling

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey plc, has launched a new and innovative product that enables offshore operators in the oil and gas and offshore renewables market to ensure the quality and strength of grout during installation operations.

Europe adds 6.1GW of wind energy capacity in first half of 2017

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Brussels – 6.1GW of extra wind energy capacity was installed in Europe in the first half of 2017, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure puts Europe on course for a bumper year for installations, although hides some worrying trends.

SMST delivers first subsea crane with active motion compensation to Vroon

Soon after VOS Start’s arrival in Amsterdam, SMST was on location for installation of their 50t subsea knuckle boom crane with active heave compensation. This crane for VOS Start and the identical crane for sister vessel VOS Stone are the fifth and sixth offshore cranes SMST delivers to Vroon.

VOS Start W2W vessel departs Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf following major upgrade

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Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Oranjewerf) has bid farewell to VOS Start, Vroon BV’s first DP2, subsea-support, walk-to-work (W2W) vessel. The 80m VOS Start arrived at Oranjewerf on 1 June from her build yard in China for the installation of a motion-compensated gangway system - the first of its kind - by Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth, the extended installation of a Kongsberg reference system (including a ‘windfarm module’), and an active heave-compensated crane from SMST. In the eight weeks that she was in the yard, the vessel also underwent a wide range of other upgrades and preparations for her first charter.

BASF to supply Merkur Offshore Windfarm with bulk supplied grout MasterFlow 9600

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Mannheim – Construction Chemicals from BASF have won the contract for the supply of MasterFlow 9600 by GeoSea to the €1.6bn Merkur Offshore Windfarm. The grout will be installed by BASF’s licensed contractor FoundOcean using their specialized grouting equipment.

Nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar successfully passes DNV-GL verification at new Janneby test site

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An independent performance verification of a nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar has been undertaken by DNV GL on the test site in Janneby, Germany which demonstrates the product is compliant with best-practice guidelines developed in the EUDP UniTTe programmes – widely regarded and accepted as industry benchmarks for installations of turbine-mounted Remote Sensing Devices (RSDs).

Leading wind experts claim LiDAR becoming the clear choice for bankable offshore wind measurements, saving millions on costs

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Leading wind measurement experts gathered in London claimed that LiDARs have been replacing met masts to become the sole wind measurement tool used for offshore resource assessment and power curve verification purposes. These experts stated that LiDAR technology had over the years fully proven its ability to provide wind measurements as reliably as met masts. They also claimed that LiDARs are faster, easier and much cheaper to deploy, enabling significant development and operational cost reductions.

Following Shaft Runout

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The global expansion of wind power facilities is proceeding unabated. Based on figures from Global Wind Energy Council, nearly 487 GW of output from wind energy were in place at the end of 2016. At the start of the decade, the installed output wasn’t even half that amount. It is not just the number of facilities that has risen sharply – output has climbed as well, especially for wind turbines offshore. But the longer rotor blades that they require lead to higher loads on the main bearing and the shaft. The results are more extensive deformation of these machine elements and greater shaft runout, also known as eccentricity. That’s why Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is developing new seals for current and future wind power facilities. The new generation of radial shaft seal rings has the capacity to follow relatively severe deformations of main bearings and shafts, basically by providing stronger compensating movements. They have also been especially adapted to grease-lubricated systems and thus clear the way for wind turbine manufacturers to use new designs, such as externally rotating main bearings.

DONG Energy and TenneT sign first offshore grid connection agreement

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TSO TenneT and wind farm developer DONG Energy have signed the grid connection agreement for the wind farm Borssele 1 & 2 off the coast of the Dutch province Zeeland. The signed agreements relate to the realization, connection, and transmission of power of DONG Energy’s Borssele wind farm with TenneT’s Borssele Alpha platform and are the first under the new Dutch tender system. In July of last year DONG Energy won the public tender by the government for the first two areas in Borssele of 700 MW.

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