project update

project update

Belfast-headquartered Ridgeway secures deal with its first French offshore wind farm

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Deployment of a patent protected 4T Filter Unit Rockbag on Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm (pict. Ridgeway)

Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm will use Ridgeway Rockbags for cable stabilisation and protection.

Saitec plans the installation of a pre-commercial pilot park on the Costa Brava

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Medfloat Pilot Parc using SATH technology (pict. Saitec)

The Spanish engineering company Saitec has announced its interest in developing a pre-commercial pilot park with 5 units and a total potential of 50MW in the Mediterranean Sea in 2025. The offshore wind turbines will use SATH technology in open sea in Girona, specifically in an area located more 15 km from Cap de Creus on the Costa Brava (Catalonia)

Dogger Bank Wind Farm celebrates transmission technology milestone

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First transformer has been delivered to convertor station for Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Image source Dogger Bank Wind Farm (pict. SSE Renewables)

The first of a number of transformers that will enable the transmission of renewable energy from the world’s largest offshore wind farm has been delivered. The transformers will play an integral role in the operation of three onshore convertor stations in East Riding of Yorkshire and on Teesside, that will eventually convert the current from the wind farm for transmission via the national grid network to 6 million UK homes.

Heavy Lift Crane ready to work

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The HLC successfully passed all tests (pict. Liebherr)

The HLC (Heavy Lift Crane) 295000 is on board the “Orion”, the next generation offshore installation vessel by DEME. Being the largest crane Liebherr has ever built, it has a maximum lifting capacity of 5,000 Tonnes. Its working field will be the offshore industry, in which it will help installing wind farms and decommissioning “old” energy platforms.

Completion of first monopile for Baltic Eagle Project

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The first monopile for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind project is finished (pict. EEW SPC)

On 18 February 2022, the first monopile for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm was completed. The pile weighs 1,363 tonnes with a diameter of 9 metres. Baltic Eagle is already the second wind farm project of the Spanish energy company Iberdrola in the German Baltic Sea.

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm reaches another milestone as 5,100 tonne jacket installed

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The jacket, which will support the offshore platform substation, was secured on the seabed using the Saipem 7000 heavy lift vessel  (pict. SSE plc)

Construction of the world’s deepest fixed bottom offshore wind farm, which is also Scotland’s largest, has reached another milestone with the installation of a jacket in preparation for the project’s offshore substation topside which is due to be installed in early 2022.

EEW SPC provides monopiles for Vattenfall’s Vesterhav project

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Rostock-based company EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH has received an order from the Swedish energy group Vattenfall to produce 41 monopiles for the 344 MW offshore wind
farms Vesterhav. The contract was signed on 19 November 2021.

First turbine base fitted at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

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The first turbine jacket foundation is installed at the Seagreen Wind Farm site, 27 kilometres off the coast of the county of Angus in Scotland (pict: SSE Renewables)

The first turbine jacket foundation has been installed at Seagreen – Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest, fixed bottom offshore wind farm.

Temporis-backed Inis Offshore Wind launches with plans to develop at least 1GW of Irish offshore wind capacity by 2030

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(l to r): Austin Coughlan, Head of Temporis Aurora Fund and Director of Inis Offshore Wind;  Vanessa O’Connell, Head of Inis Offshore Wind and Aoife Galvin, Senior Offshore Project Manager, Inis Offshore Wind, who joined from ESB (pict. ReputationInc)

Temporis Investment Management (“Temporis”) has on October 11th announced the launch of Inis Offshore Wind, a new Irish renewable energy firm with plans to develop at least 1GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. This would constitute a significant contribution to Ireland’s offshore wind targets and provide enough electricity to power over 800,000 homes.

Xodus to support SMEs in growth of Scottish offshore wind supply chain

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Aberdeen Bay windfarm (pict. Richard Crighton)

Scottish Enterprise has appointed global energy consultancy Xodus Group to the role of Offshore Wind Cluster Builder to develop and grow the offshore wind supply chain across Scotland.

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