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Fugro bags first South Korean offshore wind deal

Fugro enters the South Korean offshore wind market. The geo-data specialist has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Korean Underwater Survey Technology 21 (UST21).  The agreement with UST21 will facilitate collaboration on marine projects in South Korean waters, whereby Fugro will expand UST21’s local…

SeaMade substation components underway to Vlissingen

Today the transition piece and J-tube cage for the first of two offshore substations for the 487 MW Belgian SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm were transported to the SIF terminal in Rotterdam.  In Vlissingen, the components, together with the foundation, will be loaded onto GeoSea’s installation…

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HSM Offshore: Building the heart of an offshore wind farm

In 2002, HSM Offshore built the offshore substation for the first offshore wind farm, the Danish Horns Rev 1. Almost 17 years and several wind farm generations later, the Dutch manufacturing company is still building offshore platforms for the wind energy industry. The latest being…

Stepping up to serve the future grid

Future grid capacity is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands. With the wind projects becoming larger, especially at sea, what are the requirements in terms of cable designs? Wind Energy Magazine spoke to Mario Loi and Hans Schwirtz at the Delft production facility and…

Future offshore wind farms require bold solutions

The Netherlands faces an enormous challenge of producing 49 terawatt hours of electricity from wind turbines at the North Sea by the year 2030. The only solution seems to be ever larger turbines far away from the coast, as was discussed at the National Wind…