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Van Oord and Mammoet to jointly work with Verton on new blade lifting method

Van Oord and Mammoet are joining forces in a partnership with the Australian scale-up Verton to develop a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades that could shorten the installation cycle times and make installation safer for operators. The company was scouted via the maritime and port accelerator innovation platform PortXL where Van Oord is…

Tower sections Haliade-X 12 MW arrived in Rotterdam

GE Renewable Energy announced yesterday that the four tower sections for its Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype arrived at the port of Rotterdam.  The tower sections were produced by GRI in Seville, Spain, and left the production site on 11 June. The nacelle is currently being assembled in Saint-Nazaire (France), while its 107-meter long blades are…

Sealane Terminals and Hulst Innovation Cable Equipment join forces in Eemshaven

Sealane Terminals in Eemshaven and Hulst Innovation Cable Equipment (HICE) are joining forces to improve the possibilities for storing, spooling and handling of mainly large subsea cables in Eemshaven. Sealane is a company with its own terrain, 2 deep-sea quays and dry storage possibilities. HICE, based in Westeremden and Appingdam, is a producer of specialized…

Jan de Nul scores third offshore wind contract in Taiwan

Jan De Nul Group has been awarded an EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract for the foundations and subsea cables for the Taiwanese 376 MW Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm (OWF). It is the Belgian company’s third offshore wind contract in Taiwan, following the 120 MW Formosa 1 OWF and the 109.2 MW Changhua…

Green light for Oude Maas Wind Farm

After multiple delays, the Council of State gave green light for the construction of the Oude Maas Wind Farm. In a judgement on Wednesday, 19 June, it ruled an appeal against the development plan of the wind farm to be unfounded. The wind farm will rise in Hoeksche Waard, along the river bank of the…

Eneco opens Nieuwe Waterweg Wind Farm

On 13 June, Eneco officially opened its wind farm Nieuwe Waterweg in Rotterdam, north of the Nieuwe Waterweg and the Het Scheur river. The ceremony took place in the presence of Councillor Arno Bonte (Sustainability, Air Quality and Energy Transition) of the municipality of Rotterdam. The wind farm comprises 6 Vestas wind turbines, type V112,…

DOB-Academy signs 2 contracts in Japan

DOB-Academy signed two contracts in Japan for cooperation in the area of education. A first contract is with NAMICPA (Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association). The second concerned a MoU with the Nippon Foundation.  The contracts were signed after the “Netherlands Offshore Wind Business Seminar” at the Dutch Embassy in Tokyo, Japan on 10 June. The contract…