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Fistuca winner Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018

Fistuca is the winner of both the jury and the public prize of the Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018. With an innovative maintenance-free connection technology – the Blue Wedge Connection – the company convinced the jury and the audience that the current issues with bolted and grouted connections can be tackled. The other finalists were…

Tideway completes longest AC offshore wind cable

Tideway completed the export cable installation for Ørsted’s 1.2 GW UK Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. With 467 km length, it is the longest AC offshore wind cable ever to have been installed. Additionally, the cable manufacturing and installation were completed months ahead of schedule. The world’s largest offshore wind farm, located 120km off…

All turbines installed at Windpark Krammer

Last week, the last of the 34 Enercon E 115 wind turbines was installed at Windpark Krammer. 25 turbines have already been commissioned. In the next few months, commissioning activities of the turbines will take place. The 102 MW wind farm is expected to be fully operational by the end of March, 2019. The official opening…

Seaway Offshore Cables awarded US offshore wind contract

Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded a turnkey cable supply and installation contract for the US Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) far. The contract was awarded by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC. who are constructing the project for Dominion Energy. It is the first US offshore wind contract for SOC. The multi-million-dollar contract will…

Fugro and L3 ASV to develop autonomous survey vessels

Fugro signed a joint development agreement with L3 ASV, a leader in the field of unmanned and autonomous vessel technology, to create a variety of fit-for-purpose unmanned surface vessels (USVs). The first USV to be delivered by the companies is designed for medium- to large-scale hydrographic survey applications. The vessel delivery is scheduled for Q2…

Greenchoice, ABN Amro and Windunie invest in wind farm De Veenwieken

Greenchoice, Windunie and the ABN Amro Energy Transition Fund have together taken a 100% share in the De Wieken BV’, the project company for the development of the 14.1 MW onshore wind farm Windpark De Veenwieken. The wind farm will be built in the province of Overijssel, between Ommen, Dedemsvaart and Hardenberg will consist of…

Trade fair brings Belgian offshore world together

On 20 and 21 March 2019, the 5th edition of the “Belgian Offshore Days“, a B2B trade fair organised by Belgian Offshore Cluster (BOC) will take place in Ostend. BOC is the association that brings together Belgian suppliers to the offshore wind industry. In recent years, the fair has become the place to be for…

Technology to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions

Technology could reduce energy-related CO2 emissions by 64% globally up to 2050. This the conclusion of a report released by financial institute ING. The report ‘Thechnology, the climate saviour‘ analyses to what extent technology can reduce energy related CO2 emissions by lowering fossil fuel demand up to 2050. It addresses technologies for energy efficiency, electrification and renewables, and…

Bidding window Hollandse-Kust Zuid III and IV announced

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate has announced the bidding window for the offshore wind sites Hollandse-Kust Zuid III and IV. It has opted for the second time for a subsidy-free tender as previously done with the Hollandse-Kust Zuid I and II wind farm. The bidding window opens on 1 March. Interested developers can…