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Seaway 7 selected for Hollandse Kust (Zuid) activities

Seaway 7, part of Subsea 7, has been selected by Vattenfall to perform activities for the 760 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1 & 2 and potentially 3 & 4 offshore wind farm projects. Under the contract, Seaway 7 would be responsible for the transport and installation of 76 monopile foundations and the laying of…

Marlow and SeaZip join forces in offering new offshore staffing solution

Marlow Offshore and SeaZip Offshore Service have joined forces in providing a new project staffing concept through the newly created company MarZip Offshore Personnel BV. According to the companies, MarZip is an answer to the increasing demand for a single contact service concept for project-based, international offshore staffing solutions. Rhoon/Rotterdam-based Marlow Offshore, a subdivision of…

Record amount of future new wind energy capacity financed in Europe in 2018

Europe invested €27bn in new onshore and offshore wind farms in Europe in 2018. Cost reduction contributed to a record of future new wind energy capacity being financed with an amount similar to previous years. This is one of the conclusions of WindEurope’s annual ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report. Wind energy got 60% of all the new…

Vattenfall selects Siemens Gamesa’s 10 MW turbine for Hollandse Kust (Zuid)

Vattenfall has selected Siemens Gamesa’s 10 MW offshore wind power turbine for the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 1&2 offshore wind farms. Should the Swedish developer also be awarded the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 3&4 tender then it will also deploy this turbine type. The complete Hollandse Kust (Zuid) project would then involve 152 wind turbines. Siemens Gamesa’s…

Royal HaskoningDHV to design foundation for Haliade-X 12 MW prototype

Royal HaskoningDHV (RHDHV) will design the foundation for the Haliade-X 12 MW prototype, the world’s biggest wind-turbine. GE Renewable Energy and FutureWind (a Joint Venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands) will build the prototype of the 12 MW offshore turbine at the SIF premises at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The testing is done onshore for easier…

Jan de Nul orders new installation vessel

Jan De Nul Group has placed an order with Chinese COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry for a third Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel. The vessel is set to be delivered in 2022. It will be deployed for offshore wind activities but also in the oil and gas market. The vessel, the Voltaire, has a crane capacity of…

IHC IQIP invests in further development BLUE Piling Technology

IHC IQIP is investing in the BLUE Piling Technology, a way of driving piles for offshore wind using hydropower. It has decided to join forces with Jasper Winkes, the developer of the hammer with the BLUE Piling Technology. According to IHC IQIP, BLUE Piling is a logical step in the further development and growth of…