Innovations

Tower Haliade-X 12MW rises at Maasvlakte

This week, 3 of the 4 tower sections that will carry GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine prototype, were installed at on Sif Group’s site at Maasvlakte, in the port of Rotterdam. The tower sections were produced by GRI in Seville, Spain. A fourth tower section will be mounted on the existing tower once…

A1 Offshore Solutions ApS and KenzFigee to work together on offshore access solution

Danish provider of offshore service vessels A1 Offshore Solutions ApS and lifting and offshore equipment specialist KenzFigee have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly offer a cost efficient and safe Walk-to-Work vessel solution. The Walk-2-Work solution comprises A1 Offshore Solutions’ offshore support vessel ‘Notus Express’, equipped with a Kenz Figee Active Motion Compensated (ACM) access…

Shell and CoensHexicon to jointly develop floating wind in South Korea

Shell and floating wind specialist CoensHexicon have signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop, build and operate a floating wind farm in South Korea. The wind farm will be located some 40 km off the city of Ulsan. CoensHexicon is a joint venture between Swedish Hexicon AB and South Korean service provider Coens Co, set…

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…

Tower sections Haliade-X 12 MW on their way to Maasvlakte-Rotterdam

GE Renewable Energy announced today the shipment of the four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed later this summer in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam. The tower sections are manufactured by GRI in Seville, Spain.  The shipment will be arriving in Rotterdam before the end of the month. Upon arrival, a…

Safeway to deliver W2W system for DEME Offshore’s vessel Orion

Safeway B.V., Dutch developer and supplier of motion compensating gangways, has been contracted by DEME Offshore to provide its ‘Osprey’-type of motion compensated offshore access system for its new installation vessel Orion which is set to be delivered at the end of 2019. According to Safeway, the most unique feature of this custom made W2W…

Sif to build Borssele V monopiles

Sif Holding n.v. has been contracted by the Two Towers consortium to build the two monopiles for the Borssele V innovation site.  One of the monopiles will have a slip joint connection, the connection between the monopile foundation and the transition piece that connects the foundation and the tower. This has traditionally been a flanged…

Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges announced

Offshore Wind Innovators, the initiator of the annual Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge, has announced the 3 challenges for the 2019 edition. Dutch SME’s and start-ups can submitt their innovative solutions for one of the challenges before June 10. Challenges 2019 – Deutsche Windtechnik is asking for a device or method to measure the present stress…

Van Oord and AdBm successfully demonstrate new noise mitigation system

Van Oord and AdBm Technologies have successfully demonstrated the new AdBm Noise Mitigation System (NMS), with support from TNO. Van Oord will be deploying the system at Borssele 3,4 & 5. The NMS system reduces underwater noise resulting from offshore pile driving wind turbine foundations. It uses special acoustic resonators designed and produced by AdBm…