Offshore

GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW starts production

Yesterday, GE Renewable Energy’s (GE) prototype of its Haliade-X 12 MW offshore turbine started to produce its first power in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam. The installation of the prototype was completed mid October. GE reported that local teams will now proceed with the testing phase, during which GE will perform different types of measurements to obtain a…

COBRAcable officially inaugurated

Earlier this week, on Monday November 4, COBRAcable, the 700 MW interconnector between the Netherlands and Denmark, was inaugurated. The event took place in two locations at the same time, in Eemshaven and the Danish city Endrup. TenneT CEO Manon van Beek and Thomas Egebo, CEO of Danish grid operator Energinet, officially launched the interconnector…

October month shows high wind generation

Renewable energy generation in October increased with 15% compared to the same month in 2018. The higher number came mainly from wind energy, according to statistics by Energieopwek.nl. On average, 33,000 MWh of wind energy per day was generated, with two peaks of more than 85,000 MWh. In October, the share of onshore wind was…

Wind to green seagoing vessels

A wind farm, owned by Eneco, on Landtong Rozenburg, along the Calandkanaal in Rotterdam, will in the near future be supplying green power to seagoing vessels, with Heerema’s giant crane vessels to be the first. Energy company Eneco and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have partnered up to develop and implement this project to demonstrate…

Support for Borssele offshore wind farms in province of Zeeland

Results from a recent survey by order of Ørsted, developer of Borssele I & II Offshore Wind Farm, showed that the province of Zeeland is in general supportive of the arrival of the wind farms Borssele I to IV. The survey was held amongst 2,072 members of the ZBpanel, an online panel for and about…

Damen delivers second FCS 2610 to MMS Offshore

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a second Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2610 to MMS Offshore Renewable Services Ltd. The vessel will be named MMS Superior and joins sister vessel MMS Supreme. MMS Offshore Renewable Services, located on the banks of the River Humber in Hull and Grimsby, UK, operates a modern fleet that consists of workboats and multi-purpose…

Boskalis bags large foundation contract for Taiwanese offshore wind farm

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a large foundation contract for the 600 MW Taiwanese Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF), a project by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. The contract was awarded to Boskalis in partnership with Taiwanese partner Hwa Chi Construction Co. Ltd. The companies will execute the project as BoWei (Boskalis HwaChi Offshore Wind…

EEW SPC to deliver monopiles for Fryslân Wind Farm

Steel manufacturer EEW SPC will produce the 89 monopiles for the 382.7 Fryslân Wind Farm which will rise south of the Afsluitdijk near Breezanddijk. The German producer was contracted by Van Oord Offshore Wind BV. Van Oord is partner, together with Siemens Gamesa, in the Zuiderzeewind consortium, the main contractor for the wind farm. EEW SPC…

First monopile installed at Borssele III & IV

Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus has completed the installation of the first monopile at the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm. Van Oord will install in total 77 monopiles at the 731.5 MW wind farm. Borssele III & IV is being built 22 kilometres off the coast of the Province of Zeeland and is a project…

Damen delivers second ASV 9020 vessel to Bibby Marine Services

Shipbuilder Damen has delivered its second Accommodation Support Vessel (ASV) 9020 to Bibby Marine Services at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and EnBW. The vessel, named Bibby WaveMaster Horizon, will be performing maintenance work off the coast of Germany on the offshore wind farms Hohe See and Albatros. The design…