Offshore

Huisman to deliver second crane to Japanese Penta-Ocean Construction

Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600 mt Leg Encircling Crane which will be installed on Japanese Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd. new self-elevated platform. Huisman will build the crane in its production facility in XIamen, P.R. of China. PaxOcean Engineering received the order from Penta-Ocean in January of this…

Borssele Beta topside on its way to construction site

This morning the topside for the offshore platform Borssele Beta finally left the HSM Offshore yard in Schiedam. It is now on its way to the Borssele III & IV and V wind farm site, some 22 km off the coast of Vlissingen. As reported earlier last week, the 700 MW Offshore High Voltage Substation…

Sif marks 2,000th monopile milestone

Dutch steel producer Sif announced it has produced its 2,000th monopile. The company started producing its first monopile in 2002, for the Danish offshore wind farm Horns Rev. The 2,000th monopile will be used in the Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm which is currently being built by Ørsted off the coast of the…

IX Wind’s O&M simulation software selected for Japanese OWF

Dutch consultancy IX Wind has been selected by an undisclosed developer for analysing and planning O&M costs and strategies for an offshore wind project in Japan. The company will use its O&M simulation software SOMOS7. IX Wind is focused on due diligence and techno-e economic consultancy. The company developed the SOMOS7 (Strategic Operation and Maintenance Optimization…

WindEurope launches online info hub on impacts COVID-19

WindEurope, the European wind energy association, launched an online information hub today that informs on the impacts of COVID-19 on the wind industry. The wind energy association responds to the dynamic developments around the pandemic, The hub details all impacts of COVID-19 on the wind supply chain, changes in Government energy policies and Government measures to…

Mitsubishi and Chubu Electric Power complete acquisition Eneco

The consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. officially completed the full acquisition of all Eneco shares today. All 44 municipal shareholders of Eneco (which together hold 100% of the Eneco shares) have agreed to the proposed sale. With the approval of the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate in the Netherlands,…

Conbit winner Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition

Mammoet’s Conbit operation is one of the eight winners in the Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition, run by the Carbon Trust’s Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (Floating Wind JIP). The competition was designed to address four key industry challenge areas, that need to be overcome to commercialise floating wind. The four areas were identified in…

SPT Offshore awarded installation contract in China

Chinese Guangzhou Salvage Bureau has contracted SPT Offshore to install 3 suction pile jackets in the 300 MW first phase of China Three Gorges New Energy’s Yangxi Shaba offshore wind project. The wind farm is located some 26 km to the South of Shaba in Guangdong province. The water depth is ranging between 26m and…

Topside for OHVS Borssele Beta ready for transport

The topside for the offshore platform Borssele Beta is ready for transport at the HSM Offshore yard in Schiedam. TenneT reported that the platform will be leaving the yard on Sunday, 22 March 2020. The 700 MW Offshore High Voltage Substation will collect the power from the 77 MHI Vestas, type V164, 9.5 megawatt wind…