Offshore

Damen receives third FCS 2710 order from High Speed Transfers

Damen has received an order for a FCS 2710 fast crew supply vessel from High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST). The new vessel is planned for delivery in September and will be named HST Harri. It is the third order for a FCS 2710 from the in Swansea, Wales based crew transfer vessel operator HST. The…

New Dutch offshore wind atlas launched

ECN part of TNO, KNMI (the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) and Whiffle (a Delft University of Technology spin-off) have released the Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas. This new and improved map will help Dutch government and wind farm developers to plan, build and operate offshore wind farms even more efficiently. Please follow and like us:

First Haliade-X 12 MW to be installed in Rotterdam

GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind (a Joint Venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands) have signed an agreement to install a prototype of the Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam during this summer. The deal includes five years of testing and a 15-year full service Operation and Maintenance agreement. The Haliade-X 12…

PGGM and Shell express interest in Eneco

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Shell announced today that it is joining forces with cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider PGGM to explore the opportunity to participate in the controlled auction for the energy company Eneco that was announced in December 2018. They outlined their intentions in an open letter. In the open letter PGGM and Shell express that they…

Van Oord completes foundation installation Deutsche Bucht

Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH announced that all 31 monopile foundations at the German offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht have been installed. The installation of the foundations was performed by Van Oord and was completed within the planned timeframe. Van Oord was awarded the Balance of Plant in 2017 and is responsible for the design, procurement,…

Boskalis preferred contractor for Scottish wind farm project

Boskalis is appointed as preferred contractor for the Inch Cape offshore wind farm project in Scotland. The project scope includes the transportation and installation of the wind turbine foundations, the offshore substation and cables. The award was made by Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL), a subsidiary of Red Rock Power Ltd. The award of the contract…

Installing offshore wind foundations while afloat

Foundations for the next generation offshore wind turbines will increasingly be installed with floating vessels instead of jack-up vessels. “We have already considered foundations that have never been installed before.” Wind Energy Magazine – No 4, 2018 – Text Jan Spoelstra During Offshore Energy 2018, from 22 to 24 October in Amsterdam, Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam…

Ampyx Power – Harvesting untapped winds at high altitudes

These are busy times at the office of Ampyx Power, the Dutch company that designed the Ampyx Power Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES). After months of design optimisation, the team of Ampyx Power is currently assembling their third generation prototype, taking another step in the process of bringing the innovation to market. And while doing…

LCoE calculations for Dutch offshore wind

Dutch consultants BLIX Consultancy and Pondera Consult recently provided the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy with a study to gain insight into the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) for offshore wind farms that are planned off the Dutch coast. The Netherlands has the ambition to have multiple offshore wind farms operational by…