Offshore

Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020 kicks off

Offshore Wind Innovators, in close cooperation with TKI Wind op Zee and ECHT, announced the kick-off for the 4th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge. Submission runs untill 1 September 2020. The final of the challenge will take place in January 2021. The annual Challenge provides innovative Dutch SME’s and start-ups the possibility to present their concept or…

DEME Offshore joins green hydrogen pilot PosHYdon

DEME Offshore joins as a partner in the PosHYdon project, a pilot that aims to integrate three energy systems in the North Sea: offshore wind, offshore gas and offshore hydrogen by producing hydrogen from seawater on Neptune Energy’s Q13a production platform. DEME will provide the hydrogen unit for installation on the Neptune-operated Q13a platform. The Belgian…

Plans announced for extension Dutch offshore wind farm permits

In a letter to the Dutch Parliament, minister Wiebes (Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) expressed his wish to extend the permit duration for yet to be tendered offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea from 30 to 40 years. The extension should contribute to making offshore wind interesting and viable in the future also.…

DHSS bags new contract for Borssele III & IV

Vessel and helicopter logistic service provider DHSS has been contracted by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to manage helicopter services during the turbine installation & commissioning phase of the 731,5 MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm.  The contract includes the coordination of the transfer of crew, luggage, and cargo from its logistics hub at…

TenneT positive towards minority stak German State

Grid operator TenneT supports the possibility of a minority stake of the German State to meet its capital requirement. Exclusive talks and negotiations between the involved parties will take place in the coming months to work out the details in order to aim at an outline agreement before the end of the year. The Dutch…

Vattenfall confirms inter array cable system contracts for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall announced today it has signed final contracts with cable specialists Prysmian Powerlink S.r.l. (Prysmian) and B.V. Twentsche Kabelfabriek (TKF) for the manufacturing and supply of the inter-array cable systems for its Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm zone. Hollandse Kust Zuid, located approximately 18 km off the coast between The Hague and Zandvoort, will consist…

Steel cutting ceremony for Bokalift 2 conversion project

On 17 May, a steel cutting ceremony took place at the shipyard Drydocks World in Dubai for the Bokalift 2 conversion project. The new crane vessel for Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) is being prepared for foundation transportation and installation work in the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm project in Taiwan.  This milestone marks…

IX Wind opens office in Tokyo

Dutch consultancy and engineering company IX Wind has opened an office in Tokyo, Japan. It is a next step in further expanding its business in Asia-Pacific renewables market. IX Wind is already working with Japanese companies, including Eurus Energy, Obayashi, and JWD. By opening an office the company aims to to expand its business, further building…