Offshore

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…

Jacket Borssele Beta installation in progress

On May 14, Boskalis, by order of TenneT, started with the installation of the jacket for the Borssele Beta Offshore High Voltage Substation.  The jacket was built by HSM Offshore in Schiedam. The jacket weighs 2,900 metric tonnes and is 55 metre heigh. The jacket will be fixed to the seabed by 6 piles. HSM…

Heerema to install Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha substation

Heerema Marine Contractors has been awarded a contract by Petrofac for the transport and installation of TenneT’s Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Alpha substation. The company will use their latest vessel, Sleipnir. Sleipnir is a Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel and has the ability to also operate in shallow waters. During the tender preparations Heerema used its Simulation…

Pull in second export cable Borssele Alpha

Today, May 11, the second export cable that will connect the Borssele Alpha Offshore High Voltage Substation with the transformer station at Borssele made landfall. A consortium of Boskalis and NKT Cables were granted the contract for the supply and installation of the two 220 kV export cables, with each a capacity of 350 MW,…

Borssele Alpha topside leaves HSM Offshore yard

Today, May 10, the topside for the Borssele Alpha offshore substation left the yard of HSM Offshore in Schiedam. It is now on its way to the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm site where it will be placed on the jacket foundation that was already installed last summer. The load out of the topside…

Jack Up Barge and Van Oord team up for Deutsche Bucht

Jack Up Barge will work together with Van Oord on the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German Bight. The company has signed a contract with Van Oord Offshore Wind GmbH in Hamburg for the accommodation and supply of Balance of Plant operations. Jack Up Barge will deploy its jack-up platform JB-115.…

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…

Acta Centaurus ready for first assignment

Acta Marine’s newbuild DP2 Walk to Work vessel Acta Centaurus has been delivered from Ulstein Verft and will soon set sail for her first offshore wind assignment. The vessel is Acta Marine’s second order with Ulstein Verft, following the Acta Auriga. Acta Marine also has the Acta Orion in its fleet of offshore support vessels.…

Atlas Professionals partners up with ECHT Community in wind

Atlas Professionals joined the ECHT community as an exclusive Partner for the on- and offshore wind sector in the Netherlands. The active partnership will enable Atlas Professionals and ECHT to share complimentary knowledge and competences to the wind industry to contribute to a smart and sustainable climate and energy transition. With the wind sector growing…