Offshore

DHSS receives second contract for Deutsche Bucht work

DHSS was awarded a contract by Van Oord for call-off helicopter services for the 269 MW German wind farm Deutsche Bucht. It is the second contract for DHSS for the German wind farm in a short time. Helicopter flights will take off from Den Helder Airport, which is completely utilized as an A1 Offshore Energy heliport,…

Public consultation on grid connection North of the Wadden Islands

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) and TenneT have invited the public to contribute ideas for the underground high-voltage connection for the 700 MW offshore wind farm North of the Wadden Islands (Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden). North of the Wadden Islands is located in the proximity of Gemini and covers…

Official start construction Wind Farm Fryslân

On March 14, a ceremony was held at the Afsluitdijk Wadden Center in Kornwerderzand to mark the official start of construction of the 382.7 MW Wind Farm Fryslân. The official start of construction was announced by developer Windpark Fryslân B.V. and Zuiderzeewind, a consortium of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.  The ceremony was held in the…

Fugro awarded contract from TenneT for UXO services

Fugro was recently awarded a multimillion-Euro contract from TenneT for UXO (unexploded ordnance) services at an offshore wind farm development in Dutch coastal waters. The contract follows previous involvement in route survey activities at the site.   Fugro will use the DP2 multipurpose vessel Atlantis Dweller  The vessel is permanently equipped with a work class remotely operated…

Financial close for repowering project Wind Farm Etten-Leur

The five wind turbines of wind farm Etten-Leur will be replaced by 3 new wind turbines from Vestas. The 5 original turbines were built 17 years ago by a family. Now, the grandchildren are in charge of the repowering project. On February 14, a contract was signed for the purchase and maintenance of three new…

March 14 – MET Event 2019

Next Thursday, March 14, the second edition of the Maritime Transition Event will take place at the VNAB in Rotterdam. The event supports sustainable energy initiatives by providing an inspiring conference with interesting case-studies and opinion stories. The event provides a networking opportunity for professionals from the entire maritime industry sector. Over 180 professionals came…

TenneT presents North Sea Wind Power Hub to Dutch King and Queen

On 6 March, during a German-Dutch trade delegation meeting in Bremerhaven, TenneT CEO Manon van Beek presented the vision and current plans for a wind power hub in the North Sea (NSWPH) to Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands and Queen Máxima. “We are especially pleased and honoured by the interest of the royal couple in…

Sif to modify its two facilities to make them future proof

Dutch steel tube manufacturer Sif Group announced it will modify its manufacturing facility in Roermond and the assembly and coating facility at the Tweede Maasvlakte-Rotterdam. The decision is a response to stricter coating requirements and a change in design whereby the monopile diameters are larger and wall thicknesses smaller. Roermond production facility In the coming…

MHI Vestas to use Eemshaven as service base for Deutsche Bucht

Danish turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has selected Eemshaven as service base for the 269 MW German offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht. MHI Vestas will use Eemshaven as the base for its turbine commissioning and subsequent 15-year O&M works.  The company is the first O&M client to be located at the brand new DHSS support…