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GE shows Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle

GE Renewable Energy revealed the first manufactured components of its Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at the production site in Saint-Nazaire, France. Over the coming weeks, the nacelle will be shipped from Saint-Nazaire to Rotterdam-Maasvlakte. At the Maasvlakte the prototype will undergo testing to obtain the data required to receive its type certification—a key…

Evacuator Worldwide and Survitec sign partnership agreement

Survitec has signed a partnership agreement with Netherlands-based manufacturer Evacuator Worldwide for the global distribution rights to the pioneering emergency descent system, Evacuator.  The Evacuator is the world’s first fire-proof and panic proof emergency descent system designed to evacuate people from heights of up to 300m. It is developed for structures that previously relied upon rope-based…

Heerema bags first wind contract in Taiwan

Heerema Marine Contractors has won its first offshore wind related installation contract in Taiwan. It concerns a contract for the 109.2 MW Changhua Windfarm Phase 1 project (Changhua). Heerema will be responsible for the installation of 21 jacket foundations. The Dutch contractor received the contract from the Taiwan branch of Jan de Nul. The Changhua project…

Room for improvement artificial oyster reefs

First monitoring results of the artificial oyster reef demonstration project at the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm showed there is room for improvement.   In the autumn of 2018, in an area of 3 hectares, at water depths of around 20 metres, a structure of reef balls and cages containing adult oysters was installed at the…

SDE+ autumn application round to start on 29 October

The autumn 2019 Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production (SDE+) subsidy application round will start on 29 October. According to RVO.nl, a budget of 5 billion euro is made available for this autumn round. The SDE+ round of applications for autumn 2019 runs from 9 AM on 29 October to 5 PM on 14 November. The…

Van Oord completes foundation installation at East Anglia ONE OWF

With the installation of the last of 102 jacket foundations, Van Oord completed its scope of work for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the UK. As a main contractor, Van Oord transported and installed all 102 foundations. It is the largest number of three-legged wind turbine foundations ever installed offshore. The jacket foundations and…

Eneco signs largest PPA with Dutch wind farm

On Wednesday, 17 July, Eneco signed a Power Purchase Contract (PPA) with Windpark Fryslân bv. During 15 years, Eneco will purchase the electricity produced by the 382,7 MW nearshore Fryslân Wind Farm. With an annual production of 1,500 GWh, it is the largest PPA that the Dutch energy company has signed with a wind farm…

Heerema wins Vineyard Wind contract

Offshore contractor Heerema has been awarded a contract for Vineyard Wind, the first and largest commercial offshore wind farm in the United States. Vineyard Wind is located 14 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, near the island of Martha’s Vineyard. It will comprise 84 wind turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, type V164-9.5 megawatt. The 800…

Sif receives Hollandse Kust (zuid) monopile order

Steel manufacturer Sif Holding n.v. announced it will provide 114 monopiles for 3 of the 4 Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind farm zones. The announcement came just one day after Vattenfall was awarded the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 wind farm zones. Vattenfall already won the bid for Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1…