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Damen launches second SOV 9020 for Bibby Marine Services

Today, March 29, Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania launched Bibby Marine Services’ second Service Operations Vessel (SOV) 9020. During the same event, the vessel was officially named Bibby WaveMaster Horizon. The godmother of the Bibby WaveMaster Horizon was Mrs Mirna Robert-Du Ry van Beest Holle, wife of Damen’s Director of Special Projects Peter Robert. Upon…

All turbines at Windpark Samen Voor de Wind dismantled

All 7 wind turbines at Windpark Samen Voor de Wind are now dismantled. The old turbines will be replaced by modern, larger turbines. The onshore wind farm comprised of 7 Enercon, type E66, turbines which have been operating since 2002 alongside the Overijsselse tocht, nearby Swifterbant in the municipality of Dronten. Windpark Samen Voor de…

Ørsted to install artificial reefs for cod recovery at Borssele 1 & 2

Ørsted and Wageningen Marine Research (WMR) are working together on a cod recovery project at the future Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm. The project includes the installation of artificial reef structures. In 2020, the first artificial reefs will be installed. From 2021 to 2023, WMR will monitor the ecological effects of the reef…

Windpark Zeewolde to build its own connection to high-voltage network

Windpark Zeewolde (WPZ) will build its own connection to the high-voltage network. It has signed a contract with ABB for this purpose. The construction activities for the transformer substation will start this autumn. The wind farm is expected to start producing electricity in autumn 2020. The construction of the transformer substation station will start before…

Offshore wind contributes to growth revenue Van Oord

Van Oord saw a recovery in revenue in 2018, the year the Dutch offshore contractor celebrated its 150th anniversary year. Offshore wind largely contributed to the increase in revenue. In 2018, Van Oord recorded EUR 1.88 billion in revenue, against EUR 1.53 billion in 2017. EUR 706 million of revenue came from offshore wind activities, EUR…

Vattenfall selects IJmuiden as O&M base for Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2

Vattenfall will use the port of IJmuiden as operation and maintenance base for Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2. Construction activities for a new service hub are planned for early 2022. The service hub will employ around 40 persons. Vattenfall has opted for the Port of IJmuiden due to its convenient location near Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2…

Greenchoice, Windunie & ABN AMRO acquire wind farm Greenport Venlo

Green energy company Greenchoice, energy cooperative Windunie and financial partner ABN AMRO Energy Transition Fund have acquired wind farm Greenport Venlo. The companies purchased the shares from previous owner, developer Etriplus.  Wind farm Greenport Venlo will comprise of 9 wind turbines to be constructed parallel to the rail link between Venlo and Eindhoven. In Q4 2018…

Meewind joins bid for Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 3 & 4

Dutch investment fund Meewind announced earlier this week that it has joined one of the 4 bidders in the tender for the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 3 & 4. If the consortium wins it will be the first Dutch offshore wind farm for Meewind. Meewind started around ten years ago offering private investors the possibility to participate…

Start tender wind farm Maasvlakte 2

On March 19, Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, opened the tender for the purchase of green electricity from a planned wind farm on a flood defence in the Maasvlakte 2 industrial area. The deadline for the tender is April 22, at 15:00. The future wind turbines will be placed…