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First floating turbine installation method to be used for Arcadis Ost 1

Heerema Marine Contractors, Belgian developer Parkwind and MHI Vestas announced today at the WindEurope Offshore Wind event in Copenhagen they will use their jointly developed first floating turbine installation method for the German offshore wind farm Arcadis Ost 1. The three partners worked on the innovative installation method over the past year. It is based…

Boskalis becomes full owner of Horizon

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired the remaining 37.5% in the Horizon Group (Horizon). The company already acquired 62.5% of the shares in the Sharjah, UAE, based marine survey company earlier this year.  Horizon’s activities are largely based in the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea and an increasing presence for offshore wind in the Far…

DHSS to provide helicopter services for Borssele III & IV

Transport and logistics agency DHSS has been selected by Van Oord to perform helicopter services during the construction phase of the 731.5 MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm, located some 22 km off the coast of the Province of Zeeland. The wind farm is a project by the Blauwwind consortium, consisting of Partners Group…

Eneco in Japanese hands

A consortium of Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation (80%) and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. ( (20%), Japan’s 3rd largest energy company, will take over Dutch energy company Eneco. Eneco and the shareholders’ committee, consisting of the municipalities of Rotterdam, The Hague, Dordrecht, Lansingerland, Capelle aan den IJssel, Molenlanden, Heemstede and Achtkarspelen, have agreed on the proposed…

Draft environmental permit Agro-Wind Reusel Wind Farm available

On 19 November, the draft environmental permit for a wind farm comprising 8 wind turbines in the south of Reusel was made available for consultation. The previous week the city council of the municipality of Reusel-De Mierden provided a draft declaration of no objection. The wind farm is an initiative by High Tech Agro Campus…

First turbine installed at Deil Wind Farm

The first wind turbine at Deil Wind Farm was installed. In total, eleven wind turbines are being installed in line position south of the the A15 at the junction Deil, on both sides of the A2. The developers are Raedthuys Pure Energie, YARD ENERGY and citizen cooperative Burgerwindcoöperatie West-Betuwe. The latter will manage 4 turbines…

Turbine installation at Burgerwindpark De Spinder completed

All wind turbines at Burgerwindpark De Spinder are now installed. The four wind turbines are located at landfill Spinder, north of Tilburg. It comprises four Nordex N117 wind turbines with each a hub height of 91 m. The onshore wind farm is an initiative by the members of eleven energy cooperatives in the municipality of…

EWT receives new order from Alaska

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Inc.(AVEC) has placed an order for an EWT DW900 wind turbine from Dutch wind turbine manufacturer EWT. It is the third order from AVEC. AVEC serves 58 communities across Alaska, nearly all of which are only accessible by airplane or marine vessel. The turbine will be used to provide power to Stebbins…

Mammoet signs agreement with US port for offshore wind activities

Mammoet signed an agreement with Port of Coeymans Marine Terminal in Coeymans, New York for access to the port’s 400-acre marine terminal facility along the Hudson River 100 miles North of New York City and 10 miles South of Albany, NY. Mammoet will use the space for the support of the upcoming offshore wind projects in…

All turbines Samen voor de Wind in place

On Thursday 14 November, Enercon completed the installation of the last of seven wind turbines at Samen voor de Wind, an onshore wind farm located alongside the Overijsselse tocht, nearby Swifterbant in the municipality of Dronten. The German wind turbine manufacturer started the installation activities last week. Samen Voor de Wind is an initiative of 6…