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Start foundation construction at Borssele 1 + 2 OWF

Over the weekend the first monopile foundations have been installed at the 752 MW Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm, project owner Ørsted reported. The wind farm, the first in the Netherlands for the Danish developer, is planned to be fully operational by the end of this year. It will then be the largest…

Boskalis bags large foundation contract for Taiwanese offshore wind farm

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a large foundation contract for the 600 MW Taiwanese Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF), a project by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. The contract was awarded to Boskalis in partnership with Taiwanese partner Hwa Chi Construction Co. Ltd. The companies will execute the project as BoWei (Boskalis HwaChi Offshore Wind…

Foundation installation Borssele 1 & 2 to start in December

At the moment several companies are busy prducing the components for the 752 MW Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm which will rise off the coast of Vlissingen. Wind farm owner Ørsted expects the first foundation installation activities to start by mid-December. Borssele 1 & 2 will comprise 94 8MW turbines from Siemens Gamesa.…

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…

IHC IQIP invests in further development BLUE Piling Technology

IHC IQIP is investing in the BLUE Piling Technology, a way of driving piles for offshore wind using hydropower. It has decided to join forces with Jasper Winkes, the developer of the hammer with the BLUE Piling Technology. According to IHC IQIP, BLUE Piling is a logical step in the further development and growth of…

Preparations underway for GBM Works’ innovative vibro-drill test

At the moment, Dutch GBM Works is working together with partners at the Maasvlakte to prepare a pilot test of their GBM Vibro-drill, a new, sustainable, and cost-effective method of installing monopiles. Founded by Ben Arntz and Nick Noordam, GBM Works developed the ‘Vibro-drill’ method that uses vibrating elements at the bottom of the pole…