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MO4 and Seaqualize Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2019 winners

On 11 December the prize for the most innovative project in the offshore wind industry was awarded for the third time. During the Q-meeting of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa, the audience of 240 wind energy professionals awarded Seaqualize with the public prize. The prize of the professional jury went to MO4. The jury of…

Marine Performance Systems winner Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019

Marine Performance Systems was announced winner during the final of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019 wich took place on 9 December. The company has found a solution for noise reduction during piling. For an interested audience their presentation convinced the jury the most. The three other finalists were Arc Marine, Witteveen & Bos and…

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…

SeaMade substation components underway to Vlissingen

Today the transition piece and J-tube cage for the first of two offshore substations for the 487 MW Belgian SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm were transported to the SIF terminal in Rotterdam.  In Vlissingen, the components, together with the foundation, will be loaded onto GeoSea’s installation vessel ‘Innovation’ for transport to the Seamade construction site. The…

Fieldlab Zephyros receives RVO funding for smart maintenance innovation project AIRTuB

RVO Nederland Topsector Energie has awarded a first project funding to Fieldlab Zephyros for their smart maintenance innovatieproject AIRTuB. This project for automatic wind turbine inspection and repair is one of several innovation projects aimed at optimising maintenance requirements for energy technologies. Fieldlab Zephyros is an initiative of World Class Maintenance and Centre of Expertise…

Shell and CoensHexicon to jointly develop floating wind in South Korea

Shell and floating wind specialist CoensHexicon have signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop, build and operate a floating wind farm in South Korea. The wind farm will be located some 40 km off the city of Ulsan. CoensHexicon is a joint venture between Swedish Hexicon AB and South Korean service provider Coens Co, set…

Van Oord and Mammoet to jointly work with Verton on new blade lifting method

Van Oord and Mammoet are joining forces in a partnership with the Australian scale-up Verton to develop a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades that could shorten the installation cycle times and make installation safer for operators. The company was scouted via the maritime and port accelerator innovation platform PortXL where Van Oord is…

Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges announced

Offshore Wind Innovators, the initiator of the annual Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge, has announced the 3 challenges for the 2019 edition. Dutch SME’s and start-ups can submitt their innovative solutions for one of the challenges before June 10. Challenges 2019 – Deutsche Windtechnik is asking for a device or method to measure the present stress…

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…

TenneT to deploy 2 GW DC connections at IJmuiden Ver

TenneT will be responsible for connecting 6.GW of new offshore wind between 2024 and 2030. This brings the total to 9.6 GW. Of this, 5,6 GW is linked using alternating current and 4 GW with 2GW direct current connections. TenneT will use its standardised 700 MW offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust (west) and…