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All foundations installed at Borssele III & IV

The construction of the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm reached a new milestone when all foundations were installed. The job was performed by Van Oord, using its installation vessel Aeolus. As Balance of Plant contractor, Van Oord was responsible for the engineering, supply and construction of the foundations. The 77 monopile foundations were…

First turbine Borssele 1&2 installed

During the Easter weekend the first Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbine was installed in Ørsted’ 752 MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm. DEME Group is responsible for the installation of the turbines, using its jack-up installation vessel Sea Challenge. The Sea Challenge can pick up the components for 4 wind turbines on each transportation from…

Vattenfall and Swire Blue Ocean sign turbine transportation and installation contract for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4

Vattenfall and Swire Blue Ocean have officially signed the contract for the transportation and installation of turbines in the Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 wind farm. The Danish operator will use their installation vessel ‘Pacific Osprey’. Vattenfall, who won the zero-subsidy tender for the Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm in July 2019, had already had pre selected…

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.…

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…

Van Oord’s Aeolus completes Deutsche Bucht turbine installation job

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of 31 turbines on monopiles at the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. As the Balance of Plant contractor, Van Oord was responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter array cables and offshore substation. The Aeolus was…

Blade repair works start at Princess Amalia Offshore Wind Farm

MPI Offshore, a subsidiary of Van Oord, has been contracted to repair and upgrade all of the blades for 29 of the 60 turbines in the Princess Amalia Offshore Wind Farm. The company is using its offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution. The vessel sails to the site location with three repaired and/or new blades. The…

Heerema wins second offshore wind contract in Taiwan

Heerema Marine Contractors has won another offshore wind contract in Taiwan, following the installation contract for the It concerns a contract for the 109.2 MW Changhua Windfarm Phase 1 project.  This time the contract is for the 900MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms that are being developed by Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted.…