Tag Archive for monopiles

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…

Sif receives Hollandse Kust (zuid) monopile order

Steel manufacturer Sif Holding n.v. announced it will provide 114 monopiles for 3 of the 4 Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind farm zones. The announcement came just one day after Vattenfall was awarded the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 wind farm zones. Vattenfall already won the bid for Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1…

Sif to provide monopiles for first large-scale US OWF

Sif Holding n.v. has been awarded a contract for the manufacturing of 84 monopiles for the 800 MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. Located around 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, it will be the first large-scale wind farm to rise in US waters. Sif will manufacture the monopiles and store them at its Maasvlakte 2 facility…

Sif to build Borssele V monopiles

Sif Holding n.v. has been contracted by the Two Towers consortium to build the two monopiles for the Borssele V innovation site.  One of the monopiles will have a slip joint connection, the connection between the monopile foundation and the transition piece that connects the foundation and the tower. This has traditionally been a flanged…

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…

Foundation suppliers Borssele 1+2 announced

Ørsted announced the suppliers for the monopiles and transition pieces for the 752 MW offshore wind farm Borssele 1+2. Sif and EEW SPC received the contract for the delivery of half of the 94 monopile foundations for the Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines while Danish Bladt Industries and EEW OSB will deliver 35 transition pieces,…

TWD introduces monopile seafastening system

Engineering company TWD has designed an innovative seafastening system to transport monopiles to an offshore wind farm in a more cost-effective way. The system is suitable for monopiles of all sizes, including those up to the 11m diameter in the foreseeable future without any changes to the support structure. The innovative seafastening consists of two…

Van Oord to install innovative suction bucket foundations

At the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm Van Oord will installed a new type of foundation structure, equipped with a 8.4 MW turbine. A financial close has been reached for two pilot wind turbines last week. Deutsche Bucht, the third North-Sea offshore wind farm to be built by Canadian power producer Northland Power, will be the…

Sif Group ziet productie dalen door kapotte walsrol

Sif Group, producent van stalen funderingspijlers voor windmolens en de olie- en gassector, zag de productie in het eerste kwartaal van 2018 met 18 procent dalen ten opzichte van het vorige kwartaal. Volgens een ‘trading update’ van het bedrijf bleef de productie vooral achter door een defecte walsrol. Daarnaast kampte Sif met problemen aan de…

Nederlandse monopiles voor Taiwanese markt

Sif gaat monopiles naar Taiwan exporteren. Het in Roermond en Rotterdam gevestigde bedrijf is hiervoor een samenwerking met Taiwanese Century Wind Power aangegaan. Vanaf de locatie van Sif op de Tweede Maasvlakte zullen de windturbinefundaties per schip naar Taiwan worden verscheept. Het Taiwanese bedrijf zal de monopiles daar assembleren en van coating voorzien. Monopiles In…