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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…

MHI Vestas receives new Service Operation Vessel

On Wednesday 4 September, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s new Service Operation Vessel (SOV) ESVAGT Albert Betz was christened in the Eemshaven. The new vessel will be servicing the German offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht for the next 15 years. The SOV ESVAGT Albert Betz was built by ESVAGT. It is the second delivered to MHI…

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.…

Survey vessel SeaZip Fix on charter at Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2

British seabed survey specialist Bibby HydroMap has chartered Seazip Offshore Service’s survey vessel SeaZip Fix to perform seismic survey operations on the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 wind farm site. SeaZip Fix is a 42m DP1 Ice Class multi-disciplined vessel which was rebuilt in 2015. The acoustically quiet vessel is reported to be ideal for…

Heerema bags first wind contract in Taiwan

Heerema Marine Contractors has won its first offshore wind related installation contract in Taiwan. It concerns a contract for the 109.2 MW Changhua Windfarm Phase 1 project (Changhua). Heerema will be responsible for the installation of 21 jacket foundations. The Dutch contractor received the contract from the Taiwan branch of Jan de Nul. The Changhua project…

Room for improvement artificial oyster reefs

First monitoring results of the artificial oyster reef demonstration project at the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm showed there is room for improvement.   In the autumn of 2018, in an area of 3 hectares, at water depths of around 20 metres, a structure of reef balls and cages containing adult oysters was installed at the…

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…

Vattenfall also wins Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4

Today, 10 July, RVO.nl (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) announced the winner of the tender for the 760 MW Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 offshore wind development site. It will be the second subsidy-free offshore wind farm to be built in Dutch waters. In March 2018, the Swedish company also won the permit for the subsidy-free…