Tag Archive for offshore wind farm

Seaway 7 selected for Hollandse Kust (Zuid) activities

Seaway 7, part of Subsea 7, has been selected by Vattenfall to perform activities for the 760 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1 & 2 and potentially 3 & 4 offshore wind farm projects. Under the contract, Seaway 7 would be responsible for the transport and installation of 76 monopile foundations and the laying of…

Vattenfall selects Siemens Gamesa’s 10 MW turbine for Hollandse Kust (Zuid)

Vattenfall has selected Siemens Gamesa’s 10 MW offshore wind power turbine for the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 1&2 offshore wind farms. Should the Swedish developer also be awarded the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 3&4 tender then it will also deploy this turbine type. The complete Hollandse Kust (Zuid) project would then involve 152 wind turbines. Siemens Gamesa’s…

Seaway Strashnov installs offshore substation at Deutsche Bucht

On April 4, the heavy lift vessel Seaway Strashnov installed the offshore substation at the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, located 100 kilometres from the German mainland in the German Exclusive Economic Zone.  As general contractor Van Oord was responsible for the manufacturing and installation of the unmanned offshore substation. Both the jacket foundation…

Public consultation on grid connection North of the Wadden Islands

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) and TenneT have invited the public to contribute ideas for the underground high-voltage connection for the 700 MW offshore wind farm North of the Wadden Islands (Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden). North of the Wadden Islands is located in the proximity of Gemini and covers…

MHI Vestas to use Eemshaven as service base for Deutsche Bucht

Danish turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has selected Eemshaven as service base for the 269 MW German offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht. MHI Vestas will use Eemshaven as the base for its turbine commissioning and subsequent 15-year O&M works.  The company is the first O&M client to be located at the brand new DHSS support…

Belgian offshore wind farm Norther produces first electricity

On February 26, Belgian offshore wind farm Norther produced its first power. Norther is located approximately 23 kilometres from the Belgian port of Zeebruges. It has a total capacity of 370 MW, produced by 44 MHI Vestas wind turbines, type V164-8.0 MW. Once fully operational, planned for this summer, the wind farm is able to…

8.5 million euro for underwater nature development at offshore wind farms

Nature organisations Natuur & Milieu and North Sea Foundation (Stichting De Noordzee) will receive 8.5 million euro in funding from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery. De funding will be used for their joint project, Rich North Sea (De Rijke Noordzee). The Rich North Sea project aims to ensure that the growth of offshore wind farms…

Boskalis to perform inter-array cable repair activities

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced today it has signed a subsea cable integrity contract. The contract includes inter-array cable repair and replacement activities an offshore wind farm. Boskalis did not disclose the name of the offshore wind farm. The contract carries a value of approximately EUR 80 million. Boskalis will utilize three anchored barge…