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Record amount of future new wind energy capacity financed in Europe in 2018

Europe invested €27bn in new onshore and offshore wind farms in Europe in 2018. Cost reduction contributed to a record of future new wind energy capacity being financed with an amount similar to previous years. This is one of the conclusions of WindEurope’s annual ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report. Wind energy got 60% of all the new…

Jan de Nul orders new installation vessel

Jan De Nul Group has placed an order with Chinese COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry for a third Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel. The vessel is set to be delivered in 2022. It will be deployed for offshore wind activities but also in the oil and gas market. The vessel, the Voltaire, has a crane capacity of…

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…

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…

Visser & Smit Hanab bags East Anglia ONE contract

High Voltage offshore wind specialist Visser & Smit Hanab has been awarded the contract to perform all array cable Terminations and Testing work at East Anglia One Wind Farm. The scope of the work entails the 66kV array cable terminations in all 102 turbines, as well as the installation of the custom-designed cable management system…

Damen launches second SOV 9020 for Bibby Marine Services

Today, March 29, Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania launched Bibby Marine Services’ second Service Operations Vessel (SOV) 9020. During the same event, the vessel was officially named Bibby WaveMaster Horizon. The godmother of the Bibby WaveMaster Horizon was Mrs Mirna Robert-Du Ry van Beest Holle, wife of Damen’s Director of Special Projects Peter Robert. Upon…

Offshore wind contributes to growth revenue Van Oord

Van Oord saw a recovery in revenue in 2018, the year the Dutch offshore contractor celebrated its 150th anniversary year. Offshore wind largely contributed to the increase in revenue. In 2018, Van Oord recorded EUR 1.88 billion in revenue, against EUR 1.53 billion in 2017. EUR 706 million of revenue came from offshore wind activities, EUR…

Vattenfall selects IJmuiden as O&M base for Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2

Vattenfall will use the port of IJmuiden as operation and maintenance base for Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2. Construction activities for a new service hub are planned for early 2022. The service hub will employ around 40 persons. Vattenfall has opted for the Port of IJmuiden due to its convenient location near Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2…