Tag Archive for offshore wind

Huisman to deliver second crane to Japanese Penta-Ocean Construction

Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600 mt Leg Encircling Crane which will be installed on Japanese Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd. new self-elevated platform. Huisman will build the crane in its production facility in XIamen, P.R. of China. PaxOcean Engineering received the order from Penta-Ocean in January of this…

Sif marks 2,000th monopile milestone

Dutch steel producer Sif announced it has produced its 2,000th monopile. The company started producing its first monopile in 2002, for the Danish offshore wind farm Horns Rev. The 2,000th monopile will be used in the Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm which is currently being built by Ørsted off the coast of the…

IX Wind’s O&M simulation software selected for Japanese OWF

Dutch consultancy IX Wind has been selected by an undisclosed developer for analysing and planning O&M costs and strategies for an offshore wind project in Japan. The company will use its O&M simulation software SOMOS7. IX Wind is focused on due diligence and techno-e economic consultancy. The company developed the SOMOS7 (Strategic Operation and Maintenance Optimization…

WindEurope launches online info hub on impacts COVID-19

WindEurope, the European wind energy association, launched an online information hub today that informs on the impacts of COVID-19 on the wind industry. The wind energy association responds to the dynamic developments around the pandemic, The hub details all impacts of COVID-19 on the wind supply chain, changes in Government energy policies and Government measures to…

Proper blade maintenance for optimal turbine performance

Blades have been the so-called ‘underdog’ in wind energy for a long time. Its use was practical but not seen by definition as a vital element. Only later did the industry became aware of its importance in the energy production of a wind turbine. Dutch blade inspection and repair specialist Redak has witnessed this process…

Mitsubishi and Chubu Electric Power complete acquisition Eneco

The consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. officially completed the full acquisition of all Eneco shares today. All 44 municipal shareholders of Eneco (which together hold 100% of the Eneco shares) have agreed to the proposed sale. With the approval of the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate in the Netherlands,…

SPT Offshore awarded installation contract in China

Chinese Guangzhou Salvage Bureau has contracted SPT Offshore to install 3 suction pile jackets in the 300 MW first phase of China Three Gorges New Energy’s Yangxi Shaba offshore wind project. The wind farm is located some 26 km to the South of Shaba in Guangdong province. The water depth is ranging between 26m and…

Rabobank Project Finance on financing wind projects in rapidly changing times

When the first offshore wind farm was built in Dutch waters, no one at that time would have been able to foresee how quickly the price per megawatt hour would drop. Neither did the Rabobank. A conversation with Marc Schmitz and Pieter Plantinga, managing director and executive director respectively at Rabobank’s project finance department, responsible…