Tag Archive for offshore wind

Van Oord and Mammoet to jointly work with Verton on new blade lifting method

Van Oord and Mammoet are joining forces in a partnership with the Australian scale-up Verton to develop a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades that could shorten the installation cycle times and make installation safer for operators. The company was scouted via the maritime and port accelerator innovation platform PortXL where Van Oord is…

Tower sections Haliade-X 12 MW arrived in Rotterdam

GE Renewable Energy announced yesterday that the four tower sections for its Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype arrived at the port of Rotterdam.  The tower sections were produced by GRI in Seville, Spain, and left the production site on 11 June. The nacelle is currently being assembled in Saint-Nazaire (France), while its 107-meter long blades are…

Sealane Terminals and Hulst Innovation Cable Equipment join forces in Eemshaven

Sealane Terminals in Eemshaven and Hulst Innovation Cable Equipment (HICE) are joining forces to improve the possibilities for storing, spooling and handling of mainly large subsea cables in Eemshaven. Sealane is a company with its own terrain, 2 deep-sea quays and dry storage possibilities. HICE, based in Westeremden and Appingdam, is a producer of specialized…

Jan de Nul scores third offshore wind contract in Taiwan

Jan De Nul Group has been awarded an EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract for the foundations and subsea cables for the Taiwanese 376 MW Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm (OWF). It is the Belgian company’s third offshore wind contract in Taiwan, following the 120 MW Formosa 1 OWF and the 109.2 MW Changhua…

Damen receives fourth order for FCS 2710 from HST

High Speed Transfers (HST) has placed its fourth order for a Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, to be named HST Euan. The order for HST Euan is the result of a long-term contract won from a client operating out of Belgium. The vessel is due for delivery at the end of November. The company’s first…

Damen completes refit jack-up Apollo

Damen recently completed a one-month conversion project on DEME Offshore’s newest heavy-lift jack-up Apollo at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu), located in the east port of Dunkerque. The conversion involved the installation of a moon pool on the main deck. The refit was done to mobilize the vessel for work at the 950MW Moray East offshore wind…

Almost half of future power generation from Borssele 3 & 4 already sold

Eneco announced earlier this week that it has sold already most of the future power from the 731.5 MW Borssele 3 & 4 offshore wind farm before start of construction. Eneco secured a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement for half of the power generated by the offshore wind farm. The energy company signed long-term contracts with Microsoft, Stedin,…

Scalda certifies first trainees ‘Wind turbine Maintenance’ course

Seven trainees of the new course on wind turbine maintenance at the Scalda educational institute in Zeeland, received their certificates on May 27. With this MBO (intermediate educational level), level 4, certificate they can start working in the wind energy market. Some of the trainees have already found a job. It concerns a six-month course.…

World’s largest and strongest semi-submersible crane vessel completed

Heerema Marine Contractor’s new semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV), the world’s largest and most powerful in its kind, has been completed. The vessel is named Sleipnir, after the Norse God Odin’s eight-legged stallion. The christening of the vessel took place at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard in Singapore where the vessel was built. Sleipnir is a new-generation semi-submersible…

Energy consumption from wind rose with 4 percent in 2018

The energy consumption from sustainable energy sources in the Netherlands in 2018 was 7.4 percent of the total energy consumption. Biomass played a major role. Wind energy showed a stable growth of 4 %. This is the conclusion by the CBS (Statistics Netherlands). In 2017, the energy consumption from sustainable energy sources was 6.6 percent.…