Tag Archive for offshore wind

TWD introduces monopile seafastening system

Engineering company TWD has designed an innovative seafastening system to transport monopiles to an offshore wind farm in a more cost-effective way. The system is suitable for monopiles of all sizes, including those up to the 11m diameter in the foreseeable future without any changes to the support structure. The innovative seafastening consists of two…

Huisman to design monopile gripper for Jan De Nul Group

Last week Huisman was awarded a contract by Jan De Nul Group for the delivery of a monopile gripper. The monopile gripper has a modular, tailor made design to allow use on a wide range of projects. It is unique in its capacity as well as versatility to accommodate usage in existing projects and future…

EAGLE-ACCESS BV ready to build prototype new access system

EAGLE-ACCESS BV announced today it is ready to build a prototype of their EAGLE-ACCESS, a new system for the offshore transfer of personnel and cargo. The company, established by Willem Prins and Marco Klitsie in 2016, developed the access system to provide a more cost and operation efficient method for the transfer of cargo and…

Successful first offshore installation Slip Joint connection

On 30 September the Slip Joint Offshore Research (SJOR)-consortium successfully installed the DOT wind turbine in the Prinses Amaliawindpark offshore wind farm, off the coast of IJmuiden. The turbine was installed on a monopile foundation using the Slip Joint, an alternative connection between the turbine and the foundation based on friction, where the weight ensures…

Van Oord completes acquisition MPI Offshore

Van Oord announced today it completed the acquisition of MPI Offshore, a specialist offshore wind installation contractor, from Vroon Group. With the acquisition Van Oord strengthen its position in the UK offshore wind market and further expands its global position. The acquisition includes the MPI Offshore organisation in Stokesley (United Kingdom), the vessels MPI Adventure…

Steven Engels new country manager for the Netherlands at Ørsted

Ørsted has appointed Steven Engels as General Manager Continental Western Europe. He will be responsible for Ørsted’s market development in this region. Engels will also assume the role of country manager the Netherlands. He succeeds Jasper Vis who has been in this role for the past 6 years and has led Ørsted to a successful entry…

September edition of Wind Energy Magazine is out

The latest edition of Wind Energy Magazine is out. This second edition published in English features an interview with Arnoud Kuis, Area Director Offshore Wind at Van Oord, on the company’s long track record and international presence in offshore wind. Jan Posthumus, Head of Service Operations at Siemens Gamesa, speaks about the company’s experience up…

LiftWerx, Eager.One, and Kenz-Figee work together on innovative up-tower crane

Canadian LiftWerx, specialist in alternative up-tower lifting solutions for wind turbine corrective repairs, has developed a versatile up-tower crane for the wind energy industry that will help reduce O&M costs, improve turbine uptime and increase safety. The GenHook™ crane has a lifting capacity of 27 tonnes and is fully electric. Its simple design results in…

Van Oord installs first foundation Deutsche Bucht

Van Oord installed the first foundation at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, using the jack-up vessel Seajacks Scylla. De installation marks the start of the offshore construction period. The 252 MW wind farm, located approximately 95 kilometres northwest of the island of Borkum, is a project by Northland Deutsche Bucht. Van Oord was awarded the…

Offshore test Fistuca BLUE Hammer successful

The Carbon Trust and Dutch technology company Fistuca successfully completed the offshore test of Fistuca’s BLUE 25M hammer. The innovative, new hammer is part of the BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project launched by the Carbon Trust and aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms. The BLUE PILOT project…