Tag Archive for offshore wind

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.…

Microsoft to purchase 90 MW from Borssele 3 & 4 offshore wind farm

Starting 2020, Microsoft Corporation will purchase 90 MW from the 731.5 MW Borssele 3 & 4 offshore wind farm to power its datacenters. It signed an agreement with Eneco for 15 years. This is Microsoft’s second purchase of wind energy in the Netherlands in a year. In November 2017 it announced that it will purchase all…

TenneT issues new Green Bond of 1.25 billion Euro

TenneT Holding B.V. announced yesterday, 20 May, that it has issued a new Green Bond with a value of 1.25 billion Euro. The issue of Green Bond is split in two tranches. A first of 500 million Euro with a term of 11 years and coupon of 0.875% and a second of 750 million Euro…

Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges announced

Offshore Wind Innovators, the initiator of the annual Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge, has announced the 3 challenges for the 2019 edition. Dutch SME’s and start-ups can submitt their innovative solutions for one of the challenges before June 10. Challenges 2019 – Deutsche Windtechnik is asking for a device or method to measure the present stress…