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Eneco to be auctioned

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  On 18 December, Eneco announced that the privatisation of the company will be carried out by means of a controlled auction. The shareholders’ committee, supervisory board and board of management of Eneco Group mutually agreed on this following month’s of examining available options including beside a controlled auction, also flotation and dual track. The…

EMO to operate new heliport in Eemshaven

EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) and Groning Seaports have signed a long-term operation contract whereby EMO will become the operator of the newly constructed heliport in Eemshaven, in the province of Groningen.  Groningen Seaports remains the owner of the infrastructure needed for the heliport, which includes a take-off and landing area – located in the north-western part…

Seafox 5 joins Fred. Olsen Windcarrier fleet

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has taken 51% ownership in Seafox International Group’s jack-up vessel Seafox 5. The vessel will join Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s other two transportation and installation vessels for the offshore wind industry, the Brave Tern and Bold Tern. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will include the Seafox 5 under its commercial, technical and administrative management as…

Growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency jobs

In a report published by CBS (Statistics Netherlands) last week, there is a growth in jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency. In 2017, a total of 150,000 energy related full-time jobs were reported in the Netherlands. Of these, 54,000 full-time jobs were related to renewable energy and energy effiency and 64,000 to conventional energy.…

Shell and EDP win US offshore wind site

Mayflower Wind Energy LLC,a 50:50 joint venture between EDPR Offshore North America LLC and Shell New Energies US LLC, was announced the provisional winner of block 0521 in the offshore wind auction hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Mayflower bid $135M for the exclusive rights to develop the federal commercial wind energy. Once…

Seaway Offshore Cables awarded US offshore wind contract

Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded a turnkey cable supply and installation contract for the US Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) far. The contract was awarded by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC. who are constructing the project for Dominion Energy. It is the first US offshore wind contract for SOC. The multi-million-dollar contract will…

Trade fair brings Belgian offshore world together

On 20 and 21 March 2019, the 5th edition of the “Belgian Offshore Days“, a B2B trade fair organised by Belgian Offshore Cluster (BOC) will take place in Ostend. BOC is the association that brings together Belgian suppliers to the offshore wind industry. In recent years, the fair has become the place to be for…

Bidding window Hollandse-Kust Zuid III and IV announced

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate has announced the bidding window for the offshore wind sites Hollandse-Kust Zuid III and IV. It has opted for the second time for a subsidy-free tender as previously done with the Hollandse-Kust Zuid I and II wind farm. The bidding window opens on 1 March. Interested developers can…

SeaMade reaches financial close

Belgian developer SeaMade NV reached financial close for the 487 MW offshore wind farm SeaMade. SeaMade is a combined offshore wind farm consisting of the 252 MW Seastar and 235 MW Mermaid offshore wind farms. With the news of the financial close came the announcement of contract awards for the turbines, foundations, substations and cables. SeaMade…