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Pull in second export cable Borssele Alpha

Today, May 11, the second export cable that will connect the Borssele Alpha Offshore High Voltage Substation with the transformer station at Borssele made landfall. A consortium of Boskalis and NKT Cables were granted the contract for the supply and installation of the two 220 kV export cables, with each a capacity of 350 MW,…

Wind Resource Assessment for Hollandse Kust (noord) made available

The Wind Resource Assessment for the 700 MW Hollandse Kust (Noord) wind site has been made publicly available. The study aims to reduce the uncertainties for a project.  This was announced by Pondera Consult, one of the consortium partners that performed the assessment. The other partners are Oldbaum Services, Whiffle and Deltares. The report was…

Borssele Alpha topside leaves HSM Offshore yard

Today, May 10, the topside for the Borssele Alpha offshore substation left the yard of HSM Offshore in Schiedam. It is now on its way to the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm site where it will be placed on the jacket foundation that was already installed last summer. The load out of the topside…

Acta Centaurus ready for first assignment

Acta Marine’s newbuild DP2 Walk to Work vessel Acta Centaurus has been delivered from Ulstein Verft and will soon set sail for her first offshore wind assignment. The vessel is Acta Marine’s second order with Ulstein Verft, following the Acta Auriga. Acta Marine also has the Acta Orion in its fleet of offshore support vessels.…

Atlas Professionals partners up with ECHT Community in wind

Atlas Professionals joined the ECHT community as an exclusive Partner for the on- and offshore wind sector in the Netherlands. The active partnership will enable Atlas Professionals and ECHT to share complimentary knowledge and competences to the wind industry to contribute to a smart and sustainable climate and energy transition. With the wind sector growing…

Record amount of future new wind energy capacity financed in Europe in 2018

Europe invested €27bn in new onshore and offshore wind farms in Europe in 2018. Cost reduction contributed to a record of future new wind energy capacity being financed with an amount similar to previous years. This is one of the conclusions of WindEurope’s annual ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report. Wind energy got 60% of all the new…

Jan de Nul orders new installation vessel

Jan De Nul Group has placed an order with Chinese COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry for a third Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel. The vessel is set to be delivered in 2022. It will be deployed for offshore wind activities but also in the oil and gas market. The vessel, the Voltaire, has a crane capacity of…

IHC IQIP invests in further development BLUE Piling Technology

IHC IQIP is investing in the BLUE Piling Technology, a way of driving piles for offshore wind using hydropower. It has decided to join forces with Jasper Winkes, the developer of the hammer with the BLUE Piling Technology. According to IHC IQIP, BLUE Piling is a logical step in the further development and growth of…