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LCoE calculations for Dutch offshore wind

Dutch consultants BLIX Consultancy and Pondera Consult recently provided the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy with a study to gain insight into the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) for offshore wind farms that are planned off the Dutch coast. The Netherlands has the ambition to have multiple offshore wind farms operational by…

Boskalis purchases offshore cable assets of Bohlen Doyen GmbH

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. reached an agreement with SPIE for the acquisition of the offshore cable installation activities and assets of Wilhelmshaven based Bohlen Doyen GmbH. Bohlen Doyen’s offshore cable laying business operations comprise of grid to grid and offshore substation to shore connections, which includes the installation of (nearshore) offshore cables and the connection…

Van Oord bags Kriegers Flak transportation contract

Van Oord was awarded a foundation transportation and installation contract from Swedish energy company Vattenfall for the 600 MW Kriegers Flak wind farm. Van Oord will install the project’s 72 monopiles and transition pieces. Kriegers Flak will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm and is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2021.…

MHI Vestas V164-9.5 selected for Borssele V

MHI Vestas was awarded a turbine supply contract by Two Towers Consortium, for the Borssele V innovation site, located 20 km off the coast of Zeeland and within site III of the Borssele Wind Farm zone. The Danish turbine manufacturer will supply two V164-9.5 MW turbines for the project. The 19 MW project has been…

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…