Tag Archive for offshore wind

Damen designs vessel for US market

Damen Shipyards Group has designed a new service accommodation and transfer vessel, the FCS 3410, that meets the requirements for operation in the US offshore wind market. The design of the new vessel builds on the success of the proven Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) vessels with the Twin Axe bow design. The Axe Bow,…

Boskalis wins export cable contract Ostwind 2

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded an export cable installation contract by 50Hertz for the German Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection. The contract has a value in excess of € 250 million and is the largest cable installation contract for Boskalis ever. Ostwind 2 will connect the planned Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic…

Royal designation Van Oord

His Majesty King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands conferred the right to use the designation Koninklijk (‘Royal’) on Van Oord. Jaap Smit, King’s Commissioner in the Province of Zuid-Holland, presented the certificate to Van Oord’s CEO Pieter van Oord during an international symposium at the Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, where 450 guests had gathered to mark…

TenneT opens information centre for Zuid-West 380 kV West connection

TenneT is opening an information centre in Kruiningen to inform the public on the developments of the future 389 kV high voltage connection, Zuid-West 380 kV West, between Borssele and Rilland. Beside securing the electricity supply in the Zeeland region, it will also be used to transport the electricity generated by the planned offshore wind…

DEME, Shell and Quadran Energies Marines aim for Dunkirk offshore wind farm

Belgian marine contractor DEME, energy company Shell and French marine renewable technology specialist Quadran Energies Marines are partnering up to bid for the French Dunkirk offshore wind farm under the name ‘Moulins de Flandre’.  The call for tender opened last week. The 500 MW Dunkirk offshore wind farm is to be developed off the coast at…

MHI Vestas turbine order for Northwester 2 confirmed

Yesterday, MHI Vestas and Parkwind confirmed the order for the delivery and installation of 23 Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines for the 219 MW Belgian Northwester 2 offshore wind farm. It is the world’s first offshore wind farm to be featuring the V164-9.5 MW turbine. Turbine installation work is scheduled to begin in late 2019. The contract also…

Last call for registration Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018

After the success in 2017, Offshore Wind Innovators will organize the Offshore Wind Innovation Award for the second time this year. In collaboration with Siemens and Van Oord, this prize will be awarded to the most innovative entrepreneur in this sector on December 12. The Offshore Wind Innovation Award is intended to raise awareness about…

Stichting Noordzee releases report on effects of large-scale offshore wind in the North Sea

Large-scale offshore wind development in the North Sea has major consequences for ecology and spatial planning, both negative and positive. In a report published by Stichting Noordzee yesterday, the organisation urges for more in-depth research. The report, ‘Windparken op de Noordzee: kansen en risico’s voor de natuur’ (Wind farmes in the North Sea: opportunities and…

Jan De Nul baptises offshore installation vessel Taillevent

Today Jan De Nul Group named today its latest fleet addition, the offshore installation vessel Taillevent, in the Belgian port of Ostend. The christening was performed by Miss Pauline Stassijns, granddaughter of Director Dirk De Nul, in the presence of family, employees and their guests. The vessel was formerly known as the MPI Discovery but…

Herman Sr. orders Damen Shoalbuster 3514

During the Offshore Energy 2018 exhibition Dutch marine services provider Herman Sr. BV announced it has ordered a newly-developed Damen Shoalbuster with Damen Shipyards Group. The Shoalbuster 3514 will be named Brutus and is intended for or wind farm support and maintenance. The Shoalbuster 3514 is the first of a new class within the Damen…