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Fugro to Probe Dutch Offshore

Jan 16, 2020

The geo-data specialist Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical site investigation contract for the Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden Wind Farm Zone (TNWWFZ).The TNWWFZ, over 70km off the north coast of the Netherlands, has a total surface area…

NYK Partners with Van Oord

Jan 16, 2020

Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Dutch maritime contracting company Van Oord have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly own and operate offshore wind installation vessels under the Japanese flag…

NYK, NOS Pact for CTV for Japanese Offshore

Jan 16, 2020

Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Swedish contractor to offshore wind industry Northern Offshore Service AB (NOS) have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a crew transfer vessel (CTV) business related to offshore wind power generation…

Nordex Wind Energy Orders Top 6.2GW in 2019

Jan 15, 2020

The turbine manufacturing and installation company Nordex Group booked turbine orders totaling 6207MW in 2019, up 31% on the 4754MW in 2018.The German manufacturer secured deals with a combined capacity of 1477MW in the fourth quarter of last year…

Japanese Duo Forge Offshore Wind Pact

Jan 15, 2020

Japanese companies Jera Corporation and Shimizu Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on offshore wind projects.The MOU provides that the energy group Jera and engineering specialist Shimizu will explore ways…

Fos4X Monitors Veja Mate OWF

Jan 14, 2020

German wind turbine builder is carrying out a condition monitoring campaign at the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.The rotor blade condition monitoring system or fos4X “retroX” system, consisting of a sensor platform and intelligent software…

Vattenfall, Swire Pact for HKZ Installation

Jan 14, 2020

Swedish developer Vattenfall has contracted Swire Blue Ocean (SBO)  for the installation of the Siemens Gamesa wind turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farms in the Dutch North Sea.Using its flagship Pacific Osprey wind farm installation vessel…

Floatgen Output Doubles in H2 2019

Jan 14, 2020

The 2 MW Floatgen floating wind turbine, the first wind turbine installed offshore France, more than doubled its power production in the second half of 2019 compared to the first semester, reaching an annual total of 6GWh.According to the developer Ideol…

German Offshore Wind Capacity in 2019 Almost Hit 2020 Target

Jan 14, 2020

Offshore wind power operators in the German North Sea raised generation capacity by 20.9% percent to 6,436 megawatts (MW) last year, grid company TenneT GmbH said on Monday, close to a government target for 2020 of 6,500 MW.TenneT, the German…

TMA Logistics Wins SGRE Work

Jan 13, 2020

Dutch outfit TMA Logistics has been commissioned by Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy (SGRE) to provide the transhipment and transhipment of wind turbines for Windpark Fryslân.Wind farm Fryslan comprises 89 wind turbines that will be realised in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer…

Seatools Wins Taiwan offshore Gig

Jan 13, 2020

Dutch subsea technology company Seatools  has won a contract to design and deliver a piling template hydraulic and instrumentation system to be used on an offshore wind farm in Taiwan.According to Seatools, the order was placed by ”an undisclosed engineering…

Orsted Constructs 1st Dutch OWF

Jan 13, 2020

The global leader in offshore wind Ørsted has started construction of its first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands by installing the first foundations at the 752-megawatt Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm (OWF).The Danish renewable energy…

HWWI Intros DECOM Tools for Offshore Wind

Jan 13, 2020

The Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) has drafted a new market analysis on offshore wind energy and decommissioning in the scope of the INTERREG-North Sea project 'DECOM Tools'.Against the background that offshore wind energy…

Equinor, Ørsted Spearheading Offshore Wind Coalition

Jan 13, 2020

Norwegian energy firm Equinor and Danish offshore wind power company Ørsted will lead a newly formed international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition aimed to boost the sustainable deployment of ocean-based renewable energy and mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change…

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