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Siemens gets Rhyl Flats extension

Mar 26, 2015

Siemens signed a long-term agreement with Rhyl Flats Wind Farm Ltd., 50.1% owned by RWE AG, to continue providing service and maintenance at the Rhyl Flats wind farm off the coast of North Wales for the next 15 years. Image from Siemens…

Floating wind on the horizon?

Mar 23, 2015

Several floating wind turbines have been installed in recent years, with operational turbines in Norway, Japan and Portugal. Floating turbines have several benefits over their conventional counter-parts – firstly, they are more economically efficient…

Siemens upgrade to 7MW wind turbine

Mar 13, 2015

Siemens has introduced the new Siemens SWT-7.0-154, a generator upgrade to seven megawatt (MW) which delivers nearly ten percent more energy production than the predecessor under offshore wind conditions.  Stronger permanent magnets…

Getting to grips with grout

Mar 01, 2015

Grout is taking on new forms to meet the needs of offshore wind applications, Jim Bell explains. FoundOcean worked on the 30 wind turbine Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, 10km off Barrow-In-Furness in the Irish Sea…

Consent awarded for world's largest wind farm

Feb 18, 2015

Consent has been awarded for what will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world, offshore the UK. The Dogger Bank Creyke Beck development, to be operated by the Forewind consortium, is to be created out of two wind 1.2GW farms, each with 200 wind turbines…

TenneT takes delivery of HelWin1, BorWin2

Feb 10, 2015

The Prysmian Group and Siemens consortia completed and delivered the BorWin2 and HelWin1 projects to TenneT in the North Sea. Prysmian Group Cableship Giulio Verne operating by the HelWin converters platforms…

DONG acquires full ownership of Hornsea Project One

Feb 04, 2015

DONG Energy has acquired the remaining 66.66% ownership interest in the UK offshore wind development Hornsea Project One from its joint venture partner SMart Wind. DONG Energy entered into the joint venture with SMart Wind in December 2011…

Tristein, Aqualis merge

Feb 04, 2015

Aqualis ASA and  Tristein AS have merged into Aqualis Offshore AS. Aqualis ASA acquired Norwegian company Tristein AS in April 2014. Tristein has since operated as a stand-alone entity as part of the Aqualis Group. Now the company is…

Seaway wins windfarm trio

Jan 27, 2015

DONG Energy has awarded offshore substation transportation and installation contracts for the Burbo Bank Extension, Race Bank and Walney Extension to Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL). The three contracts cover the transportation and installation of in total up to five platforms…

Ulstein to build two offshore wind SOVs

Jan 15, 2015

Germany-based Bernhard Schulte awarded Ulstein Verft a ship building contract for two offshore wind service operation vessels (SOVs). Image from Ulstein. The SOVs are of the Ulstein SX175…

Hornsea Project One gets consent

Dec 10, 2014

The UK government gave consent for the Hornsea Project One offshore Yorkshire. Project One will be made up of three offshore wind farms with a maximum capacity of 1200MW and covers a 407km area located 64 mi. off the Yorkshire coast. Once built…

Seaway to install Sandbank substation

Dec 08, 2014

Bladt Industries, Aalborg, Denmark has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting the contract for the transportation and installation of the Sandbank substation. The substation platform consists of a jacket, skirt piles and deck and requires to be installed in the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm…

First Dutch offshore grid connection takes off

Nov 28, 2014

Dutch consortium Pondera Consult and Arcadis says they have been awarded a contract by TenneT to provide an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the first offshore grid connection in the Netherlands. TenneT TSO is responsible in…

FoundOcean, BASF sign strategic agreement

Nov 11, 2014

FoundOcean and BASF signed a strategic agreement to aim to reduce the cost of and increase efficiency when installing offshore wind structures. BASF’s MasterFlow 9500 is the only product to have obtained the type approval certificate from certifying body DNV GL…

Semcorp secures renewables and FPSO contract wins

Oct 20, 2014

Sembcorp Marine's subsidiaries Sembmarine SLP and Jurong Shipyard have secured offshore energy related contracts worth at a combined S$222 million (US$177 million). The firm's 70% owned UK-based firm Sembmarine SLP is to build a new offshore…

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