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Two Monopiles Order Lands on EEW SPC Desk

Ørsted has placed an order with EEW Special Pipe Constructions (SPC) for 165 monopiles for the 1.4GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK. The contract was signed at Ørsted’s London office on 6 July, according to EEW SPC, which will start manufacturing the monopiles in September 2019. Heiko Mützelburg, CEO/Managing

Siemens Gamesa and EnBW Name New Bibby WaveMaster SOV

Following an internal competition, workers at Siemens Gamesa and EnBW have decided on a name for the second Bibby WaveMaster Service Operation Vessel (SOV). The new walk-to-work vessel will be servicing the EnBW Hohe See and Albatros wind farms in the German North Sea under the name of Bibby WaveMaster Horizon. The

BorWin3 Jacket Sets Sail

Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has shipped out the jacket foundation for TenneT’s 900MW BorWin3 HVDC platform. Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) is in charge of transporting and installing the jacket in the German North Sea at a water depth of up to 40 metres and nearly 130 kilometres off the German coast. Siemens and

Aberdeen Bay Buzzing with Offshore Wind Activity

Wind turbine number three and foundation number five are being installed on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, with the northern cable installation also ongoing, Vattenfall, the owner and developer of the wind farm said. The 11-turbine project is the first to feature MHI Vestas 8.8MW

Subsea 7 Finalizes Siem Offshore Contractors Acquisition

Subsea 7 has completed the acquisition of Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) and cable lay vessel Siem Aimery and support vessel Siem Moxie. Following the completion, SOC’s results will be reported within Subsea 7’s Renewables and Heavy Lifting business unit. Subsea 7 and Siem Offshore Group signed an agreement for the acquisition of the entire

MHI Vestas Turbines for Dutch Offshore Wind Innovation Site

Two Towers B.V., the consortium developing the 19MW Borssele V demonstrator wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred wind turbine supplier. As reported earlier, Two Towers B.V., a consortium consisting of Van Oord Renewable Finance, Investri Offshore and Green Giraffe Holding, won the tender

Doosan Heavy Enters Offshore Wind

South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. and Vietnam’s state-run utility Vietnam Electricity have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a pilot offshore wind project off Vietnam. Under the terms of the MoU, the South Korean power equipment manufacturer will be in charge of supplying wind power equipment

HSM Offshore Assembling Borkum Riffgrund 2 OSS Topside

HSM Offshore, the EPC contractor for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore substation, installed the two transformers that make the topside structure on 13 January. The topside left the construction hall for the installation of the transformers and was brought back into the covered construction area after the lifting operation was completed.  The

First Siemens Gamesa Nacelle Born in Cuxhaven

Siemens Gamesa has completed the assembly of the first wind turbine nacelle in its offshore factory in Cuxhaven, Germany.  The company’s team at the factory first put the backend (cabin), generator and rotor hub together, and then ran the final test of the nacelle. In Cuxhaven, Siemens Gamesa is producing nacelles for its

Danish Wind Turbines Smash Annual Production Record

Wind farms across Denmark, both on land and those in Danish waters, broke record in 2017 by producing electricity equivalent to 43.6% of the country’s total consumption. Until the end of 2017, the record year was 2015, when wind power delivered an equivalent of 42% of Danish electricity consumption, according to Dansk