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Shell takes majority share in Irish floating wind project

Shell has signed an agreement with Irish developer Simply Blue Energy to acquire a 51% stake in their Simply Blue Energy Kinsale business. This venture was set up to develop the Emerald Project, a floating wind farm in the Celtic Sea, off the south coast of Ireland. The joint venture brings together Simply Blue Energy’s…

Z-Bridge’s Bring-to-Work system to support Hornsea 2

IJmuiden based Z-Bridge Offshore Access Solutions has been selected to provide its new motion compensated ‘Bring-to-Work’ system for deployment on crew transfer vessels (CTVs) that will support Ørsted’s Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm construction. Ørsted announced yesterday that is set to welcome three new hybrid CTVs from MHO-Co and Northern Offshore Services to assist with…

Offshore Wind Innovators announces Innovation Award 2020

Offshore Wind Innovators is organising the 4th edition of Innovation Award, an annual competition for the most innovative SME company in offshore wind. Interested parties can apply till 15 February, 2021. The winners of the audience award and the jury award will be announced on March 30, 2021 during TKI Wind op Zee Live event.…

Fugro and NYK sign MOU with Japanese geoscience specialist OYO

Fugro and NYK Group, who recently formed a partnership to provide offshore geotechnical services in Japan, have now signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with leading Japanese geoscience specialist OYO Corporation (OYO). The cooperation will further strengthen the companies’position as service providers for the growing offshore wind site characterisation market in Japan. Geo-data specialist…

Safeway and Tyne Gangway start cooperation

Dutch Safeway, part of the Van Aalst Group, has signed a co-operation agreement with UK based Tyne Gangway. The cooperation allows the Van Aalst Group to provide services of its group of companies, including also Techano and Nortek, in the UK and grow its presence in the market of Motion Compensated Gangways and 3D cranes.…

Start ecological monitoring in Fryslân Wind Farm

An ecological monitoring programme starts in Fryslân Wind Farm and the newly constructed work/nature island near Kornwerderzand. During 5 years, consultancy firms Bureau Waardenburg and Altenburg & Wymenga will monitore birds, bats, fish, aquatic plants and shellfish on the island and near the wind farm. Fryslân Wind Farm is currently being constructed south of the…

Mammoet opens new office in Taiwan

Heavy lift specialist Mammoet announced it will open a new office in Taichung, Taiwan. The new office, Mammoet’s third in Taiwan, will allow the company to be located closer to project sites and to offer onshore services for offshore wind farms locally. The company said it decided to open a new office in Taiwan due…

Weijerswold Wind Farm fully operational

The 4 wind turbines in Weijerswold Wind Farm have been formally handed over by the turbine supplier to the wind farm operators Windunie and Pure Energie. This means that the wind farm near Weijerswold, in the municipality of Coevorden, has been officially put into operation. Together, the 4 turbines are expected to annually generate approximately…

Heerema to build Hollandse Kust (noord) jacket

Iemants (part of Smulders) has awarded Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) with a contract for the construction of the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore transformer substation jacket. The jacket is planned to be ready in September this year. TenneT, as the offshore grid operator in the Dutch part of the North Sea, is responsible for the offshore…