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All foundations at De Rietvelden Wind Farm ready

The installation of all four foundations for the wind turbines at De Rietvelden Wind Farm, located on and near business park De Rietvelden in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, have been completed. Preparations are now being made for the transport and arrival of the large wind turbine components. The concrete was poured for the final foundation in the middle…

BLIX to assist Northland Power with offshore wind portfolio

Canadian energy company Northland Power (Northland) has awarded BLIX Consultancy a framework agreement to assist with the development of Northland’s worldwide 12 GW offshore wind project portfolio. Services to be rendered under the framework agreement include amongst others: tender support, feasibility studies, EIA expertise, LCOE optimisation, site data analysis, site investigation scoping and campaign management,…

Boskalis expands fleet with CSV Southern Ocean

Boskalis acquires Southern Ocean vessel

Boskalis has acquired the Southern Ocean, a large DP-2 Construction Support Vessel (CSV) from Oceanteam Bourbon 4 AS. The vessel, to be renamed Boka Ocean, will be deployed on various types of offshore energy projects, such as the installation of array and export cables, mooring systems of floating structures and other subsea construction and decommissioning…

Acta Marine seeks partner for further expansion in offshore wind

Acta Marine seeks partner for further expansion in offshore wind

Acta Marine and shareholder MerweOord have initiated a structured process to invite a long-term partner and co-owner to participate in the future expansion of Acta Marine. The company is experiencing strong growth in the offshore wind market and wants to leverage its market position by expanding its fleet. Initially for Walk-to-Work CSOVs, but also for…

Hardewijk first municipality to be awarded SDE ++ subsidy for wind turbines

Last week, the municipality of Harderwijk and the water board Waterschap Vallei en Veluwe were awarded SDE++ subsidy for the realization of three wind turbines on the Lorentz industrial estate in Hardewijk. This makes Harderwijk the first municipality to receive an SDE++ subsidy for a wind energy project. The municipality of Hardewijk and Waterschap Vallei…

Van Oord orders MENCK hammer spread for Italy’s first offshore wind farm

Van Oord orders hammer spread from MENCK for Italian offshore wind farm

Van Oord has ordered a hammer spread from MENCK, provider of specialist hydraulic piledriving solutions, for the installation of the monopiles in the 30 MW Taranto offshore wind farm, Italy’s first offshore wind project. The installation is planned to start in Q3 2021. The Taranto offshore wind farm is a project by Italian developer Renexia,…

Greenport Venlo Wind Farm reaches financial close

Greenport Venlo Wind Farm reaches financial close

Greenchoice, Windunie and ABN Amro Energy Transition Fund have reached financial close for Greenport Venlo Wind Farm with the help of ING and its Groenbank. In addition, the main contractors have also been announced. Construction of the wind farm will start this summer. Dutch energy company Greenchoice, cooperative Windunie and ABN Amro Energy Transition are…

CORROSION starts campaign for more sustainable foundation protection

Dutch company CORROSION launched an awareness-raising campaign about the need for sustainable solutions that protect not only offshore wind turbine foundations from corrosion but also the world’s seas and oceans. “Few people realize that many offshore wind farms are far more eco-friendly above water than below it,” said Niels Ros, Manager Offshore Wind at CORROSION.…