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Fugro supports monopile installation in US federal waters

Fugro has supported Belgian contractor Jan de Nul Group with the installation of the monopiles for the first two offshore wind turbine foundation in US federal waters recently, using their integrated augmented-reality solutions. Jan de Nul installed the two monopiles at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind demonstrator project in May this year, using their installation…

Damen’s FCS 2710 one step closer to suit US offshore wind market

Damen Shipyards Group’s Fast Crew Supplier 2710 is a step closer to potentially being used in the US offshore wind industry after having received an approval in principle from US maritime classification society ABS. Damen had to modify the design of its standard FCS 2710 to meet the US requirements. The modifications include the incorporation…

DEME launches its first wind farm SOV

Belgian marine contractor DEME launched its first ever wind farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) on 1 October, 2020. The vessel, named ‘Groene Wind’, was developed in close cooperation with Dutch Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam and research institute MARIN. The vessel is due to be delivered in 2021. DEME launched the SOV at the CEMRE shipyard in…

Boskalis bags T&I contract for Scottish floating wind project

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) recently was awarded a contract for the transport and installation of five floating wind turbines for the 50 MW Kincardine floating wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen in Scotland. For Boskalis it is the first floating wind contract. The company received the contract from Cobra Wind International Ltd., the…

Huisman to supply crane for first US offshore wind installation vessel

US energy company Dominion Energy has selected Dutch crane specialist Huisman to supply the crane for the first Jones Act compliant offshore wind installation vessel. Huisman will be supplying a crane that will be able to lift 2,200 tonnes and will enable the installation of the new generation state-of-the-art wind turbines. The vessel is expected…

Atlas Professionals to provide local professionals for Taiwanese OWF

Atlas Professionals has received a contract from developer Ørsted for the provision of 14 local professionals for the Operations & Maintenance of the Taiwanese Greater Changhua wind farm. The recruitment company will perform the activities from their recently established office in Tapei. The 14 professionals will be part of Ørsted’s maintenance team for the Greater…

Pondera to carry out a wind feasibility study in Saba

Saba has the ambition to become a 100% sustainable energy island. Wind energy is one of the possible renewable energy sources that are being explored. Dutch consultancy Pondera will be carrying out a feasibility study for this purpose. Saba’s goal to become a 100% sustainable energy island was formulated in the 2019 Energy Sector Strategy.…

SeaMar starts geophysical surveying on US offshore wind farms

One of Dutch shipping agency SeaMar’s vessels, the MV Deep Helder, a DP2 Survey & ROV Vessel, has started geophysical surveying on the South Fork and Revolution Wind farms off the US East Coast. The MV Deep Helder, which has already built up some experience in working on offshore wind farms in Europe, is providing support…