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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…

Shell joins UK floating offshore wind centre of excellence

Shell, along with 9 other offshore energy giants, has joined Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s national Floating Offshore Wind Center of Excellence (FOWCoE) in the UK. Together they want to accelerate the commercialization of floating wind energy. The FOWCoE center of expertise is engaged in the development of floating offshore wind energy in the UK.…

Boskalis wins contract for French Fécamp offshore wind farm

Today, a consortium of EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd announced the start of the activities for their Fécamp offshore wind project after having reached financial close over the weekend. Boskalis is one of the companies that will play a role in the construction of the 500 MW project, located between 13 and 22 km off…

IX Wind opens office in Tokyo

Dutch consultancy and engineering company IX Wind has opened an office in Tokyo, Japan. It is a next step in further expanding its business in Asia-Pacific renewables market. IX Wind is already working with Japanese companies, including Eurus Energy, Obayashi, and JWD. By opening an office the company aims to to expand its business, further building…

Van Oord selected for Saint-Brieuc OWF foundation works

Van Oord has been contracted by Ailes Marines to transport and install all foundations in the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm. Ailes Marines, a consortium of Spanish Iberdrola Group and French companies RES and Caisse Des Dépôts, will be building the wind farm some 20 km off the coast of France in the bay of Saint-Brieuc.…

Van Oord to install jacket foundations at French OWF

Van Oord has signed a preparatory works agreement for the installation of the jacket foundations at Iberdrola’s French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm. Van Oord will be responsible for the installation of 62 three-legged jacket foundations in the wind farm site, located around 20 km off the coast of France. The future wind farm, with a surface area of…

SPT Offshore awarded installation contract in China

Chinese Guangzhou Salvage Bureau has contracted SPT Offshore to install 3 suction pile jackets in the 300 MW first phase of China Three Gorges New Energy’s Yangxi Shaba offshore wind project. The wind farm is located some 26 km to the South of Shaba in Guangdong province. The water depth is ranging between 26m and…