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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,…

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,…

Ampelmann & C-Job reveal wind feeder vessel for US waters

Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects have revealed a new offshore wind feeder vessel concept with motion compensation technology, specifically suited for the rigorous demands of operating off the east coast of the United States of America. The feeder concept – which is envisioned to be a series. The Dutch offshore access provider and ship design…

Heerema wins T&I contract for Sofia offshore platform

Heerema Marine Contractors has been awarded a contract by Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine for the transport and installation of the HVDC Offshore Converter Platform for RWE’s 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm in UK waters. Offshore installation is scheduled for 2024. Sembcorp Marine, in consortium with GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions, has been awarded an EPCI…

BLIX opens office in Seoul

BLIX Consultancy (BLIX) has opened an office in Seoul, South-Korea. From this new office, the Netherlands based consultancy will support the booming local offshore market. It is the second branch office for BLIX in the Asia Pacific region. Offshore wind is picking up momentum in Korea, especially since the New Green Deal announced by the…

Fugro wins marine site characterisation contract for Danish energy island hub

The Danish network operator Energinet has awarded Fugro a marine site characterisation contract for the Danish Energy Island project which is planned 80 km off the Danish coast in the North Sea. Fugro will perform geophysical and unexploded ordnance (UXO) magnetometry surveys, which will be used to prepare an integrated geological and geotechnical soil model…

Van Oord receives Iberdrola Award in Spain

Van Oord was one of the companies who received an award during the Iberdrola RETO Awards for Supplier of the Year in Madrid, Spain. The company received the RETO Energy Transition award for its advances towards the energy transition. The Iberdrola RETO (Recuperación (Recovery), Energía (Energy), Transición (Transition) and ODS (SDGs)) Awards for Supplier of…

Acta Marine completes Bard Offshore 1 maintenance campaign

Acta Marine completed a 3 year maintenance campaign on the German Bard Offshore 1 offshore wind farm. The company deployed its walk to work support vessel Acta Auriga for the campaign. Bard Offshore 1 was commissioned in 2013 and is the first commercial offshore wind farm in German waters. The 400 MW project is located…

Pondera provides EIA advise for Estonian offshore wind farm

Dutch renewable energy consultancy Pondera will advise developer Saare Wind Energy on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for their Saaremaa offshore wind farm in Estonian waters. The project could have an installed capacity of over 1,000 MW. The development of the Saaremaa project started in 2015. A maximum of 100 wind turbines are planned in…

RWE confirms Sofia EPCI contract with Van Oord

RWE Renewables has contracted Van Oord for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for the 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. Van Oord was already selected as preferred supplier for the works in December 2020. The definite contract has now been signed, following RWE’s financial investment decision…