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Huisman signs LOI for 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane

Huisman has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore for the delivery of a 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) for OIM Wind’s BT-220IU Wind Installation Unit. The LOI includes the option for the delivery of a LEC for a second installation unit. In order to be deployed for offshore wind installation,…

Eneco competes for Danish Thor OWF

Eneco Wind is, together with European Energy A/S in the Swan Wind P/S consortia, among the contenders to bid for the right to build the Danish Thor Offshore Wind Farm. In total, six consortia and companies were qualified by the Danish Energy Agency to participate in the tender for Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to…

First badge monopiles from Sif arrives in Japan

On Tuesday January 12, 2021, the first 9 of a total of 33 monopiles produced by Sif arrived in Akita, Japan. The final destination is the 139 MW Japanese Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm. The Akita Noshiro wind farm is being realised in two parts; off the coast of the ports of Akita and Noshiro,…

Acta Marine supports offshore wind in France from new Saint-Nazaire office

Dutch vessel operator Acta Marine is opening a new office in Saint-Nazaire to support the growing offshore wind market in France. The company will have a wide range of vessels available for charter. The local team, consisting of Audrie Jordan & Clément Danieau, will assist with marine support requirements. Currently France’ first commercial-scale offshore wind…

Huisman to deliver crane for first U.S. turbine installation vessel

Huisman signed a contract with Keppel AmFELS for the delivery of a Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) for Dominion Energy’s Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV), Charybdis. The crane is scheduled for delivery in 2023. The Huisman Leg Encircling Crane has a lifting capacity of 2,200mt and a 130m long Lambda boom design, making it suitable for…

Safeway to supply gangway system to Heerema for Taiwanese project

Safeway has won a contract from Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) to supply a motion compensated gangway system. The system will be installed on the CSV Normand Baltic and used to transfer personnel and cargo during an offshore wind project in Taiwan. The Dutch specialist in the design and manufacture of offshore transfer equipment will supply…

Ventolines enters US market

Ventolines has signed on as offshore wind expertise partner for the Mayflower Wind project off Massachusetts. The Dutch renewable energy expert will advise the project in the field of T&I (transport and installation). In addition, the company announced that it has opened a new office in Boston to serve the US offshore wind market. The…

Shell & EDF submit offshore wind project bids in New Jersey

Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America, in the joint venture Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, submitted their proposal to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to supply the state with up to 2,300 MW of renewable wind energy. The first project could be completed as early as 2027. New Jersey seeks…

Van Oord selected foundation & array cable supplier for RWE’s Sofia OWF

RWE selected Van Oord as the preferred supplier for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for their British Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. The 1.4 GW Sofia is located on Dogger Bank in the British section of the North Sea, 195 kilometres from the North East coast of…

Sif and Smulders win Dogger Bank A & B foundation contract

A consortium of steel manufacturers Sif Netherlands B.V. and Smulders Projects Belgium N.V. will produce and supply all monopiles and transition pieces (TPs) for the Dogger Bank A & B offshore wind project off the North East coast of England. Foundation installation is planned to start in the summer of 2022. The Dogger Bank offshore…