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Shell co-invests in floating wind demonstration project

On 5 October Shell, innogy SE and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S (SOT) signed an investment and cooperation agreement to build a floating wind turbine demonstration project at the Metcentre demonstration site near Stavanger in Norway. The demonstration project is based on SOT’s ‘TetraSpar’ floating foundation concept in combination with a 3.6MW Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy…

Van Oord completes acquisition MPI Offshore

Van Oord announced today it completed the acquisition of MPI Offshore, a specialist offshore wind installation contractor, from Vroon Group. With the acquisition Van Oord strengthen its position in the UK offshore wind market and further expands its global position. The acquisition includes the MPI Offshore organisation in Stokesley (United Kingdom), the vessels MPI Adventure…

Pondera Consult opens office in Jakarta

Dutch renewable energy consultant Pondera Consult announced this weekend that it has opened an office in Jakarta. The company has been exploring opportunities for cooperation in Indonesia since 2016. Indonesia has an ever increasing power demand and serious ambitions to start its own energy transition. The country has many natural resources. One of the identified…

Dutch consultancy company helps client win important offshore tender

Article Wind Energy Magazine 03 2018  Canadian independent power producer Northland Power and its project partners Yushan Energy and Mitsui have recently won the second Taiwanese offshore wind tender. With support of the Netherlands-based BLIX Consultancy BV, which has played a critical role within Northland’s bid team by carrying out a number of roles, such…

Dutch content at WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

From 25 to 28 September some 35,000 wind energy experts from all over the world gather at the Global Wind Summit event in Hamburg to share ideas, experiences and discuss future developments and requirements. It houses two wind energy events; WindEurope’s global on & offshore conference and WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind energy expo,…

Van Oord installs first foundation Deutsche Bucht

Van Oord installed the first foundation at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, using the jack-up vessel Seajacks Scylla. De installation marks the start of the offshore construction period. The 252 MW wind farm, located approximately 95 kilometres northwest of the island of Borkum, is a project by Northland Deutsche Bucht. Van Oord was awarded the…

Boskalis signs 5-year contract with Transmission Capital Partners

Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles – formerly VBMS – announced over the weekend that it has signed a five-year subsea cable repair framework agreement with UK Transmission Capital Partners (TCP). Under the agreement Boskalis will be supporting the transmission links between the onshore grid and the Barrow, Gunfleet Sands, Ormonde, Robin Rigg, Lincs and Westermost…

OHT sets new benchmark in heavy offshore transport

Norway based Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) teams up with Dutch design company Ulstein Design & Solutions to build a new heavy lift transport and installation vessel. The first vessel (with options for up to another 3 units) will be constructed by China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI) and available for construction and installation activities from early 2021.…