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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.…

Van Oord to install innovative suction bucket foundations

At the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm Van Oord will installed a new type of foundation structure, equipped with a 8.4 MW turbine. A financial close has been reached for two pilot wind turbines last week. Deutsche Bucht, the third North-Sea offshore wind farm to be built by Canadian power producer Northland Power, will be the…

Thialf installs offshore substation Borkum Riffgrund 2

On June 25, 2018, Heerema Marine Contractors installed the topside for the offshore substation (OSS) in the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2, using the SSCV Thialf, the world’s largest crane vessel. Borkum Riffgrund 2 is a project developed by Ørsted and is located about 34 kilometers off the island of Borkum. Heerema was contracted…

‘Stabilizing revenue from wind is essential’

The Netherlands and other countries must resist the temptation to invest only in the most sexy innovative technologies for wind energy, according to Giles Dickson, ceo of WindEurope, who will be one of the speakers at this year’s Dutch WindDays. There is still a lot of scope for enhancing existing technologies, which is just as…