Offshore

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…

Fugro and NYK Group start strategic partnership in Japan

Geo-data specialist Fugro and Japanese transportation company NYK Group (NYK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide offshore geotechnical services in Japan. The two companies will also collaborate on a feasibility study into jointly operating a specialist investigation vessel for renewables projects. By joining forces, Fugro and NYK are preparing for Japan’s burgeoning…

Royal HaskoningDHV to support North Falls Offshore Wind Farm

Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed by North Falls Offshore Wind to support the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) process for the proposed extension to the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm off the UK coast in the southern North Sea. North Falls Offshore Wind Farm is a joint venture between SSE Renewables…

Largest turbine on floating foundation installed at Maasvlakte 2

On Wednesday, 11 November, MHI Vestas installed the first V164 9.5 MW turbine on a floating foundation at Sif’s premises at Maasvlakte 2. This makes it the largest and most powerful offshore turbine used in a floating wind project. The turbine is part of the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm in Scottish waters. It is…

DHSS awarded multi-year helicopter hoisting contract by MHI Vestas

Dutch logistics company DHSS won a multi-year helicopter hoisting contract from MHI Vestas for the German Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. The company already has a ships agency and port logistics services contract in place with MHI Vestas for the German project. DHSS will be responsible for helicopter hoist operations for technicians and material to…

IHC IQIP & TU Delft work on BLUE piling technology improvements

This summer, IHC IQIP joined forces with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) to start an investigation on the soil-pile interaction of IQIP’s BLUE Piling Technology. In order to make accurate predictions of the drivability of monopiles, the effect of the longer blow duration will be investigated. The BLUE Piling Technology is a new monopile…

Z-Bridge completes sea trials Bring-to-Work system

IJmuiden-based company Z-Bridge has completed the sea trial period for their Bring-To-Work (B2W) system. The system is said to be the first offshore access system suitable for CTV’s or smal DP vessels. For the sea trials, the B2W system was mobilised on the vessel MHO-Esbjerg in Breskens in the first week of October this year.…

KENC launches 2 new automatic boat landing systems

Dutch offshore equipment engineering and fabrication company KENC Engineering revealed two new automatic boat landing systems (ABLS). The systems are certified and compatible with all common CTV’s. The ABLS provides a safe transfer between a CTV and large vessels. It is a robust and compact design that comes fully automated with an easy-to-operate control system…