Offshore

Boskalis expands fleet with CSV Southern Ocean

Boskalis acquires Southern Ocean vessel

Boskalis has acquired the Southern Ocean, a large DP-2 Construction Support Vessel (CSV) from Oceanteam Bourbon 4 AS. The vessel, to be renamed Boka Ocean, will be deployed on various types of offshore energy projects, such as the installation of array and export cables, mooring systems of floating structures and other subsea construction and decommissioning…

Acta Marine seeks partner for further expansion in offshore wind

Acta Marine seeks partner for further expansion in offshore wind

Acta Marine and shareholder MerweOord have initiated a structured process to invite a long-term partner and co-owner to participate in the future expansion of Acta Marine. The company is experiencing strong growth in the offshore wind market and wants to leverage its market position by expanding its fleet. Initially for Walk-to-Work CSOVs, but also for…

CORROSION starts campaign for more sustainable foundation protection

Dutch company CORROSION launched an awareness-raising campaign about the need for sustainable solutions that protect not only offshore wind turbine foundations from corrosion but also the world’s seas and oceans. “Few people realize that many offshore wind farms are far more eco-friendly above water than below it,” said Niels Ros, Manager Offshore Wind at CORROSION.…

New report on circularity in the wind industry

On Friday, April 16, the report “The ideation process focused on circular strategies in the wind industry” was presented. This report describes the current state of circularity in the wind industry and where there are opportunities for the industry to respond to in the coming years. The report was handed by Sandor Gaastra (Ministry of…

More nature research required for Hollandse Kust (west)

More research is needed into the environmental impact for the Hollandse Kust (west) wind farm. In particular the effects of nitrogen and the impact on soil life, says the Netherlands commission for environmental assessment in its advice to the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate. The Dutch government wants to generate wind energy at sea.…

DNV certifies C1 Wedge Connection

C1 Connections B.V. has received DNV certification for its C1 Wedge Connection™, a high-capacity, low-maintenance connection that can be used both in off- and onshore wind turbines as an alternative to bolted flange connections currently used in tubular steel wind turbine towers and foundations. As part of the certification process C1 Connections -together with Delft…

First power from Fryslân Wind Farm

Fryslân Wind Farm produces first electricity

The first of 89 wind turbines in Fryslân Wind Farm is producing electricity. When complete, the wind farm is expected to produce about 1.5 terawatt hours on an annual basis. This corresponds to the energy consumption of approximately 500,000 households. Turbine installation is ongoing in the approximately 383 MW Fryslân Wind Farm in the Frisian…

Eneco aims to nearly double solar & wind capacity in 5 years

Eneco released the financial figures for 2020 this week. In addition to showing a solid financial year, the Dutch energy company also announced its ambition to almost double the solar and wind capacity in the next 5 years. Eneco booked a solid year, despite the decrease of electricity demand (especially in the business segment) due…

OutSmart & Vestas to jointly maintain OWEZ

Wind farm owner NoordzeeWind has selected Vestas and Dutch-German OutSmart to operate and maintain its Offshore Wind farm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ). The first Dutch offshore wind farm is now entering the later phase of its lifecycle. Vestas and OutSmart have now partnered to optimize its performance over this period. OWEZ was opened in 2007…

Norges Bank Investment Management becomes co-owner of Borssele 1&2

Norges Bank Investment Management will be acquiring a 50 % ownership share of Ørsted’s 752 MW Borssele 1&2 Offshore Wind Farm. The two companies signed an agreement today. The total value of the transaction is approx. EUR 1.375 billion. Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) is the asset management division of Norges Bank, the Norwegian central…