Offshore

Reefy winner of Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020

Dutch start-up company Reefy has won the 4th edition of the annual Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge. During a live stream on 4 March 2021, 3 finalists were given the opportunity to pitch their unique solution for one of this edition’s challenges ‘The Perfect Biodegradable Reef’ and ‘Efficient Biodiversity Monitoring’. Reefy’s modular, bio-degradable reef design convinced…

Welcon supplies 78 Hollandse Kust Zuid towers

Danish steel manufacturer Welcon has been contracted by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to supply 78 towers for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm. The order is part of a larger supply order of 140 towers. HKZ, a Vattenfall project, will be located approximately 20 kilometers off the west coast of the Netherlands…

Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore connection agreement in place

TSO TenneT and Hollandse Kust (noord) developer consortium CrossWind, have signed agreements for the construction of the offshore grid connection for the offshore wind farm, The wind farm and the grid connection are scheduled to be operational in 2023. CrossWind, a consortium of Shell and Eneco, won the rights to develop the 759 MW Hollandse…

Royal Doeksen acquires Vuyk Engineering

Rotterdam based shipping company Royal Doeksen and Royal IHC reached an agreement on the acquisition of all shares in IHC’ design and engineering company Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam. The company will operate as an independent company with its current management. The news follows months after Royal IHC announced it would return to its foundation and focus…

TKF awards Vos Prodect contract for German OWF

Dutch subsea cable solutions provider Vos Prodect Innovations (VPI) has been awarded a contract by Dutch cable manufacturer Twentsche Kabel Fabriek (TKF) to deliver cable hang-off systems for the 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The Kaskasi wind farm is being buitl by RWE some 35 km off the island…

Jumbo and German SAL announce plans for joint venture

Dutch maritime heavy lift transport and installation contractor Jumbo and German-based breakbulk and project cargo specialist SAL Heavy Lift GmbH & Co. KG have announced their intention to form a joint venture. Combining a large part of their fleets, engineering and commercial activities serves the goal of sustainable transport capacity and growth. The Jumbo-SAL-Alliance would…

Borssele V innovation site fully commissioned

Two Towers partners Van Oord, Investri Offshore and Green Giraffe, have fully commissioned the Borssele Wind Farm Site V. The innovation site, featuring 2 Vestas 9.5 MW turbines, incorporates several innovations. Borssele V, located around 20 km off the coast of Zeeland and situated within site III of the Borssele Wind Farm Zone, was designated…

Van Oord secures 4-year O&M contract with Vattenfall

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has awarded Van Oord a 4-year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) contract, with the option for one more year. The contract includes planned and unplanned maintenance campaigns for approximately 600 Vattenfall wind turbine generators (WTGs). Working through its MPI Offshore organisation, Van Oord will provide jack-up and associated lifting services for main…

Siemens Gamesa’s Gemini OWF service contract extended

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Gemini Consortium have reached an agreement for the extension of the operations and maintenance service agreement for the 600 MW Gemini offshore wind farm by another 5 years. SGRE has been responsible for the full maintenance of the 150 SG 4.0-130, 4 MW wind turbines in the wind farm,…