Offshore

Van Oord completes construction artificial island for Windpark Fryslân

This week, Windpark Fryslân reported that the work on the artificial island near Kornwerderzand in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer has been completed. The Zuiderzeewind contractor consortium was responsible for the construction of the island, which consists of approximately 2 hectares above water and two shallow water zones of approximately 25 hectares. Van Oord…

Tampnet to supply 4G/LTE coverage for Gemini OWF

Norwegian communication network operator Tampnet has been awarded a contract to supply 4G/LTE coverage for the 600 MW Gemini Offshore Wind Farm and the Service Operation Vessel (SOV) and Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) working in the wind farm area. Tampnet operates an offshore high capacity communication network in the North Sea and the Gulf of…

Van Oord takes share in Estonian developer Saare Wind Energy

In January this year, Van Oord announced its plan to co-operate on a wind farm in Estonia with Estonian developer Saare Wind Energy. Today the marine contractor shared the news that it is now a shareholder in Saare Wind Energy. Saare Wind Energy is developing an area of up to 200 km2 south-west of the…

TenneT and Van Oord start research into biodiversity improvement at cable intersections in the North Sea

TenneT will conduct research in collaboration with Van Oord to improve biodiversity at cable intersections in the North Sea. In a pilot project, different types of stone are deposited at cable crossings at twelve locations to investigate which application stimulates biodiversity. The offshore connection for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm is the first area…

First foundation for Scottish floating wind farm arrives at Maasvlakte

On Monday, 13 October 2020, the heavy load carrier Fjord arrived at the Maasvlakte, carrying the first of five foundations for the Kincardine floating offshore wind project off the coast of Aberdeen in Scotland. At the Maasvlakte a MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW wind turbine will be mounted on the foundations before being towed to their…

Damen’s FCS 2710 one step closer to suit US offshore wind market

Damen Shipyards Group’s Fast Crew Supplier 2710 is a step closer to potentially being used in the US offshore wind industry after having received an approval in principle from US maritime classification society ABS. Damen had to modify the design of its standard FCS 2710 to meet the US requirements. The modifications include the incorporation…

Enersea develops reusable monopile cover for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Dutch engineering company Enersea has developed a reusable monopile cover for Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm. In the next 8 months the design will have to be optimised and go into serial production in order to have the first 41 covers ready for installation. Vattenfall is building the app. 1,500 MW Hollandse Kust…

Ørsted and Yara join forces in pioneering green amonia project

Ørsted and fertilizer company Yara, plan to jointly develop a 100 MW wind powered electrolyser plant for renewable hydrogen production which will be used for ammonia production in Yara’s Sluiskil plant, located in the Dutch province of Zeeland. The electrolyser plant will be based on renewable energy supply from Ørsted’s offshore wind farms Borssele 1&2.…