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Green light for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall has taken its final investment decision for the 1,500 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm. In 2023, the project, located approximately 22 km off the coast of the Zuid-Holland province, will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Offshore constructions will start in 2021. The wind farm is to be completed in 2023.…

DEME completes foundation installation work in Borssele 1&2

DEME Offshore’s installation vessel Innovation has completed the installation of the last monopile foundation at the 752 MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm. Over the past five months it installed 94 foundations in total. The wind farm is a project by Ørsted and is planned to be completed by the end of 2020. The foundation…

Boskalis wins contract for French Fécamp offshore wind farm

Today, a consortium of EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd announced the start of the activities for their Fécamp offshore wind project after having reached financial close over the weekend. Boskalis is one of the companies that will play a role in the construction of the 500 MW project, located between 13 and 22 km off…

Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020 kicks off

Offshore Wind Innovators, in close cooperation with TKI Wind op Zee and ECHT, announced the kick-off for the 4th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge. Submission runs untill 1 September 2020. The final of the challenge will take place in January 2021. The annual Challenge provides innovative Dutch SME’s and start-ups the possibility to present their concept or…

All turbines Deil Wind Farm in place

Energy company Pure Energie completed the installation of their two wind turbines in the Deil onshore wind farm. All eleven turbines that make up the wind farm are now in place.  The last two wind turbines will now start the commissioning phase. Deil Wind Farm comprises 11 wind turbines, located near the Deil junction, south of…

DEME Offshore joins green hydrogen pilot PosHYdon

DEME Offshore joins as a partner in the PosHYdon project, a pilot that aims to integrate three energy systems in the North Sea: offshore wind, offshore gas and offshore hydrogen by producing hydrogen from seawater on Neptune Energy’s Q13a production platform. DEME will provide the hydrogen unit for installation on the Neptune-operated Q13a platform. The Belgian…

Plans announced for extension Dutch offshore wind farm permits

In a letter to the Dutch Parliament, minister Wiebes (Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) expressed his wish to extend the permit duration for yet to be tendered offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea from 30 to 40 years. The extension should contribute to making offshore wind interesting and viable in the future also.…

DHSS bags new contract for Borssele III & IV

Vessel and helicopter logistic service provider DHSS has been contracted by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to manage helicopter services during the turbine installation & commissioning phase of the 731,5 MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm.  The contract includes the coordination of the transfer of crew, luggage, and cargo from its logistics hub at…

TenneT positive towards minority stak German State

Grid operator TenneT supports the possibility of a minority stake of the German State to meet its capital requirement. Exclusive talks and negotiations between the involved parties will take place in the coming months to work out the details in order to aim at an outline agreement before the end of the year. The Dutch…