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Heerema wins T&I contract for Sofia offshore platform

Heerema Marine Contractors has been awarded a contract by Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine for the transport and installation of the HVDC Offshore Converter Platform for RWE’s 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm in UK waters. Offshore installation is scheduled for 2024. Sembcorp Marine, in consortium with GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions, has been awarded an EPCI…

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…

BLIX opens office in Seoul

BLIX Consultancy (BLIX) has opened an office in Seoul, South-Korea. From this new office, the Netherlands based consultancy will support the booming local offshore market. It is the second branch office for BLIX in the Asia Pacific region. Offshore wind is picking up momentum in Korea, especially since the New Green Deal announced by the…

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…

Fugro wins marine site characterisation contract for Danish energy island hub

The Danish network operator Energinet has awarded Fugro a marine site characterisation contract for the Danish Energy Island project which is planned 80 km off the Danish coast in the North Sea. Fugro will perform geophysical and unexploded ordnance (UXO) magnetometry surveys, which will be used to prepare an integrated geological and geotechnical soil model…

Van Oord receives Iberdrola Award in Spain

Van Oord was one of the companies who received an award during the Iberdrola RETO Awards for Supplier of the Year in Madrid, Spain. The company received the RETO Energy Transition award for its advances towards the energy transition. The Iberdrola RETO (Recuperación (Recovery), Energía (Energy), Transición (Transition) and ODS (SDGs)) Awards for Supplier of…

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…

Acta Marine completes Bard Offshore 1 maintenance campaign

Acta Marine completed a 3 year maintenance campaign on the German Bard Offshore 1 offshore wind farm. The company deployed its walk to work support vessel Acta Auriga for the campaign. Bard Offshore 1 was commissioned in 2013 and is the first commercial offshore wind farm in German waters. The 400 MW project is located…

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…

Pondera provides EIA advise for Estonian offshore wind farm

Dutch renewable energy consultancy Pondera will advise developer Saare Wind Energy on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for their Saaremaa offshore wind farm in Estonian waters. The project could have an installed capacity of over 1,000 MW. The development of the Saaremaa project started in 2015. A maximum of 100 wind turbines are planned in…