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CrossWind starts wake effect reduction project

CrossWind, the joint-venture between Shell and Eneco that is responsible for the development of the Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm, and partners signed the agreement today for the ‘Dynamic Wind Farm Flow Control’ project. The project, aimed at reducing the wake effect by using real-time data, is part of CrossWind’s innovation plan that will demonstrate…

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.…

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…

Last turbine installed at Borssele III & IV

All turbines for the 731,5 MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm are standing. The last of 77 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines was completed this Thursday. The final set of turbines will now be commissioned and tested in preparation for full power generation. The last turbine was installed by Van Oord, using the…

Sif and Smulders win Dogger Bank A & B foundation contract

A consortium of steel manufacturers Sif Netherlands B.V. and Smulders Projects Belgium N.V. will produce and supply all monopiles and transition pieces (TPs) for the Dogger Bank A & B offshore wind project off the North East coast of England. Foundation installation is planned to start in the summer of 2022. The Dogger Bank offshore…

KENC launches 2 new automatic boat landing systems

Dutch offshore equipment engineering and fabrication company KENC Engineering revealed two new automatic boat landing systems (ABLS). The systems are certified and compatible with all common CTV’s. The ABLS provides a safe transfer between a CTV and large vessels. It is a robust and compact design that comes fully automated with an easy-to-operate control system…

Fugro supports monopile installation in US federal waters

Fugro has supported Belgian contractor Jan de Nul Group with the installation of the monopiles for the first two offshore wind turbine foundation in US federal waters recently, using their integrated augmented-reality solutions. Jan de Nul installed the two monopiles at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind demonstrator project in May this year, using their installation…

Atlas Professionals to provide local professionals for Taiwanese OWF

Atlas Professionals has received a contract from developer Ørsted for the provision of 14 local professionals for the Operations & Maintenance of the Taiwanese Greater Changhua wind farm. The recruitment company will perform the activities from their recently established office in Tapei. The 14 professionals will be part of Ørsted’s maintenance team for the Greater…

Fugro to perform geotechnical site investigation for Hollandse Kust (noord)

Fugro is to deliver geotechnical site investigation solutions for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm. The fieldwork will start this month and is planned to be completed by the end of September. Fugro was awarded the contract by the CrossWind consortium, a joint venture between Shell in the Netherlands and Eneco, who recently won…