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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…

Borssele III & IV officially fully operational

Today, the initiators of the 731.5 MW offshore wind farm Borssele III & IV, located some 22 km off the coast in the province of Zeeland, celebrated during a festive (online) ceremony the handover to operations ceremony. The wind farm is expected to produce roughly 3.000 Gwh per year. In a one-hour live stream session…

Safeway and Tyne Gangway start cooperation

Dutch Safeway, part of the Van Aalst Group, has signed a co-operation agreement with UK based Tyne Gangway. The cooperation allows the Van Aalst Group to provide services of its group of companies, including also Techano and Nortek, in the UK and grow its presence in the market of Motion Compensated Gangways and 3D cranes.…

Heerema to build Hollandse Kust (noord) jacket

Iemants (part of Smulders) has awarded Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) with a contract for the construction of the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore transformer substation jacket. The jacket is planned to be ready in September this year. TenneT, as the offshore grid operator in the Dutch part of the North Sea, is responsible for the offshore…

Eneco competes for Danish Thor OWF

Eneco Wind is, together with European Energy A/S in the Swan Wind P/S consortia, among the contenders to bid for the right to build the Danish Thor Offshore Wind Farm. In total, six consortia and companies were qualified by the Danish Energy Agency to participate in the tender for Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to…

First badge monopiles from Sif arrives in Japan

On Tuesday January 12, 2021, the first 9 of a total of 33 monopiles produced by Sif arrived in Akita, Japan. The final destination is the 139 MW Japanese Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm. The Akita Noshiro wind farm is being realised in two parts; off the coast of the ports of Akita and Noshiro,…

MENCK to provide hydraulic hammer for HKZ 1-4

Hydraulic piledriving solutions specialist MENCK has been contracted by Seaway 7 to provide an MHU 3500S hydraulic hammer and spread for the installation of 140 monopile foundations for Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid 1–4 (HKZ). HKZ 1-4, a 1.5 GW project by Vattenfall, will be built between 18 and 36 km off the Dutch coast and…

Acta Marine supports offshore wind in France from new Saint-Nazaire office

Dutch vessel operator Acta Marine is opening a new office in Saint-Nazaire to support the growing offshore wind market in France. The company will have a wide range of vessels available for charter. The local team, consisting of Audrie Jordan & Clément Danieau, will assist with marine support requirements. Currently France’ first commercial-scale offshore wind…

All foundations in place at Fryslân Wind Farm

The foundation installation activities in the IJsselmeer for the 383 MW Fryslân Wind Farm have been completed. While the last internal and external platforms are being installed, a start was made on installing the inter array cables. In total, 89 monopiles were installed. The first activities started in September. The foundations were installed using the…