Tag Archive for offshore wind farms

National Grid and TenneT start feasibility study into new interconnectors

National Grid Ventures, the commercial development arm of National Grid plc, and Dutch Transmission System Operator TenneT announced today they will look into the possibilities to connect Dutch and British wind offshore farms to the energy systems of both countries via subsea electricity cables called interconnectors. The development would be the first of its kind…

SeaMar starts geophysical surveying on US offshore wind farms

One of Dutch shipping agency SeaMar’s vessels, the MV Deep Helder, a DP2 Survey & ROV Vessel, has started geophysical surveying on the South Fork and Revolution Wind farms off the US East Coast. The MV Deep Helder, which has already built up some experience in working on offshore wind farms in Europe, is providing support…

Ampelmann receives multiple orders from Norway

In the course of a month, Ampelmann won five new contracts from Norway for its offshore access systems with motion compensation. The ordered systems will be used on offshore wind projects in the North Sea. Orders have been placed at Ampelmann’s Abderdeen (Scotland) and Hamburg (Germany) offices and come from the Norwegian companies BOA, Volstad,…

GEOxyz to perform geophysical Survey for IJmuiden Ver

Belgian survey company GEOxyz BVBA has been awarded a contract from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) to carry out the geophysical investigations at the Wind Farm Zone IJmuiden Ver. The geophysical investigations are required to obtain soil information at the wind farm zone which will be made available to all potential bidders in the future tenders. There…

IHC and MARIN reach milestone in autonomous SOV project

Royal IHC and MARIN reached a milestone last week when they successfully completed the last phase of model testing in their autonomous service operation vessel (SOV) project. Royal IHC (IHC) and MARIN are working together on developing an autonomous SOV which should lead to improved (time) efficiency. IHC has developed technology that will allow one…

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.…

New energy port near IJmuiden to support planned adjacent offshore wind farms

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the province of Noord-Holland, the municipality of Velsen, Tata Steel, Seaport IJmuiden and Port of Amsterdam have agreed to transform the Averijhaven port area nearby IJmuiden into an Energy Port. A covenant was signed today for this purpose. With its strategic position, this Energy Port could support, amongst…

The Netherlands in fifth place in offshore wind capacity in Europe in 2019

Today, WindEurope, the European wind association, released its annual offshore wind report. According to the report, Europe installed a record amount of 3.6 GW of new offshore wind capacity in 2019, bringing the cumulative capacity to 22 GW. The Netherlands is in fifth place in cumulative capacity although it did not connect any new turbines…