Tag Archive for O&M

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…

DHSS IJmuiden to serve Hollandse Kust Zuid during commissioning phase

DHSS’s offshore logistics terminal in Port of IJmuiden has been selected as the marshalling, storage and logistics facility, for the 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm zone during the commissioning phase. HKZ, a project by Vattenfall, will feature 140 Siemens Gamesa, type SG 11.0-200 DD, 11 MW offshore turbines. Installation and commissioning…

Dutch post 2030 offshore wind employment outlook

Offshore wind plays an important role to achieve CO2-neutral electricity production by 2050 in the Netherlands. In 2030, the Netherlands has the ambition, outlined in the Roadmap 2030, to have 11.5 GW offshore wind installed. The roll-out of offshore wind power in the Dutch section of the North Sea, however, will continue after 2030. A…

Van Oord secures 4-year O&M contract with Vattenfall

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has awarded Van Oord a 4-year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) contract, with the option for one more year. The contract includes planned and unplanned maintenance campaigns for approximately 600 Vattenfall wind turbine generators (WTGs). Working through its MPI Offshore organisation, Van Oord will provide jack-up and associated lifting services for main…

IX Wind’s O&M simulation software selected for Japanese OWF

Dutch consultancy IX Wind has been selected by an undisclosed developer for analysing and planning O&M costs and strategies for an offshore wind project in Japan. The company will use its O&M simulation software SOMOS7. IX Wind is focused on due diligence and techno-e economic consultancy. The company developed the SOMOS7 (Strategic Operation and Maintenance Optimization…

MHI Vestas receives new Service Operation Vessel

On Wednesday 4 September, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s new Service Operation Vessel (SOV) ESVAGT Albert Betz was christened in the Eemshaven. The new vessel will be servicing the German offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht for the next 15 years. The SOV ESVAGT Albert Betz was built by ESVAGT. It is the second delivered to MHI…

Kenz Figee designs innovative up-tower crane

Kenz Figee has designed and built a new innovative up-tower crane for LiftWerx, a Canadian specialist in alternative lifting solutions for wind turbine corrective repairs. The new crane, the GenHookTM , is designed to perform major corrective repairs in wind turbine nacelles. The Dutch supplier and service provider of tailor-made cranes and lifting solutions worked…