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GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype reaches next step in certification process

GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype which is currently operating at the Sif premises in Rotterdam Maasvlakte 2, has received a provisional type certificate from international certification DNV GL. The certification, IECRE Provisional RNA Component Certificate, demonstrates GE’s Haliade-X prototype has the highest safety and quality standards. It brings the currently largest offshore wind…

Green light for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall has taken its final investment decision for the 1,500 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm. In 2023, the project, located approximately 22 km off the coast of the Zuid-Holland province, will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Offshore constructions will start in 2021. The wind farm is to be completed in 2023.…

DEME completes foundation installation work in Borssele 1&2

DEME Offshore’s installation vessel Innovation has completed the installation of the last monopile foundation at the 752 MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm. Over the past five months it installed 94 foundations in total. The wind farm is a project by Ørsted and is planned to be completed by the end of 2020. The foundation…

Sif marks 2,000th monopile milestone

Dutch steel producer Sif announced it has produced its 2,000th monopile. The company started producing its first monopile in 2002, for the Danish offshore wind farm Horns Rev. The 2,000th monopile will be used in the Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm which is currently being built by Ørsted off the coast of the…

Bladt Industries sends out last transition pieces for Borssele 1+2

The last 6 transition pieces and anode boxes for the 752 MW Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm left Bladt Industries manufacturing facility in Aalborg, Denmark last week.  Bladt Industries was awarded the contract for the production of 35 transition pieces (TP) by wind farm owner Ørsted in October 2018. In December that same…

Start foundation construction at Borssele 1 + 2 OWF

Over the weekend the first monopile foundations have been installed at the 752 MW Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm, project owner Ørsted reported. The wind farm, the first in the Netherlands for the Danish developer, is planned to be fully operational by the end of this year. It will then be the largest…

Vattenfall also wins Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4

Today, 10 July, RVO.nl (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) announced the winner of the tender for the 760 MW Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 offshore wind development site. It will be the second subsidy-free offshore wind farm to be built in Dutch waters. In March 2018, the Swedish company also won the permit for the subsidy-free…

Foundation suppliers Borssele 1+2 announced

Ørsted announced the suppliers for the monopiles and transition pieces for the 752 MW offshore wind farm Borssele 1+2. Sif and EEW SPC received the contract for the delivery of half of the 94 monopile foundations for the Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines while Danish Bladt Industries and EEW OSB will deliver 35 transition pieces,…

Successful first offshore installation Slip Joint connection

On 30 September the Slip Joint Offshore Research (SJOR)-consortium successfully installed the DOT wind turbine in the Prinses Amaliawindpark offshore wind farm, off the coast of IJmuiden. The turbine was installed on a monopile foundation using the Slip Joint, an alternative connection between the turbine and the foundation based on friction, where the weight ensures…

Sif Group ziet productie dalen door kapotte walsrol

Sif Group, producent van stalen funderingspijlers voor windmolens en de olie- en gassector, zag de productie in het eerste kwartaal van 2018 met 18 procent dalen ten opzichte van het vorige kwartaal. Volgens een ‘trading update’ van het bedrijf bleef de productie vooral achter door een defecte walsrol. Daarnaast kampte Sif met problemen aan de…