BVGA News Database 2017-08-04T15:33:12+00:00

BVGA News Database

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27/07/2017 Project construction First Monopiles In at Rentel Offshore Wind Farm

The first monopiles have been installed at the Rentel offshore wind farm, according to DEME Group, whose daughter company GeoSea is carrying out the works with its installation vessel Innovation. Rentel, the fifth offshore wind farm to be constructed within the Belgian North Sea, will comprise 42 Siemens D7 type wind turbines, each with an individual installed capacity of 7.35MW.

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27/07/2017 Policy – Rest of Europe Germany Could Exceed Its 2020 Offshore Wind Target Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
27/07/2017 Procurement 8.2 Consulting Inks Another Offshore Wind Deal with Vattenfall

8.2 Consulting AG, with its Dutch partner OrangeWind, was awarded a four-year framework contract by Vattenfall with reference to wind turbine project engineering and interface management tasks for offshore wind farms in Europe. This is already the third framework agreement signed by 8.2 Consulting AG with Vattenfall this year. Prior to this, two contracts for quality surveillance from wind turbine manufacturing through to final commissioning of offshore wind turbines were concluded.

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27/07/2017 Project construction Innovation Returns for Second Batch of Rentel Foundations Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
27/07/2017 Project construction Statoil Confirms First Hywind Turbine Floated Into Place Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
27/07/2017 Planning Taipower, TIPC Building Offshore Wind Terminal at Port of Taichung Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
27/07/2017 Project construction Simon Stevin to Rock Borkum Riffgrund 2 Seabed Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
27/07/2017 Project construction Bourbon Installs Floatgen Mooring System at SEM-REV Site Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
27/07/2017 Technology research, development and demonstration Tecnalia Hits Two-Digit-Megawatt Mark, Patents 10MW Offshore Wind Generator

Tecnalia has led an European consortium for the development of a novel 10MW lightweight and reliable generator based on superconducting materials. The concept has been patented in Europe and the U.S., and a prototype has been built to validate the system. According to Tecnalia, offshore wind companies such as Siemens Gamesa, GE and Ingeteam have shown high interest in this development.

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27/07/2017 Company news Siemens Gamesa Integrates Adwen in Its Offshore Business Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
27/07/2017 Procurement Heerema Fabrication Group to Build Albatros OTM Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
27/07/2017 Procurement Corrosion team safeguards Gemini Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
27/07/2017 Funding & M&A – Technology Click Here Tidal & wave Explain this to me…
27/07/2017 Project construction Triton books August heritage tour

UK outfit Allen Archaeology will start survey work in August on the onshore cable route of Innogy and Statkraft’s 900MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, which will be located off the Lincolnshire coast. Allen Archaeology will dig about 300 archaeological trial trenches to build a detailed picture of the historic landscape of the local area as part of preconstruction work for the project.

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27/07/2017 Procurement Diamond jubilee at Burbo 2 Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
27/07/2017 Procurement Roxtec seals Rampion wires

UK outfit Roxtec has designed and supplied cable seals to the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm off the Sussex coast.

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27/07/2017 Health and Safety Vattenfall calls for rescue crew

Vattenfall is in the market for a helicopter, paramedics and telemedicine services for its 288MW DanTysk and 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. Interested parties will need to demonstrate an ability to respond to an emergency in a timely manner, taking into account the exposed location of the projects, weather conditions, and number staff operating the wind farms.

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27/07/2017 Procurement Spaniards forge Norther ties

Spanish outfit Euskalforging is to provide Sif Group with foundation flanges for the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm off the coast of Belgium.
The Spaniards will supply 135 flanges with an outer diameter above 6mm for the foundations and substation.

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27/07/2017 Planning Dong unveils Hornsea 3 secrets

Dong Energy has released the preliminary environmental impact report (PEIR) as part of a third public consultation that kicks off today for the 2.4GW Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm, which will be located off the Norfolk coast.
The report contains a refined 200-metre cable route, which will eventually be narrowed to 80 metres following further consultation, Dong said.

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27/07/2017 Project operations JFMS on point for MeyGen installations Click Here Tidal Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Policy – Rest of World Maryland: New Bill Amendment Jeopardises US Wind, Skipjack Projects

The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a bill amendment that obstructs installing offshore wind turbines within 24 nautical miles (approx. 44 kilometres) from the coast of the State of Maryland, endangering the US Wind and Skipjack projects which were recently awarded Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits from the Public Service Commission.

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21/07/2017 Procurement Acta Orion Accommodates Siemens Team at Race Bank Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Procurement Bibby WaveMaster 1 Hired for Galloper OWF

James Fisher Marine Services, main offshore marine services contractor for the Galloper project, has chartered the new Bibby WaveMaster 1 service operations vessel (SOV) to support the commissioning works on the wind farm. The news comes shortly after the announcement that the SOV was chartered to work on an oil & gas project, reported by our sister site Offshore Energy Today. However, the vessel will first be deployed at the Galloper offshore wind farm in the autumn, before heading to its second project in spring 2018.

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21/07/2017 Technology research, development and demonstration Boskalis to Use New UXO Detection Technology at Borssele Zone Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Project construction SHL Installs Half of Beatrice Foundation Piles

Half of the wind turbine foundation piles have been installed at the Beatrice offshore wind site, the developer informed via social media. The piling is being carried out by Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) with their heavy lift vessel Stanislav Yudin. The piling works started in April, when Stanislav Yudin arrived at the site.

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21/07/2017 Project construction Borkum Riffgrund 2 OSS Jacket In Place

The jacket foundation for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore substation was installed at the offshore construction site on 19 July. The jacket construction was shipped from the production site in the Dutch town of Schiedam to the offshore wind farm site on 14 July, and the installation started in on 17 July.

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21/07/2017 Technology research, development and demonstration Scots launch wave library

Wave Energy Scotland has today launched an online knowledge library providing free access to more than 100 documents gathered from its R&D programmes. The library will be updated with additional reports and details of the projects coming under the WES umbrella including international collaborations and early research on wave energy undertaken in Scotland. It is the first time that outputs generated through the WES programme have been made available from a single source.

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21/07/2017 Company news Iberdrola RE earnings dip Click Here Offshore & onshore wind Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Procurement Fugro surveys Kriegers Flak

Fugro has been contracted by Vattenfall to carry out surveys for the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm off the coast of Denmark. The Dutch outfit will perform geotechnical and geophysical site investigation work, according to the contract award notice.

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21/07/2017 Company news Wind profits Vattenfall Click Here Offshore & onshore wind Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 People and events SSE trumpets Beatrice benefits Click Here Offshore wind Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Technology research, development and demonstration New study sums up lessons for ocean energy development Click Here Tidal & wave Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Funding & M&A – Companies Click Here Tidal Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Company news Administrators sent in at 10MW Dounreay Tri floating wind project

Administrators have been appointed to the 10MW Dounreay Tri floating wind demonstration project off northern Scotland. Swedish foundation designer Hexicon is among a group of shareholders backing the project.

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21/07/2017 Company news Restructuring cloud hovers over German jobs at Adwen ReNews 364, p2 Offshore wind Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Procurement Full contracting roster at 28MW Danish demo ReNews 364, p2 Offshore wind Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Procurement Hornsea monopiles a family affair

Dong is in talks with EEW and Boskalis for the manufacture and installation, respectively, of 58 monopile foundations at its 1.2GW Hornsea 1 wind farm off Yorkshire.

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21/07/2017 Policy – Rest of Europe News in brief

The Netherlands government has lifted a 10MW cap on turbine capacity for the upcoming 20MW Borssele 5 demo zone tender, allowing a single next-generation machine to be installed at the site. Tender rules are due out in late September with bidding set for January 2018.

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21/07/2017 Project construction News in brief ReNews 364, p2 Offshore wind Explain this to me…
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21/07/2017 Policy – Rest of World News in brief ReNews 364, p2 Offshore wind Explain this to me…
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21/07/2017 Planning News in brief

US utility Dominion Energy Virginia has signed an agreement with Dong for construction of a 12MW wind demo off the east coast state. The deal also gives the developer exclusive first rights to commercial-scale project partnerships with the US company.

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21/07/2017 Company news CS Wind gets ready to roll at Campbeltown ReNews 364, p4 Offshore wind Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Planning Good vibe at 340MW Thanet 2 ReNews 364, p4 Offshore wind Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Procurement News in brief ReNews 364, p4 Offshore wind Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Project construction ReNews 364, p6 Offshore wind Explain this to me…
21/07/2017 Project construction Boskalis on UXO duty at 370MW Norther

Boskalis will start clearing unexploded ordinance this month at the 370MW Norther wind farm off Belgium. The job will take several weeks, it is understood, clearing a path for offshore construction to get underway next year. A UXO assessment was recently completed by contractors BomBe, Saricon and Van den Herik Sliedrecht.

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