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Royal IHC presents new solutions for offshore wind farm construction

June 13, 2016

IHC is expanding its extensive product portfolio with the introduction of innovative equipment for offshore wind farm installations. This includes a state-of-the-art, inter-array cable-laying vessel, and integrated jack-ups, both designed to facilitate more efficient operations. Specialized tool for specialist operations Based on knowledge of cable lay operations, from load-out at the cable manufacturer to burial… Continue Reading »

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Saipem Bags USD 487M Worth of Contracts

April 20, 2016

Italian contractor Saipem has been awarded new E&C (Engineering & Construction) contracts valued at approximately €430 million ($487 million). The first is a contract with Statoil, for the lift and mating operations of offshore floating wind turbines for the Hywind Scotland project. The 30 MW project is the first floating wind farm being built by Statoil off… Continue Reading »

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Nordsee One Foundations Installation Complete

April 20, 2016

GeoSea, a part of DEME Group, has completed installation of all 54 foundations, including monopiles and transition pieces, for the 332 MW Nordsee One offshore wind project located in the North Sea. According to, Northland Power, one of the owners of the project with 85% interest, the foundations are up to 70 meters tall, and each one… Continue Reading »

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Partrac Secures Dudgeon Metocean Contract

April 20, 2016

Partrac has been selected by Statoil to provide real-time wave and current measurement services for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm. Partrac has been contracted to manage the deployment and maintenance of the equipment and the delivery of real-time waves and current data over the duration of the construction phase of the development. The company chose a… Continue Reading »

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DONG Energy Hires Hughes SSE for OWF Subsea Inspection

April 15, 2016

DONG Energy has signed a contract with a UK-based Hughes Sub Sea Engineering (Hughes SSE) for the undertaking of a subsea inspection campaign. Merseyside-based firm will conduct a subsea inspection, examining various components of offshore wind turbine foundations and cabling at DONG Energy offshore wind farms located in Denmark and Germany. The campaign will comprise… Continue Reading »

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ABB Wins Belgian Offshore Wind Farm Cable Gig

April 7, 2016

ABB has won an order worth around $80 million from Rentel NV in Belgium to deliver a cable system that will connect the offshore substation at the Rentel wind farm located off the Belgian coast to the mainland close to Zeebrugge. ABB will design, manufacture and install the approximately 40 kilometer long extruded three-core 220-kilovolt… Continue Reading »

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First Dudgeon OWF Monopile Installed

April 7, 2016

Statoil has started marine installations on the Dudgeon offshore wind park with the first monopile foundation installed offshore Norfolk, England.  The first monopile foundation was installed and fixed to the seabed by the crane vessel Oleg Strashnov on the Dudgeon bank, 32 kilometers from the coastal town of Cromer. In total, 67 turbines will be installed… Continue Reading »

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Aqualis Offshore Secures Race Bank Deal

March 31, 2016

Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by A2SEA to perform engineering consultancy services for its offshore wind farm installation work at the DONG Energy’s Race Bank offshore wind farm. Aqualis Offshore’s London-office will provide engineering services including geotechnical and structural site assessments where A2SEA’s SEA INSTALLER jack-up vessel will install the 91 Siemens 6MW wind turbines… Continue Reading »

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Norfolk Marine Completes Scroby Sands Bathymetric Survey

March 30, 2016

Norfolk Marine’s WFS & Survey vessel the Norfolk Swift has completed a five turbine bathymetric survey at E.ON’s Scroby Sands offshore wind farm. The Scroby Sands OWF consists of 30 2MW wind turbines located 2.5 km offshore Great Yarmouth on the coast of East Anglia. The survey was the final section of works to a… Continue Reading »

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Fugro Seacore to Recover Rampion Lattice Met Mast

March 30, 2016

E.ON has filed an application to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to remove lattice met mast that collapsed at the Rampion offshore wind farm site. The lattice met mast collapsed in 2014 and sunk to the seabed alongside the met mast platform. Fugro Seacore, the company that installed the met mast on behalf of E.ON… Continue Reading »

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