ScottishPower Renewables has awarded international fabrication outfit Lamprell a contract to supply turbine jacket foundations for its 714MW East Anglia 1 offshore wind farm in the UK.
Posted by Charles Decuir on November 21, 2016 4:55 PM EST
From a helicopter, it looks like just another North Sea oil rig, a grey cube supported by massive yellow pillars, 90 kilometers (56 miles) off western Denmark.
But the DanTysk facility is the world’s first accommodation platform for offshore wind, which is borrowing techniques and labor from the crisis-hit oil sector as it tries to cut costs and end an addiction to state subsidies.
Posted by Web Master 6 on November 8, 2016 9:35 AM EST
Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) proposed to develop a wind farm on a site in the North Sea around 15 km off the Angus coastline which will cover an area of approximately 150 km2 and would consist of up to 1GW of generation capacity.
Posted by Charles Decuir on November 7, 2016 9:35 AM EST
The subject of developing a document on a standardised boat landing was identified by the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Renewable Energy Workgroup as one of the areas where there could be benefits, both in terms of cost reduction and safety improvement, for marine operations for renewable energy.
Posted by Charles Decuir on September 27, 2016 4:35 PM EDT
Dredging and marine construction activities specialist Jan De Nul NV last week said it has completed the installation of the foundations for the 165-MW Nobelwind offshore wind farm in Belgium.
Jan De Nul said that all 51 foundations are now fitted with the associated transition pieces for the installation of the tower segments. The wind farm is expected to be completed in the first half of 2017.
Posted by Web Master 6 on September 9, 2016 10:35 AM EDT
C-Power has appointed Sirris/OWI-Lab to help it investigate the ageing process in foundations for offshore windfarms. “Foundations are exposed to extreme conditions at sea,” said the companies. “Monitoring the structures will enable C-Power to keep track of the ageing process and plan maintenance work in an informed way.”
Posted by Charles Decuir on September 6, 2016 9:10 AM EDT
Belgium technology centre OWI-Lab is working with operator C-Power and the Brussels university VUB to investigate the ageing process of foundations at the 325MW Thornton Bank projects.
Posted by Charles Decuir on August 31, 2016 9:05 AM EDT
Sif Holding (AMS:SIFG), a Netherlands-based maker of steel tubulars, recorded a strong increase in first-half EBITDA, driven by its offshore wind business.
In the first six months of 2016, normalised earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased by 52% year-on-year to EUR 36.9 million (USD 40.6m), the company, whose products are used as foundations in the offshore wind, oil and gas industries, said on Thursday.
Posted by Charles Decuir on July 27, 2016 5:20 AM EDT
Svanen, Van Oord’s heavy-lift installation vessel, has completed the last of the 32 foundations at DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank Extension project, located 8 kilometers off the U.K. coast in Liverpool Bay.