project update

project update

Xodus to support SMEs in growth of Scottish offshore wind supply chain

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Aberdeen Bay windfarm (pict. Richard Crighton)

Scottish Enterprise has appointed global energy consultancy Xodus Group to the role of Offshore Wind Cluster Builder to develop and grow the offshore wind supply chain across Scotland.

Dogger Bank reveals world-first in HVDC offshore platforms, slashing topside weight by 70%

Working closely with platform manufacturer Aibel, Dogger Bank Wind Farm will use an unmanned HVDC substation design – a world-first, slashing weight and cost. Upon first installation in Dogger Bank A during 2023, the project’s HVDC facility will also become the largest-ever at 1.2GW, marking a tremendous scale up from the previous industry benchmark of 0.8GW (pict.: Aibel)

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is breaking yet more records as the project announces a revolutionary platform design, unveiling the world’s first unmanned High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) offshore substation.

Emission-free: Enercon is the first one to use the new way of rotor blade assembling

The rotor blade lifter RBC from ematec which is able to take on and handle all blade shapes available on the market. (pict: ematec)

The German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon will in future rely on cutting-edge technology made in Germany. From March 2021 on, Enercon will be the first wind turbine manufacturer worldwide to use six completely emission-free rotor blade lifters from the specialist provider ematec AG from Memmingerberg (Bavaria).

EEW Group delivers 123 Pin Piles for Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms

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Pin Piles for Greater Changhua OWF at Gwangyang Port (pict. EEW GROUP)

The EEW Group is pleased to announce that the production of 123 pin piles for the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms project has been successfully completed.

RWE chooses Van Oord for foundations and array cables at Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

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Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus will be used on Sofia (pict. RWE Renewables)

RWE, the world’s number two in offshore wind, has advanced the development of Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. The company has selected the international marine contractor Van Oord as the preferred supplier for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables, for one of the world’s largest offshore wind projects.

He Dreiht offshore wind farm: EnBW awards contract for project certification

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EnBW has awarded the contract in the EU-wide tender for project certification of the EnBW He Dreiht offshore wind farm to Bureau Veritas Industry Services GmbH.

MHIV and Total, new partners of Ideol on Eolmed project

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MHI Vestas and Total formally announced their involvement in the Eolmed project this week (pict. Ideol)

MHIV and Total formally announced their involvement in the Eolmed project this week. These internationally recognized leaders and the project developer QAIR have agreed to combine their respective know-how’s and efforts to successfully develop and execute this 30MW pilot project.

Monopiles for new wind farm in the Baltic Sea

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Liebherr TCC 78000 heavy-duty crane loads 72 monopiles for the largest Danish offshore wind farm "Kriegers Flak" (pict. Liebherr)

Liebherr heavy-duty crane TCC 78000 loads 72 monopiles for the largest Danish offshore wind farm "Kriegers Flak.

EnBW and aerodyn test model for floating wind turbines for first time in Germany

Nezzy² in Hymendorf (pict. EnBW/Jan Oelker)

Two wind turbines on a precast concrete floating platform: that, basically, is Nezzy2. This 18 metre tall, 1:10-scale prototype is being tested by EnBW and aerodyn engineering, a north German engineering company, in a flooded gravel pit near Bremerhaven. Next, this summer, Nezzy2 is to prove itself in wind and wave conditions in the Baltic Sea.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions supports Risk Awareness Training for Siemens Gamesa offshore employees

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(pict. DuPont Sustainable Solutions)

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has begun working with Siemens Gamesa's Offshore business unit on training the organization of approximately 6,000 employees in developing greater risk awareness to improve safety.

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