project update

project update

Seajacks Scylla to install monopiles at Veja Mate

Seajacks Scylla is currently under construction at Samsung Heavy Industry’s Geoje Yard. (Photo: Seajacks)

Seajacks has been awarded the foundation installation contract for the Veja Mate offshore wind farm. The vessel Seajacks Scylla, currently under construction at Samsung Heavy Industry’s Geoje Yard, will be installing 67 XL monopiles.

ABB hands over DolWin1 grid connection

The DolWin1 grid connection can integrate 800 MW of offshore wind power. (Photo: ABB)

ABB has handed over the DolWin1 offshore grid connection to the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT. The 800 MW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link connects offshore wind farms around 75 km off the German coast in the DolWin cluster, with the country’s transmission grid.

Trianel wind farm Borkum at full capacity in trial operation


The turbines had to wait one year for the grid connection. Now, all 40 turbines at Trianel wind farm Borkum are finally in trial operation. (Photo: Trianel / dpa)

The Trianel wind farm Borkum is connected to the grid and producing electricity at full power. Approximately one year after completion, all 40 turbines are now in trial operation. The delay was caused by the grid connection.

First monopiles for the Gemini successfully installed


Installing the first monopile by the Aeolus on July 1st. (Photo: Gimini)

The first monopiles at the Gemini offshore wind farm have been successfully installed. The 600 MW wind farm is expected to be fully operational by 2017.

Construction begins at the Sandbank offshore wind farm


The offshore wind farm Sandbank is being built right next to DanTysk on the border of Danish territorial waters. (Illustration: Vattenfall)

Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München have begun construction on the offshore wind farm Sandbank. The first of 72 foundations has been driven into the seabed, and the 576-MW wind farm is scheduled to go into operation in 2017.

Siemens receives record long-term service contract

Siemens not only got the order to supply and install 67 wind turbines for Veja Mate offshore wind farm, but also a service contract for 15 years. This makes the deal the largest wind service order ever for Siemens in Germany.

Bilfinger gets first order for Polish facility

The order for 91 transition pieces for Race Bank is the first one for Bilfinger’s production site in Szczecin, Poland. (Photo: Bilfinger)

Bilfinger Mars Offshore received from Dong Energy the order of 91 transition pieces for Race Bank offshore wind farm. For Bilfinger Mars Offshore, the order is the starting signal for the production at the new facility in the Polish city of Szczecin.

Siemens to equip Race Bank

Siemens will supply 91 wind turbines for Race Bank offshore wind farm in Great Britain, each with a capacity of 6 MW. The order is part of the frame agreement with Dong Energy concluded in 2012.

Alstom receives first turbine order from Germany

The first Haliade out at sea was installed in the Belgian offshore wind farm Belwin. (Photo: Alstom)

Merkur Offshore has signed a binding Turbine Supply Agreement and Balance of Plant Contract with Alstom and DEME for the construction of the Merkur Offshore wind farm, including supply and installation of 66 Alstom Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbines. Additionally, Alstom has signed a long-term service and maintenance contract.

Siemens and Prysmian hand over HelWin2 to TenneT


With HelWin2, Siemens handed over its fourth offshore grid connection to TenneT. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens has handed over a further offshore grid connection to TenneT. With HelWin2 Siemens’ fourth direct current grid link is now in commercial operation. HelWin2 has a transmission capacity of 690 MW.