project update

project update

Siemens completed further offshore grid connection


With a capacity of 864 MW SylWin alpha is actually the world’s most powerful offshore converter station. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens has handed over SylWin1, the third North Sea grid connection this year, to its customer TenneT. With a capacity of 864 MW SylWin1 is the world’s most powerful offshore grid connection.

Bitek will clear the way for Nordergründe


The German ordnance clearance service Bitek Bergungsdienst was awarded a contract by grid operator TenneT to clear the path for offshore wind farm Nordergründe.

The company will survey a 28 km long undersea cable route for the grid connection of Nordergründe, to locate and remove any present ordnance.

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Bladt secures another jacket-order


Besides being one of the market leaders within production of offshore monopile foundations and substations, Bladt has by this order also gained a leading position within jacket fabrication for the offshore wind business. (Photo: Bladt)

Iberdrola has selected Bladt Industries as foundation supplier for the Wikinger offshore wind farm situated in the German part of the Baltic Sea. Iberdrola and Bladt Industries have signed a contract for the fabrication of 41 jacket foundations and 164 pin piles.

Alstom wins 3-year service contract for Sheringham Shoal


Alstom has won a three-year service contract for the substations at the 317 MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm in England, off the coast of North Norfolk. Sheringham Shoal features 88 Siemens turbines with a capacity of 3.6 MW each.

First wind turbine for Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm installed


The Aeolus installation vessel (Photo: Van Oord)

The first wind turbine of the offshore wind farm Luchterduinen was installed with the offshore contractor Van Oord’s new transport and installation vessel Aeolus.

Siem Offshore gets awarded contract for Veja Mate


Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore Inc., has been awarded the contract for the turnkey supply and installation package of the inner array grid cable system for the 400 MW Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm. The contract is estimated at a value in excess of € 100 million.

Prysmian awards further grid connection


Prysmian was also in charge of the cable work for the grid connections HelWin1 and BorWin2. (Photo: Prysmian)

Cable manufacturer Prysmian awarded a contract of approximately € 230 million for connecting a German offshore wind farm to the grid. The deal is an activation of an option within a contract signed in May 2014 with grid operator 50Hertz.

Windreich finds an investor for MEG 1

GeoSea's jack-up vessel Innovation performing installation works at Westermost Rough. The company will also be involved in the construction of MEG 1. (Photo: DEME)

The insolvent German project developer Windreich will be receiving some support with the development of the offshore wind farm MEG 1. DEME Concessions is getting in on the project.

Siemens signs service extension for Rhyl Flats

Siemens will provide service and maintenance for Rhyl Flats for another 15 years. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens has signed a 15-year post-warranty service agreement extension for Rhyl Flats. It’s the first of its kind for Siemens.

Vattenfall wins concession for Horns Rev 3

Vattenfall owns 60 % of the wind farm Horns Rev 1 and now won the concession for Horns Rev 3. (Photo: Vattenfall)

Vattenfall has won the concession to build and operate the offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 outside the Danish west coast. The offered price of 77 ore/kWh (10,3 €-ct/kWh) was the most competitive bid.