Offshore project progress - 8 April

WORLDWIDE: Recent project updates from offshore sites in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Belgium and the US.

The first foundation has been installed at Statkraft, Statoil and Masdars 402MW Dudgeon offshore project in the UK North Sea
The first foundation has been installed at Statkraft, Statoil and Masdars 402MW Dudgeon offshore project in the UK North Sea


Project connected: Full power has been achieved at Westermeerwind. The 144MW wind farm comprises 48 Siemens 3MW turbines and lies in the Ijsselmeer lake in the Netherlands.

It forms the near shore part of Noordoostpolder wind complex. 29-Mar-16



Vessel charter: The MPI Adventure vessel has been contracted to assist with the commissioning works of the substations at Vattenfall's 288MW Sandbank's offshore project.

The vessel will provide accommodation services, lifting operations and provision of supplies.

The project is under construction in the German North Sea, to the west of the Isle of Sylt. The 72 Siemens 4MW turbines will also be installed from the MPI Adventure, from this summer. 30-Mar-16


Hornsea Project One

Cable supply: ABB has won an order worth more than $250 million from Dong Energy to supply a 220-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage cable system to Hornsea Project One.

It will supply alternating current submarine cable systems to the project, which will transmit power over the 120-kilometre distance from the offshore wind farm to the east coast of England.

The 1.2GW Hornsea Project One is planned for a site in the UK North Sea. 31-Mar-16


Cape Wind

Set-back: A Massachusetts state agency has recommended that the 468MW Cape Wind offshore project be denied a two-year extension of permits for two subsea and underground cables.

In a preliminary recommendation, staff at the Energy Facilities Siting Board said that the request to extend the permits until 1 May 2017 should be denied.

They say the developer has not demonstrated that it will be able to start construction by mid-2017 due to a series of delays. 31-Mar-16



Service base: Siemens is to develop an offshore service hub in Eemshaven, Nethernlands, from where it will install and maintain the 600MW Gemini.

A contract has been signed with EMS Maritime Offshore, for the construction and operation of a base at the Dutch port.

Siemens will supply and install Gemini's 150 SWT-4.0-130 turbines and provide O&M services for 15 years. 4-Apr-16



First monopiles: Offshore construction has commenced at Dudgeon with the installation of the first of the 67 monopiles.

The Oleg Strashnovis vessel is being deployed at the UK North Sea project site off the east of England.

The 402MW project is co-owned by Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar and is due for completion in 2017. 5-Apr-16



Cable order: ABB has won an order worth around $80 million from Rentel NV, to supply the cable system that will connect Rentel's offshore substation to shore.

ABB will design, manufacture and install the 40 kilometer long, 220kV alternating current system, which will have a transmission capacity of around 300MW.

The 294MW Rentel project is being developed in Belgian North Sea. 5-Apr-16


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