TELMAR - News http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:28:04 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Top News of the Week, 16 – 22 April 2018 http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23266-top-news-of-the-week-16-–-22-april-2018 http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23266-top-news-of-the-week-16-–-22-april-2018

Posted on April 22, 2018 with tags April 2018[1], Top News of the Week[2].

References

  1. ^April 2018 (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^Top News of the Week (www.offshorewind.biz)
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Posted on April 22, 2018 with tags April 2018[1], Top News of the Week[2].

References

  1. ^April 2018 (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^Top News of the Week (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:48:00 +0200
GeoSea Installs All Merkur Transition Pieces http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23265-geosea-installs-all-merkur-transition-pieces http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23265-geosea-installs-all-merkur-transition-pieces

GeoSea has installed all of the transition pieces at the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea using A2SEA’s jack-up vessel Sea Challenger.

GeoSea Installs All Merkur Transition PiecesImage source: Merkur Offshore GmbH

In total, Sea Challenger installed 66 transition pieces at the site located some 45km to the north of the island of Borkum.

The Buss Orange Blue Terminal in

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GeoSea has installed all of the transition pieces at the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea using A2SEA’s jack-up vessel Sea Challenger.

GeoSea Installs All Merkur Transition PiecesImage source: Merkur Offshore GmbH

In total, Sea Challenger installed 66 transition pieces at the site located some 45km to the north of the island of Borkum.

The Buss Orange Blue Terminal in Eemshaven served as the logistics hub for the project. The terminal hadsigned a contract[1] with GeoSea, the owner[2] of A2SEA, to accommodate the temporary storage, final assembly and transportation of the transition pieces to the wind farm via a jack-up vessel.

GeoSea Installs All Merkur Transition PiecesImage source: Merkur Offshore GmbH

The Merkur offshore wind farm will feature 66 GE HaliadeTM 150-6MW wind turbines, the first one of which was installed[3] in early March.

The wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in 2018.

Merkur Offshore GmbH, the developer of the wind farm, is a joint venture between Partners Group, InfraRed Capital Partners, DEME Concessions and Coriolis.

Posted on April 20, 2018 with tags A2SEA[4], GeoSea[5], Merkur[6], Sea Challenger[7], Transition pieces[8].

References

  1. ^a contract (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^the owner (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^was installed (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^A2SEA (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^GeoSea (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^Merkur (www.offshorewind.biz)
  7. ^Sea Challenger (www.offshorewind.biz)
  8. ^Transition pieces (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:33:00 +0200
Liebherr-MCCtec Starts Building Orion’s Giant Crane http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23264-liebherr-mcctec-starts-building-orion’s-giant-crane http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23264-liebherr-mcctec-starts-building-orion’s-giant-crane
Liebherr-MCCtec Starts Building Orion’s Giant CraneImage source: Liebherr[1]

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH marked the production start of the HLC, Liebherr’s biggest offshore crane, which will be mounted on DEME Group’s Orion, a next-generation offshore installation vessel.

The start of the production was marked by a “flange laying ceremony” in early April, Liebherr said. A  flange with a diame

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Liebherr-MCCtec Starts Building Orion’s Giant CraneImage source: Liebherr[1]

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH marked the production start of the HLC, Liebherr’s biggest offshore crane, which will be mounted on DEME Group’s Orion, a next-generation offshore installation vessel.

The start of the production was marked by a “flange laying ceremony” in early April, Liebherr said. A  flange with a diameter of more than 15 metres was set by representatives from DEME, GeoSea, and COSCO shipyard from China, the builders[2] of the vessel.

In the following months, several thousand tonnes of steel will be formed, welded and assembled to produce the giant crane. The crane’s boom is 160 metres long and the crane itself has a height of 90 metres.

Assembled on a huge pedestal, the crane has a lifting height of up to 180 metres – almost twice as high as the Statue of Liberty in New York. With a lifting capacity of 5,000 tonnes at more than 30 metres outreach, the HLC 295000 could lift nine fully loaded A380 planes in one go, Liebherr said.

GeoSea, a subsidiary of DEME, will use the 216.5 metre Orion to handle the heaviest monopiles, jackets, wind turbine components and structures in a single shipment, and install the next generation of giant multi-megawatt wind turbines.

Posted on April 20, 2018 with tags COSCO[3], DEME Group[4], GeoSea[5], Liebherr[6], Orion[7].

References

  1. ^Liebherr-MCCtec Starts Building Orion’s Giant Crane (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^the builders (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^COSCO (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^DEME Group (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^GeoSea (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^Liebherr (www.offshorewind.biz)
  7. ^Orion (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:53:00 +0200
EOLINK Floating Prototype Goes Into Operation http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23263-eolink-floating-prototype-goes-into-operation http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23263-eolink-floating-prototype-goes-into-operation
EOLINK Floating Prototype Goes Into OperationImage source: EOLINK[1]

EOLINK anchored and connected its 1/10 scale 12MW floating wind turbine prototype to the French grid on 19 April.

Earlier this year, the Bretagne-based startup secured funds[2] to install and test the floating wind turbine prototype by receiving EUR 1 million in the first round of funding from investors such as Angels F

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EOLINK Floating Prototype Goes Into OperationImage source: EOLINK[1]

EOLINK anchored and connected its 1/10 scale 12MW floating wind turbine prototype to the French grid on 19 April.

Earlier this year, the Bretagne-based startup secured funds[2] to install and test the floating wind turbine prototype by receiving EUR 1 million in the first round of funding from investors such as Angels Finistere, as well as private investors.

The exact test location has not been disclosed.

In October 2016, EOLINK performed tank testing[3] of a 1:50 scale model of its floating wind turbine, which showed that the turbine can withstand very harsh sea states with low mooring lines tensions (Hs>12m) and that it always faces the wind, even in the worst case scenario: 90° misalignment between wind and waves.

The EOLINK design targets the biggest power/weight ratio in order to get the best-in-class Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) and this is the first time such ratio between the swept area and the floater’s size is tested, the company said.

The concept involves a set of profiled arms instead of a conventional single tower. Having a turbine mounted on a single tower induces vibrations and bending moment at the base, and with floating application this tower is no longer mandatory, EOLINK said, adding that its concept replaces the single tower by a set of thin and profiled arms, making the structure lighter and stiffer and saving on materials used, which leads to decreasing the LCOE.

Posted on April 20, 2018 with tags EOLINK[4], floating wind[5], France[6], prototype[7].

References

  1. ^EOLINK Floating Prototype Goes Into Operation (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^secured funds (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^performed tank testing (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^EOLINK (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^floating wind (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^France (www.offshorewind.biz)
  7. ^prototype (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0200
Belgium to Open Second Offshore Wind Zone http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23262-belgium-to-open-second-offshore-wind-zone http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23262-belgium-to-open-second-offshore-wind-zone
Belgium to Open Second Offshore Wind ZoneImage for illustrative purposes. Source: C-Power/Tom D’Haenens [1]

Belgium plans to open a second offshore wind zone which will allow the development of further 2GW of capacity post-2020, according to Belgium’s Secretary for the North Sea Philippe De Backer. 

The new 221 km2 zone, located near the French border and roughly 35 to 40 kilometres

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Belgium to Open Second Offshore Wind ZoneImage for illustrative purposes. Source: C-Power/Tom D’Haenens [1]

Belgium plans to open a second offshore wind zone which will allow the development of further 2GW of capacity post-2020, according to Belgium’s Secretary for the North Sea Philippe De Backer. 

The new 221 km2 zone, located near the French border and roughly 35 to 40 kilometres offshore, was identified in the country’s new Maritime Spatial Plan which the Council of Ministers will discuss Friday, 20 April.

The wind farms built in the new zone will boost Belgium’s operating offshore wind capacity to 4GW by 2025, providing half of Belgian households with renewably sourced electricity.

“We are going to double the capacity, and in this way we will probably be able to replace one nuclear power station, which must be closed by 2025,” De Backer said during a radio appearance.

The new zone will be offered to developers via a public tender, De Backer said, adding that the government expects the new wind farms could be built without any subsidies.

Posted on April 20, 2018 with tags belgium[2], offshore wind zone[3].

References

  1. ^Belgium to Open Second Offshore Wind Zone (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^belgium (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^offshore wind zone (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:18:00 +0200
Borssele III IV to Feature MHI Vestas 9.5MW Turbines, Sif Monopiles http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23261-borssele-iii-iv-to-feature-mhi-vestas-9-5mw-turbines-sif-monopiles http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23261-borssele-iii-iv-to-feature-mhi-vestas-9-5mw-turbines-sif-monopiles
Borssele III IV to Feature MHI Vestas 9.5MW Turbines, Sif MonopilesImage source: Sif[1]

Sif has won a contract by Van Oord for the production of 77 monopiles for the Borssele III & IV offshore wind project in the Netherlands.

According to Sif, the contract is subject to financial close, with the production of monopiles scheduled from early July until December 2018.

The project was already presented in

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Borssele III IV to Feature MHI Vestas 9.5MW Turbines, Sif MonopilesImage source: Sif[1]

Sif has won a contract by Van Oord for the production of 77 monopiles for the Borssele III & IV offshore wind project in the Netherlands.

According to Sif, the contract is subject to financial close, with the production of monopiles scheduled from early July until December 2018.

The project was already presented in Sif’s order book as exclusive negotiations and will now be presented as a firm contract, bringing the total order book for 2018 at 183Kton, the company said.

Located some 22km offshore Zeeland, the Borssele III & IV wind farm[2] will have a capacity of up to 740MW and will comprise MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines built on monopile foundations without transition pieces, Sif said.

The offshore wind project is being developed by the Blauwwind II consortium which includes Shell, Eneco, Van Oord, and Diamond Generating Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation.

Posted on April 20, 2018 with tags Borssele III & IV[3], monopiles[4], Sif[5], van Oord[6].

References

  1. ^Borssele III & IV to Feature MHI Vestas 9.5MW Turbines, Sif Monopiles (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^the Borssele III & IV wind farm (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^Borssele III & IV (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^monopiles (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^Sif (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^van Oord (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:50:00 +0200
Akrocean Deploys WINDSEA FLiDAR at Fécamp Met Mast http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23260-akrocean-deploys-windsea-flidar-at-fécamp-met-mast http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23260-akrocean-deploys-windsea-flidar-at-fécamp-met-mast
Akrocean Deploys WINDSEA FLiDAR at Fécamp Met MastImage source: Akrocean[1]

French floating LiDAR developer Akrocean has deployed a WINDSEA buoy at the Fécamp met mast as part of the type 2 validation process under the OWA Carbon Trust Roadmap.

WINDSEA is a hybrid LiDAR (wave and solar energy) stabilised and monitored from an onshore control center, according to Matthieu Blandin, Akrocean’s COO.

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Akrocean Deploys WINDSEA FLiDAR at Fécamp Met MastImage source: Akrocean[1]

French floating LiDAR developer Akrocean has deployed a WINDSEA buoy at the Fécamp met mast as part of the type 2 validation process under the OWA Carbon Trust Roadmap.

WINDSEA is a hybrid LiDAR (wave and solar energy) stabilised and monitored from an onshore control center, according to Matthieu Blandin, Akrocean’s COO.

Akrocean reached an agreement to deploy the WINDSEA buoy with the developers of the Fécamp offshore wind project via DNV GL, the certification body for the validation process.

The wind farm is being developed by Eoliennes Offshore des Hautes Falaises, a consortium comprising EDF EN, Enbridge and WPD Offshore.

Bertrand Allanic, Director of the Fécamp offshore wind project, said: “We are creating an industrial sector in France, so it is a great satisfaction to enable the rise of companies’ skills present in the value chain of the sector. The creation and development of AKROCEAN fall within this approach and our teams are pleased to contribute to the emergence of a new player in the Marine Renewable Energy ecosystem.”

The next step for Akrocean is the type 2 validation trial tests of the platform, according to OWA Carbon Trust Roadmap. Equipped with two LiDARs; Zephir and Leosphere, the buoy is installed off the Fécamp coast for a six-month wind measurement campaign.

Maxime Bellorge, Project Manager and Sales Director at Akrocean, said: “This stage, under control of DNV GL, will confirm our ability to provide bankable data to project developers and will enable us to expand our prospection to European and international contractors .”

Akrocean entered the floating LiDAR market in 2017 by winning a public call for tenders from Météo France for a one-year wind measurement campaign on the site of the future offshore wind farm off the Oléron coast.

Posted on April 20, 2018 with tags Akrocean[2], Fécamp[3], lidar[4], OWA Carbon Trust Roadmap[5], WINDSEA[6].

References

  1. ^Akrocean Deploys WINDSEA FLiDAR at Fécamp Met Mast (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^Akrocean (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^Fécamp (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^lidar (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^OWA Carbon Trust Roadmap (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^WINDSEA (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:25:00 +0200
BOEM Calls New York Bight Meeting http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23258-boem-calls-new-york-bight-meeting http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/23258-boem-calls-new-york-bight-meeting
BOEM Calls New York Bight MeetingImage source: BOEM[1]

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding the New York Bight Renewable Energy Intergovernmental Task Force on 9 May in Newark, New Jersey.

The purpose of the event is to provide an update on BOEM’s commercial leasing process for the New York Bight, as well as present preliminary data and analysis that will i

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BOEM Calls New York Bight MeetingImage source: BOEM[1]

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding the New York Bight Renewable Energy Intergovernmental Task Force on 9 May in Newark, New Jersey.

The purpose of the event is to provide an update on BOEM’s commercial leasing process for the New York Bight, as well as present preliminary data and analysis that will inform the Area Identification (Area ID) process.

In addition, the meeting will provide states in the region an opportunity to update the Task Force on state initiatives and activities, BOEM said.

At the event, which will be held at the Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel, the members of the public will have an opportunity to listen and ask questions or give comments.

The BOEM New York Bight Renewable Energy Task Force is an intergovernmental group, with the Task Force members including Federal officials and elected state, local, and tribal officials, and/or designated member representatives.

The Task Force is comprised of both New York and New Jersey Renewable Energy Intergovernmental Task Forces. Two representatives from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland will also be invited to participate.

The New York Bight region represents an area of shallow waters between Long Island to the north and east and the New Jersey coast to the south and west.

BOEM recently published a call[2] to obtain nominations from companies interested in commercial offshore wind energy leases within the four proposed regions in the bight: Fairways North, Fairways South, Hudson North, and Hudson South.

References

  1. ^BOEM Calls New York Bight Meeting (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^recently published a call (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:45:00 +0200