TELMAR - News http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:22:04 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Huisman Preparing Aeolus for New 1600-Tonne Crane http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22706-huisman-preparing-aeolus-for-new-1600-tonne-crane http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22706-huisman-preparing-aeolus-for-new-1600-tonne-crane

Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus is currently docked alongside Huisman’s fabrication facility in Schiedam, where it is undergoing preparations for the installation of a new 1,600t crane, after being fitted with a stronger, broader deck at Damen’s Schiedam yard.

Huisman Preparing Aeolus for New 1600-Tonne CranePhoto: Dick Hill/ Navingo

The new 1,600t crane will be placed on the new leg-encircling pedestal

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Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus is currently docked alongside Huisman’s fabrication facility in Schiedam, where it is undergoing preparations for the installation of a new 1,600t crane, after being fitted with a stronger, broader deck at Damen’s Schiedam yard.

Huisman Preparing Aeolus for New 1600-Tonne CranePhoto: Dick Hill/ Navingo

The new 1,600t crane will be placed on the new leg-encircling pedestal on the port side.

The old 900t crane was removed in the fall of 2017, when the new larger support for the base of the crane around the port aft leg was fitted.

There are no specifics on the completion of the Aeolus upgrade, however, according to the announcement[1] of the contract between Damen and Van Oord from March 2017, the upgraded vessel is expected to be operational this spring.

Damen has been responsible for the installation of a new accommodation unit providing accommodation for an extra 25 persons, a strengthened main deck raised some 1m above the existing main deck, and sponsons placed for most of the length of each side of the vessel, adding an extra 3m to the breadth of the main deck. The new main deck sections were constructed at other Damen sites and shipped to Schiedam on the inland water way.

The new crane housing A frame and boom is being constructed by Huisman Engineering in the fabrication facility neighbouring Damen’s site in Schiedam, where it will now be installed and commissioned.

Reporting: Dick Hill, Offshore WIND/ Navingo; Editing: Offshore WIND Staff

Posted on February 20, 2018 with tags Aeolus[2], Damen[3], huisman[4], upgrade[5].

References

  1. ^the announcement (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^Aeolus (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^Damen (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^huisman (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^upgrade (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:53:00 +0100
Olympic Taurus to Use SMST Gangway During East Anglia ONE Works http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22707-olympic-taurus-to-use-smst-gangway-during-east-anglia-one-works http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22707-olympic-taurus-to-use-smst-gangway-during-east-anglia-one-works
Olympic Taurus to Use SMST Gangway During East Anglia ONE WorksImage source: SMST[1]

Olympic Subsea has contracted SMST to provide and install a motion compensated gangway on the multipurpose offshore vessel Olympic Taurus.

The gangway will be used while Olympic Taurus is deployed on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind project in the UK, where the vessel will assist Van Oord[2] during the installation of

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Olympic Taurus to Use SMST Gangway During East Anglia ONE WorksImage source: SMST[1]

Olympic Subsea has contracted SMST to provide and install a motion compensated gangway on the multipurpose offshore vessel Olympic Taurus.

The gangway will be used while Olympic Taurus is deployed on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind project in the UK, where the vessel will assist Van Oord[2] during the installation of jacket foundations.

Under the contract, SMST will provide the Telescopic Access Bridge M-Series gangway, including stacking modules for working at heights.

The mobilization of the gangway onboard Olympic Taurus will take place at the beginning of March, SMST said, adding that the vessel will be working on the wind farm for about half a year.

A group of Olympic Subsea operators has undergone theoretical and practical training sessions at SMST’s premises in Drachten, the Netherlands, to prepare for operating the access bridge.

According to SMST, the M-series gangway has a small footprint, is transportable by a normal container truck, can be mobilized quickly in one lift and has a large operational window. The system is remotely controlled by the vessel’s crew, does not need large generators and is inexpensive to operate, the company said.

Located 43km offshore Suffolk in the UK, the 714MW East Anglia ONE will comprise 102 Siemens 7MW turbines expected to be fully commissioned in 2020.

Posted on February 20, 2018 with tags East Anglia One[3], Gangway[4], Olympic Subsea[5], Olympic Taurus[6], SMST[7].

References

  1. ^Olympic Taurus to Use SMST Gangway During East Anglia ONE Works (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^Van Oord (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^East Anglia One (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^Gangway (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^Olympic Subsea (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^Olympic Taurus (www.offshorewind.biz)
  7. ^SMST (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:48:00 +0100
Van Oord Chooses NSW Cables for DeBu Inter-Array Grid http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22705-van-oord-chooses-nsw-cables-for-debu-inter-array-grid http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22705-van-oord-chooses-nsw-cables-for-debu-inter-array-grid
Van Oord Chooses NSW Cables for DeBu Inter-Array GridImage source: General Cable Corporation/NSW[1]

Van Oord has awarded Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW), a subsidiary of General Cable Corporation, to design, produce and deliver 45km of medium-voltage submarine power cables for the inter-array grid of the DeBu (former Deutsche Bucht) offshore wind farm.

The delivery of the cables is scheduled

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Van Oord Chooses NSW Cables for DeBu Inter-Array GridImage source: General Cable Corporation/NSW[1]

Van Oord has awarded Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW), a subsidiary of General Cable Corporation, to design, produce and deliver 45km of medium-voltage submarine power cables for the inter-array grid of the DeBu (former Deutsche Bucht) offshore wind farm.

The delivery of the cables is scheduled for spring 2019.

Van Oord, the Balance of Plant contractor[2] (BoP) for the project, will use a specialised vessel to install the wind farm’s inter-array cables.

The 252MW DeBu offshore wind farm is located in the German North Sea, some 95km north-west of the island of Borkum.

The wind farm is owned and developed by Canada’s Northland Power and comprises 31 MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW wind turbines optimised to deliver an output of 8.4MW.

The full commissioning is slated for late 2019.

Posted on February 20, 2018 with tags DeBu[3], Deutsche Bucht[4], General Cable Corporation[5], inter-array cabling[6], Northland Power[7], NSW[8], van Oord[9].

References

  1. ^Van Oord Chooses NSW Cables for DeBu Inter-Array Grid (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^the Balance of Plant contractor (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^DeBu (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^Deutsche Bucht (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^General Cable Corporation (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^inter-array cabling (www.offshorewind.biz)
  7. ^Northland Power (www.offshorewind.biz)
  8. ^NSW (www.offshorewind.biz)
  9. ^van Oord (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:35:00 +0100
ST3 Offshore Starts Loading Borkum Riffgrund 2 Jackets http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22704-st3-offshore-starts-loading-borkum-riffgrund-2-jackets http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22704-st3-offshore-starts-loading-borkum-riffgrund-2-jackets
ST3 Offshore Starts Loading Borkum Riffgrund 2 JacketsImage source: ST3 Offshore[1]

ST3 Offshore is currently loading out the first jacket foundations for Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm at its serial manufacturing plant in Stettin, Poland.

The first two jackets have already been loaded onto a barge. After loading the third jacket, the barge will be ready to depart for Cuxhaven,

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ST3 Offshore Starts Loading Borkum Riffgrund 2 JacketsImage source: ST3 Offshore[1]

ST3 Offshore is currently loading out the first jacket foundations for Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm at its serial manufacturing plant in Stettin, Poland.

The first two jackets have already been loaded onto a barge. After loading the third jacket, the barge will be ready to depart for Cuxhaven, Germany.

The sail-out is expected next week, weather permitting.

The foundations will be assembled with the suction buckets in Cuxhaven, ST3 Offshore said.

After all certifications and TOCs are in place, the next three jackets will be ready for transport, which is expected by the end of this month.

“The load out proceeding is a difficult venture, both as an operational and as a logistic process,” said Adam Kowalski, Vice-President of the Management Board at ST3 Offshore.

“The huge 120 m gantry crane, which is used by the operations, is our great advantage, but in the same time it forces us to be extremely careful and to adjust works to weather requirements. Strong winds, fog, bad visibility make some works impossible.”

ST3 Offshore is in charge of producing and assembling 20 jacket foundations for the wind farm, with the Belfast-based Harland and Wolff (H&W) supplying[2] the suction buckets.

Northern Ireland’s marine manufacturer fabricated and exported[3] the first 24 suction buckets to ST3 Offshore earlier this month.

The 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 is located 38km off the German island of Borkum, next to Borkum Riffgrund 1.

The wind farm will comprise 56 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines, expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.

References

  1. ^ST3 Offshore Starts Loading Borkum Riffgrund 2 Jackets (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^supplying (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^fabricated and exported (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0100
TRIG Notes Further Offshore Wind Investment Opportunities http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22703-trig-notes-further-offshore-wind-investment-opportunities http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22703-trig-notes-further-offshore-wind-investment-opportunities
TRIG Notes Further Offshore Wind Investment OpportunitiesImage: Sheringham Shoal/ CHPV[1]

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG), which entered the offshore wind market with the recently acquired 14.7% indirect equity interest[2] in Sheringham Shoal, sees further investment opportunities in the sector, according to its annual results for 2017.

TRIG said that previously commissioned UK renewable e

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TRIG Notes Further Offshore Wind Investment OpportunitiesImage: Sheringham Shoal/ CHPV[1]

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG), which entered the offshore wind market with the recently acquired 14.7% indirect equity interest[2] in Sheringham Shoal, sees further investment opportunities in the sector, according to its annual results for 2017.

TRIG said that previously commissioned UK renewable energy capacity still owned by developers is expected to continue to provide deal flow for the company for several years ahead.

Future acquisition opportunities that TRIG sees lie in areas which may include further offshore wind and storage, as well as projects that may become commercially viable without subsidy, such as onshore wind projects and solar PV as deployment costs continue to fall.

Discussing the renewables growth opportunities, the company said that the rapidly growing offshore wind sector in the UK is likely to match the capacity of onshore wind and solar once current construction is built out. Looking at the capacity of operational projects, TRIG pointed out that UK operating offshore wind farms now have a combined 5.1GW of generating capacity with further build-out being projected, and Germany has a further 5.3GW of operating projects.

The company’s investment policy allows investment in sectors other than onshore wind and solar PV of up to 20% of portfolio value. Last year’s investments in the Broxburn battery storage project and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm amounted in aggregate to approximately 9% of TRIG’s portfolio value at 31 December 2017.

Posted on February 20, 2018 with tags Investments[3], The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited[4], TRIG[5].

References

  1. ^TRIG Notes Further Offshore Wind Investment Opportunities (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^acquired 14.7% indirect equity interest (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^Investments (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^TRIG (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:31:00 +0100
Race Bank SOV Begins Sea Trials http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22702-race-bank-sov-begins-sea-trials http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22702-race-bank-sov-begins-sea-trials

Edda Passat, the first Service Operation Vessel (SOV) built in Spain, commenced sea trials earlier this month, after which the vessel will head to Ørsted’s Race Bank offshore wind farm in the UK. 

Race Bank SOV Begins Sea TrialsSource: Astilleros Gondan

The SOV departed Ria del Eo mid-February and is currently in the Port of Gijón, where it is completing the two-week sea trials

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Edda Passat, the first Service Operation Vessel (SOV) built in Spain, commenced sea trials earlier this month, after which the vessel will head to Ørsted’s Race Bank offshore wind farm in the UK. 

Race Bank SOV Begins Sea TrialsSource: Astilleros Gondan

The SOV departed Ria del Eo mid-February and is currently in the Port of Gijón, where it is completing the two-week sea trials program.

Edda Passat and its sister vessel Edda Mistral were built by Astilleros Gondan for the Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi, who named and launched[1] the two SOVs earlier this month.

Edda Mistral, expected to be delivered in August, will operate at Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.

Both vessels have a contract for a fixed period of five years, plus five one-year options.

With 81m in length and a 17m beam, the vessels have the capacity to accommodate a crew of up to 20 people and up to 40 technicians who will perform maintenance tasks at the wind farms.

The two vessels are equipped with a 23-meter-long Uptime heave compensated walk-to-work gangway, a 3D compensated crane and a CTV landing system with bunkering facility, Astilleros Gondan said, adding that the on-board-fitted 11m daughter craft will allow the safe transfer of maintenance technicians to the offshore wind turbines.

Posted on February 20, 2018 with tags Edda Passat[2], Port of Gijón[3], Sea Trials[4], Service Operation Vessel[5], SOV[6].

References

  1. ^named and launched (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^Edda Passat (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^Port of Gijón (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^Sea Trials (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^Service Operation Vessel (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^SOV (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:52:00 +0100
APEM Zeroes In On Birds in Flight http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22701-apem-zeroes-in-on-birds-in-flight http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22701-apem-zeroes-in-on-birds-in-flight
APEM Zeroes In On Birds in FlightImage source: APEM[1]

Scientists at APEM have developed a new technique for measuring the height of birds in flight expected to ease concerns about the potential dangers of wind turbines for birds and lead to improved outcomes for developers of offshore wind farms.

The results are based on analysis of an aerial survey carried out last November.

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APEM Zeroes In On Birds in FlightImage source: APEM[1]

Scientists at APEM have developed a new technique for measuring the height of birds in flight expected to ease concerns about the potential dangers of wind turbines for birds and lead to improved outcomes for developers of offshore wind farms.

The results are based on analysis of an aerial survey carried out last November. One of APEM’s specialist survey aircraft was fitted with ultra-high resolution Leica RCD-30 survey camera, matched with a LiDAR system.

During the survey, the aircraft flew at an altitude of 340m and gathered images and LiDAR data of a swath of land 346m wide. As it flew, the system recorded information on features of the landscape as well as on birds in flight, both in flocks or as individuals.

Once the data were processed into digital images, researchers were able to pinpoint the heights of birds on the wing to within 5cm, a level of precision far greater than needed for the assessment of collision risk around wind farms, APEM said.

Although the survey took place over land, exactly the same technique can also be used to measure the flight heights of birds at sea, according to APEM.

APEM’s head of ornithology, Dr Mark Rehfisch, said: “A LiDAR-based approach is the future of flight height assessment in open terrain. It is very precise and accurate, it generates a permanent record, it can be applied rapidly over large areas of open habitat, and it will become increasingly affordable as the technology is taken up.”

Previous methods for measuring the flight heights of offshore birds have relied upon visual estimates from observers in boats, measurement using laser rangefinders by people stationed on offshore wind turbines, or on data from GPS tags attached to the birds.

Sophie Nunn, APEM’s project manager in charge of testing the new technique, said: “We had already developed a way to successfully estimate flight heights from high resolution aerial images, but this approach requires the birds to be flying straight and level and this is not always the case. Our new technique is a major step forwards because it provides very precise data, regardless of the orientation of the bird.”

References

  1. ^APEM Zeroes In On Birds in Flight (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:36:00 +0100
First Offshore Transformer Module Installed at Beatrice http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22698-first-offshore-transformer-module-installed-at-beatrice http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22698-first-offshore-transformer-module-installed-at-beatrice
First Offshore Transformer Module Installed at BeatriceImage source: Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL)

The installation of the first Beatrice Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) has been completed with the OTM 1 topside now placed on its jacket foundation[1] that was installed earlier this month. 

The 588MW offshore wind farm, being built in the Outer Moray Firth in Scotland, will comprise two

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First Offshore Transformer Module Installed at BeatriceImage source: Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL)

The installation of the first Beatrice Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) has been completed with the OTM 1 topside now placed on its jacket foundation[1] that was installed earlier this month. 

The 588MW offshore wind farm, being built in the Outer Moray Firth in Scotland, will comprise two Siemens OTMs and 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines, all mounted on jacket foundations.

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has installed 41 of the total of 86 jackets so far, including the one for the first OTM.

The first turbines are expected to be installed this summer, with the wind farm scheduled to become fully operational in 2019.

The offshore wind farm is being developed by Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd., a joint venture partnership between SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Red Rock Power Ltd.

Posted on February 20, 2018 with tags Beatrice[2], offshore transformer module[3].

References

  1. ^its jacket foundation (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^Beatrice (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^offshore transformer module (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:44:00 +0100