Seacat Nets Long-Term Charter for Seacat Rainbow at Beatrice Wind Farm
UK-based offshore vessel operator Seacat Services has said that its recently launched catamaran Seacat Rainbow has gone straight on to a long-term charter at the Beatrice offshore wind farm.Seacat Rainbow will support Operations & Maintenance activity for the service team working at the Beatrice offshore wind farm, joining its sister vessel Seacat Weatherly, which is currently on a charter with wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.Both vessels are Chartwell 24 catamaran designs by naval architect Chartwell Marine.
REM Offshore's Wind Service Vessel to Feature NES Technology
Havyard Group's subsidiary Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has won a contract to deliver energy design and smart control solution to Rem Offshore’s new vessel for the offshore wind service market. The contract was awarded by Green Yard Kleven who is building the vessel.According to NES, the vessel will be the first in this segment with a fully-integrated NES bridge system. Geir Larsen, CEO of Norwegian Electric Systems (NES), says offshore wind power represents an important sector for his company…
Rem Offshore Nets Long-term Charter for Newly Ordered Offshore Wind Vessel
Rem Offshore, a Norwegian offshore vessel owner which last week ordered an offshore wind construction service vessel, has secured a long-term charter contract for the vessel.The company on Tuesday announced a long-term charter contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for its newbuild CSV, which will be named Rem Energy.The vessel, to be built by Green Yard Kleven shipyard in Ulsteinvik and designed by Havyard Design & Solutions AS, will be performing maintenance on various offshore wind farms in Germany.
Gallery: Deme's First Service Operation Vessel Launched in Turkey
Belgian offshore services contractor Deme saw the hull of its first-ever Service Operation Vessel (SOV) launched at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey. The twin-hull vessel named ‘Groene Wind’ (Green Wind), will be used for offshore wind farm maintenance works in Belgium following the delivery next year.Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will charter the vessel for the maintenance of the Rentel and Mermaid & Seastar (known as SeaMade) offshore wind farms in Belgium. "This is the first DP2…
Huisman to Deliver Crane for First Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Installation Vessel
Dutch offshore crane specialist Huisman will build the crane for the United States’ first Jones Act compliant offshore wind installation vessel.Huisman joins a consortium of a Dominion Energy-led offshore wind consortium aim of which is to build a Jones Act compliant vessel, "which is strategically important to the U.S. offshore wind market."The Jones Act is a federal law that regulates maritime commerce in the U.S. and requires goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported on ships that are built, owned, and operated by U.S. citizens or permanent residents.Mark D.
New Vessel Enters Service at Formosa 1 Wind Farm
A new 36-meter service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV) completed its sea trials program for owner Ventus Marine and charterer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and has commenced operations and maintenance activities on the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm project in Taiwan.The first-of-its-kind vessel was designed by BMT and built by Penguin Shipyard International. It is engineered to provide long-term offshore accommodation for 10 crew onboard for the 12 day offshore endurance, while still being able to push up against the turbine to transfer technicians.
Ofgem Selects Hornsea One OFTO
UK energy regulator, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), has selected Diamond Transmission Partners as the preferred bidder for the offshore transmission of the 1200MW Hornsea Project One wind farm in the UK.Diamond Transmission Partners is a consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation and Chubu Electric Power. Hornsea One is an offshore wind farm is in 120km off the Yorkshire Coast. The project was commissioned in January when it became the world’s largest offshore wind farm.Diamond Transmission Partners has to establish the necessary arrangements to provide offshore transmission services for the wind farm, including having all relevant contractual…
SGRE Completes Senvion Purchase
The renewable energy major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has finalized the acquisition of Senvion's European onshore service assets and intellectual property (IP).The German-Spanish manufacturer said in a press release that it has a “robust integration plan” for the assets, which will add 9GW of machines in 13 countries to its service book, bringing the total to 69GW.The addition of the Senvion assets marks an important step in the company’s growth strategy, part of the company’s L3AD2020 strategic program, and strengthens its competitive position in its multibrand portfolio.Siemens Gamesa will now service an even broader range of wind turbine technologies.
SGRE Wins 2.6GW Offshore Turbine Deal in US
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), the world’s largest supplier of offshore wind turbines, won the order for Dominion Energy’s 2,640-megawatt project off the coast of Virginia, U.S.A.According to a press release from the Spanish-based engineering company company, this is the largest offshore wind power project in the rapidly increasing U.S. market to date.A long-term service and maintenance agreement is included for the site located off the coast of Virginia. The agreement furthermore foresees utilizing turbines from Siemens Gamesa’s Direct Drive offshore wind turbine platform.The final number of units and turbine model remain to be determined. All installations are expected to complete by 2026.
SGRE Reaches $1.9Bn Green Guarantee Lines
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced that in less than a year, and aligned to its commitment to sustainability it has accumulated €1.72 billion ($1.9Bn) in green guarantee lines."SGRE is moving forward in its strategy of making sustainability a key element of all aspects of its business, including its funding strategy," said a press statement.Siemens Gamesa recently extended a guarantee line from Danske Bank to €150 million from an initial €100 million and included Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) criteria. Likewise, the Company has signed and also included similar conditions for a new €140 million guarantee line from Mizuho Bank Europe NV.In less than a year, and aligned to its commitment to Sustainability, it has accumulated €1,72 billion in green guarantee lines.
DEME Unveils First SOV for Offshore Wind
Belgium-based offshore wind installation specialist Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME) has started building its first service operation vessel (SOV), which will be chartered by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for work at three Belgian offshore wind farms (OWF).Concepted by DEME and further designed in close cooperation with Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam and Marin , this innovative vessel significantly improves safety, comfort and workability for wind farm technicians even in the roughest sea conditions. The keel laying ceremony took place on December 13 at the CEMRE shipyard in Yalova, Turkey.The SOV will feature a Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) design…
SGRE Raises $1.6Bln in ‘Green’ Credit
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced that, in less than a year, it has accumulated €1.48 billion ($1.6Bln) in green guarantee lines.The turbine maker has just completed a deal with Societe Generale to convert a 230 million euro guarantee line to "green”. This is the third green guarantee line that Siemens Gamesa has arranged so far this year, in addition to 1.25 billion euro arranged with two other banks.Siemens Gamesa will use this line for its worldwide business of manufacturing onshore and offshore wind turbine generators."This deal contributes to implementing projects that benefit the environment, address climate change and are socially responsible.
SGRE Wins Hai Long 2 OWP
Spanish global renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been selected as the preferred supplier of turbines for the 300MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan.The agreement is subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc. and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy.The 300 MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind power plant project was awarded through the 2018 grid allocation mechanism in Taiwan. The project site is located approximately 50 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County. The project will utilize SGRE’s existing footprint and supply base in Taiwan in order to fulfil localization requirements on the project.
Orsted Breaks Ground for Taiwan OWP
Construction of Taiwan's Formosa 2, an offshore wind power (OWP) development project, officially broke ground in Miaoli County.Orsted Taiwan said in a statement that it held a ground-breaking ceremony for the onshore substation works for the 900MW Greater Changhua 1&2a offshore wind farm off Taiwan.Ørsted awarded an onshore substation EPC contract to TCC last November. TCC will build two onshore substations, cable corridors, and transition joint bays for the first 900MW Greater Changhua projects. The contract, with an amount over NTD 7bn, is being now executed by Star Energy Corporation (SEC), a 100% subsidiary of TCC.SEC has hired more than 60 additional employees since last year.
SGRE Powers Google in Sweden
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured an order to supply its turbines for a 254MW wind farm in Sweden that will power Google’s Hamina data centre in Finland.The Stavro wind farm, SGRE's largest ever onshore wind order in Sweden, will use 62 turbines with a 4.1MW rating. It is expected online by the end of 2021.Stavro is located in the northern part of Sweden, northwest of Umeå, and divided into two sub-sites: Blodrotberget, with 40 turbines, and Blackfjället, with 22 turbines.Commissioning of the wind farm is scheduled for the end of 2021 and the project will be covered by a 30-year service agreement also delivered by SGRE.
SGRE Posts 10.9% Growth in Offshore Sector
Spanish-based engineering company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) closed the fiscal year ended September 30 with double-digit growth (+10.9%) in offshore unit due to new markets, mainly Taiwan, which contributed 1.5 GW in firm orders.Meanwhile, Service orders increased by 13.4% in FY 2019, to €2,715m. This business unit, which contributes with very profitable contracts, accounts for 47% of the company's order book.Wind power has strong potential and significant growth opportunities in the long-term. According to the International Energy Agency, average annual wind installations will practically double by 2040, with €5 trillion of investment by 2050.The order backlog at Siemens Gamesa rose 12% year-on-year to €25.5bn as its order intake grew by 7.4% to €12.7bn.
SGRE Lands World’s Largest Floating OWF
Spanish-based engineering company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) said that the world’s largest floating wind power plant will be installed in Norway, equipped with 11 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines.Scheduled to be commissioned in late 2022, Hywind Tampen will be the first ever floating wind power plant to power offshore oil and gas platforms.“We are pleased to have received the firm order from Equinor to be the supplier of this ground-breaking project. Thanks to our strong collaboration and joint focus on innovation, we are now at the forefront of developing this exciting technology and unlocking the vast potential for floating offshore wind power…
Second ASV Delivered to Bibby
The second of Damen’s Accommodation Support Vessel (ASV) 9020 has been delivered to Bibby Marine Services at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. On her arrival in the North Sea, the Bibby WaveMaster Horizon will begin maintenance work off the coast of Germany on two EnBW and Enbridge-owned windfarms– Hohe See and Albatros – for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and EnBW.The 90-meter ASV 9020 was developed by Damen to meet the specific needs of the offshore renewable energy industry…
Offshore Wind: New York Moves on Sunrise
Sunrise Wind, a joint venture of Ørsted A/S and Eversource Energy, has signed a 25-year OREC purchase-and-sale agreement with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).Earlier in July 2019, New York selected Sunrise Wind as the preferred bidder for an 880MW offshore wind farm (OWF).The Sunrise Wind project has an average all-in development cost of USD80.64 per MWh (2018 prices) with an expected average OREC cost of USD22.62 per MWh.Sunrise Wind is the world’s leading offshore wind developer, and Eversource, New England’s largest energy company. Subject to Ørsted’s and Eversource’s final investment decision…
New Offshore Wind Launch Academy in UK
Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK's flagship technology innovation and research center for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has launched a new industry-backed national technology accelerator program.The program is designed to support innovative SMEs to commercialize new technologies that will enhance the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, enabling greater UK content, whilst supporting cost reduction.The Launch Academy initiative will focus on near-to-market solutions and is supported by eight industrial and business support specialists including Red Rock Power, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), Barclays Eagle Labs, investment body Green Angel Syndicate, accountancy firm BDO, IP specialists Murgitroyd, law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn and ScottishPower Renewables.
Prysmian Wins SGRE Gig
Italian cable manufacture Prysmian Group has secured a contract with turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE).The scope covers low voltage cables and assemblies for nacelles and low voltage cables for towers, Prysmian said. The deal also includes fully-terminated medium voltage assemblies for towers, it added.The supply includes products and services from Prysmian Group’s wind portfolio of low voltage cables and assemblies for nacelle platforms, low voltage cables for towers and fully terminated medium voltage assemblies for towers, well renowned to be specifically designed and optimized to work with high torsion,…
Siemens Gamesa Buys Senvion Wind Biz
German-Spanish wind turbine manufacturing giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has agreed a $225m deal to buy 8.9GW of the European onshore service business of embattled Germany-based rival Senvion along with its smaller rival’s blade factory in Portugal.Senvion´s European service assets will strengthen Siemens Gamesa´s capacity and potential in an important segment. The acquisition of a Service fleet of 8.9GW from Senvion will take Siemens Gamesa to a total of nearly 69GW under maintenance, explained the turbine manufacturer in a press release.The addition of these assets helps to diversify Siemens Gamesa´s business mix and…
SGRE Scores 360MW Chilean Wind Power Gigs
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed three contracts to supply turbine orders worth 359MW to undisclosed customers in Chile.With the new orders, SGRE reached 640MW of turbine orders in Chile for its 2019 financial year, the best yet for the company in the country.The contracts bolster SGRE’s leadership position in the Chilean market, and the wind power generated by these turbines will provide enough clean, reliable and affordable electricity to cover the demand of over 900,000 people. This in turn will significantly contribute to Chile’s ambitious decarbonization program, including the closure of 28 coal-fired plants.The latest three contracts cover the installation and commission of 82 SG 4.5-145 turbines with flexible power rating…