Jan De Nul Wins Offshore Wind Contract in Denmark

Belgium-based Jan De Nul says it has secured a contract from Vattenfall Vindkraft Kriegers Flak to transport and install 72 large offshore wing turbines for the Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) in Denmark. The Kriegers Flak OWF will be located approximately 9 miles from shore in the Baltic Sea in water depths ranging from 15 and 30 meters. Jan De Nul already built, … [Read more...]

Jan De Nul Orders World’s Most-Capable Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Belgian offshore construction and dredging group Jan De Nul has placed an order for its third and largest offshore wind turbine installation group at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China. The Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel, named Voltaire, will be built with a payload of approximately 14,000 tonnes and an unrivaled crane capacity of over 3,000 tonnes, making it the … [Read more...]

The Offshore Wind Industry Needs Bigger Boats. Much Bigger

By Lars Paulsson, Jeremy Hodges and Chris Martin (Bloomberg) -- How do you install a wind turbine almost the size of the Chrysler building in the open ocean? Just get a boat with deck space larger than a football field and a crane that can lift the weight of 1,100 Chevy Suburban SUVs. Those specialist ships are scarce, numbering about a dozen in the world. And at a cost of … [Read more...]

Time-Lapse: World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine Installed Off Scotland

A time-lapse video has been posted online showing last months installation of the world's most power wind turbine at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre located just off the north-east coast of Scotland in Aberdeen Bay. The turbine is the first of 11 to be deployed at the "ground-breaking" facility and one of two turbines at the wind farm that have been … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Installed Offshore England

Danish energy company Dong Energy this week completed the installation of the first of 32 8MW wind turbines at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, England. At 195 meters tall, the MHI Vestas 8MW turbines are the largest in the world, and this marks their first installation in an offshore wind farm. The turbine was installed this … [Read more...]