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The installation for the HKZ Alpha project will be performed by one of Heerema’s newest vessels, Sleipnir. (Photo: Heerema Marine Contractors)

Heerema Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha Project

by Sleipnir in this shallow water location close to shore, the company said.CEO Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven: "Heerema is very excited to support Petrofac and TenneT in the development of this project in the North Sea. It also gives us the opportunity to contribute to the realization of the Dutch government's clean energy targets. Heerema is continuously seeking opportunities to strengthen its position in the international offshore market through innovation, proactivity and reliability. This project fits Heerema’s agenda to participate in innovative and sustainable projects. Our vessels

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Vattenfall Taps Seaway 7 for HKZ Installs

- 1.5 million households.In addition, Seaway 7 has been chosen as one of Vattenfall’s partners for the ongoing tender for the HKZ 3 & 4 offshore wind farm. This would add 76 monopiles and associated array cables to the program of work, if this development is awarded to Vattenfall by the Dutch Government.The integrated offshore installation activities for both the HKZ 1 & 2 and HKZ 3 & 4 wind farm projects are planned to be executed in 2022 using Seaway 7’s heavy lift and cable lay vessels, subject to the award of HKZ 3 & 4 to Vattenfall and pending Vattenfall’s Final

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Tennet: EIA for Offshore Wind Farm

Ver offshore wind farm.Arcadis and Pondera said in a joint press release that the two subsea high-voltage connections will each have the capacity to bring  2GW of energy to land.The financial details of the contract were not disclosed.The 4GW Ijmuiden Ver is one of three sites identified by the Dutch government’s Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030. The three sites have a combined capacity of 6.1GW and are expected to help the Netherlands reach the target of 11.5GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.The wind farms at the sites are expected to be commissioned between 2024 and 2030

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Ørsted Joins Dutch Offshore Wind Tender

Danish wind giant Ørsted has submitted a bid for the 750MW Hollandse Kust Zuid lll and lV offshore wind zones in the Dutch North Sea.As part of its proposal to the Dutch government, Ørsted has already taken the final investment decision on the project and is working to establish green hydrogen projects based on power from its Dutch offshore wind farms.Henrik Poulsen, CEO and President of Ørsted, says: "We're strongly committed to the Netherlands, and we believe that our bid for Holland Coast South 3&4 offers significant benefits for the Dutch society in terms of clean

Saab Seaeye’s Sea Wasp MCM ROV (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Subsea Defense: Extending Unmanned Capabilities

to smaller unmanned and or autonomous vehicles. While currently mostly used for ASW training, such as the UK’s MSubs’ 24m-long Mobile Anti-Submarine Training Target (MASTT) XL UUV, the view of many is that this process will lead towards using these systems operationally in the future.The Dutch government, for example, has assessed use of larger unmanned vehicles to replace its manned, diesel-electric submarines, which are due for renewal in 2027. However, according to a joint paper presented by TNO Defense, Safety and Security, presented at UDT by Jan Bruggeman, the technology will not be ready

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Offshore Test of New Installation Technology Successful

future use on commercial offshore wind farms.Jasper Winkes, Founder and Managing Director of Fistuca BV says: "It was great to see the hard work of many years finally delivering these good results on a full scale. We are very grateful for the endorsement of our investor Huisman Equipment, the Dutch Government and all the BLUE PILOT Project partners that made this possible.""The test is another step forward in the BLUE PILOT project and we are excited to see the results of the offshore measurements and help further bring this essential innovation to the offshore wind market," says Michael

A turbine at the Hywind Scotland floating wind farm offshore Scotland (Photo: Arne Reidar Mortensen / Statoil)

Top Five Trends in Offshore Wind

large investments in offshore not only in Europe, but also in Asia and North America,” the Global Wind Energy Council said in its Market Forecast for 2017-2021 report.As cost reductions continue, new opportunities will arise and new ground will be broken. For example, in March this year, the Dutch Government awarded Vattenfall a tender to develop the twin 350 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farms, which when built by 2022 will be the world’s first to be built without public subsidy.This follows another landmark zero-subsidy offshore wind tender in Germany last year which was the first

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Shell-led Consortium Wins Dutch Offshore Wind Contract

said, adding that low interest rates, high existing capacity and intense competition were the main reasons for the relatively low strike price.   Kamp said the government would award contracts for a further seven 1,000 MW offshore wind power stations from 2023.   Earlier this year, the Dutch government awarded a contract to build 700 megawatts of capacity in the Borssele I and II wind areas to Denmark's Dong Energy, offering a strike price of 72.70 euro cents.     (Reporting By Toby Sterling; writing by Thomas Escritt; editing by David Clarke

The total length of the route section from the onshore station at Borssele to the Borssele Alpha offshore transformer station (the “platform”) is 60 kilometres. Image TenneT

VBMS, NKT Bag Subsea Cables Contract for Borssele Alpha Project

down in the National Energy Agreement. Together with the VBMS/NKT consortium, we will set to work on the construction of the first large-scale offshore grid connection for wind farms in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. This project will make a significant contribution to the realization of the Dutch government’s ambitions for renewable electricity generation as laid down in the National Energy Agreement.’  

Shell Eyes Next Tender for Dutch North Sea Wind Farm

, told parliament on Thursday "the potential for wind energy in the Netherlands is really very attractive."   A Shell spokesman could not confirm that Shell would bid on the 680 megawatt (MW) Borssele III and IV wind farms, but said it was studying the option.   The Dutch government awarded the first Borssele I and II 700 MW wind farms to Denmark's Dong Energy, which bid at a record low price.   The tender for two additional offshore sites, Borssele III and IV, will have combined 680 MW output. It opens next Friday and runs through Sept. 29.   An additional

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