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Today GRS’ market analysis focusses on the three countries Portugal, Spain and Italy which all are in the rather early phase of implementing offshore wind projects. Read the full article here.
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The Windfloat Atlantic project represents the first and only offshore wind farm in Portugal. Further developments concerning new off-shore wind projects seems not to be fully decided. Other alternative offshore renewables energy projects like wave and tidal energy converters were realized in the past with new demonstrator projects such as CorPower's HiWave-5 project.


In 2021, a total of 3 GW of renewable energy capacity was awarded in Spain, of which in theory 1 GW could theoretically be partially allocated in the offshore wind sector. The Canary Islands appear to be becoming a forerunner within Spain for the development of offshore wind projects, especially in the segment of floating turbines.


So far, no offshore wind projects were realised in Italy, whereas more than 40 projects could be considered to be in the early development phase. One of the first offshore wind farms might be the 30 MW Beleolico project near Taranto harbour, which will feature MingYang Offshore Turbines. The Financial close for this project was achieved in February 2019.
In case you would like to learn more and to discuss potential business opportunities within the individual markets and related projects please feel free to contact Jannis Klar anytime via your preferred way: +49 172 398 33 20 or j.klar@grs-offshore.com.

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Eidesvik Offshore is set to upgrade its service operation vessel (SOV) Acergy Viking as part of the company’s am-bition to reduce its fleet emissions by 50% by 2030. Acergy Viking will be updated with a battery pack and hybrid propulsion so-lution, which is ex-pected to bring to a reduction of diesel consumption (MGO) by up to 350 tonnes per year, with a corres-ponding reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 1,000 tonnes per year. The conversion of the 14-year-old vessel will be completed in the first quarter of 2022. Eidesvik stated that the climate and environmental upgrade means that three-quarters of its fleet will operate with hybrid battery propulsion by the first half of 2022.


The installation of the MAATS Tech cable lay equipment package onboard cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has been completed. The MAATS Tech team installed and tested the package which includes the carousel, loading arms, access tower and control cabin at the Ulstein Verft shipyard. According to Nexans, the next step is the heeling test. Nexans signed a deal with Ulstein Verft for the construction of Nexans Aurora back in July 2018. Shortly after, it was announced that MAATS Tech will supply a deck spread and Palfinger Marine a major deck equipment package. Ulstein began the construction of Nexans Aurora in February last year, while delivery is due this year.



NKT’s new cable barge NKT Agrippina has been loaded with a cable section for the offshore wind connec-tion project Ostwind 2 in the German part of the Baltic Sea and will soon set out on its maiden trip after being christened on 20 April. The vessel has been specially designed to transport offshore po-wer cables on the river Rhine from the NKT factory in Cologne to the offshore loading centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and is part of a larger in-vestment programme at NKT to support the growing demand in offshore wind industry. “NKT Agrippina will support us in ensuring a stable and reliable path to the offshore harbour in Rotterdam where we also increase the capacity”, said NKT’s Executive Vice President Mika Makela.

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Strategic Marine launches 'Next Generation' Strat Cat CTV Design

Strategic Marine has launched the Strat Cat 27 (SC27) in an effort to offer enhanced vessel capabilities with a reduced environmental footprint and hybrid drive options. The SC27 has an improved hull design that maximises the waterline length. According to Strategic Marine, this improves the operational efficiency across a large range of loading conditions thereby reducing emissions and fuel consumption. It can be fitted with various engine makes and can reach in excess of 30 knots at full speed. To cater for the different operating areas around the world, owners can choose between several options on the propulsion system, deck cranes, active fender system, ride control etc.  
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DEME Offshore and Penta-Ocean establish Japanese joint venture

DEME Offshore and Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd. have officially agreed to establish a Joint Venture to focus on the construction of offshore wind farms in Japan. The partners are currently in the process of establishing the Joint Venture company, whereby 51% of the shares will be owned by Penta-Ocean and 49% by DEME Offshore. New regulations concerning wind power energy generation at sea, as well as in port and harbour areas, have been introduced in the country and the first wind farm auction round is expected to take place this year. Japan aims to develop 10 GW of offshore wind power by 2030.
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MMA Offshore and Worley jointly target APAC offshore wind

MMA Offshore and Worley have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly provide integrated services to the offshore wind market in Taiwan and the broader Asia Pacific region. Under the arrangement Worley will provide turnkey operations and maintenance services and MMA will provide subsea and vessel services. Together, they aim to provide an environmentally responsible and cost-effective integrated solution for the offshore wind market, particularly focused on life of field maintenance support. MMA has established an early presence in the Taiwan wind market providing vessels and subsea services to offshore wind farm construction projects. 
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US Wind kicks off Maryland lease surveys

Maryland-based offshore wind developer US Wind, Inc. (US Wind) has launched oceanographic survey activities within its Maryland offshore lease area. A team of scientists and other experts will collect data from April to July 2021 to inform the project design, including foundation type, turbine location, and cable burial routes. The geophysical survey operations will be conducted along a tartan-pattern survey grid by U.S. marine research vessels R/V Brooks McCall and the R/V Miss Emma McCall. Both vessels are designed to execute geophysical surveys for offshore hazard and site clearance assessments, cable routing, seafloor mapping, fisheries habitat mapping, and burial assessment studies.   
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First power for Windpark Fryslân

The first of 89 Siemens Gamsea SWT-DD-130 wind turbines at Windpark Fryslân has produced electricity. The 382.7 MW project is being built in the IJsselmeer near Breezanddijk and will be the largest inland water wind farm worldwide. When full operations are achieved this year, the wind farm will generate around 1.5 terawatt hours (1,500,000 megawatt hours) of power annually, enough green electricity to power approximately 500,000 households. Windpark Fryslân is being built by contractor consortium Zuiderzeewind, which consists of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Van Oord Offshore Wind. Once the project is built, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will be responsible for its maintenance and management for 16 years.
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Heerema scores Sofia substation contract

Heerema Marine Contractors has signed a contract with Singapore's Sembcorp Marine to transport and install the Sofia offshore wind farm's High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Offshore Converter Platform. The platform's fabrication will be executed at Sembcorp Marine’s yard, and offshore installation is scheduled for 2024. Heerema will install the platform using Sleipnirsemi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV). The vessel has previously executed work for the Hollandse Kust and Hornsea 2 offshore wind farms. The 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm is located 195 kilometres from the UK coast on Dogger Bank, in the shallow area of the central North Sea. RWE announced last week (24 March 2021) that it had taken the Financial Investment Decision on its 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind project. 
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Hai Long Industrial Revelance Plan gets approval

Hai Long Offshore Wind has received approval for its “Industrial Relevance Plan” from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). The proposed 1,044 MW offshore project, to be developed 50km off the coast of Changhua county, will be developed in three stages, Hai Long 2A, Hai Long 2B and Hai Long 3. Construction is expected to begin in 2023 and commissioning in 2025. The Hai Long Project is being developed by Canadian independent power producer Northland Power International (NPI), Yushan Energy Pte Ltd and Mitsui. With approval in place, developers are continuing to work with the Taiwanese government, local suppliers and main contractors to delivery of the localisation plan.  
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Saint-Brieuc jackets arrive at Navantia's Fene shipyard

Navantia's Fene shipyard has received the first batch of components of two jacket foundations manufactured in the port of Brest for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm. The components have arrived for final assembly works before being shipped for installation at the French project. The ship left the port of Brest on April 2 with this first batch, which will be followed by 16 more shipments in the next 15 months. The shipment consists of 30 components, with a total weight of 1,300 tons, which have been manufactured by local Breton companies and by the Navantia teams and their collaborating companies. According to the contract signed in 2020 , 30,000 tons of steel will be welded at the Brest port facilities to manufacture  com-ponents. 
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Plans unveiled for Western Australian offshore wind farm

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has received a proposal from WA Offshore Windfarm Pty Ltd for the construction, operation and decommissioning of the Western Australian (WA) Offshore Windfarm project. The project will be located approximately 5.5 km off the coast between Preston Beach and Myalup. If constructed, it will have a generation capacity of up to 300 MW, expected to power over 200,000 Western Australian homes. The project will comprise up to 37 offshore wind turbine generators (WTGs) with supporting offshore and onshore electrical assets to transfer energy generated by the wind farm to the existing electricity network.  
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