FUGRO NETS HOLLANDSE KUST (NOORD) SITE SURVEY WORK
The CrossWind consortium of Shell and Eneco has awarded Fugro a geotechnical site investigation contract for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm. The work will comprise an unexploded ordnance (UXO) site clearance survey followed by a seabed cone penetration test (CPT) investigation. For the UXO clearance job, Fugro will mobilise its multipurpose vessel Atlantis Dweller. The CPT survey will see Fugro utilise its seabed SEACALF MkV DeepDrive CPT system. Previously deployed on North Sea projects, the SEACALF acquires data over the full foundation depth of wind turbines.
According to Fugro, the work will begin this month and should complete by the end of September. CrossWind plans to have the 759 MW Hollandse Kust (noord) operational by 2023, generating at least 3.3 TWh per year. The wind farm will be located 18.5 kilometres off the Dutch coast near the town of Egmond aan Zee. Tjalling de Bruin, project director for CrossWind, said: “With a signed contract in place and the site investigation team mobilising, the work is progressing well to deliver clean energy by 2023.” CrossWind also recently selected Van Oord as the Balance of Plant contractor for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind project. As the Balance of Plant contractor, Van Oord’s activities encompass the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the foundations, the interarray cables, and transportation and installation of the wind turbines. (Source : Offshore Wind)
VENTUS MARINE TAKES DELIVERY OF FORMOSA 1 CT
Ventus Marine has taken delivery of crew transfer vessel (CTV) Ventus Lugang which will service the Formosa 1 offshore wind project in Taiwan. Ventus-Marine-TakesDelivery-of-Formosa-1- CTVVentus-Marine-TakesDelivery-of-Formosa-1-CTV Ventus Lugang was delivered on 1 August at the Port of Kaohsiung and will join its sisters CTV Ventus Beigang and service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV) Ventus Formosa as the primary fleet to provide O&M support for the 128 MW project.
The catamaran design CTV was built by Penguin International Limited in Singapore. According to the company, the pioneer group of seafarers onboard the vessel has undergone a series of familiarisation training and is ready to be deployed operationally. At the end of last year, Singapore-based PSA Marine and Taiwanese Ta Tong Marine formed the joint venture company Ventus Marine to service a long-term contract awarded by Siemens Gamesa for Formosa 1. The Formosa 1 wind farm consists of the 8 MW Formosa 1 Phase 1, inaugurated in May 2017, and the 120 MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 which was officially commissioned in November 2019. The project comprises two Siemens Gamesa 4 MW turbines and 20 Siemens Gamesa 6 MW units. (Source : Offshore Wind)
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