MHI Vestas to Open US HQ in Boston
Marking a new era for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in the US, the company will establish its base in Boston with recent hire Jason Folsom to lead the company’s ramp-up efforts. The office will focus initially on sales and strategy as it develops a local footprint for projects in the region.
Orsted delayed on Taiwanese projects|
Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy has not issued an establishment permit for the Changhua 1 and 2a projects by close of business local time January 2. It is no longer possible for Ørsted and the Taiwanese utility Taipower to sign a 2018 PPA.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier buys Seafox 5|
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a contract with Seafox International Group regarding a 51 percent ownership in the jack-up-vessel Seafox 5. The Singapore-based Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd. Owns the remaining 49 percent of the vessel.
Windmills in the Baltic Sea, Yes Please!|
According to the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, the group behind the government’s energy agreement has decided to place a giant offshore wind farm near Kriegers Flak outside Zealands East coast and close to Bornholm, or in the North Sea near Ringkøbing. This is great news according to the Port of Rønne A/S.
MHI Vestas and Esvagt in new SOV-contract|
The partnership between MHI Vestas and Esvagt continues with the construction of a new windmill ship that will be delivered in the beginning of 2021.With this order in place, Esvagt has five Service Operation Vessels (SOV) on contract with MHI Vestas in 2021. The ship will service Moray East offshore wind farm in the UK from 2021.
|Danish energy cluster opens in Silkeborg|
Denmark’s new innovation network for energy development Energy Innovation Cluster has opened an office in Silkeborg with the purpose of strengthening innovation in the wind power sector. Denmark is a leading country in the wind power sector, and it is especially in Mid Jutland that many wind power companies are located.
|Large areas reserved for offshore wind|
Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Christian Lilleholt has decided to reserve large parts of Danish waters for the governmental development of offshore wind power. The reason for this is to make sure that the Danish government are able to create more offshore wind power projects in the future.
MHI Vestas builds wind team in the US|
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has hired Jason Folsom for their US offshore wind team. Folsom is the first person that the company has hired on the US market. Folsom joins MHI Vestas Folsom joins MHI Vestas after leading another turbine producer's into the US offshore wind farm market.
Errors found on Maersk-rig |
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) inspected Maersk Drilling's jack-up rig Maersk Reacher from 24 to 27 September 2018 and found 20 errors and aspects that can be improved. The errors were found in the electrical facilities, technical safety field, maintenance, logistics and readiness.
MHI Vestas receives unusual order|
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Parkwind has confirmed an order that involves delivering and installing 23 V164-9.5 MW windmills to the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm located of the coast of Belgium. The installation process is planned to start in the end of 2019.
Maersk gets new contract for Resilient Rig|
Maersk Drilling has been promised a drilling contract from a anonyms operator for their rig Maersk Resilient. On Tuesday November 6, it was announced In the company's fleet status report that the contract for Maersk Resilient is scheduled to begin in April 2019 and will last for four months.
|Horns Rev 3 is only missing wind turbines|
GeoSea has installed 49 transition pieces on Vattenfalls 406,7 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the Danish part of the North Sea. Jan De Nuls wind turbine installation vessel Vole au Vent installed the first transition piece in the middle of Juy and GeoSea installed the last monopile foundation in January.
|Ørsted gives Borssele-contract to GoaSea|
Ørsted has given DEME GeoSea a contract regarding transportation and installation of 94 foundations and wind turbines on the Borssele 1 and 2 wind farm in Holland.
Borssele 1 and 2 is located 23 km from Holland’s coast and will have a total capacity of 752 MW.
MHI Vestas to hire hundreds in the UK |
The Danish wind turbine company MHI Vestas will be hiring hundreds of people for their factory on Isle of Wright over the next couple of weeks. On Monday October 15 MHI Vestas started a large recruitment campaign driven by an increasing demand on their V163 wind turbine platform.
Ørsted buys Lincoln Clean Energy|
Yesterday, Ørsted finalized their purchase of 100 % of available stocks in Lincoln Clean Energy LLC (LCE) from I Squared Capital. Ørsted will form en new business department, Onshore Wind, which will be a separate segment. LCE will be the only activity n the beginning stages of Onshore Wind.
Better things ahead for drilling rigs|
The drilling rig market is one of the segments most affected by the oil crisis, which started back in 2014. Maersk Drilling recruited 500 people just before the crisis hit, and subsequently fired the same amount when the company saw the effects of the crisis. Now it seems that things are looking brighter and the company is preparing for next years stock exchange listing.
Danish Maritime Fair: Seeking new horizons|
In May 2020 the Danish Maritime Fair returns for its fifth edition, this time with a new concept - but still at the familiar location. With support from long time partners, exhibitors and visitors, and having our finger on the pulse - we are re-inventing ourselves.
|Denmark’s days as oil exporters are over|
The Danish oil adventure is over. After 25 years of exporting oil, Denmark is once again depended on importing oil from other countries, according to a new prognosis by the Danish Energy Society. There is still enough gas to export the next 18 years.
|Norsok approved for submersible drilling rig|
SH Group, the leading producer of conventional approved Norsok lifeboat systems just signed a contract to deliver a Norsok R-002 lifeboat system for the new semi-submersible drilling rig for Awilco Drilling PLC, which is going to be built at Keppel Fels in Singapore.
Jesper R. Olsen new CFO of Maersk Drilling|
As of 1 September 2018, Jesper Ridder Olsen is appointed new CFO of Maersk Drilling. The appointment follows the announcement of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s intention to pursue a demerger of Maersk Drilling via a listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen in 2019.
Horn Rev 3’s first wind turbine installed|
The first out of the 49 MHI Vestas 8.3MW wind turbines that makes for the Horn Rev 3 offshore wind farm is now in place. With its total capacity of 406 MW, Horn Rev 3 will produce enough power to supply 425.000 Danish homes.
Maersk Drilling secures two contract |
Maersk Resolute has been awarded a 56-day contract extension by Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V., continuing its work in the Dutch Sector of the North Sea where it has drilled multiple wells since commencing operations in June 2017.
Maersk and Vestas join forces|
Vestas and Maersk Supply Service have entered into an innovation partnership to jointly develop solutions and next-generation technology for the sustainable energy industry. The partnership aims to address the industry’s future challenges within installation and logistics to decrease the cost of energy.
|Maersk Decom mangagement in place|
With the senior management team now in place and interest growing from potential customers, today the decommissioning joint venture reaches a new milestone with the launch of its new name.
|Transocean are scrapping four deep-sea rigs|
Transocean plans to send more of its drilling rigs for scrapping in light of the continued weak market. According to the company, the ultra deep-sea rigs Deepwater Discovery, Deepwater Frontier and Deepwater Millennium as well as Songa Trym will be scrapped in an environmentally responsible manner.
Semco Maritime receives important order|
Semco Maritime has been chosen to prepare the Floatel Victory accommodation rig for a new assignment for Maersk Oil in the UK sector. Following the upgrade, the rig will sail out to undertake a contract in the British sector of the North Sea for Maersk Oil UK
Common platform will benefit the industry |
The entire industry of onshore and offshore energy production plans to strengthen cooperation revolving innovation with the help of creating one common platform. Ørsted, Total E & P Denmark and Siemens Gamesa are among the companies backing up the new innovation network.
Offshore and universities going cooperate|
It is going to take new knowledge, inspiration and an innovative approach. Therefore the wind, oil and gas industry wants to strenghten their relations with universities. increased cooperation with the smartest people in the country is neccesary if the Danish offshore industry is going to be head of new innovation.
Borkum Riffgrund 2 is being installed|
Fred. Olsen’s installation ship Bold Tern is in the process of installing a total of 56 MHI Vestas windmills on Borkum Riffgrund 2, which is approximately 57 km of the German North West coast. Fred. Olsen won the contract with Ørsted back in June 2016.
|Maersk Drilling receives contracts |
Maersk Drilling has received three consecutive contracts for Maersk Resolute and an extension of a contract for Maersk Resolve. Both Maersk companies operate in the Netherland part of the North Sea. The value of the contracts is unknown at this point.
|World’s largest offshore wind farm ready|
Seajacks Scylla have installed the last of the 87 wind turbines at the 659 MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm. This makes it the second time that Great Britain can brag about being in possession of the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The first one to take the title was London Array with 630 MW.
Offshore wind power for 800.000 households|
The danish government has presented their idea of building the world's largest offshore wind farm, which will supply 800,000 households with offshore wind power. The proposal has been received positively, but several political parties desire to build more parks.
Ørsted makes hosptal deals in Taiwan|
Offshore wind farm creators Ørsted has signed declarations of intent (MoUs) with Show Chwan Memorial Hospital and Changhua Christian Hospital in Taiwan, regarding a partnership in making hospitals prepared for patients of offshore wind farm related accidents.
Maersk into decommissioning services |
Drawing on Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service's high-quality assets and technical capabilities, Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service now join forces for decommissioning services. The joint-venture will initially offer bundled solutions for up to 80% of the process required in decommissioning an oil field.
Danish CIP hires Bladt for Taiwan-project|
Bladt Industries have partnered up with Taiwan’s Century Wind Power to deliver as many as 150 fundaments to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) three wind farm projects in Taiwan. The upcoming wind farms will have a gathered capacity of 1,5 GW.
|Ørsted signs deal with Greater Changhua|
Ørsted has signed a contract with CR Classification Society to develop a design for a structural passage for offshore substations for the Greater Changhua windmill project in Taiwan. The two partners signed a deal that entails cooperation in the project and support of the local certification functions in Taiwan.
|Total's purchase of Maersk oil approved|
The Danish Energy Agency has approved the sale of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S's Mærsk Olie & Gas A/S, Maersk Oil, to the global major oil company Total S.A. The deal entails that Total takes over Maersk Oil's organization, portfolio, obligations and rights with a few conditions as part of the deal
Edda Passat is ready to set sail |
Danish shipping company Østensjø Rederi's Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Edda Passat will begin its voyage to Ørsted's Race Bank offshore wind farm in Great Britain at the end of this week, after the vessel was delivered to the owner from Astilleros Gondán yesterday on February 27.
Biggest Kriegers Flak substation is done |
The largest gravity-based structure of 10,000 tons to the second of Kriegers Flak two transformer substations was installed on February 22, a few days after Jan de Nul installed the first one. The installation of each substation took around 10 hours.
MHI Vestas’ buildings are in progress|
MHI Vestas has completed the steel structure in Fawley Paint & Logistics located in Hampshire, UK. The the Facility is to open in mid 2018. In November 2017, MHI Vestas announced that they were going to remake the closed Fawley power plant to a new painting and logistics facility for its 80 meter wings.
Nissum Bredning produces its first power|
Siemens Gamesas 7 MW wind turbines at Nissum Bredning demonstration site produced its first electricity last Saturday, February 17th. The first power was produced after a successful inspection of the three cables that connects the wind farm’s four turbines to the Thyborøn substation.