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Meet GRS at the windeurope offshore in copenhagen, 26 - 28 november 2019

Meet your GRS Offshore Partner on the spot! The Offshore Renewables Market is our homezone and we're happy to answer any question on all Offshore Renewables related topics such as offshore projects, vessels, equipment, turnkey contracts or market developments.
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GRS movie recommendation

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The documentary tells a terrifying true story about a SAT-diver stranded on the seabed with oxygen for only 5 minutes and no hope of rescue. 

The only thing to say is: watch this, it's a remarkable story! 

Here you'll find the trailer of Last Breath

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VesselS FOR charter

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Jack Up´s
Starting Day Charter Rate
unpropelled: 23,000 EUR
DP<500t crane: 30,000 EUR
DP>500t crane: 35,000 EUR
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Starting Day Charter Rate
<40 ChrtsPax: 17,000 - 20,000 EUR
>40 ChrtsPax: 22,000 - 25,000 EUR
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Construction Vessel
Starting Day Charter Rate
DP2<50t gear: 11,000 EUR
DP2>100t gear: 17,000 EUR
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Plattform Supply Vessel (DP2)
Starting Day Charter Rate
Deck< 700 sqm:
9,000 EUR
Deck> 700 sqm: 11,000 EUR
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Crew Transfer Vessel
Starting Day Charter Rate
12 Pax (12hrs): 2,100 EUR
12 Pax (24hrs): 3,000 EUR
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Guard Vessel
Starting Day Charter Rate
A-Class:  3,100 EUR
B-Class: 2,500 EUR
C-Class:  2,100 EUR
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AHTS (#837)
60.50 m
16.00 m

BP: 70 mt

Price: USD 4,000,000  
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PSV (#836)
Built: 2008
LoA: 87.40 m
Beam: 19.00 m
Deck area: 1,000 sqm

Price: EUR 6,000,000 
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Tug (#844)
Built: 1969
LoA: 34.00 m
Beam: 9.50 m
Prop: 2x Voith Schneider
30 mt

Price: EUR

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GMS Endurance


Following a successfully completed summer maintenance campaign on one HVDC converter platform and a short breather in Blyth, GMS Endurance 6101 is about to mobilise for a winter campaign on the next platform. Besides the flexibility and other advantages a DP2 self-propelled jack-up unit offers the GMS Endurance 6101 comes with a 300 mt crane, a heli deck and a custom tailored access solution to the platform. She will be passed on the baton by the W2W Vessel DP Gezina, which has been supporting the client over the past months.

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Victor hensen


Former owner Jasmund Shipping sold its vessel Victor Hensen to Plastic Odyssey. The vessel will now get a new lease of life: fighting against plastic pollution in the ocean. After it has been delivered to the port of BOULOGNE SUR MER the vessel will undergo some retrofittings for the expedition. Victor Hensen will be the DNA of the project: recycling existing objects instead of creating new one. The expedition is planned to start next year. 

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According to DEME, Orion will arrive in Rostock, Germany, in a few weeks, where it will be equipped with a Liebherr crane that has a lifting capacity of 5,000t. The 216.5m vessel will be able to accommodate a crew of up to 131 people and will be powered by a dual-fuel engine capable of burning liquefied natural gas (LNG). In mid-July, Orion left the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China to start the first series of sea trials, where its performance was measured and the dual-fuel engines tested to their maximum power.Orion will be deployed for the construction of the largest offshore wind farms, to service the oil & gas industry, and for the decommissioning of offshore installations.   

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The first French offshore wind farm has achieved financial close. This is a major milestone for the 480 MW Saint Nazaire project, which has had to overcome complex and lengthy legislative and administrative hurdles since it was first awarded to the consortium of EDF and Enbridge in 2012. The Council of State cleared the project of all ap-peals in June 2019, enabling the project to progress to-wards financial close. BNP Paribas acted as sole financial adviser, underwriter, bookrunner, and sole hedge execu-tion bank to the project. On 19th September, all project stakeholders were invited to attend an event to celebrate the beginning of the construction phase of the park. With all main contracts now confirmed Effiage is set to begin factory production of the 80 monopiles in the spring of 2020. The first foundations will be installed on a rocky seabed in the spring of 2021 by DEME and Sodraco Inter-national SAS (Jan de Nul subsidiary) will install the 80 Haliade 150-6MW turbines in spring 2022. Loacted 12km offshore, in the Bay of Biscay, the project will receive a tariff of €143.6/MWh once fully commissioned in 2022.
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Otary has accelerated the construction timetable for the SeaMade offshore wind farm. Installation of the export cables, originally due to be laid in 2020, will now start in Q4 2019, with DEME’s CLV Living Stone. The two 220 kV cables will connect the offshore substations to Elia’s Mod-ular Offshore Grid (MOG), which entered operations earlier this month. Offshore construction also commenced earlier this month, with DEME Group’s jack-up installation vessel DP2 Innovation installing the first of the 58 monopile foun-dations fabricated by Sif. DEME and its subsidiaries scored the bulk of installation contracts at the 487 MW project. Dredging International will install the array cables and 58 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines next year, using DEME’s Apollo vessel. GeoSea is also responsible for the installation of the substation topsides, and will use Scaldis crane vessel Gulliver. First power is expected mid-2020 and commissioning by the end of the year. The wind farm is located 40-50 km off the coast of Ostend and will be operated and serviced from the Otary logistical hub in the port of Ostend. The project is owned by Otary (70%), Electrabel (17.5%), and Eneco (12.5%), and it represents a total investment of €1.3 billion.
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Developers prepare for installation of the first WindFloat Atlantic turbine. The project will feature three V164-8.0 MW turbines, each with a capacity of 8.33 MW, mounted on Principle Power’s floating semi-submersible platforms, and located 20 km off the coast of Viana do Castelo in water depths up to 100 m. It took 10 days to install the first turbine onto the foundation whilst moored at the quayside in Ferrol. Tow out of the assembled turbine to the offshore site was expected during late September but bad weather has caused delays and the developers are now waiting for appropriate weather window. The foun-dations have been manufactured by ASM Industries and Navantia and Windar Renovables JV. Delivery of the sec-ond foundation is expected soon and the mating process of the other two wind turbines will follow this autumn. DeepOcean completed the lay and burial of the 18 km long static and dynamic export cable on behalf of Heng-tong last month and the mooring lines and anchors were installed in July 2019. Full commissioning is expected before the end of 2019 but this is highly dependent on weather. The project belongs to the Windplus consortium, which is jointly owned by EDP Renováveis (54.4%), ENGIE (25%), Repsol (19.4%) and Principle Power Inc. (1.2%).

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The German government has made the long-awaited decision to increase its offshore wind target from 15 to 20 GW by 2030. On 20th September, the Climate Cabinet presented the ‘cornerstones’ of the Climate Protection Programme 2030, a package with extensive and coordinated measures to ensure Germany meets its ambitious 2030 climate goals, including 65% renewable energy in the power mix. The increase to 20 GW by 2030 is conditional on achieving agreements with coastal states and TSOs. The Area Development Plan (FEP) and rid Development Plan (NEP) will be amended to reflect changes. The current FEP specifies hat additional offshore wind capacity will be required in offshore wind zones N-9, N-10, and -12 to meet the 20 GW target. The Cabinet will adopt legal measures to implement the programme later this year.
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MHI Vestas has been chosen to supply wind turbines for the Groix & Belle-Ile floating offshore wind farm in Britta-ny. A signing ceremony was held in Paris and attended by the Crown Prince of Denmark and France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs as well as main project stake-holders (Naval Energies, RTE and MHI Vestas), financing partners (CGN Europe Energy, la Banque des Territoires and EOLFI), and government representatives. Previously, GE had been contracted for four 6MW Haliade turbines, but withdrew from several projects earlier this year. MHI Vestas has been selected to supply three of its 9.5 MW turbines. Financial Close is now expected mid-2020 with installation to start in 2021 and first power in 2022.
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The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) have published the final Project & Site Description (PSD) for the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm (HKN) ahead of the tender launch expected later this year. The PSD includes a de-scription of the site and characteristics, physical environ-mental data, and a selection of constraints, technical requirements, and grant related issues. The PSD will be made available to developers to help formulate their bids. The contracts for offshore platform and two 200kV cables are currently being tendered by TenneT, with completion of the platform scheduled for Q1 2023. HKN is the final 700 MW planned under the first Dutch offshore wind Roadmap which will see 4.5 GW installed by 2023. A fur-ther 7 GW will be tendered from 2021.
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As of early October seven Senvion 6.2 M152 turbines had been installed at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm. The first turbine was installed in early August but reportedly progress has been slow due to poor weath-er conditions. To date, six turbines have been commis-sioned and installation of the next two turbines is in pro-gress by Jan De Nul’s Taillevent. Earlier this year Trianel GmbH faced delays and was forced to adjust the turbine supply contract after Senvion filed for self-administration proceedings in April. The remaining 17 turbines are now expected to be delivered this autumn. Trianel GmbH ex-pect delivery of the 32nd and final nacelle during Novem-ber at the very latest. Full commissioning is still expected by the end of 2019. However weather delays could cause an extension into 2020. The 203 MW project is backed by EWE AG (37.5%), the EWZ & Fontavis JV (24.51%), and 17 municipal utilities from Germany (37.99%).
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Universal Foundation intends to install a full-scale demon-stration of a gravity jacket foundation concept at a future Dutch offshore wind farm. Universal Foundation is report-edly working with Vattenfall to install the substructure along with a 10 MW turbine at one of the Swedish devel-oper’s Dutch offshore wind projects in 2024. Gravity jack-ets were previously been installed at the Nissum Bredning offshore wind farm in Denmark, in 2017. According to Siemens, which acted as Balance of Plant contractor for the project, ‘Gravity jacket foundations provide a soil interface at normal water depths which can be made more cost-efficient versus classic jacket foundations’. Vattenfall has been awarded the development of four sites with a total capacity of 1.52 GW within the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind area, located 18 km from the coast, between The Hague and Zandvoort. Vattenfall is currently working on the detailed design of the wind farm, which will feature 152 SG10.0-193DD turbines. Sif has been contracted to supply 114 monopile foundations for three of the four areas, and 38 foundations are still to be con-tracted. The production of the various components will start around 2021, with commissioning anticipated in 2023. Vattenfall will build the entire site without subsidies, a major milestone for the industry. 
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Industry heavyweights are lining up to bid in Connecticut's 2 GW 2019 offshore wind solicitation. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) launched the Request for Proposals (RFP) in Au-gust, with the bidding window closing on 30th September. According to the RFP, bidders had to submit proposals of at least 400 MW, to be located 40 to 60 miles offshore, utilising the State Pier in New London and with operations starting between July 2020 and end-2026. DEEP is ex-pected to make its selection of in November. Bidders include:
  • Ørsted and Eversource - Constitution Wind (the pro-posal includes two years of LiDAR data, liaison with fisheries, and promise to invest $57 million in the New London State Pier)
  • Vineyard Wind - Park City Wind (options: 408 MW, 800 MW, 1 GW, 1.2 GW; this would be constructed in Lease Area OCS-A 0501 or OCS-A 0522)
  • EDP & Shell - Mayflower Wind (options: 408 MW, 804 MW; the submission includes numerous outcomes based on whether or not the project succeeds in Mas-sachusetts’ current RFP).
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