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VesselS FOR charter

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Jack Up´s
Starting Day Charter Rate
unpropelled: 24.000 EUR
DP<500t crane: 30.000 EUR
DP>500t crane: 38.000 EUR
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Walk-2-Work
Starting Day Charter Rate
<40 ChrtsPax: 16-19.000 EUR
>40 ChrtsPax: 19-24.000 EUR
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Construction Vessel
Starting Day Charter Rate
DP2<50t gear: 12.000 EUR
DP2>100t gear: 17.000 EUR

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Guard Vessel
Starting Day Charter Rate
A-Class: 3.150 EUR
B-Class: 2.400 EUR
C-Class: 2.100 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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Platform Supply Vessel (DP2)
Starting Day Charter Rate
Deck <700 sqm: 8.300 EUR
Deck >700 sqm: 10.400 EUR

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VesselS FOR SALE


   
CTV #621

Built:2013
LOA:27.40 m
Free Deck:42 sqm
Speed:23 kn
Propellers:Water Jet
Pax:
12
Price:900,000 USD


    
OSV #753

Built:2019
LOA:65.00 m
Free Deck:370 sqm
Propellers:
1 Z Type Ports.
1 Z Type Starb.

Price:11.0 USD



Cable Layer #478

Built:1979
LOA:139.4 m
DP Class:DP 2
Free Deck:1,700 sqm
Pax:239


Price:
6,000,000 USD
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OFFSHORE VESSELS

PACIFIC ORCA



Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) and Siemens Gamesa Renewa-ble Energy (SGRE) have installed a mobile workshop on Pacific Orca’s deck. The vessel has a maintenance and service agreement with SGRE until February 2021. The new workshop is designed to support SGRE’s Heavy Lift team to repair various types of SGRE nacelles directly at the offshore locations. SBO stated this new system makes the repair process much faster, as it prevents the need for trips between the offshore sites and the port for repair of nacelles onshore. This option is also expected to reduce fuel consumption. The workshop is 10m high, 13m wide and 30m in length, and weighs 58 tons. It has a retractable roof which opens to allow for placement of the nacelle inside for repairs, providing a workspace which is protected from the offshore weath-er conditions. The workshop was originally designed by OSK for SGRE, and SBO’s engineers secured it to the vessel so that it will remain stable on Pacific Orca’s deck, especially during rough weather conditions.

JULES VERNE



Windea Jules Verne is the name of GE Renewable Energy’s new Service Operation Vessel (SOV). Named after one of the most popular adventure writers, known worldwide and born in Nantes where GE’s Offshore Wind business is located, the new vessel, built by ULSTEIN and owned and operated by Bern-hard Schulte Offshore GmbH, will be used by the operations team maintaining the 66 Haliade 150-6 MW offshore wind turbines at the Merkur offshore Wind Farm. The hull of the vessel was built at the Crist Shipyard in Poland before it was floated out in Sep-tember 2019 and towed to the Ulstein yard in Norway for the final outfitting. This week DHSS announced that it has been awarded a new contract by GE Re-newable Energy for the vessel agency and port logis-tics services during the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) phase for the Merkur offshore wind farm. 

 

FRED. OLSEN  WINDCARRIER



Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up installation vessel Blue Tern has been loaded with a batch of turbine blades for Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II). The vessel was recently chartered to install the remaining 11 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines at the site. Each turbine will stand roughly 105m tall, with a rated power of 6.15 MW. The TWB II project covers an area of 33km2 and will have a capacity of 203 MW when complete. It is located 45 km off the northern coast of Borkum Island, Germany. Originally, expected to be completed by the end of 2019, the project is now scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2020. According to the developers, the insolvency of Senvion, who was re-sponsible for the delivery, installation, and commis-sioning of wind turbines, led to a massive delay on the construction schedule. TWB II is located in the direct vicinity of the 200 MW Trianel Windpark Borkum I project, which consists of 40 turbines and has been in operation since summer 2015.

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OFFSHORE WINDParks

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NORTHLAND POWER MAY SCRAP MONO BUCKETS

Northland Power is considering halting the Deutsche Bucht demonstrator project altogether after construction was paused in Q4 2019. Located over 100 km offshore in the German North Sea, the 269 MW project will feature 33 V164-8.0 MW turbines of which 31 are on monopiles and two with mono buckets as part of the demonstrator project. Seajacks Scylla left the Bladt production site in Lindoe, Denmark in mid-November with the first mono bucket foundation for installation. However, technical issues brought construction to a halt. According to North-land Power, offshore investigations are ongoing after which the bucket will be retrieved and brought ashore for deeper root cause analysis. “In close cooperation with authorities, we are currently together with our contractors and experts investigating the situation and preparing for the bucket’s retrieval”. The company’s annual report stat-ed that there is a possibility that the demonstrator project may not proceed. A non-cash impairment loss of $98 million for project costs associated has been incurred. Operation of the 31 turbines, which make up the main project and have been generating.
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MERMAID SUBSTATION HEADS OUT TO SEA

Heavy Lift Vessel, Gulliver is arriving at the SeaMade off-shore wind farm today to install the first offshore substa-tion. The 487 MW SeaMade project comprises two concession areas, Mermaid and Seastar, located 40-50 km off the coast of Ostend in the Belgian North Sea. ENGIE Fabri-com, Tractebel, Smulders and DEME Offshore joined forc-es for the full EPCI scope of the two substations. The 1,200 tonne topside has four decks, is 14 metres high and has an output capacity of 235 MW. The vessel left the construc-tion yard in Hoboken earlier this week with the Mermaid substation. Sail away of the Seastar topside is expected 9th-10th March. Array cable installation is also due to start later this month with CLV Living Stone lined up for the work. Installation of the 58 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, rated at 8.4 MW, is scheduled to commence in mid-June for commissioning before the end of the year. February 2020 was a record month for wind energy in the Belgian North Sea with 804 GWh production recorded and the country is on track to meets its target of 2.3 GW in-stalled by end-2020.
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PUBLIC DEBATE PHASE TWO STARTS FOR NORMANDY

The public debate for the siting of a 1 GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Normandy has progressed to the second phase. The consultation is part of the new procedure (Société de confiance) for public participation prior to deciding the location of the wind farm and the competi-tive bidding procedure with the aim of reducing the level of opposition experienced by the first generation of French wind farms. The aim is to identify a final 300 km2 wind farm area from a macrozone of 10,500 km2 to build the 1 GW windfarm which will likely feature 65-80 tur-bines with a rated power of 12-15 MW. The first consulta-tion phase, launched in November, was devoted to knowledge sharing and open discussions on several major topics such as the coexistence of the activities at sea, environmental impacts, visual impacts and the electrical connections. The second phase will run until 28th March and will focus on the maps and characteristics of potential areas for development. The third and final phase of the debate will conclude in May.
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OFFSHORE News

FRED OLSEN PICKS UP TWB II INSTALLATION


Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Blue Tern has been contracted to finish installing the remaining 11 Sen-vion 6.2M152 turbines at the 203 MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II project. Located 45 km off the northern coast of Borkum Island, Germany, the project has faced some unfortunate issues during construction. The insolvency of contract partner Senvion, which is responsible for the delivery, erection and commissioning of the wind turbines, placed a massive delay on the schedule. Furthermore, bad weather during the autumn and winter months meant that the developers have not been able to make up for the massive shifts in the construction schedule. Work was due to finish by the end of 2019 but will now be completed H1 2020. Blue Tern is taking over from Jan de Nul’s Taillevent vessel as it now travels to Taiwan. “We are looking forward to working with our new client and to get the chance to support the finalisation of the Trianel wind farm”, com-mented Kristina Pind Løvgren, Head of Nautical, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.
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BELGIAN MARINE PLANS COMING INTO FORCE

The new Marine Spatial Plan (MSP) for Belgian is schedule to enter into force next month. The MSP covers marine development and usage plans for the period 2020-26. A Royal Decree, establishing the MSP, was published July 2019 and the MSP will now come into effect on 20th March. The plan includes the second offshore energy zone, new search zones for measures to limit fishing, an extra nature reserve, and five zones within which commercial and industrial activities can be developed. Belgium is planning to open up a 281 km2 area for development of at least 1.7 GW of new offshore wind capacity. Secretary of State Phillipe De Backer currently envisages tendering larger plots of 700-1,000 MW via one or two rounds in 2023 for commissioning in 2025/ 2026. This is  dependent on the timely completion of onshore grid expansion projects and the creation of a second Modular Offshore Grid. Belgium is due to meet its target of 2.3 GW of offshore wind capacity in 2020 with  Seamade and North-wester 2 projects scheduled to reach full commissioning this year.

LITHIANIA PREPS FOR UPCOMING OWF TENDERS

Lithuania’s Offshore Wind Power Development Task Force has started to prepare recommendations for the development of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. The recom-mendations will include the possible stages of the devel-opment of power plants, the models of grid connection, the allocation of responsibilities and connection costs, the selection of offshore power stations, the research required, possible support options and the regulation of offshore permits. The Task Force is expected to make recommendations by the end of March, after which the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy will prepare a draft govern-ment resolution on the capacities of the Baltic Sea, project locations and the terms of development. The first offshore wind auctions are planned to take place between 2022 and 2023 with 700 MW installed by 2030.
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BEIS SHAKE UP CFD POTS


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is consulting on extensive changes to the Con-tracts for Difference (CfD) scheme to ensure it can support the 2050 net zero target whilst minimising consumer costs. BEIS has proposed establishing a separate pot, Pot 3, for fixed-bottom offshore wind projects as typically this technology is cheaper than “less established” technologies in Pot 2 such as tidal, but more expensive than ”established” technologies in Pot 1 like solar and onshore wind. BEIS are also considering giving floating offshore wind the option to bid in Pot 2. Other proposed changes include: toughening the non-delivery disincentive; bid-bond deposits to reduce speculative bidding; and strengthening supply chain policy. The consultation on these amendments closes end-May.
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NEW JERSEY SET THE CLOCK FOR OWF SOLICITATION

Governor Phil Murphy has announced the offshore wind solicitation schedule to meet the 7,500 MW offshore wind goal by 2035 for the State of New Jersey. The proposed schedule calls for the next 1,200 MW solicitation to be opened by September 2020, with an award made by sec-ond quarter of 2021. Further solicitations will be held every two years until 2028. In 2019 the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced Ørsted’s Ocean Wind project as the winner of the state’s first solicitation for 1,100 MW. Setting a solicitation schedule through 2035 provides a crucial level of certainty for developers, original equipment manufacturers, and the supply chain.
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POLISH PROJECT SEEKS GEOTECHNICAL EXPERTS

PKN Orlen has opened a pre-qualification for geotechnical surveys for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm in order to inform detailed technical design. The survey area co-vers approximately 131 km2 southeast of Słupsk Sandbank and north of Stilo Sandbank in the Polish Baltic Sea. The detailed scope of the main geotechnical survey in-cludes 60-90 boreholes and CPTU tests as well as further work such as UXO surveys, laboratory tests, documentation and ground modelling. This is to be executed Febru-ary 2021-December 2021. The deadline to prequalify for the tender is 24th March. The wind farm has an overall capacity of 1.2 GW. PKN Orlen has also started proceedings for tendering for preliminary technical design of the wind farm in January.
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