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GRS welcomes Jan Uleman

Global Renewables Shipbrokers GmbH is happy to announce, that Jan Uleman joined their team in March 2019. Mr. Uleman already laid the foundation for his career in the maritime industry in 2005 by completing a vocational training as a shipping agent in the tramp shipping sector. Having passed his examinations, Mr. Uleman worked as a chartering broker in commercial shipping for many years. In this period he gained far reaching experience as a shipbroker, in the area of corporate management and expanded his international network. Jan Uleman has been adding to the GRS team’s strength as an offshore broker and using his skills in the field of sales development. His experience and expertise make him a highly proficient contact partner for large tonnage and turnkey projects.  

Get in touch with him: +49 40 411 60 68 17  E-Mail: j.uleman@grs-offshore.com
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VesselS FOR charter

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Jack Up´s
Starting Day Charter Rate
unpropelled: 26.000 EUR
DP<500t crane: 30.000 EUR
DP>500t crane: 42.000 EUR
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WALK-2-WORK
Starting Day Charter Rate
<40 ChrtsPax: 23.000 EUR
>40 ChrtsPax: 28.000 EUR
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Construction Vessel
Starting Day Charter Rate
DP2<50t gear: 20.000 EUR
DP2>100t gear: 24.000 EUR
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VesselS FOR SALE

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TUG (#502)
Built:
LoA:
Beam:
2012
16,76 m
5,94 m


Draft: 2,38 m
BP: 17 ts
M/E:           2x 894 kw
Price: EUR     1.000.000,-

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PSV (#221)
Built: 2011
LoA: 50,00 m
Beam: 10,98 m
Draft:
DP Class:
Free Deck:
2,99 m
DP 1
1,073 sqm
Price: USD      2.400.000
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CLV (#478)
Built: 1979
LoA: 139,40 m
Beam: 20,20 m
Draft: 7,70 kn
DP Class:
Free Deck:
Price: USD
DP 2
1,700 sqm
6.000.000
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OFFSHORE VESSELS


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JB-115



Jack-Up Barge’s vessel JB-115 has commenced work on the offshore substation of the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany . The Dutch company is responsible for the hook-up and commissioning services of the offshore substation at the 269MW project. The substation’s jacket foundation and topside were installed at the offshore site by heavy lift vessel Seaway Strashnov at the beginning of April. Deutsche Bucht will comprise a total of 33 8.4MW MHI Vestas turbines installed on 31 monopile foundations and two mono bucket foundations located 95km offshore the Borkum Island. The offshore wind farm is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year.


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ESVAGT SOV



Spain’s Zamakona Yards has launched a service operation vessel (SOV) being built for Esvagt AS at the company’s Bilbao facilities. Once delivered, the Esvagt will start a 15-year contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind on the Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea. The Esvagt SOV is 58.5 metres long and has a beam of 16.6 metres. The vessel will be equipped with an SMST walk‐to‐work gangway system in a bespoke tower with a crane placed on top of the tower. Together with Safe Transfer Boats STB 7 and STB 12, this will contribute to the safe transfer of turbine technicians, tools and spare parts. The vessel is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2019. The wind farm is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.


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Huadian Wenqiang



The vessel installed the turbine at the project site offshore Zhanjiang in the Guangdong Province on 9 April. The construction site is located in a typhoon-prone area with complex geological sea conditions, extreme working environment, limited construction surface and dense cross operation, which increase the construction difficulty. Huadian Wenqiang set sail towards Zhanjiang in mid-March to start working on the wind farm, which represents its first construction project. The vessel was delivered to the owner on 15 February. The platform is described as ”non-autonomous but self-propelled”, and will be transported over long distances with the help of tugboats. The vessel can operate in waters depths of up to 40m, making it suitable for wind projects situated in coastal and shallow waters.

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OFFSHORE WINDParks

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SAIPEM AND EMEC TO INSTALL NEW FLOATER

The A new full-scale floating offshore wind turbine designed by SAIPEM is to be tested by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Ireland. Dubbed the Accelerating market uptake of Floating Offshore Wind Technology (AFLOWT), the floating structure will be deployed at a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) test site near Belmullet, Co. Mayo in water depths over 50m with extreme waves over 30m and average wind speeds of 10m/s. According to the EMEC ‘a second-hand turbine will be sourced and marinized for the project’. The size is yet to be confirmed, but the project is predicted to generate 13,140 MWh/y. The procurement process started in early 2019 and turbine is due to be selected in Q3 2019. The EMEC stated that consents for construction of substation, grid connection and cable deployment have been awarded and that consent applications for turbine deployment will be submitted once all environmental surveys are complete in 2019. Construction is currently planned to start in early 2021 with deployment and generation during the first half 2022. The Project recently received €31 million of funding from Interreg North West Europe. Together with consortium partners across Europe SAIPEM will assess the feasibility and cost effectiveness of the concept with aims to deploy large scale commercial projects of over 100 turbines in the future. 
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FRENCH PROJECT SEEKS LIDAR 
funding

The Developers of the 496MW Dieppe - Le Tréport offshore wind farm have announced a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a second wind measurement survey. The developers are looking to deploy a LiDAR for 2 months near an operational met mast to check the conformity of the values recorded during the first phase of the campaign. The LiDAR will be able to accurately measure the wind resource up to heights of 200m and the results will be used to assess the potential energy production at the newly consented wind farm. After 21 months of administrative instruction the project received the necessary authorisations in February 2019. The preconstruction phase of the project is underway with the finalization of the technical design and tendering process. Subject to an appeals process, financial close is expected late 2019/early 2020 and the developers aim to start construction in 2021 for commissioning in 2023. Elsewhere in France the Fécamp and Saint Nazaire offshore wind farms have received financing approval from the European Investment Bank (EIB). Quadran Energies Marines has also applied to the EIB for €50mn to support development of the 24MW Eolmed floating project. 
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SGRE STEPS INTO GE’S SHOES
 

Eolien Maritime France (EMF) has selected Siemens Gamesa (SGRE) to replace GE as the turbine supplier for two of its three offshore wind farms in French waters. EMF received consent authorisation for the 450MW Courseulles-Sur-Mer, 498MW Fécamp, and 480MW Saint Nazaire offshore wind farms in 2012 but the projects have been due to lengthy appeal processes. GE was previously named as the turbine supplier for all three projects but has subsequently decided to only provide its Haliade 150-6MW turbines for the first of the three offshore projects to progress towards construction. The latter two projects will be equipped with SGRE SWT-7.0-154 DD turbines. Due to the similar sizes of the two turbine models, all other wind farm aspects will stay the same. SGRE informed 4C that it is not currently clear which project will progress first, and that this is dependent on the output of the appeals process. This week SGRE was also announced as the turbine supplier for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 wind farm. The company will deliver 76 of its 10MW SG 10.0-193 DD offshore wind turbines. 

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OFFSHORE News

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BOSKALIS TO KICK OFF REPAIRS AT 
london array

Boskalis is due onsite at the London Array offshore wind farm to commence a major array cable replacement campaign. Following the failure of four array cables in 2017 and 2018, a review commissioned by London Array Ltd. highlighted that there was ‘significant risk’ for a large proportion of cabling. Earlier this year, Boskalis was issued a contract for a repair campaign valued at approximately €80 million. In the coming days, Boskalis will deploy cable repair vessel Bokabarge 82 as well as five anchor handling tugs and Crew Transfer Vessels. The barge will be engaged in cable removal, installation, burial and diving works for initially eleven array cable strings between the first offshore substation and turbines. In total, 64 array cables (~64,209m) have been assessed as high-risk and may require replacement. Deburial and removal of existing cables and installation of new cables are due to take place this year followed by a winter break and final burial from April to August 2020.
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FRENCH INDUSTRY RALLYS FOR MORE OWF TENDERS

Six French coastal regions and the French offshore wind industry have created a counter proposal to the French Multiannual Energy Program (EPP) demanding more ambitious offshore wind targets. The current PPE, published in January, targets an installed capacity of 4.7-5.2GW by 2028, which includes current awarded capacity and additional tenders to be held from 2019 onwards. This schedule has been considered as insufficient by the French offshore wind industry who are lobbying for a minimum of 1GW per year to be tendered from 2019-2024. The counter proposal calls for two extra 750MW fixed tenders to be awarded in 2021-2022 and the launch of three additional 250MW floating tenders by 2025, followed by a 500MW tender. The proposal also recommends increasing the post 2025 annual allocations from 500MW to 1.5GW for commissioning between 2032 and 2035. The PPE is currently being reviewed by various bodies, including the Environmental Authority and the National Council for the Energy Transition and will undergo a public consultation before final publication and adoption later this year.
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TENNET PREPS FOR GRID RE-SHUFFLING

TenneT is preparing to transfer the grid connection for the 400MW Global Tech 1 offshore wind farm from BorWin2 to BorWin3 this summer. BorWin2 was one of the first largescale offshore connections that TenneT has implemented and since 2015 has exported power from the Global Tech I and Veja Mate offshore wind farms via the BorWin beta converter platform and 200km cable route. According to TenneT the two three-phase cables between the wind farm and the platform will be “disconnected one after the other, cut and then reconnected to BorWin gamma. The grid connection capacity of the OWP Global Tech I will probably only be available to a limited extent for two to three weeks per cable.” The available capacity on BorWin2 will then be used to connect the new 268.8MW Deutsche Bucht and 112MW Albatros offshore wind farms this autumn. TenneT is also working to connect EnBW’s Hohe See offshore wind farm to BorWin3 this summer. Hohe See and Albatros are under construction and recently achieved major milestones; this week jack-up vessels Innovation and SEA INSTALLER completed foundation installation at Albatros and the first SWT-7.0-154 turbine was installed at Hohe See.
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australia starts offshore wind exploration

Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) has been granted, by the Australian Government, a long-awaited exploration license for the Star of the South wind farm. OEPL can now undertake activities to assess the wind resource and sea bed conditions. It is the first investigation of its type in Australia. The project is set to feature 250 turbines located 8-13km off the coast of Gippsland, Victoria. According to OEPL, subject to approval, construction of the wind farm could commence in 2022 with generation by 2024.
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APEM TAKES TO THE SKIES FOR KITTY HAWK SURVEY

Avangrid Renewables has kicked off aerial surveys as part of the rigorous study process for the 2.5GW Kitty Hawk offshore wind farm. APEM and environmental specialists Normandeau Inc. have been instructed to conduct ultra-high resolution aerial wildlife surveys. The surveys will be completed using powerful digital imaging systems mounted on a twin-engine survey aircraft at an altitude of 1300ft. APEM will use the images to monitor birdlife, marine mammals, sea turtles and fish within the 122,405 acre lease area. The surveys are due to be completed by the end of the year, and the data will be used to inform the project planning applications. Avangrid anticipates receiving the relevant permits in 2021-2022, with commissioning from 2025.
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RVO MAKES FINAL SITE DECISIONS FOR NEXT OWF

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has published the final site decisions for the Hollandse Kust Noord (HKN) offshore wind farm. Located 18.5km offshore, in water depths of 15-25m, the wind farm due to have an anticipated capacity of 693-760MW. The project will connect to shore north of Wijk aan Zee via the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore platform. The lot decisions are available for inspection and parties have the opportunity submit appeals until 24th May. The irrevocable decisions and the tender to develop the wind farm is scheduled to take place later this year. HKN is the last of the wind farms included in the 2013 Energy Agreement, and is due to be commissioned by 2023. The Netherlands plans to build a further 7GW of offshore wind across from 2024-230.
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