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another vessel sale arranged by grs

The GRS Sale&Purchase Department is happy to announce another sale of a well known vessel in the offshore sector. Late November in South Italy, the DP Cirrus was delivered to her new Owners. Beyond her existing DP2 system, large accommodation module and strong offshore crane, she is currently being prepared for her new assignments in the Barents Sea. This is already the fourth time GRS was quickly and successfully able to satisfy a returning customer. We wish her new Owners and Crew always fair winds and following seas for her next jobs to come.

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VesselS FOR charter

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Jack Up´s
Starting Day Charter Rate
unpropelled: 21.000 EUR
DP<500t crane: 25.000 EUR
DP>500t crane: 30.000 EUR
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WALK-2-WORK
Starting Day Charter Rate
<40 ChrtsPax: 15.000 EUR
>40 ChrtsPax: 20.000 EUR
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Construction Vessel
Starting Day Charter Rate
DP2<50t gear: 10.000 EUR
DP2>100t gear: 18.000 EUR
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VesselS FOR SALE

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AHTS (#503)
Built: 2009
LoA:
Acco:
60 m
26 beds
BP: 60 tons
Dyn. Pos:
M/E:
DP1
2 x Niigata

Price: USD 2.750.000,-
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Tug (#504)
Built: 1972
37 m
Draft: 4,3 m
BP: 40 tons
Prop:
M/E:

1 x FPP
1 x MAN

Price: EUR 120.000,-
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Workboat (#505)
Built: newbuilt
LoA: 27 m
DP: DP1
BP: 5 tons
Prop:
M/E:
2 x FPP
2 x CAT

Price: EUR 5.500.000,-

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OFFSHORE VESSELS

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Esvagt Mercator



The Esvagt Mercator Service Operation Vessel (SOV) has begun the 10-year contractunder which it will support MHI Vestas at the 50-turbine Nobelwind and 55-turbine Belwind 1 wind farms off Belgium. Prior to commencing the contract, the godmother Stine Würtz Jepsen christened the vessel at the Port of Ostend on 1 December. “The ‘Esvagt Mercator’ is the latest development in our proven SOV concept and an example of the innovation made in fruitful cooperation with MHI Vestas. Collaborating and partnering in finding new, innovative solutions helps us on the road to a lower cost of renewable energy,” said Søren Karas, Chief Commercial Officer at Esvagt. Esvagt Mercator will be a home for 36 people for up to two weeks at sea and will operate from the Port of Oostende, where MHI Vestas has an operations and maintenance base. The 58.5m long vessel is equipped with dynamic positioning technology and two safe transfer boats to transfer technicians, tools and spare parts to the turbines.
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fairplayer



Jumbo’s Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) Fairplayer is now installing transition pieces (TPs) at the Arkona offshore wind farm. The vessel was outfitted with an SMST gangway shortly before the works started in early November, according to SMST. Since all of the transition pieces will be installed floating in DP2 mode, the use of a compensated gangway is necessary. The installation of monopiles at the Arkona offshore wind farm site has been completed ahead of schedule, allowing for an early start of the installation of the transition pieces, produced by Bladt Industries, with all 60 expected be in place at the beginning of 2018. In the spring of 2018, the offshore transformer station built in cooperation with the grid operator 50Hertz will be transported to the Arkona construction site and installed. The installation of the 60 Siemens 6MW turbines is scheduled to start in 2018, and the Arkona wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2019.
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Vos stone



Vroon has christened its new subsea-support walk-to-work (W2W) vessel VOS Stone at a ceremony held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. After undergoing final outfitting works in the Netherlands, VOS Stone is now ready to support inter-array cabling operations at the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm during the first half of next year. In the summer, the vessel will also undertake logistics support and offshore accommodation on the wind farm on behalf of E.ON. The W2W vessel was delivered to the company by Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding of China in July. VOS Stone and its sister vessel VOS Start, currently employed at the Walney Extension wind farm, are both equipped with a motion-compensated offshore gangway and a 50T active-heave-compensated crane, and were purpose built to support offshore operations in the renewable industry and W2W projects in the oil & gas industry. The new vessel provides accommodation for up to 60 personnel, fully equipped office space, Wi-Fi connection and recreation facilities that include a cinema and a gym.

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OFFSHORE WINDParks

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DUDGEON OWNERS CELEBRATE OFFICIAL OPENING

The 402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm was officially opened today at ceremony in Great Yarmouth by the CEOs of the three owners Statoil (35%), Masdar (35%) and Statkraft (30%). The opening takes place 3.5 years after the investment decision was made, and only a year and a half after marine installations started. After the successful installation of the first SWT-6.0MW-154 wind turbine in early January 2017, all 67 turbines began exporting to the grid in September and will provide enough electricity to power 410,000 British homes per year. Statoil has reported that construction costs have been reduced by more than 15%, to approximately £1.25bn. As the wind farm enters its operational phase Statoil will continue as operator for the 25 year lifetime of the project out of its Opera-tions and Maintenance base in Great Yarmouth.
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first power at blyth

On 20th November 2017 EDF rejoiced as first power was exported from the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project. The 41.5MW project’s role is to test and prove new technologies and techniques including 66kV array cabling and a ‘float and submerge’ installation method for the 15,000 tonne gravity-base foundations designed and built by the Royal BAM Group. The foundations support five V164-8.0 MW turbines which were installed throughout September by Jan de Nul's Vole au Vent. Each blade is 80m long, the equivalent of nine double decker London buses and weighs 35 tonnes. EDF are currently in the process of completing test runs for each turbine, after which further work will be undertaken to allow handover to take place in the coming weeks.
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cable repair required at blyth

According to EDF a “minor issue” was recently detected within one of the 66kV array cables for the 41.5MW Blyth offshore wind demonstration project. EDF says it will replace the cable as a precautionary measure in case it later affects the operations of the wind farm. Cable damage caused by stresses and strains during manufacturing, storage and installation practices is a topical issue facing the offshore wind industry. Around 80% of insurance payouts for wind farms are related to cable faults and damages. The cable replacement works at Blyth will begin this week. The cable laying vessel Ndeavor will debury and recover the current cable before installing a replacement. Activities are scheduled to last 2-3 weeks. The park is expected to start generating power and be handed over to the operations team before the end of the year.
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cape wind meets another hurdle

Cape Wind has met another hurdle as opponents appeal against the federal decision to allow the development of the 486MW project. The appeal was made by local organisations on 21st November to the US Interior Department. The ‘alliance’ claim that the project is not viable, too expensive and significantly opposed by local residents and businesses. The appeal follows the recent approval of the projects Supplemental Enivronmental Impact Assement by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Despite opposition, the US is making a big push to develop its offshore wind industry. This week the DOE announced plans to support a ‘U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium which will address topics such as technology advancement, site characterization, installation and O&M, with the aim of lowering LCOE.
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first power at rampinion

Eon celebrates a major milestone as first power was generated at the Rampion offshore wind farm. The 400MW project is being built 13km off the Sussex coast by E.ON (50.1%), UK Green Investment Bank (25%) and Enbridge International Inc. (24.9%). Work began offshore in autumn 2015 to prepare the seabed for the turbine foundations, the first of which was installed in early 2016, with all 116 V112-3.45 turbines installed by September 2017. During construction, issues with the export cable meant that the fibre optic cable would be installed separately to avoid further damage to the cable. This work was completed in September 2017. The project is due to be fully commissioned during spring 2018 and it is expected to supply almost 347,000 homes per year.
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FOUNDATIONS SET OFF FOR THE EOWDC

Vattenfall is getting ready to begin offshore construction at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). As Scotland’s largest offshore wind test facility the 92.4MW project will feature 11 V164-8.4MW turbines paired with three-legged jackets with suction anchor foundations. The foundations were loaded out from the assembly site at Smulders yard in Newcastle on Monday and are being transported to Peterhead Port for mooring via six barge vessels. Installation vessel Asian Hercules III is currently making its way up the coast and is due to arrive at Peterhead. It will be moored alongside the barges for heavy-lift operations. According to Vattenfall the buckets enable faster installation, while keeping noise to a minimum. The project is expected to reach first power by summer 2018 and produce 309GWh per year.

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OFFSHORE News

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vietnam celebrates start of construction

On 28th November the Mekong Wind Power Joint Stock Co held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the official start of construction for the Binh Dai offshore wind farm located in the Ben Tre province of Vietnam in the South China Sea. This will be the first wind power project in Ben Tre and has a total investment of VND1,490 billion. According to the project plan, the Binh Dai park will have a total capacity of 310MW installed in phases. Initially three 2MW turbines will be installed followed by a further 12 turbines which will bring the installed capacity up to 30MW with an annual output of about 84 million KWh. The next phase is expected to be implemented after 2020, with a capacity of 280 MW.
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FRENCH FLOATING PROJECT APPLIES FOR CONSENT

French transmission system operator RTE and offshore wind farm developers have submitted consent applications for the construction and operation of the Groix & Belle-Île floating pilot wind farm. The project proposes the installation of four Haliade 150-6MW turbines mounted on semi-submersible floats. The foundations consist of four cylindrical steel columns for buoyancy, a concrete base for stability and six anchor lines. They will be built by Naval Energies and Vinci at the port of Brest and will be mated with the turbines before being floated to site. The pilot project is to be located off the coast of Brittany and is owned by CGN Europe Energy, EOFLI, Caisse des dépôts et consignations and Meridiam SAS. The developer’s 3000 page application is now subject to a 15 month assessment period which includes public consultation.
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SWEDEN TO ABOLISH GRID CONNECTION FEES

Innovate UK has awarded GBP 1.2 million to a consortium developing a surface inspection system for offshore wind turbines using drones. The consortium is led by Perceptual Robotics, a company based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), and Bristol University’s Visual Information Lab, who have partnered with ASV Global and VulcanUAV for the project. Perceptual Robotics is working on an automated inspection system based on drones fitted with cameras and is developing advanced techniques for 3D tracking to support drone navigation together with Visual Information Lab. With the new system, Perceptual Robotics is addressing the total cost of operation and maintenance that occurs on a wind farm by automating the travel out to as well as the inspections of the wind turbines.
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