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GRS welcomes oscar cleve

A further expansion at Global Renewables Shipbrokers GmbH with Oscar Cleve as Sales Development Manager. Oscar gained a profound knowledge within the maritime industry, through successfully obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Maritime Business & Management from Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, his country of birth, whilst also being of Swedish nationality. Moreover, he has worked in previous Maritime based roles including that of a marine underwriting assistant in the city of London. Oscar has since decided to utilise his expertise and maritime passion in the form of a new challenge as an Offshore Renewables Shipbroker in Hamburg. He joined the GRS team in January 2019 and will be available to provide professional expert support and assistance for all turnkey brokerage solutions.

Get in touch with him: +49 40 411 60 68 31  E-Mail: o.cleve@grs-offshore.com
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Jack Up´s
Starting Day Charter Rate
unpropelled: 24.000 EUR
DP<500t crane: 29.000 EUR
DP>500t crane: 40.000 EUR
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Starting Day Charter Rate
<40 ChrtsPax: 20.000 EUR
>40 ChrtsPax: 25.000 EUR
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Construction Vessel
Starting Day Charter Rate
DP2<50t gear: 18.000 EUR
DP2>100t gear: 22.000 EUR
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CTV (#186)
27,60 m
7,50 m

Draft: 1,42 m
Free Deck: 53 sqm
PAX:              36
Price: USD     2.220.000,-

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OSV (#176)
Built: 2014
LoA: 65,80 m
Beam: 15,80 m
DP Class:
5,10 m
DP 2
30 t
Price: USD      10.500.000
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Barge (#170)
Built: 2007
LoA: 100,00 m
Beam: 25,90 m
Draft: 4,71 kn
Free Deck:
Price: EUR
9,900 ts
2,465 sqm
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Danish company MH-O&C has held a naming ceremony for the crew transfer vessel (CTV) MHO Gurli. The 39m long Fast Supply Cat vessel was ordered by Ørsted for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK and is expected to enter service shortly. MHO Gurli has a 10.3m beam, a max draft of 1.8m and is able to achieve a maximum full load speed of 21kn and workload speed of 25kn. The CTV has a deck area of 140m², as well as 24 seats for personnel. The 1.2GW Hornsea Project one wind farm is located some 120 kilometres off the coast of Yorkshire. The wind farm has recently produced its first power, and is slated for the full commissioning in 2020.

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innovation &
sea installer

The construction of the EnBW Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms is continuing with the help of two new installation vessels – GeoSea’s Innovation and A2SEA’s Sea Installer. Following a ten-hour journey to the site, the Innovation is now installing the monopiles at the EnBW Hohe See wind farm in the German North Sea. The Sea Installer is expected to join the Innovation soon. The vessel will transport the transition pieces from Rotterdam to the construction field where it will install them onto the monopiles. The wind farms have a combined output of 609MW which will be placed into operation by the end of 2019. At peak times, there are more than 500 employees working at this offshore construction site, while 40 ships are involved in the construction work.

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Penta-Ocean Construction, who ordered the CP-8001 vessel from Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) in 2016, held the completion ceremony last week. According to the vessel designer GustoMSC, the delivery marks an important milestone for the Japanese offshore wind development as this is the first and largest DP2 jack-up built in Japan for offshore wind and civil construction projects. The vessel was completed earlier this year, after which it conducted various sea and jacking trials in the country’s coastal waters. The GustoMSC GJ-3750C designed vessel is able to install large-scale marine structures such as 10MW turbines in water depths up to 30m with leg length of 66.7m, while the unit is designed for 86m legs in 50m water depth.  

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first italian offshore project is good to go

The first Italian offshore wind farm could begin construction this year. In the wake of numerous administrative appeals the project has now achieved financial close. According to the developers all of the main contracts are now in place and they intend to kick off construction later this year with the aim of starting commercial operations in July 2020. Renexia S.p.A., the renewable energy subholding of Toto Group and parent company of US Wind Inc., acquired the 30MW Taranto offshore wind project from Luxembourg based Belex Holding in mid-2018. The project is on track to qualify for a €161.70/MWh feed-in tariff and €40/MWh grid connection premium. Reportedly, the wind farm will produce 58,200MWh per year, enough to power 21,000 homes. 
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work at hohe see resumes

Foundation installation has resumed at EnBW’s Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms. Innovation set sail from Eemshaven, Holland, earlier this week carrying the next three monopiles. Construction has been on hold since August following a crane incident. Whilst undergoing maintenance at the quayside in Eemshavn, the box section of the crane boom on Pacific Osprey collapsed onto the deck. Four crew members were injured and significant damage was incurred to the vessel and port infrastructure. Prior to the incident 63 of the 71 foundations had been installed. According to EnBW, despite the setback, Hohe See and Albatros remain on track for commissioning by late 2019. SEA INSTALLER is due on site in the coming weeks to commence installation of the transition pieces. Seafox 5 and Brave Tern will then work in tandem to install the SWT-7.0-154 turbines. 
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dunkirk tender heats up

Total, Ørsted and Elicio have teamed up to submit a joint bid for the Dunkirk offshore wind farm project. Ten bidders, either as individual companies or consortia, were preselected in 2017 to compete in the 600MW Dunkirk tender. Other recently announced competing consortia include Moulins de Flandre (DEME, Quadran Energies Marines and Shell) and Vents de Dunkerque (Eneco, Boralex, Van Oord and Diamond Generating Europe Limited). Unlike Rounds 1&2, the tender follows a “competitive dialogue” procedure similar to the Danish model, in which technical and environmental studies and surveys are undertaken by the government and thus available to developers before submission of final tenders. The process aims to reduce bid prices by reducing project uncertainties and risk, which caused higher bids in earlier rounds. The results are expected to be announced in Q2 2019. 

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germany unveils grid plan

The German Transmission System Operators have published the latest draft of the Network Development Plan 2030 (NEP). The proposed framework considers five scenarios: a short-term scenario B 2025; three scenarios with the target year 2030 (A, B and C); and the long-term scenario B 2035. The targets for the expansion of offshore wind energy in scenarios B and C 2030 were raised to 17GW, with 20GW in scenario A 2030 and 23.2GW by 2035. According to the TSOs, the Baltic Sea will house 2.2GW in all scenarios, with the North Sea anticipated to accommodate 17.8GW in the A 2030 scenario, 14.8GW in the B and C 2030 scenario and 21GW in the B 2035 scenario. For the offshore grid scenario B 2030 includes a length of 1,924 km with a transmission capacity of around 6.4 GW. The outlook in scenario B 2035 includes 3,439 km of connections with a transmission capacity of around 12.1 GW. The estimated investment volume for the German offshore grid is approximately € 18 billion for Scenarios B 2030 and C 2030, € 24 billion for Scenario A 2030 and approximately € 27 billion for Scenario B 2035. A four week consultation on the document will now run until the 4th March. The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has also launched a second round of preliminary investigations into potential offshore wind sites in the North Sea to be commissioned from 2027.
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india sets 
ground rules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued the draft offshore wind energy lease rules which set the scene for future of offshore wind farms in India. The rules stipulate that offshore wind energy blocks are to be allocated to successful bidders through an international competing bidding process. Projects will be built within lease areas of 100-500 km2 and up to 200 nautical miles off the coast within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). A lease will initially be valid for a period of five years for prospecting and 30 years for the establishment of offshore wind power projects. The lease can then be renewed for five years at a time. Only once the lease is awarded can the developers undertake site studies and surveys to assess offshore wind potential. The draft document is open for comments and suggestions until 25th February. India is currently preparing to tender for the country's first offshore wind farm. Thirty five companies responded to the MNRE's initial Call for Expressions of interest to develop a 1GW project off the coast of Gujarat last year including, Ørsted, Van Oord, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, E.ON, wpd, Northland Power, Shell, Equinor and Innogy. In 2018 India set offshore wind installation targets of 5GW by 2022 and 30GW by 2030. 
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dutch ready next offshore wind tender  

It is ‘Ready, Set’ for the fast approaching Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) III&IV offshore wind farm tender due to be launched on the 1st March 2019. The final application forms and exploitation models for HKZ III&IV were published on 5th March and the closing date for the question and answer session for the tender is the 22nd February. The tender follows the same procedure as the HKZ I&II wind farm sites which were awarded to Chinook C.V. (Vattenfall) with a zero subsidy bid in March 2018. The tender will be based on comparative assessment using select ranking criteria to gauge technical and financial feasibility. Parties are initially invited to submit an application for the realisation of the wind farm without subsidies. The bidding window will open until 14th March. In the event that no subsidy-free bids are received a tender procedure including subsidies will be initiated. A decision on the applications will be made within 13 weeks of the tender closing. The Wind Farm Site Decisions for HKZ III&IV are currently final but not yet irrevocable. An appeal was lodged against the project on 2nd March 2018 and a hearing from the Council of State is planned to be held on the 15th February 2019. If the two 350MW sites progress towards construction, commissioning is expected by 2023.
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tso approval for polish trio

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE), the Polish Transmission System Operator, has issued the terms for the connection of three offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea to the National Grid. According to PSE conditions have been met for: PGE Energia Odnawialna’s 1498MW Baltic 2 project; PKN Orlen’s 1200MW Baltic Power wind farm; and the 350MW FEW Baltic II project currently under development by Baltic Trade and Invest. In total approximately 7.1GW of offshore wind capacity has been issued with conditions for connection to the National Grid in Poland.
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connecticut tables wind procurement

A new legislation has been tabled to the Connecticut General Assembly which would require the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to procure at least 2GW of offshore wind capacity. On the 30th January the Bill was referred to the Joint Committee on Energy and Technology and scheduled for discussion at the committee meeting on 5th February. To date Connecticut has selected Ørsted’s Revolution Wind project to negotiate a PPA with the state’s power distribution companies for 300MW. Ørsted intends to start construction in 2022 with commissioning in 2023.
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crown estate readies new 
Leasing round

Following a second round of engagement on its proposals for new offshore wind leasing, The Crown Estate is now reviewing the feedback it has received from the market and stakeholders to finalise plans for Round 4. The formal launch of Round 4 is anticipated in late Spring 2019. A PQQ (Pre-qualification) stage will commence in May to assess financial ability and technical capability followed by the TT (Invitation to Tender) stage in September. Bids will be assessed on capacity limits (300-1500MW and at least 3MW/km2) and project-specific financial and technical assessment. At least 7GW of capacity is expected to be awarded. The Crown Estate Scotland are also prepping for the launch of the next offshore wind leasing round, Scotwind, in July 2019.
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