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GRS recent S&P fixture

The GRS FIXING BELL is ringing! Our Sale & Purchase Broker Niels Vogt sold the MARISKA-G of Rederij Groen. This well-known Seismic Support Vessel has been delivered to her new owners and is currently being prepared for her new assignments in the Black Sea. MARISKA-G comes with several features as a 10 ton TTS Crane, spacious accommodation and a multifunctional working deck. We wish her new Owners and Crew always fair winds and following seas for her next jobs to come. Are you also looking for a new addition to your fleet? Get in touch with the GRS Sale & Purchase Department:
GRS-OFFSHORE.com/en/any-vessel-any-time/salepurchase/
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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: 29.000 EUR
DP>500t crane: 40.000 EUR
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WALK-2-WORK
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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VesselS FOR SALE

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CTV/SWATH (#656)
Built:
LoA:
Beam:
2010
26,40 m
13,00 m


Draft: 2,70 m
DWAT: 18 ts
PAX:       12
Price: EUR         4.250.000,-
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PSV (#650)
Built: 2018
LoA: 78,00 m
Beam: 18,60 m
Berths:
Free Deck:

60
800 sqm

Price: USD        9.600.000,-
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OSV (#646)
Built: 2018
LoA: 97,10 m
Beam: 22,00 m
Crane: 150 ts
DP Class:
Berths:
Price: USD
DP 2
100
45.000.000
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OFFSHORE VESSELS


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mms supreme



MMS invested in the new 26m long fast crew vessel MMS Supreme by taking a GBP 2.3 million lending package from the Yorkshire Bank. “Our investment in this state-of-the-art vessel signals the next stage of our growth strategy and will allow us to improve our overall service and increase our presence in the market,” said Rob Langton, Managing Director at MMS Offshore Renewable Services. “We have worked with Yorkshire Bank for over 20 years and their ongoing support has been hugely appreciated.” MMS added that the new vessel will enhance the company’s ability to service customers and strengthen its foothold in a competitive market. “Investment in the Humber’s offshore wind sector is steadily growing and the management team at MMS Offshore Renewable Services are in a prime position to capitalise on this trend,” said Daniel Ruston, Corporate and Commercial Relationship Manager at Yorkshire Bank. “As a Bank, we’re committed to supporting SMEs across the region and look forward to working with the business into the future.”


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Huadian wenqiang



Huadian Wenqiang, a self-elevating offshore wind platform, has set sail to Zhanjiang in China’s Guangdong Province to start its first construction project. In December 2017,  Nantong Rainbow Offshore & Engineering Equipments received the order to build the jack-up from Jiangsu Lande Offshore & Engineering. 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 platform is equipped with a 600-ton roundpile full-slewing crane at the bow with a maximum lifting height of 110 metres. The port stern of the platform is equipped with a 100-ton auxiliary crane, which works in tandem with the main crane to complete the integral hoisting of the impeller or other work requiring turning over and maintenance. The jack-up can operate in waters depths of up to 40 metres, making it suitable for wind projects situated in coastal and shallow waters. 


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bourbon subsea duo



Glomar Offshore has acquired subsea support vessels Bourbon Arethuse and Bourbon Amilcar, which are set to serve the renewables and oil & gas markets. Bourbon Arethuse  and Bourbon Amilcar will respectively be renamed to Glomar Worker and Glomar Supporter, the company said. After modifications and upgrades at Globaltic Marine’s yard in Gdynia, Poland, the two vessels will be dedicated to serving renewables and oil & gas clients in the North and Baltic Seas on subsea and survey projects. Glomar Offshore bought the two vessels from Bourbon Offshore and Halul Offshore Services. The 58.7m long Bourbon Arethuse is a Conan Wu design multi-purpose platform supply vessel with four points mooring. It has a 377m² deck area and one AHC offshore crane and can accommodate 46 persons. Bourbon Amilcar is a 60m long multi-purpose platform supply vessel also equipped with a four points mooring system. It can accommodate 44 persons.  

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OFFSHORE WINDParks

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JAMMERLAND BAY GETS LOCAL SUPPORT

A recent survey shows that there is strong local support for the proposed 240MW Jammerland Bugt offshore wind farm, located off the coast Kalundborg Municipality, Denmark. Conducted by Megafon, the survey concluded that 93% of residents are positive towards the green transition. European Energy A/S submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report to the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) on 27th December 2018 and the public consultation concluded on the 28th February 2019. According to the DEA 450 responses were received. The project at Jammerland Bay has been the subject of considerable debate for several years and European Energy has experienced opposition to the project, among both local politicians and citizens. However, the recent Megafon survey concluded that 59% of the citizens of Kalundborg Municipality sup-port the plans for a coastal wind farm in Jammerland Bay and only 22% are against. 65% of the citizens are also willing to have a view of the 40-80 turbines located 6-8 km offshore. Offshore construction is due to start in early 2023.  
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Otary CELEBRATE RENTEL  
commissioning

The Otary consortium has set the official commissioning date for the Rentel offshore wind farm for next month. Otary completed construction of the wind farm at the end of 2018 and since then the 42 SWT-7.0-154 have been spinning at full power. Main contractors who have worked on the project include DEME, Sif, Smulders, Prysmian, NKT, STX FRANCE and Siemens Gamesa. The 42 1,250 ton monopiles and transition pieces were installed by DP2 innovation in just over 2 months at a rate of 1.55 vessel days per foundation. The turbines were installed in 4 months by SEA INSTALLER at a rate of 2.86 vessel days per turbine. These installation rates put the construction of the wind farm as faster than average. The Board of Directors, shareholders, lenders, governmental bodies and contractors are set to celebrate the projects inauguration on the 30th April in Ostend, Belgium. The project will be Belgium’s fifth offshore wind farm. Otary is also developing the two Seamade sites which have a combined capacity of 487MW and are due to be operational in 2020.
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KITTY HAWK GETS A CAPACITY BOOST
 

Avangrid have bumped up the capacity of the Kitty Hawk offshore wind farm and plans to install up to 2.5GW off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia with offshore construction starting in 2024. Avangrid won the 122,405 acre Kitty Hawk offshore wind lease area bid from the federal in March 2017, outbidding other major market players including Equinor and wpd. The developer has accelerated the timeline for the project as market conditions continue to improve. Over the next year or so, Avangrid aims to conduct aerial surveys of the wind energy area to monitor birdlife, marine mammals, sea turtles and fish. The company also plan to deploy a buoy and undertake geophysical, geotechnical & benthic reconnaissance surveys. The results will be used alongside stakeholder and public outreach to develop the planning applications. Avangrid anticipate receiving the relevant permits in 2021-2022 with the aim of starting onshore construction in 2023 and commissioning from 2025.

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OFFSHORE News

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ELIA READIES FOR MOG INSTALLATION

Elia, the Belgium TSO, is making the final preparations for the installation of the new Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) platform. The 2,100 ton topside has undergone comprehensive testing at Heerma's facility in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands and various external contractors are currently putting the finishing touches on the platform and safety systems so that installation can begin in April 2019. The 1,500 ton jacket was successfully installed 40km offshore in water depths of 30-35m by Seaway Heavy Lifting’s Oleg Strashnov in November 2018. The MOG will provide connections for four Belgium offshore wind farms (Rentel, Seastar, Mermaid and Northwester 2) with a combined capacity of over 1GW. Three 220kV submarine cables will link the MOG platform with the Stevin substation in Zeebrugge. According to Elia, cable production is on track and ready for installation in 2019 by DEME’s cable laying vessel Living Stone. The project is scheduled to go live by the end of Q3 2019 and become fully operational in 2020.
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BATTLE FOR HOLLANDSE KUST ZUID UNDERWAY

Major companies have tossed their hats into the ring for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3&4 offshore wind farm as the tender window draws to a close. After successfully winning the tender for the HKZ 1&2 wind farm in 2017, Vattenfall decided to participate in the HKZ 3&4 tender. According to Vattenfall, they have an ‘edge over the design and construction of the wind farm’ and combining the projects allows for potential cost savings. Shell, Van Oord and Eneco have teamed up to form the consortium Whitwind stating that the project partners have a ‘proven track record of successfully collaborating in the development and operation of offshore wind farms’. Ørsted also confirmed its bid on 14th March stating that the Danish developer has already made a financial investment decision on its bid and is working to establish green hydrogen projects based on power from its Dutch offshore wind farms. The company states that after winning the Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm tender in 2016, it has given them valuable insight and experience which they will leverage on HKZ 3&4. Result of the tender will be made within 13 weeks of the tender closing. 
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DEA LAUNCH VESTERHAV NORD EIA PROCESS

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has agreed to launch a new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for the Vesterhav Nord offshore wind farm at the request of the project developer, Vattenfall. The two wind farm sites Vesterhav Nord and Syd were awarded to Vattenfall in 2016 with the aim of commissioning by 2020 however, the 344MW project is now facing major hurdles. The Danish Energy Complaints Board (Energiklagenævnet) concluded the appeals process for the Vesterhav Syd offshore wind farm in December 2018 and decided to revoke and reexamine the establishment permits. The DEA was instructed to prepare a new EIA supplement for Vesterhav Syd which incorporates the current wind farm design proposed by Vattenfall. Due to the similarities of the Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord projects there is potential that there could also be further retroactive decisions concerning the Vesterhav Nord EIA and permits. According to Vattenfall, the latest commissioning date for Vesterhav Nord/Syd, as per the 2012 energy policy agreement, is still 31st December 2020. 
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DANES EXTEND THOR TENDER TO INCLUDE GRID

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has extended the package for the Thor offshore wind farm to include the transmission system. The Danish TSO Energinet has previously been responsible for constructing, operating and financing of the offshore substation and the export cables. This task will now be the responsibility of the offshore wind farm developer and will be financed together with the overall subsidies for establishing the wind farm. Energinet will remain responsible for constructing and operating the onshore grid connection and the developer must pay Energinet for the cost of constructing the onshore grid connection. This will be subject to approval from the European Commission. The new tender model will make it less likely that developers will submit zero-subsidy bids in the upcoming tender due to the additional costs involved in the creation of an offshore substation and subsea cables. The 800-1000MW project will be located at least 20 km west of the Nissum Fjord, North Sea. It is expected to be operational by 2027.
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FAILED WIND FARM GETS A SECOND SHOT

The Fuhai offshore wind farm Phase 2 has finally received approval of its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The project had been left stranded in early 2018 after failing to get an EIA approval due to opposition from local fishermen, potential conflict with adjacent wind farms and continuous delays associated with the establishment of the first 8MW demonstration phase of the project. In February 2019, the Executive Yuan revoked this original decision and reopened the case for review, claiming that opposition from fishermen and delays to the demo project were outside of the EIA scope and that there were a lack of calculations to suggest conflicts with other wind farms. The EPA approved the EIA on 20th March includes further adjustments to mitigate impacts associated with white dolphin habitat, birds, fisheries, and revised turbine and cable positions. The Taiwan Generations Corporation is developing the project and aim to obtain the necessary permits this year to start construction in 2020.
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TOHOKU JOINS GIANT WIND FARM 
team

Tohoku Electric Power has acquired an undisclosed stake in the Akita Yurihonjo offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Yurihonjo City, it is poised to be one of the largest wind farms in the country. The 700MW project is being developed by RENOVA, Eco Power as well as JR - EAST Energy Development. The developers are currently engaged in dialogues with local residents, fishermen and other local industries, while at the same time conducting feasibility and environmental surveys. Japan recently approved the General Waters Bill, which is expected to come into force from April 2019 and the government is busy drafting a framework for the evaluation, selection and allocation of offshore wind areas in the territorial sea to developers. Construction is currently slated to commence in 2021 with commissioning in 2024.
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