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Milestone reached on Gemini. Congrats to Van Oord

A milestone has been reached on the Gemini Offshore Wind Park project of the coast of Holland where half of the planned 150 WTG foundations was installed on Friday August 28th 2015.

The foundation comprise of an Mono Pile and a Transition Piece weighing in total approximately 1000 tons. Pacific Osprey has been deployed out of Eemshaven, Holland carrying 3 set of full foundations for one installation cycle.

Swire Blue Ocean vessel Pacific Osprey and Van Oords Aeolus have been installing the impressive number of foundations only since July 1st 2015.

UK Rampion Offshore Wind Farm – we are proud to have been selected for foundation installation.

Congrats to E.ON, alongside partners the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) on reaching FID.

The Rampion Wind Farm is located approximately 13 km off the Sussex coast.


Decommissioning now also of the Gas Booster Platform B11

This weekend Pacific Osprey performed the first of a series of heavy lifts as part of the decommissioning work on the Gas Booster Platform B11, placed in the North Sea south of the Ekofisk complex. The platform with a total weight of approx. 8200mT will be decommissioned in 15 main parts with heaviest lift of 1015 tons and transported to shore by Pacific Osprey in three trips between the offshore site and the AF Environmental Base in Vats, Norway.

The attached picture shows the roof section with a weight of 220 tons which was lifted with Pacific Osprey’s 1200t main crane onto the vessel’s deck and sea fastened for safe transport.


New key contract signed with Bilfinger for the Sandbank project

Swire Blue Ocean A/S is pleased to announce that it has signed a key contract with engineering and services group Bilfinger for the provision of an installation vessel to support the installation of 72 foundations on the Sandbank Offshore Windpark.

Sandbank is a joint partnership between Vattenfall and the city of Munich’s public utility company. Seventy-two foundations will be installed in the seabed in waters that are up to 34 meters deep. Sandbank is located 90 kilometers west of Island of Sylt in the German North Sea.

Installation activity is scheduled to commence in 2015.


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