On 10 April the first
turbine on DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm was installed from the Pacific Osprey.
The DanTysk OWF will in the end consist of 80 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines
giving a total output of 288 MW.
Pacific Osprey is able to
transport up to 11 WTG for each installation trip and can transit fully loaded
in up to 3m significant wave height. With its 1200mt crane and high capacity
jacking system designed for offshore wind farms the Pacific Osprey is expected
to have a turn-around time throughout the summer of 2-3 weeks for a full
installation trip. The first turbine was installed in only 16 hrs.
On January 21st 2014, Pacific Orca installed the first monopile on the Borkum Riffgrund 1 Wind Farm for DONG Energy.
The weather conditions were perfect considering the winter time a year and the installation went well and as expected.
This farm is located approx. 37 km from the north-west cost of Germany. Once constructed, it will have a capacity of up to 277MW and will be able to supply CO2-free power equivalent to nearly 285,000 German households´ annual power consumption.
Swire Blue Ocean successfully completes H7 decommissioning job
The H7 compressor installation in the German sector of the North sea has been removed as planned and without serious incidents.
This platform stood on Norpipe and came on line in 1977. Its compressors were used to maintain pressure in the pipeline, which carries gas from Norway's Ekofisk area to the Norsea Gas Terminal at Emden in Germany.
The compressors were shut down in 1999, but the installation remained operational until 2007. It was then disconnected from Norpipe and shut down, with all personnel removed.
Statoil has been responsible for the removal project on behalf of H7 operator Gassco, while AF Decom Offshore AS has served as the removal and disposal contractor.
Key sub-contractors are Swire Blue Ocean, which provided the jack-up vessels used for the removal, and Deep Ocean as the company responsible for the project's subsea operations.
Gassco project manager Alf Kristian Haugaland is satisfied with the way the work was done, and says that everyone involved is worthy of praise.