• Pacific Orca passes by Copenhagen on her way to Wikinger Offshore Windfarm

24 Sep 2019

Pacific Orca passes by Copenhagen on her way to Wikinger Offshore Windfarm

Last Sunday, it was possible to watch Pacific Orca from the coast while she sailed down the Sound (Øresund), the strait which forms the border between Denmark and Sweden, and passed Copenhagen. She was heading to Wikinger Offshore Windfarm for service and maintenance work – which is also her premiere in the Baltic Sea. 

Pacific Orca left the port of Esbjerg at noon Friday heading towards Wikinger Offshore Windfarm, in the German Sea, for the ongoing maintenance and service agreement with SGRE. On the way, she passed through the Øresund, sailing down from Elsinore (Helsingør) and off the coast of Copenhagen. The day proved to be a great opportunity to gain a clear view from the shore occurred when the sun dispersed the fog off the coast of Copenhagen (see main image), and the Øresund Bridge forced her to sail rather close to the land. Some of us at SBO – and maybe some of you – went to see her and managed to take a few nice shots.

Focusing on ongoing operations

Pacific Orca has now started maintenance work at Wikinger Offshore Windfarm. While she is in the Baltic, she is scheduled to visit the Port of Mukran, northern coast of Germany. Once she has completed her work, Pacific Orca will return to Esbjerg to prepare for her next task which are likely to occur off the coast of UK.

"So far, the maintenance and service project has been progressing as planned. It’s exciting to be going to new places like we are now in regards to the Baltic and the Wikinger Offshore Windfarm. It was surely a joy to see her passing through Øresund. Our current focus is ongoing operations and to prepare for her next assignment which will bring her back into the North Sea," says SBO Project Manager, Peter Kyhl.

Pacific Orca sailing down the Øresund towards Wikinger Offshore Windfarm, in the German Sea – which is also her premiere in the Baltic Sea.  

News Overview

Pacific Osprey and Pacific Orca received their best eCMID inspection results since construction  20 Apr 2020
New workshop installed on Pacific Orca to facilitate onboard maintenance of nacelles  04 Mar 2020
WindEurope Offshore 2019 is over, see you soon!  16 Dec 2019
Meet us at WindEurope Offshore 2019  18 Nov 2019
SBO exhibits at Offshore Energy 2019 in Amsterdam  30 Oct 2019
SBO participates in the Danish Royal visit to France  28 Oct 2019
SBO Area Manager in Taiwan, Matt Bowden, speaks at the 7th Asia Offshore Wind Day.  24 Oct 2019
Pacific Orca passes by Copenhagen on her way to Wikinger Offshore Windfarm  24 Sep 2019
Let’s stay safe together  28 Aug 2019
SBO has started maintenance and service following recent agreement with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy  22 Jul 2019
SBO strengthens business presence in Taiwan with the appointment of new Area Manager, Matt Bowden  30 Apr 2019
Pacific Osprey chartered by GeoSea NV for transport of OTM  27 Mar 2019
SBO installing deepest fixed turbine  25 Feb 2019
Swire Blue Ocean employee killed in Great Belt train accident  11 Jan 2019
Halfway on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm  21 Dec 2018
A milestone reached on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm  31 Oct 2018
Exhibiting at the Offshore Energy exhibition, Amsterdam  17 Oct 2018
Beatrice project kicked off to a successful start  03 Jul 2018
Pacific Orca completes installation on the EOWDC  06 Jun 2018
New headquarters  15 Feb 2018
SBO moves to new and bigger facilities  30 Oct 2017
Gemini Offshore Wind Park Completion  01 Sep 2016
Swire Blue Ocean A/S signs contract with Siemens for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project  02 Jun 2016
Congrats to Bilfinger with completing Sandbank foundation installation  12 Feb 2016
Milestone reached on Gemini. Congrats to Van Oord  31 Aug 2015
UK Rampion Offshore Wind Farm – we are proud to have been chosen for foundation installation  01 Jun 2015
Decommissioning now also of the Gas Booster Platform B11  23 Feb 2015
New key contract signed with Bilfinger for the Sandbank project  29 Sep 2014
New key contract signed with EPCI contractor Van Oord  19 Sep 2014
Pacific Osprey setting efficiency records with WTG installation on the DanTysk wind farm  30 Aug 2014
Pacific Orca safely completes foundation installation on the Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm  29 Jul 2014
First complete WTG installed on DanTysk  10 Apr 2014
BR1 Foundation Installation  27 Jan 2014
Swire Blue Ocean successfully completes H7 decommissioning job  22 Aug 2013
Swire Blue Ocean naming ceremony for Pacific Osprey at Fayard in Denmark  02 Apr 2013
Swire Pacific Offshore takes delivery of world's largest Windfarm Installation Vessel  30 Jul 2012
Second Windfarm Installation Vessel ordered for Swire Blue Ocean A/S  09 Mar 2011
Swire Pacific Offshore acquires Blue Ocean Ships A/S  09 Feb 2011
Swire Blue Ocean is awarded a contract for turbine installation on the DanTysk project  17 Feb 2011
First Windfarm Installation Vessel ordered for Swire Blue Ocean A/S  10 Aug 2010


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