In February 2015 Port of Rotterdam and Sif Group met during an exhibition in Hamburg. In June of that year the two parties signed a contract for the construction of the 500 meter long assembly- and the 120 meter long coatinghall from Sif.
The oil price has not been this low since eleven years. The transition towards renewables seems to be undisputed, however we all do not know what will happen with oil & gas prices during that process. In offshore wind, the new tendering system has provided record setting low cost of energy. Although a new mechanism, the tendering principle is proven. Using tried and tested methods is valuable. At the same time we must be open to change and innovation. Looking back is good, but looking ahead is better!
At Sif we are looking forward to further develop ourselves and continue to work on the new challenges, opportunities and goals for the future.
Sato Tekko from Japan and Sif Group will jointly participate in the Tokyo Wind Exhibition that is scheduled for 1- 3 March 2017. Both companies will jointly manage a booth to present their cooperation to the offshore wind audience at the exhibition.
Sif loaded the first monopiles on a seagoing ship on 2 January. This was accomplished with the Innovation, a jack-up vessel from Geosea, which is part of the Belgian DEME Group. With this step, the first part of the new deep-sea wharf at Maasvlakte 2 was put into service.