Century Wind Power Co. and Sif have signed a letter of intent confirming their objectives and are investigating the possibilities of a joint venture to offer and produce monopiles and transition pieces for the Taiwanese market.
The first load-out of four MPs and four TPs for the Rentel wind farm was scheduled for Wednesday 19 July, but the operation was postponed due to the bad weather forecast. The Innovation vessel was eventually loaded on 20 July and departed the same day. Today, on 25 July, Innovation is expected to moor at the deep-sea quay near Sif's premises, where it will be loaded with three MPs and three TPs.
Sif signed another contract: production of all monopiles and transition pieces, in a joint venture with Smulders, for EnBW's Albatros Windfarm. In total the project covers app. 25 Kton. Sif will produce the monopiles and the primary steel and Smulders will be responsible for the secondary steel and outfitting the pransition pieces.
In 2013, engineering firm KCI started a research project in collaboration with Delft University of Technology and developed the Double Slip Joint: an innovative technology that connects the monopile and transition piece for wind turbines at sea
Ben Arntz (27) and Nick Noordam (27) from GBM Works won the Philips Innovation Award on May 8th. These young men developed a method to install wind turbines almost noiseless at sea. Sif stimulates innovation in offshore wind and helps these thinkers with a passion for technology.