On 4 September 2016, the first sections for monopiles arrived at the new Sif assembly facility in Rotterdam.
The GROW consortium was officially launched at the Wind Days 2016 conference held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This consortium of Dutch companies and knowledge institutes involved in the offshore wind industry has created an innovation programme that aims to reduce the costs of offshore wind energy.
On 12 May 2016, the very first tanker was loaded at the Noviy Port Arctic Loading Terminal (ALT), located in one of the largest oil and gas fields in Russia.
Sif shows how the production of long steel pipes for offshore oil and gas market works.
Since early April, the crane vessel Oleg Strashnov has been installing foundations for the Dudgeon wind farm, located 32 km off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk (UK).
In October 2015, E.ON completed the construction and installation of its offshore wind farm Amrumbank West. Located 40 kilometres off the island of Heligoland, the wind farm is one of the largest in the German North Sea with 80 wind turbines and a capacity of 288 megawatts.