EXPO 2017: From Wind Turbines to Smart Grid

Astana EXPO 2017 opened on June 10 and invites guests to learn more about advanced technologies and the latest developments in green energy.

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Oil&Gas Companies to Cause Clash of Giants in Offshore Wind?

Shell has created a new division called New Energies, through which the oil and gas giant will invest in wind ...

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Industry to Put Offshore Wind Safety in the Spotlight

Keeping offshore wind workers safe is of paramount importance. What needs to be done to aim for the ‘holy grail’ of ...

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American Oil and Gas Businesses Can Tap into Offshore Wind

With the development of offshore wind industry on the United States’ horizon, the country is embarking on a ...

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HEALTH & SAFETY: Helping to make maintenance safer ...

The long term employment prospects within the offshore wind industry lie with the Operation and Maintenance work ...

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HIGH WIND: Bringing stability to the industry

In 2000, the offshore wind industry was pioneering ways of installing 2MW turbines in water depths of just 15 ...

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FINANCE: Small players – big projects

“It is almost like winning the lottery,” Meewind Director Willem Smelik says when reflecting on how a ...

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FEEDER SYSTEM: “Feeder to serve for the match”

HBB Hanseatic Break Bulk is a marine logistics company acting as an independent shipbroker and Heavy Lift Agency ...

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IROTOR TECHNOLOGY: New blade sensor technology to limit ...

A strong partnership has resulted in the development of a new wind turbine technology, which could mean a leap ...

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OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES: 1991 – 2015

Giant technology and scaling steps The world’s first close to shore offshore wind farm, Vindeby, built in ...

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ACCESS SYSTEMS: TDD – Tube Docking Device

Transfers at sea have long been a problem and the safety of those involved is becoming an increasing consideration ...

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ACCESS SYSTEMS: UPTIME – Moving forward, the ...

The young offshore wind energy sector is making a far greater use of vessels than the older oil and gas sector ever ...

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ENECO: Update on the grouting issue of Princess Amalia ...

On 1 July the Dutch offshore wind farm Eneco Luchterduinen became fully operational. On 21 September this milestone ...

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CRANES: Huisman delivers world’s largest Leg Encircling Crane

Huisman recently delivered the cranes for the Seajacks Scylla, the new build wind turbine installation vessel for ...

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WTIVs: Wind Turbine Installation Vessels: New optimism

The rugby world cup tournament is about to start in England as this article is being written. Just as the rugby ...

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Windfarm update: French OWF Projects, Wikinger, Borkum ...

French offshore wind projects French transmission system operator RTE France has awarded ABB with a $25m contract ...

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Windfarm Update: Amrumbank, Global Tech I, Borkum West ...

Amrumbank MPI Adventure installed the last turbine blade at the Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in early ...

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Windfarm Update: Race Bank, Rampion, Walney Extension, ...

Race Bank In July, A2SEA won a contract to provide the SEA CHALLENGER offshore installation vessel for the ...

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Windfarm Update: Burbo Bank Extension, Dudgeon OWF, ...

Burbo Bank Extension Works for the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind project are already underway, with Offshore ...

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Windfarm Update: Block Island, Eneco Luchterduinen, ...

Block Island Offshore construction work at the first US offshore wind farm began on 26 July, when the first ...

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SCALDIS SMC: Lifting at a higher level

Based in Antwerp, Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors has just celebrated its 20th anniversary as an offshore ...

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ABB DRIVE TRAIN: Test and R&D centre in Helsinki

The Grid Code defines the working conditions for the operators of the grid administrators and the distributer or ...

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OFFSHORE INTERCONNECTORS: The German Offshore Grid update

The German Government has set a target to have 6.5 gigawatts of offshore wind power capacity installed by 2020. In ...

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Legal aspects of grids: The Dutch case

On 6 September 2013 the Energieakkoord voor Duurzame Groei (the Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth) was signed ...

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THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE INDUSTRY: The next generation

The offshore wind industry is not really doing anything exceptional when it comes down to the basics. Wind turbine ...

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ACCOMMODATION VESSELS: THE PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

The concept of using vessels as hotels, or floatels, accommodation vessels, or recently, SOVs, or whatever name you ...

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OWC 2015: Breaking down barriers in offshore wind

Although it is nothing new for countries and companies to invest in renewable energy, it seems like this ...

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OFFSHORE TURBINE TECHNICIANS: The challenge in moving ...

With a reserved maximum of €18bn for offshore wind development the Dutch Government’s ‘Energie ...

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