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  • 12 March 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The scope of the tender to develop the Thor wind farm in the Danish North Sea will include the offshore grid connection, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) said. DEA has also revealed that Thor will have the minimal installed capacity of 800MW, with an option for the developer to boost the wind farm’s capacity to […]

  • 1 March 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The first of the three 800MW offshore wind farms to be constructed in Danish waters will be built off Nissum Fjord in the North Sea, the country’s Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate said. The Thor offshore wind site, to be located at least 20 kilometres offshore, was selected over the second proposed option at the […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Planning Inspectorate has appointed the Examining Authority for Vattenfall’s application for the Thanet Extension development consent order (DCO).

  • 21 August 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has completed a gearbox oil change project at the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm in Belgium. 

  • 28 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    France’s Environmental Authority has dismissed an appeal against its recent decision that a new environmental assessment study is not needed for the 496MW Bay of Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project following the switch from the Adwen 8MW to the Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbine.

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  • 22 March 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore wind project developed by the Iberdrola-led Ailes Marines consortium in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, France, is set to receive the administrative authorisation in the coming days, according to French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea.

  • 28 December 2016
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a guide to help the public understand BOEM’s  process for overseeing renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and to highlight opportunities for public involvement. BOEM is the US federal agency responsible for issuing leases, easements, and rights-of-way for renewable energy projects on the OCS. The […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) and its partner Oil Management and Services (OMS) have carried out oil exchange on wind turbines at Belgian Thornton Bank offshore wind farm. The operation involved the removal and disposal of oil from three Senvion wind turbines with JFMS Ship-to-Turbine oil exchange system for direct extraction and refill of offshore […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Joan Bondareff has been elected the new chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA). Bondareff, who previously served as the authority’s Vice-Chair, will replace Robert Matthias as VOWDA’s Chair. Deborah Miller, who has so far served as a member of Virginia’s Offshore Wind Advisory Committee, has been selected as the new Vice-Chair. VOWDA was established […]

  • 15 September 2016

    Palfinger Marine has secured the first order for its newly introduced Palfinger Blade Access (PBA) system with Senvion, which will use it at the Thornton Bank I, II and III offshore wind farms in Belgium. Dirk Reinhold, Head of Maintenance at Senvion, said: “Safe effective maintenance work on the rotor blades is crucial to ensure our high quality standards. By […]

  • 14 September 2016

    Norwegian-based Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore wind sector, has established a Technical Authority Board. The Technical Authority Board will promote excellence throughout Global Maritime, ensuring consistent and high-quality technical standards, the company said. Each board member, who will be nominated for a two-year […]

  • 6 July 2016

    Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) has inspected thrusters of DEME’s DP1 jack-up vessel Thor and repainted its hull in the new DEME livery. Thor spent four days in one of the yard’s drydocks. A special docking solution was required due to the size of the vessel’s aft thrusters, which are 3.825 metres high and standard dock blocks are just 1.80 metres. The […]

  • 29 April 2016

    Year:   Type:   Length (m):   Classification:   Deck Area (m2):   Max. Load (t):   Crane:   Engines:   Propulsion:   Fuel Load (l):   Sleeping Berths:  

  • 28 January 2016

    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has hired former senior adviser for offshore wind technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy, Gregory Matzat, to assist in the development of large-scale wind projects. The New York state’s governor Andrew Cuomo recently committed to creating a USD 5 million New York Offshore Wind Master Plan, which […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    The Peruvian Navy has officially signed off on permitting which grants US wave energy developer Atmocean a one-year license to demonstrate its wave energy technology in Ilo, a coastal city in southern Peru. Atmocean will deploy a system consisting of five connected seawater pumps by early June, leading to the potential installation of full commercial […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities, R&D

    The European Commission has found a Portuguese scheme that will support demonstration projects producing wave, tidal and offshore wind energy to be in line with EU state aid rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The development of new renewable technologies is crucial to help Europe meet its environmental commitments. Today’s approved scheme is […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    This week, the Port of Oostende welcomed the jack-up vessel Thor for the first time. For the next 3 months, Thor will conduct general maintenance on the C-Power (Thornton Bank) offshore wind farm from the Rebo terminal. A few weeks ago, the seasonal maintenance works started on three offshore wind farms: C-Power, Belwind and Northwind. Besides […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank today announced that BOEM has offered a right-of-way (ROW) grant to Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System, LLC (Deepwater Wind) for the Block Island Transmission System (BITS). “This is a major milestone for offshore renewable energy in […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The large jack-up vessel Thor sailed from the North Sea to the Danish city Hirtshals in the beginning of September to be prepared for the ships next assignment in the Baltic Sea. During the stay, Blue Water acted as agent for the ship. “We have wide experience within port agency services and other harbor-related assignments, […]

  • 15 August 2014

    Year: 2013  Type: Alicat 17m  Length (m): 17,00  Classification:   Deck Area (m2): 56  Max. Load (t):   Crane: Yes  Engines: MAN  Propulsion:   Fuel Load (l): 7.125  Sleeping Berths:  

  • 27 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing and UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey have jointly chaired a meeting of the Scottish Island Renewables Delivery Forum. Key decision makers met yesterday to agree a timetable for practical action to connect Scotland’s islands to the mainland transmission grid and unlock their huge potential to generate clean energy.   Mr Ewing […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Green Marine Solutions (GMS) has signed a contract to introduce its ground-breaking marine coordination service to C-Power’s 325.2MW Thornton Bank Wind Farm operating 30 miles (48 km) off the Belgian coast. GMS will help C-Power by examining every aspect of offshore operations and maintenance. It will then upgrade working practices to both improve the financial […]

  • 21 March 2014

    Grimsby Renewables Partnership have teamed up with Team Humber Marine Alliance and RenewableUK to hold two supply chain events aimed at local businesses. The intention is to give companies a better insight into what opportunities are available for them and the opportunity to partake in networking and workshops. These free events will be held on […]