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  • 2 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The first turbine at the SeaMade offshore wind project has begun producing power to the Belgian grid. DEME Offshore’s jack-up vessel Apollo installed the first Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbine at the project site in mid-June. SeaMade will comprise a total of 58 turbines located some 50km off the Belgian North Sea coast and scheduled […]

  • 28 January 2014
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    After succesful cable installation for Northwind offshore wind project, vessel Olympic Taurus started demobilization at BOW Teminal. Olympic Taurus was also the first ship to call at BOW Terminal in 2014, when it collected the last cable reels for installation on the Northwind offshore wind farm. The Northwind offshore wind project is located on the […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Teesside offshore wind farm, located off the north-east coast of England, has been temporarily shut down to allow technical investigation on turbines. Engineers will undertake investigations on housings for equipment located inside the turbine towers, EDF Energy Renewables, the developer, informed. “These investigations will be easier and safer carried out under shut down conditions,” the […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Siemens’ HelWin beta jacket was successfully loaded on the barge yesterday at Heerema’s Vlissingen yard. “The next milestone is the sail away to its final offshore destination,” Heerema Fabrication Gruop said. The jacket is part of the HelWin beta converter platform, which is one of the main components of the TenneT DC offshore grid connection […]

  • 19 February 2015

    Boa Bison, an offshore support vessel, has just completed her work at the Fecamp offshore wind farm. During the installation of a met mast at the Fecamp offshore site, the vessel was in charge of the pre-lay of anchors for a gravity base structure and ROV work during submerging. Supplementing the data collected since 2007 in technical and environmental […]

  • 6 August 2015

    A helideck was installed on Seajacks Scylla installation vessel this week, Seajacks reported via social media. Recently, Scylla has been outfitted with 105 metre long legs that have the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65m. The vessel also features a Huisman 1500t leg-encircling crane, incorporates useable deck space in excess […]

  • 19 May 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted, Japan Wind Development Co. (JWD), and Eurus Energy have formed a partnership with the aim of jointly developing offshore wind projects in the Akita Prefecture, Japan. The three companies have been developing two designated offshore wind sites under Japan’s Offshore Renewable Energy Act of 2018, both of which are located off the coast of […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    A Shetland company will manufacture blades for a bank of tidal turbines that will power 300 homes, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced. Shetland Composites secured the six month contract from Edinburgh-based Nova Innovation who is developing five 100kW tidal turbines known as the Shetland Tidal Array. The turbines, which sit more than 100ft […]

  • 4 February 2013

    The wind industry is being hit by the economic crisis and austerity across Europe, and a difficult situation should not be made worse by politicians undermining investor confidence, warned top industry figures today in Vienna. At the opening of Europe’s leading wind energy event – EWEA 2013 – politicians and high level industry representatives also […]

  • 10 March 2014

    Schaeffler has introduced a new Wind Power Standard (WPOS) for its INA and FAG brand bearings for wind power applications, which fulfills the increasing demands in terms of reliability placed on wind turbines and components in the wind power sector. This new standard for products and processes means Schaeffler is ensuring outstanding quality and reliability […]

  • 18 May 2012

    South Boats Special Projects Ltd. and Iceni Marine Services Ltd., announced that the two companies have signed a contract for the construction of four further vessels to join the existing South Boats built ‘Iceni Spirit’, ‘Iceni Courage’, ‘Iceni Defiant’ and ‘Iceni Pride’. The order is substantial for both South Boats and Iceni and demonstrates a […]

  • 8 August 2012
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Mosscliff Environmental Ltd opens the doors of a brand new regional office at the Exeter University Innovation Centre this month. As well as acting as hub for the company’s developing commercial activities across the South West, the university base marks the start of some important joint research and development projects with a number of the […]

  • 15 July 2021
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    Arthur Kill Terminal LLC has entered into an agreement with certain funds managed by Apollo Funds for the exclusive right to invest in the Arthur Kill Terminal project, an offshore wind energy staging and assembly port under development in Staten Island, New York. New York-based Atlantic Offshore Terminals (AOT) will lead the development of Arthur […]

  • 2 May 2022
    R&D, Technology

    DNV has issued a verification letter to Wison Offshore & Marine for its w.semi semi-submersible floating wind foundation technology. The verification letter demonstrates the technical feasibility and commercial readiness of the technology, and concludes the first stage of the verification process, according to DNV, which has been working with WOM to advance the w.semi technology […]

  • 27 April 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Global installed offshore wind capacity increased in 2020 and reached around 5 per cent of total wind capacity, according to the latest statistics from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Overall, wind energy expansion almost doubled last year with 111 GW, compared to 58 GW in 2019. Of the 111 GW, around 34.4 GW of […]

  • 30 January 2018
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has announced the winners of the latest innovation competition in its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program which sought new or adaptable techniques for inspection of offshore wind foundations. Applications were open for four specific challenges, including weld inspection for monopile foundations, weld inspection for jacket foundations, grout inspection for monopile foundations and […]

  • 3 October 2014

    Based on the River Orwell at Levington (near Ipswich), Suffolk Yacht Harbour (SYH) recently invested in a brand new 75 Tonne Wise hoist. Suffolk Yacht Harbour’s Managing Director Jonathan Dyke says; “The new hoist operates in conjunction with our existing 60 tonne hoist; so SYH now offers its clients increased, more flexible and even faster […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has acquired MASfab, an English fabrication business, for an undisclosed sum. MASfab provides a range of fabrication, welding and construction services to the oil, gas and renewables sectors. As part of the deal MASfab has been awarded a seven-figure valued contract to manufacture the latest version of ESS’s SCAR subsea plough […]

  • 16 May 2014

    The ground-breaking ceremony for the onshore converter station took place at the Dörpen West site in Heede, Germany, yesterday. Representatives of Transmission System Operator TenneT, contractor Alstom and the mayors of the joint municipalities of Dörpen and Heede, together with local and regional politicians and public figures attended the event. The onshore station is a key […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    A group of fishing organizations, businesses, and communities, led by the Fisheries Survival Fund (FSF), has moved forward with its lawsuit to halt the leasing of a planned wind farm off the coast of New York.

  • 27 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    ​DONG Energy has published an indicative area in which the cables carrying clean electricity from its proposed Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm could be located, and is seeking feedback from local communities in Norfolk. Hornsea Project Three is a 2.4GW project that if built out to capacity will provide enough power for well over […]

  • 14 September 2016

    Zensor, a Belgium-based provider of monitoring packages for offshore wind support structures, won the Rising Blue Star of the Year award at the first edition of the Blue Economy Business Awards. The ceremony was held as part of the first Blue Economy Business & Science Forum at the International Maritime Museum of Hamburg. Zensor provides condition monitoring systems for the foundation […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Vattenfall has chosen the new 8MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine for its Danish offshore wind farms because it “was simply the cheapest choice in the market measured by cost per generated megawatt-hour electricity,” Michael Simmelsgaard, Head of Offshore Wind and Country Manager for Vattenfall in Denmark, said.

  • 26 October 2015

    On October 15, the 10th Wind Energy and Development Dialogue (Windenergie- und Entwicklungsdialogs; WEED) was held in Berlin. The anniversary event was opened by Ursula Borak, sub-division head at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and by GWEC President Dr. Klaus Rave. The event counted more than 100 participants from ten partner countries and […]

  • 17 September 2012

    Brunsbüttel Ports will offer solutions for the supply chain as well as experience and expertise in large-component handling at Husum WindEnergy 2012, the leading wind energy trade fair. On stand 4E15 the port group will present their range of services specially designed for the wind energy industry together with the SCHRAMM group. As a part […]

  • 13 January 2012

    A global subsea engineering firm is working on a major North Sea contract worth in excess of £2million. Rotech Subsea, which is headquartered in Aberdeen and owned by Norwegian firm Reef Subsea, is involved in a subsea excavation project with marine construction firm Red7Marine on what will be the UK’s largest operating wind farm. The […]