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  • 10 May 2011

      Red7Marine’s newly-acquired offshore support vessel DP Reel has sailed into Great Yarmouth port to mark a milestone moment for the rapidly growing company. The £5m investment means the highly versatile vessel will be available to support work for clients in the renewable energy and oil & gas sectors. It comes less than three years […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Technology

    Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. is enhancing the submarine cable lay software, MakaiLay, and its desktop simulation sister product, MakaiPlan Pro. Specifically, three key features are being integrated into the Power Cable modules for each of these products that are built specifically for power cable installers: 1. Cable Top Angle. MakaiLay now has the option to use […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The current situation in German offshore wind industry led to a demonstration in Hanover last week, when around 700 workers urged Chancellor Angela Merkel for more support to the industry, Bloomberg reports. Issues on the transmission grid and sharing financial risk have caused delays in several projects, which consequently triggered some employment concerns. Due to […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    The UK-based First Subsea has secured a contract to provide Platform Mooring Connectors (PMCs) for the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project in Portugal. The company will supply nine PMCs, each with a 5500kN minimum breaking load, to the project’s three MHI Vestas V164-8.4MW wind turbines to be installed 20km offshore Viana do Castelo. The PMCs will be used to connect […]

  • 1 June 2015

    Dutch offshore wind solutions provider Seawind has developed a novel 6.2MW two-bladed upwind turbine with a 126 metre rotor diameter, plus additional technology for bottom-fixed and floating installations together aimed at driving down the cost of energy decisively. Offshore WIND spoke with chief technical officer Silvestro Caruso about product design philosophy, dedicated technology features and […]

  • 31 October 2012

    3sun Group, a leading provider of products and services to the energy industry in the UK and internationally, has announced that it has taken on a record 20 apprentices. It is a major achievement for the company as it continues its efforts to train the workforce of tomorrow. The company is exhibiting at stand 189 […]

  • 18 October 2010
    R&D

    Many developments in China can only be described in superlatives, and wind power is no exception. When I first visited Beijing to attend the ministerial Beijing Renewable Energy Conference (BIREC) in 2005, the city looked very different, and so did the wind energy industry. Back then, China only had around 1,000 MW of installed wind […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Authorities

    Governor McDonnell announced that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission has voted unanimously to approve proposed construction of a 479-foot-tall, five-megawatt wind turbine generator prototype in the lower Chesapeake Bay, three miles off the Eastern Shore town of Cape Charles. The construction of the prototype turbine is scheduled to be completed in late 2013, which would […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Grant programme, Supply Chain innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy (SCORE), has announced three new grant recipients, all whose projects illustrate the innovation and entrepreneurship thriving in the East of England’s offshore renewable energy sector. Working in collaboration with Cambridge University, Essex-based GreenSpur is developing a new cost effective generator design for the wind turbine market. […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Germany’s WAB, Greenpeace Energy and H2BX are calling for the special 2 GW offshore wind tender to be implemented quickly and that areas be put out to tender before the end of the year. In a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier, the parties claim that long-term framework […]

  • 21 July 2013

    Diver Dies at Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm (Germany) A British diver was killed while performing underwater work at the Riffgat offshore wind farm, located north of Borkum in the North Sea, between Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July. The 26-year-old was buried in 20-meter water depth by a concrete mat, Die Welt reports. World’s […]

  • 12 July 2012
    Operations & Maintenance

    On Thursday 19 July 2012, Norfolk-based Fendercare Marine will be hosting a launch event to officially open its Great Yarmouth offshore wind turbine support base. The company’s new facility on the Old Bure Marine site in Cobholm follows on from the success of its first base in Lyness, Orkney and will provide an extensive range […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    In October 2014 the first phase of the pile testing campaign for the Wikinger offshore wind farm project was launched, after the site’s geotechnical investigation on the Baltic Sea had been completed. German engineering and services group Bilfinger was awarded the test pile contract and chose SAL Heavy Lift as subcontractor to transport and install […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has won a tender for the supply of gearboxes for Eneco’s ten-year-old Princess Amalia offshore wind farm (Prinses Amaliawindpark) that features 60 V80-2.0MW wind turbines delivered by Vestas and maintained by MHI Vestas, which will continue to carry out the regular preventive maintenance for the next five years.

  • 6 April 2022
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    15 Basque companies led by Saitec Offshore Technologies have launched the FLOAT&M project to research and develop new solutions to improve operations & maintenance (O&M) of floating offshore wind farms. The project kicked off in 2021 and was officially launched this week during the WindEurope Bilbao event. The three-year project is financed by the Basque […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Technology

    Alstom has improved the design of its 1 MW tidal stream turbine and now offers the Oceade™ 18 – 1.4 MW: a turbine even more efficient, cost-effective and easy to maintain. With a rotor diameter of 18 metres, the Oceade tidal stream turbine has a nominal power of 1.4MW and three variable pitching blades. It is […]

  • 13 January 2012

    The last major economy in Europe that is not a member of the offshore wind club is due to knock on the clubhouse door this year. France will be joining the club with a huge 3GW enrolment fee. This month, to be precise, 11 January 2012, was the deadline for the tenders to be submitted […]

  • 1 May 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Coda Octopus has developed a new sonar for ROV and AUV operations called Dimension. Based on Echoscope 3D imaging technology and software developed by Coda Octopus, Dimension provides real-time 3D imaging for subsea vehicle applications. Designed for deployment on a wide range of subsea vehicles, Dimension is a true real-time 3D sonar that transforms ROV […]

  • 5 January 2016

    Giant technology and scaling steps The world’s first close to shore offshore wind farm, Vindeby, built in Denmark in 1991, features 11 semi-standard 450kW Bonus B35/450kW turbines (now Siemens) and is still in operation today. From today’s perspective the look of these tiny three-bladed turbines in shallow water is largely similar with today’s 6 to […]

  • 30 April 2021
    Business & Finance

    With the global installed offshore wind capacity expected to exceed 250 GW by 2030, the combined capital and operational expenditure (capex and opex) for the decade is set to reach USD 810 billion (approx. EUR 670.2 billion), signaling an increasing shift of investments from oil and gas to renewable energy technologies, according to a report […]

  • 19 January 2016
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Researchers at the Technical University in Denmark (DTU) are currently involved in testing wind turbine blades at a test hall on Risø Campus to determine why a blade buckles under the constant pressure from the wind and gravity, or why it collapses under the extreme load applied by sudden and powerful gusts of wind. The researchers […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Authorities

    Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) has responded to the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) by writing a letter to Rt Hon Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, after the news published a few days ago, where DECC was quoted as saying that REF’s figures regarding the future subsidy income for the […]

  • 22 December 2022
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    Deep Wind Offshore and EDF Renewables, who announced their joint bids in the upcoming tenders in Norway back last year, have enter into agreements with Westcon Yards and the Port of Karmsund to explore cooperation opportunities in floating wind. The Deep Wind Offshore-EDF Renewables partnership is expected to bid for both areas that will be […]

  • 16 September 2022
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Poland’s PGE Baltica, a PGE Group company, has entered the stage of environmental surveys for the Baltica 1 offshore wind farm located approximately 80 kilometres from the Polish Baltic coast. The research will be carried out by a consortium of the Gdynia Maritime University and MEWO S.A., which will also prepare an environmental report and […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    This year Offshore WIND Magazine will be looking at the offshore wind hub ports. These are ports that have either become newly established as offshore wind ports or existing ports already serving the industry that grown beyond most people’s expectations in the past seven years. These hubs can be either a single port or a group of neighbouring ports able to provide the complete base support for range of services from project pre-construction surveys to wind farm operation and maintenance.

  • 12 October 2022
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Marine Power Systems (MPS) and WavEC, one of the co-managers of the Aguçadoura test site offshore Viana do Castelo, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on deploying MPS modular floating platform technology, PelaFlex, at the Portuguese test site. The news comes shortly after MPS signed a collaboration agreement with RWE which will, inter alia, […]