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  • 2 May 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Cowes-based offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator, Seacat Services, has launched two vessels with the capacity for 24 industrial personnel – the newly-accepted Seacat Enterprise, and the upgraded Seacat Courageous.

  • 11 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Royal Boskalis Westminster has decided to take 24 vessels out of service in the coming two years, which will result in the loss of approximately 650 jobs worldwide during this period. The company based the decision on the results of its fleet rationalization study that was initiated in light of deteriorating market conditions and an expected […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Vessels

    Seacat Services is showcasing its first vessel capable of carrying up to 24 industrial personnel at this year’s Seawork. Seacat Courageous, a 26m high speed catamaran launched in February this year, will be the first of the Seacat Services fleet to benefit from the ability to carry more than 12 persons on board who are […]

  • 30 April 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    Belgium Considers Hitting Offshore Wind Reset Button Belgium’s Secretary for the North Sea Philippe De Backer has suggested that the government should revoke concessions granted to three offshore wind projects and instead carry out a tendering procedure similar to those in Germany, Denmark or the Netherlands, according to local media. Bourbon to Install First French […]

  • 19 May 2014

    Seacat Services, offshore energy support vessel operator, launched its latest 24-metre British-built South Catamaran, named Seacat Ranger. For the launch of Seacat Ranger, the latest 24-metre DNV GL class-certified vessel to be built in the UK, incremental build improvements include a new bow and fender design that enhances stability when the vessel is pushing onto the […]

  • 30 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Marks 1000th Turbine in Water DONG Energy has become the first company worldwide to have installed 1,000 offshore wind turbines, after recently installing the landmark turbine at the Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm in German North Sea. DONG Upgrades Tendering System DONG Energy has added a new category covering geotechnical investigation services in […]

  • 24 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Rough Sea Ahead for German Offshore Wind, Industry Says The new German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) means troubled waters for the German offshore wind industry, according to a press release jointly issued by AGOW (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Offshore-Windenergie), Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, BWE (Bundesverband WindEnergie) and WAB. Brave Tern Ready for First Transatlantic Voyage Brave […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has signed leases totalling 24 years with Aberdeen Harbour Board, as the company will use the location to support the construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance (O&M), and eventual decommissioning phases of its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm. Vattenfall said it is set to establish its construction […]

  • 24 January 2016

    Offshore Wind Developers Help Solve a Century-Old Mystery Whilst undertaking detailed seabed scanning for the development of wind farm projects in the East Anglia Zone, off the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk, wind farm developers ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and Vattenfall uncovered something they weren’t expecting – an ‘uncharted’ wreck of a WWI German submarine, missing […]

  • 24 April 2016

    Offshore Wind: A Playfield with Giant Toys (Photo Gallery) The story of offshore wind farms moving farther from shore and wind turbines being installed in deeper waters does not finish with gigantic vessels and foundations, but extends to the almost entire supply chain, where equipment is also getting bigger and services are being adapted to […]

  • 30 August 2015

    First Gemini Offshore Substation in Place (11 Photos) The first offshore transformer station at the Gemini offshore wind farm was placed on top of the jacket foundation. World’s Largest Floating Turbine Sails Out “Fukushima Shimpuu”, the largest floating offshore wind turbine in the world, left Onahama port on July 28th and arrived at the testing […]

  • 24 August 2014

    Sunken Barge Carried Working Platforms for Baltic 2 OWF A barge that sank on Wednesday morning (August 13) off Darßer Ort in the Baltic Sea was carrying four working platforms for the EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm, the company confirmed to Offshore WIND. Siemens: Order Placed for 67 Dudgeon Offshore Wind Turbines Siemens Energy […]

  • 30 March 2014

    SSE Tones Down Its Commitment to Offshore Wind Projects SSE has disclosed its intention to narrow significantly the focus of its near term development plans for its offshore wind projects. Siemens to Invest EUR 190 Million in Offshore Production Facilities Siemens is investing more than EUR190 million (GBP160 million) in new offshore production facilities in […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Grid Connection

    Navigant Research has issued a new report which analyzes the global market for submarine electricity transmission systems, including global market forecasts for project value, segmented by technology and region, through 2024. Today, submarine electricity transmission systems are being used more frequently for long and short hauls in undersea, lake, and river interconnection applications, allowing transmission […]

  • 30 November 2011

    trûon Rechtsanwälte has advised Vattenfall in the acquisition of project rights for the offshore wind farm Sandbank 24 from Sandbank Power GmbH & Co. KG. The planned offshore-wind farm Sandbank 24 is located in the German Exclusive Economic Area in the North Sea approximately 90 km west of Sylt. In its initial phase, the project […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Belgian structural monitoring specialist 24Sea has established an exclusive cooperation agreement with French renewables engineering specialist Innosea for structural monitoring and design of offshore and onshore wind substructures in France.

  • 9 April 2019
    Vessels

    Offshore energy support vessel operator, Seacat Services, has signed a multi-million-pound contract to build a catamaran for deployment in the offshore wind sector. Seacat Weatherly, designed by Southampton-based naval architect Chartwell Marine, will be constructed by Isle of Wight firms Diverse Marine and Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) in Cowes. Scheduled for completion in March 2020, […]

  • 25 June 2013

    The Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel 24 (SMV24), which will transform support operations in today’s growing offshore wind farm and maritime engineering sectors, receives its official launch at Seawork International. The SMV24 is a new concept in offshore support vessels, designed to provide operators with `one boat to replace many`, enabling operators to conduct a wide range […]

  • 24 June 2018

    Top five news on Offshore WIND from 18 to 24 June 2018.

  • 24 September 2017

    Offshore WIND’s most read news from 18 to 24 September 2017.

  • 30 July 2017

    Offshore WIND’s most read news from 24 to 30 July 2017.

  • 30 November 2014

    Size Matters for Dong In an effort to cut down the cost of offshore wind energy as much as possible, Dong Energy is investing in bigger offshore wind turbines and plans to take it to the next level. E.ON Goes with 116 Turbines for Rampion E.ON has announced the final design for the Rampion Offshore […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Swire Blue Ocean’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has installed the twenty-fourth out of fifty-six turbines at the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk.

  • 2 February 2015

    Seacat Services, an offshore energy crew transfer vessel operator, has placed an order worth £6 million with local boat builder South Boats IOW for two DNV-GL class-certified next generation 24m catamarans as it looks to bolster its fleet ahead of the next phase of European offshore wind construction. While new construction is set to slow […]