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Veka-Group builds a series of catamarans for the offshore industry. The vessel has been specially developed for crew tendering and offers also enough deck space for transporting three 10 ft containers. The first vessel, destined for an operator of a wind farm, will be delivered mid September. Stable, fast and economical ‘A monohull built without […]
Great Yarmouth-based ATAM Group has tested its robotic crawler, developed for the inspection of wind turbine blades, on the full-size turbine training tower and along test blades at ORE Catapult’s facilities in Northumberland, which is offered as part of a GBP 50,000 grant awarded to ATAM from the GBP 6 million SCORE Innovation fund.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has acquired all shares of the UK-based Gardline Group.
A special interest group for the marine industry in the east of England energy sector is to be launched next month. The group will examine how the industry uses the diverse range of vessels across the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors in the Southern North Sea – from catamarans to huge jack-ups used to […]
On December 15, 2014, a launching ceremony was held at the terminal in Emden’s outer harbour for a further Windea catamaran that is entering service under the German flag. The ship’s godmother Miranda van Laar-Prikkel, wife of co-partner Paul van Laar from IJmuiden in the Netherlands, gave the “Twin Axe Bow” type catamaran from Damen […]
Damen Shipyards and SeaZip Offshore Service have strengthened their working relationship by signing another contract for two Damen Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610 at Wind Energy in Hamburg. The two new vessels, to be named SeaZip 3 and SeaZip 4, will be mobilised in transporting personnel and small quantities of freight to North Sea offshore […]
With the introduction of a new, larger Multipurpose Catamaran 26 for crews and equipment transport services for wind farms, the group hopes to have a bigger mark on this segment. The 25.50 meters long Multipurpose Catamaran is the larger sister of the Animal Multipurpose Catamaran, which was built in 2012. The aluminum catamarans are built […]
Since the commissioning, the WINDEA one catamaran has had its schedule fully chartered out. After two short termed charters, the WINDEA one and its crew is now operating for the wind farm Borkum West II for a longer period. The WINDEA one is directly chartered by TRIANEL Windkraftwerk Borkum GmbH & Co. KG and performs […]
On 18 September 2013, a new catamaran of Windea Offshore GmbH & Co. KG - a joint venture of EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO), the Bernhard Schulte Group and SSC Wind GmbH – was baptized in Emden by the name ‘WINDEA one’. After a welcome speech by Dr. Bernhard Brons (EMS’ Executive), Knut Gerdes (EMO […]
The first high speed VEKA Catamaran for the Offshore Wind Farm industry has been delivered to Royal Wagenborg. The catamaran will supply remote wind farms in the North Sea with crew, equipment and various supplies. Later this week VEKA will launch a second catamaran for a shakedown cruise, and it will not be long before […]
In Harlingen, two newly-constructed ‘Twin Axe’ catamaran ships will be officially christened on Friday 22 March, at 11 AM. In the near future, these ships will be deployed in the completion stage of a large-scale wind farm on the North Sea, 90 km north-west of the island of Borkum. This off-shore wind farm is being […]
Last week the first 'Animal' Multipurpose Catamaran was launched, the first ship in a series of high speed crafts. With this highly innovative support vessel for the offshore industry, VEKA Group has developed a very powerful workboat, specialized in transporting technical personnel and working material to and from wind farms. Every ship of this new […]
Continuing the long history of shipbuilding in Great Yarmouth, Alicat Workboats, based on Southtown Road and part of the Gardline group, formally handed over its latest vessel. This aluminium catamaran was manufactured by a company with a reputation of being one of the best builders of wind farm support vessels for the most modern of […]
Lately BLRT Marketex and Sure Wind Marine Ltd entered into contract to build four 19,5 m wind farm catamarans. The catamarans are available for projects throughout Europe and built to DNV class and dual UK MCA and German Stability rules to ensure full flexibility. “This is first major contract for BLRT Marketex in wind farm […]
South Boats Special Projects Ltd. and Wind Wave Workboats Ltd. announce the two companies have signed a contract for the construction for the 'Freddie S', a first of class South Boats 17m Vigilante catamaran. The vessel will be built at South Boats' new facility in Cowes and will be delivered in August 2012. This is […]
South Boats Special Projects Ltd. and Offshore Wind Services BV announce the two companies have signed a contract for the construction of a pair of South Catamaran 19m Wind Farm Support Vessels. The two craft will be built at South Boats’ new facility in East Cowes and will be delivered in March and April […]
Jack-Up Barge has announced signing a multi-year charter agreement with the German BARD Group for Jack-Up Barge's Self Elevating Platforms JB-115 and JB-117. The contract is valued at in excess of EUR 100 million. Both platforms will be deployed in the BARD Offshore 1 offshore wind farm – the largest German offshore wind farm to […]
Blount Boats, Inc. recently announced that it has been appointed by South Boats Special Projects, Ltd., based at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, England to be the exclusive shipyard to manufacture U.S. flagged aluminum catamarans of South Boats designs for the U.S. wind farm industry. Blount Boats operates a shipyard in Warren, Rhode […]
South Boats Special Projects Ltd. and Seacat Services Ltd. announce the two companies have signed a contract for the construction of a pair of South Catamaran 19m Wind Farm Support Vessels. The two craft will be built at South Boats’ new facility in Cowes and will be delivered in May and June 2012 respectively. The […]
BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announces that it has signed a design and development contract for the construction of an initial batch of four Wind Farm Support Catamarans to be built by VEKA Shipbuilding BV at their yard in Jongert […]
Damen Shipyards Group has designed a new Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV) with features that are said to ensure its suitability for operations in the developing offshore wind market in North America.
CWind, part of the Global Marine Group, has been awarded a contract by DONG Energy to install new and retrofit existing gates on the transition pieces (TPs) at the Gode Wind and Borkum Riffgrund offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.
DONG Energy has granted CWind a two-year extension to its existing three-year crew transfer vessel contract at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.
Colchester-based CWind has officially named the CWind Phantom, a 27-metre aluminium catamaran Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV).
The Netherlands Opens Door to More Offshore Wind by 2023 The House of Representatives of the Netherlands has voted in favour of carrying out further research to determine if new offshore wind zones can be added to increase the country’s target of having a total of 4.45GW of offshore wind generation capacity commissioned by 2023. […]
It was only 4 years ago at Seawork International 2011 that a completely new class of offshore wind farm vessels was defined when a new vessel, 26 metres long with a 10 metres beam, was named Marineco Shamal and handed over to the owner Marineco. So began the class of 26. As this article is […]