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  • 29 April 2014

    DNV GL has updated the Worldwide Offshore Accident Databank (WOAD), the world’s leading repository of offshore accident information. The latest update to WOAD adds over 300 new accident records bringing the dataset up to the Hercules 265 blowout on 23rd July 2013. With records of 6451 accidents occurring to 3795 operating units, WOAD continues to […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Following the investigation into the accident that happened on Saturday night (July 6) at the Butendiek offshore wind farm, Ballast Nedam said that it has implemented mitigation measures to prevent such unfortunate events from happening again. The company informed that a safety alert will follow at the beginning of August. Ballast Nedam said that the […]

  • 8 July 2014

    A serious accident occurred in the night of Sunday, 6 July at the Butendiek offshore wind farm in German waters. The victim, a Danish employee hired by Ballast Nedam, was admitted to the hospital in critical condition. “Our compassion is with the victim and his family. We wish them a lot of strength,” Ilka van der Meijden, […]

  • 21 December 2012

    In connection with maintenance work on the installation vessel SEA JACK in the Keppel Verolme yard in Rotterdam, a serious accident happened this morning to one of their subcontractors.A 43 year-old Danish employee from the Esbjerg-based company Peter Harbo A/S died in a work accident. “We are deeply sorry to have to inform that an […]

  • 13 March 2012

    A few days ago, an accident occurred at the Jiangsu Jingye offshore wind Bearing Co. Ltd construction site when a steel platform collapsed, killing five and injuring four workers, reported Wind Power Monthly. According to the accident report, the two men died on the spot and the three men died in the hospital. The facility, […]

  • 13 March 2012

    Kvaerner’s internal investigation following from the serious crane accident at the Verdal yard 8 February 2012 has been completed and the main findings have been presented to the Police and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. The investigation report examines the accident in detail, reviews the existing health and safety procedures in place for work at […]

  • 20 March 2015

    Recently, the company which carries out maintenance work on the wind farms in the North Sea celebrated 3,000 consecutive days with no accidents. Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM) benefited from this event as Dirk Dewettinck, Service Director of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind handed EUR 3,000 check to the organisation. “Although no accidents occurred for […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Five people were injured in an accident onboard the installation vessel Seaway Strashnov during the installation of foundations at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. The accident occurred overnight on 8 May, a spokesperson for the Triton Knoll project told Offshore WIND. All of the five injured persons were airlifted to hospital for assessment and […]

  • 16 May 2013

    CWind Ltd, of Colchester, has won a Gold Award for its occupational safety and health commitment in an awards scheme run by the safety charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The Gold award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013 was presented to CWind’s SHEQ Manager, Gary Holland, at […]

  • 13 July 2014

    Siemens to Revolutionize Offshore Wind Turbine Service Siemens has announced that, as of 2015, it will revolutionize the offshore wind turbine service with its new service operation vessels (SOVs). Man Severely Injured in Accident at Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm Yesterday morning (July 7), sea rescuers from List medevaced a severely injured worker from the heavy […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Training & Education

    Complete Site Safety, a Liverpool-based Health and Safety training company, has launched a new, advanced first aid course designed for offshore workers. The Clinical Observation & Medical Assessment, or COMA course, is designed for those industries which do not have immediate access to emergency aid in the event of an accident. The course is aimed at […]

  • 3 September 2014

    The master of a wind farm support boat has been made to pay £3,000 in fines and costs after breaching maritime collision regulations. Geoffrey Whinfrey was in charge of the Island Panther when it collided with a wind turbine in the Sheringham Shoal wind farm on 21 November 2012. Whinfrey had been requested by the […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    DEME is currently looking for a replacement vessel for the installation of Moray East jacket foundations, following the crane accident onboard the installation vessel Orion. The company is considering both the vessels in its own fleet and externally to carry out the installation of Moray East jackets, first eight of which have now arrived at […]

  • 6 May 2020

    Following the recent crane accident on the installation vessel Orion, the crane supplier Liebherr released some details surrounding the accident, including more specific information on its cause and consequences. The crane has been undergoing an overload test, which was planned for a load scenario of 5,500 tonnes and the lift to be carried out through […]

  • 23 February 2016
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    British and Danish authorities have started an investigation to determine the root cause of the accident in which a worker on board the jack up vessel Wind Pioneer was injured on Saturday, 20 February, while the vessel was carrying out maintenance work at the 172MW Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm. The injured worker suffered a laceration to […]

  • 18 April 2013

    Tuesday evening, an employee of a contractor working for transmission grid operator TenneT suffered a severe injury during work at sea on the HelWin1 offshore grid connection project. The employee’s life is not in danger. The responsible authorities have been informed about the accident. TenneT is in close contact with the authorities and project stakeholders […]

  • 16 May 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    WALTON lifeboat was called out to help a man whose face had been severely injured in an accident involving an electrical grinder.   (clactonandfrintongazette) [mappress] Source: clactonandfrintongazette, May 16, 2011;

  • 5 May 2011

    Offshore safety professionals have acknowledged that there is a requirement for wind-specific regulations to prevent accidents when…   (windenergyupdate) [mappress] Source: windenergyupdate, May 05, 2011

  • 8 September 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    A serious accident occurred in the night of Sunday 6 July 2014 at the German offshore wind farm Butendiek. The victim, a Danish employee hired by Ballast Nedam, was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.  Due to the seriousness of his injuries, he spent 6 weeks in hospital. He will need further surgery and […]

  • 29 October 2010
    Training & Education

    A worker has died following an accident at Vestas’ tower manufacturing facility in Pueblo, Colorado. According to press reports, local… James Quilter (windpowermonthly) [mappress] Source: windpowermonthly, October 29, 2010;

  • 31 July 2015

    Following the commencement of Block Island offshore wind farm construction, the developer was struck by a hazard. Namely, one of the barges being used during the construction hit the installed jacket foundation making a dent in one of four legs, writes The Providence Journal. “This is the kind of thing that can happen in construction […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    German Maritime Search and Rescue Association (DGzRS) responded to a report of a fire onboard a crew transfer vessel near the Nordergründe offshore wind farm on Monday, 30 April.

  • 2 October 2015

    UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that Fluor Ltd and Siemens Winpower A/S were sentenced today after a worker was killed and another seriously injured while loading wind turbine blades onto a barge for delivery to Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm on 21 May 2010. The accident happened when a 2.11t part of the blade transport arrangement […]

  • 24 October 2011

      A GIANT drilling rig has been left crippled after an accident at the Kentish Flats wind farm off Herne Bay.   by Ed Targett (thisiskent) [mappress] Source: thisiskent, October 24, 2011

  • 11 April 2012

    TAG Energy Solutions is to have its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health recognised at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards 2012. The Billingham-based company, which manufactures monopile foundations, substructures and jackets for the offshore renewables industry, will be presented with a Gold award at this RoSPA Occupational […]

  • 1 September 2017
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Samsø Havvind A / S has received permission from the Danish Energy Agency to replace the wind turbine at the Samsø offshore wind farm which was damaged in an accident in November 2015.