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  • 21 October 2015
    Vessels

    On 20 October, BigLift Shipping’s heavy-lift vessel Happy Star arrived in the Port of Rotterdam, bringing Damen’s largest transportation of stock vessels to date – a total of 22 vessels. Included in the Damen transport are two Fast Crew Suppliers 2610, one ASD Tug 2310, three ASD Tugs 2411 and three ASD Tugs 3212, all of which […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The first turbine tower components built for the world’s first floating wind farm, the 30MW Hywind Scotland, have been loaded onto a cargo ship and are en route to the assembly base in Stord, Norway, according to Navacel, the manufacturer of the towers. Statoil, the owner and developer of Hywind Scotland, awarded Navacel with the contract […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Vessels

    The Damen Shipyards Group is shipping a total of 22 vessels from several Damen shipyards aboard the heavy-lift vessel Happy Star. This is Damen’s largest transportation of stock vessels to date. Upon arrival in Europe later this month, the completed vessels will be ready for immediate sale and can swiftly be put into operation.   […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    BigLift’s heavy load carrier Big Sky has arrived in the Port of Eemshaven in the Netherlands loaded with the first six of the sixty-six GE Haliade nacelles to be installed on the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Technology

    Blue Water Shipping (BWS) has put into operation the world’s strongest reachstacker at the port areas in Esbjerg, Denmark. According to BWS, the reachstacker has a lifting capacity of 152 tons and is a result of the targeted development work with the Danish supplier N.C. Nielsen. The new machine is an alternative to cranes and […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    A symbolic act on the ship lift marked a new beginning for Volkswerft Stralsund yesterday: Berthold Brinkmann, insolvency administrator of P+S WERFTEN, handed over a big key to Nordic Yards. With that, Nordic Yards has now officially taken over Volkswerft. “Volkswerft is one of the most diverse shipyards in the Baltic Sea region, and has […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    BigLift’s cargo ship Happy Star brought the first eleven transition pieces for the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm to the Cuxhaven port in Germany on 14 July, after loading them three days earlier in the Port of Avilés, Asturias, Spain.

  • 12 October 2010
    R&D

    A joint venture between HOCHTIEF Construction and the project and heavy-lift carrier provider BELUGA Shipping has commissioned the construction of a special jack-up vessel for the more rapid assembly of offshore wind turbines from the Polish shipyard Crist. The vessel should go into service in 2012, in order to meet the big demand for special […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    BigLift’s cargo ship Happy Star has transported the last ten transition pieces for the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm from the Spanish Port of Avilés to the Port of Cuxhaven in Germany.

  • 8 March 2012

    ‘Ready, willing and able’ – that’s the message from a new operations and maintenance supply chain sub-group set up by members of Team Humber Marine Alliance. Formed last year, and comprising about 20 businesses in the Humber region, the sub-group will serve North Sea and UK offshore wind energy operators. The companies have expertise in […]

  • 24 December 2014

    Today we bring you top interviews Offshore WIND team made over the course of 2014. Alstom Taking Big Offshore Wind Steps  At the WindEnergy event held in Hamburg, Offshore WIND spoke to Markus Rieck, General Manager of ALSTOM Renewable Germany GmbH. The company proves its position as one of the biggest renewable energy players with […]

  • 26 March 2013

    The high degree of innovation in the design as well as cooperation between Vripack and Braveheart Shipping might be unique but also essential to make sure the Javelin 22.22 is able to perform her duties at sea. The innovative mentality and the features of the ship connect very well to the qualities and holistic design […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Ports & Logistics

    The port of Grenaa can play its trump card in the offshore wind energy game, simply by pointing out that its location is 10-18 nautical miles from the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm. This DOZG Energy project, costing €1.5bn, is attracting companies working in and from Grenaa, including A2SEA, MTH, Energinet.dk, Ballast Zedam, Seaway Heavy Lifting, […]

  • 2 December 2015

    The rugby world cup tournament is about to start in England as this article is being written. Just as the rugby fans will have waited 4 years for the whistle to announce the start of the first match, England versus Fiji, so the offshore wind industry has waited eagerly for the whistle to start for […]

  • 14 August 2012

    The offshore wind industry is very much dictated by large conglomerates. How is it for smaller companies to keep on their feet in this competitive environment when the stakes are not particular in their favour? Offshore WIND visited family-run towage and salvage company Otto Wulf GmbH and heard how the fourth generation Wulf is running […]

  • 18 June 2013

    Cost reduction is the number one priority for the offshore wind industry and operations and maintenance (O&M), representing about a quarter of overall costs, is a significant opportunity for delivering savings. As wind farms get bigger and are built further from shore, in harsher met ocean conditions, the challenge of undertaking O&M will become even greater. To illustrate this challenge, if today’s […]

  • 20 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    Austal is the largest aluminium shipbuilder in the world. When it established a new shipyard in Alabama, USA in 1999, specifically targeting future US Defence requirements, the company knew that it would need to adopt “world’s best practice” shipbuilding methodologies in order to successfully cope with multiple vessel contracts and to meet the very stringent […]

  • 14 April 2014

    In just four years Damen Shipyards’ presence in the offshore wind market has grown exponentially and the sector continues to be a key focus of the Dutch group. Headquartered in Gorinchem in the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards Group operates 40 ship and repair yards, employs 8,000 people world wide and has delivered more than 5,000 vessels in over 100 countries. While Damen’s survey vessels, Shoalbusters and […]

  • 2 October 2012

    In the past 12 months we have seen orders for new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels placed, new builds started and others completed and delivered. These vessels have got bigger and stronger’wlth larger cranes, and higher jacking possibilities. The specifications of almost every dimension have increased. Offshore WIND has spoken to some of the new owners […]

  • 1 October 2013

    Although the offshore wind industry has not necessarily grown as fast as Belgium’s DEME Group originally expected, the sector is now responsible for 10% of its business. The company is continuing to eye targets for possible acquisitions and weighing up fleet expansion possibilities in the offshore wind sector. Alongside this, DEME is striving to seek further cuts in Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) in order to ensure that […]

  • 5 April 2012

    With wind farms getting bigger and bigger it means that the need for materials and personnel is also growing. The previous article described this growth in the need for support vessels sailing to and from wind farms under construction, or needing maintenance, transferring materials and personnel. But when do the support vessels stop being the only solution for transferring […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Vessels

    BLG Logistics has transported over 600 tons of heavy equipment for the MPI Enterprise installation vessel (previously known as VICTORIA MATHIAS) that MPI Offshore recently acquired from RWE Innogy. The ship’s equipment, that was temporarily stored in Bremerhaven, has now been transported to the Container Terminal Bremerhaven, where it is awaiting for its new owner. As part of the deal with […]

  • 10 December 2010
    Technology

    With a lifting capacity of a total of 2,000 tonnes and speed of 20 knots, it’s the world’s largest heavy lift vessel to date: SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land puts the first of two new buildings of Type 183 into service. The company, which ranks among the leading international heavy lift shipping companies and is based […]

  • 5 July 2017
    Vessels

    Gulliver, Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors’ heavy lift, DP2 vessel, has left the ROC shipyard in Qidong, China, Royal IHC reports. The vessel is now en route to the Huisman yard in Xiamen for the installation of two cranes, each capable of carrying 2,000 tonnes. Scaldis ordered Gulliver, formerly known as RAMBIZ 4000, to further support […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    A new engineering company has opened its doors in Hamburg. [email protected] offers design and planning services for heavy-lift shipping and offshore projects. The ten-strong team around founders Lars Rolner and Hendrik Gröne takes on projects from designing individual chain hoists to developing special-purpose vessels. Hendrik Gröne, Managing Director of [email protected], explains the idea behind the […]

  • 4 April 2011
    Business & Finance

    With effect from 30th of June 2011, the Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line Group) will acquire another 50 per cent of the SAL Group and with that will become the sole shareholder of the company. Over the past five years, the two companies have developed a successful partnership through their joint […]