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  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    At the WindEnergy event held last week 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 its latest technology development and expansion of its offshore wind work on an intercontinental level. A week ago, Alstom’s […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    DONG Energy’s emergency response team honed its skills on Friday at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm. “As part of this full-scale exercise, two crew vessels collided and four technicians fell overboard without the possibility of being rescued immediately. The simulated accident went ahead as planned and the dummies were rescued,” DONG Energy said on its official […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities

    The Examining Authority has until Wednesday to issue recommendations on the Hornsea offshore wind farm Project One. The Authority will write a report setting out their conclusions on the application, and stating the  reasons for those conclusions. The report will make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who will […]

  • 7 September 2014

    DolWin Beta Becomes Resident of North Sea (Gallery) DolWin beta, the offshore HVDC platform that will connect three offshore wind farms in the German part of the North Sea, is now anchored and ballasted to the seabed, Aibel has announced on its social media pages. Greater Gabbard OWF’s Cabling Infrastructure Worries Local Fishermen The developers […]

  • 28 August 2014
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy has installed a suction bucket jacket foundation at its German offshore wind farm, Borkum Riffgrund 1.  An innovative new foundation could help cut the costs of electricity from offshore wind farms. Now,  it has been successfully deployed by DONG Energy as part of its collaboration with the UK’s Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA). The […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has approved the suction bucket jacket foundation, which is installed without noisy pile driving. “We were particularly pleased with this foundation,” stated the President of BSH Monika Breuch-Moritz. “It shows that the authorities, academia and industry are continuously looking for solutions that strike a balance between protection […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Dong Energy’s 312MW offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 has encountered an obstacle, as Siemens cannot deliver the 77 wind turbines on time, Danish media reported. The 4 MW turbine is an upgraded version of Siemens’ bestseller 3.6 MW, which was originally slated to be used at Borkum Riffgrund 1. In the spring, Dong announced […]

  • 15 August 2014

    Year: Type: Length (m): Classification: Deck Area (m2):   Max. Load (t):   Crane: Engines:   Propulsion:   Fuel Load (l):   Sleeping Berths:  

  • 15 August 2014

    Year: 2014  Type: Teknicraft Catamaran  Length (m): 25,25  Classification: MCA MGN 280(M), Cat 1(SCV)  Deck Area (m2): 155  Max. Load (t): 40  Crane: Structures in place for two deck cranes  Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C32 ACERT  Propulsion:   Fuel Load (l): 36.000  Sleeping Berths: 4 

  • 15 August 2014

    Year: 2011  Type: Alicat 20m  Length (m): 20,00  Classification:   Deck Area (m2): 35  Max. Load (t): 8  Crane: Yes  Engines: CAT  Propulsion: FPP  Fuel Load (l): 9.500  Sleeping Berths: 4 

  • 15 August 2014

    Year: 2011  Type: CTV  Length (m): 20,90  Classification: DNV R2, WSV1  Deck Area (m2): 51  Max. Load (t): 8  Crane: 3000kg TMP900K Crane  Engines: 749kW  Propulsion: CP Propeller Servogear Ecoflow  Fuel Load (l): 8.000  Sleeping Berths: 2 rest rooms 

  • 24 July 2014

    WaveWalker 1 is currently preparing to depart Portland, UK and will soon be heading to Holland to commence the mobilisation for her next exciting project. The innovative walking jack up barge has been chartered as part of the construction of the Gemini wind park which will be built 60 kilometres from the coast of the […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Work at the Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) located off Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kāneʻohe has received an infusion of $9 million from the U.S. Navy. The funds, from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), are directed to the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i (ARL/UH), working with UH Mānoa’s Hawaii Natural […]

  • 8 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Tidal blade test facility at National Composites Centre was awarded £1 million as part of £86 million of new Government money awarded to the West of England LEP to boost economic growth and create jobs. Located in Bristol & Bath Science Park, it will be the first of its kind as the industry is insufficient […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    Providing power for offshore operations on a transition piece in the construction phase is an essential service when working on the lifeless transition piece. Recently GeoSea chartered the Guardian, Braveheart Shipping’s survey vessel, to provide power by cable to the transition piece in the Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm on which they were carrying out […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    E.ON has reduced its gross debt by €1 billion. This is the result of an offer to bondholders to repurchase three bonds with maturities from 2015 until 2017 that have an aggregate nominal value of about €5 billion. The buyback offer was limited to a nominal value of about €1 billion. The eight-day offer period […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    German offshore grid connection BorWin 1 faced several technical faults over the past months, which resulted with unplanned shutdowns of the network connection. To determine the exact cause of the issues, German transmission system operator TenneT said that it is working closely with the contractor for the network connection, ABB, and the operator of the […]

  • 26 June 2014

    Palfinger Marine has won the order for 97 PF 8000 cranes, which has been developed especially for the wind farms Gode Wind 1 and 2. The wind farms are located 45 km off the German coast. Start of construction will be the first half of 2015 at Gode Wind 2, followed by Gode Wind 1. […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Germany’s wind energy developer, Windreich, got an extension of the deadline for the start of its MEG 1 offshore wind project located in the German North Sea. Windreich now has until 26 February 2016 to start the construction in order to keep the licence for the project. According to the original approval issued in 2009, […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Bard Offshore 1, a 400 MW German offshore wind farm, will not be operational until further notice, informs the Spiegel. At the beginning of the year, there were frequent technical problems with the converter substation. In late March, a smoldering fire occurred on the substation and caused preliminary failure of the system. Recommissioning was planned […]

  • 2 June 2014

    GeoSea Installs All Westermost Rough Foundations GeoSea has finalized the installation of the foundations for the Westermost Rough (UK) offshore wind farm project. This DONG Energy project consists of 35 wind turbine positions 9 km from the coast near Hull in the north east of England, UK. Siemens Fine-Tuning Bid for Alstom German conglomerate Siemens […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The construction work at the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 is progressing rapidly. On 21st April 2014, the first cable was connected between the offshore substation and the first foundation. By the end of 2014, approximately 80 kilometers of cables will be installed connecting the foundations to the substation, the heart of the offshore wind […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) released its quarterly report today, highlighting successful project and financial activities. During the first quarter, CWE focused primarily on its Perth Wave Energy Project with the completion of the foundation and pipeline installation, delivery of the buoyant actuators and other CETO Unit components, commencement of assembly and testing phase and […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has  announced funding of €1.3m for environmental and feasibility studies at ESB’s Westwave project which aims to deploy five wave energy devices off the coast of County Clare by 2018. SEAI has been working closely with ESB for the past three years on the ESB Westwave project which represents […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Vestas signed and completed a new five-year revolving credit facility on 31 March 2014 at a total amount of EUR 1bn. The facility has been successfully increased from the originally agreed total of EUR 850m and is now arranged by a group of six banks comprising of Nordea, DNB, HSBC, SEB, Société Générale and UniCredit. […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Authorities

    Over 1,000 European cities have written a joint open letter to the European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, calling for a 30% renewable energy target for 2030, alongside a 40% energy efficiency target. Energy Cities, the alliance representing the 1,000 cities, is hoping the EU Heads of State, who meet on the topic on 20-21 […]