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  • 12 January 2012

    The two Northern French ports of Le Havre and Dieppe are in line for an industry injection that can bring new 21 st century technology into their traditional maritime economies. Offshore wind energy is about to arrive on their doorsteps, bringing with it the complete supply chain for manufacturing, installation, operation and maintenance. Within the […]

  • 14 January 2013

    Block Island homeowners, Maggie and Michael Delia, have filed an objection to Deepwater Wind’s (DWW) request to have the Coastal Resource Management Council waive a $700,000 plus application fee to examine possible permits for Deepwater Wind’s proposed $260 million wind farm and cable project in Block Island waters. Deepwater Wind has proposed to build a […]

  • 14 August 2012
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance

    Mayor Jon Mitchell praised Governor Deval Patrick, Senator Mark C.W. Montigny, Representative Antonio F.D. Cabral and the New Bedford legislative delegation for their efforts to enact into law Senate 2367 which was filed by Senator Montigny on July 20, 2012 and signed into law by Governor Patrick. The Governor’s signing advances New Bedford’s South Terminal […]

  • 29 March 2011
    Business & Finance

    Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, and Aker Solutions, the international oil and gas services company, have agreed to combine their fields of expertise to develop a new and environmentally sound concept for offshore wind farm installation vessels. According to the contract, which was signed earlier this year, Wärtsilä will provide the new installation […]

  • 20 December 2012

    Leading European avian radar manufacturer Robin Radar Systems is aiming for rapid expansion following an announcement that significant funding has been secured from two key investors, Inkef Capital and Mainport Innovation Fund (comprising KLM and Schiphol Airport amongst others). Standard radar systems are used to detect large objects such as planes or ships. Birds disappear […]

  • 1 August 2011
    Operations & Maintenance

        Vattenfall today completed the installation of the final turbine at its pioneering wind farm off the coast of north-west England. The 30th turbine at Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm was installed at 3 am with the final rotor lift from A2Sea’s vessel, the SeaJack. Installation was completed four months after the first turbine was […]

  • 3 November 2015

    With construction underway on Burbo Bank Extension, DONG Energy required the delivery and installation of two 200-tonne transformers at the onshore substation, which was done by Collett, a UK company specializing in Heavy Haulage, Heavy Lift, Marine Agency and Transport Consulting. SDV UK Ltd called the company to facilitate the ship’s discharge at the Port of Mostyn and […]

  • 26 January 2011
    Grid Connection

    Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has been called in by EnBW (Energie Baden-Wurttemberg) to use its specialized Capjet trenching system to protect the HV (high voltage) subsea power export cables for Baltic 1, Germany’s first commercial offshore wind farm. Nexans provides specialized trenching service for Baltic 1 offshore wind farm subsea power […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Aberdeen-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS) UK Ltd has selected offshore engineering and technology company Osbit Ltd to deliver a boat landing and access system which will be fitted to a GMS jack-up accommodation vessel destined for DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One wind farm.

  • 23 January 2018
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The consortium behind the Maine Aqua Ventus demonstration project has reportedly decided to stop investigating the Port Clyde route as one of the preferred for the transmission link to the mainland. According to the local media, Maine Aqua Ventus has given up on this route due to concerns raised by local fishermen, who would be banned from operating in the route area. 

  • 6 June 2014

    Bureau Veritas is participating in Global Offshore Wind 2014 in Glasgow on 11 – 12 June 2014. Global testing, inspection and certification company Bureau Veritas will be welcoming the industry to its stand to discuss current and new projects. Bureau Veritas is making its mark in the industry; project certification, type certification, offshore HSE, turbine […]

  • 24 August 2012

    The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound filed an appeal in federal court challenging the recent Federal Aviation Administration’s “no hazard” determination regarding Cape Wind’s proposed wind turbines in Nantucket Sound. “The FAA ruling shows a complete and utter disregard for public safety and flies in the face of last year’s decision by the US Court […]

  • 11 March 2014

    Moog has presented important developments in control systems to ensure safe operation of wind turbines in adverse conditions at the European Wind Energy Association Event, EWEA 2014, in Barcelona. Dr. Tobias Rösmann, Technology Development Manager, has presented the latest information on Moog’s self-sensing closed-loop pitch speed control for wind turbines. The system enables synchronous motors […]

  • 5 September 2017
    R&D, Technology

    UK-based Offshore Transfer Devices, developer of the Tube Docking Device (TDD) transfer system, is now looking to partner with an established marine engineering firm to help refine the patented product and bring it to the commercial market.

  • 31 January 2013

    Two approximately 200 ton test weights were unloaded by heavy lift crane barge Conquest MB1, from the DP feeder vessel Abis Dublin. The test lifts were successfully performed in weather conditions with waves of 0.5 to 1.5 meter, waveperiods of 2 to 9 seconds and windspeeds of 23 to 29 knots (12 to 15 m/s. […]

  • 30 March 2011

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan’s new report “Strategic Analysis of the Global Market for Materials in Wind Turbine Blades” to their offering. This research service presents a strategic analysis of the global market for materials in wind turbine blades. It provides definitions of the constituent market segments as well […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The EU has pledged to provide around € 1.9 million for the national innovation network Offshore Center Danmark to be used for a new 3-year project called ECOWindS. The project will gather knowledge of installation, operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms in the UK, Germany, Denmark and Norway with the aim of halving operation […]

  • 6 January 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Major offshore construction has taken place throughout 2013 at Gwynt y Môr, one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, located eight miles off the North Wales coast in Liverpool Bay. Tucked behind RWE npower renewables’ existing wind farms of Rhyl Flats and North Hoyle, the new 160 turbine development has grown from just 32 […]

  • 6 June 2014

    RWE Innogy has completed its service and operations station on Helgoland. A two-storey building with warehouse, offices and workshops has been built in around a year on a site of around 3,000 square metres in size at the island’s southern harbour. The offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost will be operated and maintained from here for […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Operations & Maintenance

    Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has announced a strategic new-build programme that includes a further E-Class vessel – similar to GMS Endeavour, the company’s jackup barge currently occupied in wind farm operations in European waters – and three S-Class vessels, a new design GMS describes as a ‘workhorse’ ideally suited to the renewables industry. The four […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Grid Connection

    Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has completed a £4.7 million boulder clearing and pre-lay trenching project which it claims has been one of the most successful ever conducted for the wind energy sector. As subcontractor to Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC), the Banchory-based subsea specialist completed 86 boulder clearing passes followed by 172 first and multi-passes over […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    A survey commissioned by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has revealed that more needs to be done when it comes to adopting and sharing new data and digital technologies. 94% of the participants in the Digital Innovation Priorities Survey said there is a gap between the way in which the offshore wind industry currently operates, and […]

  • 11 November 2013
    R&D, Technology

    A mechanical engineering professor Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received an award from National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the use of tethered undersea kites to generate electricity from tides and currents. A new research program directed by David Olinger, PhD, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has received a three-year, $300,000 […]

  • 5 March 2012

    UK-based, OSBIT Power (OP) announced today it has begun offshore trials of its innovative offshore wind access system, MaXccess. OP has agreed with Siemens Wind Power and Statoil to conduct trials at Statoil’s Hywind demo floating wind turbine in Norway. The MaXccess system has been developed by OP, with the first production MaXccess unit, MX11/01, […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Henrik Stiesdal, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Wind Power will use his seminar at CWIEME Berlin to reveal how permanent magnet generators (PMGs) can be used in an affordable way to increase the durability of wind turbines.  It’s a well-known principle of engineering that the more components in a mechanism, the more likely it is […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The EU-funded TowerPower project is developing a system which will allow maintenance and inspection teams to continuously monitor the structural condition of offshore wind turbines on land via real-time wireless links. The project, which is entering its final year, is currently integrating this pioneering inspection technique and preparing for final testing on offshore wind turbines,  European Commission’s Community […]