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In its effort to be amongst the first states in the nation to build an offshore wind energy farm, Texas will host the 2nd Texas Offshore Wind Energy Roundtable (TOWER) Conference on October 3rd and 4th in Houston, TX. The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US and Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse […]
Vroon has christened its newest platform supply vessel (PSV) VOS Patriot, which is set to be deployed at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
Subsea-support vessel (SSV) VOS Star was christened on 27 June in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. The vessel was named by Mrs Lianne Maandag, wife of Evert Maandag, Vroon Head QHSE. VOS Star is a DP2, SPS-coded, 68-metre vessel and one of two newbuilding SSVs to have been constructed at Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China. After arriving […]
The cable-laying vessel Siem Aimery, the latest vessel added to the Siem Offshore fleet, was christened in a naming ceremony on Wednesday, 27 April, at the Remontowa Shipbuilding yard in Gdansk, Poland. The vessel will now undergo final mobilisation prior to commencing cable loading activities for its first project assignment. The Siem Aimery and her […]
Vroon Offshore Services' new vessel – VOS Sugar – was christened yesterday in IJmuiden. The vessel's first job will be in Germany, where it will perform dive operations and maintenance work on foundations at an offshore wind farm for NDE. The vessel was named by Mrs Monita Horn, Operations and Chartering Administrator at Vroon Offshore Services Den Helder, at a ceremony […]
The name giving ceremony of the offshore support vessel Acta Orion will take place on October 22th, when Mrs Didi te Gussinklo Ohmann will name the vessel. The vessel is named after one of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky. Govert Jan van Oord suggested Acta Orion’s name, as Orion is the adjacent constellation […]
The first Wave Craft vessel has been christened and is now undergoing sea trials outside the yard in Mandal. Owned by Umoe Wind and built by Umoe Mandal, the vessel, Umoe Ventus, was christened by CEO Jens Ulltveit- Moe’s wife earlier this month. If everything goes as planned, the vessels will head out to Dong […]
Hartlepool is ideally placed to take advantage of opportunities offered in offshore wind industry, said Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher responding to question submitted at a full council meeting. Resident Steve Latimer claim after failing to realize Tees Valley Regeneration’s £1billion Victoria Harbour project in 2010, the Local Enterprise Partnerships said it will focus on bringing offshore […]
James Fisher Marine Service (JFMS) has successfully completed the Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel (SMV) 24 maiden charter and immediate subsequent charter at UK Round Three wind farm sites. The vessel accomplished its first charter working with offshore wind energy developer Forewind to support the Dogger Bank development, and the second charter was to RES Offshore delivering […]
The Dutch company Sima Charters successfully delivered a Multi-Purpose 66ft Tender, christened SC Amethyst. The tender features design and naval architecture by Vripack and is engineered for countless activities in the offshore sector. SC Amethyst has been designed by Vripack and Sima Charters, and built by Sima Charters together with Shipinstall. The SC Amethyst is […]
May 17th, 2013 will certainly be remembered for its outstanding atmosphere during the naming ceremony of the “DP Gezina” at Holland Shipyards’ premises in Hardinxveld – Giessendam, despite the heavy rain on the day. The naming of Service Support Vessel “DP Gezina” was performed by Mrs. Gezina Roelofs, and witnessed by the 200 guests attending […]
CWind, a leading UK offshore wind service provider, has won a contract for six of its multi-purpose vessels to provide crew and load transfer services at Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. In what is to date Cwind’s largest vessel contract win, the six workboats will arrive on site over the next two months as […]
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 […]
Offshore Design Engineering Limited (ODE) Great Yarmouth, who provide project management, engineering and operations support services to the energy industry, have announced the appointment of Chris Edens as senior projects manager. Mr Edens will work alongside engineering manager Chris Fairhurst to focus on the continued development of the engineering services that ODE provides from its […]
On June 28 the namegiving ceremony for VOS Shine took place in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Vos Shine was christened by Mrs Gwen Klaphake, wife of Mr Rolf de Vries, Managing Director of Bluestream Offshore B.V. Bluestream Offshore B.V. is the first charterer of the vessel. VOS Shine is a DP-2 Subsea Support Vessel, built at Fujian […]
President and Managing Director of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Chris Hart has testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources calling for workforce development for the local offshore wind industry. The hearing, Building a 21st Century American Offshore Wind Workforce, focused on the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, which […]
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rutgers University to advance ocean research and monitoring that will support offshore wind development off the coast of New Jersey. The five-year cooperative agreement term will initiate this summer and help to bolster on-going efforts at the Rutgers Center for Ocean […]
Seacat Services has installed Reygar’s BareFLEET monitoring system across its entire fleet of offshore energy support vessels.
Source: Bureau Veritas/ORE Catapult; Fifth Ring Bureau Veritas and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly develop a Veristar AIM 3D “Digital Twin” of ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Offshore Wind Demonstration Turbine in Fife, Scotland. “Digital Twins” can improve the operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms by […]
Bibby Marine Services and MHI Vestas have signed a charter agreement for the Bibby WaveMaster 1 covering the 2018/2019 winter period.
EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) has secured more work for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm in Germany, with the crew transfer vessel (CTV) Windea Four obtaining a charter extension and the recently-christened Windea Six beginning its first deployment.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), based at the University of Delaware, released a new video that features never-before-seen underwater footage of fish feeding at America’s first offshore wind farm, as well as testimonials from local recreational fishermen and charter captains.
MHI Vestas and Esvagt's executives will gather today, 1 December, at Port of Oostende to christen the Service Operations Vessel (SOV) that is now ready to operate at Nobelwind and Belwind 1 offshore wind farms.
VOS Start was christened yesterday, 20 July, at a ceremony held at Damen Shiprepair in Amsterdam. The vessel will be delivered to MHI Vestas in August, starting its first charter at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.
Together with the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), eleven of the world’s leading banks have committed to developing analytical tools and indicators to strengthen their assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities.
The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce is organising an information event in Newhaven to discuss the latest developments with the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm currently under construction off the Sussex coast. Chris Tomlinson, Development Manager, Rampion EON Climate and Renewables, will be the guest speaker at the event and he will bring those in attendance up […]