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Following news that Nexans signed a deal with Ulstein Verft for the construction of its new cable laying vessel, the Nexans Aurora, UK marine engineering company MAATS Tech informed that it will supply a deck spread for the vessel.
Choosing the best deck layout is crucial to the efficiency of the operational and service quality of any offshore installation vessel. Therefore, IHC IQIP is becoming increasingly involved in the handling of structures and piles on deck of installation vessels.
As the number of offshore wind turbines increases, so too does the need for cost-effective and efficient installation solutions. IHC Engineering Business (IHC EB), part of the IHC Merwede group, has risen to the challenge and developed a self-propelled trenching solution for the inter array power cables used to connect turbines on offshore wind farms. […]
Ulstein Verft has cut the first steel for Nexans’ DP3 cable laying vessel C/S Aurora. The hull is being built at Crist in Poland, while the engineering, outfitting and system integration, as well as equipment preparation, testing, sea trials and finalizing are carried out at Ulstein Verft in Norway. Designed by Norwegian company Skipsteknisk, the […]
Swan Hunter has completed mobilization and commissioning of its new modular offshore carousel and associated equipment on board CWind’s multi-purpose barge ASV Pioneer.
Ulstein Verft has contracted Palfinger Marine to provide a major deck equipment package for Nexans’ new cable laying vessel Aurora.
M.C. Construction (Cleveland) Limited (MCC) has won a contract to fabricate and mobilize approximately 250 tons of steelwork that will be used during an offshore wind turbine blade upgrade campaign.
North East engineering firm OSBIT Power has lined up more than £10m of new projects in the last nine months – which is leading to the firm expanding its workforce. OSBIT, established four years ago and based in Riding Mill in Northumberland, has secured 23 projects ranging in value from £5,000 to £3m. They are […]
Osbit Power supplied a bespoke cable handling system to Technip Offshore Wind, in support of its cable installation operations at Dong Energy’s Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. The quadrant system allows safe and efficient deployment and pull-in of infield cables, managing touch down on the seabed and ensuring protection of the product as it is […]
Tideway BV, part of DEME Group, has laid the first offshore export cable section at Hornsea Project One, Ørsted’s 1.2GW wind farm offshore Yorkshire, UK.
UK-based Global Marine Group (GMG) has added the multi-purpose barge ASV Pioneer to its fleet of cable ships which will form part of CWind’s new Complete Cable Care package of services for power cable owners.
Danish engineering consultancy company Geo and shipping company NCT Offshore have launched a new drill ship, named Freja, an S-Class ROV Support DP2 vessel and the only drill ship of its calibre and type in the Nordic countries after the rebuild, according to the companies that marked entering a strategic collaboration with the joint vessel launch.
In 2017, Bibby Line Group will reach another milestone in its 209-year history when it takes delivery of the Bibby WaveMaster 1 – a vessel designed specifically for operations & maintenance (O&M) and construction support activities for Round 3 wind farms. And even in the ‘worst-case scenario’ in terms of the numbers of offshore wind […]
JDR and Bibby Offshore have signed a framework agreement, under which JDR will provide cable maintenance services and offshore personnel and Bibby Offshore will deliver project management and engineering services, in addition to a marine vessel. JDR will also deliver high voltage and fibre optic cable jointers and associated competency systems, with Bibby Offshore providing equipment for on-deck […]
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 […]
Transfers at sea have long been a problem and the safety of those involved is becoming an increasing consideration particularly because of the rapidly increasing numbers of people involved. The offshore wind farm owners and contractors alike have very strict H&S policies which other industries increasingly feel obliged to adopt as the renewable energy sector […]
Fugro has equipped its trenching vessel Fugro Saltire with a compact, custom-made, cable-lay spread that comprises a reel drive system to store the cables, a tensioner to lay them, twin winches and a quadrant deployment system on rails. The equipment is fitted to the rear deck of the vessel alongside the existing trenching equipment. In operation […]
Dutch offshore wind solutions provider Seawind has developed a novel 6.2MW two-bladed upwind turbine with a 126 metre rotor diameter, plus additional technology for bottom-fixed and floating installations together aimed at driving down the cost of energy decisively. Offshore WIND spoke with chief technical officer Silvestro Caruso about product design philosophy, dedicated technology features and […]
Events such as the EWEA OFFSHORE that took place in March, are providing excellent opportunities to hear all about the latest developments and challenges to overcome in the vibrant industry that is offshore wind. But reading and hearing is one thing… Experiencing the real thing is another. To give Offshore WIND and the articles we write as […]
While crew transfer vessels have originally been the main source for transferring technicians and engineers and their work tools to and from the wind farms, the growing trend of wind farms being, and to be built, further at sea has proven to provide quite some challenges for this sector. A challenge not only to maintain or […]
It was only 4 years ago at Seawork International 2011 that a completely new class of offshore wind farm vessels was defined when a new vessel, 26 metres long with a 10 metres beam, was named Marineco Shamal and handed over to the owner Marineco. So began the class of 26. As this article is […]
Clinton Marine Survey AB has increased the fleet with another survey vessel. M/V Wind was purpose built for the Swedish Maritime Administration, as hydrographic survey vessel, at Boghammar Marin AB shipyard in Sweden. The vessel will deliver a state-of-the-art resolution to the survey market and has permanent spread for geophysical and hydrographical work to be able […]
The main interview in this edition covers Van Oord Offshore who has recently taken delivery of their new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Aeolus. We now look at what three other companies operating these types of vessels are thinking about now and for in the future. Depending on your definition of a WTIV there are […]
Final preparations are underway for the launch of Osiris Projects’ custom build survey vessel “Bibby Athena”. Due to launch before the end of 2014, Bibby Athena will build on the capabilities of the very successful sister vessel, Bibby Tethra, with a number of subtle changes to reflect the company’s development into a more challenging offshore market. Launched […]
As governmental bodies are trying to protect the marine life, companies are facing more regulations and restrictions on the offshore installations. During the foundation installation, hydraulic impact hammers create a lot of noise harmful to marine mammals as well as to other sea life. Hamburg-based engineering and services company, Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems, developed […]
Long-standing SMD customer DeepOcean have now received delivery of their 1000hp QTrencher (QT) 1000 and successfully completed a number of projects. The recently upgraded T-3200 heavy duty trenching tractor is set to sit alongside the industry‐leading free flying, jet trenching ROV on DeepOcean’s Havila Phoenix vessel. Paul Davison, SMD’s Deputy MD commented: “We are particularly […]