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Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd is consulting on the draft Decommissioning Programme for the 860MW offshore wind project prior to submission to the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The team behind the GBP 6 million SCORE grant fund is looking to support companies from the oil & gas industry that can bring new ideas for long-term offshore asset management in the offshore wind sector.
M2 Subsea has appointed David Sinclair, former Bibby Offshore Engineering and Innovation Manager, as Business Development Manager for renewables and decommissioning to its European business development team.
Danish consulting engineering company Niras has won a contract to set up a plan for decommissioning of two offshore wind projects in France with a combined capacity of nearly 1GW which are still avaiting final investment decision.
CAPE Holland extracted a wind turbine foundation monopile at the Maasvlakte area in Rotterdam last week, as part of a demonstration project for its CAPE Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT). The 4m diameter pile was installed in May 2016 for the purpose of demonstration, which resulted in loosening and extracting the pile completely in 12 minutes. Although a single CV-320 […]
The view at Kalmar Sound in Sweden has changed considerably since November of last year. The five NEG Micon 2MW turbines have been dismantled. It had been operational since 2001 and Vattenfall has had ownership since 2006 when DONG Energy handed over to them. Why was the Yttre Stengrund wind farm dismantled? Offshore WIND magazine delves deeper into this […]
DONG Energy is preparing to decommission world’s first offshore wind farm, located off Danish island of Lolland. After 25 years of operation, Vindeby’s turbines are worn down and therefore the company is preparing to retire the wind farm, said Leif Winther, who is responsible for DONG Energy’s Danish offshore wind farms. In the summer of 1991, the 4.95MW […]
Decommissioning is a hot topic within the Offshore Energy industry and will also be a topic during the Offshore Energy 2016 conference. Over the past months a worldwide first has taken place with the dismantling of Yttre Stengrund wind farm owned by Vattenfall. The wind farm had been operational since 2001 and Vattenfall has had […]
Vattenfall’s Yttre Stengrund wind farm has disappeared from the horizon in Kalmar Sound, Sweden, the power company said in a statement. Work on dismantling the five wind turbines with a total capacity of 10 megawatt (MW) which made up the Yttre Stengrund wind farm in Kalmar Sound began at the end of November. The job of […]
DBB is expanding its business into offshore wind decommissioning and installation support services. The company said that with its track record of more than 370 offshore heavy lift operations, its vessel crew and project teams have the required skills and experience within safe and efficient execution of these kinds of offshore operations. For offshore wind decommissioning operations, […]
Under Section 105 to 114 of the UK’s Energy Act 2004, the responsible parties of offshore wind and marine energy installations are required to submit and eventually carry out a decommissioning programme. Accordingly, MeyGen Ltd. has submitted a document that constitutes the MeyGen Tidal Energy Project Phase 1 Decommissioning Programme to the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) for […]
Forecasts for a rise on decommissioning activity worth billions could provide a wealth of opportunities for the region. Supporting the initiative to harness the potential prospects for the region, which could bring jobs, skills and financial gain to the region, is the East of England Energy Zone, which was launched earlier this year to highlight […]
A £47.5 billion business opportunity is opening up for companies in decommissioning the North Sea’s huge infrastructure of offshore oil and gas fields according to new research recently published by Deloitte and Douglas-Westwood. The next 30 years will see enormous demand building for the services of supply chain players which will generate a large number […]
The unique 3D sonar technology of the Coda Echoscope® is set for new decommissioning projects in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The benefits of the Echoscope’s 3D capabilities, which bring real-time visualisation to the underwater working environment, were substantiated in a successful role in a recent ‘plug and abandonment’ task in the […]
Germany’s EnBW has launched a subsidiary in Taiwan, which is said to represent its official entry into the Asia-Pacific energy market. Based in Taipei, EnBW Asia-Pacific Ltd. is expected to allow EnBW to find a bigger arena for renewable energy in order to expand its development. EnBW said it plans to share its experience by participating […]
E.ON is set to decommission the two-turbine Blyth offshore wind project, the first wind farm built in UK waters. The work is expected to begin in April and take place for some four to six weeks off the Northumberland coast, E.ON said. According to the company’s Offshore Technical Specialist, Patrick Rainey, wind farms usually have a lifespan […]
Offshore wind farm development and operation are by nature more challenging than onshore, with additional environmental parameters to control and design for. More than 12 years ago, floating LiDAR (lidar) devices were introduced to the offshore wind industry – to meet a specific market need. Developers in the growing, but not yet mature, offshore wind […]
The prefect of the Normandy and the Seine-Maritime and the prefect of the Somme region have authorized the construction of the 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport offshore wind farm and the accompanying grid link. The decision follows the period of public discussions on the application, which were held from 16 October to 29 November last year. Both Departmental […]
The Scottish Government has approved the onshore planning application for the Inch Cape offshore wind project. Inch Cape Offshore Ltd (ICOL) submitted the planning application in principle to East Lothian Council in March last year proposing the former Cockenzie Power Station site as the new location for the project’s onshore substation. The application and supporting Environmental Impact […]
The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) has contracted DNV GL and Ocean Tech Services to study the metocean conditions in the New York Bight area. Under the two multi-year contracts, the companies will support the deployment of two floating LiDAR systems mounted on buoys more than 20 miles off the Atlantic […]
The Crown Estate and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have published an updated and extended version of ‘A Guide to an Offshore Wind Farm’. The guide is intended to help a range of stakeholders and potential new market entrants understand how an offshore wind farm is built, operated and maintained. It is said to […]
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) is mulling a 1,000MW project in Japan that could be built off Choshi in Chiba Prefecture, The Japan News (The Yomiuri Shimbun) reports. TEPCO plans to set up an offshore wind farm comprising 200 5MW wind turbines, installed on fixed-bottom foundations, according to The Japan News, which further writes that the Japanese […]
The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Energy through Strategic European Action) programme has launched its fifth call for proposals aiming to help developers of offshore low carbon technologies test products or services in real sea environments.
The UK government is investing GBP 26.6 million to build micro-robots, including flying and underwater versions, which, among other uses, will inspect and maintain offshore wind turbines.
German 332MW offshore wind farm, Nordsee One, entered full commercial operation on 21 December 2017 and its owners – Northland Power (85%), innogy (13.5%) and Enova (1.5%) – are now celebrating the project’s first year of operation.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has made an agreement with Seafox International Group to acquire a 51% ownership in the jack-up vessel Seafox 5.