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  • 8 January 2016

    Risk control is a major task for offshore wind power development in China due to great difficulties and risks, as well as the uniqueness of domestic offshore projects, Bureau Veritas said after its seminar on offshore wind power in October in Beijing. According to Shi Pengfei, an industry expert who attended Bureau Veritas’ seminar, the approval process of […]

  • 31 May 2012

    MPI Offshore’s new generation of offshore wind turbine installation vessels are expanding the envelope of the renewables industry, taking it into deeper water and harsher environments. With a new generation of offshore windfarms under construction in more remote locations and harsher environments, MPI Offshore has started operating two new advanced wind turbine installation vessels. These […]

  • 4 July 2016

    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 […]

  • 2 February 2012

    Van Oord renews order for an offshore wind power transport and installation vessel from Sietas with option on a second ship. The deal is perfect and Sietas will be the first German shipyard to build an offshore wind power transport and installation vessel. The order was placed by Van Oord of the Netherlands, a reputed […]

  • 14 October 2013

    Adapting its service offering to steer a move into the offshore wind industry has paid off for FoundOcean. Jim Bell, Managing Director, tells Offshore WIND that activity went from ‘zero to 60’ in just a year and as renewable energy demand increases, FoundOcean is confident that it can gear up for any future growth.  Established […]

  • 6 April 2015

    The threat of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the marine environment never completely goes away. The types of munitions that might be encountered in the North Sea today consist of High Explosive (HE) bombs and sea mines, which are there not only as a result of military activities associated with both World Wars, but also extensive […]

  • 26 June 2013

    The UK’s manufacturing market dominance in the supply and sale of offshore wind farm crew transfer vessels, is as much dependent on its ability to invest in multi-site service and support hubs as it is to provide charter service choice to a rapidly growing market. Moreover, as increasing international offshore wind farms are energised and […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    Forewind has announced the project boundaries of the first four offshore wind farm projects to be developed in the Round 3 Dogger Bank Zone. The identification of the boundaries for these four offshore wind farms, two that will connect into the national grid in Yorkshire and two into Teesside, is a significant step towards finalising […]

  • 19 August 2013

    Dutch VSMC (Visser & Smit Marine Contracting BV) was set up in 2007 as part of Visser & Smit Hanab to provide subsea cable installation services to the offshore wind industry. As of the start of 2012 the company has officially established itself as an independent company, operating in 3 European entities, VSMC BV in […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Technology

    SGS Global Renewables QHSE Manager, Jim Green was a guest presenter at the January 2013 Renewable UK (RUK) Health and Safety Conference held in the English city of Sheffield. The presentation focused on quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE) in wave and tidal projects specifically regarding safety in the marine environment and highlighted the need […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Netherlands-headquartered offshore wind O&M and IRM specialist, C-Ventus, opened an office in the OrbisEnergy building in Lowestoft, UK, in January. Following the announcement, Offshore WIND spoke with the company’s Managing Director Hans Reinigert, Peter van Veen Commercial Manager in the Netherlands, and Jeremy Hardin, who has been appointed as the Commercial Manager at C-Ventus UK.

  • 3 October 2012

    Dutch engineering and fabrication company Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) was already a well known player in the oil & gas industry, when around five years ago, the offshore wind industry was just really setting off. Then HFG was asked whether they could build some small platforms for this new industry. With the company’s vast experience […]

  • 16 February 2011

    The purchase of S4WT is the natural result of the confidence of REpower in SAMTECH’s software solutions. The choice of S4WT was further consolidated through the outcome of validation campaigns. These tests proved the higher accuracy of S4WT over other multi body and aero-elastic approaches when comparing numerical results and experimental measurements. The S4WT solver […]

  • 12 January 2016

    A strong partnership has resulted in the development of a new wind turbine technology, which could mean a leap forward in blade control and cost reduction. Leading Danish wind industry players and the scientific community have joined forces to develop the iRotor technology, a solution which uses wireless sensor technology to measure changes in the […]

  • 28 August 2012

    At 7:00 p.m. on Monday 3 September, German Federal Secretary of Commerce and Technology Dr Philipp Rösler will officially open the SMM, shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair hamburg at the CCH-Congress Center Hamburg. Bernd Aufderheide, Chairman of the Board of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, will welcome some 800 invited guests from […]

  • 1 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Hydrosphere UK Ltd’s contract for the rental of six Cardinal buoys to mark Britain’s largest wind farm, Greater Gabbard, has been extended by Fluor Limited. Fluor – the principal contractor for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm project – originally approached Hydrosphere in 2009 for the supply of temporary navigation lights to mark the site in its […]

  • 18 January 2012

    IHC Offshore Systems, part of IHC Merwede, announces it has been awarded a rental contract for the Noise Mitigation System NMS-6900. Dutch offshore contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting will operate the NMS-6900 during the installation of 30 monopile foundations for the Riffgat offshore wind farm off the north-west coast of Germany. The contract has been signed […]

  • 16 August 2013

    MECAL is an independent engineering company operating globally, offering engineering consultancy services to the semiconductor industry, the wind industry, and recently also to the solar market. Their headquarters are in Enschede, in the Netherlands, with offices located also in Denmark, Japan and the US. The company has seen its business triple an its workforce double […]

  • 25 November 2011

    On Monday 28 November, in Lisbon, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, will present a new maritime strategy for growth and jobs in the Atlantic Ocean area, just adopted by the European Commission. The strategy identifies challenges and opportunities in the region and takes stock of existing initiatives that can support growth and […]

  • 7 May 2012

    Gamesa, a global wind power technology leader, continues to make progress on the implementation of its offshore wind market strategy. The latest milestone is the decision to start the permitting process for the installation of its first offshore prototype, the G128-5.0 MW (50 Hz), at Arinaga Quay in Gran Canary Island (Canary Islands, Spain). Gamesa […]

  • 9 August 2012

    The European debt crisis; a weak US employment market; declining growth rates in emerging economies such as China and India: prospects for the global economy are not exactly bright at the moment. These are the challenging coordinates for the decision-makers of the maritime industry as they get ready to gather for the 25th SMM, shipbuilding, […]

  • 18 September 2012

       Vessel Motion Monitoring System™ (VMMS™) developed to provide accurate motion monitoring, improves safety during vessel transfer operations.  Offers real time impact load measurement combined with additional data logging capability to support health and safety analysis and investigations.  Successful testing has been carried out by Submarine Technology Ltd (STL).  Development that further underscores the commitment […]

  • 14 September 2015

    With a reserved maximum of €18bn for offshore wind development the Dutch Government’s ‘Energie Akkoord’ outlines the instructions and deadlines for the future of this industry in the Netherlands. In the same agreement it states that a cost reduction of 40% should be achieved. Included in this is Operation & Maintenance (O&M) which takes up […]

  • 9 October 2012

    With offshore wind having become a busy and fast emerging business over the past few years, in which money seems to be present in abundance, the industry seems to be blind for lessons learned. Even to the point that fatal accidents have been accepted at a very early stage, in the development phase. Recent fatalities […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    A north west based commercial diving and specialist offshore services company has been awarded a major contract to support the construction of Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm in Liverpool Bay. Hughes Sub Surface Engineering (HSSE), with offices in Bootle, Mostyn and Staines, won a £5million contract for diving and cable installation support services, creating […]

  • 18 May 2012

    Three recently completed 21 metre Austal wind farm support vessels are heading to Europe, where they will shortly commence operations for UK operator Turbine Transfers. The Wind Express 21 catamarans will be used to transport service crews and equipment to the many offshore wind farms that are located off the coastlines of several European countries. […]