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  • 4 June 2015

    First Subsea has hired Gary Howland to drive Renewables Connectors Business. Prior to joining Jee, Mr Howland was Vice President – Renewables at Trelleborg Offshore developing business in the global renewable energy sector, in particular offshore wind. Drawing on his recent experience in subsea cable engineering consultancy Gary Howland, commented, ”Cable installation is an area where there […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    First Subsea Ltd has won a contract to provide platform mooring connectors to the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm situated off the coast of Aberdeen in Scotland. The company, part of the First Tech Group based in Aberdeen, has confirmed it’s secured the contract with Spanish developer and construction company Cobra Group to provide platform […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Subsea connector specialist, First Subsea Ltd has appointed John Shaw as managing director. Previously First Subsea’s global operations director, he will be responsible for the on-going development and growth of the company’s ball and taper connector business in the oil and gas and renewable energy markets. Before joining First Subsea in 2011, Mr Shaw was […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    First Subsea will launch a new monopile interface connector for offshore wind monopiles and top tension connector for floating wind turbines on stand A-D8 at EWEA Offshore 2015.  “First Subsea connector technology gives installation companies the ability to significantly reduce cable installation and mooring costs while improving the quality of these subsea connections,” says John Shaw, managing […]

  • 19 February 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Group has awarded First Subsea with a contract to provide the Cable Protection System for the inter-array cables at the Neart na Gaoithe wind farm offshore Scotland. First Subsea, part of the First Tech Group based in Aberdeen, said that the cable protection system will be designed to protect the cables during installation and […]

  • 25 November 2015

    First Subsea has been awarded a contract to supply a cable connector for the third phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration. In this latest phase of the project, the connector will be used to connect 22kV cable to a 7MW wind turbine. So far, First Subsea has provided all the cable connectors […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    First Subsea has secured a second contract with Spain’s Cobra Group to provide Cable Protection Systems (CPSs) for the 50MW Kincardine floating wind farm offshore Scotland. First Subsea provided CPSs for the first Kincardine floating wind turbine which was installed 15 kilometres off the coast, south of Aberdeen, last year. The company will now provide a […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Grid Connection, Technology

    Cable connectors for the Fukushima floating wind farm project, offshore Japan, are supplied by First Subsea to connect 66kV and 22kV cables to a 2MW wind turbine and floating substation. The facility’s floating 66kV power substation is the first of its kind for the offshore wind energy industry. Three First Subsea cable connectors have been […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    The UK-based First Subsea has secured a contract to provide Platform Mooring Connectors (PMCs) for the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project in Portugal. The company will supply nine PMCs, each with a 5500kN minimum breaking load, to the project’s three MHI Vestas V164-8.4MW wind turbines to be installed 20km offshore Viana do Castelo. The PMCs will be used to connect […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Van Oord-Cablel Hellenic Cables consortium has awarded First Subsea with a contract to supply a cable protection system (CPS) for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) export cables, and a cross over protection for TenneT’s Net op zee Hollandse Kust (zuid). Under the contract, First Subsea will engineer, test, and supply a CPS for the protection of […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    The NKT Victoria cable-laying vessel has successfully laid the first HVDC cables in the Moray Firth as part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ GBP 1.1 billion Caithness-Moray transmission project.

  • 18 September 2019
    Grid Connection

    First Subsea has delivered beach landing cable protection systems for three export cables at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan. First Subsea secured a contract in February for the three 250m long systems, which it delivered to Jan De Nul at the end of March. According to the Lancaster-based company, the protection systems were designed […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Subsea connector specialist, First Subsea, has supplied cable connectors for the second phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration, offshore Japan. Two First Subsea connectors have been used to connect 22kV cables to the facility’s floating 66kV power substation, in preparation for the arrival of a 7MW wind turbine in Phase 3, and […]

  • 2 December 2019
    Grid Connection

    First Subsea has delivered the cable protection system for the beach landing export cables on the WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project in Portugal. According to the UK-based company, the cable protection system is designed to suit the export cable and consists of clamps, bellmouth and cable protection. Hengtong Group was in charge of delivering the export […]

  • 16 June 2014

    Connector specialist First Subsea will introduce a revolutionary cable connector for offshore wind turbines at Windforce 2014 in Bremen (17-19 June). The Hang Off Connector reduces the time, cost and risk associated with offshore cable installation. Unlike traditional hang off devices, the First Subsea Connector provides an instant airtight structural connection to the lower deck, significantly reducing […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Lancaster-based First Subsea, has entered the offshore wind market after signing a multi-million pound contract with DONG Energy to provide cable protection system units for the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Subsea connector specialist, First Subsea, has been awarded £130,000 of Process Technology Innovation Funding under the Government’s GROW:Offshore Wind programme. The award is for development of a monopile interface connector and hang off cable connector for offshore wind farms; and top tension mooring connector for floating wind turbines. These developments will place the UK at […]

  • 28 July 2017

    First Subsea has completed its first customer-witnessed open water demonstration of a new Cable Protection System (CPS) for offshore wind farms, the company informed.

  • 18 December 2013
    Environment, Grid Connection

    After months of planning, mobilization and trials, the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has successfully installed a data cable designed to connect to a recoverable underwater research platform – the first subsea cable ever installed in the Minas Passage. “Today proves that we can be successful in the world’s highest tides,” said Tony […]

  • 4 May 2011

    Canadian firm Thin Red Line Aerospace has completed the first structure specifically designed and built for undersea compressed air energy storage (CAES). The structure, also referred to as an “Energy Bag”, is to be anchored to the seabed off the coast of Scotland next month as part of a major renewable energy research project conceived […]

  • 11 January 2015

    MPI Acquires RWE’s Victoria Mathias WTIV  MPI Offshore has acquired wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), Victoria Mathias, from RWE Innogy. Suzlon in Talks over Its German Subsidiary Indian wind energy manufacturer, Suzlon, is in talks over the sale of its German subsidiary Senvion. V164-8.0 MW Scoops Best Offshore Wind Turbine Award MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s […]

  • 19 December 2013

    Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has installed a data cable designed to connect to a recoverable underwater research platform – the first subsea cable ever installed in the Minas Passage. The cable installation provides valuable knowledge and experience in planning the deployment of four subsea power cables in 2014, which will connect tidal […]

  • 14 May 2015

    Subsea Riser Products Ltd (SRP), an Acteon company, has completed the third and final installation using the SRP Rocksteady™ mooring connector for the Perth Wave Energy demonstration project, offshore Western Australia. Summarising the original sourcing decision, David Kessel, Carnegie supply chain and IMS manager, said: “As part of the ground-breaking Perth Wave Energy Project, a […]

  • 21 July 2017

    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.

  • 10 November 2017
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    The first subsea section of the 325-kilometre-long Cobra cable interconnector between Denmark and the Netherlands has made landfall on the Danish island of Fanø, Energinet reports.

  • 9 August 2011

    nkt cables has entered into a contract with 50Hertz Offshore GmbH at a value of around 750 mDKK (95 mEUR) for the offshore wind farm Baltic 2. For nkt cables, Baltic 2 will be another turnkey project which includes armoured high-voltage subsea cables, accessories and installation. The cables will be manufactured at the production facilities […]