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Mr. Carl Erik Gurrik has been appointed Managing Director of Fred. Olsen Marine Services and will effectively withdraw from his current position as Commercial Manager in Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS handling all commercial activities towards its Jack-Up Installation Vessels, the ‘Brave Tern’ and ‘Bold Tern’. Carl Erik will be replaced by Mr. Hans Christian Opsann, […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS, which is indirectly owned on a 50/50 basis by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, has been awarded a contract by the German company SIEMENS AG for installation work of 80 turbines at the “Butendiek” offshore wind power plant off Germany’s North Sea coast. The contract commences in September 2014 and […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS, which is indirectly owned 50/50 by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, has today declared options at Båtservice Holding AS for the construction of three crewboats for transport of service technicians to and from offshore wind turbine installations. The mentioned options are related to the contract of four similar vessels ordered […]
Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting products and services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewables industry, announces the successful launch of the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Brave Tern, the first wind farm installation vessel of its size to be built in the region. With a transport weight of 12,200 […]
The Norwegian company Fred Olsen Windcarrier has ordered OCTOPUS-Onboard and OCTOPUS-Office for two new build Jack up vessels; the Brave Tern and Bold Tern. Fred Olsen Windcarrier meets the increasing demand for offshore wind turbine installation vessels and provides her clients with efficient installation of wind farms offshore. Martin Eilander, Amarcon’s Manager Installation & Support, […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has today signed a contract with Båtservice Mandal AS (Norway) for the construction of four new crew boats. The vessels are custom designed to transport service technicians to and from offshore wind turbines. The catamaran hull has special features to limit the vessel motions in open sea to ensure safe transfer of […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier announced today it has placed an order with the Lamprell Energy Ltd. shipyard in Dubai for two self elevating vessels for installation of offshore wind turbines.
Fred. Olsen Ocean has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% ownership in United Wind Logistics GmbH (UWL) through the contribution of new equity in the amount of EUR 12 million. UWL is a Hamburg-based company offering transport solutions for offshore wind turbine components from manufacturing sites to pre-assembly ports. The company has a […]
Fred. Olsen Ocean has reported NOK 145 million operating revenue in the first quarter of 2018, a 60.2% slide compared to NOK 364 operating revenue in Q1 2017, attributed mainly to the underutilisation of the jack-up installation vessels Brave Tern and Bold Tern.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has recently posted a video showing the turbine installation process on Iberdrola's 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.
Vattenfall has selected Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to supply a crew transfer vessel (CTV) to service the 110MW Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s fleet of seven Bayard class crew transfer vessels (CTVs) reached 1,000 days without a lost time incident (LTI) on 12 October.
All Fred. Olsen Ocean companies including Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S, the crew transfer vessel (CTV) business unit, and Universal Foundation A/S have now achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.
Fred. Olsen Ocean, part of Norway's Bonheur Group, recorded NOK 264 million in revenues in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 20.5% rise compared to NOK 219 million in revenues recorded in the same period a year earlier.
Fred. Olsen Ocean AS and Teekay Offshore Partners have entered into an agreement to develop a new vessel design for the offshore wind market. John B. Andersen, VP Business Development in Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, a Fred. Olsen Ocean company, will lead this new initiative and the corresponding team. “We are very excited to work with […]
Last week, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Bayard class crew transfer vessel (CTV) fleet received the International Safety Management (ISM) and Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) certification by DNV GL. The certificate was issued after an auditing process by DNV GL confirming all procedures and operations were compliant with the ISM code enabling the company to meet the […]
Fred. Olsen Ocean's offshore wind segment reported NOK 428 million operating revenue in the third quarter of 2016, compared with NOK 254 million in the same period in 2015, mainly due to higher utilisation and rates from the jack-up installation vessels Brave Tern and Bold Tern. The segment includes Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS and Universal Foundation […]
Fred. Olsen Ocean has introduced a standalone offshore heliport concept expected to enable the offshore wind industry to integrate helicopter use into the operations and maintenance of its next generation of farshore wind farms. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s UK General Manager David Matthews has said that unlike the oil & gas sector, the offshore wind industry has until […]
Forewind has awarded a combined Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and SeaRoc team with the contract for the 2016 operations and maintenance (O&M) work on the two meteorological masts collecting data at Dogger Bank. The two masts were installed in 2013 and are located in the North Sea approximately 100 and 150 kilometres from the UK coast. The […]
Fred. Olsen Ocean, the owner of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS and Universal Foundation Norway AS and part of Bonheur ASA, ended 2015 with NOK 105 million (EUR 10.9 million) net loss, as compared to NOK 10 million net loss recorded a year earlier, due largely to delays in construction of several offshore wind projects and increased competition from […]
Following media reports about Fred. Olsen Renewables pledging to invest in the US Icebreaker offshore wind project, the company said that such decision has not been made so far. "We have not taken a stake in the project at the present time – a decision on whether to invest will be taken later," Fred. Olsen Renewables said in a […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has developed a new operations and maintenance (O&M) platform, called the Windbase, which includes an accommodation module, a full service base and a fully operational offshore heliport, removing the requirement for an onshore quayside facility. The company's UK General Manager David Matthews, who is also Project Director for Fred. Olsen Windbase, pointed out that […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier International Ltd. has been awarded a contract with Adwen for the transport and installation of 70 units of Adwen 5 MW wind turbine generators for the Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm project located in the Baltic Sea within the German exclusive economic zone. The contract will commence during the first quarter of 2017 […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier UK’s new general manager, David Matthews, has been elected to the board of RenewableUK in his second month in post. Matthews becomes one of 12 influential industry leaders elected to the board to represent the UK wind and marine energy industry. “It’s a real honour to be elected to the RenewableUK board. […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has opened its first German business unit in Hamburg. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier GmbH, which opened officially on January 1st 2015, will be the centre of business development activity for the company’s interests in the German offshore wind market, focused on identifying and securing new business opportunities. The office will also support the interests […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will be exhibiting at WindEnergy 2014 in Hamburg, Germany between 23rd and 26th September. Fred. Olsen related companies Global Wind Service and Universal Foundation will be also be exhibiting on the stand. They will celebrate the completion of installation on Global Tech I where the Brave and the Bold Tern, together with […]