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19 April 2019 Business & Finance

Leask Marine has completed a range of supporting activities for ABCO Marine at the East Anglia One offshore wind farm. The UK-based company was in charge of laying concrete mattresses and placing rock bags on the seabed, as well as supporting the Fugro 1200 jack-up. Leask Marine carried out these four-month marine operations with its vessel C-Fenna. East Anglia […]

17 April 2019 Vessels

DNV GL has presented China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for a wind turbine shuttle design. Unlike other wind farm installation vessels, the WTS has a small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) design, DNV GL said. This results in very low resistance at the design draught (16m) and excellent […]

17 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

DNV GL has awarded the Arkona offshore wind farm in Germany with the project certificate that confirms safe and reliable power supply. The certificate confirms all relevant safety features and validates the technical and quality compliance with the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) standard requirements, DNV GL said. […]

5 April 2019 Business & Finance

A Norfolk County Council project to alert SMEs in the region to supply chain opportunities in the offshore wind industry has been approved for GBP 22,000 funding from New Anglia LEP’s first revenue fund. Delivered in conjunction with Vattenfall and Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, this project seeks to build the skills and capabilities of SMEs […]

3 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Dutch high voltage offshore wind specialist Visser & Smit Hanab has been awarded the contract to perform all array cable terminations and testing work at the East Anglia One wind farm. The scope of the work entails the 66kV array cable terminations in all 102 turbines, as well as the installation of the custom-designed cable […]

2 April 2019 Industry Contribution

By Stefano Santoni – Product & Market Manager, Wind Energy & Heavy Duty Division – DAVI. According to the report of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the global offshore wind market experienced a growth of 4.49GW of new capacity in 2018. The Global Wind Report acknowledges that nowadays there’s a total of 23GW of offshore […]

1 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

DNV GL is set to undertake a third-party verification study of Equinor’s Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Norway, the world’s first expected to power oil platforms. The independent verification study will ensure that the wind turbines comply with the applicable codes and standards for floating offshore wind, DNV GL said. In addition, the study […]

27 March 2019 Environment, R&D

DNV GL is inviting wind industry stakeholders to join a new project dedicated to developing recommended practice on turbine design methodologies for cyclones and earthquakes. The aim of the Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges for Wind Farms (ACE) Joint Industry Project is to develop a new guide to alleviate wind turbine structures from the impacts of cyclones […]

27 March 2019 Wind Farm Update

ScottishPower Renewables has closed the Phase 4 Consultation on the proposed East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO offshore wind farms. This consultation phase was based on a draft Environmental Statement setting out the proposed infrastructure, its potential impacts and taking into account the environmental, social and economic effects and the mitigation measures proposed. ScottishPower […]

27 March 2019 Technology, Vessels

Offshore service vessel Seazip 3 has performed the first-ever autonomous maneuvering trials in the Dutch North Sea as part of the Autonomous Shipping joint industry project. The fast crew supply (FCS) vessel was outfitted with collision avoidance technology and took part in 11 nautical scenarios on 19 and 20 March offshore Den Helder to determine how it would […]

25 March 2019 Business & Finance

Lamprell has reported an increase in the estimated loss on the East Anglia One offshore wind project of USD 9.4 million in the 2018 financial year, primarily reflecting the additional cost of supporting Harland and Wolff through restructuring. According to Lamprell’s 2018 results, the increase brought the overall estimated loss for the 714MW project to USD 89.4 […]

22 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Global Offshore, part of Global Marine Group, has won an inter-array cable installation contract by Vattenfall for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark. Global Offshore will carry out the inter-array cable installation, burial, testing and termination at the 605MW project. The company said its multi-purpose vessel Global Symphony will complete the installation supported by the […]

11 March 2019 Business & Finance, Vessels

Glomar Offshore has acquired subsea support vessels Bourbon Arethuse and Bourbon Amilcar, which are set to serve the renewables and oil & gas markets. Bourbon Arethuse and Bourbon Amilcar will respectively be renamed to Glomar Worker and Glomar Supporter, the company said. After modifications and upgrades at Globaltic Marine’s yard in Gdynia, Poland, the two vessels will be dedicated to serving […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance

North East England’s supply chain is “fit and ready” to support the growth of offshore wind that the new UK Sector Deal will bring, according to Energi Coast. Energi Coast Chairman and Tekmar Group CEO, James Ritchie, stated that the Sector Deal is a significant step forward in creating a sustainable industry and providing real value creation […]

7 March 2019 R&D, Technology

DNV GL has awarded the University of Malta’s new offshore energy storage system with a Statement of Feasibility certificate. Before the allocation, the Floating Liquid-piston Accumulator using Seawater under Compression (FLASC) concept underwent a high-level study, including an assessment of technical and commercial feasibility. According to DNV GL, the certificate confirms the technology to be feasible and thus suited for […]

28 February 2019 Technology

Offshore technology and engineering company Osbit Limited has secured a contract with Global Marine Group to supply a multi-function pre-lay and backfill subsea plough –  Scion 240. The Scion 240 plough is being designed and built in North-East England and will be delivered from Osbit’s Blyth works at the end of May 2019. Osbit will support […]

25 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, R&D

DNV GL Denmark A/S has won a contract to provide the certification of site studies for the Hollandse Kust (west) and Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden wind farm zones in the Dutch North Sea. The contracting authority, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), plans to conclude a contract for the certification […]

13 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Pipeshield International Limited has secured a contract by DeepOcean to supply the scour protection for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the UK. According to the Lowestoft-based company, more than 300 bespoke fronded concrete mattresses (FCMs) have been manufactured at the port of Great Yarmouth within close proximity of the deep water berth. Pipeshield […]

12 February 2019 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Experimental wind power developer Makani, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has partnered with the energy giant Shell to bring its energy kites to offshore environments. After five years of development at X and more than a decade of development in total, Makani is now an independent company and is partnering with Shell to expand […]

12 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

The first 75-metre blade for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm has been produced at Siemens Gamesa’s facility at Green Port Hull, ScottishPower Renewables said. The fibre glass blade is the first of 306 which will be manufactured at the site for the 714MW East Anglia ONE project located 43km off the Suffolk coast. Inspection […]

11 February 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Iberdrola has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea. According to MHI Vestas, the contract includes the supply of up to 52 V174-9.5 MW turbines for the 476MW project, which will be the first offshore wind farm to feature this model. […]

11 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa has contracted wind turbine installation and service company Global Wind Service (GWS) to assemble all 102 towers for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the UK. The towers will be assembled at the Norfolk port of Great Yarmouth ahead of their load-out and installation offshore as part of the wind farm […]

5 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Vineyard Wind LLC has filed an emergency motion to stay the conduct of the ISO New England (ISO-NE) LLC Forward Capacity Auction with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The developer of the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project has requested that the procedure, which started on 4 February, is halted until FERC responds to a petition […]

30 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

Global Wind Service’s technicians have started assisting MHI Vestas Offshore Wind with the installation and completion of wind turbines on the Norther wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. The Norther wind farm will comprise 44 V164 8.4MW wind turbines installed some 22km from the coast of Zeebrugge. The turbines are being shipped from the pre-assembly harbour in […]

29 January 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

Global Marine Group (GMG) and Rovco have formed an invested partnership through which GMG acquired a 13.8% share in this UK-based remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic services company. Under the deal, the two parties committed to bringing intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market to improve data acquisition. SubSLAM, Rovco’s latest development, […]

28 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

ScottishPower Renewables is launching the consultation phase 4 for East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore wind projects in early 2019. This consultation phase will be based around a draft Environmental Statement which will set out the proposed infrastructure and its likely potential environmental impacts. The site selection chapter will set out the […]