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Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has acquired all shares of the UK-based Gardline Group.
Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired a 62.5% majority stake in the UAE-based Horizon Group, a provider of marine geophysical and geotechnical services. According to Horizon, the remaining 37.5% will stay unchanged and held by the company’s management. “Through this transaction, we are adding an important strategic position to our existing marine survey and subsea geotechnical […]
Gardline Limited, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster, has appointed Christiaan Vermeijden as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. According to the UK-based company, Vermeijden will replace Gardline’s current interim CEO, Gerben Eggink. “I am honoured to become CEO of Gardline, a company I have long admired for its strong reputation and rich heritage. I am looking […]
Two of the Gardline Group’s wholly owned companies active in marine environmental survey, consultancy, impact appraisal and marine planning have integrated as Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd (MESL) joins forces with Marine Planning Consultants (MPC).
Dalby Offshore and The Gardline Group have joined forces to create a new joint venture company – Trinity Marine Services. The company will be based around the Trinity Quay facilities in the port of Great Yarmouth, and will primarily serve the emerging East Anglia Offshore Renewables Industry. The company has dedicated office facilities, warehousing, office space, 60 seat […]
Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) and Gardline Environmental have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop innovative metocean monitoring and maritime security systems for prospective customers in the ocean observing and defense and security markets. The MOU outlines a multi-phase effort which is the basis for ongoing collaboration between the two companies. Under this […]
Gardline Marine Sciences, a marine survey company which employs about 2,000 people worldwide, has been recruiting about 20 new people every month for the past 18 months. The Norwich Evening News site quotes head of the renewables group at Gardline Marine Sciences, John Morse, as saying that in July the company had 43 new employees […]
IBERDROLA, through its UK subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, has taken the first step towards construction of the Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany, the largest project of its kind located at such depth (over 40 metres). It has awarded two contracts, worth €18 million, to British company Gardline Group and GEO of Denmark, to conduct a […]
Gardline will once again be exhibiting at Global Offshore Wind at the Excel Centre in London, on stand 297 towards the middle of the hall. Since 2001, the Gardline group has utilised its 40 years of offshore surveying experience in the oil and gas sector and adapted this to develop best practice for the renewables […]
As the work at the Redcar offshore wind farm site is progressing, 17 of the 27 monopile foundations now installed, marine sciences company Gardline is making sure that the marine life is protected, writes Gazette Live. Before each piling, the Gardline conducts a search for marine mammals around the site and if there are no […]
Cefas, executive agency of Defra acting on behalf of the UK Government, has been tasked with delivering a programme of R&D data collection to support implementation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) within the UK Continental Shelf. MCZs are intended to conserve or improve the UK marine environment. A number of contracts (LOTs) have been awarded […]
ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, the developers of the East Anglia offshore windfarm zone, have awarded local company, Gardline Hydro from Great Yarmouth, a multi million pound contract to conduct seabed surveys on the first section of the site. Gardline Hydro will complete extensive geo-physical surveys of one section of the development site and correlate crucial […]
The UK-based Alicat Workboats Limited has concluded a management buyout of Richards Dry Dock and Engineering from parent company Gardline Group.
MHI Vestas Turbine Catches Fire at Østerild Test Centre An MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark. E.ON Wins Robin Rigg Dispute Against MT Højgaard The UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind […]
Oleg Strashnov Installs First Beatrice Jacket Foundation Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel Oleg Strashnov has installed the first of 86 jacket foundations on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland. Boskalis Buys Gardline Group Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has acquired all shares of the UK-based Gardline Group. U.S. Oil & Gas […]
Royal Boskalis Westminster’s Offshore Energy division reported an operating result (EBIT) of EUR 36.1 million for the first six months of 2017, a 66.5% decrease compared with an EBIT of 107.7 million reported during the same period a year earlier.
The latest seabed survey contract award by Forewind means the consortium’s spend on offshore surveys, primarily carried out by UK contractors, is almost £45 million. Since being awarded the rights to develop Dogger Bank in January 2010, Forewind has undertaken a huge range of geotechnical, geophysical and fish ecology surveys to understand and characterise the […]
Any activity underwater and on or under the seabed in the various offshore energy sectors can usually be prefixed by the word “subsea”. Subsea activities began in earnest in the 30’s and 40’s of the last century with the first offshore oil wells. It was, however, the Victorian engineers laying communication cables across the seas and building ports to […]
Continuing the long history of shipbuilding in Great Yarmouth, Alicat Workboats, based on Southtown Road and part of the Gardline group, formally handed over its latest vessel. This aluminium catamaran was manufactured by a company with a reputation of being one of the best builders of wind farm support vessels for the most modern of […]
Shipyards are not only busy building, but also providing repair facilities for the many different types of vessels being used in the offshore wind industry. One shipyard investing in the repair sector, as well as building their own line of support vessels, is the Great Yarmouth Company, Richards Dry Dock and Engineering Limited (RDDE). Their […]
The Duke of York will be in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk on Tuesday 24th July 2012, when he will be visiting Scira Offshore Energy and meeting staff from Gardline, the marine sciences company based in Great Yarmouth. His Royal Highness is interested to learn more about the rapidly developing offshore renewables industry in the UK. The […]
The one sector of the whole offshore wind energy industry where the British Isles stand in a commanding position is in the building of wind farm support vessels, of all shapes and sizes. The name “British Isles” is used because it includes the Republic of Ireland, and the yards there, including Arklow Marine, and Safehaven Marine, are just as much […]
From the first Alicat appearing at Seaworks 2010, Alicat Workboats have gone from strength to strength with boat number 9 nearing completion and boat 14 going into production. The state of the art luxury crew transfer vessel produced by Alicat Workboats are now working around the UK Coast and are well received by contractors, the […]
Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, the U.S. subsidiary of UK-based Gardline Group, has bolstered its marine data collection offerings with the addition of geotechnical services. Working in conjunction with Gardline Geosciences, a leading global provider of geotechnical services, Alpine is adding a significant new tool to its already impressive suite of services designed to deliver one-stop […]
Lyman Morse Boatyard launches into the offshore wind workboat market at the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition on October 11-13, in booth 331 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. To keep up with demand, UK-based Alicat Workboats, part of the UK based Gardline Group of companies, will be working with Lyman Morse […]
Later this month East Coast Training Services (ECTS) will launch a professional training course to support the fast growing offshore wind energy sector. ECTS, based at Trinity Quay in Great Yarmouth will provide a unique facility which will be used to train offshore wind farm maintenance and services crews to transfer safely between vessels and […]