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  • 9 February 2012

    Companies from the offshore wind sector should adopt health and safety solutions in order to save their costs and time, reports Safety Sign Supplies. Judith Hackitt, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive, who spoke at the Renewable UK Health and Safety conference, stated that safety is more payable than taking potential risks. The Eighth […]

  • 27 October 2011

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has become the first organisation to sign up to a new health and safety accord for the wave and tidal energy sectors, demonstrating its commitment to the safe operation of the renewable energy industry. Founded by RenewableUK, the Offshore Wind and Marine Energy Health and Safety Accord is a […]

  • 11 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

      RenewableUK, Britain’s largest wind and marine energy association, and The Crown Estate announces the creation of the first ever health and safety awards scheme, to recognise outstanding performance in the renewable energy sector. The initiative will be open to all renewable energy technologies, and is another example of renewable industries working together to take […]

  • 2 June 2011

      Leading turbine manufacturers GE and Siemens have come out in full support of a family approach to offshore health and safety today in London. With an estimated 40GW of offshore wind set to be installed by the end of the decade in Europe alone, the potential for employ Wind Energy Update’s research director, Carlos […]

  • 1 February 2011

    Wind Energy Update’s offshore wind health and safety conference has been put together for HSE individuals to come together at an executive… (lowcarboneconomy) [mappress] Source: lowcarboneconomy, February 01, 2011

  • 11 March 2016

    The long term employment prospects within the offshore wind industry lie with the Operation and Maintenance work that will keep the turbines producing electricity for the next 20+ years.  Hundreds of men and women will be climbing up the towers from boats, or down from helicopter dropping areas, into the nacelles for a long time […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Training & Education, Wind Farm Update

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) was invited by RWE to look around the giant Gwynt Y Môr site. The wind farm is nearing completion and has an excellent health and safety record throughout the construction period. Despite the many risks associated with the activities undertaken on this type of offshore project, there have been […]

  • 1 February 2012

    RenewableUK and The Crown Estate announced the first ever winner of a new award in recognition of outstanding health and safety performance in the renewables sector. The winner of the RenewableUK and The Crown Estate Renewable Energy Health & Safety Award for 2012 is E.ON Climate and Renewables. The announcement was made on the eve […]

  • 14 October 2020

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub will collaborate on translating UK robotics innovation and research expertise into products and services for the offshore renewables’ industry. ORE Catapult and ORCA Hub will utilise both their research expertise and test and demonstration facilities to carry out joint […]

  • 8 September 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Reygar and CrewSmart are collaborating to provide an integrated system for High Speed Transfers’ (HST) crew transfer vessels (CTVs). According to HST COO Christopher Monan, HST has commissioned an integrated system to deliver complete oversight over its fleet and personnel compliance, as well as to stay on top of vessel health. Monan adds that having […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

    The Massachusetts-based Bristol Community College has entered a global partnership with Maersk Training to develop new courses for students seeking employment in the offshore wind industry. The college’s National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) currently offers basic safety training modules which include the areas of first aid, manual handling, fire awareness, working at heights and sea […]

  • 13 August 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The CrossWind consortium of Shell and Eneco has awarded Fugro with a contract to deliver geotechnical site investigation solutions for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm. The site investigation solutions will comprise an unexploded ordnance (UXO) site clearance survey followed by a seabed cone penetration test (CPT) investigation. After clearing the sites with the […]

  • 3 August 2020

    A scarecrow system installed on the substation of the Galloper offshore wind farm has reduced seabird guano on the structure from approximately 50-60% coverage to almost none in the last 12 months. The Scaretech system was installed on the substation located 27km off the Suffolk coast in the UK in July last year to address […]

  • 18 June 2020

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has developed a new design of recommended boat landing geometry for vessels working in the offshore wind sector. The design, developed with support from Atkins, offers a consistent fender geometry for use on crew transfer vessels (CTVs) across different wind farms, reducing the time and cost of changing fenders, […]

  • 5 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dropsafe has signed a distribution deal with the Dutch fire and blast protection specialist Van Dam for dropped objects prevention solutions for the European offshore wind market. According to Dropsafe, the offshore wind sector is subject to significant dropped object risks, with personnel transferring from vessels and engineers and other staff routinely carrying out maintenance operations at […]

  • 17 October 2019

    The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has issued a new policy which clarifies that it will act as the primary authority on workplace safety for renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The new policy is set to be published in the Federal Register on 18 October and defines DOI as the principal federal agency for the […]

  • 23 September 2019

    Personal protective equipment, PPE, is used intensively in various industries to protect the wearer against dangers in the workplace. As a result, protective clothing, shoes, gloves, helmets and other types of PPE are exposed to dirty work environments. This can influence the protective function of PPE. Good maintenance is therefore essential to maintain its function. […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Training & Education

    The University of Hull has partnered up with Siemens Gamesa to offer a masters degree apprenticeship program for offshore wind energy. The aim of the three-year course is to develop the next generation of technical and industry leaders of the offshore wind industry, the University of Hull said. Formally commencing in September, the initial group of […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has completed confined space and structural inspection works at the Gunfleet Sands Windfarm Offshore Substation. The inspection was carried out on behalf of Transmission Investment and TC Gunfleet Sands OFTO Ltd. SMC Operations Director, Dean Coates, said: “We were extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with Transmission Investment on this […]

  • 1 March 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    DEME Offshore has partnered with the aerospace industry supplier SABCA to develop and deploy unmanned vehicles to perform surveillance and inspection works in the offshore industry. The companies are convinced that these technologies have a game-changing potential to increase health and safety of their employees, lower the impact on the environment in the O&M phase of […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    CWind and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a collaboration agreement to focus on offshore renewables in the UK. The two companies will focus on delivering applied research projects and accelerating technology development, aimed at improving health and safety, the operational performance of offshore renewable assets, as well as reducing risk and cost. “ORE Catapult uses […]

  • 12 September 2018

    Bridgemans Services Group’s floatel MV Bluefort has been fitted with a new boat landing facility that is said to be capable of transferring up to 150 turbine technicians into the field each day.

  • 20 August 2018
    Training & Education

    The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) and Taiwan’s National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the provision of training services for Taiwan’s offshore wind industry.

  • 20 June 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Scottish government has awarded some GBP 2 million in funding to Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and, Energy Skills Partnership to support innovation across the offshore wind sector.

  • 19 April 2018
    Training & Education

    Offshore wind developer Ørsted has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) respectively with Show Chwan Memorial Hospital and Changhua Christian Hospital in Taiwan to collaborate and build up a medical network for offshore wind farms.

  • 27 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Democratic Congress representatives from Massachusetts and Arizona have introduced the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, legislation to educate and train a new generation of US offshore wind workers.