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  • 2 October 2015

    UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that Fluor Ltd and Siemens Winpower A/S were sentenced today after a worker was killed and another seriously injured while loading wind turbine blades onto a barge for delivery to Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm on 21 May 2010. The accident happened when a 2.11t part of the blade transport arrangement […]

  • 3 May 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    SRC (Steel River Consultants) has been appointed by E.ON to provide the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm with construction design and management (CDM), as well as health and safety support trough a three year contract, reported Bdaily.  “This latest contract win reflects SRC’s ability to deliver large scale, quality health and safety services to the […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Authorities, R&D

    RenewableUK has responded to research into fire protection, entitled “Overview of Problems and Solutions in Fire Protection Engineering of Wind Turbines”. The report aims to look into incidences of fire within wind turbines, highlighting that the main cause is lightning strikes.The authors have therefore chosen to draw their conclusions from data reported in newspapers and on […]

  • 8 January 2014

    Mabey Bridge has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2014 Renewable Energy Health & Safety Award. According to the organisers, RenewableUK and The Crown Estate, this is the only awards scheme of its kind for the renewable energy industry. The award aims to promote the development, implementation and sharing of best practice in health […]

  • 10 July 2014

    Kirsten Bank Christensen will be talking about how A2SEA complies with health and safety expectations in a panel discussion with offshore wind’s biggest operator, DONG Energy.  With offshore wind moving farshore vessel load capacities need to increase and the logistical elements of this require an increased focus on health and safety. A2SEA’s Vice President for […]

  • 14 August 2012

    It’s tough to do onshore, tougher on wind farms built close to shore, but what of these farshore wind power plants? Can the industry cope with those challenges? In June 2011 Claus Rose, in his role as Chairman of Global Wind Organisation told an audience at a conference organised by leading think tank Wind Energy […]

  • 29 November 2012

    PMSS, global renewable energy consultants are sponsoring RenewableUK’s annual Health & Safety Event next year. The Renewable Industry’s premier event health and safety event, which will showcase the leading companies and organisations within the sector, is celebrating its ninth year and will gather over 400 industry H&S professionals in Sheffield. PMSS has been established in […]

  • 28 November 2012

    Ron Cookson, Technip Offshore Wind’s Senior VP has joined the Board of the OWPB, yesterday.  He stated: ‘It is a great honour to be asked to join the Offshore Wind Programme Board (OWPB). ‘We are tasked with the delivery of solutions which will reduce the cost of energy cost to the consumer and bring benefit […]

  • 16 March 2014

    The Netherlands: New O&M System to Cut Down Offshore Wind Costs A new system for wind farm operations and maintenance is set to significantly reduce the maintenance costs. The system has been developed by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) using data from energy company Essent/RWE. East Anglia Zone Could Become Center of […]

  • 29 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    UK-based renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has appointed Euan Fenelon as Director of Asset Management; and Kevin Quinn as Head of Site Management. Fenelon joined Natural Power from Scottish Power where he was the Health and Safety Programme Manager for UK and European offshore renewable projects. “I’m looking forward to the time ahead, growing and developing […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Grid Connection

    Technip Offshore Wind has safely and successfully completed contractual work on the installation of 38 array and 8 substation cables on the Lincs wind farm located off the Lincolnshire coast. The project was the first to use the award-winning Pull-In Module (PIM) Technology. Geoff Fisher, Vice President, Marine Renewables and Cables Division said: ‘The positive […]

  • 2 January 2013

    Offshore wind energy is a young, rapidly growing industry in which hundreds of millions of pounds are being invested as the UK seeks to secure its source of renewable energy for future generations. As in all young industries, the challenges are immense, and many companies which have traditionally worked in marine engineering and technology are […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    Peter Lloyd, a Global Head of the Centre of Competence for EHS Offshore at Siemens, received the inaugural Jerry Carnell Safety Award in Renewable UK’s Health and Safety Awards 2016. This new award was created in recognition of Jerry Carnell who passed away in 2015. Jerry was a long standing and active member of the renewables industry […]

  • 28 April 2014

    A remote-controlled drone with four helicopter-like rotors, weighing no more than two kilograms and equipped with a camera has been successfully used to inspect Forewind’s meteorological masts located more than 130 kilometres from the UK coast.  The innovative approach to inspection borrowed a technique from the oil and gas sector where remotely operated aerial vehicles […]

  • 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, […]

  • 25 July 2013

    ISO 14001:2009 certification by TÜV Süd is considered to be the starting point of the full certification of a management system at PALFINGER MARINE’s corporate headquarter in Köstendorf. Safety, environmental protection and the highest quality are key values for PALFINGER MARINE that can now be demonstrated. It facilitates continual improvements. Since customers are increasingly demanding […]

  • 23 July 2012

    Crewing and recruitment agency iPS announced that as per July 18th, the company is OHSAS certified. OHSAS stands for Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series and is an international standard for safety management.  “This is an important milestone for our company and confirms our outlined values and quality management policy”, says Erwin Broeders, Director of […]

  • 8 February 2013

    Siemens, which operates a Zero Harm health and safety policy, has published a video of emergency exercise performed at the London Array offshore wind farm, off the British Coast of Kent. The situation is following: Two ships collide and one crashes into one of Siemens’ wind turbines at the London Array offshore wind farm. Five […]

  • 23 December 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    Dalby Offshore has appointed Nigel Shaw an HSEQ Advisor to the Dalby fleet of Wind Farm Service Vessels (WSV’s). Shaw is based in Dalby’s Lowestoft Office, working with the company’s Operations Manager, Steve Bartram and rest of the Dalby East Anglia team. He will be the direct contact for external bodies including all clients and regulatory bodies responsible […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    UK-based health-and-safety specialist Steel River Consultants (SRC) has been selected to act as hazard identification (HAZID) facilitator and provide CDM support and health and safety advisory services to cable supplier Prysmian on a project to construct an electricity link between the UK and Norway. The North Sea Link (NSL) project, a project owned 50 per cent each by […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Training & Education

    Complete Site Safety, a Liverpool-based Health and Safety training company, has launched a new, advanced first aid course designed for offshore workers. The Clinical Observation & Medical Assessment, or COMA course, is designed for those industries which do not have immediate access to emergency aid in the event of an accident. The course is aimed at […]

  • 22 February 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    SmartBay Ireland Ltd. has recently achieved international accreditation for its integrated health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) management system used at the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site. The bespoke integrated management system achieved accreditation under OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 14001:2004 Environment and ISO 9001:2008 Quality standard. The system was developed in-house over […]

  • 20 August 2013

    Coastline Surveys have been awarded ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Accreditation to cover their full service provision in the riverine, coastal and offshore sectors. Coastline Surveys is dedicated to maintaining their faultless health and safety record and this comes as a welcome addition to their existing ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditations. It is also […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Training & Education

    Van Oord and Falck Safety Services signed a two year contract for the provision of safety training earlier this month. To this end, Falck will now provide Van Oord, a Dutch contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects (oil, gas and wind), with the large majority of all necessary safety training. Alongside safety […]

  • 11 September 2011

      A contractor for one of the wind farm’s construction suppliers fell ill due to a non-work related condition onboard the floating hotel “Wind Ambition” and had to be airlifted to hospital. The Coastguard was telephoned early in the morning following a diagnosis from the onboard medic that the contractor required urgent medical assistance. Due […]

  • 14 May 2013

    The terminal operator, Cuxport, handled a major order for the wind turbine manufacturer REpower Systems SE between the end of February and the middle of May – and completed it without making any errors at all. Cuxport transhipped 22 tower segments, which were manufactured at AMBAU in Cuxhaven. The components are earmarked for 11 offshore […]