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European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy is seeking technical support to examine the potential for harmonisation and alignment of health and safety standards for onshore and offshore wind farms.
Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk and bio innovator Novozymes have signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Vattenfall to source their electricity from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, currently under construction off Denmark.
New plans to build two commercial offshore wind farms near the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts have sparked a lot of discussion about the vast potential of this previously untapped source of electricity.
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.
Groningen Seaports has appointed high-tech company VRT Finland to survey 20 kilometers of underwater structures in Delfzijl and Eemshaven ports during inspections starting at the end of January.
SeaRoc Group has won contracts for its Health and Safety services to provide advice and support to players involved in the offshore wind industry in Japan. The company will provide a full day training course to an expected 100 attendees consisting of developers, banks, insurance companies, EPCI contractors and members of industrial associations such as JWPA and […]
Following a recent opening of its US office and multiple tender wins within the wind industry, GEV Group, which comprises four subdivisions (GEV Wind Power, GEV Offshore, Oxifree UK and Subsea Masters), has launched a bespoke 1st4Safety initiative. Since the company’s inception in 2008, GEV Group has accumulated over 650,000 working hours without a lost working time incident […]
The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published the 2015 health and safety statistics for the offshore wind sector. When comparing 2015 performance against what was reported in 2014, in Europe the performance is broadly unchanged, whereas there has been an increase in the Total Recordable […]
Monitor JIP, a consortium consisting of Gemini Windfarm, Van Oord, Keppel Verolme, Mecal, ECN and TNO, is working on developing a solution which would allow monitoring the health of offshore wind support structures. Many offshore wind stakeholders acknowledge the relevance of monitoring offshore wind support structures, the consortium said. However, a dedicated standard for the design and installation of a […]
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 […]
Windcat Workboats has won the Renewable Energy Health & Safety Award 2016 with its WindGrip system. The award winner was announced on 27 January in Birmingham, on the eve of the 12th annual RenewableUK Health & Safety Conference. This award scheme, devised by RenewableUK and the Crown Estate, aims to promote the development, implementation and sharing of best practice in health and […]
Windcat Workboats’ Windgrip system has been selected as one of the eight finalists for RenewableUK’s 2016 Health & Safety Award. The patent pending system was developed in 2014 to improve the safety of the operation transferring personnel to wind farms, and has the added benefits of reducing stress for both the crew on board the vessel and the […]
RenewableUK is launching a new accord today which allows its member companies to demonstrate their commitment to supporting the highest health and safety standards in wind, wave and tidal energy. Signing up to the accord means that companies are committing themselves publicly to supporting a common set of shared values and principles in health and […]
CWind has once again won the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Gold Award. The Gold award in the annual scheme recognises the company’s approach and commitment to occupational health and safety, achieving high levels of compliance and ensuring above average safety performance. It not only looks at accident records, […]
Hughes Sub Surface Engineering Ltd (HSSE) is among the winners in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015. The golden award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will be presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham […]
Turbine Transfers Ltd has reported healthy activity in the Crew Transfer Vessel market after winning new contracts and gaining extensions to existing deals from several major customers. The Wales-based company will shortly be sending six CTVs to the Ijsselmeer to work on Siemen’s new Westermeerwind Wind Farm Project, the largest near-shore wind farm in the […]
Forewind has been awarded runner-up in the annual Renewable Energy Health and Safety Award for the third year in a row, for its case study on the use of remotely operated aerial vehicles to inspect meteorological masts on Dogger Bank offshore wind farm. The Renewable Energy Health and Safety Award was introduced three years ago […]
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 […]
Rix Sea Shuttle reported an incident-free 2013, netting it a Safety Performance Award from Humberside Occupational Health and Safety Group (HOHSG) for its record. HOHSG is part of national body the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) and provides health and safety training and assessment in the Humber region. The organisation carried out […]
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 […]
Rix Sea Shuttle’s exemplary health and safety record has been recognised with a top accolade. The Hull business reported an incident-free 2013, netting it a Safety Performance Award from Humberside Occupational Health and Safety Group (HOHSG) for its record. HOHSG is part of national body the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) and […]
CWind Ltd is once again among the winners at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014. The Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) was presented during a ceremony at the ExCeL London, on June 17, 2014. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses […]
Last week (Thursday 26th June), the Port of Milford Haven welcomed Mike Penning MP, the Minister of State responsible for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), where he was given an update on new safety systems and current port projects. The visit began at Pembroke Port where the Minister had the opportunity to see first-hand […]
Hire Torque (HTL) has recently unveiled the No-Flog, an innovative product that could improve health and safety standards across industries, including the power generation and subsea sectors. The No-Flog eliminates the need for flogging hammers and spanners, giving workers hands-free control to eradicate the risk of trapped fingers. This ground-breaking solution can be used to […]
EWEA has produced an industry-leading health and safety video, which was premièred at the EWEA Annual Event in Barcelona. “This video is intended to complement national health and safety guidelines and act as an induction for wind energy workers,” said Angeliki Koulouri, environment and planning analyst at EWEA. “We hope it will be used alongside […]
SeaRoc have been shortlisted for the 2014 renewableUK Health & Safety Awards for their innovation and delivery of a ‘minimal human intervention’ lattice tower installation methodology, recently deployed at Dogger Bank. SeaRoc, working on behalf of contracting company Fred. Olsen United (FOU) designed and implemented the concept of removing riggers who previously had to be […]