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20 November 2013 R&D

Coastline Surveys was awarded a contract to carry out the submarine asset survey including Multi beam bathymetry and Side Scan sonar, ROV Visual inspection and Cable Burial surveys for Wave Hub. Additional Geotechnical investigations were undertaken in test berth 4 to assess the seabed nature for future anchoring of proposed test devices. The surveys for […]

26 July 2012 Business & Finance

Siemens felt the impact of a more difficult global market environment in the third quarter of fiscal 2012. Thanks to a solid order backlog and positive currency translation effects, revenue was up ten percent compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2011. On the other hand, new orders were down 23 percent due to a […]

7 November 2010 Technology

Power Team® introduces Predator Series – its newest line of high performance hydraulic pumps and tools serving the global bolting industry. This family of high performance hydraulic products raises performance and reliability to a new level. A new generation torque wrench features more efficient and faster operation in an envelope size that is 2/3rds the […]

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 […]

4 February 2019

DAVI - Promau   Born in Italy in 1966, DAVI is the world largest manufacturer of heavy duty plate rolls, heavy duty angle rolls, high productivity lines and customized rolling machines. Its leadership is evident with regards to sales volume, employees, production, assets and rating. DAVI also owns the highest number of patents in the […]

4 March 2019 Industry Contribution

By Mr. Giordano Toninelli – Area Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Introduction Wind energy business has an historical background in Europe due to the high number of wind farms installed in the Old Continent, but in recent times the focus of offshore wind investments is starting to shift from Europe to Asia. Wind energy business […]

6 November 2018 Business & Finance

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) reported an offshore wind turbine order intake totalling 2,272MW in its fiscal year 2018 – 31% more than in FY 2017 – with a total value of approx. EUR 2.78 billion.

4 December 2017 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Altitec has completed lightning damage inspection and repairs at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm as part of its maintenance work at the site.

22 January 2017 Vessels

In 2017, Bibby Line Group will reach another milestone in its 209-year history when it takes delivery of the Bibby WaveMaster 1 – a vessel designed specifically for operations & maintenance (O&M) and construction support activities for Round 3 wind farms. And even in the ‘worst-case scenario’ in terms of the numbers of offshore wind […]

25 October 2016 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

A quadrant handling system designed and built by Osbit for offshore contractor DeepOcean has successfully completed its first inter array cable installation job at an unnamed offshore wind farm off England's east coast. Although Osbit did not reveal the name of the wind farm at which Maersk Recorder used the quadrant handling system, it is highly […]

10 October 2016

John Verdonk Business Unit Manager Offshore Temporary Living Quarters at Seafox As wind farms go further and further offshore into more challenging waters and harsher environments, the industry is developing a number of solutions to cope with the demands of the wind farm’s initial construction period and following on from that, Operations & Maintenance activities. […]

24 March 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Lloyd's Register (LR) has released guidance notes for inspection with next-generation drone and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The company said the new guidance approach supports industry in the safe and effective deployment of these systems that can significantly improve productivity gains through reducing risk exposure, survey times and in-service inspection costs of offshore, marine and onshore infrastructure. […]

5 January 2016 Technology, Wind Farm Update

FoundOcean has successfully completed the grouting of foundations at Gemini Wind Farm on behalf of the main contractor, Van Oord. The offshore wind farm, situated 85 kilometres north of the Dutch province of Groningen, is made up of 150 wind turbines spanning across 2 sites. The 600 MW wind farm will provide 785,000 homes with […]

20 July 2015 Business & Finance

Statkraft has welcomed the latest report by BVG Associates, which outlines how advances in technology, the supply chain and policy have combined to put the industry on track to become sustainable without financial support from consumers. BVG's report highlights the costs of offshore wind are starting to fall sharply as a result of the introduction […]

2 July 2015 Training & Education

Personnel professionals have been urged to work with partners to address skills gaps and realise the potential for the offshore wind industry to transform the Humber. That was the message from executives of Siemens, which is creating offshore wind manufacturing and assembly facilities in Hull, and other speakers at the first conference focused on workforce […]

18 May 2015

While crew transfer vessels have originally been the main source for transferring technicians and engineers and their work tools to and from the wind farms, the growing trend of wind farms being, and to be built, further at sea has proven to provide quite some challenges for this sector. A challenge not only to maintain or […]

31 October 2014 R&D, Vessels

Final preparations are underway for the launch of Osiris Projects' custom build survey vessel "Bibby Athena". Due to launch before the end of 2014, Bibby Athena will build on the capabilities of the very successful sister vessel, Bibby Tethra, with a number of subtle changes to reflect the company’s development into a more challenging offshore market. Launched […]

16 September 2014 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Do you really know how OEMs are running your wind farm? The fast-approaching expiry dates of many five-year equipment service warranties could spell uncertainties, opportunities and strategic decision-making for many offshore asset operators. Fortunately, there are attractive alternatives.  Article by Green Marine Solutions Time flies  The shape of O&M services could soon change quite radically […]

31 August 2014

VSMC (Visser & Smit Marine Contracting) is now VBMS. This name change is a result of the strategic joint venture between VolkerWessels and Boskalis, which was formalised in 2013. VBMS is inspired by the initialisation of VolkerWessels Boskalis Marine Solutions. Besides introducing a new name, VBMS is also rolling out a new logo and corporate […]

4 July 2014 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Thorsten Jalk, Chief Executive Officer of DBB Jack-Up Services A/S, has written an article on reducing costs of offshore wind energy. The article was published by, a new online platform for operations and maintenance professionals in the offshore wind industry, powered by DBB Jack-Up:  Reducing costs of operation is critical to the long-term future of offshore […]

24 June 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

At the beginning of May, a consortium comprising GDF SUEZ, EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine and AREVA won the bidding process to install and operate two offshore wind farms in the areas of Tréport and the Isles of Yeu and Noirmoutier. French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal announced the winner of the second call for […]

7 May 2014 Technology

To meet stringent offshore vessel standards, only materials and processes that have been fully approved by DNV and Bureau Veritas (BV) are used in the production of CTruk's multi-purpose composite marine craft. This includes Scott Bader’s Crystic Crestomer® 1152PA urethane acrylate structural adhesive, which is specified by CTruk for all FRP bonding.  CTruk's vessels are […]

22 April 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

A new £11.3 million innovation centre dedicated to helping Scotland capitalise on the growing market in analytics and ‘big data’ technology is set to open later this year. The investment is projected to return a minimum of 345 new jobs and an additional £155 million of value to the Scottish economy. The new Data Lab […]

11 April 2014 Authorities, Grid Connection, Technology

On her visit to Germany’s Hannover Messe 2014, Chancellor Angela Merkel got a glimpse of ABB’s new hybrid HVDC (high-voltage direct current) circuit breaker, a critical technology in enabling the transition to renewable energy. “Let’s get started with building the new power grid!” Merkel told ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, who was briefing her on how […]

16 October 2013

Osiris Projects, part of Bibby Marine Survey Services, announced building has commenced on a sister ship to Bibby Tethra, named Bibby Athena, to be launched in winter 2014. The vessel will mirror the capabilities of Bibby Tethra with a few subtle changes to reflect the company’s development into shallow geotechnical sampling and more challenging offshore […]

16 October 2013 R&D, Technology

Moog, a leader in providing blade pitch control, slip ring and rotor monitoring solutions for the wind energy industry, announced the launch of its new AC Moog Wind Turbine Pitch System in China. Adopting a compact modular architecture, the new system has distinct advantages in safety, reliability and an overall reduction in the cost of […]