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A team led by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is set to conduct a research project on the engineering of the jacket foundations at the U.S. Block Island offshore wind farm. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has awarded USD 608,722 for the 28-month study of the first U.S. offshore wind commercial project. […]
Fugro has commenced marine site characterisation work at the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm site under a contract with Ørsted for geotechnical site investigation, which follows earlier contracts for geophysical investigation services at the site.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has awarded BLIX, together with its partners Reynolds International, Wind Support, RPS, Periplus and Marine Geological Advice, with a contract for expert support for soil investigations for the offshore wind farm zone Hollandse Kust (West).
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) have invited tenders for geotechnical investigations at the Hollandse Kust Noord Wind Farm Zone (HKNWFZ).
Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has informed about an upcoming invitation to tender for geotechnical soil investigations on the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm zone in the Dutch North Sea.
Following the launch of qualification for geophysical investigation services, Ørsted has now invited geotechnical investigation providers to register at its qualification platform, so they could be pre-qualified for participation in the future tenders.
Ørsted, former DONG Energy, set up a qualification system for suppliers of geophysical investigation services, and invited companies specialised in the field to register in order for them to be qualified to compete at tenders.
Horizon Geosciences and Atlantic Marine have teamed up to provide a new seabed geotechnical investigation spread comprising the vessel Atlantic Carrier and Horizon’s seabed CPT and sampling systems.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, issued a call for tenders for geophysical soil investigations at the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm zone on 5 April.
Seabed surveys at the South Fork offshore wind farm site in the state of New York will commence in late May/ early June.
Fugro has completed offshore works undertaken in preparation for full construction of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off Aberdeen, Scotland. Fugro started the geotechnical site investigation to assess the seabed at 11 turbine locations in early March. The data acquired will be used to inform the final design and micro-siting of the turbine foundations. […]
Cathie Associates have been appointed by the Marine Environmental Data & Information Network (MEDIN) to create a guideline for offshore geotechnical site investigations. The guideline will form part of the MEDIN framework of specifications that govern best practice in collecting metadata for re-use of UK marine information. Cathie Associates said the new guideline will fully encompass […]
Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland or RVO), part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, has awarded Fugro Survey B.V. with a contract to carry out geophysical soil investigations for the proposed offshore wind farm sites at Hollandse Kust Zuid (South). Fugro Survey was one of nine applicants to the tender released back in December 2015. The company […]
An investigation into the death of a diver, who was working on German Alpha Ventus offshore wind farm in 2012, when the fatal accident happened, has been reopened. Danish authorities, which had initially said that an undiagnosed heart condition was the cause of death, will review the case again after a UK coroner's inquest last year has shown the […]
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has invited tenders for geophysical soil investigations at the Hollandse Kust Zuid (South) offshore wind farm zone. An agreement will be signed with a tenderer who is able to carry out the geophysical investigations required to obtain the soil information at the offshore wind farm zones at Hollandse Kust Zuid, in […]
Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC), part of the Aqualis Offshore group, has completed the supervision and management of the onshore and overwater cable route site investigation for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm off the east coast of the UK. The investigation was carried out over the summer onshore, overwater in the Deben estuary, and […]
A European tender call for geophysical and geotechnical soil investigations for offshore wind farm zones in the Netherlands was issued on September 5. Contractors are invited to digitally submit an offer for the public tender via TenderNed. The public procurement process is supervised by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, a part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs […]
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is expanding an ongoing investigation to determine whether Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and certain of its officers and directors made false and misleading statements and/or omissions in violation of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The investigation originally involved purchases of Ocean Power through […]
Eolien Maritime France, a consortium of EDF EN and DONG Energy, is seeking contractors for geotechnical investigations at three wind farm locations off French coast. Up to six contractors will collect information which will be used for detailed design of wind turbine and potentially substation foundations. Wind farms included in the design work are the […]
Horizon Geosciences is performing site investigation works on behalf of Navitus Bay Development Limited. DP II vessel Horizon Geobay commenced work on 30th June and was expected to stay at the site for up to three weeks. The proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park is being developed by joint venture between Eneco Wind UK Ltd (Eneco) […]
A geotechnical ground investigation is taking place at the proposed Burbo Bank 2 (extension) wind farm this month. The 22meter multi cat 'Willendeavour' will conduct a series of shallow vibrocore holes and cone penetration tests (cpts) at selected positions in the proposed wind farm footprint as well as along the proposed export cable route. Weather […]
A serious accident occurred in the night of Sunday, 6 July at the Butendiek offshore wind farm in German waters. The victim, a Danish employee hired by Ballast Nedam, was admitted to the hospital in critical condition. "Our compassion is with the victim and his family. We wish them a lot of strength," Ilka van der Meijden, […]
Ofgem, the UK energy watchdog, today acted to remove uncertainty from the energy market by proposing a market investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). A market investigation will once and for all clear the air and allow the CMA to ensure that there are no further barriers to effective competition. An investigation would […]
Guidance on best practices for offshore renewables site investigations has been developed by the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG) committee of the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT) over the past few years. These guidelines, prepared by a cross-industry sub-committee of OSIG, cover all forms of offshore renewables including wind and hydrokinetic devices and will […]
The Hong Kong Government proposes to allow the Hongkong Electric Company, Limited to carry out offshore ground investigation works involving borehole drilling and soil sampling at the sea-bed of 35 locations situated about 3.5 kilometres southwest of Lamma Island. The works are part of the feasibility study on utilising wind energy for power generation at […]
As a part of an investigation of wind and tidal energy potential of the Channel Islands, the Alderney Wildlife Trust is conducting a study on the island’s seabirds. The trust will observe feeding and foraging habits of shags and gannets for three years, using GPS technology to track their movements, the BBC reports. As explained […]