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James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed three projects at offshore wind farms in European waters.
On 23 April, University of Limerick (UL) launched a EUR 2 million Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), delivered by Forum Energy Technologies and fine-tuned by researches from UL’s Centre for Robotics and Intelligence Systems. The ROV will be used for inspection, repair and maintenance of underwater parts of offshore renewable energy structures.
Independent renewable energy developer Element Power has entered the offshore wind market by taking over the development of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind site in the Irish Sea from Gaelectric.
Belgium-based offshore wind farm developer Parkwind has agreed an investment to become a strategic partner in the proposed 330MW Oriel offshore wind farm project in the North Irish Sea.
Offshore engineering and technology company Osbit Ltd has completed its first project for Seajacks with the delivery of a bespoke access system for the company's offshore wind farm installation and maintenance vessel, Seajacks Scylla.
Ahead of the turbine installation at the Race Bank offshore wind farm, due to start at the end of April, A2SEA's jack-up vessel Sea Installer has been fitted with four massive adapter rings for wind turbine tower sea fastening.
The world's largest subsea power cable, part of a GBP 1 billion Western Link project, has come ashore in North Ayrshire, Scotland, ScottishPower reports. The subsea link will connect Ardneil Bay in North Ayrshire in Scotland to the Wirral peninsula in north west England. Once completed, the Western Link project, a joint venture between ScottishPower and National Grid, […]
Offshore wind turbines installed in the North Sea have been giving rise to sediment plumes, satellite images taken by NASA's Operational Land Imager (OLI) show. For at least the past decade, satellites have spotted white dots cropping up in the North Sea. If viewed from Earth’s surface, you would see that these dots are actually wind […]
A GBP 10 million East Coast Community Fund announced in April by DONG Energy is now open to public consultation, with national grant-making charity GrantScape appointed to complete the consultation process and to administer the Fund. The Fund will ensure that local people benefit from the operation of two of the DONG Energy offshore wind farms […]
DONG Energy has awarded Seacat Services with a contract for the supply of all crew transfer services at its 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project under development in the Irish Sea. The four-vessel charter contract, with durations of three to 11 months, is the second such agreement signed between Seacat Services and DONG Energy in 2016, following […]
Swiss power and automation technology group ABB has won an order worth more than USD 250 million from DONG Energy to deliver a 220-kilovolt high-voltage cable system that will connect the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the North Sea to the UK mainland grid. ABB will supply alternating current (AC) submarine cable systems […]
DONG Energy has appointed the Portsmouth-based Fugro EMU to carry out offshore pre-construction surveys for the Walney Extension offshore wind farm off the coast of Cumbria. Fugro will begin seabed survey work in the Irish Sea this month using three specialist vessels. The 41-metre Fugro Helmert will concentrate on surveying the main windfarm site, while the 24-metre RV […]
The carbon content of electricity generation in Ireland fell to a record low last year, half the level it was in 1990, according to figures published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Renewable electricity helped Ireland avoid 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2014, and is now one of the single biggest […]
Irish Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White T.D. announced Government funding of €3.5 million to three Irish marine energy firms for the development and testing of new ocean energy technologies. The announcement, made at the annual Ocean Energy Europe conference taking place in Dublin today, will see the three companies - Ocean Energy, […]
Since last year, Irish energy research projects have successfully secured €18m in EU funds for Ireland. That is according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), which today launched a joint publication with Enterprise Ireland entitled “Building on Ireland’s Energy Research Performance”. The report showcases academic and industry exemplars leading and participating in EU […]
Seajacks UK has entered into contract with DONG Energy for the transportation and installation of all 87 wind turbines at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm. The Walney Extension offshore wind farm is made up of two 330MW phases and located in the Irish Sea, around 19km from the UK’s West Coast. Seajacks’ largest wind […]
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. has officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, which will provide Ireland with infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’. The 4,700m squared five storey building features wave simulators, test tanks, workshops and offices. Named after the Irish hydrographer and globally adopted Beaufort Wind […]
Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop an offshore wind farm in the north Irish Sea. The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) has the potential to produce up to 870 MW of wind energy from the Irish Sea and will commence with the development of a 15 […]
Renewable energy use in Ireland increased by 10% in 2014, while consumption of fossil fuels fell 1.2%. That is according to provisional energy data for 2014 published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) yesterday. The data also shows that primary energy use fell as the economy grew, continuing the process of decoupling, meaning […]
Irish Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Alex White T.D. has welcomed the announcement that the SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) successfully raised an additional €4.2 million in funding from EU research funds for marine energy activities. The announcement of the substantial EU funding was made to an audience of more […]
Addressing the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, Minister for Energy Alex White, TD, said Ireland was accelerating its actions to combat climate change. He said Ireland was playing an active part in meeting collective EU targets and global aspirations for reduced carbon emissions through energy efficiency, renewable energy, afforestation, improved agricultural practices, […]
TP Offshore utilized its hotel ship at the 576MW Gwynt y Môr offshore project in the Irish Sea. Sea Comfort can accommodate up to 12 passengers plus 4 crew members living in private cabins. Besides accommodation, this vessel can be used as crew transfer, stores supply, seabed surveys and VIP vessel. Built by Tuco Faaborg/Grenaa […]
On 28 June 2014, the last turbine at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm was installed by SEA JACK. In total, 160 turbines have been installed by A2SEA’s jack-up barges SEA JACK and SEA WORKER. “I am very happy to announce that SEA JACK has installed the final turbine at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm […]
Offshore WIND's photo of the day: The jack-up installation vessel Seajacks Leviathan in the Port of Falmouth, before the vessel left to work in the Irish Sea on June 9. The Seajacks Leviathan arrived in the port for minor repairs and mobilization of equipment. Recently, the vessel wrapped up the construction of the Meerwind offshore wind farm in […]
The Scottish Government, acting on behalf of itself and its project partners the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in Ireland, is commissioning a Business Plan to inform and encourage potential future development of a sub-sea electricity network, which would specifically facilitate the […]
The state-of-the-art, self-propelled jack-up vessel Seajacks Leviathan has left Falmouth port for a job in the Irish Sea. Seajacks Leviathan was in the port for minor repairs and mobilization of equipment. Recently, Seajacks Zaratan with Seajacks Leviathan wrapped up the construction of the Meerwind offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The vessel was […]