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  • 2 April 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a long term time charter with Falcon Global for their jack-up vessel Jill. Jill will be an integrated part of the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier jack-up fleet for offshore wind, where she will be under commercial management of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The jack-up will be working out of Europe and mainly […]

  • 21 May 2019
    Vessels

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Jill has departed from the Port of Frederikshavn in Denmark to begin supporting suction bucket installation tests on a project. The work, which will be carried out in cooperation with Universal Foundation, represents the vessel’s first offshore wind assignment. According to Fred-Olsen Windcarrier, the aim of the project is to decrease offshore wind […]

  • 15 May 2019
    Vessels

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s heavy lift vessel Jill has completed her cross-Atlantic journey from the United States to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The jack-up has been floated off and is now ready for her first offshore wind assignment where she will assist in suction bucket installation tests out of Frederikshavn in Denmark. Jill is equipped with 102m long […]

  • 1 May 2019

    We bring you the ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of April. Jan De Nul Orders Mega Jack-Up Jan De Nul Group has ordered the Voltaire, its third jack-up installation vessel, at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China, in preparation for the wind turbines of the future. First UK Offshore Wind Farm […]

  • 27 May 2019
    R&D

    Universal Foundation has begun industrialized suction bucket installation tests under a project that is part of the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP). Universal Foundation is carrying out the EUDP project in a consortium with Siemens Gamesa, Aalborg University, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Offshoreenergy.dk. According to the company, the trial installation activity of the […]

  • 16 April 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has secured a contract by Danish engineering consultancy Geo to supply a vessel for preliminary geotechnical investigations for the Thor offshore wind project. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will use its jack-up vessel Jill to support Geo with the offshore borehole campaign. The purpose of the assignment is to acquire geotechnical and geological information […]

  • 27 January 2016
    R&D, Technology

    Georgia Tech and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have launched a new marine spatial planning tool to define a clear process for offshore energy licensing and permitting in US state of Georgia, and close data and communication gaps between regulatory agencies that could delay the permitting process. The Georgia Coastal and Marine Planner (GCAMP), sponsored […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Authorities

    The Provost of Aberdeenshire, Councillor Jill Webster, has attended a major conference on offshore wind technology to help raise the profile of what this area has to offer. The Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is the largest event of its type ever seen in Scotland. The event, which features around […]

  • 28 October 2012
    Training & Education

    This ambitious pilot, jointly developed by Skills for Energy (SfE), Suffolk Education Business Partnership, (Suffolk EBP) and Suffolk County Council, provides a simple way and effective way to link industry and schools to enthuse and inform young people in Suffolk about the energy sector. So far over 25 people from local and international energy sector […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Authorities

    O’Malley’s bill to support the offshore wind energy development in Maryland is scheduled today for House lawmakers. Governor introduced the bill last year which was killed by the lawmakers over concerns about costs. The current bill does not require mandatory contracts, as the one before, but it establishes requirements for the offshore wind power production. […]

  • 12 December 2012
    Authorities

    The Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller strongly supports the offshore wind energy bill. He said that he is willing to make changes to the Senate Finance Committee to pass the offshore wind bill for a debate at Senate, writes the Associated Press. “I might have to do that in terms of getting out […]

  • 24 February 2012
    Authorities

    O’Malley has testified yesterday before the House Economic Matters committee on the legislation to support the offshore wind energy development in Maryland . The governer said: Chairman Davis, Members of the Committee,… thanks for the opportunity to join you here today.  Progress is a choice; job creation is a choice; strengthening and growing our middle class […]

  • 27 January 2012

    Following a competitive pitch process, Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has been appointed as the communications agency for RenewableUK, the leading trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries. The campaign which incorporates media relations, digital campaigning and research will particularly aim to promote the benefits of offshore and onshore wind energy in […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Tata Steel has secured an order to supply 4,400 tons of structural pipes for the East Anglia ONE wind turbine foundations.

  • 10 April 2012

    Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Mike Tidwell, released the statement regarding the Maryland Senate not voting for O’Malley’s offshore wind bill. “In the face of increasingly extreme weather linked to climate change and in light of new studies showing Maryland is outrageously vulnerable to sea-level rise, it is totally unacceptable that the […]

  • 25 March 2014
    R&D, Technology

    The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill will deploy two large buoys 20 miles offshore of the coast and 40 miles north and southwest from Cape Hatteras to capture wind, temperature and barometric pressure data for ongoing research on offshore wind energy. The data will also be made available to the public — […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Governor of Maine Janet Mills has signed into law legislation that will bring the contract approval for the Maine Aqua Ventus floating offshore wind project. The LD 994 legislation requires the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve the power purchase contract for the 12MW demonstration wind farm, after delaying the decision on the agreement in January […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Grid Connection

    Paulsboro, New Jersey has been selected by developers of the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) backbone transmission project as the headquarters for the project’s manufacturing facility, NJ Spotlight reports. As explained by director of AWC’s marine operations Bill Wall, who voiced the company’s strong commitment to working in New Jersey while addressing the present at a […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Authorities

    The Maryland Climate Coalition commends Chairman Derrick Davis, Speaker Busch, and members of the House of Delegates for passing HB 226, the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, with a vote of 86-48. “Today was a great day for democracy. With 72% of Maryland voters in support of investing in an offshore wind economy, […]

  • 27 May 2014

    A Project Manager at CLS Offshore, in Great Yarmouth, is hoping to raise £10,000 for two charities by completing the Three Peaks Challenge as part of a team of ten. Tony Daines will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on the 20th June with nine of his closest friends, raising money for Bowel […]

  • 23 May 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries, welcomed the publication of the draft Energy Bill, but warned that the industry still held concerns over the proposed timetable for implementation. With detailed arrangements in a host of areas still to be determined, and a challenging timetable for consultation, RenewableUK […]

  • 20 July 2011
    Authorities

    A Marshfield lawmaker is pushing to make one of the state’s oldest energy sources new again. State Rep. James Cantwell, D-Marshfield, wants the state to encourage research and investment in hydrokinetics – the harnessing of energy from moving water – by allowing private companies and municipalities to sell back any energy they create through this […]

  • 21 March 2012

    Germany’s development bank KfW and its electricity consumers may have to cover certain offshore wind park expansion costs, Reuters reports. Germany is going to install approximately 7,600 MW in offshore capacity by 2020 and 25,000 MW by 2030. However, legal liability risks create one major problem in the expansion of offshore wind parks. Grid operators, […]

  • 14 August 2012

    The governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, very recently signed into law an important set of enhancements to the Green Communities Act of 2008. In particular, this new energy bill increases the amount of renewable energy that must be purchased by the state’s utilities under long term contract from 3% to 7%. This additional contracting capacity […]

  • 21 July 2011
    Authorities

    The New Jersey Offshore Wind Economic Development Act turns out to be more like the “perfect storm” for that state’s economy — news that does not bode well for supporters of developing an industrial wind park in Lake Michigan. The Beacon Hill Institute has released a cost-benefit study that concludes that off-shore wind development in […]

  • 21 July 2013

    Diver Dies at Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm (Germany) A British diver was killed while performing underwater work at the Riffgat offshore wind farm, located north of Borkum in the North Sea, between Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July. The 26-year-old was buried in 20-meter water depth by a concrete mat, Die Welt reports. World’s […]