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The Jones Act in US offshore wind: challenge or opportunity? The Jones Act, long seen as a challenge for the US offshore wind industry, could potentially be an opportunity for the sector, experts have said. “I like to look at the Jones Act as an incentive for shipyards, not an impediment,” said Joan Bondareff, chair […]
US-based Aeolus Energy has signed an agreement with Norway's Ulstein Design & Solutions, B.V. to design a Service Operations Vessel (SOV).
GustoMSC and Barge Master have joined forces to develop a motion-compensated feeder solution for the first wave of US offshore wind projects.
An owner of a U.S. Jones Act compliant wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) needs a pipeline of at least 3,500MW of confirmed offshore wind projects on the U.S. East Coast to achieve a reasonable rate of return, a report by GustoMSC has shown.
Zentech Inc. and Renewables Resources International (RRI) have announced their plans to build the first Jones Act compliant, four legged, self-propelled Dynamically-Positioned Level 2 (DP2) jack-up vessel based on a US-built barge.
As American offshore wind industry readies to start building large projects, developers are searching for a way around the so called “Jones Act” from 1920. According to the Jones Act, any ship that sails between two U.S. points must fly a U.S. flag and has to be registered in the country. Once an offshore wind […]
Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has won a contract by Ørsted to provide a heliport base to support the Walney Extension offshore wind farm. Under the GBP 1.8 million contract, Jones Bros is in charge of the design and construction of the base in Barrow-in-Furness, which will support helicopters traveling to and from the 659MW project. […]
US-based Green Shipping Line and Norwegian/German Kongstein have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a complete offshore wind farm supply solution in the US. The supply solution will include consultancy services, a US Jones Act compliant shuttle service, as well as development opportunities at several US ports, the companies said. "We are thrilled to be working […]
UK-based Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd (MTE) has won a contract by EEW OSB to fabricate 20 suspended internal support structures (SIPS) for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, which marks the company's second contract for Ørsted's project.
DONG Energy has appointed Jones Bros to help build new quayside infrastructure for the 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm being built in the Irish Sea.
Specialist overwater drilling and marine construction contractor Fugro Seacore is building a powerful pile top drill, the T120, for the offshore wind farm market to assist with monopile installations of up to 8 metres diameter. Their current big drill has 90 tonnes of rotational torque; the new one will have 120 tonnes. This new addition […]
A three-year Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between HR Wallingford and the University of Exeter has been launched this month, funded through NERC’s Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange (MREKE) programme. The partnership builds on HR Wallingford’s existing experience in both underwater noise research and development of modelling tools for monitoring species […]
Final decision by Siemens on its proposed new wind turbine factory in Hull is expected by the end of the year, reports the Hull Daily Mail. Planning consent for the ambitious £210 million redevelopment of Alexandra Dock where the factory will be based was granted in May. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman is scheduled to sign […]
Caterpillar Inc. and Vestas Wind Systems have reached a 10-year, global agreement to remanufacture wind turbine components. Vestas, of Aarhus, Denmark, is the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturer, with an installed base of 44,500 turbines. Vestas has chosen to enter this agreement to ensure remanufacturing services of high quality and at a competitive price for […]
The company is listed on Dow Jones global and European sustainability indices for the fourth consecutive year Gamesa is rated the global leader in the renewable energy equipment industry, according to sustainability ranking the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), which tracks the world’s top sustainability-driven corporations. Gamesa is listed on the global index […]
The proposed Bay State Wind wind farm project will bring USD 1 billion direct investment to Massachusetts and will support the construction of the first purpose-built Jones Act-compliant installation and transportation vessels, the developers said.
GustoMSC has revealed a new Jones Act-compliant jack-up vessel design for the installation of wind turbines and foundations in the U.S. The SEA-3250-LT installation jack-up is capable of handling the latest generation of 8 to 9.5 MW turbines and foundations.
The U.S. Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) has formed the OMSA Wind Committee said to be dedicated to supporting the local offshore wind industry and the Jones Act. The OMSA Board of Directors unanimously adopted the resolution to create the committee and charged it with making recommendations on strategies and initiatives that increase U.S. maritime industry involvement in […]
Ørsted has placed an order with WindServe Marine for two purpose-built crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the U.S. offshore wind market. The first CTV will be built by U.S. Workboats and deployed for Ørsted’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, followed by subsequent service on Northeast projects. WindServe’s affiliate shipyard Senesco Marine will construct the second vessel […]
London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has provided Barge Master and GustoMSC with an approval in principle for the work method of the Steady Top Feeder solution.
Damen Shipyards Group has designed a new Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV) with features that are said to ensure its suitability for operations in the developing offshore wind market in North America.
There is a huge amount of opportunities in the first and the second wave of emerging offshore wind markets, according to Stefan Lettink, Director Wind at Royal IHC, said.
Rhode Island-based Blount Boats, Inc. has signed a sub-license agreement with Marine Applied Physics Corp. (MAPC) of Baltimore, Maryland, for the building of South Boats crew transfer vessel designs.
Ørsted and its joint venture partner Eversource will continue progressing the Bay State Wind project towards the next solicitations in New England and New York, Ørsted's Executive Vice President Martin Neubert said after the project was not selected under the 83C solicitation in Massachusetts.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
US-based liftboat specialist Falcon Global LLC and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS have reached a cooperation agreement to exclusively contribute vessels and marine/installation crews and operate a full spread of offshore wind installation and feeder vessels for the US offshore wind market.