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3 May 2019 Ports & Logistics

Bay State Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource, has partnered with the Connecticut Port Authority and terminal operator Gateway to prepare State Pier in New London for the coming offshore wind projects in New England. The new partnership has committed to a public-private investment of USD 93 million to upgrade State Pier's infrastructure and […]

31 January 2019 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

The Connecticut Port Authority, Gateway Terminal and the City of New London have established a partnership under which New London will receive a share of the revenue coming from the State Pier. Under the terms of the partnership, New London will receive 10% of the Port Authority’s share of the revenue from the State Pier, in […]

8 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

The Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) has reached an agreement with Gateway New London LLC for the long-term operation of State Pier in New London.  Under the terms of the 20-year agreement, Gateway assumes operation of State Pier on 1 May 2019, with an option at the end of the term for the CPA to extend […]

26 November 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has extended its Balance of Plant (BoP) work scope for the London Array offshore wind farm to provide subsea services, including inspection of the substation and all 175 Siemens turbines.

31 August 2018 Wind Farm Update

Walney Extension, a 659MW wind farm in the Irish Sea, is scheduled to become the world's biggest offshore wind farm in a few days and throw the 630MW London Array off the throne. 

13 July 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

M.C. Construction (Cleveland) has completed the fabrication and mobilisation of steelwork for MPI Adventure ahead of the vessel's upcoming works on the removal, upgrade and re-installation of turbine blades at the London Array offshore wind farm.

18 June 2018 Business & Finance

UK-based provider of subsea technology and services to the offshore wind and oil & gas industries, Tekmar Group, will start trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange on 20 June and plans to use the placing proceeds to acquire Tekmar Limited, repay debt within the Group and provide some GBP 10 million to fund future expansion and acquisitions.

5 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders

Spectrum Offshore has secured a five-year contract to provide combined crew transfer and survey services for the London Array offshore wind farm.

24 May 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

High voltage engineering specialist EDS HV Group has completed Cable Sentry trials at the London Array offshore wind farm in the UK.

26 April 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa has commenced a blade repair and upgrade campaign at the Anholt offshore wind farm, after signing agreements with Ørsted for these works to be carried out on the Danish offshore wind farm and UK's London Array, both featuring Siemens Gamesa's 3.6MW wind turbines that have been affected by leading edge erosion. 

18 April 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has been appointed by London Array to deliver Balance of Plant (BoP) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services covering the wind farm’s next five years of operation.

17 April 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

UK consultancy MarineSpace Ltd has won a contract from London Array Limited for the provision of consent and licensing services at the 630MW London Array offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary.

30 May 2017
6 October 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Specialist coatings provider Barrier Ltd, and rope access company, UK Total Solutions, both part of Barrier Group, have collaborated to complete a remedial painting and maintenance contract on the 630MW London Array offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary. The contract involved coating system repairs to two offshore substations, which transmit power from the wind […]

4 July 2016 Wind Farm Update

London Array today marks three years of operation, after it was inaugurated on 4 July 2013 in Margate, Kent. In April 2013, the London Array broke the Guinness world record by becoming the largest wind farm worldwide. During the first full winter of generation, the offshore wind farm produced 1.5TWh of clean power. The second full year of generation […]

13 June 2016 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

London Array has signed a two-year contract with Sima Charters and Windcat Workboats for a total of six new Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs). The move follows an assessment of how best to cope with the unique environmental conditions that exist within the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, with water depths varying from intertidal to […]

1 April 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

BPD Zenith has been selected to deliver its Maximo for Offshore Wind asset management solution to the 630MW London Array, the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm. The system will be used to support the subsequent phases of the wind farm’s lifecycle. Maximo for Offshore Wind is based on IBM Maximo, an enterprise asset management system, […]

8 January 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

London Array has set a new record for the amount of clean electricity produced by an offshore wind farm in a single calendar month, E.ON said in a release. December 2015 saw the wind farm's 175 turbines generate 369,000 MWh of electricity – 52,000 MWh more compared to the previous best of 317,000 MWh set last November. […]

21 October 2015 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Gardline Environmental’s Coastal Division has recently been awarded contract extensions at the London Array offshore wind farm. These extensions mean that the Marian Array, Ellida Array and Smeaton Array, as well as the Gardian 7, will continue crew transfer operations supporting the O&M teams at London Array through the winter and into the New Year. […]

11 August 2015 Business & Finance, Vessels

CWind has been awarded a contract for the supply of two crew transfer vessels to the London Array offshore wind farm supporting operation and maintenance activities. London Array is located 20 km off the Kent coast in the outer Thames Estuary. Both workboats, the CWind Alliance and CWind Artimus, will be operating from Ramsgate in […]

6 August 2015

This September, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) will organize Metocean awareness courses in London. The courses, aimed at all workers in the offshore sector, continue in Kuala Lumpur and Houston. In recognition of the courses' popularity, the IMarEST is offering a year's complimentary membership for all attendees. Recent extreme weather patterns in […]

4 June 2015 Vessels

Manor Marine are taking their new vessel ‘London Titan’ to display at Seawork International in Southampton on June 16-18th in order to introduce the new multi-purpose ‘workhorse' to other sectors including offshore wind. Portland based Manor Marine has recently completed the build of the new multi-purpose maintenance vessel for the Port of London Authority (PLA). […]

2 June 2015 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

London Array’s second full year of generation has seen output from the offshore wind farm pass the 5TWh mark. The wind farm became fully operational in April 2013, having first started exporting power in October 2012. Output to date now amounts to electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of some 1.2m UK households. Over the […]

11 March 2015 Vessels

On March 3, over 60 visitors attended Iceni Marine Services' celebration of the arrival of the company's new wind farm support vessel (WFSV) in London.  Before leaving to work on a significant O&M contract, Iceni Venture sailed up the River Thames on Tuesday and moored at St. Katharine Docks, Tower Bridge, where it became the focus of […]

12 February 2015 Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

MarineSpace Ltd has recently been awarded the contract by London Array Ltd to produce the Year 1 Post-Construction Environmental Monitoring Annual Report for the London Array Offshore Wind Farm.  Environmental issues have been a key focus of this project from the EIS stage to date, and publication of the Annual Report summarising the key findings […]

16 January 2015

Two companies from marine renewables industry will make a key presentation to investors at the 2015 Innovators & Investors Forum being held at London's Business Design Centre on February 3. Atlantis Resources, a tidal turbine supplier, and SeaEnergy, an offshore energy services business, will join other pioneering and imaginative technology-led firms at the event. Around […]