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Fugro has utilised its new track base unit in cable lay touchdown monitoring operations at the Rampion offshore wind farm. The unit, fitted to Fugro’s work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV), has been introduced to ensure highly accurate cable positioning during cable lay operations in strong currents. The unit ensures the continuation of operations in strong currents by enabling the […]
Adrian “Ade” Edmondson, a British comedian and TV presenter, has visited RWE Innogy UK’s flagship offshore wind farm, Gwynt y Môr, which will be featured in a primetime ITV series called Ade at Sea. In the sixth and final episode of Ade at Sea, to be shown on Thursday 24th April at 8.30pm, Mr. Edmondson […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement held a meeting at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast Tuesday with members of… By Mike DeSumma (wlbz2) [mappress] Source: wlbz2, September 16, 2010;
Offshore wind in Germany has taken a remarkable development in the past decade. With the zero bids in the last tender round, economics are also very attractive. Many companies from Germany have enabled that learning curve and are looking forward to cooperating with other market actors to further advance offshore wind. “We need to talk […]
The Deutsche WindGuard Consulting GmbH testing laboratory has been accredited for the calibration of nacelle mounted lidars. Accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, the laboratory can now calibrate all kinds of wind remote sensing devices. According to Deutsche WindGuard Consulting, nacelle lidars have gained in importance in the last years – especially with regards to […]
High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST) has entered into a partnership with Boston Line & Services for offshore wind in the U.S. In the partnership, HST will bring its experience from the European crew transfer vessel (CTV) market and the Massachusetts-based company will provide its services and local content. “There is a definite synergy between the businesses and […]
Fistuca has won this year’s Offshore Wind Innovation Award for its Blue Wedge Connection, a new concept used for connecting offshore wind substructures.
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) are launching a new working group to start discussions on standards for maintenance and management of offshore wind projects.
The effects and causes of fatigue that offshore wind crews experience are not fully understood within the sector, however, sharing health and safety (HSE) lessons can ultimately make the industry stronger, Kerrie Forster, Chairman of the UK National Workboat Association (NWA) Safety Forum and Operations Coordinator at Acta Marine, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.
The United States has a lot to offer on the digitization of offshore wind, especially regarding artificial intelligence which can make the supply chain more efficient and potentially speed up the permitting and siting processes, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.
The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) is launching a campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels (OESVs).
Van Oord’s newly upgraded offshore installation vessel Aeolus has started installing monopile foundations on the 370MW Norther wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.
GeoSea’s multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo completed the full-height testing of its jacking system on 25 June 2018 at the Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia, rising above the city and its ancient landmarks such as the Pula Arena amphitheatre and Temple of Augustus.
Following the announcement of new Contracts for Difference (CfDs) auctions in the UK, which will add hundreds of new offshore wind turbines, the UK Chamber of Shipping called for a more meticulous approach to planning so disruption to shipping could me minimised.
Njord Offshore has signed a contract with BMT for two 23m crew transfer vessels (CTVs), following the launch of its two BMT-designed 27m CTVs Njord Zenith and Njord Zephyr. The new vessel duo will also be built by Cheoy Lee Shipyards in China.
High voltage engineering specialist EDS HV Group has successfully completed trials at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm as part of its EU Funded Horizon 2020 project.
It’s almost time: on Wednesday the 28th of March, the Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) takes place at WTC Rotterdam. It’s the twelfth edition, with lots of attention for offshore wind and inland shipping this year. Career opportunities within the entire supply chain are presented by over 100 companies to about 3,000 visitors, from […]
Sometimes, one can be reading a map only to end up in space, which is not a bad thing at all if that is where they want to go. However, we ought to make sure where we are and which road we need to take to reach our “outer space” goals. Luckily, the second day of the Offshore Wind Conference (OWC) in Amsterdam gathered speakers who can guide us through the offshore wind journey.
While floating wind developers usually look for low wave energy sites, Floating Power Plant’s device is meant to generate wind power in areas with medium to high wave energy, as the company’s hybrid technology aims to harness energy from both sources. In such sea states, the wave absorbers also come in handy as they improve platform stability, according to Chris McConville, UK General Manager at Floating Power Plant (FPP).
ABB will install Onboard DC Grid power distribution onboard Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ (LDA) wind farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) to enable the cost-efficient integration of batteries.
Three minke whales washed up dead on the UK’s east coast during the weekend, with another two reported as distressed, Mirror reports. According to John Cresswell from the Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service, offshore wind farms off Suffolk coast may have affected the sonar whales use to navigate.
International law firm Eversheds Sutherland acted for the Forewind consortium as Statoil and SSE increased their shares in the 4.8GW Dogger Bank offshore wind project after acquiring additional stakes from exiting consortium partner Statkraft.
Oil and gas giant Shell plans on increasing investments in its newly-established New Energies division to up to USD 1 billion a year by the end of the decade, according to our sister site Offshore Energy Today.
A group of Danish offshore wind industry investors, developers and manufacturers is heading to Japan to meet with this country’s key stakeholders in Kitakyushu and Tokyo.
Nkt cables has appointed VBMS for the installation of approximately 50km of 150 kV AC high-voltage submarine cables for the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS). The project, owned by Energinet.dk and 50Hertz, will connect the future Danish offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak and the German offshore wind farm Baltic 2, both located in the […]
Following Japan s 2011 Fukushima disaster, the German government decided to move away from largely nuclear power and carbon-based energy toward clean renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and hydropower. Offshore wind energy will play a great role in this transition. Last year alone Germany connected 2,282.4MW of new offshore wind power capacity representing 75.4 […]