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MMS Offshore Renewable Services Ltd has expanded its fleet with the addition of a new multi-purpose support vessel set to service the offshore wind market. MMS invested in the new 26m long fast crew vessel MMS Supreme by taking a GBP 2.3 million lending package from the Yorkshire Bank. “Our investment in this state-of-the-art vessel signals the next […]
Hull-based MMS Ship Repair has launched MMS Crusader, its first workboat specially built to serve the offshore wind industry, according to Hull Daily Mail. The vessel, a 26m aluminium catamaran, has been built at the company' shipyard at Alexandra Dock for MMS Offshore Renewable Services, MMS' subsidiary operating offshore renewables vessels. MMS Crusader has been developed to service a […]
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Automasjon og Data (A+D) is currently showcasing the new generation Vessel Motion Monitoring System (VMMS) at EWEA Offshore in Copenhagen. The new generation VMMS are using a multi-sensor approach to measuring the vessel motion and the new AIMM inertial matrix sensor is used for this application. These systems are often used during critical phases of the operation. […]
Ships Electronic Services (SES) are working with the Humber’s premier shipyard, MMS Ship Repair, to supply and install comprehensive electronics systems on the yards new OSV “MMS Crusader” which has been designed to service offshore windfarms in the North Sea and other European waters. MMS has also launched a new company, MMS Offshore Renewables, which […]
Strainstall’s Vessel Motion Monitoring System (VMMS) has been successfully installed on a vessel running trials for the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, a joint industry program aiming to reduce the cost of offshore wind by 10% for UK Round 3 sites. The OWA trial focuses on turbine access systems, proving and de-risking design […]
OSIL announced the launch of a Vessel Motion Monitoring System (VMMS), a system designed to monitor motion of a vessel in order to increase safety of transfers during offshore wind farm operations. With a second generation 6 DoF (Degrees of Freedom) motion sensor, the Vessel Motion Monitoring System monitors safety thresholds for heading, heave, pitch, […]
Vessel Motion Monitoring System™ (VMMS™) developed to provide accurate motion monitoring, improves safety during vessel transfer operations. Offers real time impact load measurement combined with additional data logging capability to support health and safety analysis and investigations. Successful testing has been carried out by Submarine Technology Ltd (STL). Development that further underscores the commitment […]
The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) recently funded four research studies to identify technological and... [mappress] Source: marinelink, April 16, 2010;
Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is set to open its first US office in Boston, Massachusetts, citing an increasing number of requests from US wind farm developers as the reason. “The US offshore wind market is now taking off. In the past year OWC has undertaken a number of US assignments and we are receiving an increasing […]
Turner Iceni has purchased two vessels - MCS Maestro and Don Quixote - which return to operations later this year after full refits. MCS Maestro, an 18-metre South Boat, was purchased from Maritime Craft Services. The vessel will be refitted with Volvo IPS 900, shot blasted and repainted in Turner Iceni livery. Interior modifications include […]
The Carbon Trust has launched three tenders as part of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme.
After OMM completed a boulder removal campaign for a German offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, Atlantic Marine – which supported the project with its Atlantic Tonjer vessel and ROGE ROV 2 boulder system – announced that the works had taken its total to over 30,000 targets removed, including boulders, UXO, scrap metals, wreckage and disused cables in the past five years.
DONG Energy has contracted BMO Offshore to equip their crew transfer vessels with Vessel Motion Monitoring Systems (VMMS) in the UK.
Knowledge of impact forces is an important aspect in the design and subsequent operation of offshore wind turbines. Offshore wind turbines are typically monopile or space frame structures. In addition to their basic operational loading, these structures are designed to withstand the environmental loads experienced offshore from waves, currents and wind.
AkzoNobel, DroneOps and Barrier Group have partnered to develop drone technology for remote inspection of offshore wind farms as well as ballast water tanks on ocean going ships.
AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) has appointed Geomarine, part of DIMMS group, as their new value added reseller in Italy. Based in Senigallia, Italy, Geomarine offers technical expertise in offshore environments around the Mediterranean, in particular any geophysical, geotechnical and environmental issues linked to offshore activities. “Geomarine fit into our strategy of expanding our sales network via […]
SeaRoc, the company behind the SeaPlanner marine management software, said it is looking ahead to a much more active offshore wind market in the following three years, after a relatively slow 2015. SeaRoc Group's Managing Director Steve Pears said: "2015 has brought both challenges and opportunities in equal measure. It goes without saying that it has been a […]
Atlas Professionals completed the acquisition of a 100% interest in Subserv Pro Ltd (SSP) and ORCA Offshore Ltd (ORCA). Based in Banbury, the office will expand Atlas’ UK network, bringing together two agencies in the niche markets of ROV, Diving, Inspection and Renewable Energy. Marcus Chandler, Managing Director of SSP said: “When selecting the new custodians […]
Atlantic Wind Transfers, the commercial wind support services arm of Rhode Island Fast Ferry, today joins local boat builder Blount Boats and offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind for an official Ribbon Cutting ceremony and to tour the first offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel in the US currently under construction. The event at the Blount […]
Rhode Island Fast Ferry has signed a 20-year crew transfer contract with Deepwater Wind for Block Island offshore wind farm. As part of the charter agreement Atlantic Wind Transfers, Rhode Island Fast Ferry's subsidiary, will invest over $4 million to build the vessel and provide training to meet the needs of the Block Island Wind Farm. […]
Maintenance of offshore wind turbines is important and necessary. The faster a defect turbine is running again, the faster it produces electricity. Time is money. How do you make sure that the valuable time turbine technicians have, is actually spent on offshore wind turbine maintenance? In practice a lot of valuable time is lost; often […]
Incat Crowther has opened an office in Southampton, United Kingdom, to support a growing European client base and meet the demand for Incat Crowther’s products and services in the region. The company said that this is a result of a strong track record, robust and innovative vessel designs and consulting services. The office in Southampton is a […]
Offshore wind crew transfer vessel operator Seacat Services has concluded the first of many apprentice recruitment drives with the award of a dozen opportunities to the next generation of offshore renewable energy seafarers. The firm is now set to deliver maritime training for 12 Apprentice Deckhands from the local area as it seeks to expand […]
Seacat Services, offshore energy support vessel operator, launched its latest 24-metre British-built South Catamaran, named Seacat Ranger. For the launch of Seacat Ranger, the latest 24-metre DNV GL class-certified vessel to be built in the UK, incremental build improvements include a new bow and fender design that enhances stability when the vessel is pushing onto the […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced the publication of its Final Rule to extend time requirements for submitting a Site Assessment Plan (SAP) or a General Activities Plan (GAP) for renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Effective 30 days after Federal Register publication, all OCS renewable energy lessees and […]