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Seacat Services has been awarded a new charter agreement for the Beatrice offshore wind farm, following two previously signed contracts under which two of its vessels are already supporting the works at the project site off Scotland.
A number of consented offshore wind projects present a big opportunity to get BiFab back on its feet, according to the Scottish Government. BiFab was acquired by Canadian JV Driver in April as part of the government's intervention to save the Fife-based company, however, it still needs new contracts to secure its future operation.
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UK-based boat builder South Boats IOW Ltd has launched the 23m catamaran Seacat Magic ordered by the compatriot offshore energy crew transfer vessel operator Seacat Services back in February 2015. Seacat Sevices placed the GBP 6 million order for the construction of two identical, DNV-GL class-certified catamarans. Seacat Magic's sister vessel, Seacat Mischief, was delivered to Seacat Services in late […]
On August 31, Fabricom completed the Offshore Wind Modification Services for the Princess Amaliawindpark. All 60 wind turbines have been provided with a bearing package, which consists of 2 steel supports, a rubber bearing, a top and bottom plate. The steel supports have been welded to the inside of the foundation of the wind turbines. […]
In the North Sea, off the Belgian coast, Alstom has installed its first Haliade turbine within the Belwind facility. Jan De Nul Group earlier installed the rock scour protection around the jacket foundation of the turbine with its Fallpipe Vessel ‘Simon Stevin’. This time, the ‘Simon Stevin’ returned to the wind farm to install a 33kV […]
Siemens Gamesa has taken over operational control of the scheduled maintenance and troubleshooting of turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK, according to the project's latest Weekly Notice of Operations. Siemens Gamesa has engaged crew transfer vessels (CTVs) Seacat Mischief and Seacat Magic, as well as WIKING Helicopter's Airbus H145 to assist in the […]
GMB Scotland and Unite the Union have called on the offshore wind developers with projects in Scotland to award Bifab with contracts for which the company is currently tendering for.
Canadian company JV Driver, through its subsidiary DF Barnes, has acquired BiFab as part of an agreement brokered by the Scottish Government to support new opportunities at BiFab's renewables and marine fabrication and construction yards in the UK.
Our latest photo of the day shows Seacat Services' crew transfer vessel (CTV) Seacat Volunteer picking up technicians from the substation at Ørsted's 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm located off the North Norfolk coast, UK.
Ørsted has given Seacat Services a Safety Champion award for safety standards set by its crews and operations personnel working at the 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm located off the North Norfolk coast, UK.
Seacat Mischief, a newly built 23m catamaran, joined Seacat Services' fleet in late November and is currently undergoing preparations for deployment. Seacat Mischief is the first vessel to be delivered as part of an order signed with British boat-builder South Boats IoW in February 2015 for two 23m catamarans. Seacat Magic, Seacat Mischief's sister vessel, is currently in build. […]
Seacat Services has placed an order for up to 4 new vessels with South Boats IoW. The DNV-GL class-certified next generation 23m and 27m catamarans have been specifically designed to cater for the changing needs of European offshore projects, Seacat said in a press release issued today. With Seacat Mischief currently on sea trials and Seacat […]
Canadian energy company Enbridge has joined the Rampion offshore wind project by acquiring a 24.9 percent interest, becoming one of the three shareholders in Rampion Offshore Wind Limited. E.ON will remain the controlling shareholder at 50.1 percent, with the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) continuing to hold a 25 percent interest. E.ON and Enbridge […]
Seacat Services, an offshore energy crew transfer vessel operator, has placed an order worth £6 million with local boat builder South Boats IOW for two DNV-GL class-certified next generation 24m catamarans as it looks to bolster its fleet ahead of the next phase of European offshore wind construction. While new construction is set to slow […]
KOTUG has successfully transported the HelWin beta topside from Zwijndrecht to Schiedam. HelWin beta is a 10,200-ton converter platform, which was build for German grid operator Tennet at the Heerema Fabrication yard in Zwijndrecht. On the river Oude Maas, vessels RT Magic and RT Adriaan (both 75+ tonnes Bollard pull) started the towage at 08:00am. As the platform […]
Liverpool-based international services and shipping business Bibby Line Group challenged, informed and entertained hundreds of guests during the popular showcase ‘Bibby Day’ events during the Maritime, Logistics & Energy (MLE) thematic of the International Festival for Business (IFB). Bibby Line Group, a leading MLE sponsor, hosted two thought-provoking industry seminars at the Museum of Liverpool […]
The East Anglia Offshore Windfarm Zone could become an international flagship for the industry, according to its developers. Jonathan Cole, managing director of Iberdrola Offshore Wind, told the East of England Energy Group's SNS2014 Conference in Norwich it was the perfect zone for reducing the cost of windfarm development - imperative for the industry to […]
Despite announcing a substantial divestment programme, which included selling off several onshore wind farms, Spanish energy giant Iberdrola is still believed to be the world's largest wind energy developer, with an operating portfolio of more than 13,830MW. In 2012, Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán, announced that its onshore wind assets in 'non-core' countries and other businesses […]
The Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, held the "2013 Taiwan Energy Exposition" in Huashan Creative Park in Taipei from September 20th to 23th. The exposition not only provided a wealth of knowledge regarding green energy information, but also arranged many activities and performances, such as quiz contests, micro medias, energy theater for children, […]
Political and industry leaders will debate '2030 targets - the magic number?' on the opening day of EWEA OFFSHORE 2013 on 19 November in Frankfurt. Confirmed speakers: Daniel Johansson, State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communication, Sweden Melchior Wathelet, Secretary of State for the Environment, Energy and Mobility, Belgium Jos Delbeke, Director-General for Climate […]
Adapting its service offering to steer a move into the offshore wind industry has paid off for FoundOcean. Jim Bell, Managing Director, tells Offshore WIND that activity went from 'zero to 60' in just a year and as renewable energy demand increases, FoundOcean is confident that it can gear up for any future growth. Established […]