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CWind has announced that it is now a member of the National Workboat Association (NWA) of the UK. As the offshore wind industry matures and demands on workboat performance increase with larger and further offshore wind farms, a collective and informed industry body of vessel owners and operators will facilitate the knowledge sharing and formulation of […]
The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) has launched the second edition of the Workboat Code, a document aimed at redefining working practices and standards for vessel operators across a number of maritime sectors. Edition 2 of the Workboat Code, developed by an NWA-led working group in cooperation with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and with workboat […]
The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) has launched the Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship, dedicated to training future offshore wind crew across England and Wales.
Following a number of incidents involving small workboats operating in the wind farm sector during 2012 and 2013, a need was identified to set out the elements of competence required for crews operating and working on small workboats. ‘Guidance on Competence Assurance and Assessments: Marine Roles for Small Workboats’ (IMCA C 017) has now been […]
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 UK National Workboat Association (NWA) is launching a campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels (OESVs).
Managing the working and rest hours of crews whilst ensuring the successful completion of technician transfers continues to pose a significant challenge in the safe operation of offshore wind crew transfer vessels (CTVs), according to the National Workboat Association (NWA).
Wind turbines, zero-subsidy projects and emerging markets remained to be the industry's hottest topics in 2018. And while these were also the most covered matters on Offshore WIND, we also pressed the 'Learn More' button under topics that might deserve to be more widely discussed – and we hope to do so more in 2019 and the years to come.
Offshore WIND's most read news from 12 to 18 November 2018.
The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) has published Standardised boat landing research report, with an aim to standardize boat landings for accessing wind turbine foundations from crew transfer vessels (CTVs). IMCA’s Renewable Energy Workgroup and the National Workboat Association (NWA) were seeking a consensus on the optimum design and configuration of boat landings for accessing wind turbine foundations from […]
The UK’s trade organisation for the renewable energy industries, RenewableUK, has shortlisted NWA Workboat Safety Forum for their “RenewableUK Breakthrough Award”, which is due to be presented to the winner at the RenewableUK Gala Dinner at Liverpool’s St. George’s Hall on 7th October. Philip Woodcock, Chairman of the NWA Workboat Safety Forum said: “I am incredibly proud […]
Seacat Services is showcasing its first vessel capable of carrying up to 24 industrial personnel at this year's Seawork. Seacat Courageous, a 26m high speed catamaran launched in February this year, will be the first of the Seacat Services fleet to benefit from the ability to carry more than 12 persons on board who are […]
Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International, will opens its doors in less than two months’ time on 16 June. The event will be home to 550 exhibitors, 70 vessels, promoting a wide range of products and services covering all aspects of the maritime sector, to over 7,500 attendees. Damen will be taking the […]
Eighteen Masters from the Windfarm Crew Transfer industry recently met at the inaugural Workships Contractors’ Masters Command Conference 2015. The Masters, who all work for the recently acquired Offshore Wind Services, managed by Workships Contractors, traveled from UK and Europe to attend the events held in Colchester, Essex, UK. The event was split into 2 separate days: Day […]
International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has gained a seat at the UK HSE GB ‘Offshore Wind Industry Leaders Workshop’ in Bootle in November thanks to its Offshore Renewable Workgroup. “There is no doubt that the Offshore Renewables Workgroup, under the dynamic chairmanship of Alan MacLeay of Subsea 7/Seaway Heavy Lifting, is extremely proactive and producing some […]
Government consent for the world’s largest wind farm, East Anglia Array One, has put the East of England at the top of the industry’s agenda – and given the signal major international energy companies had been waiting for to move forward with plans to invest in the region, said James Gray, inward investment director for […]
On Thursday 28 November, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold the first ever meeting of its long-established Europe & Africa Section in Germany, where offshore renewables will be in focus. “IMCA established an offshore renewables workgroup in 2011 following growing concerns regarding safety in the offshore wind construction industry,” explains the association’s Technical […]
Two weeks before the doors open at Europort, Rotterdam, organiser Ahoy is finalising arrangements for the event that promises to provide a benchmark for the ‘state of the global maritime and offshore industry’ in late 2013. Alongside attendees at its Advanced Technology Conferences industry seminars and networking opportunities, over 1,000 exhibitors will be present at […]
Offshore wind power is about as pure as energy generation gets. However, it is frustrating that statutory regulations in a key area, the deployment of novel vessels that service the industry, muddy these crystal waters. While a wind farm is rooted to the seabed, generating clean energy for decades to come, owners and operators may wish to transport their valuable project experience […]
Demand for access to wave and tidal test sites at the European Marine Energy Centre has never been higher as the pioneering Orkney based facility gears up for its tenth anniversary year. All 14 of EMEC’s test berths – at its Billia Croo and Fall of Warness wave and tidal sites – are now contracted […]
Project managers from ScottishPower Renewables met today with more than 90 potential suppliers in Dunstaffnage near Oban as the renewable energy company progresses with its plans to develop a tidal power array in The Sound of Islay, potentially the first of its kind in the world. ScottishPower Renewables was granted permission to install up to […]
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has produced two information notes – ‘Diving on Offshore Renewable Energy Projects: Regulations and Guidance’, and ‘The Inspection and Auditing of Manned and Unmanned Barges’ which are of use, and interest, to those involved with offshore renewable energy projects. "As an increasing number of our members become involved with […]
CWind has become the 100th company to sign the RenewableUK Wind Energy Charter and has just had one of its technicians who is currently working on Avenger, CWind’s amphibious rescue vessel, shortlisted for the RenewableUK Energy Awards Trainee of the Year. CWind delivers both charter service workboats and highly skilled personnel to the offshore wind industry. Based […]
The Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Hugh Williams, 59, has announced his intention to stand down at the end of 2012 after 10 years in post. IMCA is the international trade association for offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies with about 850 members in over 60 countries all around the world. […]