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The Crist shipyard in Poland has completed the construction of Acta Marine’s third walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus.
SeaTwirl has signed a deal with the Norwegian Haugaland Kraft for selling electricity from the SeaTwirl S2 turbine due to be installed in 2020.
Norway could become the home of the first offshore wind farm directly connected to oil and gas platforms, as Equinor and its partners at Gullfaks and Snorre have decided to explore the possibilities of supplying the five platforms at the oil and gas fields with power from a floating offshore wind.
Norway plans to open two new areas for floating offshore wind on the Norwegian Continental Shelf this autumn, the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes said during the Energy Outlook conference held this week in Arendal.
On 4 June, Norwegian Parliament (Storting) will discuss a new proposal asking the government to draft detailed regulation for opening concession areas and granting concessions rights for offshore wind projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
The first turbine tower components built for the world’s first floating wind farm, the 30MW Hywind Scotland, have been loaded onto a cargo ship and are en route to the assembly base in Stord, Norway, according to Navacel, the manufacturer of the towers. Statoil, the owner and developer of Hywind Scotland, awarded Navacel with the contract […]
ABB has won an order worth more than USD 30 million (approx. EUR 27 million) from Statnett for two substations that will strengthen Norway’s grid reliability, boost power supplies, and facilitate the integration of new renewable energy sources. The substations will also play a key role in connecting the Norwegian grid to those of the UK […]
Ofgem has approved a 650km long subsea interconnector between Norway and Scotland, planned to be installed in 2021. On 20 June 2016, Ofgem granted an electricity interconnector licence to Norway-based company NorthConnect KS, authorising it to participate in the operation of the NorthConnect KS interconnector. NorthConnect is a joint venture between five companies, established to develop, build, own and […]
Esvagt Njord, also known as Esvagt HST-125, left the quay side in Gdansk this morning and is heading to Leirvik Shipyard in Norway, according to the Danish Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) operator Esvagt. Esvagt Njord OSV was built by Poland’s Nauta Shiprepair Yard and is destined to service the 400 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm off Norfolk, […]
Intertek has helped to support National Grid and Statnett in the development of an infrastructure project linking the UK and Norwegian electricity networks (NSN Link) which, when constructed, will be the world’s longest high voltage direct current (HVDC) undersea interconnector. For the past four years, Intertek has acted as marine consultants for the two companies […]
Following Norwegian media reports about layoffs at Nexans Norway AS, caused by market conditions in offshore wind and oil and gas industries, Offshore WIND contacted the company, which confirmed this move. Communications Manager of Nexans Norway, Trude Larstad, said the company had to launch both temporary layoffs and downsizing at its facility in Halden. Along with significant uncertainty in the oil industry, […]
High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable system interconnecting Norway and Denmark has been inaugurated. Prysmian was awarded the contract for the land HVDC cable system for the Skagerrak 4 interconnection between Norway and Denmark worth approximately € 40 million by the Danish transmission grid operator Energinet.dk in January 2011. The contract comprises the supply, jointing […]
February was a successful month for the French cabling specialist, Nexans. After securing Kriegers Flak onshore cabling contract earlier this month, the company has signed another deal for NordLink project worth EUR 0.5 billion. According to the agreement, Nexans will design, manufacture and install two 525 kV cable subsystems, with a total length of more than 700 […]
ABB has successfully commissioned a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between Norway and Denmark to increase availability of renewable hydroelectric and wind power in the region’s electricity grid. At 500 kilovolts (kV), the Skagerrak 4 link sets a new record in transmission voltage using Voltage Source Converters (VSC). The converters rely on semiconductors to convert […]
Works associated with the laying of the undersea electricity cable between the UK and Norway have been approved by the MMO. The Norwegian government gave consent for the development in its waters in October 2014 with the Secretary of State for Climate Change, Ed Davey, commenting on its significance. The high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable […]
The Norwegian Government has today granted a licence for the longest subsea electricity interconnector in the world, to be built between the UK and Norway. The interconnector, known as NSN, will connect our countries’ electricity systems providing significant mutual benefits, improving energy security and bringing Norwegian renewable energy to Europe. Energy and Climate Change Secretary […]
Automasjon og Data AS (A+D) in Sandnes, Norway is currently testing and handing over the total Metmast instrumentation package for the Fecamp Offshore Wind project in France. For several years now, A+D is trying to shift technology and experience from offshore oil and gas to offshore wind. As the offshore wind projects move into deeper waters, […]
Havyard’s newbuild, a Havyard 832 SOV design (Service Operation Vessel), arrived at the yard in Leirvik last week. This is the first of two vessels that will be built to provide service and maintenance for offshore wind power installations. Four newbuilds are now being fitted out at the yard. After a month on tow from Turkey, […]
The hull of one of Siemens’ new service operation vessels (SOVs) is on its way towards Norwegian Havyard shipyard, where it is supposed to arrive any day now. On July 19, 2014, the hull was launched at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey, reported Ingo Bischof, Siemens’ Project Manager for Offshore Service Germany in charge of […]
Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has given the green light to Statkraft for the construction of its planned offshore wind test turbine on the island of Smøla. The turbine will be used to test, qualify and gain operational experience that may be relevant in future offshore wind projects. The turbine has a capacity of […]
China Ming Yang Wind Power entered into a heads of agreement with Marin Energi Testcenter AS (“MetCentre”) to erect a 6.0MW Super Compact Drive (“SCD”) wind turbine generator in the Karmoy wind turbine demonstration area off the coast of Karmoy Island in Norway. MetCentre is a Norwegian test centre for marine energy offering infrastructure and […]
On January 10, INTPOW attended an industrial lunch with the Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing in the run up to the Norwegian delegation visit to Scottish Offshore Wind Supply Chain event at the end of January. It was agreed that there were ample opportunities for Norwegian and Scottish companies from the offshore wind and hydropower […]
In March 2013, Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE) inaugurated a measurement campaign at Sola airport outside of Stavanger, Norway. The equipment installed consisted of one scanning and one static wind LiDAR system. In addition a second static wind LiDAR was installed some 3 km further away, side by side with an automatic radiosonde […]
Optimization Group of the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen, Norway hosted an offshore wind farm optimisation workshop with an aim to identify the best layout in terms of turbine and substation positions and cable layout, given expected wind distributions and some development options. Three speakers at this workshop were Gunner Larsen from […]
As a consequence of Bonheur ASA holding more than 50% of the shares of Ganger Rolf ASA, Ganger Rolf ASA is fully consolidated for accounting purposes as a subsidiary of Bonheur ASA. As Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA have a joint ownership (50% / 50%) of their major investments, the ownership structure entails full […]
Umoe Mandal AS has signed contract for the first UM Wave Craft – the next generation offshore wind service vessel. Customer is Umoe AS. The vessel will be delivered January 2015. The vessel concept is entirely developed by Umoe Mandal. It is based on the same Surface Effect Ship technology that has brought the Oksøy- […]