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  • 10 February 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) has won a contract to develop an integrated ground model as part of a tender for geotechnical soil investigations at the Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden wind farm zone in the Dutch North Sea. The contract is valued at around EUR 300,000. As previously reported, under the same tender, the […]

  • 10 February 2015

    Strainstall has installed sensors on to a new ‘Suction Bucket Jacket’ foundation, which is currently being trialled at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Germany. The company, subcontracted by Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) as part of their Structural and Environmental Monitoring (SEM) solution, installed 126 different sensors from the turbine tower down to the […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) has designed and installed Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems on two of 20 suction bucket jackets at Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm.

  • 28 August 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    DONG Energy successfully installed the world’s first offshore wind turbine foundation based on the Suction Bucket Jacket (SBJ) technology.  Until now, most offshore wind turbines are founded on monopiles. DONG Energy has installed the first jacket with suction buckets as a proof-of-concept full-scale prototype, to be tested and monitored over several years. The SBJ technology, […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    GeoSea’s jack-up vessel Innovation has installed the first out of a total of 20 suction bucket jacket foundations at Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities, R&D

    The King and Queen of Norway embarked on their first official visit to Australia on Monday, 23rd February, in Canberra. On Friday, 27th February, the last day of the visit, Their Majesties will be present at a mini-seminar in Perth, Western Australia, devoted to maritime and offshore related research and business. The royal visit from Norway […]

  • 9 July 2014

    Statoil has awarded Aibel the contract for FEED and EMA (Engineering & Management Assistance) of substructures for the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park offshore wind farm. The contract has an estimated value of approximately EUR 4.7 million. “This is an important new step in our commitment to renewable energy. This past year we’ve worked hard to […]

  • 23 November 2015

    The companies behind the suction pile technology have been recognized with the Pioneering Technology Award. Former Forewind survey manager, Tor Inge Tjelta, has been inducted into the Offshore Energy Center’s Hall of Fame in Houston for his work with suction pile technology spanning some 30 years, and now used within the offshore wind energy sector. Along with this […]

  • 7 August 2018

    Framo, part of Alfa Laval, has provided its pump technology for the installation of the suction bucket jacket foundations at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm.

  • 12 April 2019

    A team led by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is set to conduct a research project on the engineering of the jacket foundations at the U.S. Block Island offshore wind farm. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has awarded USD 608,722 for the 28-month study of the first U.S. offshore wind commercial project. […]

  • 14 October 2013

    The final survey needed for offshore wind energy developer Forewind to complete its planned applications for the development of the Dogger Bank Zone begins this week. The survey concludes the most extensive study of an offshore area by a wind energy developer ever undertaken. A total of £60 million has been spent on surveys with […]

  • 2 April 2019

    Executive summary The development of offshore wind represents an interesting technology opportunity for the US. On one hand, offshore wind is a European invention, and early technologies will have to be almost exclusively imported from Europe. On the other, though, the rapid pace of technology development in offshore wind offers significant potential for the US […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    CMS-Geotech Ltd has launched its new operations base in Lowestoft, Suffolk providing specialist marine geotechnical support to a wide variety of marine sectors in both offshore & coastal waters. CMS-Geotech will specialise in geotechnical equipment hire, geotechnical surveys & seabed sampling, specialist vessel charter and wider marine survey consultancy support services. It is envisaged that […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Fugro’s UK geotech companies have been restructured as Fugro GeoServices Ltd. The renaming completes the integration of key UK specialists – Fugro Seacore, Fugro Engineering Services, EM Drilling, Fugro Loadtest, Fugro Instrumentation & Monitoring and Fugro Aperio. Fugro GeoServices Ltd employs close to 600 staff and undertakes seven key activities: nearshore geotechnical, offshore geotechnical, marine […]

  • 14 January 2014
    R&D, Technology

    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 […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Gardline Limited, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster, has appointed Christiaan Vermeijden as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. According to the UK-based company, Vermeijden will replace Gardline’s current interim CEO, Gerben Eggink. “I am honoured to become CEO of Gardline, a company I have long admired for its strong reputation and rich heritage. I am looking […]

  • 17 July 2013

    Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., a senior geotechnical engineer and an Associate of the firm based in Texas, will present next month at the Current Topics in Marine Foundation Technologies Seminar in Seattle. The event, hosted by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), will be held August 1-2, 2013, at the Sheraton Seattle, 1400 Sixth Avenue. Dr. […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    An 83m long, multipurpose offshore support vessel (OSV) / anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) Normand Draupne, has undergone conversion and upgrade at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard SA and is now capable of working in the offshore wind industry. The vessel has arrived at Remontowa still in its old livery of Norwegian offshore support fleet operators – Solstad Offshore. Now the ship […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Norwegian offshore wind industry representatives have urged the government to create a working strategy for the establishment of full-scale demonstration sites after a survey showed that Norwegian companies valued their export potential in the North Sea offshore wind market between 2025 and 2040 at around EUR 6.45 billion. The companies and organisations interested in developing the country’s offshore […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Training & Education

    NORCOWE (Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy) organized its summer school for the fifth time. The summer school is a five-day in depth workshop on offshore wind, open for both PhD-students and industry employees. Non-NORCOWE members are welcome, and all courses are in English, opening up for international participation. This year’s NORCOWE summer school was […]

  • 16 January 2019
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Norwegian research institute Sintef have further solidified their cooperation in offshore wind with the start of a new joint research center. The new center, Nordic Offshore Wind R&I Center – NOWRIC, is expected to develop better and reasonable solutions […]

  • 9 June 2011
    Business & Finance

    Leif-Arne Langøy has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of DNV (Det Norske Veritas). Walter Qvam has been elected as the new Chairman of the DNV Council. In addition, Morten Ulstein has been elected Vice Chairman of the DNV Board. The elections took place at the Council meeting on Wednesday, […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has given Aquamarine Power’s graduate training scheme the seal of approval, re-accrediting the wave company’s professional development programme which leads towards Chartered Engineers (CEng) or Incorporated Engineers (IEng) registration. In what is now the fourth year of the scheme, the Institution’s assessors noted that Aquamarine Power’s engineers are being […]

  • 21 July 2016

    Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES Northwest has applied its multi-channel seismic system for surveys that allowed the construction of the Arkona offshore wind project to be on time despite changes to the wind farm design. The modified project plan incorporated 60 turbines instead of 80 because of the switch to the larger […]

  • 16 May 2012

    Several sessions concerning climate change and the need to reduce society’s dependence on fossil fuels were held at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) general assembly in Vienna last month, PhysicsToday reports. Göran Broström of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute pointed out that the oceanographic and atmospheric community need to have a discussion about the influence before large offshore […]

  • 12 January 2015

    At EWEA Offshore 2015 in Copenhagen, TÜV SÜD will present its portfolio of services for the offshore wind industry. The international service provider assists designers, operators and manufacturers in the offshore wind sector by supplying comprehensive and customised testing, certification and inspection services. The experts for offshore wind industry from TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH […]