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12 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

The global offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to grow by 17% annually to EUR 11 billion by 2028, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables. Europe is the largest contributor with EUR 6.7 billion in value, while the Asia Pacific region is keeping up the pace in O&M […]

4 June 2019 Ports & Logistics

DHSS is mobilizing its base in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, which MHI Vestas will use for Deutsche Bucht O&M work. According to the Dutch company, walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus will begin its deployment at the 269MW offshore wind project this week. DHSS signed an agreement with MHI Vestas in March under which the turbine supplier will […]

28 May 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

A new GBP 4 million cross-sector project is set to develop the world’s first fully autonomous robotic inspection and repair solution for offshore wind farms. The Innovate UK-funded MIMRee (Multi-Platform Inspection, Maintenance and Repair in Extreme Environments) is a two-year project bringing in expertise from the fields of robotics, non-destructive testing, artificial intelligence, space mission […]

9 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Innogy has contracted EDS HV Group to provide operations and maintenance management at the North Hoyle offshore wind farm in the UK. Under the three-year contract which began in the first quarter of the year, EDS is managing operations, including network surveillance, high-voltage safety management and marine coordination, from its 24/7 control center. In addition, […]

26 March 2019 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

Vattenfall has selected the Port of IJmuiden as its home base for operations and maintenance (O&M) activities for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Vattenfall said it opted for the Port of IJmuiden due to its proximity to the Hollandse Kust Zuid site, as well as other future wind farms. […]

25 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding a research project aiming to automate the evaluation of information on the condition of offshore installations through the use of drones and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The ministry has set aside EUR 1.3 million for the IsyMoo (Intelligent integrative systems for monitoring surface protection systems […]

25 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

SSE has begun assessing the Wicklow Port and Arklow Harbour as possible locations for a future onshore service base for the proposed Arklow Bank Wind Park project in Ireland. Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) are assessing the suitability of Wicklow Port and Arklow Harbour for an O&M base, with the study set to be completed in the […]

20 March 2019 Technology

Ørsted has implemented an O&M simulation and data analytics solution from Shoreline to support the development of its offshore wind farms. According to the Danish company, Shoreline's O&M design simulation solution enables the performance of a detailed long-term simulation of the operational logistics for any of its existing and future wind farms. With the system, Ørsted said it is […]

1 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

DEME Offshore has partnered with the aerospace industry supplier SABCA to develop and deploy unmanned vehicles to perform surveillance and inspection works in the offshore industry. The companies are convinced that these technologies have a game-changing potential to increase health and safety of their employees, lower the impact on the environment in the O&M phase of […]

5 February 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

NorSea Wind has secured a contract for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the Sprogø offshore wind farm in Denmark. The Norway-based company said it commenced the work on 1 January 2019, after winning the contract through a tender procedure. According to NorSea, the contract sets a milestone for offshore wind supply as it represents one […]

31 January 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Equinor is engaging with the UK offshore wind supply chain to support the development of innovative, technology-led solutions, which can shape the future of the industry post-2025. As part of this project, Equinor has partnered with UK business development organisation NOF Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the North East of England’s offshore […]

14 January 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has expanded its presence at the Port of Oostende in Belgium with the opening of a new office location. MHI Vestas is already an established company in the offshore wind industry at the port facility. The MHI Vestas turbines are operated by Parkwind on Northwind (72 turbines), Belwind (55 turbines) and Nobelwind (50 […]

24 June 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has selected the Ocean Wind project proposed by Ørsted with support from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) to negotiate a 20-year offshore wind renewable energy credit (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1,100MW. Located off the coast of Atlantic City, Ocean Wind will […]

18 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

Deep BV has secured an operations and maintenance contract for subsea surveys at the Gemini offshore wind farm. Deep will carry out the O&M service agreement for a period of three years at the 600MW offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Located 85km north of the Groningen coast, Gemini comprises 150 Siemens 4MW turbines and two offshore […]

14 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The Carbon Trust has launched tenders seeking pre and post-construction energy yield analysis and floating component exchange studies as part of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program. The first tender seeks companies and consortia to undertake a study to understand the different approaches in comparing pre-construction energy yield assessments to post-construction analysis in offshore wind. The key objective […]

12 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

AQUIND Ltd has issued a EUR 1.3 billion tender for the 2GW AQUIND HVDC power transmission link that will connect the UK and France. The tender is divided into three lots, with the first including the design, engineering, manufacture, installation, commissioning and O&M of two converter stations to be located in Hampshire, UK, and Normandy, France. […]

12 June 2019 Business & Finance

C-Ventus Offshore Windfarm Services BV has merged with 4SEAS BV to jointly service the offshore wind industry. The merger, concluded on 3 June, will see all 4SEAS personnel and activities, including ongoing projects and opportunity pipeline, handled by the new company which will trade under the C-Ventus name. “Since 4SEAS main focus appeared to be the […]

10 June 2019 Grid Connection, R&D

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Synaptec have partnered in a project aimed at reducing the cost of subsea cable failures and accompanying monitoring systems. Synaptec’s Refase technology will be installed at ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine for a year-long trial to establish cost savings and benefits of using distributed, passive sensors to monitor […]

10 June 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Taiwan Offshore Windfarm Service Corp. (TOWSC) has entered into a collaboration agreement with UK manning services provider ERSG covering offshore wind-related business in Taiwan. Both parties target the manning services from construction, commissioning, to operation and maintenance (O&M) stages for offshore wind farm projects in Taiwan. At the same time, both parties also agree to […]

10 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Cowes-based offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has secured long-term extensions to its vessel support contracts with Siemens Gamesa at the Galloper wind farm off the coast of Suffolk. Building on a pair of two-year operations and maintenance (O&M) charter agreements signed in 2017 for vessels Seacat Vigilant and Seacat Liberty, Siemens Gamesa has now […]

4 June 2019 Business & Finance

SeaRoc Group has established a partnership with the French Valemo for the offshore wind sector in France. According to SeaRoc Managing Director Steve Pears, the partnership will allow bringing the company's experience to the French offshore wind sector with the launch of the SeaPlanner software. “Our Strategic Alliance Program has already offered the benefits of […]

31 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

The Beatrice offshore wind farm has produced 587.9MW of capacity, which represents the highest output from renewable sources in Scotland to date. According to Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), the 588MW project reached the double milestone this week. To remind, the last of 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines at the Beatrice wind farm was commissioned in the […]

23 May 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Acta Marine's new walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus was christened in Den Helder in the Netherlands on Wednesday, 22 May. Following the ceremony, Acta Centaurus will head to Eemshaven to mobilize for its first offshore wind assignment. According to DHSS, MHI Vestas contracted the vessel for the coming work on the Deutsche Bucht wind farm in […]

22 May 2019 Business & Finance

Wpd France has signed an agreement with DORIS Engineering to deliver studies for floating offshore wind in French waters. Under the agreement, DORIS said it will provide strategic expertise in aero-hydrodynamic, mooring, cables, geotechnical and structural issues. According to the French company, the research and studies will provide wpd with insights in terms of technologies, construction and […]

21 May 2019 Vessels

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up vessel Jill has departed from the Port of Frederikshavn in Denmark to begin supporting suction bucket installation tests on a project. The work, which will be carried out in cooperation with Universal Foundation, represents the vessel's first offshore wind assignment. According to Fred-Olsen Windcarrier, the aim of the project is to decrease offshore wind […]

21 May 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance

Denmark's Municipality of Esbjerg has signed an agreement to establish cooperation in the field of offshore wind energy with South Korea's Ulsan Metropolitan City. In February 2019, the Royal Danish Embassy in Korea entered a cooperation agreement on renewable energy with the Ulsan Metropolitan City. Recently, Ulsan Metropolitan City has announced its objective to transform […]