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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 […]

15 May 2019 Vessels

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's heavy lift vessel Jill has completed her cross-Atlantic journey from the United States to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The jack-up has been floated off and is now ready for her first offshore wind assignment where she will assist in suction bucket installation tests out of Frederikshavn in Denmark. Jill is equipped with 102m long […]

14 May 2019 Business & Finance

Atlantique Offshore Energy, part of Chantiers de l’Atlantique, has secured certification from DNV GL for its SeeOs modular electrical substation concept for offshore wind farms. According to the company, the Certification Report and Statement of Compliance is a crucial step in approving the design of electrical offshore substations, validating the underlying assumptions and the studies executed so far which will […]

13 May 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Singapore-based Keppel FELS Ltd has secured a contract from Ørsted to provide two offshore substations for the Greater Changhua wind sites in Taiwan. Valued at more than SGD 150 million (around EUR 98 million), the contract comprises detailed engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning for two 600MW substations. It excludes certain electrical components to be […]

8 May 2019 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Windhoist Limited has pre-assembled 78 out of 174 wind turbine towers for the 1,218MW Hornsea Project One wind farm at Siemens Gamesa’s pre-assembly site in Hull. The Ayrshire-based company is providing Siemens Gamesa with the pre-construction support for 174 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines which are currently being installed at the site some 120 kilometres offshore Yorkshire. […]

7 May 2019 Training & Education

Innogy has launched an apprenticeship scheme for the Galloper offshore wind farm for East Anglia-based young people. The new offshore wind turbine apprenticeship scheme will see three candidates undergo on-site hands-on training together with class-based learning at East Coast College in Lowestoft. According to innogy, the four-year scheme will give the participants the chance to get […]

12 April 2019 Ports & Logistics

GE Renewable Energy is currently preparing the site in Maasvlakte, the Netherlands, for installation of its Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine prototype. Preparations of the site which will host the world's most powerful offshore wind turbine are being carried out in partnership with Future Wind. The two companies signed an agreement at the beginning of the year […]

4 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Grimsby’s Royal Dock has been confirmed as the home for Triton Knoll’s offshore construction and operations and maintenance facility after the project signed a port lease with ABP in Grimsby. A new construction and longer-term Operations and Maintenance base will be constructed across nearly four acres. Tendering for a contractor to build the facility is […]

2 April 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a long term time charter with Falcon Global for their jack-up vessel Jill. Jill will be an integrated part of the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier jack-up fleet for offshore wind, where she will be under commercial management of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The jack-up will be working out of Europe and mainly […]

29 March 2019 Business & Finance

France-based Akrocean has received stage 2 validation for its WINDSEA floating LiDAR (FLD) under the OWA Carbon Trust Roadmap. According to Akrocean, the validation was granted by DNV GL and marks commercial acceptance for the floating LiDAR. Offshore trials that began earlier in 2018 were performed in the English Channel and have been independently reviewed by DNV […]

26 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

Vattenfall has signed a contract with Windcat Workboats for the provision of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Under the agreement, Vattenfall will be one of the first users of Windcat's hydrogen-powered vessels, currently being developed. The IJmuiden-headquartered vessel operator is working with CMB […]

18 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

DHSS has won a contract by Van Oord for call-off helicopter services for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. Helicopter flights will take off from Den Helder Airport in the Netherlands, while the Eemshaven heliport is also an option if required since DHSS has a vessel and helicopter support base in the vicinity. […]

14 March 2019 Business & Finance

Germany's EnBW has launched a subsidiary in Taiwan, which is said to represent its official entry into the Asia-Pacific energy market. Based in Taipei, EnBW Asia-Pacific Ltd. is expected to allow EnBW to find a bigger arena for renewable energy in order to expand its development. EnBW said it plans to share its experience by participating […]

13 March 2019 Authorities, Ports & Logistics

The British Office in Taipei and Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on joint co-operation in respect of the development of Taiwan’s offshore wind industry. Under this MoU, further exchange in the areas of policy, strategy, technology, operations and maintenance to promote offshore wind port and marine sector will be […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance

North East England's supply chain is "fit and ready" to support the growth of offshore wind that the new UK Sector Deal will bring, according to Energi Coast. Energi Coast Chairman and Tekmar Group CEO, James Ritchie, stated that the Sector Deal is a significant step forward in creating a sustainable industry and providing real value creation […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

Norfolk and Suffolk have been named as the UK’s leading centre for offshore wind with the launch of a new cluster in conjunction with the release of the UK's Offshore Wind Sector Deal. The Norfolk and Suffolk Offshore Wind Cluster is expected to help create thousands of new jobs and unlock investment in the local area […]

6 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and DHSS have signed an agreement under which MHI Vestas will use the recently opened DHSS support base in Eemshaven for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project. MHI Vestas will use the offshore service hub in Eemshaven as the base for its turbine commissioning and subsequent 15-year O&M works on the 269MW wind […]

22 February 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Training & Education

Siemens Gamesa has entered into a partnership with the North Lindsey College for the provision of apprenticeship training in the UK. The two parties will develop a customized program that will provide training for individuals from the UK applying for a place on the Siemens Gamesa turbine O&M technician apprenticeship. The training will take place at Siemens […]

13 February 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has opened for applications the [email protected] program focused on projects related to planning and O&M of offshore wind farms. The call focuses on cross-disciplinary research projects that can help realize the planning, operation and maintenance of projects across the different spatial and temporal scales involved. The program should be […]

24 January 2019 Business & Finance

CWind and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a collaboration agreement to focus on offshore renewables in the UK. The two companies will focus on delivering applied research projects and accelerating technology development, aimed at improving health and safety, the operational performance of offshore renewable assets, as well as reducing risk and cost. “ORE Catapult uses […]

9 January 2019

CWind With experience at 50 UK and European offshore wind farms, CWind is an established, trusted partner. CWind’s ability to execute integrated turnkey solutions throughout the entire project lifecycle of a wind farm is demonstrated through existing long-term O&M contracts, completion of more than 890 cable pull-ins to date, commissioning scopes of work at almost 600 turbines and pre-assembly work packages at over 760 turbines.   […]