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Denmark-based vessel owner KEM Offshore has won two contracts to provide its crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for Ørsted's and Vattenfall's offshore wind farms.
Innogy has awarded C-Ventus Offshore Windfarm Services with a 4-year contract for subsea operations & maintenance works on the Nordsee Ost wind farm in the German North Sea.
UK vessel operator Seacat Services will see its fleet reach a maximum occupancy in 2018 with all 14 vessels under charter in certain periods of the year due to the growing demand in the offshore wind sector.
Vattenfall has completed the construction of a 30-meter-long floating crew transfer pontoon which will be used for its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Scotland.
Jan De Nul Group and Hitachi Ltd. have signed the contract with overall work for the manufacturing and installation of 21 5.2MW wind turbines for the Changhua offshore wind farm project in Taiwan.
UK-based Aura, an initiative of the University of Hull, has secured a GBP 4 million funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to build the Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) and provide a support program for Humber-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the offshore wind and low carbon sectors.
GE has installed all three HaliadeTM 150-6MW offshore wind turbines on the Xinghua Gulf demo project in China.
Synaptec has launched Refase, a new distributed sensor system said to significantly reduce outage and repair costs caused by subsea power cable faults by providing an automated response.
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has been appointed by London Array to deliver Balance of Plant (BoP) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services covering the wind farm’s next five years of operation.
Altitec has received a Training System Certificate by DNV GL for its Rotor Blade Repair and Inspection Training course held at the Altitec Academy in London, UK.
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs' (LDA) new service operations vessel (SOV) will service Ørsted's Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm once delivered in 2021.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
On 10 April, Vineyard Wind held a "green" ribbon-cutting ceremony for its proposed offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) facility on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, and announced a partnership with local education institutions as part of its plan to prepare Massachusetts residents for careers in the offshore wind sector.
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has placed an order with Salt Ship Design for a new wind farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) that will enter a contract with Ørsted, once delivered.
Ampyx Power, a Netherlands-based developer of airborne wind energy technology, has published a report with the results of a research into the offshore floating application of its system, performed by a consortium of Ampyx Power, ECN (Energy Research Centre Netherlands), MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) and Mocean Offshore. The consortium researched the offshore application of floating […]
Two Towers BV, a consortium comprising Van Oord Renewable Finance, Investri Offshore and Green Giraffe Holding has won the Dutch tender for the fifth site at the Borssele zone, designated as the demonstration site for innovations in offshore wind.
German wind turbine component manufacturer Fassmer has established a new subsidiary - Fassmer Industrial Service - covering inspections, servicing and repairs on rotor blades, covering parts as nacelles and hubs, as well as corrosion protection on steel structures.
Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) presented its bid book ‘The Essential Guide for Installation and O&M Hollandse Kust Wind Farms’ to Vattenfall, which was recently awarded the permit for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II offshore wind farm, the Netherlands’ first non-subsidised offshore wind farm.
The partners of the Iberdrola-led ROMEO project have created Work Package 7, designed to test concepts/tools integrated into O&M information management systems in a real operational environment of the Teesside, Wikinger and East Anglia ONE offshore wind farms. The WP7 will include all the necessary testing to verify the diverse functionality associated with the data […]
Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm Services Corporation (TOWSC) and OutSmart have joined forces to establish a fully integrated wind farm management system for the development of offshore wind in Taiwan.
ARTTIC and Rolls-Royce Marine are co-leading a three-year research and development project to deliver an advanced Service Operations Vessel (SOV) concept to tackle the challenges of offshore wind farm operations and maintenance (O&M).
Texas-based Quest Offshore Resources today announced the launch of Quest Floating Wind Energy (Q FWE). Q FWE is a data and analytical practice focused on the resources driving the economics, technology and supply chain encompassing floating wind energy, according to the company.
The Global Marine Group (GMG) has appointed Mark Preece as Managing Director of CWind, the group’s offshore renewable business.
India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will install four to five 6MW offshore wind turbines at Arichamunai in the state of Tamil Nadu, according to The Hindu. The wind turbines will be set up as a demonstration facility and the investment to build the project and put it into operation would cost around ₹300 crore (approx. EUR 37.4 million).
LOC Renewables, part of LOC Group, has appointed Tim Camp as the Director of Turbine Engineering. Camp will lead a series of new initiatives related to marine engineering and consultancy, turbine device technology and offshore clean energy assessments, while continuing as co-convener of the International Electrotechnical Commission’s working group on design standards for offshore wind turbines. […]
Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Edda Passat has arrived in Grimsby ahead of deployment on Ørsted’s Race Bank offshore wind farm in the UK.