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Vattenfall has chartered the newbuilding Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Esvagt Dana for work on the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea. Esvagt Dana entered into the contract with Vattenfall mid-February, Esvagt said. The contract is described as ”short-term” compared to the type of long-term charters Esvagt’s other SOVs are […]
Emden-based Ems Ports Agency & Stevedoring Beteiligungs (epas) has secured a contract to provide the complete handling of port logistics during the operating phase of the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms. EnBW, the owner and developer of the two wind farms, awarded the contract to epas following a competitive tendering procedure. The five-year contract is expected […]
Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) are set to be upgraded to give pilots between 6 and 30 seconds of additional warning of a potential collision with an obstacle, terrain or water, according to HeliOffshore. Plans to implement the upgrades have been formulated as a result of HeliOffshore’s collaborative efforts involving aircraft manufacturers, operators, and regulators, […]
Vattenfall has developed a new mathematical tool said to enable the optimization of power generation and costs in the design phase of offshore wind projects. Developed in close cooperation of Vattenfall’s Lead Engineer Martina Fischetti and Danish Technical University, the tool is said to change both the project design and the process which was previously cumbersome […]
HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH HTM was founded in 1997 as a small helicopter company located in the surrounding of Munich, initially specialized in film and movie productions. Since then the company has enlarged its field of operation and size to what it stands for today. The entire HTM Group consists of six subsidiaries, that […]
Ørsted has signed a contract with the NHV Group for the provision of helicopter services on the Borssele I & II project, starting from May 2020.
Massachusetts-based offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has selected MHI Vestas as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the 800MW Vineyard Wind project.
Satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal has signed a three-year contract with offshore support vessel provider Wind Energy Marine.
Wiking Helikopter Service has won a multi-year contract to provide Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) on BARD Offshore I, Butendiek, Nordergründe and Veja Mate offshore wind farms located in the German North Sea.
Airbus Helicopters views the support for wind farms as a business segment that is undergoing global growth and expects demand for up to a thousand helicopters over the coming two decades, corresponding to revenues of approximately EUR 9 billion.
Seagreen Wind Energy Limited has submitted an application to Marine Scotland for Section 36 consents and Marine Licences for the optimised Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo offshore wind farms.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has awarded Wiking Helikopter Service with a multi-year contract to support maintenance operations at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland, which will comprise 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines.
Naval Energies has decided to stop investing in tidal energy, a market said to be in the process of closing, and focus on floating offshore wind, as well as ocean thermal energy conversion.
Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus has been outfitted with an aluminium helideck from Bayards Aluminium Constructions, as part of the modification of the vessel that started last year.
The Germany-based helicopter operator Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC) has expanded its fleet with another Airbus H155 B1 helicopter, which will be used for transport to offshore installations, including wind farms.
Power cable services provider CWind has signed a five-year cable repair framework agreement with Transmission Capital Partners (TCP).
On 24 April, NHV’s helicopter carrying passengers from Van Oord to the UK East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm took off from Peterson’s newly opened helicopter passenger terminal at Zeeland Airport in the Netherlands and thus marked the operational launch of the terminal.
The Environmental Hydraulics Institute of Cantabria (IHCantabria) is carrying out an experiment campaign to evaluate the performance of different scour protection solutions on jacket foundations at the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
The consortium behind the Maine Aqua Ventus demonstration project has reportedly decided to stop investigating the Port Clyde route as one of the preferred for the transmission link to the mainland. According to the local media, Maine Aqua Ventus has given up on this route due to concerns raised by local fishermen, who would be banned from operating in the route area.
HBM, a supplier of foundation monitoring systems including both resistive and fiber-optical strain gauges, has weighed the technical advantages and costs of both technologies, ultimately advocating the use of fiber-optical strain gauges on offshore wind foundations.
Northern HeliCopter (NHC) has won a contract by 50Hertz Transmission (50HzT) to provide a rescue helicopter with pilots and medical crew for emergencies on offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea.
A Cable Relay Station (CRS) for the Norfolk Vanguard project could turn out to be a stumbling stone for Vattenfall’s proposed HVAC option, as North Norfolk District Council pointed to this part of the proposal as the one to be further examined, a little after Happisburgh residents voiced their concerns over this onshore solution at Vattenfall’s consultation session mid-November.
Westwood Global Energy Group expects USD 119 million of offshore wind-related helicopter expenditure over the period 2018-2022 with a CAGR of 39%, as the world could see the number of installed offshore wind turbines reaching 10,000 by 2022.
Vattenfall is looking at using wind turbines with a capacity of between 7MW and 20MW at its proposed 1,800MW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm in the UK.
Iberdrola has awarded Emden-based Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC) with a six-year contract for transport flights to the Wikinger offshore wind farm.
Leonardo has signed a contract with Danish company Uni-Fly for two AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopters, which will perform offshore wind farm support operations for DONG Energy at Hornsea Project One in the UK.