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  • 20 November 2013
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    In early 2014, Offshore Wind Solutions GmbH (OWS) will assume responsibility for the operation and servicing of the offshore wind farm BARD Offshore 1, situated some 90 kilometres off the coast of Borkum. OWS aims to establish itself on the wind energy market and provide services to third parties both offshore and onshore. These services […]

  • 26 August 2014

    Offshore Wind Services’ (OWS) latest Damen vessel – the Fast Crew Supplier 2008 ‘Offshore Waddenzee’ – was officially named at Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam, on August 22. The FCS 2008 is the second vessel the Dutch company, which is a specialist in the provision of crew transfer vessels to the offshore wind industry, has ordered this […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Acta Marine has acquired Offshore Wind Services B.V. (OWS) of Rotterdam, including the UK subsidiary OWPMS Ltd. OWS owns 10 Crew Transfer Vessel that are operated to transfer technicians and parts to and from offshore wind turbines. OWS will be renamed Acta Marine Wind Services. The daily management of the company will remain with Workships Contractors, whom have […]

  • 10 January 2014

    A reception was held today at the Rotterdam offices of Offshore Wind Services (OWS) to celebrate the signing of the contract to build a new offshore wind support. The vessel will be the Damen Twin Axe FCS 2610 and will be the 10th vessel in the OWS fleet. As was reported in offshoreWIND.biz news yesterday, […]

  • 15 March 2012

      Rotterdam based Offshore Wind Services BV (OWS) announce the acquisition of one of the best known operators in the offshore wind crew transfer industry; North Wales based Offshore Wind Power Marine Services Ltd. (OWPMS) . OWPMS has been providing crew transfer services since 2003 and has been instrumental in developing many of the safety […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Reetec GmbH, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has acquired the German company Offshore Wind Solutions GmbH (OWS), a specialist in the offshore wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M).

  • 18 May 2012

    Offshore Wind Services BV (OWS) will celebrate the hand over of their second 19m crew transfer vessel “Offshore West Hinder” from South Boats shipyard during the Seaworks workboat show in Sothampton on the 23rd of May. The first of the two newbuild vessels “Offshore Wandelaar” was handed over today and will start operating next week […]

  • 30 May 2014

    Offshore Wind Services (OWS) has acquired a multipurpose / diving support vessel “Offshore Beaver”, formerly known as “Union Beaver”. Before entering the fleet of OWS, “Offshore Beaver” had supported projects in the North Sea for Boskalis. With her 32 pax accommodation capacity, 25t crane, salvage winches and 4-point mooring system, she is capable of laying her […]

  • 16 December 2016
    Vessels

    Acta Marine Wind Services has taken over the management of a 10-unit strong Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) fleet from Workships Contractors. Acta Marine acquired the vessels in early 2015, after the takeover of Offshore Wind Services B.V. (OWS) and its UK-based subsidiary OWPMS Ltd., when the company was also renamed to Acta Marine Wind Services B.V. […]

  • 30 July 2014

    Offshore Wind Services’ (OWS) vessel Offshore Waddenzee was launched today at Damen shipyard in Den Helder. This is the second vessel ordered by the company from Damen this year. Offshore Waddenzee was scheduled for delivery in August, but according to Workships’ twitter account, the vessel has already hit the water. The vessel is going to […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    In a bid to help reduce offshore wind energy costs by 40% by 2020, Tata Steel recently delivered 400 tonnes of 3D profiled and submerged arc welded (SAW) tubular steel to Bladt Industries.  The Danish wind turbine foundation manufacturer will use the steel to build an innovative suction bucket foundation that will be tested at […]

  • 20 August 2014

    Just a few moments ago, Offshore Wind Services’ (OWS) vessel Offshore Waddenzee was christened at Damen Shipyards.  The FCS 2008 is the second vessel ordered by the company from Damen this year. Damen Shipyards Den Helder in the Netherlands has outfitted the vessel with a second generator set and an offshore crane. The vessel is going to be working […]

  • 26 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    FRISIA-Offshore, located in Germany, and Offshore Wind Services BV from the Netherlands announced a cooperation agreement. The intention of FRISIA-Offshore and OWS is to invest together in new Crew Transfer Vessels through a joint venture in the coming months. This joint venture will serve as growth platform for the German and Dutch market. Workships Contractors, […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The crew transfer vessels (CTVs) Offshore Wielingen and Offshore Waddenzee are the first of ten former Offshore Wind Services B.V. (OWS) vessels that have been painted in their new Acta Marine colors. Both Damen-built vessels were delivered in 2014. Offshore Waddenzee is currently on charter with Van Oord, working on the construction of Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind […]

  • 8 April 2010

    Eying the vast potential for establishing wind farms at sea, companies along Norway’s west coast are making the leap from offshore oil to…   [mappress] Source: ow, April 07, 2010;

  • 2 July 2014

    Dutch company Offshore Wind Services (OWS) ordered a Damen FCS 2008. This is the company’s second vessel ordered from Damen this year. Damen Shipyard Den Helder in the Netherlands will outfit the vessel with a second generator set and offshore crane. She will also be painted in the company’s colours. The vessel is to be […]

  • 13 April 2015

    ECOWindS (European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing) project has published the first iteration of its Joint Action Plan outlining key research and innovation activities for the cost effective progression of the offshore wind servicing industry. ECOWindS is a collaborative project involving partners from Denmark, Germany, Norway and the UK that will contribute to cost reduction […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Vessels

    Offshore Wind Services (OWS) today christened their second Damen vessel in less than 2 months. In late August, they christened the Offshore Waddenzee, a Damen FCS 2008, and this evening the christening of Offshore Wielingen took place in Rotterdam, during a double celebration event being held by Workships Contractors BV, the sole mangers of OWS. The second […]

  • 16 January 2017
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Pilot floating wind farm projects such as the ones recently approved in France provide floating technology developers with a chance to demonstrate that their products can be a part of the future energy mix, Joost Heemskerk, SBM Offshore’s Renewable Energy Product Line Director told Offshore WIND.

  • 10 May 2016
    R&D, Vessels

    Wind Farm Support Vessels (WFSVs) have increased in size in the last twelve months following the changes to the UK and German codes and regulations which allowed the vessels to be longer than 24-metre load line and to carry more than 12 technicians, and the trend is set to continue, according to Ed Dudson, Technical Director at […]

  • 28 December 2015
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Rotterdam-based offshore asset manager Workships Contractors B.V. has received an OHSAS 18001 certificate from Lloyd’s Register following a successful audit of the company’s occupational health and safety management system.   Occupational health and safety is the key for an operational organisation such as Workships Contractors B.V. in what is sometimes a hostile environment such as the offshore oil […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Vessels

    As promised, we bring you the second part of the interview with Van Oord’s Commercial Manager of Offshore Wind Projects, Theo de Lange. In this part we have focused on new technological developments, offshore wind projects they worked on and their vessels. First part: Van Oord: Dredging Companies Venturing into Offshore Wind (Interview) OW: Earlier this year, you have […]

  • 9 January 2014

    Offshore Wind Services B.V will make public the contract signed with Damen Shipyards, Gorinchem. With the contract signed end-December 2013, the construction of the new vessel began immediately and is set to be delivered in October this year. The official ceremony is taking place tomorrow. OWS has spent considerable time refining the well known 2610 with […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    In December last year, Iberdrola awarded a €160 million contract to Spanish shipbuilding firm, Navantia, for work on Germany’s 350MW Wikinger offshore wind project. The contract, which comprises fabrication of 29 jacket foundations and two substation platforms, represents Navantia’s formal entry into the offshore wind sector. Offshore WIND spoke to Abel Mendez Diaz, the company’s […]

  • 15 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Oil and gas offshore service vessel operators are becoming increasingly interested in the offshore renewables industry as their main market deteriorates; however, vessel operators that specialize in the renewables sector such as Chevalier Floatels have an edge over the new competitors in that their vessels are finely tuned to serve the renewables market with streamlined execution and cost-efficiency, Marcel Roelofs, the Dutch company’s […]

  • 9 March 2020
    Industry Contribution

    The US is expecting to create a whole manufacturing industry which will grow on the back of investments, contracts, manufacturing, jobs and services, for the OW sector. Written by Julian Jackson for New Energy Update by Reuters Events How Likely Is This? In the longer term it is obvious that having significant manufacturing capacity in coastal US […]