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Germany's Ocean Breeze Energy has awarded Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore Inc., with a new contract for the provision of a walk-to-work (W2W) service operations vessel (SOV) for the Bard Offshore 1 wind farm. The contract will involve the deployment of the MV Siem Marlin, followed by the MV […]
Japan-Norway Energy Science Week 2015 was held in Tokyo on 27 and 28 May, with 80 participants from Norway and nearly 300 from Japan. Professor Sigrid Eskeland Schütz from the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, began on "Legal Aspects of renewable energy production in marine areas and coastal zones". She gave an introduction of […]
As part of President Obama’s comprehensive plan to move economy toward domestic clean energy sources and begin to slow the effects of climate change, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau announced that BOEM will hold its second competitive lease sale for renewable energy on […]
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau yesterday announced that BOEM will hold the first-ever competitive lease sale for renewable energy on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The […]
Offshore wind energy promises stronger breezes, cheaper real estate, and proximity to population centers. But difficulties in studying wind speeds over the open ocean leave energy producers unable to fully capitalize on the power of offshore wind. To address this problem, the Department of Energy funded a research collaboration, led by Dr. Thomas Herrington […]
Wind turbines are getting really big -- some with blades as long as a football field -- and more powerful, often generating 50 times more electricity than the first generation of wind power machines built in the 1980s. But scientists are also studying how to harness the wind in different ways that could help allay […]
Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH and Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH have issued a tender for the provision of supply vessels for the Global Tech I and BARD Offshore 1 wind farms in the German North Sea.
Sweden's NDE Offshore AB is carrying out inspection, maintenance and installation activities at the 400MW Bard Offshore 1 wind farm on behalf of Ocean Breeze Energy.
Ocean Breeze Energy will replace MV Siem Marlin, the vessel currently in service at the BARD Offshore 1 wind farm, with MV Siddis Mariner in the first quarter of 2017, according to Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC), the owner of the two vessels.
Bremerhaven-based INNOVEN Marine Service has won a contract to provide offshore supply vessel services to the Global Tech I and BARD Offshore 1 wind farms in the German North Sea. The contract covers the transport of containers carrying dangerous goods and general cargo from Emden to the wind farms and back, as well as substation refueling services. […]
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.
BARD Offshore 1, the first commercial offshore wind farm in Germany, marked five years of service on 26 August.
Acta Marine has officially named its new walk-to-work (W2W) vessel Acta Auriga at a ceremony held in Emden, Germany.
Acta Marine has informed that its new walk-to-work vessel Acta Auriga commenced work at BARD Offshore 1 wind farm in Germany on 9 May.
Acta Marine's walk-to-work (W2W) vessel Acta Auriga has arrived from Ulsteinvik, Norway, to the port of Eemshaven, the Netherlands, where it will be prepared for its first work on the BARD Offshore 1 wind farm.
Acta Marine has taken delivery of the newbuild walk-to-work vessel Acta Auriga from Ulstein Verft. The vessel was delivered on 28 March, three days ahead of schedule, Acta Marine said.
Acta Marine's walk-to-work (W2W) and service operations vessel (SOV) Acta Auriga has completed its sea trials. During the sea trials, the vessel was tested at maximum forward and backward speed, where the aftward speed featuring the X-Stern exceeded 12.5 knots and the registered forward speed exceeded 13.5 knots, Acta Marine said. In addition, the company said […]
The 400MW BARD Offshore 1, Germany's largest operating offshore wind farm, generated 1.488 TWh of electricity in 2017, a 13% increase year-on-year.
Ulstein has installed the SMST equipment on Acta Marine's new walk-to-work vessel Acta Auriga at Ulstein Verft in Norway.
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).
ELA Container Offshore GmbH has delivered two 20-foot offshore multipurpose containers to Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH. The containers were installed on board the Siddis Mariner, which is currently operating as a walk-to-work service operation vessel (SOV) on the 400MW Bard Offshore 1 wind farm located about 100 kilometres north of the island Borkum in the German […]
Bremen-based shipping company Harren & Partner is set to become technical manager of Wind Lift I. The company's Offshore Department headed by Robert Fowler will be responsible for managing the jack-up vessel starting from April.
EnBW has taken over the technical operations of the residential and transformer platform at the 400MW Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in the German North Sea. To this end EnBW Offshore Service GmbH (EOS) has signed a three-year service agreement with the operator and owner of Bard Offshore 1, Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH (OBE). With […]
In yet another first for German offshore wind farms, Ocean Breeze Energy has reported that Bard Offshore 1 generated more than 3.5 TWh of electricity from its commissioning in late 2013 to November 2016. The wind farm generated over 500 GWh of electricity from June 2016 to November 2016. Bard Offshore 1 is located 100 […]
Pile driving during construction of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea has little to no effect on local harbour porpoise population, according to a study commissioned by the Offshore-Forum Windenergie (OFW) in partnership with the offshore wind industry leaders. "The study shows that offshore wind farms have no negative consequences for the harbor porpoise population," […]
Deutsche Offshore Consult (DOC) has won a follow-up contract to manage vessels used by the German wind farm operator Ocean Breeze Energy (OBE) on the 400MW Bard Offshore 1 wind farm from 2016 until 2017. Following a selection process for the operation & maintenance campaigns in 2016/2017, OBE and DOC chose the vessels of Siem Offshore Contractors […]