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Fugro will commence geophysical surveys at the Ocean Wind project offshore New Jersey this month, according to the project’s Notice to Mariners. Fugro’s 170-foot research vessel R/V Enterprise will carry out the investigations off the Atlantic and Cape May counties within the Northern section of the Ocean Wind lease area. The estimated duration of the works […]
Ørsted has submitted a bid to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) for the construction of its Ocean Wind offshore wind project in response to the state’s request for proposals.
As the Japan Times reports, Hitachi Ltd. has announced plans to develop the world’s first 5 MW “downwind” ocean wind turbine. The downwind type turbine is a wind turbine that is installed with its rotor under the lee of the tower. Hitachi plans to test the new wind turbine at a plant in Hitachi, Ibaraki […]
At Quest on Wednesday, April 18, Brittany Gibbons will display and talk about the computer-generated maps she has spent the academic year developing for offshore wind power—not for Lake Ontario off Oswego, but for the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to New Jersey. Ocean-based wind power “has just been a growing source of interest,” said […]
Alnmaritec recently successfully launched a new multi purpose offshore windfarm support vessel. ‘Ocean Wind 5’ is a variant of the extremely popular Wave Commander class from Alnmaritec. She measures 16m x 7m and is fitted with twin Scania DI16 engines giving her cruising speeds of over 24. On deck she is fitted with a payload […]
Ideas about offshore windmills in the Atlantic Ocean have been blowing around for years. But now, detailed coastal wind projects are being… By Carrie Madren (somd) [mappress] Source: somd, March 02, 2011
Another modest step was taken in the advancement of offshore wind energy when U.S. EPA provided Delaware with the authority to implement and… (enviro) [mappress] Source: enviro, September 22, 2010;
With a three-year, $300,000 award from the National Science Foundation, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is studying the… [mappress] Source: physorg, April 28, 2010;
The Spanish EnerOcean has launched its floating wind turbine prototype W2Power at the Astican Shipyard in Gran Canaria. W2Power, built and assembled at the Astican Shipyard, will be installed at the PLOCAN offshore test site in the coming weeks, project partner Ghenova said. According to the company, sea trials in a real environment are the next […]
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 […]
Fred. Olsen Ocean has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% ownership in United Wind Logistics GmbH (UWL) through the contribution of new equity in the amount of EUR 12 million. UWL is a Hamburg-based company offering transport solutions for offshore wind turbine components from manufacturing sites to pre-assembly ports. The company has a […]
Norway’s Equinor (formerly Statoil) has contracted RPS engineers and scientists from Australia and the US to develop a long-term meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) measurement program for a potential wind farm development off the east coast of the US.
UK-based OceanFlow Energy Limited will put a scaled version of its Starfloat floating wind foundation to test after being awarded Marinet2 funds for the project.
French floating LiDAR developer Akrocean has deployed a WINDSEA buoy at the Fécamp met mast as part of the type 2 validation process of the OWA Carbon Trust Roadmap.
The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City have unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to offshore wind turbines visible from this coastal town in the state of Maryland, US.
Oceaneering International has won a contract by US Wind to conduct high-resolution marine geophysical surveys at the 248MW Maryland offshore wind project starting in the second half of 2018.
DeepOcean has deployed Coda Octopus’ Echoscope real-time 3D sonar system on DONG Energy’s Race Bank offshore wind farm project in the UK.
Glasgow-based offshore survey specialist Partrac has been selected by Statoil to provide real-time wave and current measurement services for Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm.
DeepOcean has been awarded a contract by Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) for export cable transportation, installation and trenching services on the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German Bight.
AIS Training has secured a contract with offshore cable installation contractor, DeepOcean, to upskill its workers as the company prepares to deliver several new offshore wind contracts. The scope of the contract will see AIS train up to 100 of DeepOcean’s workers in mandatory global wind qualifications at its industrial training village in North Shields, which […]
Fred. Olsen Ocean AS and Teekay Offshore Partners have entered into an agreement to develop a new vessel design for the offshore wind market. John B. Andersen, VP Business Development in Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, a Fred. Olsen Ocean company, will lead this new initiative and the corresponding team. “We are very excited to work with […]
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has issued a call for applications to the UK universities as it seeks to appoint a new scientific leader of its Wind and Ocean Conditions Research Team. ORE Catapult said it is seeking a UK-based university with a strong background in wind and ocean conditions research to work with the […]
Multi-role vessel Ocean Researcher, part of Gardline Marine Sciences’ fleet, has arrived at the Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ahead of a planned geophysical survey in an area south of Martha’s Vineyard leased by DONG Energy for its Bay State Wind offshore wind farm. The survey is expected to last for 35 days, Bay State Wind said in a […]
Japan’s Penta-Ocean Construction and Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) have signed a contract for the construction of one multi-purpose self-elevating platform vessel suitable for marine civil engineering works or offshore wind turbine installation in harsher weather and marine conditions. The basic design of the jack-up vessel, the first of its kind to be built in Japan, […]
Oceanteam ASA and KCI the Engineers have signed a long-term representing and consultancy agreement with OFFCO (Offshore Cooperation) for projects relating to offshore wind installations and cable lay operations in China. According to the agreement, Oceanteam Solutions will provide marine equipment and KCI will provide engineering services for potential projects. “Through Oceanteam’s close co-operation with subsidiary KCI, we can provide OFFCO […]
Fred. Olsen Ocean has introduced a standalone offshore heliport concept expected to enable the offshore wind industry to integrate helicopter use into the operations and maintenance of its next generation of farshore wind farms. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s UK General Manager David Matthews has said that unlike the oil & gas sector, the offshore wind industry has until […]