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IHC Merwede has officially introduced the world’s first four-tracked subsea trencher, specifically developed for shallow water operations and targeted towards cable burial in offshore wind farms. The Hi-Traq was presented at a special event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, which was attended by offshore wind industry professionals from the UK, Europe and the USA. This […]
The North East LEP and NewcastleGateshead Initiative jointly organised a North Eastern CORE Showcase event which brought together the Ports of Blyth, Sunderland and Tyne, Narec, the National Renewable Energy Centre, and world-leading offshore energy related companies based in the North East, to promote the breadth of expertise in this sector to investors and business […]
After arriving at the Port of Tyne a few days ago, MPI Adventure is now installing a weather-testing station including a 750-tonne Met Mast off Blyth’s coast, the News Post Leader reports. MPI Adventure, a wind turbine installation vessel was commissioned by the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) to install the Met Mast which […]
The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has awarded a multi-million pound contract to SeaRoc to install its Offshore Anemometry Hub. The research facility will be installed 3 nautical miles off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland next to the proposed nearest shore array of the 100MW capacity Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Site. Anemometry Hub has been […]
A SPECIALIST engineering group behind a ground-breaking £150 million green energy development is supporting the Humber Renewables Awards 2012. The Spencer Group has been announced as sponsor of the Engaging the Community category in the awards, which take place in March. Nominations are now being taken for the accolades, which will mark the success of […]
Safe, cost effective and efficient transfer between floating support vessels and offshore wind turbines is a ‘holy grail’ for the offshore wind industry. OSBIT Power (OP) has risen to the challenge, and developed the MaXccess system – MX11/01. The first system will be on display at Seawork 2011 on the OP stand (Q27). “We held […]
Safe, cost effective and efficient transfer between floating support vessels and offshore wind turbines is a ‘holy grail’ for the offshore wind industry. OSBIT Power (OP) has risen to the challenge, and developed the MaXccess system. MX11/01 was on display at Port of Tyne, South Shields on Thursday 9 June between 09:00 and 12:00. Overcoming […]
As the number of offshore wind turbines increases, so too does the need for cost-effective and efficient installation solutions. IHC Engineering Business (IHC EB), part of the IHC Merwede group, has risen to the challenge and developed a self-propelled trenching solution for the inter array power cables used to connect turbines on offshore wind farms. […]
AgileTek Engineering has completed the acquisition of Ryder Geotechnical Ltd, a provider of geotechnical design and consulting services in the offshore wind and subsea oil & gas sectors. Ryder Geotechnical will be run as a subsidiary and will remain a separate legal entity continuing to trade under the same name from its headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. […]
Osbit Ltd has recently delivered a height adjustable boat landing system to Gulf Marine Services’ self-elevating support vessel (SESV) GMS Endeavour currently deployed on Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One wind farm off Yorkshire.
Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GGOWL) has extended the service contract with Siemens Gamesa for the 504MW offshore wind farm featuring 140 SWT-3.6-107 turbines. The new contract will run until 2022.
Wind turbine foundations are now in place off the coast of Blyth to mark the latest stage of the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm project.
Strukton Immersion Projects B.V has chartered Iceni Marine Services’ crew transfer vessels (CTVs) – Iceni Spirit and Iceni Courage – to support the company during the installation of the five gravity based foundations at the Blyth Demonstrator project over the summer.
One Missing After 19 Workers Jump Off Binhai North H2 Offshore Substation on Fire One person is missing as 19 people jumped off of the Binhai North Phase 2 wind farm’s offshore substation into the sea after a fire broke out on 14 July. Siemens Gamesa Integrates Adwen in Its Offshore Business Siemens Gamesa has […]
Offshore WIND’s most read news from 10 to 16 July 2017.
JDR, a supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has officially opened its European service centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
National Grid UK has started raising the height of a power line across the River Tyne Engineers to allow ships carrying offshore wind turbine parts to pass safely underneath.
Smulders Production facilities All aspects of the production process are managed in-house and divided amongst different production facilities. This ensures a time and cost-efficient process under safe working conditions and guarantees that the high quality and environmental standards are being met. By using a well-balanced mix of locations, capacity and facilities, Smulders has optimally geared itself towards the production of foundations for the offshore sector throughout […]
Smulders has put the first upper jacket for the Beatrice offshore wind farm’s foundation on top of the first lower jacket, thus completing the first foundation for the 588MW project.
Two of the Gardline Group’s wholly owned companies active in marine environmental survey, consultancy, impact appraisal and marine planning have integrated as Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd (MESL) joins forces with Marine Planning Consultants (MPC).
Smulders Projects has won a contract to manufacture and assemble suction bucket foundations for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). The company will manufacture lower parts of jacket structures and carry out the final assembly of the 11 foundations at its manufacturing facility in Newcastle which Smulders acquired from fabricator, OGN Group, at the end […]
Senior management of Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN) and North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon had a meeting with UK Energy Minister Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, as the company is worried about local content in UK offshore wind projects. OGN, which teamed up with Belgian Smulders this year, expressed its concern after the first East Anglia ONE foundation lot was […]
EDF Energy Renewables has appointed a PR consultancy, MHW, to provide communications support for the company’s Blyth offshore wind demonstrator project off the coast of Northumberland, UK. MHW will be assisting the EDF ER communications and project teams with media liaison, local community engagement and stakeholder support. EDF ER recently established a project office in Blyth to coordinate the […]
Subsea power cables specialist JDR plans to open a new European service support centre, located in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, to meet a ”high demand for JDR’s service work, including offshore installation support and maintenance activities.” Located on the River Tyne, the 4,000 square metre facility including workshop, warehouse and offices, will act as the […]
A&P Group yesterday stated the offshore wind sector is “ripe for growth”, as the company reported a steady 2016 and said it is on track to achieve its projected turnover of GBP 90 million for this financial year. Andy Shaw, Group Managing Director for A&P Group said: “This sector is certainly ripe with opportunity and these projects make […]
With the UK referendum result to leave the European Union, along came reactions discussing effects of the country’s move, including those from the offshore wind sector, where the UK is at the forefront. According to BVG Associates’ Director, Bruce Valpy, the implications for the UK as a whole will be known after the exit negations, which could take at least […]