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24 June 2016 Business & Finance

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 […]

13 June 2016

Houlder today reported that it is completing assembly of a second set of 256t hydraulic Pile Restraint Arms, which will ensure foundation piles at the Rampion offshore wind site are kept vertical as they are hammered into the seabed. The pile-handling arms will be installed on Swire Blue Ocean's installation vessel Pacific Orca, where they will provide the horizontal restraint required to […]

7 June 2016

Royal BAM Group has been awarded a contract for the Blyth Offshore Wind project by EDF Energy Renewables to design, fabricate and install five full-size gravity base foundations, first of their kind to be built in the world, according to the company.   The foundation design will utilise ‘self-installing’ technology, which has been developed by two […]

11 May 2016 Vessels

DeepOcean and Maersk Supply Service held a naming ceremony for the advanced cable installation vessel, the Maersk Connector, in Newcastle, UK, on 3 May. The Maersk Connector was built by Damen to a bespoke DeepOcean specification. She was delivered in cooperation with the vessel owner, Maersk Supply Service, and is on a long term charter to […]

11 May 2016 Vessels

MPI Offshore's wind turbine installation vessel MPI Discovery dry-docked at A&P Group’s Tyne yard on 6 May.  The 20,000-tonne vessel will undergo specialist repair before it returns to service. Works will include inspection and repair of Azimuth thrusters and Tunnel thrusters, installation of two new main SW isolation valves and installation of external scupper pipes together with […]

9 May 2016 Business & Finance, Vessels

Denmark's A2SEA has contracted two UK shipyards to fabricate and install sea fastenings on two of the company's turbine installation vessels which are set to start working offshore UK.  A&P Tyne will fabricate and install the sea fastening on Sea Challenger, which was contracted to work on the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm, with Cammel […]

20 April 2016 Vessels

A&P Group’s Tyne yard has secured a maintenance and repair contract for MPI Offshore's wind turbine installation vessel MPI Adventure, docked at A&P Group’s Hebburn yard last week ahead of a two-week programme of works. The 20,000-tonne vessel has recently been contracted to support the commissioning works on offshore substation at the Sandbank offshore wind farm in Germany, where it […]

29 March 2016 Authorities

Jennifer Ballantyne, Pinsent Masons' partner and planning specialist, today warned of the paradox facing the UK renewable energy sector if the country decides to leave the European Union.  Even though the UK could allow for an easier development of renewables infrastructure, the industry could be harmed by Brexit with the loss of incentives to develop a low-carbon economy, Pinsent […]

26 February 2016 Vessels

The new advanced cable installation vessel, Maersk Connector, has arrived to North East England to start a long-term charter with the Darlington-based DeepOcean. The vessel will be used for the mobilisation of specialist cable handling equipment for projects in the offshore renewables and subsea interconnector sectors. DeepOcean has secured offshore renewable and interconnector projects worth in the […]

6 October 2015 Training & Education

AIS Training has secured use of Catapult's 27-metre high wind turbine training tower, which is located at the world-renowned National Renewable Energy Centre test and research facility in Blyth (formerly known as Narec). At 27 metres of height, the Catapult’s onshore wind training tower is almost double the current height required for working at height […]

5 October 2015

SMD has delivered a QTrencher 1000 ROV to KT Submarine following a successful completion of factory acceptance testing. Delivery of the trenching system was brought forward by one month to coincide with the early completion of the refurbishment of KT Submarine’s cable ship, Responder. The whole system including associated control, LARS and spares package was […]

10 August 2015

A £1m investment to capitalise on opportunities in the offshore wind sector has been unveiled in the North East. Wescott Coatings and Training Services, which celebrates its 5th birthday this year, has officially opened its new head office and extended training centre on Tyne Point Industrial Estate in Jarrow. Supported by funding from GROW:OffshoreWind, the […]

19 December 2014 Training & Education

Global training provider Maersk Training confidently expects hundreds of job seekers to attend an Open Day event, which is held in conjunction with DONG Energy, highlighting career opportunities in the wind energy and renewables sector. Taking place on Friday 9th January 2015, from 10.00am to 3.00pm, it follows on from similar open days held earlier […]

17 November 2014 Business & Finance

Work is about to start on a brand new hub for small businesses at a prime location on the banks of the Tyne. The £1.9 million project at Swans - the former Swan Hunter shipyard site in Wallsend - will transform part of an existing office block to create new and flexible business accommodation, including […]

17 September 2014 Business & Finance

Aquaseal Rubber Ltd. is celebrating a hat trick of successes after creating two new jobs, increasing turnover by more than £100,000 and seeing profitability double with the support of a grant from Investment for Growth.  The company, which is based in Longbenton, North Tyneside is a family owned business manufacturing industrial-strength rubber and polymers for […]

3 September 2014 Training & Education

Twelve more careers are taking off in the wind industry thanks to Maersk Training’s Diploma scheme. The Level 2 Diploma “Staying Safe in the Wind Turbine Environment” is to be showcased at Open Day on September 4th 2014 – Old Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Johnny Chung, Shane Taylor and Michael Weightman have […]

29 July 2014

Aquaseal Rubber Ltd, the North East England-based rubber products specialist, has secured a prestigious project as part of the development of the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm. The company, which has its operation in Longbenton, North Tyneside, was awarded the project by Rotherham-based MTL, which is a specialist metal products manufacturer. An experienced supplier of […]

16 July 2014 Training & Education

AIS Training's brand new £2.5m state-of-the-art offshore survival training centre has opened its doors for business on North Tyneside. The new 20,000 sq ft centre is located beside its existing 120,000 sq ft training village in North Shields, comprising of 11 bespoke centres. Approved by industry bodies including OPITO (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation), the Global Wind […]

16 July 2014

North East engineering firm OSBIT Power has lined up more than £10m of new projects in the last nine months – which is leading to the firm expanding its workforce. OSBIT, established four years ago and based in Riding Mill in Northumberland, has secured 23 projects ranging in value from £5,000 to £3m. They are […]

3 July 2014 Technology

Osbit Power supplied a bespoke cable handling system to Technip Offshore Wind, in support of its cable installation operations at Dong Energy's Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. The quadrant system allows safe and efficient deployment and pull-in of infield cables, managing touch down on the seabed and ensuring protection of the product as it is […]

9 June 2014 Business & Finance

UK Docks Marine Services expand its existing Tyneside, South Shields and Gosport, Hampshire operations. UK Docks have widened operations to the West Coast in order to service current contracts as well as develop operations within the growing wind farm industry. UK Docks will be operating from one of three bays in the purpose built, state […]

28 May 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Two Ambassadors have been given an in-depth insight into the North East’s expertise and exporting prowess during a two-day visit hosted by UK Trade & Investment. Scott Wightman, the British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and Sungnam Lim, the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to the UK, were in the North East to learn more […]

16 April 2014

The UK currently has the largest offshore wind market in the world, with an installed capacity amounting to over 3.6GW, and a currrent development pipeline of up to almost 40GW capacity in the future. There are two development rounds in progress and an ambitious third round waiting to kick off. However, this third round is […]

17 March 2014 R&D

On Thursday, 27th March, at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne, Narec and partners are hosting a Wind Innovation Conference. The event will be an excellent opportunity to find out about these collaborative and innovative projects as well as other forthcoming calls and current funding opportunities. The event will also highlight the impact these […]

20 February 2014 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Safety Technology Ltd’s recently opened state-of-the-art training facility in the North East of England is now offering some of the world’s most advanced Wind Energy safety training programmes to the onshore and offshore sectors. Located on the south bank of the river Tyne, Safety Technology’s Centre of Excellence for Renewable Safety is partnered with South […]

8 January 2014 Business & Finance

Offshore Group Newcastle Ltd. (OGN), a Tyneside-based company working within the offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries, is looking for ways to become a larger player in the renewables market by spreading its business. “The River Tyne is ideal for wind turbine companies with its location for access to the proposed Round 3 […]