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UK-based cable protection specialist Tekmar Energy has signed a remedial contract worth around GBP 3 million for execution on an offshore wind farm over the next six months. The contract is for bespoke remedial cable protection systems for replacement subsea cables to be installed on an existing UK offshore wind farm, Tekmar said. AgileTek, part […]
Construction works at London Array Offshore Wind Farm are complete and the wind farm is operational. However, some remedial construction works are required. Due to the long term essential maintenance, the wind turbine D20, located on the west side of the wind farm, has a 500m safety exclusion zone in place from the 8th September […]
Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) has awarded Møkster with a new contract for its vessel Stril Server to be deployed for walk-to-work activities at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland.
Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has awarded DataVerse-AIM Ltd with a contract for the supply of its asset integrity management software for the operations and maintenance phase of an offshore wind farm in Germany.
Manor Renewable Energy has received a GBP 50,000 grant from the SCORE fund to help design a sister vessel to Manor Venture, currently working for Siemens on the Galloper offshore wind farm.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted for a renewable energy target of 35% by 2030, rather than 27% earlier proposed by the European Commission. The Parliament also voted that the member states set national targets, from which they would be allowed to deviate by a maximum of 10% under certain conditions, as well […]
Venko Offshore, a Dutch company providing industrial coatings, has recently secured repeat business for maintenance and integrity services for an undisclosed blue chip client.
Cost reduction keeps on being one of the primary goals of the ever-growing offshore wind industry. Recognising the industry’s requirements, companies supporting construction and operation of offshore wind farms are expanding their ranges of services to both contribute the push to cut the costs and to tap into the vast opportunities offered. One of them is CWind, whose Managing Director Lee Andrews explained: “Our strategy is to look for bigger scope of work contracts that give more added value to both the client and to us.”
The UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm dispute and in favour of E.ON Climate and Renewables.
CWind, part of Global Marine Group (GMG), has completed a remedial cable burial project for Prinses Amaliawindpark (Princess Amalia Wind Farm), a wind farm off the Netherlands’ west coast.
On 3 August, the UK Supreme Court will hand down the judgement in the case of MT Højgaard vs. E.ON Climate and Renewables regarding the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm.
Starting in April 2017, five universities in the UK will launch a three-year project to combine drone technology for the robotic inspection of offshore wind turbines, artificial intelligence (AI) to discover the fault patterns, and intelligent physics modelling to reduce costs and improve performance levels in this rapidly growing industry. The GBP 3.8 million project, funded by […]
Specialist coatings provider Barrier Ltd, and rope access company, UK Total Solutions, both part of Barrier Group, have collaborated to complete a remedial painting and maintenance contract on the 630MW London Array offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary. The contract involved coating system repairs to two offshore substations, which transmit power from the wind […]
Developers interested in constructing the Sejerø Bugt nearshore wind farm will have to wait an additional month to file their final bids after an environmental impact assessment (EIA) suggested that the farm could affect a population of migratory sea ducks which winter in the area. In the assessment, researchers from Aarhus University and Niras, a consulting company, reassessed earlier EIAs for […]
East Anglia Offshore Wind has started remedial works on the East Anglia One ZE and East Anglia One 1B Met Mast, according to KIS-ORCA. The works have been performed from a Crew Transfer vessel since the 5th January, and will consist of the installation of 4 vertical axis wind turbines, one on the mast platform and three on the […]
UK-based specialist engineering consultancy HR Wallingford today marked one year from the official opening of their Fast Flow Facility, a 75-meter-long flume designed to simulate the interaction of waves, currents and sediments at large scale and in more detail than was previously possible. Since its official opening on 30 October 2014, the Fast Flow Facility has been involved in several […]
I&H Brown’s Civil Engineering Division is to carry out reinstatement and enabling works at The Port of Mostyn for the developers of Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm. The company has previously completed construction and maintenance works for their sister port facility at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead. This project covers: reinstatement works where the company will break […]
TenneT is seeking a company for the work on high-voltage subsea cable in German waters. The scope of work consists of rock dumping, remedial and burial work in water depth of up to 40 meters. The height or rock covering layer is required to be in the range of 0.5-1 meter. TenneT will accept bids […]
Jee Ltd has completed a Centrica Renewable Energy Ltd contract, which saw the subsea engineering and training firm successfully perform a subsea power cable analysis that will potentially reduce future operation and maintenance costs on an offshore wind project. Centrica Renewable Energy commissioned Jee to identify scenarios that could lead to premature failure of the […]
Alstom Taking Big Offshore Wind Steps (Interview Part 1) At the WindEnergy event held last week in Hamburg, Offshore WIND spoke to Markus Rieck, General Manager of ALSTOM Renewable Germany GmbH. The company proves its position as one of the biggest renewable energy players with its latest technology development and expansion of its offshore wind […]
Remedial construction works at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm have been launched and will be performed until August 2014. The work is being done at a number of turbines locations. Red7Marine Offshore Ltd is undertaking diving and construction work within the London Array site. Operations will be conducted from the vessel Red7 Reel, a […]
Senvion, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wind turbines, has detected anomalies in the rotor bearings of their offshore turbines in 5M and 6XM series. Unusual rise in temperature in the bearings was a result of inadequate lubrication, which also caused wear, said Verena Puth, Senvion spokeswoman, in an email statement. Puth added: “Remedial […]
The announcement of the cancellation of the proposed Argyll Array on 11 th December last year, following on from similar news two weeks previously, concerning the Atlantic Array, in the Bristol Channel, both principally due to adverse ground conditions, has highlighted the critical importance of necessary, but ever-more cost effective, site investigation solutions for these […]
Following the announcement in March 2013 that Mojo Maritime Ltd. was working on the development of their patented High Flow Installation Vessel (HF4), extensive progress has been made. The substantial amount of time and resources invested by Mojo Maritime Ltd. and their partners has ensured that the project remains on schedule. The basic design is […]
The Carbon Trust is seeking a contractor to undertake an offshore wind farm R&D study, called ‘The Maximising Lifetime Asset Integrity Study’. It is becoming more apparent within the Offshore Wind industry that several operating offshore wind farms are experiencing a higher level of structural issues than originally anticipated. This is resulting in not only […]
Reef Subsea Dredging & Excavation announced today they successfully completed their integral part in the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm project working collaboratively with the operations team for Fluor, the principle contractor. Reef Subsea Dredging & Excavation (RSD&E) completed their multi-million pound project over a period of two years (2010 – 2012) where they performed […]