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  • 5 February 2013
    Technology

    Oceanflow Development Limited has secured a 7 year lease from The Crown Estate on an area of seabed in Sanda Sound, South Kintyre. The lease will allow Oceanflow to deploy and test its Evopod™ floating tethered tidal stream turbine at the site from 2013. Graeme Mackie, Oceanflow’s Managing Director, said: “Obtaining access to the Sanda […]

  • 29 November 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    Seawind has signed an agreement with wind farm and solar park operator WRE Hellas to develop small scale offshore wind farms in the Greek Aegan Sea.

  • 2 August 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Sea Puffin 1, the world’s first daughter craft based on surface-effect-ship (SES) technology, has kicked off two months of sea trials at Vattenfall’s Horns Rev 1 and Ørsted’s Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farms in the Danish North Sea.

  • 27 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    N-Sea has been awarded a pre-construction unexploded ordnance (UXO) contract with Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GWFL). The clearance works commenced in April 2016 and include UXO risk management, target investigations and clearance on the Galloper wind farm, off the coast of Suffolk. Expected to run for between three and six months, the project sees the […]

  • 8 August 2011
    Environment

    Eight builders and operators of German offshore wind farms will test various noise reduction methods for the construction of offshore wind farms as from 13 August of this year. This series of tests will be conducted on the so-called “Brodtener Pfahl” near Brodten off Travemünde. Every 2 days a tug boat with work pontoon and […]

  • 27 November 2015
    R&D

    An interest group has been formed for an EU-funded project looking at technology to measure seabed scour, erosion and silting. The EXPOSURES project aims to establish a new marine information data collection system, which can be exploited for the benefit of commercial marine applications such as the measurement of scour around wind turbine foundations and the […]

  • 28 October 2015

    N-Sea has completed an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, ID and disposal campaign for the TenneT project, BorWin3. Taking place between January – August this year, the work scope involved surveying the seabed to identify and remove undiscovered explosive devices along the cable route of BorWin3. Transmission system operator, TenneT’s grid connection system connects wind parks […]

  • 1 October 2012
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The company Ailes Marines, created by IBERDROLA and EOLE-RES to develop the offshore wind farm in the bay of Saint Brieuc, announces the launch of two technical feasibility campaigns. These campaigns will be conducted on the site of the future offshore wind farm in the bay of Saint Brieuc. Ailes Marines has commissioned the company […]

  • 9 May 2010

    A new system was proposed to harness energy from marine currents, with a capacity ranging between 2 and 10 MW, specifically designed to overcome the traditional difficulties of maintenance and repair at sea. TidalStream is developing a low cost buoyancy-controlled platform that can provide up to 10 MW from a single installation, float-out deployment, and […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Vessels

    Landfall Marine Contractors has posted a photo of their Neptune Mariner during the delivery of one of the monopiles for the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea, where they are being installed by Van Oord’s heavy lift installation vessel Svanen.

  • 8 November 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    On Tuesday, 7 November, the 60th and final monopile built for the Arkona offshore wind farm was lowered into water at the port basin of EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH prior to being towed to the installation site some 35 kilometres northeast of the Rügen Island in the German Baltic Sea.

  • 21 March 2012
    Environment

    The marine environment and bird life in and around Walney Offshore Windfarm have been carefully studied before construction of the wind farm was authorised. During the two years of construction, additional work has been done to check that construction activities remained within acceptable limits for noise or other disturbance. As the wind farm is approaching […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Environment, R&D

    Seals avoid offshore wind farms during periods when the turbines are installed using pile driving, but return to the area within a matter of hours after pile driving has finished, according to new research by scientists at the University of St Andrews. The findings have important implications for the wind farm planning consent process and […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    E.ON has kicked off the offshore construction phase on the 385MW Arkona offshore wind project with the installation of the first of the 60 monopile foundations in the German Baltic Sea. 

  • 4 December 2012
    Technology

    A model of SeaGen was exhibited in the House of Commons on 3rd December at an event hosted by the SeaBed User Development Group and organised by the Renewable Energy Association.  The event was an opportunity to showcase to parliamentarians Marine Current Turbines’ (MCT) tidal technology as well as the wider work of  the marine […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Environment, R&D

    A group of scientists from the United Kingdom and the United States have developed a method to assess the potential impacts of offshore wind farm construction on marine mammal populations, particularly the noise made while driving piles into the seabed to install wind turbine foundations.  “Pile-driving during the construction of offshore wind farms produces an […]

  • 16 April 2012

    Rust, the corrosive effect of water and oxygen on iron and its alloys, such as steel, is well documented. When the water is contaminated with salt, such as with seawater, or when dissimilar metals are in contact with each other, the effect is even faster. Take one of these elements away from the metal and […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    N-Sea Offshore Ltd, has secured major contracts to the value of over £100 million, since the beginning of the year. N-Sea is known for its innovative work in the North Sea as an independent offshore subsea contractor. The company has secured a significant number of major, long-term contracts in the UK and across North-West Europe, […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Modus Seabed Intervention, one of the North East’s leading subsea specialist companies, believes membership of a new industry partnership will bring even greater success in the North Sea renewable energy market. Provisionally known as Norstec, the partnership is a global network of businesses aimed at maximising the North Sea market.  Jake Tompkins, Managing Director of […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    SeaZone, the specialist marine mapping division of HR Wallingford, has been appointed to lead the North Sea Check Point, a key European Commission initiative to drive forward the blue economy. The blue economy is driven by the sustainable exploitation of marine resources, and access to effective and appropriate data is key to its success. EMODnet, […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Technology

    SeaRoc Group has expanded its SeaPlanner marine monitoring and management solution with the launch of a Permit to Work solution for offshore wind farms.

  • 24 June 2014
    Technology

    Tomorrow, A2SEA celebrates the new offshore installation vessel SEA CHALLENGER in Esbjerg. Mid May, SEA CHALLENGER arrived in Esbjerg. At the moment she is mobilising for the first project – installation of 35 Siemens 6MW turbines on DONG Energy’s project Westermost Rough. On Wednesday 25 June, members for the board of A2SEA and a wide range […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    Lowestoft-based Scour Prevention Systems Ltd (SPSL) says it could have the solution to sediment plumes from wind turbines discovered in recent satellite images by NASA. Brown masses of suspended sediment were highlighted on the newly-released images from space of North Sea wind farms by NASA’s Operational Land Imager (OLI). SPSL’s mats, made from end-of-life car tyres fixed […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Under the series “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…”, US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is now focusing on the offshore wind. Besides these facts, the department has released Energy 101: Wind Turbines video. 1. Offshore Wind Resources are Near Most Americans: More than 70 percent of the nation’s electricity consumption occurs in the […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    SeaRoc Group has announced the hiring of a new Business Analyst to take the lead on client focused product development. Mark Lawrence has been confirmed as the new Software Business Analyst who will be responsible for building the roadmap of development for the company’s SeaPlanner software solutions based on industry and client requirements. Working with […]

  • 24 March 2015

    SAFETY seal manufacturer Roxtec has provided its waterproof sealing solution to the largest and most powerful tidal turbine in the world. Manchester based Roxtec UK managing director Graham O’Hare said the deal with Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited (SRTP) involved Roxtec supplying the new SR2000 2MW floating turbine which is 65m long, 3m diameter and weighs […]