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16 July 2019 Technology, Vessels

World Marine Offshore (WMO) has implemented BareFLEET, Reygar’s remote monitoring system, on their crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Mistral. This installation is the first in WMO’s rollout of BareFLEET, which will soon deliver health and performance monitoring across the firm’s fleet of CTVs. A lack of interoperability between disparate remote monitoring systems continues to present […]

12 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

South Korea's LS Cable & System has won a contract to deliver submarine cables for Ørsted's Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The cables are to be delivered by 2021, the company said. The Greater Changhua 1 & 2a wind farm will feature 112 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines installed on jacket foundations 35-50 kilometers off the […]

5 July 2019 Technology

Mita-Teknik has launched a new blade pitch system for offshore and onshore turbines with a capacity of up to 12MW. The Mita Pitch System boasts a design life of 30 years and is designed to reduce O&M costs and downtime, Mita-Teknik said. According to the company, the system features a modular pitch design with integrated drives, as well […]

21 June 2019 Authorities, Grid Connection

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published the official notice for comment on Anbaric’s proposed New York and New Jersey OceanGrids offshore transmission system. Anbaric is the first to present to BOEM a planned transmission system for both New York and New Jersey, and to file and advance its application to use […]

31 May 2019 Vessels

Dordrecht-based Safeway BV has won a contract to deliver its Osprey-type motion compensated offshore access system for DEME Offshore's installation vessel Orion.   According to Safeway, the most unique feature of this custom made Safeway walk-to-work system is that the gangway is vertically integrated in a specially designed staircase, which means that the ‘plug and play’ […]

2 May 2019 Technology

Van Oord and AdBm Technologies have demonstrated the new AdBm Noise Mitigation System (NMS). According to the parties, the system has proved that, in combination with only a single big bubble curtain, it meets Belgian and Dutch standards for noise emissions at sea. As a result, Van Oord will deploy the AdBM NMS for construction […]

8 March 2019 Ports & Logistics

UK ports are well placed to support the offshore wind industry, but a versatile and flexible planning system is needed to help ports prepare for the new opportunities presented in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne said. ''This will be vital to ensure that ports remain agile and responsive […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance

Offshore wind will be the backbone of a carbon neutral, climate-friendly UK economy and the new Sector Deal sets out that opportunity, according to Vattenfall's UK Country Manager Danielle Lane. Lane claims the Sector Deal underlines the importance of ensuring the UK sees the benefit of its Clean Growth Strategy in which offshore wind will play a crucial role […]

7 March 2019 R&D, Technology

DNV GL has awarded the University of Malta's new offshore energy storage system with a Statement of Feasibility certificate. Before the allocation, the Floating Liquid-piston Accumulator using Seawater under Compression (FLASC) concept underwent a high-level study, including an assessment of technical and commercial feasibility. According to DNV GL, the certificate confirms the technology to be feasible and thus suited for […]

4 February 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

CWind has implemented CrewSmart’s management support system across its fleet of 21 crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and a team of offshore wind technicians. The system has been integrated with CWind’s existing vessel monitoring platform BareFLEET and is said to provide the company with a single point of access to all performance data from across the […]

24 December 2018 Grid Connection

Ørsted's first standalone battery energy storage system, Carnegie Road, is now operational. The 20MW battery, located in Liverpool, UK consists of three battery containers, as well as the associated power conversion system, all supplied by NEC Energy Solutions. “Climate change is a real and pressing threat to our planet and, in order to minimise its […]

23 November 2018 R&D, Technology

Floating Power Plant (FPP) has commenced the testing of the power take-off (PTO) system of its wave energy converter at Aalborg University, FPP told our sister site MarineEnergy.biz.

23 November 2018 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Ørsted has named the winners of the second round of its annual GBP 75,000 East Coast Skills Fund, part of the company’s GBP 465,000 East Coast Community Fund 20-year annual commitment and community engagement programme for Hornsea Project One and Race Bank offshore wind farms.

24 October 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Scottish company Span Access Solutions Ltd is developing a new way to access offshore wind turbine blades that could save GBP 1.05 billion across the current European fleet of offshore wind farms, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult said.

12 October 2018 Business & Finance

The Netherlands-based Eagle-Access BV is developing its first offshore access system prototype for the transfer of personnel and cargo.

31 August 2018 R&D, Technology

A new system for monitoring subsea cables in the offshore renewables sector has completed tests at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, aimed at demonstrating technical and commercial viability of the technology.

23 August 2018 Technology

The Norther offshore high-voltage station (OHVS), which was installed at the offshore wind farm site on 22 August, has been equipped with an nCentric system providing wireless access for monitoring the substation from land.

22 August 2018 Technology, Wind Farm Update

SeaRoc Group has deployed its SeaHub Communications System on Hornsea Project One's Reactive Compensation Station (RCS) – the world’s first offshore RCS – thus delivering the third SeaHub system for Ørsted’s 1.2GW offshore wind farm in the UK.

16 August 2018 Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Boskalis Subsea's cable laying vessel Stemat Spirit has started laying inter-array cables on the 497MW Hohe See, EnBW, the developer and majority owner of the wind farm in the German North Sea, said.

2 August 2018 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

High voltage engineering specialist, EDS HV Group, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed installation, termination and testing work at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm.

27 July 2018 Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Boskalis's cable laying vessel Stemat Spirit has started loading inter-array cables for the 497MW EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm project.

9 July 2018 Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

The technical staff of Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has published its Report of Investigation, recommending that the Board approves the construction of the proposed Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie, subject to certain conditions.

27 June 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

MHI Vestas has ordered 193 turbine condition monitoring (TCM) systems from Gram & Juhl destined to be installed on its V164 turbines in Europe.

18 May 2018 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

On 17 May, Siemens Gamesa inaugurated a new Gamesa Electric technology and manufacturing centre in the Madrid town of San Fernando de Henares, where systems with a capacity of up to 10MW will be tested.

17 April 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Independent wind asset operations management specialist OutSmart BV has selected Kongsberg Digital AS to provide an integrated management system on the Kognifai digital platform and ecosystem which will be used to manage OutSmart’s onshore and offshore wind turbine portfolio.

17 April 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

Altitec has received a Training System Certificate by DNV GL for its Rotor Blade Repair and Inspection Training course held at the Altitec Academy in London, UK.