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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 April 2019 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Taiwan International Ports Corp (TIPC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japanese Nissui Marine Kogyo (NMK) to cooperate on offshore wind safety training. Under the deal, the two parties said they will work together to cultivate international talent for the sector by mutual exchanges, as well as focus on improving the global competitiveness of […]

4 March 2019 Ports & Logistics

Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) are set to be upgraded to give pilots between 6 and 30 seconds of additional warning of a potential collision with an obstacle, terrain or water, according to HeliOffshore. Plans to implement the upgrades have been formulated as a result of HeliOffshore’s collaborative efforts involving aircraft manufacturers, operators, and regulators, […]

21 February 2019 Business & Finance

An estimated 5-10% of the global workforce in wind energy is trained to GWO standards, according to the Global Wind Organisation (GWO). At the end of 2018, 74,432 persons, which represents a 65% increase, held a valid certificate for the training, the non-profit reported. In addition, 68 new GWO certified training sites were added last year, a 31% […]

23 October 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Training & Education

Dropsafe, a global provider of dropped objects prevention technology for the energy and resources markets, has reported on the risk posed by dropped objects to the health and safety track record of the renewable energy industry.

12 October 2018 Technology

We have been living in a double-digit MW wind turbine era for several days now after MHI Vestas hit the market with a 10MW machine, leaving other wind turbine OEMs behind in this market race. The first two 10MW turbines will be up and running next year to test and demonstrate the new machine within its type certificate.

27 September 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Safeway BV has introduced a new type of its motion-compensated walk-to-work gangway said to be designed to offer increased flexibility.

10 August 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy is seeking technical support to examine the potential for harmonisation and alignment of health and safety standards for onshore and offshore wind farms.

8 August 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Training & Education

HeliOffshore, a safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry, has formed a new work group to focus the implementation of its safety strategy with regard to offshore wind farm support.

26 July 2018 Vessels

Following the announcement of new Contracts for Difference (CfDs) auctions in the UK, which will add hundreds of new offshore wind turbines, the UK Chamber of Shipping called for a more meticulous approach to planning so disruption to shipping could me minimised.

24 April 2018

Roxtec has delivered a package of cable sealing solutions for the Beatrice offshore wind farm off Scotland, including fireproof and watertight seals to secure high voltage cables on the two transformer modules.

17 April 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

SafeWay has reached record transfer speeds during its latest charter at the Borkum West offshore wind farm, performing over ten average daily cargo transfers and topping at 13 transfers in 12 hours. The transfers were performed using the tip hoist of the gangway, which acted as a 3D lift, SafeWay said, emphasizing that the shift […]

16 April 2018 Operations & Maintenance

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has presented Deepwater Wind with the 2018 Safety-in-Seas (SIS) award for its safety practices during and after the construction of the 30MW Block Island, the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

6 March 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) is collaborating with the University of Strathclyde and the University of Exeter on developing new offshore wind access forecasting methodology expected to enable safer crew transfers.

7 December 2017 Vessels

Esvagt announced that it will fit out the Safe Transfer Boats (STBs) onboard its Service Operations Vessels (SOVs) itself from now on, and has started with the two STBs onboard Esvagt Mercator, a newly-built SOV chartered by MHI Vestas for the Belwind 1 and Nobelwind offshore wind farms in Belgium. 

7 December 2017 Business & Finance

Ørsted has given Seacat Services a Safety Champion award for safety standards set by its crews and operations personnel working at the 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm located off the North Norfolk coast, UK.

20 November 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), SSE and the partners to the Beatrice offshore wind project, JCE Offshore, have provided a financial package that will make sure BiFab completes its Beatrice contract, while the Scottish Government continues working with the company and the involved trade unions to find a way to keep the manufacturing sites busy after the Beatrice work is done.

5 October 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Adwen has chartered Olympic Subsea's vessel Olympic Intervention IV for operations & maintenance at three offshore wind farms in the German part of the North Sea. The DP2 vessel has been fitted with a SafeWay gangway, marking the first commercial operation for this motion compensated offshore access system in the offshore wind sector.

31 August 2017 Wind Farm Update

Statoil UK has selected Survitec as the preferred safety partner for the Hywind Scotland floating wind farm project off Aberdeenshire.

30 June 2017

Siport21, a Madrid-based port-maritime consultancy company, has presented the "Methodology of the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis of fixed and floating structures for the offshore wind industry", which allows studying the safety conditions during transport and installation of the support structures for offshore wind turbines.

5 April 2017 Technology

Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) informed that the company had completed 1 million safe transfers in March 2017, with the number increasing daily.

31 March 2017 R&D, Vessels

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has issued a report on safety analysis for high-speed offshore vessels carrying up to 60 persons, which can be used to harmonise safety on board offshore vessels carrying wind turbine technicians.

20 February 2017

By Britta Rollert, Director Marketing and Communication, Fraunhofer IWES Before the market launch of newly developed or modified prototypes for offshore applications, the need for extensive tests and feedback from experience gathered in the field is essential. Testing is an opportunity to improve the turbines and technologies in use further and faster in the future. […]

29 January 2017

Choosing the best deck layout is crucial to the efficiency of the operational and service quality of any offshore installation vessel. Therefore, IHC IQIP is becoming increasingly involved in the handling of structures and piles on deck of installation vessels.

6 December 2016

Van Oord has won TenneT’s Contractor Safety Award 2016, the transmission system operator's first ever safety award given in recognition of the best safety performance by a contractor. Van Oord said it was selected from a total of 30 entries because of the verifiable measures taken with its ‘say YES to safety’ programme to encourage […]