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  • 17 November 2014
    R&D

    MARIN has built the first ever (model) Monobase. The prototype will be tested in the coming two weeks in the MARIN facilities in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The model will be used to test all the main characteristics of the tow, installation and the inplace condition. According to the MonoBase Wind website, the first floating tests on the […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) Cromer station received a report from the Coastguard of a wind farm support vessel in distress off the Dudgeon offshore wind farm on Saturday, February 4, at around 5 am local time.

  • 25 September 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Vessels

    Belgium’s DEME Group has attempted to take possession of the advanced cable layer Living Stone, currently under construction at the financially troubled LaNaval shipyard in Bilbao, Spain, and tow the vessel to another location where the delayed construction could be completed.

  • 20 January 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    KOTUG Offshore chartered the tugs AHT ISA and AHT Meander for anchor handling and towage operations of the platform JB118 from the Borwin Alpha Site to the port of Rotterdam. On January 13th, 2014 both tugs started with anchor handling operations on location. Given the unfavorable weather conditions, the tow passed Eemshaven. On January 20th […]

  • 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.

  • 10 August 2018
    Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    A consortium led by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has fully assembled a 3MW demonstrator floating wind turbine at the Kitakyushu Port.  

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities, Vessels

    Three fishermen were rescued after their 10.5-metre catamaran collided with an offshore wind turbine and started taking on water some 2.5 miles west of Walney Island, Cumbria, UK, in the early morning hours of Thursday, 26 May, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) reports. RNLI did not specify the name of the wind farm at which […]

  • 7 December 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off of the TU Eindhoven, Van Oord and TNO, have been developing BLUE Piling Technology, an innovative method of driving hollow piles into the seafloor that is quieter and more cost effective than traditional methods. This revolutionary offshore piling method, BLUE Piling, is currently being tested at scale at Van […]

  • 15 August 2014

    A pontoon loaded with parts for offshore wind turbines sank on Wednesday morning (August 13) in the Baltic Sea, German media informs. Divers are currently investigating the underwater area in front of the cape Darß where the large floating pontoon sank. They will examine whether the pontoon lays flat or upright and whether the cargo […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Authorities, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    An unexploded sea mine has been found floating near the Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (Havariekommando) reports. The mine, believed to be from World War II, was spotted at the edge of the wind farm on Tuesday morning , 10 January, by the […]

  • 25 May 2012

    Continuing on from the successful grid connection last month, Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd. has forged ahead with their testing plan and have just completed a 4 day deployment of the SR250. Using the locally owned multi-cat ‘MV Orcadia’, the device was towed to site on Thursday morning and connected to their mooring at The Fall […]

  • 19 June 2013

    An accident occurred in Emden’s Great Sea Lock in the early evening of June 17, when a composite of two Dutch tugboats and a pontoon collided with a dolphin structure, the Waterway Police of Wilhelmshaven (Wasserschutzpolizei Wilhelmshaven) reported. The towing composite was carrying three tripod foundations for the construction of offshore wind turbines. Since it […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Vessels

    Offshore installation vessel Sea Worker ran aground south of Denmark’s Hvide Sande on the night between 26 and 27 January while under tow to Esbjerg, A2SEA said in a statement.  Sea Worker got into trouble after a  tow line between the vessel and a tug boat broke, after which she started drifting towards the coast and ran aground […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Vessels

    Acta Marine has deployed two vessels on unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey projects for two future European subsea cable routes.

  • 12 May 2016

    Fukushima Forward’s advanced spar floating foundation, the base of the Fukushima Hamakaze structure, has tilted while being towed across Osaka Bay to Sumoto on Awaji Island, with part of an upper section now submerged, according to Japanese media. The foundation has been on its way to the port of Sumoto, where Hitachi’s 5MW downwind turbine will be mounted on it, before […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Turbine Transfers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Holyhead Towing Company, has won a contract to support Van Oord during the installation of foundations at the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay. Porth Eilian, an 18-metre offshore support vessel, has been deployed to provide crew transfer services to construction vessels in the field. The construction works at […]

  • 19 December 2011
    Technology

    To tow the new gigantic off-shore wind turbines now being developed in Europe far out to sea, a Norwegian company has devised… By Susan Kraemer (cleantechnica) [mappress] Source: cleantechnica, December 19, 2011; Image: Windflip

  • 29 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Principle Power has announced the successful decommissioning of WindFloat 1, the company’s 2MW prototype that had been deployed off the Northern Coast of Portugal. The project, originally installed in 2011, was a full lifecycle demonstration of the features and benefits of the WindFloat floating offshore wind foundation concept, and featured a Vestas V-80 2MW turbine. Fabricated […]

  • 10 October 2019
    R&D

    The first blade for the prototype GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at Maasvlakte, according to the live webcam feed at the Port of Rotterdam. LM Wind Power is producing the 107m blades for the prototype turbine at its plant in Cherbourgh, France. According to ECN, part of TNO,  the measurement mast and the scanning LiDAR have been […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Subsea IMR provider N-Sea has developed Magsense, a vertical gradiometer array said to be specifically designed for highly accurate Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) campaigns.

  • 12 October 2018
    R&D, Technology

    Gicon and the Endowed Chair of Wind Energy Technology at the University of Rostock (LWET) have conducted tank tests of the third generation Gicon SOF floating offshore foundation with focus on the transport and installation process.

  • 1 June 2016
    Vessels

    CWind will be exhibiting the third of its aluminium catamarans, the Typhoon TOW, at Seawork this month, together with Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC), the vessel’s manufacturer. The Typhoon TOW has started its contract off the coast of Kent since joining the fleet in mid-May. This is the third aluminium vessel purchased by CWind from AMC under a multi-vessel […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Vessels

    On the morning of 15 November, a fire broke out in the engine room of the crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Calima that was operating at the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm. Eight wind farm technicians and five crew members were aboard the CTV at the time and nobody was hurt during the incident.

  • 19 February 2018
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul has installed the first of the two gravity-based foundations that will support the offshore substations on the 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Danish Baltic Sea.

  • 14 September 2012
    R&D, Technology

    On the early morning on September 5th 2012, Poseidon P37 was craned out back into sea to commence test phase 3. Poseidon will, once towed into position at the test site of Onsevig Harbor, at the north coast of Lolland, represent nothing less than a world premiere. For the first time ever, a hybrid energy […]

  • 20 August 2019
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Non-intrusive magnetometer surveys and a side-scan sonar (SSS) survey have been carried out at the Tra Vinh offshore wind farm in Vietnam. The survey area, located within the Duyên Hải district, comprised a 300m corridor, 4km long, with the main transmission line at its center, for a total surface of 1.2km2. The region is said to be contaminated […]