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  • 18 September 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Statoil is currently testing the five Siemens wind turbines on the 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world’s first commercial floating wind farm.

  • 10 February 2015

    Seatower installed a crane-free gravity base foundation at the Fécamp site in the English Channel yesterday. MT Højgaard carried out the installation by towing the foundation to desired position and then letting seawater flow into the hollow foundation thus fixing it to the seabed by its own ballasted weight. “We are pleased that both the manufacturing schedule and […]

  • 14 April 2015

    GreenWAVE wave energy device, developed by Oceanlinx, is still in water approximately one kilometre off Carrickalinga Beach in the Encounter Marine Park, South Australia, Victor Harbor Times writes. A year ago, the structure got stranded in Yankalilla Bay after difficulties arose while it was being towed from Port Adelaide to Port MacDonnell, where it was to be situated as a […]

  • 24 December 2013
    R&D, Technology

    GICON is currently developing a load-bearing floating structure for offshore wind turbines, the GICON® SOF (Schwimmendes Offshore Fundament = German for ‘Floating Offshore Foundation’). A key development milestone was passed in February 2012 when wave and tow tests of a 1:25 scale model were conducted at the Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA), confirming functionality, usability […]

  • 9 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas and Global Wind Service (GWS) have completed the assembly of the last turbine for the WindFloat Atlantic project. The last of the three MHI Vestas V164-8.4MW turbines destined for WindFloat Atlantic was assembled last weekend on the quayside at the Port of Ferrol in Spain, GWS said. The project’s second floating wind platform was […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    JDR Cable Systems (JDR) and McAllister Towing have established a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development and collaborative operation of a US East Coast Offshore Wind subsea power cable service base with an integrated cable training center.

  • 14 November 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Ontario Court of Appeal’s ruling from November 12 will allow Trillium Power its day in court to seek damages of $2.25 Billion arising from Trillium Power’s claims of “misfeasance in public office” by the Ministries named in the action. Trillium Power claims that it had been specifically targeted by the February 11, 2011 press release […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    The development of floating offshore wind will be held up by the limitations of current port infrastructure, a recent research has revealed.

  • 15 June 2020

    Cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has arrived at Ulstein Verft in Norway, where outfitting work will be carried out. Nexans Aurora began its trip to Norway from the CRIST shipyard in Poland a few days ago. The hull will now be towed into the dock hall at Ulstein Verft before activities such as outfitting, […]

  • 4 February 2014
    R&D, Technology

    On January 7, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent for the GICON ®-SOF (Floating Offshore Foundation). Thus, the GICON ®-SOF ensured patent protection as an invention in the United States as well. The patent grant certificate entitled “Floating foundation supporting framework with buoyancy components, having an open-relief design” will actively protect […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Five crew transfer vessels (CTVs) owned and operated by Turbine Transfers Limited were beached and suffered damage as Storm Emma was ravaging through Holyhead Marina.

  • 27 August 2015
    Grid Connection, Technology

    “Fukushima Shimpuu”, the largest floating offshore wind turbine in the world, left Onahama port on July 28th and arrived at the testing area the next morning. “Fukushima Shimpuu” has a 7MW output capacity, which is 3.5 times the capacity of the 2MW “Fukushima Mirai”, which started operation in the first phase. The height from the sea surface […]

  • 1 June 2013
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    VolturnUS 1:8, the first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine in the U.S., was officially launched by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and its partners yesterday at 11 am (5 pm CET/CEST). The 65-foot-tall VolturnUS prototype was lifted by a crane from the dock and lowered into the Penobscot River in Brewer. […]

  • 11 March 2016

    The long term employment prospects within the offshore wind industry lie with the Operation and Maintenance work that will keep the turbines producing electricity for the next 20+ years.  Hundreds of men and women will be climbing up the towers from boats, or down from helicopter dropping areas, into the nacelles for a long time […]

  • 11 June 2020

    Cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has left the CRIST shipyard in Poland and is on her way to Norway to undergo further work. Nexans’ newbuilding is now under tow and headed to Ulstein Verft. The vessel’s hull was built at the CRIST shipyard. Ulstein is in charge of the engineering, outfitting and system integration, […]

  • 10 July 2012

    The engineering company NavConsult AWSS GmbH & Co. KG from Brunsbüttel/Germany, completed a comprehensive transport project for offshore wind turbines.   Since the foundation in 2006, the planning, consulting and engineering company NavConsult offers high specialized, individual advices for the maritime industry. The main focus is on the development of tug boats, pontoons and specialized vessels […]

  • 14 July 2017

    Offshore WIND Conference is proud to confirm Pieter van Oord, the Chief Executive Officer of Van Oord, as one of the speakers during this year’s conference held at Amsterdam RAI on 9 and 10 October.

  • 23 August 2019

    Indonesia-flagged geotechnical survey vessel Patra Offshore suffered a heavy portside list while working on an offshore wind-related project off Changhua in Taiwan on Thursday, 22 August. The vessel tilted to about 40 degrees and was taking on water, according to Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration. 40 people who were on board the ship at the time […]

  • 28 April 2020

    All the grand blocks for Nexans’ cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora have been assembled at the CRIST hull yard in Poland. According to Nexans, work tasks such as some steelwork, outfitting and paintwork now need to be carried out before the hull can be towed to Ulstein Verft in Norway for finalizing. Nexans Aurora is […]

  • 13 September 2018

    The construction of Acta Marine’s third walk-to-work vessel and second Ulstein SX195 design is progressing well and has reached complete hull beam at Crist shipyard in Poland, the Dutch company said.

  • 29 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Fistuca has announced that it had finished a series of successful near-shore piling tests with a 2.2m prototype. Two piles have been driven, a Ø2.2 meter open-ended pile and a Ø0.7 meter closed-ended pile. Extensive measurements of underwater sound levels and pile driving properties have been performed. The company collaborated with Van Oord Offshore Wind […]

  • 30 March 2012

    As reported by China daily, it appears that Norway is about to get its first full-scale offshore wind power plant, Havsul I. In September 2009 the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy granted a licence to Vestavind Offshore, to carry out the project which is expected to bring electricity to around 50,000 households. Havsul I is […]

  • 8 July 2013

    Power Ltd has submitted a booklet containing information about the plan to harness tidal energy in north Devon estuary to Torridge District Council, writes Western Daily Press. This follows a year old discussions with Torridge District Council and the Department for Energy and Climate Change. The company is planning to develop up to GBP 240 […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Customized rope and cable specialist, headquartered in the US, Cortland Company, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with KWINT Offshore, under which the Dutch hoisting and lifting company will be the European distributor of Cortland synthetic ropes and slings. KWINT will provide a breadth of services including inspection, repair, splicing, and storage to existing and new customers in […]

  • 15 June 2015

    Acta Marine’s Coastal Chariot will soon install the floating BlueTec platform, south of the island of Texel in The Netherlands. Acta Marine has coincided the installation process with Van Oord Offshore. In June, the Coastal Chariot will tow and hook-up the platform. The DP1 Ultra Shallow Draft Multipurpose Support Vessel will then attach it to the […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    A barge that sank on Wednesday morning (August 13) off Darßer Ort in the Baltic Sea was carrying four working platforms for the EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm, the company confirmed to Offshore WIND.  “We are still examining the impact and we cannot make a statement yet,” EnBW’s spokeswoman said. She added that the platforms will […]