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22 October 2018

The 400+ attendees were very curious to find out who the winners of the Offshore Energy Awards were last night. The black-tie dinner gala, hosted by Viktoria Koblenko, served a culinary dinner and offered sultry musical interludes by Jennifer Ewbank. The evening was officially opened by executive Vice President Shell, Bart van de Leemput, and Managing Director of Navingo, Coert van Zijll Langhout.

22 October 2018 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

The Netherlands could have its first multifunctional energy island ready by 2025, Ernst van Zuijlen, Project Director at Offshore Service Facilities, said at the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.

17 October 2018 Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall's two new offshore wind farms, Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord, will be the first in Denmark to be directly involved in stabilising the electricity grid and thus the power supply, the Swedish developer said.

16 October 2018 Business & Finance, Environment

ScottishPower has become the first integrated energy company in the UK to shift completely from coal and gas generation to wind power, after completing the sale of its traditional generation business to Drax for GBP 702 million.

1 October 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The UK and export market for offshore wind products and services provided by UK-based firms is expected to be worth GBP 4.9 billion a year by 2030, according to a new prospectus by the former McLaren Group CEO and Formula One Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh.

27 September 2018 Operations & Maintenance

Heavy lift equipment specialist Enerpac has supplied GeoSea Geotechnical & Offshore Solutions with an integrated trolley system for loading transition pieces destined for the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms onto a jack-up vessel.

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.

26 September 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has contracted ABB to deliver its WindSTAR transformers specifically designed for floating wind turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project offshore Portugal.

25 September 2018 Technology

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched an onshore LiDAR verification service at its Levenmouth turbine in Fife, UK.

20 September 2018 Technology

US-based energy service company Chet Morrison Contractors has formed a strategic partnership with compatriot engineering specialist iSIMS to launch the iJacket - a new optimized method in jacket and foundation design.

6 September 2018 Business & Finance

DNV GL has acquired GridLab, a Germany-based provider of power grid training, seminar and studies, from 50Hertz’s holding company Eurogrid International.

30 July 2018 Jobs & Recruitment

Vineyard Wind has appointed Crista Bank as Fisheries Liaison to lead the project’s regional engagement with fishing industry representatives on Cape and Islands, the South Coast, Rhode Island, and along the East Coast in the US.

17 July 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

A consortium comprising of the R&D UK Centre of EDF Energy, UTEC, an Acteon company, and Partrac Ltd completed an offshore trial designed to assess the performance of a commercial Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for mapping seabed bathymetry.

16 July 2018 Business & Finance

Ørsted has opened the second round of its East Coast Skills Fund for applications, with GBP 55,000 available for experienced organisations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)- related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a programme of targeted events.

19 June 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Some of the innovative elements introduced on the 28MW Nissum Bredning Vind offshore demonstrator site in Denmark have led to cost reductions of up to 30% compared to traditional elements, Siemens Gamesa said.

31 May 2018 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy opened a new window of opportunity for the Atlantic City offshore wind farm to be built by signing the S1217 bill into law on 30 May, after two similar bills introduced in 2016 did not pass at the former Governor Chris Christie's desk.

7 May 2018 R&D, Technology

MacGregor and Kongsberg Maritime have unveiled a new monopile installation solution which is said to eliminate the need for temporary mooring during the installation process.

25 April 2018 Business & Finance, Environment

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, showing a maturing industry successfully competing in the marketplace, even against heavily subsidized traditional power generation technologies.

24 April 2018 R&D, Technology

GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next-generation offshore wind technologies.

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.

11 April 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has launched a suite of next-generation SMART tools to enhance design assessments, turbine monitoring, and real-time decision-making.

27 March 2018 Technology

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has entered into a long-term collaboration with North Sea Systems Limited (NSS), the specialist developer of cable monitoring and subsea systems, to bring CableFish touchdown monitoring tool for subsea cable installation to the market.

23 March 2018 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

LICengineering is managing a CROWN project which is developing advanced metallic coatings with potential self-healing properties that could significantly lower the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE). According to LIC, the project has gathered corrosion, manufacturing, installation and modeling companies dedicated to investigating how the expensive use of tons of aluminium and steel can be replaced by […]

21 March 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa has shipped out the first nacelles for the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm from Cuxhaven, Germany, to the installation port in Ostend, Belgium.

26 February 2018 R&D, Technology

Service robots, drones, automated motherships and 40-rotor turbines could become the norm for offshore wind farms by 2050, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult predicts.

23 February 2018 Business & Finance

Spain-based supplier of LiDARs to the offshore wind industry, EOLOS, is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with Japan Meteorological Corporation, thus making a significant step towards fulfilling its aim of entering the Japanese wind and ocean resource measurement market.