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16 January 2017 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Aberdeenshire-based Ecosse Subsea Services (ESS) has agreed a multi-million-pound revolving credit facility with full service bank Handelsbanken. The new relationship is expected to support the Banchory-based subsea engineering specialist as it tenders for larger renewables and power generation contracts. With its roots in the oil and gas industry, ESS has led the way in adapting traditional […]

5 January 2017 Business & Finance

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) informed today that it had benefited as an ‘early adopter’ as it moved from its traditional focus in oil and gas into the renewables and interconnector markets. The company said its turnover in the current financial year will double to GBP 23-25 million, with profits jumping to around GBP 5 million and staff […]

23 December 2016 Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Denmark's Northern Offshore Services AS (NOS) has taken delivery of the fifth in line of the D-Class series windfarm service vessels (WSVs), M/V Defender, which is certified to carry up to 24 offshore wind technicians. The vessel was delivered from Grovfjord Mek Verksted yard in Norway on 21 December, where Defender's sister vessel, M/V Doer, is currently […]

30 November 2016 R&D

As a result of major transformations in the global energy system that will take place over the next decades, renewables and natural gas are the big winners in the race to meet energy demand growth until 2040, according to the latest edition of the World Energy Outlook, published by International Energy Agency (IEA). IEA today presented […]

25 November 2016 Wind Farm Update

ScottishPower Renewables has awarded Lamprell with a USD 225 million (approx. EUR 212 million) contract for the fabrication and supply of 60 jacket foundations and their accompanying piles for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm. Fabrication work in Lamprell's Jebel Ali and Sharjah yards in the UAE is scheduled to start in March 2017, […]

22 November 2016 Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

Italian oil & gas major Eni has signed an agreement with General Electric (GE) to develop renewable energy projects and hybrid solutions with a focus on energy efficiency.

16 November 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

ABB has presented a new, compact, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) solution for offshore wind which is said to cut the weight and the volume of an offshore platform by more than half and eliminate the need for alternating current (AC) substation platforms. ABB's new HVDC solution eliminates the need for AC platforms since the wind turbine generators can now […]

15 November 2016 Business & Finance

Fletcher Group, an Aberdeen-based platform supply vessel (PSV) operator, has entered the offshore wind market following ROV operations and boulder clearance carried out at an offshore wind project, which the company left unnamed. After 20 years of supporting the oil and gas industry, Fletcher said it is now expanding into offshore wind with a new cost-efficient solution. […]

14 November 2016 Vessels

Increased investment in the offshore wind sector could spur demand for specialist vessels, according to Clarksons Research.  Bigger turbines and wind farms to be built in deeper waters are likely to drive a need for new, larger wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs), after investment in WTIVs reached its peak in 2010 with 13 contracted units. However, the requirement for installation jack-ups […]

9 November 2016 Authorities

Renewable energy as a vital part of the future US energy mix has been put under a question mark after the announcement that Donald Trump won the presidential elections, given that his energy policy is most likely to revolve around fossil fuels. If this will affect the country's offshore wind industry in any way is […]

26 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

As previously announced, readers/viewers of Offshore WIND on Wednesday had a chance to follow a live stream of the on-air talk show themed “From bust to boom,” recorded on the exhibition floor of the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference, being held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The session had promised to tackle the jobs situation in oil, […]

26 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels

Offshore WIND crew are at the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. On the second and final day of the event, we will be live streaming two talk shows from Community Square at the exhibition floor. First up is a talk show themed “From bust to boom” where there will be a discussion on jobs […]

26 October 2016 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

DeepCLiDAR, a floating light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has completed a new deployment performance test 12 miles off the Maine coast in 65 meters of water. AWS Truepower validated DeepCLiDAR’s data recovery and measurement accuracy against Carbon Trust’s industry-standard performance criteria. With the third-party […]

18 October 2016 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Researchers gathered around the EU-funded Elisa Project have developed an offshore wind turbine system that can be completely pre-assembled and pre-commissioned in controlled harbour conditions. This innovation, the Elisa technology 5MW fully operational prototype, is located in the Canary Islands and is the first bottom-fixed offshore wind turbine completely installed without the need for heavy-lift vessels, […]

18 October 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

3D printing of a mold for the wind turbine blades can lead to cost-savings within the product development cycle, and the technology also makes it easier, and cheaper, to add more functionality into components, the Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (OWI-Lab) reports. Wind turbine blades produced for research purposes can easily be more than 12 meters […]

10 October 2016

Brandt's passion for the renewables business was evident before he started his career. In 1999, he decided to do his masters in wind farm development focusing on large-scale wind farms. Then after managing several wind technology servicing units he joined Deutsche Windtechnik in 2004 becoming director of the Management Board in 2007. Established around 15 […]

10 October 2016

John Verdonk Business Unit Manager Offshore Temporary Living Quarters at Seafox As wind farms go further and further offshore into more challenging waters and harsher environments, the industry is developing a number of solutions to cope with the demands of the wind farm’s initial construction period and following on from that, Operations & Maintenance activities. […]

29 September 2016 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

Prysmian Group has announced the successful development and testing of its new P-Laser 600 kV cable system for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) applications. The company's new cable technology for the development of power transmission grids is now ready to be launched, Prysmian said. “This milestone innovation shapes the progress of the entire HVDC (High […]

22 September 2016

Economist Films, part of the renowned magazine The Economist, has produced a documentary investigating how new energy technologies are disrupting the fossil fuel industry. The last part of the documentary shows how the offshore wind technology has advanced and how oil and gas companies are using their offshore expertise to tap into opportunities within the […]

7 September 2016 Technology

Cranemaster, a provider of passive heave compensators (PHC) and shock absorbers for offshore lifts, has extended its fleet of units with a new passive PHC, which is the world’s largest, according to the company.  Safe working load (SWL) for the new unit is 1,000T and maximum stroke length is 4,000mm. The unit itself weighs more than 60T. The […]

1 September 2016

What are the latest offshore wind developments in the Netherlands, the country originally known for its strong heritage in traditional windmills? Find out in a webinar which will be organized by the Department for International Trade (DIT) Netherlands. During this webinar, you will get an overview of the current offshore wind situation, on the multiple […]

19 August 2016

Below, we bring an article on the UK's offshore wind energy status and potential, written by Simon Watson, Professor of Wind Energy at Loughborough University, and originally published by The Conversation. In 1993, nine 300kW turbines were installed on the eastern pier at Blyth Harbour, near Newcastle on England’s east coast. One can question whether this […]

10 August 2016 Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education, Vessels

Northern Offshore Services' 27-metre crew transfer vessel (CTV) Detecter has become the first Danish-flagged vessel of its kind to be certified by the Danish Maritime Authority to carry up to 24 offshore wind technicians. The certification marks the initiation of a new practice in Denmark, which gives Danish shipping the same opportunities as its competitors from Germany, according to […]

1 July 2016

The Marine Transfer Forum has issued “Offshore Personnel Transfer by Crane – Best Practice Guidelines for Routine and Emergency Operations”, a new guidance document that aims to support an international market with over 5 million passenger transfers a year. The guideline has been developed by EnerMech, DNV GL, Reflex Marine and Seacor Marine and involved a period […]

30 June 2016

Nexans has launched a new range of cable and power accessories for higher capacity wind farms. The new generation of power accessories with F-type outer cone comprising separable T-connectors, coupling connectors and surge arresters has been developed to operate at 72.5kV, the company said. To transmit the increased power between each individual turbine and collection platforms […]

13 June 2016 Vessels

Njord Offshore has taken delivery of two 26-metre, 24 passenger crew transfer vessels (CTVs), one of which will be available for demonstration sea trials at Seawork International trade show in Southampton from 14 to 16 June. The UK company now has 15 CTVs of 21m and 26m in its fleet, with six of its 26m CTVs […]