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30 May 2019 Vessels

High Speed Transfers' (HST) newest fast crew supply vessel HST Harri is taking shape at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey. HST Harri represents the third fast crew supply vessel that HST ordered with Damen under a contract signed at the beginning of this year. The vessel, which belongs to the FCS 2710 class Damen unveiled in May last year, is […]

2 April 2019

Chinese wind turbine maker Envision, Denmark's LM Wind Power, and the Danish Export Credit Agency have launched a multi-party financing initiative to foster global business development. In early March 2019, the Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF) issued a buyer credit letter to Envision enabling the company to access funding for global business development. The funds […]

18 March 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Texo Group has opened a new office in the Port of Blyth with the aim of supporting the needs of the offshore wind sector and focusing on back-of-deck and mechanical equipment projects. Texo has also made three new appointments to its engineering leadership team to head up the new office in the North East of England […]

6 March 2019 Business & Finance

The UK's new Offshore Wind Sector Deal will be issued on Thursday, 7 March, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said. As reported earlier, the new Sector Deal has established a target of reaching the connected offshore wind capacity of 30GW and delivering one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. Through a new skills […]

30 January 2019 Vessels

High Speed Transfers (HST) has posted a photo of its fast crew supply vessel HST Sofia taking shape at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey. HST Sofia, for which the two companies signed a contract in September 2018, represents the second FCS 2710 vessel HST ordered with Damen. The new vessel, scheduled to be delivered this March, is being built […]

8 May 2018 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted and the shipping companies Cassen-Tours and Adler-Schiffe are organising offshore wind tours in the German North Sea this month. The catamaran MS Adler Cat will set off from the Nordeney Island to the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farm on 12 and 26 May. The guests from the mainland will be transported […]

16 April 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs' (LDA) new service operations vessel (SOV) will service Ørsted's Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm once delivered in 2021.

10 April 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has placed an order with Salt Ship Design for a new wind farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) that will enter a contract with Ørsted, once delivered. 

20 March 2018

UK company Utility ROV Services (URS) and Cyprus-based EDT Shipmanagement have signed an agreement to provide boulder clearance services to the offshore renewable energy industry using their combined resources. The agreement is based on an initial one-year period with options for extension. 

29 August 2017

“Shaping Tomorrow. Performing Today”, comments Michel Kurstjens, CCO of Sif Group and speaker during Offshore WIND Conference.

23 August 2017 Technology

While floating wind developers usually look for low wave energy sites, Floating Power Plant's device is meant to generate wind power in areas with medium to high wave energy, as the company's hybrid technology aims to harness energy from both sources. In such sea states, the wave absorbers also come in handy as they improve platform stability, according to Chris McConville, UK General Manager at Floating Power Plant (FPP).

10 August 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Boskalis has awarded Peterhead Port Authority with a contract to harbour the suction bucket jacket foundations for the 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.

5 July 2017 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall, the developer of two of the world’s largest offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast, is in talks with Peel Ports to invest in the port at Great Yarmouth.

18 April 2017 Training & Education

Falck Safety Services UK has been granted accreditation from the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) for its Hub Rescue course.

27 February 2017 R&D, Technology

Four weeks after the official go-live of the APQP4Wind project, the first participants have now completed APQP4wind training courses within Management Awareness Training and Specialist Training. The participants were representatives from various organization levels at Vestas Wind Systems, Siemens Wind Power, LM Wind Power and KK Wind Solutions, who have helped develop the new quality […]

7 February 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

MPI Offshore's jack-up vessel MPI Enterprise has recently undergone her periodic drydocking in Hamburg prior to heading out to install Senvion wind turbines on the 322MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm. During her stay in dock, she was painted in Vroon red and labelled with Vroon's white letter V. In the next couple of weeks, MPI […]

6 February 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Wind Farm Update

Developers of the 900MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm will host several invite-only site visits over the next few weeks for contractors hoping to win the main installation contract for the project’s underground onshore export cable. The sessions will provide an opportunity for prospective contractors to fully understand the overall site, ensuring their final contract tender offers […]

3 January 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education

Maersk Training in Esbjerg has conducted the first Basic Maintenance Training (BMT) course with attendees from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The first Basic Maintenance Training (BMT) was carried out in late November, after Maersk Training in Esbjerg became the first Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certified training centre in the world to be approved to deliver the course. […]

26 December 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

Scotland's Secretary for Economy Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, has written to the UK Government to discuss concerns over the progress of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) privatisation. “I am extremely disappointed with the approach that the UK Government has adopted around the sale of the Green Investment Bank, which has been characterised by […]

10 October 2016 Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Training & Education

France's National Maritime School (the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime or ENSM) has just welcomed the first class of a new course focused on offshore systems, including systems used for offshore renewable energy projects. The course, titled ''Deployment and maintenance of offshore systems'', is being held in Nantes and it aims to train engineers in the specificities of offshore renewable […]

26 September 2016 Training & Education

Maersk Training in Newcastle has been allocated funding by the European Social Fund (ESF) programme for its courses which introduce and qualify young people to work in the wind energy sector. The aim of the funding is to deliver education and training services to support young people who are 15-24, who are not in education, […]

27 July 2016 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Maersk Training will be expanding its Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training locations and making the courses available at its centre in Aberdeen. GWO training is one of the industry requirements for anyone wishing to work in the growing renewables sector and Maersk Training is now the only provider to offer all five compulsory modules in […]

12 July 2016 Wind Farm Update

The first three offshore wind projects off the French coast, to be developed by EDF and Enbridge off Saint-Nazaire, Fécamp and Courseulles-sur-mer, have received prefectural orders "authorizing the installation and operation" of wind farms. However, the 450MW project off Courseulles-sur-mer could face an appeal from several associations preparing a legal action opposing the project construction, according to the national media. […]

11 March 2016 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Maersk Training in Newcastle is inviting South Tyneside residents aged 19 or over to enroll onto its range of funded and accredited education programmes designed to support individuals gain entry into the offshore wind energy market. For anyone aged 19 - 24, places are available on the Wind Turbine Technician Traineeship. This career transition programme provides […]

20 January 2016 Training & Education

Complete Site Safety, a Liverpool-based Health and Safety training company, has launched a new, advanced first aid course designed for offshore workers. The Clinical Observation & Medical Assessment, or COMA course, is designed for those industries which do not have immediate access to emergency aid in the event of an accident. The course is aimed at […]

9 November 2015 Training & Education

Maersk Training in Newcastle has launched a new Fundamental Skills for Offshore Wind Technicians course that is specifically designed for 16 to 18-year-olds looking for an insight into the wind turbine industry. Maersk Training will be hosting this six week course at its facilities in North Shields. Along with learning about the industry essentials, mandatory […]