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16 October 2014 R&D, Technology

ASV and Planet Ocean are investigating how Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) can be used to reduce the cost of tasks related to the construction, operation and maintenance (O&M) of offshore wind farms. The project, funded by GROW:OffshoreWind and supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), will seek to both identify and demonstrate the applications of ASVs […]

13 December 2013 Grid Connection, Technology

UTV1200, an SMD built cable burial tool will be ready for operation in the new year. The vehicle has undergone extensive modifications that have enhanced the configuration to provide a more effective post-lay trenching burial vehicle. The previous configuration of UTV1200 (LBT1) allowed for concurrent trenching (mechanical and jetting) of a pre-loaded product, however after […]

9 October 2013 R&D, Technology

The OWI-Lab climate chamber is a realization of the ‘Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab’ (OWI-Lab). This lab is a R&D initiative which aims to initiate and support innovation projects concerning offshore wind energy. The project's purpose is to increase the reliability and efficiency of offshore wind farms by investing in open testing and monitoring equipment […]

9 August 2013 Technology

Modus Seabed Intervention, the leading subsea engineering and specialist Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) service provider, has taken delivery of its first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) as the company expands its technology-led subsea capabilities. The acquisition is part of a planned investment programme by the North East England-based company to develop a dedicated division operating a […]

1 July 2013 R&D, Technology

Nordic marine energy technology leader Minesto has developed a simulator to aid the development of its Deep Green marine power plant. Deep Green is the only marine power plant that is able to cost efficiently produce electricity from low velocity tidal and ocean currents. The simulator has been developed in-house by Minesto's own research and […]

25 June 2013

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are available in all sizes and are applied to various fields of services including aerial mapping, surveying, security, inspections, etc. When it comes to the wind energy market the UAVs or drones are already being used for blade inspections on land based turbines. The idea has been picked up by a few companies to apply the […]

26 March 2013

Modus Seabed Intervention continues to demonstrate its commitment to be at the forefront of subsea technologies with the creation of a new Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) division. The North East England-based company has begun an investment programme into a planned fleet of AUV units; utilised for survey and inspection across the offshore field development life […]

8 August 2012 Technology

Featured at Seawork 2012 by the world’s leading manufacturer of remotely operated underwater vehicles, four underwater vehicles from Saab Seaeye attracted interest from UK and international visitors alike. “We had a very busy show,” says sales manager, James Douglas, “as people are keen to find new technology to solve underwater problems.” A typical problem is […]

30 July 2012

Staff at the award winning Kelling Heath Holiday Park now have use of an all-electric utility vehicle to help carry guests' luggage and meet on-site transport needs following the recent presentation of the "green machine" to the park by wind farm operator Scira Offshore Energy.  Scira General Manager Einar Strømsvåg handed the keys of the […]

18 June 2019 Technology

GreenSpur Renewables has built what is said to be the world's largest ferrite-based direct drive permanent magnet generator (DD-PMG) for offshore wind turbines that is capable of multi-megawatt electricity generation. The DD-PMG, capable of producing 250kW, uses a new construction method that solves many problems today's offshore wind turbines experience without the need for large quantities […]

11 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has secured a contract to supply a multi-mode pre-lay plough to Boskalis. The 200Te pre-lay plough comes with SMD’s latest surface control equipment which will be mobilized on the bridge of a Boskalis specialist trenching vessel. It will feature a 2.1m share suitable for trenching in sands and hard clays up to […]

6 June 2019 R&D, Technology

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has held an opening ceremony in Kitakyushu City to commemorate the start of demonstration operations for the Hibiki barge-type floating offshore wind power generation system. The system, the first of its kind in Japan, was installed at a sea depth of about 50 metres and is […]

28 May 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

A new GBP 4 million cross-sector project is set to develop the world’s first fully autonomous robotic inspection and repair solution for offshore wind farms. The Innovate UK-funded MIMRee (Multi-Platform Inspection, Maintenance and Repair in Extreme Environments) is a two-year project bringing in expertise from the fields of robotics, non-destructive testing, artificial intelligence, space mission […]

21 May 2019 Business & Finance

Engie and EDP have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a co-controlled 50/50 joint-venture (JV) in fixed and floating offshore wind. The new entity will be the exclusive vehicle of investment of EDP, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables (EDPR), and Engie for offshore wind opportunities worldwide and will become a global top 5 […]

25 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding a research project aiming to automate the evaluation of information on the condition of offshore installations through the use of drones and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The ministry has set aside EUR 1.3 million for the IsyMoo (Intelligent integrative systems for monitoring surface protection systems […]

22 March 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The first onshore electrical cables destined for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm have rolled out from production and are heading towards the Port of Boston, the UK. The High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) cables will make up the onshore cable network, connecting power from the 860MW offshore wind farm to the new onshore substation […]

13 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Fugro has secured a contract with TenneT for unexploded ordnance (UXO) services at an offshore wind project in the Netherlands. Under the multimillion-euro contract, Fugro will bring DP2 multipurpose vessel Atlantis Dweller to its fleet to carry out identification and clearance (ID&C) activities beginning from April. According to the Dutch company, the announcement follows previous involvement in route […]

1 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

DEME Offshore has partnered with the aerospace industry supplier SABCA to develop and deploy unmanned vehicles to perform surveillance and inspection works in the offshore industry. The companies are convinced that these technologies have a game-changing potential to increase health and safety of their employees, lower the impact on the environment in the O&M phase of […]

30 January 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Thirteen potential partners have responded to PGE Group's invitation to develop offshore wind farm projects in the Polish Baltic Sea, Poland's state-owned power company said. PGE intends to sell up to a 50% stake in two special purpose vehicles that are preparing the offshore projects with a combined capacity of up to 2,545MW, and to operate […]

30 January 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Underwater technologies specialist Coda Octopus has partnered with the Chinese offshore wind contractor AVIC IET to integrate the Echoscope4G Surface real-time 3D sonar on an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV). AVIC IET will now be able to autonomously control their vehicle and the Echoscope4G Surface with its integrated Pan and Tilt rotator (IPT), to survey subsea […]

29 January 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

Global Marine Group (GMG) and Rovco have formed an invested partnership through which GMG acquired a 13.8% share in this UK-based remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic services company. Under the deal, the two parties committed to bringing intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market to improve data acquisition. SubSLAM, Rovco’s latest development, […]

22 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

SSE Services PLC has invited companies to pre-qualify for a tender to provide offshore blade inspection services using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). More specifically, Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited, a joint venture between SSE plc and innogy, is looking to inspect 105 turbines during 2019, and 35 turbines per year thereafter. Each turbine shall consist of three blade […]

16 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

Transmission system operator TenneT has chartered the Connector Express to provide supply trips to offshore platforms as well as perform inspections and repair work on structures and submarine cables from the base port of Emden. Rhenus Offshore Logistics, working in conjunction with A1 Offshore Solutions, started operating the supply vessel on 1 January 2019. The Connector Express, which […]

14 January 2019

Offshore Wind Magazine interviews Brent Wanner, the International Energy Agency’s lead of power generation analysis in the World Energy Outlook team, to find out more about what its global comprehensive analysis, which extends beyond the memberships, is revealing about the future development of offshore wind. Brent Wanner has been with the IEA focused on power […]

7 December 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

The Morro Bay City Council has approved an exclusive Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with Castle Wind LLC to support the development of the planned 1GW Castle Wind Offshore floating wind project off the coast of Central California.

6 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Polish state-owned power company Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) is launching a search for a strategic partner to prepare, build and operate offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of up to 2,545MW.