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Chevalier Floatels' walk-to-work vessels DP Gezina and DP Galyna are undergoing scheduled maintenance in the Netherlands after completing summer campaign works. This summer, DP Galyna supported a maintenance program servicing two offshore wind farms for a turbine manufacturer. DP Gezina provided accommodation and walk-to-work services for commissioning of the two converter stations at the Beatrice […]
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has introduced a range of new class notations which cover offshore support vessels (OSVs) intended to operate in renewable energy sectors such as the offshore wind market. LR has also launched the special feature notation, ‘W2W’ (Walk-to-Work), which is applicable to personnel transfer systems. These systems are now increasingly used not only in […]
Bureau Veritas has developed guidelines for walk-to-work (W2W) motion compensated Offshore Access Systems (OAS), which are used to transfer personnel to and from offshore installations. Matthieu de Tugny, Senior Vice-President and Head of Offshore, Bureau Veritas, said: "With these new guidelines the regulatory gap into which personnel transfer between offshore support vessels and offshore installations […]
When NAM/Shell UK decided to invest in a 'Walk-to-Work' (WTW) offshore vessel for use with unmanned gas platforms, they requested Royal Niestern Sander (RNS) to make the preliminary design. The challenge was to design and build a stable platform for the transfer of personnel and equipment, to efficiently support the gas production platforms in the […]
Uptime International has entered into contract with ESVAGT AS for the delivery of an active motion compensated gangway including an adjustable pedestal. The walk-to-work system will be mounted during early 2016 on their wind turbine service operation vessel (SOV). This is the first dedicated wind farm vessel with an adjustable pedestal, which enables the walk-to-work […]
Barge Master is nearing the completion of the construction of the first BM-T40 system. On the 14th of October, the Barge Master motion compensated knuckle boom crane pedestal was installed on the new Wagenborg Walk-to-Work vessel, designed and built by Royal Niestern Sander. The vessel and Barge Master system will be delivered in the first […]
Wagenborg, an expert regarding logistic support to the wind power industry, will be attending the Windforce 2014 exhibition. With 3,500 employees, 230 vessels - including offshore supply vessels, multipurpose vessels and tugs - heavy lifting work and transport solutions, 400 lorries, 1,800m of quay and 390,000m2 of storage space, it has all the facilities for […]
Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) B.V. Den Helder has completed a first, new “walk-to-work” vessel concept design. The new design of vessel is aimed at providing a solution for the expected increase in client demand for offshore people-transfer solutions in the oil & gas and renewable-energy markets. The Vroon Offshore Services’ ‘’walk-to-work’’ vessel will offer comfortable, […]
Barge Master has received a Letter of Award from Niestern Sander bv for employment of the Barge Master motion compensated crane on their new Walk-to-Work vessel, to be built for Wagenborg. The vessel including the Barge Master system will be ready in the first quarter of 2015. NAM will use the motion compensated crane to […]
DHSS is mobilizing its base in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, which MHI Vestas will use for Deutsche Bucht O&M work. According to the Dutch company, walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus will begin its deployment at the 269MW offshore wind project this week. DHSS signed an agreement with MHI Vestas in March under which the turbine supplier will […]
Dordrecht-based Safeway BV has won a contract to deliver its Osprey-type motion compensated offshore access system for DEME Offshore's installation vessel Orion. According to Safeway, the most unique feature of this custom made Safeway walk-to-work system is that the gangway is vertically integrated in a specially designed staircase, which means that the ‘plug and play’ […]
Acta Marine's new walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus was christened in Den Helder in the Netherlands on Wednesday, 22 May. Following the ceremony, Acta Centaurus will head to Eemshaven to mobilize for its first offshore wind assignment. According to DHSS, MHI Vestas contracted the vessel for the coming work on the Deutsche Bucht wind farm in […]
Chevalier Floatels' walk-to-work (W2W) vessel DP Galyna is currently under charter on an offshore wind project in the German North Sea. According to the Dutch company, DP Galyna left for the wind farm a month ago to support a commissioning program. The work represents the vessel's second deployment this year, after being chartered for training offshore […]
Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has installed the last of the total of 84 turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK. According to the project's latest Notice to Mariners, 78 of the 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines have so far been commissioned. Commissioning works are being carried out using a combination of […]
Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has loaded the last five Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines destined for the Beatrice offshore wind farm. Pacific Orca has been picking up the turbines in sets of five at the Nigg port, Siemens Gamesa’s pre-assembly base, and installing them at the site 13km off the Caithness coast in the UK. According […]
Swire Blue Ocean's jack-up Pacific Orca installed 77 out of 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines on the Beatrice wind farm offshore Scotland as of 29 April, with seven more turbines left to be installed. 73 of the turbines installed in the Outer Moray Firth were commissioned, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL), owner and developer of […]
Acta Marine has taken delivery of its new walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus from Ulstein Verft. The newbuild vessel began its sea trials at the beginning of April after leaving Ulstein Verft's construction site in Norway. According to Acta Marine's Managing Director Rob Boer, Acta Centaurus will now get ready to commence work in the offshore wind sector. “Building […]
Acta Marine's offshore wind service vessel Acta Centaurus left Ulstein Verft in Norway on Saturday, 6 April, to start her sea trials. The tests carried out so far have been successful, according to Ulstein's project manager. The 93-metre vessel has a 3,200t load capacity, a 6m draft, and will provide accommodation for up to 120 persons. The […]
Jack-up vessel Pacific Orca is installing the 70th Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbine on the 588MW Beatrice wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) said. In total, Beatrice will comprise 84 wind turbines once fully built. The wind turbines are being commissioned shortly after the installation. Swire Blue Ocean’s […]
Swire Blue Ocean's jack-up vessel Pacific Orca is installing the 64th turbine of the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm at a record location. Swire Blue Ocean said the location holds two records for the company as it represents the furthest north spot and the deepest installation with approximately 55 meters in depth. Beatrice Offshore Windfarm […]
63 out of the 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines have been installed on the 588MW Beatrice wind farm offshore Scotland, according to Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL). 59 out of the 63 units installed have been commissioned, BOWL said. The turbine installation is expected to be completed in Spring 2019. Swire Blue Ocean's jack-up is loading […]
Ulstein Verft has installed a helideck on board Acta Marine's new walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus at its yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway, thus completing the topside equipment installation process. According to Ulstein, Acta Centaurus will be completed and ready for operation in a little more than two months. “The main topside equipment, including tower, gangway and crane, has been […]
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a clearance decision from the South Korean Fair Trade Commission for its acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA.
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has contracted TTS Group to provide an equipment package for its second service operations vessel (SOV) destined to operate for Ørsted.
Forty wind turbines have been installed at the Beatrice offshore wind farm and the project is now two turbines away from reaching a halfway mark.
The hull of Acta Marine’s second walk-to-work vessel from Ulstein, Acta Centaurus, has now arrived at Ulstein Verft's yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.