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  • 17 June 2015
    Vessels

    Today, the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of a new vessel designed to reach offshore wind farms more cheaply and easily. The Wave Craft, developed by Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal with support from the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), was put through its paces at Seawork International 2015 in Southampton. Umoe Mandal’s […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Vessels

    Statkraft has entered into an initial six month charter agreement with Tidal Transit to use the WaveCraft to transport its O&M turbine technicians into its Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm field. The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is located from 9-17 miles off the coast of North Norfolk in the southern North Sea, and […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Statkraft has entered into an initial six month charter agreement, with a longer-term extension option, to use the WaveCraft, operated by Tidal Transit, to transport its O&M turbine technicians into its Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm field. The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is located from 9-17 miles off the coast of North Norfolk […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Vessels

    The first Wave Craft vessel has been christened and is now undergoing sea trials outside the yard in Mandal. Owned by Umoe Wind and built by Umoe Mandal, the vessel, Umoe Ventus, was christened by CEO Jens Ulltveit- Moe’s wife earlier this month. If everything goes as planned, the vessels will head out to Dong […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Umoe Wind AS, which owns the first Wave Craft vessel currently under construction at Umoe Mandal AS, has entered into an 8-month contract with DONG Energy on July 17, which would begin in March 2015. The charter includes a possible extension of up to 12 months. The vessel will be operating on the Borkum Riffgrund […]

  • 3 September 2015

    Tidal Transit Limited has entered into a Ship Management contract with Umoe Unda to be the UK operator of their Surface Effect Ship. Umoe Firmus is a WaveCraft, which uses an air cushion between its catamaran hulls to lift 80% of the vessel out of the water. The small draught that this creates provides the […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Vessels

    Yesterday, the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of the Wave Craft vessel Umoe Ventus at Seawork International 2015 in Southampton. The new vessel, developed by Umoe Mandal with support from the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), is a surface effect ship (SES), using an air cushion to lift 80 percent of the vessel and ensuring that only a small part […]

  • 22 October 2013

    Umoe Mandal AS has signed contract for the first UM Wave Craft – the next generation offshore wind service vessel. Customer is Umoe AS. The vessel will be delivered January 2015. The vessel concept is entirely developed by Umoe Mandal. It is based on the same Surface Effect Ship technology that has brought the Oksøy- […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Vessels

    The WaveCraft Surface Effect Ship Umoe Firmus arrived in the river harbour at the Port of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk today. Following extensive upgrades and testing, the vessel was handed over to the Tidal Transit crew, who sailed directly from Mandal to Yarmouth. Statkraft has chartered Umoe Firmus to support its O&M operations at the […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal placed the new WaveCraft Surface Effect Ship Umoe Firmus into the water for the first time on 16 November 2015, keeping the vessel on schedule to arrive in the UK in mid-January 2016. Umoe Firmus is to be operated by Tidal Transit Limited, which has an initial charter contract in place, with a […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Vessels

    Tidal Transit’s WaveCraft Surface Effect Ship (SES) Umoe Firmus was handed over to Statkraft today in Wells-next-the-Sea. Statkraft, which is in charge of the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, chartered the vessel, built at the Umoe Mandal shipyard, to support its O&M operations at the wind farm. The 317MW wind farm is located from 9-17 miles off the coast of […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    The Wave Craft Surface Effect Ship Umoe Ventus sank yesterday after catching fire off Langeland, while en route to Bagenkop, according to local media and the police. Thick smoke and fire forced the four crew members aboard Umoe Ventus at the time of the accident to deploy a life raft. All four persons were later on picked […]

  • 10 January 2016

    Hornsea One Onshore Construction to Kick Off Onshore works for the Hornsea Project One wind farm are scheduled to start this month with the construction of an onshore substation at North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire. E.ON Splits Its Business Operations As announced earlier, E.ON separated its operations from Uniper’s effective 1 January, 2016. Ulstein Welcomes First […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Technology

    The Surface Effect Ship (SES) – Offshore Service Vessel concept from Umoe Mandal (Stand R11 at Seawork 2013) is part of the next generation of offshore wind farm service vessels. The SES is lifted by an air cushion enclosed by side hulls and flexible rubber sealing aft and in the bow. By utilising this air […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK) has issued a buyer credit guarantee for the new WaveCraft Surface Effect Ship Umoe Firmus, constructed at Umoe Mandal shipyard. GIEK has guaranteed for loan issued by Export Credit Norway corresponding to 70 percent of the loan amount, while DNB has guaranteed for the last 30 percent. Umoe Firmus, […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Vessels

    Norwegian vessel operator Umoe Mandal has purchased six External Panorama Pantograph heavy duty windscreen wipers from UK based DuroWipers to equip a newbuild Surface Effect Ship (SES). Recently, Statkraft signed an initial six-month charter agreement for the new WaveCraft vessel, the Umoe Firmus, to transport its O&M turbine technicians to and from the Sheringham Shoal offshore […]

  • 26 December 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Umoe Ventus Sinks After Catching Fire off Langeland The Wave Craft Surface Effect Ship Umoe Ventus sank yesterday after catching fire off Langeland, while en route to Bagenkop, according to local media and the police. German Offshore Wind Farms Over 6 Times Busier in 2015 Germany’s offshore wind farms have generated 1.3% of the overall […]

  • 31 December 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The Offshore WIND staff thought that the New Year’s Day would be the perfect time to let you – our readers – be editors and compile a list of news you found the most interesting and worth a read in 2015. DONG Energy Seeks Technical and Consultancy Staff for Danish Projects DONG Energy has invited tenders for temporary […]

  • 18 June 2013

    Cost reduction is the number one priority for the offshore wind industry and operations and maintenance (O&M), representing about a quarter of overall costs, is a significant opportunity for delivering savings. As wind farms get bigger and are built further from shore, in harsher met ocean conditions, the challenge of undertaking O&M will become even greater. To illustrate this challenge, if today’s […]

  • 23 June 2011

    The direct impact of the renewables industry on the commercial marine sector was evidenced by the results of the Seawork Innovation Awards. Houlder Ltd was presented with the prestigious Seawork Spirit of Innovation Trophy at the Innovation Awards Dinner for its offshore wind Turbine Access System (TAS). The lightweight motion-compensated gangway, developed with BMT Nigel […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Grant scheme Supply Chain Innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy (SCORE) has named the first three East Anglian SMEs to bag funding. North-Norfolk based offshore wind farm specialist Tidal Transit will pocket £48,000 from the grant programme to back the development of the latest addition to its fleet. The vessel is being developed in collaboration with […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Sea Worker Runs Aground off Denmark, Crew Evacuated Offshore installation vessel Sea Worker ran aground south of Denmark’s Hvide Sande on the night between 26 and 27 January while under tow to Esbjerg, A2SEA said in a statement. Umoe Ventus Sinks After Catching Fire off Langeland The Wave Craft Surface Effect Ship Umoe Ventus sank yesterday […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Technology

    Next generation offshore wind farm service vessel will be up for grabs soon as Canadian company ExtremeOcean Innovation Inc. in cooperation with Oceanic Consulting Corporation pushes for commercialization of their TranSPAR craft design. The team announced their new design at the International WorkBoat Show,Work Boat news portal writes. The TranSPAR Craft, completely different from any […]

  • 27 July 2015
    Vessels

    Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) celebrated its acquisition of ISO 9001 quality management certification in June by placing four High Speed Support Vessels (HSSV) under build simultaneously in its new Isle of Wight UK building hall. By mid-June, the hull of the first 21m vessel for wind farm industry service provider CWind was up to the […]

  • 8 March 2011
    Technology

    Griffon Hoverwork has designed a brand new craft, the 2450TD, with significant design input from the Swedish Coastguard. The 2450TD is based on the popular 2400TD design but, as the Coastguard wanted to transport their snowmobiles, the dimensions and payload of the craft were increased. These vessels are being marketed for work with offshore wind […]

  • 22 August 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Sea Puffin 1 has completed transit and push-on trials at the Horns Rev 1 offshore wind farm in Denmark at a significant wave height of 1.5m, demonstrating record low fuel consumption of <100l/h.