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As offshore wind developments move further offshore, into deeper waters with more extreme weather conditions, the challenge of providing operations and maintenance (O&M) support safely and cost effectively grows. The Fjellstrand WindServer is one of the new generation of offshore service vessels who will be meeting these needs and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is supporting this […]
World Marine Offshore announces that it has been awarded one boat contract by Vattenfall, one of the Major Energy suppliers in Northen Europe, to provide Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) to DanTysk Windpark. The Contract has been awarded for 19 Months with possibility for extension. Vattenfall has chosen to take the first of four 24m WS […]
The New York-based Reinauer Group of Companies has formed Windserve Marine LLC, a new member company established to provide support services to the US offshore wind industry.
Norwegian shipyard Fjellstrand has delivered three 25 meter-long wind farm vessels out of six ordered by Denmark’s World Marine Offshore (WMO). As confirmed by Fjellstrand, the fourth vessel will follow by the end of September, whereas the two 30-meter vessels will be delivered in May and June 2014 respectively. All six vessels will enter services […]
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 […]
A new shipping company in the port of Esbjerg has directed a determined glance to solving the large and increasing need for transportation of personnel, spare parts and other goods for offshore wind farms. “We see that there already is a market and that there naturally is room for a shipping company which focuses 100% […]
The Humber’s growing renewable energy manufacturing and engineering sector is to come under scrutiny at a major regional event. Manufacturing the Green Economy, organised by Team Humber Marine Alliance in collaboration with EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, will be held in Willerby on April 4. Headline speakers include: Lord Haskins, chairman of the Humber Local Economic […]