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Tractebel DOC Offshore GmbH (DOC) has completed construction supervision of the inner array cabling at the Trianel Borkum II offshore wind farm (TWB II) in the German North Sea. From mid-August 2018, DOC supported this municipal offshore wind farm project with up to 14 DOC offshore experts, from the loading of the cables, the necessary […]
ACE Winches is currently working on the Beatrice offshore wind farm project located in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland.
Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Cleared for Takeoff The Supreme Court in London has rejected RSPB Scotland’s application for leave to appeal the decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session on its Firths of Forth and Tay offshore wind farm judicial review. BiFab Safe Until April Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), SSE and the partners to […]
BiFab Crisis: Workers Rally at Scottish Parliament as Unions Urge SSE to ‘Rein In’ SHL The trade unions supporting BiFab workers have called on SSE to ‘rein in’ the contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) and save 1,400 jobs in Fife and Lewis. On 16 November, SSE issued a statement saying that, as a 15% shareholder […]
The trade unions supporting BiFab workers have called on SSE to ‘rein in’ the contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) and save 1,400 jobs in Fife and Lewis. On 16 November, SSE issued a statement saying that, as a 15% shareholder of BiFab, it is willing to play its part in a recovery package supported by and involving all shareholders.
Great Yarmouth-based aluminium workboat builder Alicat Workboats Ltd has signed contracts with Renewable Energy Support Ltd. (RES) for the construction of MCS SWATH 2, a 26-metre Typhoon SWATH crew transfer vessel (CTV).
Havyard Group has confirmed it signed a contract for the fifth Service Operation Vessel (SOV) ordered by Esvagt, which will be chartered by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for a period of fifteen years to serve the 252MW Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm in Germany.
Cost reduction keeps on being one of the primary goals of the ever-growing offshore wind industry. Recognising the industry's requirements, companies supporting construction and operation of offshore wind farms are expanding their ranges of services to both contribute the push to cut the costs and to tap into the vast opportunities offered. One of them is CWind, whose Managing Director Lee Andrews explained: “Our strategy is to look for bigger scope of work contracts that give more added value to both the client and to us.”
Siem Offshore Contractors has completed pre-construction boulder removal works on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland. According to a Notice of Operations, issued by Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL), Siem N-Sea completed the boulder removal works along parts of the array cable routes and at various foundation locations on 12 April. The vessel deployed a […]
Geoscience and engineering service provider Next Geosolutions has been awarded two survey contracts for the 1.4GW North Sea Link (NSL) project, the world's longest subsea interconnector and the first electricity link between UK and Norway.
UTEC NCS Survey, part of UTEC Survey, an Acteon company, was recently awarded a contract for heavy-lift support services for Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. Partnering with LDD, the contract covers the delivery of a pile guide frame monitoring system, which will be used for the installation of approximately 70 foundation pile clusters for the […]
Natural Power and its sister company SeaRoc have been awarded a contract by EDF to oversee the HSE and marine operations for the continued development of the Paimpol–Bréhat Tidal Farm in North Brittany, France. Natural Power France has provided consultancy services to EDF on a range of offshore developments in French waters. Until now, the services have […]
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 […]
Following the successful deployment of the world’s first community owned tidal turbine in Shetland, Nova Innovation (Scotland) and ELSA (Belgium) have secured funding to build the Shetland Tidal Array – potentially the world’s first in-sea tidal array. The £3.75M investment package supported by Scottish Enterprise will deliver this pioneering project and accelerate the growth of […]
RES Offshore will exhibit at Seawork 2014, on the Team Humber Marine Alliance stand (B83). RES Offshore is a provider of integrated development, engineering, construction and Administration, Operations, & Maintenance (AO&M) services for utility-scale offshore renewable energy projects. Its in-house expertise includes resource measurement and prediction, performance optimisation, environmental and consenting capabilities, front-end engineering design, equipment procurement, construction […]
Delta Systems, which makes its début at Seawork in 2014 (stand A107), has built a reputation for enabling operations staff, technicians, subcontractors, vessel crew and base personnel to keep up-to-date with vessel and asset location and fitness for purpose – even when operating at remote sites. Assets can include vessels, cranes, gangways, pontoons, vehicles and, […]
Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has completed the pipeline installation work package of its Perth Wave Energy Project in Western Australia. The installation of the pipelines follows on from the completion of the shore crossing conduit installation earlier in February. The pipeline work package involved the installation of a 400mm diameter high density polyethylene (HDPE) shore […]
Bladt Industries has commissioned L-3 SAM Electronics to outfit transition pieces for the EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm, which is scheduled to become operational this year. L-3 will supply and install low-voltage switchgear and transformers and all lighting, in addition to providing and installing ventilation facilities, sea markings and sonar transponders, as well as a […]
A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new […]
The Swedish port of Karlskrona is the home to the ABB High Voltage cables division. This is where HVDC and HVAC cables for the offshore industry are designed and produced since mid of last century. Today the infield and the export cables for offshore wind farms are part of the portfolio. The offshore cable installation works are also coordinated from […]
Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy's (NORCOWE) Work Package Meetings 2013 were hosted by the University of Stavanger and gathered almost 70 participants. Apart from presenting the newest results from the various work packages, speakers from the industry were also invited to give related talks. Statoil, one of NORCOWE's industrial partners, was well represented with three talks. Elizabeth Baumann […]
On Wednesday 24th April 2013, Alicat Workboats Ltd. formally unveiled and christened the yard's new boat hoist during an open day attended by over 250 guests. The open day showcased the many new developments and divisions created by Alicat Workboats over the last few months. The new boat hoist is a WISE 200TN and is […]
REpower Systems SE, a leading manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines and part of the Suzlon Group, announced today that it was streamlining the organization to be a leaner, more efficient and competitive company. Andreas Nauen, CEO – REpower Systems SE, said: “The plans I am announcing will allow REpower to better meet today’s […]
Specialist sea bed protection work is being undertaken on the Teesside offshore wind farm that could help to increase the marine biodiversity of the area. EDF Energy Renewables has appointed Marske Site Services (MSS) of Stokesley, near Middlesbrough, to carry out the ‘scour protection’ of the steel monopile foundations sunk up to 30 metres into […]
Orkney-based tidal energy firm, Scotrenewables Tidal Power, have secured £7.6 million worth of foreign investment as they look to design, build, install and test a next generation tidal turbine, the SR200. The private funding from overseas adds to the £1.24 million grant the company received from the WATERS2 scheme run by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise […]
Rotork is supplying an all-electric valve actuation package encompassing isolating, regulating and modulating actuators with two-wire digital control for the DanTysk offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Almost one hundred Rotork quarter-turn electric actuators will control butterfly valves on the DanTysk transformer platform, situated 70 kilometres west of the German island of Sylt. The […]