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APEM will carry out ultra-high resolution aerial digital surveys of offshore wildlife off the coast of North and South Carolina on behalf of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
One of SSI Energy’s HSE Offshore Medics, who are often trained technicians working as part of a maintenance team, is now permanently based on the Bibby Wavemaster 1 vessel, supporting the works on the Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK.
Marine Energy Event, held on October 11, 2017, as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2017 in Amsterdam, gathered a great number of industry experts who discussed the latest in marine energy with a focus on conditions for commercial success which was also the topic of this year’s event.
Europe is the leader of the growing market for the offshore wind energy. Most of the activities take place in the wet conditions of the North Sea. As the people work in varying temperatures and under dire weather conditions, it is most important that their personal protective equipment (PPE) is not only up-for-the-job and in accordance with all regulations, it should also raise the feeling of comfort for the user. While it is true that wet or sweat drenched PPE is not one of the main problems for offshore operators, many small issues can lead to bigger ones.
Actors Peter Capaldi and Emma Thompson have emerged as the famous faces supporting an offshore wind campaign in the UK, launched by a coalition of companies and civil society organisations including Greenpeace, WWF and the Marine Conservation Society.
German heavy lift specialist SAL Heavy Lift GmbH is closing its SAL Offshore B.V. business unit in Delft, the Netherlands.
UK-based Global Maritime has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a number of Taiwanese organisations to develop closer cooperation on offshore wind technologies including marine warranty surveys, inspections and testing services.
With global offshore wind expenditure expected to rise to over GBP 350 billion between now and 2026, subsea companies have a huge opportunity to step up and play their part in helping to meet the world’s renewable energy targets, according to Subsea UK.
Niras and New Power Partners (NPP) have agreed a memorandum of understanding to offer shared services related to development, engineering and project execution expertise to the offshore wind community.
Jiangsu Yangzijiang Offshore Engineering, a subsidiary of Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, has entered into agreements with strategic partners to establish a joint venture company in China for offshore structure construction.
Danish electrical company Scanel International has chosen Hull as the location for its first fixed office in the UK, following major contract wins with energy companies based in the Humber region.
Prysmian has awarded Canyon Offshore with a multi-million pound contract for the provision of offshore cable trenching services on the North Sea Link interconnector, the 1.4GW subsea HVDC system with cables linking the UK and Norway.
Hengtong Electricity Power Industry Group – Jiangsu Hengtong High Voltage Submarine Cable Co. has released what the company said is the world’s longest single no joint 220kV submarine cable, and delivered the first batch of the 220kV submarine cable for the Longyuan Dafeng offshore wind farm.
The 42MW Tahkoluoto wind farm off Pori, Finland will enter commercial operation in September, Jan De Nul, the project’s main contractor for marine construction, said.
Offshore wind market size will surpass 60GW by 2024, according to the latest report by Global Market Insights.
Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) has awarded Canyon Offshore Limited, an Aberdeen-based trenching solutions provider, a contract for the provision of trenching services on DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
Following media reports from April saying ASM Industries (ASMI) had been planning to boost its involvement in the offshore wind sector and had pinpointed the port of Aveiro as a location for its new plant, the Portuguese company confirmed to Offshore WIND that it had decided to invest in the new facility, specialised in bigger products – mostly for offshore application.
Strategic Marine and BMT Nigel Gee will be displaying two new crew transfer vessel (CTV) designs at Seawork International in Southampton, United Kingdom.
Jan De Nul’s heavy-lift jack up vessel Vole au vent has installed four of the ten gravity base foundations at the Tahkoluoto wind farm off Pori, Finland.
Dutch provider of aviation obstruction lighting Orga BV has installed its LED obstruction light system on the recently inaugurated 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm.
Integrated shipping services provider Clarksons Platou has consolidated its renewables experts into a dedicated global division to provide ship broking, market intelligence and commercial services specifically to the offshore renewables market.
New Bedford, US, and Grimsby, UK, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement as the New Bedford port is looking to tap into the offshore wind opportunities same as Grimsby.
On 10 April, the MaRINET2 project launched a call for applications for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy technology developers who want to test their technology.
Jan De Nul’s heavy-lift jack up vessel Vole au vent will now be mobilised for work on the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland, after completing turbine installation at the Nobelwind wind farm off the coast of Belgium.
According to the latest statistics released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 2016 ended with a total of 14,081MW of offshore wind capacity in the world, 12,471MW of which has been installed in Europe.
Offshore wind remains a key focus area for LM Wind Power, the company stated as it issued its 2016 annual results, reporting a revenue of EUR 1.06 billion, (EUR 750 million in 2015) and an EBITDA of EUR 174 million (EUR 98 million in 2015).