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  • 29 November 2019

    Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed the timeline for the launch of the ScotWind leasing round for offshore wind projects. Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed that the launch of ScotWind will take place after the publication of Marine Scotland’s draft Sectoral Marine Plan (SMP) as announced in September. Applicants will be able to complete registration shortly after […]

  • 31 July 2014

    Today, a large installation jack up vessel, the Pacific Orca, is arrived at BOW terminal. The Pacific Orca perform their demobilization after its installation of 77 foundations for offshore wind project Borkum Riffgrund 1. Large installation tools and sea fastening will be removed from the deck. After that they will start immediately at the BOW […]

  • 15 April 2013

    The Oyster wave energy device, developed by Aquamarine Power, has returned to the right track having met various development challenges on the way and “will get there” after achieving an uninterrupted 24 hours of electricity generation, 18 months after installation in the Pentland Firth, the Herald Scotland reports. Installed at the European Marine Energy Centre […]

  • 21 January 2015

    Bladt Industries loaded out the last of 41 jacket foundations for EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm yesterday. After receiving the order, Bladt established a production site at Lindø Industrial Park where they created dedicated production line for serial production of jacket foundations. The first jacket was manufactured in May last year, after which it […]

  • 17 February 2012

    The Statnett Group reports profit after tax for 2011 of NOK 1 000 million, the corresponding figure for 2010 was NOK 2 198 million. In the fourth quarter of 2011 profit after tax was NOK 226 million, compared to NOK 567 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. In the fourth quarter of 2011 total […]

  • 24 July 2019

    Vroon’s walk-to-work vessel VOS Start has arrived at IJmuiden, the Netherlands, after completing a two-year charter for MHI Vestas. VOS Start began work for MHI Vestas in August 2017 at the Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea, after which it supported the commissioning phase of the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project in Germany last spring. Most […]

  • 30 October 2012

    After agreement with MT Højgaard’s Board of Directors, COO Jens Nyhus resigns from his position with immediate effect. His resignation comes after a period of eight months during which MT Højgaard’s Group management has consisted of acting President and CEO Jørgen Nicolajsen (CEO), Chief Financial Officer Flemming Steen (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer Jens Nyhus […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    OSBIT Power this week welcomed two new graduates to its team. Both employees have been awarded permanent contracts after completing placements with the company as part of their degrees. Callum Noble and Sasha Aichroth completed their studies at University of Edinburgh. As part of their course, both undertook a seven-month placement with the Northumberland-based offshore […]

  • 20 January 2014

    A crewman has been airlifted to hospital this morning after a fire on board a wind farm support vessel 4 nautical miles off Great Yarmouth. Humber Coastguard received a call from the vessel Norfolk Tern just after 8am reporting they had a fire in their starboard engine. They had managed to bring it under control, […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL) vessel Oleg Strashnov – which left the Beatrice site after installing the 24th jacket foundation in late September and returned to the job in November – has put the 25th jacket in place and thus officially resumed the works after more than two months of suspension. 

  • 29 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Siemens halted development of tidal energy 10MW Skerries tidal array two months after UK Government withdrew £10m. The company said in its statement: “Following discussion with our partners we have decided to suspend our work on the Skerries Tidal Array Project in Anglesey, Wales.” Siemens has been developing Skerries project through its Bristol-based subsidiary Marine Current […]

  • 26 June 2015

    Just over a month after it was inaugurated, German 295MW Nordsee Ost wind farm encountered a problem. RWE Innogy was forced to shut down the wind farm after one of Senvion 6.2M126 wind turbines suffered a blade loss last Friday. “The turbine has been shut down immediately. Nobody was injured,” said RWE Innogy in a […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Construction at Kentish Flats Extension offshore wind farm is well underway. The first batch of towers, blades and nacelles was loaded onto Neptune at MHI Vestas factory this weekend and began their journey on Monday, said Vattenfall. The vessel is due to arrive on site today with the commencement of installation shortly after. An individual […]

  • 7 June 2013
    R&D, Technology

    40South Energy will launch the first R115, which is a machine rated at 99kW, in Pisa on June 19th at a marina inside the “Darsena dei Navicelli”. After final assembly, most likely towards the end of July, the machine will be towed to the Punta Righini WEP (which is 40South’s test site) and stay there […]

  • 13 March 2020

    Those on board the Esvagt Mercator Service Operations Vessel (SOV) have been released from quarantine after the vessel’s 48-hour detainment in the Port of Oostende over concerns about some of the crew members showing symptoms of COVID-19 disease, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. “The SOV ’Esvagt Mercator’ has been in the port of Oostende for […]

  • 11 September 2013

    A 35 metre unmanned barge that was being taken from Stromness to Lowestoft has been reconnected to its towing vessel. Humber Coastguard was first contacted by the towing vessel just before 3am this morning, which reported that the barge was drifting after the tow had parted. The vessel had made a number of attempts to […]

  • 27 February 2018

    Østensjø Rederi’s Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Edda Passat will depart for Ørsted’s Race Bank offshore wind farm in the UK at the end of this week, after the owner took delivery of the vessel from Astilleros Gondán today, 27 February. 

  • 10 August 2012

    Within the next few years, Taiwan’s National Science Council is planning to harness the power of Kuroshio Current, writes DigiTimes news site. The Council has conducted a research in 2011, after which they have decided to invest around USD 100 million in a 30MW tidal wave project. After its completion, the project would send electricity […]

  • 10 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Taqa state of the Abu Dhabi Emirate is about to become a majority shareholder in a massive wind farm in the North Sea. According to De Telegraaf, after a difficult search for money, Arabs are willing to invest billions of dollars in the offshore wind farm, though the move came seven months after the intended […]

  • 21 January 2013

    Japan is planning to begin the construction of the world’s largest wind farm in July, placing it 16 kilometers off the coast of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, reports RT news portal. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, Japan turned off all of their 54 nuclear reactors and turned to renewable resources, […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Ulstein Verft has contracted Red Rock to deliver a 3D-motion compensated knuckle jib crane for the service operations vessel (SOV) ordered by Bernhard Schulte for the Merkur offshore wind farm. Red Rock also delivered cranes and davits for the two previous vessels, Windea La Cour and Windea Leibniz, that Ulstein built for Bernhard Schulte. To remind, Bernhard […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Anholt offshore wind farm has been turned back on just over four weeks after faulty cable forced it to shut down. The wind farm went offline on 21 February after which NKT and JD Contractors worked to replace the faulty cable section. “It is a mammoth task to find the fault and replace the broken […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The developer of US first offshore wind farm, Deepwater Wind, is making some safety changes after an independent consultant has identified several health and safety issues. ABS Group, a Houston-based firm listed several concerns during the construction of five foundations at the 30MW Block Island offshore wind farm. In the report for Rhode Island Coastal […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a conditional agreement for the Borssele III & IV offshore projects in the Netherlands, for which the consortium comprising Shell, Eneco, Van Oord, and Mitsubishi/DGE won the tender in December 2016.

  • 14 January 2015

    German utility RWE Innogy is considering options to revive its Galloper offshore wind farm project that was scrapped in October after its project partner SSE decided to pull out. RWE is aiming to bid for the government subsidy contract for difference (CfD) scheme after qualifying in December. “We are eligible to bid and it is our […]

  • 30 August 2012

    After being awarded funding by the Scottish Government, Nautricity will make the Mull of Kintyre the first test site for its innovative CoRMaT tidal current turbine (TCT). The GBP 1.4 million of funding will be used towards the GBP 4.9 million cost of deploying its cutting-edge tidal power generation technology. The testing phase can begin […]