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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has reported a 76% increase in offshore wind turbine volume in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019 with the sale of 609MWe. The offshore segment contributed to a 7% rise year-on-year of the company’s total wind turbine volume, which amounted to 2,129MWe. In the period of October-November, Siemens Gamesa saw a EUR 2.262 […]
A partnership between gas platforms and wind farms could see more power generated – maximising both gas production and renewable electricity generation offshore, according to a report from the UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).
Offshore wind has taken one of the leading roles in James Fisher & Sons’ results for the first half of 2018, as the group’s Marine Support business division marked revenue growth of 21% – the highest of all James Fisher divisions – mainly powered by activities in the UK offshore wind market.
Seagreen Wind Energy Limited will apply to Scottish Ministers to vary the existing Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo consents that would allow the combined maximum capacity of the two wind farms to be increased from 1,050MW to 1,500MW.
Ecosse Subsea has increased its turnover and underlying earnings in the current financial year largely due to a number of completed offshore wind and interconnector projects, the company said.
VBMS has expanded its subsea cable storage and handling capacity with new facilities at the port of Vlissingen and at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
New York State Building & Construction Trades Council has joined the New York Offshore Wind Alliance (NYOWA) in support of the effort to make New York the national leader in offshore wind.
The high-voltage activities acquired from ABB have driven an increase in NKT’s Q3 2017 revenue, which was at EUR 303.2 million, EUR 106.9 million more than in Q3 2016. Looking at the first nine months, NKT posted a revenue of EUR 776.5 million, compared with EUR 559.7 million reported for the same period in 2016.
Swire Seabed has signed a contract with Siem Offshore for up to three years bareboat charter of Siem’s Light Construction Vessel (LCV) Siem Stingray, which will be re-named Seabed Stingray and used in the renewables, IMR, and construction support sectors.
Tekmar Energy, UK-based cable protection system (CPS) specialists, has strengthened its team “due to confidence in future demand and business growth.”
Nexans has announced the start of construction of a new cable-laying vessel for submarine high voltage (HV) cable systems installation. Being built by Uljanik Group, a Croatia-based shipyard, the high capacity Nexans vessel is designed for worldwide installation of large volumes of HVDC and HVAC cable systems, even in the most severe weather conditions, the […]
Den Helder Airport is introducing a hub-and-spoke infrastructure enabling multiple helicopter take-off and landing sites at various locations along the Dutch coast.
All Coast, a provider of liftboats to the U.S. oil and gas industry, has announced that it will add a new vessel to its fleet with which it will enter the U.S. offshore wind market. The vessel will be used for installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms.
Norwegian energy company Statoil plans to direct 25% of its research funds to new energy solutions such as offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen by 2020. At its recent Capital Markets update, Statoil announced plans to build a material industrial position in profitable renewables and low-carbon solutions, which could potentially constitute 15-20% of the company’s […]
SeaRoc Group has announced the hiring of a new Business Analyst to take the lead on client focused product development. Mark Lawrence has been confirmed as the new Software Business Analyst who will be responsible for building the roadmap of development for the company’s SeaPlanner software solutions based on industry and client requirements. Working with […]
Statoil and Statkraft have signed a letter of intent that Statoil takes over as operator of the 317MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm from January 2017. Statoil will also through this deal increase its share in the Dogger Bank projects. Statoil intends to bring its total ownership in the Dogger Bank projects from 25 per cent […]
Specialist aluminium boatbuilder, Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC), and Norway’s Espeland and Skomedal Naval Architects (ESNA) have entered a collaboration under which AMC added ESNA’s surface effect ship (SES) design to its portfolio. Rob Stewart, commercial director, AMC, said: “This vessel is unique in the qualities that it offers and we’re very excited to work with ESNA. […]
MG3, a provider of geoscience solutions, has purchased the DP2 vessel MV Ocean Spirit (formerly MV Highland Spirit) to expand its services to the marine geoscience and ROV survey industry. The company said that the multipurpose DP2 vessel will enable it to provide clients with a modern cost-effective and integrated and flexible solutions for geophysical site […]
Stokesley-based MPI Workboats has been awarded two long-term contracts with Statoil under which MPI Napoleon and MPI Snowball will be providing crew-transfer support on the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm. MPI Napoleon has already commenced her 18-month contract earlier this month, while MPI Snowball will start a three-year charter later in 2016. The contracts were signed in Bergen, Norway, […]
Bibby Marine Services Ltd, part of the Bibby Line Group’s portfolio of companies, has signed a contract with Dutch shipbuilder Damen for a purpose-built Service Operations Vessel (SOV) to serve the offshore wind market. The new vessel, called Bibby WaveMaster 1, represents the first collaboration of its kind between the two companies. Stephen Blaikie, Chief Executive […]
Cyberhawk Innovations, a specialist in aerial inspection and surveying using Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles (ROAV), also known as UAVs or drones, has marked its busiest ever year in the renewables sector with the launch of a commercial scale inspection solution for wind turbine blades. This year, Cyberhawk’s work in the renewables sector has increased tenfold as […]
CWind’s participation in UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) new exporters programme has helped the company develop and then successfully implement an export plan for Germany. Colchester-based offshore company had landed 3 contracts in Germany, worth £4 million over 2 years, following their participation in the programme. CWind now provides its services to offshore wind farms in the […]
K2 Management has appointed Simon Luby as its Global Director, Due Diligence & Country Manager, MD (UK & Ireland). K2 Management currently has an office close to London, but with Simon Luby joining, the local staff distributed across the UK & Ireland and expectations for the future, the company plans to open an office in Glasgow in the […]
The Dutch Senate has adopted a new law on offshore wind energy, thus making a crucial step in the transition to a more sustainable energy mix. Offshore wind energy is one of the main pillars of the Dutch Energy Agreement (Energieakkoord). The European target of 14% of renewable energy by 2020 requires some catching up, […]
DCNS Group has enhanced its ROV capability with a Saab Seaeye Tiger and Saab Seaeye Falcon. Both ROVs will be deployed by DCNS Far East – DCNS’ Singapore-based subsidiary across Asia – as the company extends its operations in the region. DCNS Far East chose the two ROVs for their versatility and reliability – and for […]
The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) has named Doug Pfeister as a Director and Co-Regional Head for North America, based out of the company’s office in New York City. This addition to the RCG team underscores the firm’s focus on the U.S. renewable energy sector. Pfeister is working with a team of specialist engineers and subject matter experts […]