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Following the launch of Austal’s Wind Express series in mid 2010, Austal announces the award of a contract for the design and construction of three purpose-built 21 metre offshore support vessels (OSVs) for Turbine Transfers Limited, based in Holyhead, United Kingdom. The Austal built OSV catamarans will be used to transport service crews and […]
Innogy has contracted Esvagt to provide its service operation vessel (SOV) Esvagt Froude for the construction of the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. The contract will see Esvagt Froude support the construction of the project's 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines, scheduled to be installed between the beginning of next year and the end […]
Two Taiwan government agencies are considering making the use of Republic of China (ROC) flag vessels mandatory for certain offshore wind farm construction activities, according to Asia Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The Bureau of Energy (BOE) in Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs is expected to convene a meeting of developers, contractors and vessel operators later […]
Okeanus Science & Technology LLC has provided equipment to TerraSond in support of recent survey work at a wind farm offshore the U.S. East Coast. Okeanus provided slip ring winches and over-the-side pole and adapter for USBL mobilization, among other equipment, for the launch and retrieval of the A-Frame onboard TerraSond's chartered vessel Gerry Bordelon. “Okeanus […]
Ulstein Verft has cut the first steel for Nexans' DP3 cable laying vessel C/S Aurora. The hull is being built at Crist in Poland, while the engineering, outfitting and system integration, as well as equipment preparation, testing, sea trials and finalizing are carried out at Ulstein Verft in Norway. Designed by Norwegian company Skipsteknisk, the […]
TenneT Offshore has issued a tender looking for providers of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) and guard vessels with the associated crews. The tender is separated into two lots, with Lot 1 covering the provision of ERRVs and respective crews to support platform operations and ensure personnel safety offshore over the side or underneath the platforms. ERRVs […]
The construction of the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the 353MW Galloper offshore wind farm has started in Harwich, UK.
China's Ouyang Offshore has launched its wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 1, at Dayang Offshore Equipment's yard in Jiangsu, China.
By Gareth Ellery, Senior Engineer and Business Development Director, Cathie Associates Within the offshore wind industry, there has been a relentless and necessary drive towards cost reduction and commercialization of offshore wind. This cost reduction has been driven largely by the introduction of competition to the developers and operators of offshore wind farms through power […]
Scotland-headquartered GSS Marine Services and Taiwan’s marine construction company Hwa Chi Construction Co. Ltd. have established a joint venture company to jointly support the Taiwanese booming offshore wind industry.
Acta Marine has officially named its new walk-to-work (W2W) vessel Acta Auriga at a ceremony held in Emden, Germany.
Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC) has signed a contract with ScottishPower Renewable to carry out an offshore readiness assessment to ensure East Anglia ONE is ready to complete the offshore works in an efficient and safe manner.
Danish Shipping has called for a common international regulatory framework for small high-speed vessels below 500 gross tons, such as Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs).
The Ulstein SX195 hull of Acta Marine’s new walk-to-work (W2W) vessel Acta Auriga has arrived from Crist shipyard in Poland to Ulstein Verft in Norway, where the vessel will be outfitted, commissioned and tested before joining Acta Marine's fleet.
Siem Offshore Contractors' (SOC) accommodation and personnel transfer vessel Siem Moxie has been chartered by DEME Group's company Tideway for the inner-array cable installation works at the Rentel offshore wind farm.
Zbridge BV, a company established by Ztechnologies, informed today (3 October) that its walk-to-work system has been installed on the Construction Support Vessel (CSV) Sun Enabler to support operations at the Race Bank offshore wind farm.
International classification society Bureau Veritas has issued new rules for the classification of offshore service vessels.
40 per cent of the turbine foundations are now in place at the 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm, DONG Energy said.
UK-based Wind Energy Marine has placed an order for two wind farm support vessels (WFSVs) with the French shipbuilder Piriou.
Ahead of the construction start of the Beatrice offshore wind farm in April, Siem Offshore is set to begin with boulder removal and SCAR plough campaign at the project site as of 8 March.
Offshore WIND spoke to James Strong, Business Development Director at Reflex Marine, a company looking for new ways of personnel and cargo transfer between wind turbines and vessels, and one of the developers of a guidance document for personnel crane transfer, released this summer.
In 2017, Bibby Line Group will reach another milestone in its 209-year history when it takes delivery of the Bibby WaveMaster 1 – a vessel designed specifically for operations & maintenance (O&M) and construction support activities for Round 3 wind farms. And even in the ‘worst-case scenario’ in terms of the numbers of offshore wind […]
CWind will bring a second DP2 vessel to the market, after the company already chartered one to work in the German offshore wind sector. The new vessel will work in the North East of England, according to Ian Douglas, CEO of Global Marine Systems, which now fully owns CWind. CWind Managing Director, Lee Andrews said: “CWind has chartered a […]
JBA Consulting's metocean planning and forecasting software, ForeCoast® Marine, has been employed during the first phase of offshore construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm, which ended earlier this month. Following an initial foundation construction campaign between January and March 2016, which was heavily affected by adverse weather early on, and a planned suspension of works due […]
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a guard vessel contract for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, which will run for 18 months during the construction of the 400MW project. "With a threat to offshore wind farms being the unguarded wanderings of private and commercial vessels around […]
Cowes-headquartered offshore energy support vessel operator, Seacat Services, is preparing to launch its first High Speed Utility Vessel (HSUV), Seacat Enterprise. The 27m South Boats IoW catamaran is a new category of vessel for the offshore wind market, designed to provide both crew transfer and logistical support for extended periods at sea, according to Seacat. […]