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  • 15 April 2016
    Vessels

    The Rhode Island-based Blount Boats has recently delivered the Atlantic Pioneer, America’s first U.S. Flagged Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) for Atlantic Wind Transfers that will begin service for Deep Water Wind Block Island at the end of May. The 21 meter aluminum vessel, designed by South Boats IOW, is a twin hulled catamaran, dual certified to […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Atlas Professionals will host a recruitment day for DONG Energy’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm at the Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education on 25 April. Atlas is currently looking for professionals in the local area of Grimsby who are interested in working on the entire life cycle of the wind farm from the planning stage […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A 1,888 tonne topside built for the high voltage substation of the 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm left Schiedam last weekend and is en route to Esbjerg, Denmark. The transportation of the topside is being carried out by Royal Wagenborg, using the company’s largest tug, Waterland, and the largest barge, Wagenborg Barge 9.  A specialized team of Wagenborg ballast engineers assisted […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Vessels

    Seajacks Scylla had her maiden call in IJmuiden on 14 March. The 139m long installation vessel, dedicated to the offshore energy market, can be adjusted to any project, which is the reason of Scylla’s visit to IJmuiden. The first project for the vessel is the installation of monopiles for German Veja Mate offshore wind farm, where […]

  • 10 March 2016

    Given the everlasting concern of visual impact that offshore wind farms might have, especially with regard to tourist destinations, Offshore WIND decided to feature this photo of the Sheringham Shoal wind farm, or rather the absence of it from the horizon. The wind farm comprises 88 Siemens 3.6MW turbines, located in the Greater Wash, between 17 and 23 […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A2SEA’s jack-up vessel Sea Challenger has installed 59 turbines at the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farm, the company told Offshore WIND this morning. “She is following schedule and we hope for nice, calm weather as we move into spring,” a spokesperson from A2SEA said. While the Sea Challenger is working on the turbine […]

  • 23 February 2016
    Vessels

    Tidal Transit Limited has shared a photo of two of its crew transfer vessels (CTVs), Ginny Louise and her sister Eden Rose, looking ‘‘clean and ready for a busy spring” the company said in an Instagram post. The sisters have been employed on the 317MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm on and off for the past four years, […]

  • 17 February 2016

    The photo was taken by Matthew Kelly, a site manager from SgurrEnergy, which is responsible for operations and maintenance of ORE Catapult’s 7MW offshore wind turbine in Levenmouth. In December 2015, ORE Catapult acquired the 7MW demonstration offshore wind turbine from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), and then awarded SgurrEnergy with an O&M contract. The 7MW turbine was installed 50m off the […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has marked the installation of the 72nd and final foundation at the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm with this group photo showing those involved in the project. The offshore construction work started in summer of 2015, and despite adverse weather conditions  in November and December, the installation of the foundations was completed within the […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Vessels

    Esvagt Njord, also known as Esvagt HST-125, left the quay side in Gdansk this morning and is heading to Leirvik Shipyard in Norway, according to the Danish Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) operator Esvagt. Esvagt Njord OSV was built by Poland’s Nauta Shiprepair Yard and is destined to service the 400 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm off Norfolk, […]

  • 26 January 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    RWE AG has shared a photo of the world’s biggest jack-up vessel in operation, Innovation, installing one of 54 foundations at the 332MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm in the German waters of the North Sea. The installation work is being carried out by GeoSea, part of DEME Group. The contract includes the installation of all monopile foundations and […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Ports & Logistics

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Sea Challenger loading Gode Wind turbine components at the Port of Esbjerg, while transition pieces (TPs) and monopiles for the Sandbank offshore wind farm are ready for load out. Earlier this month, A2SEA’s installation vessel Sea Challenger returned to Port of Esbjerg to load another four wind turbines for the […]

  • 8 December 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    With all five steel jacket foundations fully installed at the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) site, Deepwater Wind officially completed the first offshore construction season for America’s first offshore wind farm. The last deck platform was placed on top of a foundation on 21 November and all of the construction and crew vessels associated with the operation […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Vessels

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Seajacks Scylla on sea trials, which began this month.  Seajacks Scylla went on her seatrials at the beginning of October, before being delivered to its owner by the end of the year. The vessel, built at Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Geoje Yard in South Korea, is equipped with a 1500t leg-encircling crane, incorporates […]

  • 8 October 2015

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: One of the two offshore high voltage substations (OHVS) at the Gemini offshore wind farm.  Gemini offshore wind farm has two substations for each of the two wind farm parts, Buitengaats (300MW) and ZeeEnergie (300MW). The first offshore substation at the offshore wind farm was placed on top of the […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Vessels

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Seajacks Scylla readying for delivery.  Seajacks Scylla, which is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the year, is nearing its trip to Europe from Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Geoje Yard in South Korea. The Scylla, deemed the largest and most advanced offshore wind farm installation vessel, has already been hired for […]

  • 24 September 2015

    On Saturday, 26th September, the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility will join the research facilities at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus in welcoming members of the public ‘behind closed doors’ for the annual ‘Doors Open Day’. “More than 500 visitors came to see the test facility last year’s Doors Open Day, and we’d […]

  • 18 September 2015

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Sea Installer jacking in Esbjerg . The vessel has arrived in Esbjerg for its 2,5-year inspection. The photo shows Sea Installer not jacked up completely, with gap of 20 metres. Built in 2012,  the vessel is designed to transport and install up to eight 3.6MW turbines. It has worked on project […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    HUSUM Wind trade fair, where industry businesses and representatives have came together to showcase their innovations and services – onshore and offshore – along the whole supply chain, has officially opened. During the opening ceremony representatives of government, industry and associations emphasised the importance of wind power for the success of the transition to renewable energy […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A2SEA’s SEA CHALLENGER is about to load the last turbine of the first batch that will be installed at the Gode Wind offshore wind farm. The first batch comprises four Siemens 6MW turbines, leaving 93 more to go, all of which will be installed by SEA CHALLENGER. During the mobilisation in July, the vessel was equipped with a helideck […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Westermeerwind wind farm components arrive in port of Amsterdam. SC Astrea, cargo ship, sailed from Esbjerg, Denmark on Monday carrying components for the installation at Westermeerwind. The vessel was loaded with towers, blades and hubs for the 144 MW project being developed in the shallow waters of IJsselmeer. The assembly […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Vessels

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Seajacks Scylla with all four legs installed. The offshore wind farm installation vessel has been fitted with all four legs at Samsung Heavy Industries. Scylla is outfitted with 105 metre long legs that have the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65m. The vessel also […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Full steam ahead at the Block Island offshore wind farm site. Deepwater Wind started building the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. yesterday, when the installation vessel Weeks 533 and a barge carrying wind turbine foundations met three miles (4.8 kilometres) off Block Island with several crew transfer vessels and tug boats. […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Training & Education

    In conjunction with Hull College and Jobcentre Plus, Maersk Training is hosting an Open Day on Tuesday, 21 July, to showcase the Level 1 Certificate in Safe Working Practice in the Wind Turbine Industry (QCF). The open day will take place from 13:00 to 16:00 at Hull College, Room QG413, Queens Gardens, Wilberforce Drive, Hull […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: A2SEA preparing for Gode Wind 1 and 2 work at Port of Esbjerg.  Today, A2SEA’s SEA CHALLENGER started mobilization for the installation of Dong Energy’s offshore wind farms Gode Wind 1 and 2 in the German part of the North Sea. The mobilisation comprises sea fastening for turbine components, an extension of […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Vessels

    Siemens is officially christening its new Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Esvagt Faraday in Hamburg today, the company announced on its social media pages. “The SOVs are a key part for efficient & safe offshore wind service,” said Randy Zwirn, CEO Power Generation Services. He further added: “Siemens is committed to pioneering new technologies that make the lifecycle cost […]