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  • 1 March 2013

    On the 7th of March, MMT´s survey specialist Ms Sara Andersson will give a presentation at the Foundation day 2013. The presentation is about the importance of how acoustic surveys needs to be verified by marine geotechnical investigations or video inspections for the offshore industry. Sara´s presentation will include how marine surveys are performed for […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    E.ON has posted a photo showing Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen installing monopile foundations on the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

  • 15 April 2016

    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 […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    SeaRenergy has completed a two-year contract for the Veja Mate offshore wind farm, under which it had provided construction site safety services including the provision, installation, maintenance and recovery of five cardinal marker buoys and three mooring buoys.

  • 2 June 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) has shared a photo of the teams at Burntisland Fabrications’ (BiFab) facility in Methil preparing to upend one of the jacket foundations built for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm.

  • 11 April 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Wind Farm Support Vessel (WFSV) MO3, Mainprize Offshore’s latest addition to the fleet, has completed her sea trials in the North Sea and is ready to start her first offshore assignment.

  • 7 February 2011
    Training & Education

    Over 200,000 people make the European wind industry tick. Who are they and what exactly do they do? Wind Directions met some ’wind workers’ to find out. Martin Mortensen spends most of the year out of his home country, Denmark. A commissioning engineer with Suzlon for nearly 11 years, Mortensen’s job involves starting up the […]

  • 31 July 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Van Oord’s first transport and installation vessel for the construction of offshore wind farms, Aeolus, jacked up. The vessel is currently conducting testing of the jacking in the North Sea off the coast of Zandvoort. Mrs K. Aboutaleb-Erahoutan, wife of the Mayor of Rotterdam named the vessel last month […]

  • 12 December 2014

    On Wednesday December 10th, the first edition of the Belgian Offshore Day took place on the Rebo-site in the Port of Oostende. The Belgian Offshore Day is a business event that completely fits within the framework of the offshore wind business. All regional players operating in the sector were present and had the opportunity to put their knowledge […]

  • 12 August 2016

    After installing the final wind turbine foundation at Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in Liverpool Bay, Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen has moored at Harland and Wolff’s Commissioning Quay in Belfast.   Svanen completed the foundations installation at the wind farm in July, and will now undergo repairs and outfitting at Harland and Wolff’s shipyard, ahead of its next […]

  • 16 May 2018

    Wind farm installation vessel Seajacks Scylla has arrived at the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, to undergo demobilization.

  • 5 June 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    High and low water, the weather and the wind governs the working day for Mark Williamson, marine coordinator at the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm. “Each day is different, and that is part of what makes the job exciting,” says Mark Williamson. Statkraft took over as the operator of the wind farm with massive turbines […]

  • 5 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update‘s Photo of the Day: The WindFloat Atlantic floating wind farm in full array. The WindFloat Atlantic project is almost fully completed, with only the connection of the third turbine left to be done. Bourbon Subsea Services towed the third turbine to its designated location at the end of May, with connection to mooring and […]

  • 25 March 2013

    RenewableUK is celebrating the fact that for the first time, wind energy in the UK generated over 5 gigawatts of electricity consistently over a 24 hour period, with the period starting on Thursday 21st at 2130nd March 2013 and continuing for the rest of Friday 22nd March 2013. This means that for this 24 hour […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The first foundation at Kentish Flats Extension offshore wind farm. Earlier this month, GeoSea’s offshore wind installation vessel Neptune installed the first foundation at Vattenfall’s 49.5MW project. This will be followed by the erection of the 139.6-metre high wind turbines with all turbines scheduled to be deployed by July […]

  • 30 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    On Saturday 27th September, the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility joined colleagues across the University of Edinburgh’s Science and Engineering campus in welcoming members of the public ‘behind closed doors’ for the annual ‘Doors Open Day’. More than 500 visitors were able to see the test facility being put through its paces, with in-depth explanations […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Training & Education

    DONG Energy was amongst of 20 major companies, science centres and technical upper secondary schools from all over Denmark that invited approximately 1,000 primary, lower secondary and upper secondary school girls for a visit on Wednesday, 30 November, as part of an initiative that aims to attract more women into engineering studies. 44 second-year female students […]

  • 12 October 2016

    Atlas Professionals Offshore Wind team will host a recruitment day on 21 October at the OrbisEnergy Centre in Lowestoft. A variety of positions on global offshore wind projects are currently available, from Site Technicians to Geophysical Engineers. “The recruitment day will focus on Atlas’ global wind projects and hopes to encourage local personnel to sign up […]

  • 23 October 2018 on Tuesday live-streamed four talk-shows from the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in Amsterdam with the central theme titled “Accelerating energy transition by new functions on the North Sea.” You had a chance to watch the gripping discussions on carbon capture and storage, offshore wind & hydrogen, electrification of offshore platforms, etc… […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Environment, Technology

    Sentinel-2, an Earth observation mission developed by ESA as part of the Copernicus Programme, has shared a photo taken from space showing the 40MW Middelgrunden offshore wind farm forming  a ”protective shield” around Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen and its harbour. The Middelgrunden offshore wind farm consists of 20 2MW fixed-speed turbines situated 3.5 km outside the Copenhagen harbour. The […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    MPI Offshore’s wind-turbine installation vessel (WTIV), MPI Resolution, is ready to operate in deeper waters after works to extend the vessel’s six legs have been completed. The leg extensions are now class approved and fully operational, Vroon said. The upgrade work took place over a 60-day conversion programme carried out at MPI Offshore’s Tees offshore base […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    RWE Innogy has shared a photo of the first 45-kilometre export cable for the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm being loaded onto the carousel of VBMS’ multipurpose vessel Ndurance. In October 2015, VBMS signed a contract for the export cabling scope in a consortium with nkt cables, consisting of supply and installation of two 45-kilometre-long export cables […]

  • 18 August 2016

    Bladt Industries today posted a picture taken this morning at its Lindø facilities, showing Wikinger jacket foundations.  The first jacket foundations built by Bladt for the Wikinger offshore wind project left the company’s facilities at Lindø Industripark on a barge in mid-July. Bladt Industries has fabricated 41 four-legged jackets and 164 piles for the 350MW Wikinger offshore […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Wave Hub is looking to facilitate floating wind technology testing at its site off Cornwall due to slow progress of the wave energy sector and delays from technology developers that signed up for testing their devices at the site. 

  • 26 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The second day of the Offshore WIND Conference held in Amsterdam on 25 October kicked off with a presentation by Jasper Vis, Country Manager Netherlands at Dong Energy. Vis discussed the result of the Borssele 1 and 2 tender in the perspective of international cost reduction of offshore wind. “First the offshore wind industry needs […]

  • 6 February 2013

    On February 4, EWEA 2013 kicked off in Vienna, Austria. The following are videos bringing details on the first two days of the event: Day One: At the opening of Europe’s leading wind energy event, politicians and high level industry representatives also spoke of the need to secure the further growth of wind energy in Europe […]