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  • 18 December 2012
    R&D

    A report made by Boston Pacific Company Inc. and Outsmart BV for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, has found that Fishermen’s Atlantic City Wind Farm project’s benefits “are not enough to offset the Project’s costs”, after the consultancy companies reviewed the application. “In summary, we remain concerned with the significant level of subsidy […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    [Updated article] The 5MW wind turbine mounted on a floating platform, dubbed Fukushima Hamakaze, was installed at the site off Fukushima Prefecture on 20 July. The turbine left Sumoto port on Awaji Island on 2 July, according to a marine notice issued by the Fukushima Forward consortium. It arrived in the testing area on 10 July and was then […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Using Motion Compensate Pile Gripper during installation of super-sized monopiles in deeper waters can lead to cost reductions of up to 40%, according to the tool’s developers – Temporary Works Design (TWD) and Barge Master. Nowadays, most monopiles are installed using purpose built jack-up vessels, however, for XL monopiles, these jack-ups have too little lifting and jacking […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    The company registration process for the third allocation round of the UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) has opened. According to the National Grid, registration is an essential pre-application activity and parties wishing to apply for a CfD need to first complete and submit a registration form, preferably before the application window opens. The third CfD allocation round […]

  • 17 April 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Lowestoft-based OrbisEnergy will on 3 May host the first in a series of workshops tackling subsea engineering issues, ranging from corrosion and tidal scour at turbine towers, to keeping seals away from piling work.

  • 8 April 2014
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) held meetings with both the Westermost Rough wind farm developer Dong Energy and East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) on April 7. These discussions included a review of the initial evidence gathered from monitoring activities. While some evidence of noise has been identified, this evidence is inconclusive and not robust […]

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

    The installation of the Ostwind 1 offshore cable system that will link the 385MW Arkona and the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farms in the German part of the Baltic Sea to an onshore substation in Lubmin is progressing as planned, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH reports. The UK-flagged cable lay vessel Cable Enterprise laid a 27-kilometre segment of […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Complete Site Safety has moved to its new state of the art health and safety training facility, conveniently located in Liverpool City Centre. The new facility is equipped with a diverse range of environments, each designed to give experience of working in real-world situations. The extensive range of courses provided covers essential health and safety […]

  • 3 October 2014

    As a result of the intense wind farm activity around the shores of the UK, Tidal Transit’s personnel transfer vessels (PTVs) are being kept fully employed. Within a week of finishing her contract in the seas off North Wales and returning to the UK’s east coast, Kitty Petra will begin work on Westermost Rough Wind […]

  • 16 December 2013

    Alstom Dives in French Offshore Wind Opportunities Alstom has announced the signature of an exclusive partnership agreement with STX France, during a meeting of the Region Pays de la Loire strategic committee on marine energies that was held in Nantes on December 6. Dutch Companies Developing Innovative Pile-Driving Technology  Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off […]

  • 26 June 2012

    On the longest day of the year Arklow Marine Services successfully launched its second 20 metre wind farm service vessel into the River Avoca at Arklow.  The vessel looking splendid in her Alicat colours has again been delivered ahead of the scheduled delivery date. Local people crammed the quaysides, both north and south to witness […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The first of the total 5 turbines for the Hywind Scotland project has been lifted onto its floating foundation in Stord, Norway, and is ready for the deployment off the Scottish coast.

  • 22 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    JDR and Bibby Offshore have signed a framework agreement, under which JDR will provide cable maintenance services and offshore personnel and Bibby Offshore will deliver project management and engineering services, in addition to a marine vessel. JDR will also deliver high voltage and fibre optic cable jointers and associated competency systems, with Bibby Offshore providing equipment for on-deck […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has given Aquamarine Power’s graduate training scheme the seal of approval, re-accrediting the wave company’s professional development programme which leads towards Chartered Engineers (CEng) or Incorporated Engineers (IEng) registration. In what is now the fourth year of the scheme, the Institution’s assessors noted that Aquamarine Power’s engineers are being […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The third Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round in the UK will commence on 29 May, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), said. BEIS earlier issued a GBP 60 million draft budget proposal for the third CfD round. A final budget notice will be issued no later than ten working days before the commencement of […]

  • 9 August 2015

    Barge Accident Scars Foundation Off Rhode Island Following the commencement of Block Island offshore wind farm construction, the developer was struck by a hazard. Leeghwater Offshore Wind Project Cancelled Leeghwater, a Dutch pilot project proposing to install fifty to seventy offshore wind turbines off the coast of Zeeland, has been cancelled, Dutch media reports. Germany: […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Wind turbines covered all the electricity consumption in Denmark on 15 September, marking a new record, according to Energinet. For the first time ever, wind turbines generated power all 24 hours and provided 130% of electricity during the day, much more than the Danes need for daily consumption, Energinet reported. Between 2 and 3 a.m., up […]

  • 16 November 2012

    The Tidal Energy Awards allow everyone to vote for companies that you believe to have made a significant positive impact upon the industry. With innovative technology development, new engineering solutions and advancement towards a competitive COE, this is the time for the companies and individuals involved to be recognised for their progress. Categories for the […]

  • 14 June 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    Walney (UK) Offshore Windfarms Ltd has today confirmed that its commissioning of the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm is now complete. All of the wind farm’s 102 turbines are fully operational and all have exported electricity. The £1 billion wind farm, which was officially opened on 9 February 2012 by Ed Davey, Secretary of […]

  • 21 May 2013
    R&D

    Geotechnical investigation work for the proposed tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay is about to begin as Tidal Lagoon Power Plc starts the process of determining seabed conditions in the area. Undertaken by contractor ESG, Environmental Scientifics Group, the seabed investigation work will be carried out over a four week period via vessels and a jack-up […]

  • 27 June 2013

    One day prior to the start of China Offshore Wind Expo in Shanghai, a Sino-Dutch Offshore Wind Seminar was organized by the Consulate of the Netherlands in Shanghai and the Dutch ‘China wind consortium’. Pontis Asia director Martijn van Breugel was closely involved in the development of this high-end event which was attended by key […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern reached Newport, Rhode Island, on 31 July. The vessel, loaded with five Haliade nacelles for the 30MW Block Island wind farm, being developed by Deepwater Wind and soon to be the first offshore wind farm in US waters, has also made contact with its US colleagues onboard Rhode Island […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Danish steel structures specialist Nicon Industries has completed the mobilisation of the wind turbine installation vessel Pacific Orca in Esbjerg as the jack-up prepares for the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm project.

  • 21 May 2013

    Offshore Wenduine (0W3) has been converted into a multi-purpose Catamaran Work Boat and been finalized end of April by shipyard Den Breejen under the supervision of Workships Contractors B.V. Her first job was to assist in the testing of the Amplemann L-type access system. Also, the manoeuvrability of the ship in the area of the […]

  • 19 June 2014

    This project, the Performance Review of Maritime Support Services for Orkney (PRoMSSO), was conceived to explore and characterise the performance of Orkney-located vessels and associated services in carrying out marine renewables operations. The project was funded by the Scottish Government through EMEC and was undertaken by Aquatera Ltd, acting as Principal Contractor to EMEC, with […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will publish a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operations Plan for the South Fork Wind Project offshore Rhode Island.