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  • 9 October 2017

    The eighth Offshore WIND Conference was opened on Monday, 9 October, by Bent Thambo Jensen, Chief Commercial Officer of Ziton and the Chairman of the first day of the conference. The sessions saw straight-to-the-point statements and some interesting discussions. 

  • 16 October 2013

    The video shows the highlights from the first day of the Offshore Energy 2013 event held in Amsterdam on 15 October. Offshore Energy is the fastest growing gathering of offshore industry professionals. The two-day event includes an exhibition where an expected 500 supply chain companies will showcase their products and services. Offshore Energy is expected […]

  • 29 October 2014

    Offshore Energy 2014, which opened its doors to visitors yesterday at Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands, is breaking records year after year with more than 600 exhibitors present in 2014.  The event is expected to spark the interest of over 10,000 visitors from the sector this year. Offshore Energy 2014 was opened by Dr. María de Lourdes […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The installation of the first wind turbine at RWE’s Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm.   The rotor blades for the Senvion 6MW wind turbine were not preassembled into a rotor spider, but were fitted to the hub at the Nordsee Ost construction site at sea.  The Nordsee Ost offshore wind […]

  • 13 September 2017

    Four halls of the HUSUM Wind fair were evacuated today due to strong winds from a storm. The exhibitors and other visitors were asked to leave the lightweight halls 1-4, and gather in hall 5, which is in the main building, Offshore WIND team attending the event reports. 

  • 11 January 2011

    A Chinese government delegation led by vice premier Li Keqiang has arrived in Edinburgh at the start of a UK state visit.   (stv) [mappress] Source: stv, January 11, 2011

  • 20 May 2015

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: A look back on Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm.  Dong Energy has posted the image showing one of the foundations that was installed at the offshore wind farm, as the countdown to installing the final wind turbine begins. In February, power from the first turbine was exported to the national […]

  • 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, […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Vessels

    Pacific Orca has arrived at PD Ports’ newly redeveloped £35 million quay at Teesport, where it will be berthed at Number One Quay for several weeks while being fitted with a pile gripper that has been constructed on site. The vessel, owned by Swire Blue Ocean, will then sail away to the Rampion offshore wind farm site to work […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: M/V Developer, a crew transfer vessel, working at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm.  M/V Developer is a 27-meter crew transfer vessel, equipped with 4 engines for high redundancy. The vessel is owned by Northern Offshore Services AB (NOS), a Sweden-based crew transfer vessel owner and operator specializing in the […]

  • 5 June 2013

    From Norway to Uruguay, Israel to India, hundreds of activities will allow people around the world to discover the power of wind energy on Global Wind Day, 15 June. From concerts in Croatia to boat trips in Japan, a video contest in Georgia and a comic workshop in Argentina, activities are many and varied, but […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Large component for offshore wind farm EnBW Baltic 2 come in the port of Sassnitz. Located 32 kilometres north of the Baltic Sea island of Rügen, this wind farm will consist of 80 wind power plants with a total output of 288 MW. Baltic 2 will produce enough electricity […]

  • 23 November 2012

    BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced that three new Windfarm Support Vessels built to a BMT design have been launched over a period of ten days from three different shipyards, two in Europe and one in Asia. The vessels range […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has shared several photos of the first four of 32 nacelles for DONG Energy’s 258MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm arriving at the company’s pre-assembly site in the Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland. The first four 390-tonne nacelles arrived to Belfast last night onboard Meriaura’s multipurpose deck cargo carrier Aura. Work at MHI Vestas’ pre-assembly […]

  • 9 October 2014

    Correction: It has come to our attention that the vessel passing by Offshore WIND’s office yesterday was not the Damen FCS 2008, but the 2610 type. Find the corrected article below. Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Damen FCS 2610 passing by our office at Las Palmas Building in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.  Damen recently received an order from SeaZip for […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Environment, R&D

    A new study by climate scientists has shown that wind farms produce more energy during the coldest spells of the winter compared to milder winter periods.

  • 5 May 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Forewind has used its latest operations and maintenance trip to the meteorological masts on Dogger Bank to trial new technology and methodology. The trip enabled aerial inspection and survey contractor Cyberhawk to utilise a new advanced camera technology to inspect the overall status of the met masts and condition of bolts along with the structure of the lattice […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Ballast Nedam Offshore installing 47th wind turbine foundation at the Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm, which marks the company’s 500th installed foundation.  Ballast Nedam Offshore is contracted to design, supply and install 80 foundations at the German offshore wind farm, with Schmidbauer subcontracted for the heavy lifting and site transport at the base port in Esbjerg, Denmark. The installation […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 October 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The 1000th transition piece manufactured by Sif Group and Smulders. It is also the first transition piece for Gemini wind farm located 60 kilometres north of the West Frisian Island of Schiermonnikoog, the Netherlands. The transition piece was produced in Smulders’s facility in Hoboken, Belgium, and will be installed by Van […]

  • 30 May 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day:  DP2/4PM subsea-support vessel (SSV) “VOS Sweet” in action removing wind-turbine transition piece generator. VOS Sweet has been fitted with new Fly Jib that extends her crane capabilities and lifting height reach. Vroon Offshore Services is the owner of this vessel that was built in 2012. Offshore WIND Staff, May […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 May 2011

      From 1 June onwards, registration for Offshore Energy 2011 is open. The fourth edition of this two-day, international offshore event is organized in the Amsterdam RAI, at 11 and 12 October 2011. Visiting the exhibition is free of charge; conference delegates pay a conference fee. The 4th edition of Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference […]

  • 15 July 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DEME has shared a photo of its vessels Sea Installer and Sea Challenger working together at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm, where they have so far installed 55 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines. [The article continues below the image.] The vessels are working as a tandem within DEME’s duo-vessel solution to […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Our latest photo of the day shows Seacat Services’ crew transfer vessel (CTV) Seacat Volunteer picking up technicians from the substation at Ørsted’s 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm located off the North Norfolk coast, UK.

  • 23 October 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education

    Maersk Training will be welcoming job seekers at the RenewableUK 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition’s careers day in Manchester, providing advice and information to those looking to take their first steps into the rapidly growing renewables sector. Focus will be on searching for the next generation of offshore technicians and helping unemployed get into the offshore […]