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  • 7 September 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Eidesvik Offshore has secured a contract for its vessel Viking Neptun to support work on the Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

  • 12 May 2017

    A special international matchmaking event will be organised during the 2017 edition of Offshore Energy, headed by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

  • 29 October 2013

    This autumn marked the start up of the three year project “Decision Support for Installation of Offshore Wind Turbines”, which was presented at the conference Offshore Wind Operations/Science Meets Industry in Bergen in September. The project involves NORCOWE partners CMR, Uni Research, University of Bergen, University of Stavanger, University of Agder, Aalborg University and Statoil […]

  • 18 February 2016

    GEV Wind Power has developed a ‘factory to site’ Quality Assurance Programme to tackle the risk of wind turbine blades and generators being damaged during the transit.  Over 90% of turbine blades are damaged to some degree in transit, GEV said, and with the new service, the company’s technicians will inspect and monitor wind turbine blades for transit […]

  • 19 June 2013

    An accident occurred in Emden’s Great Sea Lock in the early evening of June 17, when a composite of two Dutch tugboats and a pontoon collided with a dolphin structure, the Waterway Police of Wilhelmshaven (Wasserschutzpolizei Wilhelmshaven) reported. The towing composite was carrying three tripod foundations for the construction of offshore wind turbines. Since it […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Vineyard Wind has released a study showing that its proposed 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts, US, would have reduced emissions and saved costs in comparison to other energy sources during the Grayson cyclone had it been installed. The study, prepared by Daymark Energy Advisors, demonstrated that the wind farm would have provided 61 million kilowatt-hours […]

  • 21 December 2012

    In connection with maintenance work on the installation vessel SEA JACK in the Keppel Verolme yard in Rotterdam, a serious accident happened this morning to one of their subcontractors.A 43 year-old Danish employee from the Esbjerg-based company Peter Harbo A/S died in a work accident. “We are deeply sorry to have to inform that an […]

  • 4 March 2016

    Renewable energy plays an indispensable role in meeting rising energy demand. The 7th annual Offshore WIND Conference, on 24 and 25 October 2016, will focus on business opportunities and successes in this renewable energy industry and how, together, the industry can reach its potential. A promising future awaits the offshore wind industry as long as […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Winter may mean storms and battered coasts onshore. However, there are many opportunities for well-planned inspections, maintenance, training, essential documentation and certification to make life more productive offshore. Once offshore activity is put into a strategic framework, the dark months of the year can be used to cut costs and improve productivity. Green Marine Solutions […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    The 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm, comprising 67 Siemens 6MW wind turbines installed off the coast of Norfolk in England, achieved a production of 1TWh during offshore installation and commissioning in 2017.

  • 21 November 2016

    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 […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Vessels

    Adwen has hired Eidesvik’s vessel Viking Neptune to support commissioning activities at the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

  • 18 September 2017

    Offshore WIND Conference is proud to confirm Lars Kristensen, Senior Vice President of Bladt Industries, as one of the speakers during this year’s conference held at Amsterdam RAI on 9 and 10 October.

  • 15 January 2013
    Operations & Maintenance

    The 111 wind turbines in the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm are covered by a five-year guarantee period. During the guarantee period, DONG Energy’s technicians will be working two by two with Siemens technicians, but once the guarantee period expires, DONG Energy’s operations organisation will take over the full responsibility for service and maintenance of the […]

  • 25 November 2011

    Deltares and Marin will launch the Joint Industry Project (JIP) WindJack during the EWEA OFFSHORE 2011 conference. This JIP deals with jack-up vessels which are used for installation and maintenance of offshore Windparks. The JIP aims to improve understanding and thereby extending the operational limits during touch-down and lift-off of jack-ups. This proves to be […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Vessels

    Following the delivery of Maersk Connector, Marine and Towage Services Group Ltd. (MTS) reported that it had supported Damen during sea trials of its latest offshore cabling vessel. During comprehensive sea trials of the vessel in early 2016, the multi-purpose tug MTS Vigilant undertook anchor handling work to test the capabilities of the new vessel’s mooring […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Five crew transfer vessels (CTVs) owned and operated by Turbine Transfers Limited were beached and suffered damage as Storm Emma was ravaging through Holyhead Marina.

  • 14 July 2017

    Offshore WIND Conference is proud to confirm Pieter van Oord, the Chief Executive Officer of Van Oord, as one of the speakers during this year’s conference held at Amsterdam RAI on 9 and 10 October.

  • 30 November 2018
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) deployed one of its specialist vessels at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) offshore wind farm site in early November 2018 to secure the shipping traffic during construction. 

  • 18 May 2012
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    On 14 May 2012, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, represented by Joergen Thiele and Phd. Silke Eckardt, held a workshop on the need for further research during the operation of offshore wind farms (OWF). The workshop was held at the House of Science in Bremen. Around twenty-five participants from industry and academia […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    According to data compiled by Preqin, the leading provider of intelligence on alternative investments, and analysed by Pinsent Masons, the international law firm, the value of venture capital-backed deals in the UK renewable energy market has doubled during 2012. Figures from Preqin indicate that the volume of UK-based VC-backed renewable energy deals is on track […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Vessels

    Geo Therm Ltd. has won a contract to perform inspections on the Self Elevating Support Vessel (SESV) GMS Endeavour during work on the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Geo Therm is collaborating with LEC Marine (Klyne) to carry out an electrical-biased thermographic inspection on the switchboards, distribution and thruster systems throughout the entire Gulf Marine Services’ vessel. […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Vessels

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a contract with Vroon Offshore Services for the supply of offshore logistics support, accommodation and walk-to-work services during construction of DONG Energy’s Walney Extension West offshore wind project. Vroon will deploy its newbuilding subsea-support vessel VOS Start, which provides accommodation and work space for up to 60 client personnel. The […]

  • 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.

  • 16 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Taiwan is actively developing offshore wind power, which will be an important factor in transforming the country’s overall energy structure, Premier Lin Chuan said during a tour of the recently constructed 8MW Formosa One offshore wind farm off Miaoli County. The nation’s first two offshore wind turbines, just completed in October, show that Taiwan has entered a […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Authorities

    On Thursday, August 8, at 3 p.m. ET, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public to discuss the innovative projects, technologies, and policies that are helping America stay competitive in this booming global industry during a special Google+ Hangout on wind energy in America. During the Hangout, those interested will have the opportunity to ask […]