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7 May 2019 Vessels

DEME Group’s new DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion has been outfitted with a helideck. Orion was launched at the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China in November last year, while the 216.5m long vessel is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019. The vessel will be deployed for the construction of the largest offshore wind farms, servicing […]

3 July 2018 Vessels

Van Oord's vessel Aeolus has been outfitted with an aluminium helideck from Bayards Aluminium Constructions, as part of the modification of the vessel that started last year.

25 May 2018 Business & Finance, Vessels

China Merchants Heavy Industry started building OOS International's new semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) OOS Walcheren on 24 May at its Jiangsu yard, while the first of the two ordered SSCVs, OOS Serooskerke, is already under construction in Haimen and due for delivery in mid-2019.

11 January 2018 Vessels

Royal IHC today launched a new multi-purpose trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) that will also be capable of supporting the construction of offshore wind farms. IHC is building the vessel for a joint venture between Den Herder (Reimerswaal Dredging) and Group de Cloedt.

20 June 2016 Authorities

The Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association (NOGEPA), the Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), the Dutch Foundation for Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection, TenneT and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have signed a Declaration of Coordination and Cooperation in the North Sea Region. The organisations, which signed the agreement for closer […]

16 April 2014 Environment, R&D

The Center for Conservation Biology has become part of an initiative to develop wind farms off Virginia’s coast.  Making Wind Turbines More Bird FriendlyThe CCB is part of a team with the Richmond-based Timmons Group, an engineering and technology firm that is one of four Virginia businesses participating in the endeavor to accelerate the development […]

7 March 2014 Technology

During construction of wind turbines the staff depends on having power for the aviation obstruction lights until the wind turbine is grid connected. Using a generator is not an eco-friendly solution, it also needs to be refueled several times during construction period. With EFOY Pro fuel cells, wind turbine manufacturers obtain a reliable energy solution […]

17 January 2012

As well as being a renewable energy success , SeaGen, the world’s first commercial tidal current energy turbine is also an environmental success. The tidal turbine, designed and deployed by Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT) and located in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough has had no major impact on the Lough’s marine life. This is the […]

13 January 2012

The MOD has agreed a deal for energy companies to fund new wind-farm-friendly radars, with the potential to unlock more than four gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy - enough to power over two million homes. A new Air Defence Radar that is not adversely affected by wind farms has been installed and tested on the […]

2 September 2011

The American-built piece of kit will be stationed at Trimingham and should be in place by November.   By Lucy clapham (edp24) [mappress] Source: edp24, September 02, 2011

5 April 2011 Technology

At this year's Hanover Fair Siemens Energy presented smart, eco-friendly solutions for power generation, transmission and distribution. The highlights included a new 2.3-MW gearless wind turbine for low wind speeds, solutions for the connection of offshore wind farms to the grid using high-voltage direct-current transmission technology (HVDC) as well as a charging point, which can […]

22 February 2011

As part of the “Metropolitan Solutions” exhibition in Hall 8 at the Hanover Fair from April 4 to 8, Siemens Energy will present four ... (webwire) [mappres] Source: webwire, February 22, 2011

21 December 2010 Authorities

A broken campaign pledge by Gov. Deval Patrick could end up costing Massachusetts ratepayers big bucks if yet another massive wind farm is built off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. When he first ran for governor in 2005, the then-relatively unknown Patrick broke out of the Democratic pack by endorsing the controversial Cape Wind project. […]

13 June 2019 Technology

IHC IQIP has developed a new dampening system add-on said to considerably reduce noise levels during the installation of offshore wind foundations. The system, called Pulse, reduces noise levels at the source creating an environmentally friendly installation while being positioned between hammer and sleeve. According to IHC IQIP, it reduces the Sound Equivalent Level (SEL) from […]

6 June 2019 Vessels

Northern Offshore Services (NOS) is launching the E-class crew transfer vessel (CTV) series featuring hybrid technology. The E-class is a green power concept which has batteries installed that can be recharged from shore and from wind farms, thus using renewable energy directly from production to consumer, NOS said. The first vessel from the E-series will […]

1 May 2019 Industry Contribution

By Mr. Javier Lanfranchi – Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Nobody can deny that the demand of more energy is increasing on a global scale. Over the last two decades we’ve seen different solutions to tackle this issue where renewable energy stands out mainly because of the need to reduce the impact fuels have in […]

17 April 2019 Vessels

DNV GL has presented China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for a wind turbine shuttle design. Unlike other wind farm installation vessels, the WTS has a small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) design, DNV GL said. This results in very low resistance at the design draught (16m) and excellent […]

9 April 2019 Training & Education

JDR Cable Systems and the U.S. Tufts University have established a collaboration which includes an education office for students who wish to pursue an offshore wind career. The undergraduate Engineering Cooperative Education Office is dedicated to students who are in their junior and senior year and want to pursue a career in the offshore wind […]

2 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Ørsted has contracted AMS Trenchless Specialists to conduct part of the onshore cable works for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK. AMS Trenchless Specialists will conduct Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) at the landfall site in Horseshoe Point where the offshore cables meet the onshore cables under the more than GBP 1 million worth contract. Using […]

29 March 2019 Industry Contribution

By Susanne den Hoed, HR Department at Temporary Works Design Temporary Works Design (TWD) is an ambitious and innovative engineering firm, working with major on- and offshore contractors to assist them with practical solutions for their wide variety of constructions and installation challenges. Specialized in the structural and mechanical design of custom installation equipment, TWD’s […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance

Offshore wind will be the backbone of a carbon neutral, climate-friendly UK economy and the new Sector Deal sets out that opportunity, according to Vattenfall's UK Country Manager Danielle Lane. Lane claims the Sector Deal underlines the importance of ensuring the UK sees the benefit of its Clean Growth Strategy in which offshore wind will play a crucial role […]

4 March 2019 Jobs & Recruitment

Leading offshore wind developer Ørsted has signed the Armed Forces Covenant which highlights the offshore wind as a “forces-friendly” industry. As a forces-friendly company, Ørsted will seek to support the employment of veterans by working alongside the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for service leavers. The company will […]

4 March 2019 Industry Contribution

By Mr. Giordano Toninelli – Area Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Introduction Wind energy business has an historical background in Europe due to the high number of wind farms installed in the Old Continent, but in recent times the focus of offshore wind investments is starting to shift from Europe to Asia. Wind energy business […]

16 January 2019 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Norwegian research institute Sintef have further solidified their cooperation in offshore wind with the start of a new joint research center. The new center, Nordic Offshore Wind R&I Center - NOWRIC, is expected to develop better and reasonable solutions […]

1 January 2019

Wind turbines, zero-subsidy projects and emerging markets remained to be the industry's hottest topics in 2018. And while these were also the most covered matters on Offshore WIND, we also pressed the 'Learn More' button under topics that might deserve to be more widely discussed – and we hope to do so more in 2019 and the years to come.

29 October 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Van Oord has contracted Universal Foundation to support the installation of two mono bucket foundations at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm.