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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 […]
GeoSea has awarded Alewijnse Marine with a contract for the electrical installation of a helicopter deck on its multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo.
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.
The Germany-based helicopter operator Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC) has expanded its fleet with another Airbus H155 B1 helicopter, which will be used for transport to offshore installations, including wind farms.
Iberdrola has awarded Emden-based Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC) with a six-year contract for transport flights to the Wikinger offshore wind farm.
The Netherlands-based Observator Group has won a contract to supply a Helideck Monitoring System for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore substation in the German North Sea.
SeaState Aviation has conducted an inspection of the helideck on A2SEA’s jack-up vessel Sea Challenger, making sure it fulfills UK offshore helideck requirements before starting operations on the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm for Statoil later this year. The scope of work comprised an inspection of the helideck along with an audit of the operational […]
Emden-based Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC) has won a contract to transport crews working on the 400MW Global Tech I far shore wind farm in the German Bight. NHC, an ambulance and air rescue services specialist, has bought an Airbus H155 helicopter specifically for providing the new service. Crew changes at the wind farm take place once a week, scheduled […]
DNV GL is launching a joint industry project (JIP) to improve risk assessment of offshore helideck turbulence through the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The project's aim is to bridge the gap between advised and actual hazardous flight conditions, ensuring cost-effective designs and helicopter operations without compromising safety. CFD is widely used in high-level analyses of […]
Following the recent announcement that Barge Master and Bayards are working together on designing a Motion Compensated Helideck (MCH), the system has already raised quite an interest from the offshore energy industry. Engineer on the MCH project, Robert Valk and Karien Hofhuis, Barge Master’s Marketing Manager, provided Offshore WIND with details about the system and the […]
Maersk Training is about to launch two new offshore emergency courses, the OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Training and the OPITO 6 Day Combined Helideck and Team Member Training. These two OPITO Accredited courses will kick start this month at the company’s training centre in the North-East of Scotland and be delivered using a […]
DEME Group has held the naming ceremony for its new multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo in Zeebrugge, Belgium. At the Unboxing the Apollo event, Olympic, European and World Champion in heptathlon Nafi Thiam officially named the 87.5m long vessel. Apollo was constructed by Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik Shipyard and was delivered to GeoSea in August last year. At the end of 2018, GeoSea contracted Alewijnse Marine to provide […]
DEME Group's multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo is getting ready for its naming ceremony, which will be held in Zeebrugge, Belgium, on 21 February. The event is called Unboxing the Apollo, while the godmother will be Olympic, European and World Champion in heptathlon Nafi Thiam, a spokesperson from DEME Group told Offshore WIND. According to the vessel's AIS, Apollo is […]
Heerema’s vessel Thialf installed the new 1,600-tonne Huisman crane onboard Van Oord's Aeolus today (28 February), making the vessel ready to handle the latest generation of foundations and turbines for offshore wind projects.
Bosch Rexroth has received an order from GustoMSC to engineer, manufacture and commission a drive and control system for GustoMSC's continuous jacking system (CJS) model to be installed on a Japanese wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV).
Japan's Penta-Ocean Construction and Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) have signed a contract for the construction of one multi-purpose self-elevating platform vessel suitable for marine civil engineering works or offshore wind turbine installation in harsher weather and marine conditions. The basic design of the jack-up vessel, the first of its kind to be built in Japan, […]
Parcom Capital and the management team of Barge Master announced today that agreement has been reached on the participation of Parcom Capital as majority shareholder and investor in Barge Master Holding B.V. Barge Master is active in the field of motion compensation technology for the maritime and offshore industry, compensating movements of vessels from waves […]
Red7Marine Offshore, air diving provider based in Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen, will add saturation diving to its wide range of offshore and subsea services to the oil & gas and renewables markets with diving support vessel Red7Alliance. Capable of working worldwide, the vessel will operate from the company’s Great Yarmouth marine base where it is […]
Exceptionally high-temperature resistance, a low installed thickness and low weight are just three key benefits of Morgan Advanced Materials FireMaster® Marine Plus blanket, which has been installed on offshore convertor platforms in the North Sea. The installation is part of a significant wind farm development providing power for homes and businesses in Germany. Electricity transmission […]
The Offshore Substation (OSS) for the DanTysk offshore wind farm is installed completely. After a construction period of around two years, the DanTysk OSS left the Hollandia Shipyard in Krimpen, The Netherlands, on the 23rd of July. The OSS was built in two sections. After the successful installation of the jacket, Vattenfall has announced the finalisation of the DanTysk […]
In Europe, many offshore projects are planned for deeper waters further from the shore, which requires sailing speeds of up to 13 knots and jacking capabilities for water depths of up to 60 m. Most of the specialised vessels now in operation are classed by GL. GL has accumulated an unrivaled pool of knowledge as […]
Last week construction started on the first turbine at the Wagenborg Stevedoring premises. A huge crawler crane (type LR13000) with power boom took care of spectacular lifting work and could be seen from afar. When the construction of the first windmill is finished, the crane will be (partially assembled) moved to the location of the […]
Nordic Yards, manufacturer of innovative special ships and major maritime projects, including for the offshore wind industry, has received a further order from Siemens Energy to build a self-erecting offshore HVDC converter platform. Work will start from May 2, 2012 on the SylWin alpha platform, which has the construction number 210 and consists of two […]
Windreich AG has reached a new milestone for the construction of the 'MEG 1' offshore wind farm substation. The order for the 400 MW substation is worth tens of millions of euros. Consortium made up of Alstom Grid GmbH and SIAG Schaaf Industrie AG was commissioned for this job. The contract includes the manufacturing and […]
GEMS has commissioned a high spec DP2 vessel, the MV Normand Tonjer, for geotechnical wind farm work in the North Sea. The MV Normand Tonjer is fully equipped by GEMS for geotechnical services for wind farm turbine site investigations with new geotechnical drilling spread. A specialist deep 20 ton seabed CPT system will also be […]
AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution division and Dutch consortium partner Keppel Verolme B.V. have secured a €62 million order for an Offshore High Voltage Substation project with Wetfeet Offshore Windenergy GmbH, a German wind energy project development company and AREVA T&D partner. This turnkey project involves the supply and installation of a self-floating, self-installing 155/33 kV […]