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26 August 2013 Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Siemens has installed the HelWin1 offshore platform in the North Sea, marking the successful completion of a significant stage in German grid connection projects. HelWin1 will link the two offshore wind farms Nordsee Ost and Meerwind to the mainland. Using the Siemens technology installed on the platform, the alternating current power generated by the wind […]

16 August 2013 Business & Finance

Siemens Energy has signed a chartering agreement with ship owner Esvagt A/S for two new offshore wind service vessels that will incorporate significant advancements in logistics, efficiency and operational capabilities. The vessels are being commissioned specifically for Siemens' service operations at the Butendiek and Baltic II offshore wind power plants in Germany, both of which […]

13 August 2013

When working offshore there should be one golden rule: Safety first! All kinds of legislation and regulations have been set up to ensure that both the health and safety of the employees are respected, in facet of their work, and rest time, offshore. However these rules can vary by country and also by the different […]

25 June 2013

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are available in all sizes and are applied to various fields of services including aerial mapping, surveying, security, inspections, etc. When it comes to the wind energy market the UAVs or drones are already being used for blade inspections on land based turbines. The idea has been picked up by a few companies to apply the […]

3 June 2013 Operations & Maintenance

A brand new £1milion, state-of-the-art, offshore training centre was unveiled on 30th May 2013 at Newcastle International Airport, which will see up to 6,000 offshore workers trained every year in emergency fire fighting. The world-class facility has been developed by Offshore Training Newcastle (OTN) – a unique partnership of three of the North East’s leading […]

9 May 2013 Wind Farm Update

Yesterday, the transformer station for the offshore wind farm Global Tech I was successfully installed. The offshore platform is a core element of the North Sea wind farm: The power from its 80 wind turbines is gathered here and transformed from 30 to 155 kilovolts. The transmission grid operator will subsequently draw power from the […]

21 February 2013

The Nordic Baltic group of shipyards, part of the BLRT Grupp, cannot be accused of acting as an old age pensioner, despite its 100 year history. The group follows the various developments in the wind energy market with interest and is ideally placed in Denmark, Germany, Norway and the UK, where it is all happening.  “Customers come to us because they prefer customised […]

23 January 2013 Operations & Maintenance

Fassmer has presented three new specialized vessels in a wide range of products developed by its experienced naval architects and engineers in order to reach efficient solutions to the offshore challenges. Using its expertise in specialized vessels, Fassmer has developed a variety of assets to suit the multi-dimensional operational and maintenance demands of the Offshore […]

2 October 2012

In the past 12 months we have seen orders for new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels placed, new builds started and others completed and delivered. These vessels have got bigger and stronger'wlth larger cranes, and higher jacking possibilities. The specifications of almost every dimension have increased. Offshore WIND has spoken to some of the new owners […]

5 April 2012

With wind farms getting bigger and bigger it means that the need for materials and personnel is also growing. The previous article described this growth in the need for support vessels sailing to and from wind farms under construction, or needing maintenance, transferring materials and personnel. But when do the support vessels stop being the only solution for transferring […]

29 March 2012

Building and maintaining an offshore wind farm requires extremely accurate predictions of the weather windows available for each operation. Navigating a specially built vessel with a wind-sensitive load of turbine parts on its deck, jagging up the vessel to prepare for turbine installation, positioning and fastening turbine foundations, towers and rotors, and accessing turbines from […]