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25 November 2016

DNV GL-led WIN WIN joint industry project (JIP) results indicate that, especially for marginal oil & gas fields supplying production to a major field, floating wind-powered water injection is technically feasible in general. This specific application is claimed to offer an excellent business case too. A major contributing factor favouring the positive overall outcomes is […]

26 May 2016 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has appointed Atkins to carry out the detailed design of the jacket substructure and foundations for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the outer Moray Firth, UK, as part of SHL’s EPCI contract with the farm's developer Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL). 84 jacket substructures and associated foundations for the […]

15 June 2015 Authorities, Grid Connection

The Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has released an update of the Federal Trade plan for offshore power grid planning in the EEZ of the North Sea (BFO-N). The update includes minor changes in the route and location planning. Also, it reduces the required covering height for cable systems from 3 meters to […]

26 April 2012 Grid Connection

In an area where the London Array Offshore Wind Farm export cables and the Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm cables cross each other, these high voltage cables are being protected by rock placements. In total, four rock berms will be created, each approximately 150 metres long, 15 metres wide. Due to the height of the […]

29 July 2010

Offshore arm Keppel FELS commercialises its new wind turbine installation vessel design for deeper waters in partnership with leading fleet owner and operator Seafox Group. Keppel FELS Limited’s (Keppel FELS) multi-purpose self-elevating platform (MPSEP) design has been chosen by the Seafox Group (Seafox) as the basis for a new-generation, wind turbine installation vessel that can […]

25 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean's jack-up vessel Pacific Orca is installing the 64th turbine of the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm at a record location. Swire Blue Ocean said the location holds two records for the company as it represents the furthest north spot and the deepest installation with approximately 55 meters in depth. Beatrice Offshore Windfarm […]

17 August 2018 Ports & Logistics, Technology, Wind Farm Update

A fully assembled floating wind turbine has left the Port of Dundee in Scotland to be installed on the Kincardine floating wind farm located around 15 kilometres south-east of Aberdeen.

27 July 2018 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Van Oord has started the next campaign to install jacket foundations at East Anglia One wind farm offshore Suffolk, UK, with twelve of the units now already in place.

26 July 2018 Technology

Rotech Subsea has launched a new cable grab system, which recently debuted at an offshore wind project in the North Sea.

5 April 2018 Authorities, Environment, R&D

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is conducting a high-level assessment of all waters offshore the US Atlantic Coast for potential future offshore wind lease locations.

22 December 2017 Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology, Vessels

Chinese engineering company Land Marine Engineering has awarded Nantong Rainbow Offshore & Engineering Equipments with a contract to build a jack-up offshore wind platform.

22 September 2017 Grid Connection

German transmission system operator TenneT has awarded UK companies RPS Energy Limited and Ordtek Limited with contracts to provide consultancy and QA/QC services for unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey campaigns on two separate projects.

13 July 2017 Operations & Maintenance

Burntisland-based Briggs Marine Contractors has deployed a recently purchased dual basket diver Launch and Recovery System (LARS) on an offshore renewables project.

5 July 2017 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is providing equipment and personnel to VBMS for several concurrent offshore wind projects.

8 March 2017 Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) has completed a four-week test of a scaled-down version of the StEnSea (Stored Energy in the Sea) system in the Lake Constance.

16 January 2017 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Pilot floating wind farm projects such as the ones recently approved in France provide floating technology developers with a chance to demonstrate that their products can be a part of the future energy mix, Joost Heemskerk, SBM Offshore's Renewable Energy Product Line Director told Offshore WIND.

21 December 2016 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

MPI Offshore's wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) MPI Enterprise has completed the installation of 18 6.2M126 Senvion turbines at the Nordergründe offshore wind farm in the North Sea. After installing all of the 18 foundations at the site, the MPI Enterprise erected the first wind turbine at the 110.7MW Nordergründe in August. Nordergründe is situated in water up to ten metres in […]

5 December 2016 Wind Farm Update

E.ON informed today that the unexploded ordnance (UXO) removal at the Arkona offshore wind farm construction site in the German Baltic Sea has been completed. The site, with an area of 39 square kilometers halfway between the island of Rügen and the Danish island of Bornholm, is now completely free of remains from the time of the […]

9 September 2016 Wind Farm Update

China General Nuclear Power Group's (CGN) 152MW Rudong offshore wind farm demonstration project will soon be fully operational, China Daily reports. The first of 38 Siemens 4MW wind turbines at the Rudong offshore wind farm, located around 25 kilometers offshore Shayang Yangkou Port, was installed in September 2015. In January, the offshore wind farm started producing power after the […]

20 May 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Danish engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll has won a contract to design the 400MW Binhai North Phase 2 offshore wind farm in the Jiangsu province, China, developed and owned by the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC). The contract makes Ramboll the first non-domestic company to design an offshore wind farm in China. Valued at more than EUR 4 million, the contract […]

3 March 2016 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS in Dresden have successfully tested in-house developed sensor rings designed to monitor the condition of wind turbine foundations at offshore wind farms. Working together with staff from Baltic Taucher in Rostock, the researchers successfully demonstrated the viability of the process in an on-site trial […]

29 January 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) reported that the 152 MW Rudong offshore wind farm demonstration project started producing power after the first six Siemens 4 MW turbines were connected to the grid. The Rudong project is located some 25 kilometers east of Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, in water depths of around 15 meters. The […]

14 September 2015

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult will host European Space Agency (ESA) Ambassadors for its Integrated Application Programme (IAP) as part of an opportunity to identify and facilitate offshore energy needs that can be fulfilled and supported by space assets. This activity, part of ESA’s broader network of Ambassador Platforms, is aimed at all aspects […]

3 June 2015 Business & Finance

wpd AG and its financing banks yesterday signed financing contracts in Frankfurt for the Nordergründe offshore project. According to these contracts, the loans will be provided by KfW IPEX-Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) while 100% of the equity will come from wpd offshore GmbH. This means that the finance for the entire investment […]

20 May 2015 Operations & Maintenance

Carnegie Wave Energy Limited reported this morning that the first of its CETO 5 Units has been retrieved after over 4,000 hours of operation and over 8,500 across all three Units. The retrieval was completed on the first attempt by using its hydraulic “quick connect” technology to disconnect the Unit from the seabed foundation. The […]

6 March 2015 Business & Finance, Technology

Conquest Offshore, together with deugro Denmark A/S, has developed a highly efficient installation system for monopiles and transition pieces, supported by the engineering knowledge and experience of Temporary Works Design (TWD) and Barge Master. Parties have combined their experience and in depth knowledge of floating installation, offshore skidding, upending, pile handling and motion compensated tools […]