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SMC has completed a full inspection of Seajacks’ self-propelled jack-up vessel, Zaratan, ahead of its deployment to Taiwan in the coming weeks. Seajacks Zaratan will be utilised as an installation vessel in the coming months for construction of the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm. The installation works are scheduled to start in the second […]
Seacat Services has extended the vessel inspection agreement with Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC). The agreement marks the second year that SMC has been contracted to carry out the Marine Inspection for Small Workboats (eMISW) of Seacat Services' 14 vessels. According to the UK-based company, through the eMISW inspections, SMC ensures that each vessel continues to meet the […]
Dutch sustainable energy provider Eneco has awarded EWPL Ocean with a full scope contract for offshore turbine blade inspections and damage assessment. The parties have not disclosed any further details regarding the contract value and the duration of the works. Eneco is the owner of two offshore wind projects located in the Dutch North Sea - […]
Global Marine Group (GMG) and Rovco have formed an invested partnership through which GMG acquired a 13.8% share in this UK-based remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic services company. Under the deal, the two parties committed to bringing intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market to improve data acquisition. SubSLAM, Rovco’s latest development, […]
SSE Services PLC has invited companies to pre-qualify for a tender to provide offshore blade inspection services using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). More specifically, Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited, a joint venture between SSE plc and innogy, is looking to inspect 105 turbines during 2019, and 35 turbines per year thereafter. Each turbine shall consist of three blade […]
Ørsted's subsidiary Optimus Wind Limited has applied to the UK Marine Management Organisation for a marine license to undertake offshore unexploded ordnance (UXO) inspection and clearance works for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm. In preparation for offshore construction which is due to commence in 2020, there is a requirement to carry out inspections and, […]
Esvagt and Wind Power LAB have launched WTG Blade Assessment, a new service concept said to reduce weather risks and costs related to drone inspections of offshore wind turbines.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and SkySpecs have signed an agreement for autonomous drone inspections of Siemens Gamesa wind turbine blades both onshore and offshore.
Alpha Offshore Service has completed more than 4,000 offshore wind turbine blade inspections so far in 2018, a 56% increase compared to 2017, previously said to be the company's most productive period.
Esvagt and Wind Power LAB, an Artificial Intelligence and blade specialist, have teamed up to offer a series of services that are said to support the control of offshore assets and expand their lifetime without any weather risk for the owners.
Vattenfall Vindkraft AB has issued a contract notice for the provision of statutory inspections and recertification of the company's onshore and offshore wind assets across Europe.
Siemens Offshore Grid Access Service has performed subsea and drone inspections for TenneT TSO at six offshore converter platforms in the German North Sea.
HBC Group has completed the Ørsted Subsea Inspection Campaign on four offshore wind farms in the UK and the German North Sea.
NorSea Wind (NorSeaGroup Wind) has signed a five-year agreement with Nordic Unmanned (NU) for the provision of drone services for the works on nine TenneT's HVDC platforms, for which NorSea Wind won a five-year contract earlier this year.
Ørsted has awarded HBC Group with another contract to conduct subsea inspection campaigns at an undisclosed number of its offshore wind farms.
Darlington-based subsea specialist Modus is developing an approach to enable autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to remain at offshore wind farm sites without a support vessel.
The Carbon Trust has announced the winners of the latest innovation competition in its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program which sought new or adaptable techniques for inspection of offshore wind foundations. Applications were open for four specific challenges, including weld inspection for monopile foundations, weld inspection for jacket foundations, grout inspection for monopile foundations and […]
Subsea technology company Rovco has secured Innovate UK funding to develop a 3D visualisation system as part of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) demonstrator project potentially worth GBP 1 million.
Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has provided inspection services at the Beatrice offshore wind farm for Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), the EPCI contractor in charge of foundations.
Great Yarmouth-based ATAM Group has tested its robotic crawler, developed for the inspection of wind turbine blades, on the full-size turbine training tower and along test blades at ORE Catapult’s facilities in Northumberland, which is offered as part of a GBP 50,000 grant awarded to ATAM from the GBP 6 million SCORE Innovation fund.
Innovate UK has awarded GBP 1.2 million to a consortium developing a surface inspection system for offshore wind turbines using drones. The consortium is led by Perceptual Robotics, a company based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), and Bristol University’s Visual Information Lab, who have partnered with ASV Global and VulcanUAV for the project.
Reach Engineering and Diving Services (REDS) has completed internal inspections of 20 monopile foundations at Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms. Tidal Transit's crew transfer vessel (CTV) Ginny Louise was chartered to support the works.
Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, and Kraken Robotics have entered a strategic partnership to develop novel subsea inspection solutions for the offshore renewable energy, oil and gas, and shipping industries.
NDE Offshore has completed the structural and subsea inspections on Siemens HVDC platforms in Germany, owned by TenneT.
Den Helder-based inspection services provider Bluestream has teamed with compatriot unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) operator Skeye BV to jointly provide visual inspection services and geographic data acquisition for offshore assets using UAVs.
DONG Energy has selected Natural Power to deliver turbine blade inspection services at wind farms in the UK, Denmark and Germany.