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  • 7 December 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off of the TU Eindhoven, Van Oord and TNO, have been developing BLUE Piling Technology, an innovative method of driving hollow piles into the seafloor that is quieter and more cost effective than traditional methods. This revolutionary offshore piling method, BLUE Piling, is currently being tested at scale at Van […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The engineering and services group Bilfinger has won an order for the installation of a total of 72 foundations for the new Sandbank Offshore Windpark. The foundation elements will be installed in the seabed with the help of an installation ship in waters that are up to 34 meters deep and 90 kilometers west of […]

  • 31 January 2017
    R&D, Technology

    Danish blade maker LM Wind Power and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) have developed blade tips which are said to increase offshore wind farm yields.

  • 5 January 2018
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Universal Foundation A/S will provide mono bucket foundations for the two demonstration wind turbines planned to be installed on the DeBu offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

  • 3 August 2020

    A scarecrow system installed on the substation of the Galloper offshore wind farm has reduced seabird guano on the structure from approximately 50-60% coverage to almost none in the last 12 months. The Scaretech system was installed on the substation located 27km off the Suffolk coast in the UK in July last year to address […]

  • 28 September 2015

    ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands) has released results of a test campaign that took place in June 2014 in the Bremerhaven where IHC IQIP, together with other industrial parties, measured the behaviour of monopile foundations under different driving methods in onshore conditions. Three piles were driven in the soil by hydraulic hammers of […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    HiDef Aerial Surveying have strengthened their position in the European market with two new German offshore contracts. New orders include consenting surveys for Dong Energy consultant, BioConsult, as well as baseline data acquisition for the University of Kiel. Both contracts will provide marine bird and mammal population data using HiDef’s unique extreme definition video technology. […]

  • 21 June 2018

    Shell Global Solutions International BV has officially joined the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), the Carbon Trust’s collaborative RD&D programme.

  • 9 May 2013

    ZF Services UK will showcase examples from ZF Marine’s range of propulsion products for tugs, wind farm support vessels, fish farm vessels, OSVs, other workboats and patrol craft at Seawork (stand A97). Products featured on the ZF Services UK Ltd stand include the ZF 3060V: 10° V-drive, remote mount marine transmission, suitable for fast patrol […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Environment, R&D

    A revised technique for mapping the spawning sites of Atlantic herring in the UK has been developed which will ensure fish are protected during offshore wind farm construction and which could lead to a more efficient and low cost development process, the Carbon Trust said.

  • 14 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    FoundOcean Group announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in CAPE Holland Group, the vibro-piling specialist based in The Netherlands. Jim Bell, Managing Director at FoundOcean Ltd explains the reasoning behind the acquisition: “The board of the FoundOcean Group aims to assemble businesses which are adjacent to FoundOcean’s existing activities and contribute innovative […]

  • 24 September 2013

    The offshore wind power conference OBMC 2013 began with an appeal to the new government. All speakers urged the German government to proceed with the necessary revision of the Renewable Energy Act with no time pressure. Ronny Meyer, CEO of the Wind Energy Agency WAB and initiator of the campaign “Offshore – Germany Wind Force”, […]

  • 6 September 2012

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has today announced the first delivery of its newly-developed permanent magnet tunnel thruster (TT-PM) to Norwegian company Olympic Shipping, who will operate the thruster on their vessel Olympic Octopus. The TT-PM offers numerous advantages over traditional tunnel thrusters, including an increase in power output of around 25% from the […]

  • 20 March 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    RWE npower renewables have given an update on the proposed Atlantic Array Wind Farm located in the Bristol Channel. The company today announced the 2013 project refinements. Through the consultation and assessment undertaken, RWE npower renewables has been working to develop the most appropriate offshore wind farm for the Bristol Channel. The latest revisions to […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Final touches have been made to the Damen Walk 2 Work vessel, a completely new and innovative design for the offshore support vessel market. Damen also decided to start building the vessel on speculation, this is marked with the start of the basic and consequently detailed engineering of the vessel. The vessel will support and […]

  • 24 June 2013

    In recent months, Deltares has tested a new foundation structure for offshore wind turbines in the Atlantic Basin in Delft and optimised a design for scour protection. The study showed that scour protection can be a lot cheaper than was thought, which makes it more likely that the idea will be used in practice. Gravity-based […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Around 100 international delegates met in Hamburg last week for the first technical conference led by Universal Foundation, focused on knowledge sharing for offshore wind suction bucket foundation technology. The technical workshop brought together industry specialists, developers, turbine suppliers, certifiers and approval bodies, engineering, fabrication and installation contractors, authorities as well as academic experts to […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Environment, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    At Maasvlakte 2 in the Port of Rotterdam, Fistuca is currently testing the BLUE Piling technology for driving the foundation piles of offshore wind turbines into the seabed. 

  • 28 January 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Through its Offshore Wind Accelerator programme (OWA ), the Carbon Trust has awarded DONG Energy GBP 6 million (DKK 54 million) to co-fund full scale demonstration of a new offshore wind turbine foundation called the Suction Bucket Jacket. If the demonstration is successful, it could be implemented in future commercial projects from 2017 – including […]

  • 7 March 2011
    R&D, Technology

    BMT Fleet Technology, of Ottawa, Ontario has announced its collaboration with the University of Victoria to design and deliver North America’s first ever hybrid, electric research ship. The vessel, formerly known as CCG Tsekoa II, will be used by the University as a research facility off the British Columbia (BC) coast to investigate changing coastal […]

  • 24 August 2016
    R&D, Technology, Vessels

    German designer of offshore and multipurpose vessels [email protected] has presented an updated version of its Service Offshore Vessel (SOV) customized to operate on offshore wind farms. The standard configuration of the SOV serves as a base for 60 technicians and crew members accommodated in single cabins, but can also be reduced to 40, if required. Low noise level […]

  • 4 June 2013

    Earlier this year, leading offshore shipping industry representatives from 45 countries met at the Offshore Support Journal Conference in London. The conference highlight was the presentation of the international awards. This year, two awards were won by vessels equipped with the exceptionally fuel-efficient and environmentally- friendly Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP): the A2SEA wind turbine construction […]

  • 7 September 2011

    In cooperation with Voith, Dutch Offshore Innovators BV, (DOI) developed together a new concept for economical operations of a wind turbine foundation installation vessel. The so-called TFliner concept is a move towards compact design and simplicity, which drastically reduces construction costs. An increase in operability is offered by the Voith Roll Stabilization (VRS) feature of […]

  • 4 May 2015

    It was only 4 years ago at Seawork International 2011 that a completely new class of offshore wind farm vessels was defined when a new vessel, 26 metres long with a 10 metres beam, was named Marineco Shamal and handed over to the owner Marineco. So began the class of 26. As this article is […]

  • 14 December 2018
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark will lead the new i4Offshore research and development project focused on significantly reducing the cost of offshore wind power.

  • 12 March 2013

    The wind energy industry is continuing to expand worldwide with the industry ebbing and flowing as global governments decide policy on supporting renewable power and then reconsider the economics, causing delays in financing major projects. The industry is caught in the financial tide but is growing with offshore and new countries coming into the marketplace. […]