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  • 24 August 2015
    Environment

    Fugro has undertaken successful trials of its new GeoWing, a system designed to detect low ferrous content unexploded ordnance (UXO) items in challenging marine environments. The company claims the new GeoWing system is beneficial for subsea construction projects, such as wind farms and cable route developments, particularly in magnetically ‘noisy’ marine environments and areas affected […]

  • 20 August 2018
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    The Fistuca BLUE 25M hammer has completed its offshore test in the Netherlands as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator BLUE PILOT project.

  • 30 May 2012

    According to BBC, RWE npower renewables has redesigned their plans for the GBP 3 billion Atlantic Array offshore wind farm. The developer stated they have reduced the proposed number of wind turbines in Bristol Channel from 417 to 278. In order to maintain the total capacity of 1.5 GW, the wind turbines will need to […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Environment

    Underwater noise in the marine environment is the focus of a new UK-wide research partnership to monitor the ‘soundscape’ in UK waters. The Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has teamed up with Marine Scotland Science and the University of Exeter to analyse underwater noise data from subsea sound recorders located around […]

  • 26 June 2012

    After Seaway Heavy Lifting chose to use a vibratory hammer to install monopile foundations at the Riffsgat offshore wind farm, APE Holland informed that vibrating 30 steel monopiles started mid-June. The piles will be driven with the Super Quad Kong (SQK), a modular vibratory driver/extractor consisting of four APE vibros, which are connected to four […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Vessels

    BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has completed sea trials for Njord Odin, the first of a series of advanced 26m wind farm support vessels (WSV) for Njord Offshore. These are the largest BMT designed vessels built to date. Njord Odin is 26.3m in length with a beam of 9.3m with each of the […]

  • 11 April 2012

    LM Wind Power is the largest and most well-known blade manufacturer in the world but its origins are perhaps surprising. In an exclusive interview with Offshore WIND Peter Hansen, Senior Project Manager LM Wind Power, Technical Account, outlines the development of the offshore blade and the journey that took the company from making mobile fish […]

  • 13 February 2012
    Technology

    In spite of severe weather conditions in November and December last year, Trianel Borkum wind farm, located 60 kilometers off the East Frisian coast, continues on schedule and within budget. Five months after the start of construction, the jack-up barge Goliath has installed a total of 26 of the 40 foundations into the seabed. Underwater […]

  • 14 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Arklow Marine Services announces a new build contract for Gardline in the U.K.  This 19 metre wind farm service vessel is a totally new design and is constructed with a flexibly mounted deckhouse and wheelhouse in order to reduce noise absorption. Work will commence in early January and delivery date is July 2013. Arklow Marine Services […]

  • 29 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Crown Estate Creates Offshore Wind Interactive Map The Crown Estate has launched an interactive map that shows the estimated percentage of UK electricity demand being met by offshore wind on an hourly basis. Vibratory Piling Faster and Less Noisy, Tests Show Results of a project testing vibratory method of pile driving have shown the method […]

  • 19 March 2015
    R&D

    Deutsche WindGuard launches their new acoustic test section at the large scale wind tunnel in Bremerhaven. The new equipment permits measuring the precise location of noise sources on rotor blade profiles and thus give clues to their origin. A special feature of the wind tunnel is that it allows for simultaneous aerodynamic and acoustic measurements […]

  • 26 March 2015
    R&D, Technology

    The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has recognised Lloyd’s Register (LR) Consulting’s poster “New Method for Accurate Prediction of Underwater Noise from Pile Driving” with the Best Poster Award in the joined category: Planning and Environment / Health and Safety. This LR Consulting-headed contribution was recognised above nine other posters at EWEA Offshore 2015. The work […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    Siemens has received an order from EWE Netz GmbH to supply components of a Siharbor shore power supply system in Cuxhaven to be used by, among others, vessels transporting Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind turbine components.

  • 13 December 2010
    R&D

    Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the propulsion equipment for a new, state-of-the-art, research vessel. The vessel will be operated by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is to be built at the C.N.P. Freire S.A. shipyard in Spain. The NERC is the UK’s main […]

  • 6 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    HR Wallingford’s noise model within its Hydro-Acoustic Model for Mitigation and Ecological Response (HAMMER) tool has been validated using pin-piling and ambient noise data collected from a boat based hydrophone during the construction of the SeaGen tidal turbine in Strangford Lough, in Northern Ireland. Data provided by Marine Current Turbines (MCT) for both discrete frequencies […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The first important milestone in the installation of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 Offshore Wind Farm has been achieved: The installation of the offshore substation for the wind farm in the North Sea is completed. “Though we have more than 20 years’ experience in offshore wind, it’s a very special moment,” said Christoph Mertens, Senior Director […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The UK’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently looking into concerns about noise in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire and the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm.  The MMO regulates development in the seas around England, this includes offshore wind farms construction with a capacity of up to 100 megawatts. The organization licensed DONG Energy to […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology

    ABPmer has been contracted by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to create a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tool that generates data to map the distribution of man-made continuous underwater noise in the south marine plan areas. The outputs of the tool will improve the MMO’s understanding of underwater noise. They may also inform marine planning […]

  • 1 February 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    The construction of the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm in the North Sea is progressing well, with 69 out of 72 foundations now in place, and the installation of the turbines scheduled to start in the summer, according to Vattenfall. The offshore construction work commenced last summer; however, rough weather conditions in November and December with […]

  • 7 May 2014

    Dalby Offshore Services Ltd. has taken delivery of its latest offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Dalby Wharfe’. The vessel is the first of a two boat order that includes the ‘Dalby Swale’ to be delivered to Dalby Offshore Services Ltd. at the forthcoming Seawork exhibition at Southampton on Tuesday 10th June. The Alicat Workboats built the 21m […]

  • 2 June 2011

      An industry that is often affected by local opposition in the United States is that of wind energy development. It seems odd that businesses that attempt to bring clean energy and preserve the environment are frequently faced with disapproval from local communities. We talk about the necessary changes in our lifestyles in order to […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Environment

    GeoSea has contracted Baker Consultants Marine to provide underwater noise and marine mammal monitoring and mitigation during the construction phase of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. GeoSea will undertake the foundation installation work for this DONG Energy project, which will see 97 Siemens wind turbines with a total capacity of 582 […]

  • 16 June 2014

    The engineering and services group Bilfinger will test steel foundations for the Wikinger offshore wind farm project in the Baltic Sea on behalf of Spanish energy supplier Iberdrola. Beginning in 2016, a total of 70 wind turbines are planned to be installed in water depths of up to 42 meters North East of the German […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Environment

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) extended the noise modelling report for Horns Rev 3 with more impact assessments. The underwater noise impact assessment undertaken for Horns Rev 3 was considering a worst case of the installation of large 10 MW turbines with 10 meter foundations being installed with the largest hydraulic hammers available. For comparable […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Environment

    Porpoises and unexploded mines left from the Second World War are increasing the costs of offshore wind projects in Germany, while also putting more delays to the country’s energy transition. Namely, after environmental groups complained that driving foundations into the seabed damages the hearing of porpoises, E.ON and RWE started using equipment that reduces that […]

  • 23 June 2015

    Matt Simpson, a Member of the Institute of Acoustics with over fifteen years experience, has joined Baker Consultants as Senior Underwater Noise Consultant. Baker Consultants’ expanding Marine team carries out marine mammal monitoring and underwater noise mitigation work for a range of projects, including offshore wind farms such as Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Gode Wind […]