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  • 28 September 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore construction works at the site of the 40MW Tahkoluoto wind farm off Pori, Finland, are winding down ahead of the start of autumn storms and the subsequent winter period, Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, the owner and developer of the wind farm, reports. The marine construction works are scheduled to resume in April 2017, when the first wind turbine components […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Swedish energy company Vattenfall has confirmed the dates of the March round of public engagement days for the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm project.

  • 26 November 2014

    Siemens Wind Power and Renewables has published four new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) brochures, each representing one of the company’s four product platforms, covering both geared and direct drive wind turbines for offshore and onshore projects. The figures are based on Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of four defined wind power projects: two offshore wind plants […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    US Congress agreed on a multi-year extension of renewable energy tax credits on December 15, expected to secure several years of predictable policies that encourage private investment in wind energy, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) cited industry leaders as saying. According to the agreement, the Production Tax Credit and alternate Investment Tax Credit would be extended […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Grid Connection

    Ørsted’s offshore wind farms in the German North Sea have produced and delivered over 10 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity since the first wind farm started producing in February 2015. The Danish energy company owns and operates four wind farms in the German North Sea with a combined capacity of nearly 1.4GW. “With our four […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Danish company DMC/Drechsler Marine Consult has announced that it now offers inspection and service of offshore wind farms, among other services.  DMC’s ROV is equipped with a powerful manipulator arm and the company recently invested in a BlueView high performance 2D imaging sonar, specially engineered for underwater tasks. “You can reduce your costs if you hire us and one of […]

  • 19 April 2016

    Sembmarine SLP, which has designed and built the offshore substation for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is preparing for the sail away of its jacket to the project construction site. The 1,500-tonne jacket will be loaded onto a barge in Lowestoft tomorrow (20 April), and ready to be towed 100km up the coast to the site in early May. […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Statoil officially opened the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Operations Centre in Great Yarmouth today as part of the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival. The former warehouse on the south bank of the river harbour has been completely redeveloped to accommodate offices and a dedicated 24/7 control room to manage the operations and maintenance of the £1.5 […]

  • 11 October 2013

    Beothuk Energy Inc. (“Beothuk”) headquartered in St. John’s, NL announced the awarding of a contract for Engineering Consulting Services to Maderra Engineering Inc. (“Maderra”) of St. John’s, NL. The services will include work on elements of Beothuk’s offshore wind projects. Maderra will act as Beothuk’s lead engineering firm and will provide engineering services and support […]

  • 12 June 2017
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland has decided to appeal against the recent decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session which allowed further development of four wind projects in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay.

  • 22 July 2014

    It is always good when you can go to a pretty village on the coast on a bright summer’s day; just imagine how good this is when you do this every day for your work. DONG Energy were probably not too concerned about this aspect when they chose the small North German port of Norddeich […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    CMS-Geotech Ltd has launched its new operations base in Lowestoft, Suffolk providing specialist marine geotechnical support to a wide variety of marine sectors in both offshore & coastal waters. CMS-Geotech will specialise in geotechnical equipment hire, geotechnical surveys & seabed sampling, specialist vessel charter and wider marine survey consultancy support services. It is envisaged that […]

  • 30 November 2011

    Siemens celebrated the official opening by Lord Willis of Knaresborough of its Energy Service Training Centre in Newcastle, United Kingdom on November 22, 2011. This £8 million investment by Siemens provides a unique in-house training environment and experience for service technicians working on conventional and renewable power plants and helps put the North East firmly […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Turbine maintenance specialist GEV Wind Power has completed the first set of onshore trials for its in-house developed blade maintenance Habitat. The Habitat was installed on Power Climber and Kaeufer access platforms in varying weather conditions and ranging between 30 metres and 100 metres high, with the deployment demonstrating the flexibility and operability of the Habitat in […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    Aibel has opened a centre for integrated operations at its Stavanger headquarters. Ten Aibel offices in Norway and internationally will from now on collaborate daily with the help of advanced technology. In the new centre, employees from all ten offices can gather for the same videoconference, as demonstrated during the opening of the centre. Furthermore, […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    After months of intensive preparations, conversion work and test runs, Deutsche Windtechnik’s 24/7 remote data monitoring will now be housed in new spacious premises with technically well equipped workstations. The specific aim of the conversion was to create the necessary technical and safety conditions for projects in the pipeline. For example, the new control room enables […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Often, new technology doesn’t live up to expectations – and there have been plenty of expectations around second-generation vessels such as SEA INSTALLER. Has this much-awaited vessel delivered on its promises?  The first of A2SEA’s second-generation installation vessel designs, SEA INSTALLER incorporates innovation after innovation – all aimed at making installation faster, safer and less […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    FlyShip, a Germany-based company which made news in 2016 with its novel (air)craft, has announced that it is about to receive its first order and will subsequently start producing first crafts of the FS-100 class. Upon informing of the upcoming order, FlyShip said it was looking at offshore wind crew transfer operations as one of the areas where its technology could be used.

  • 2 May 2012

    To meet the growing demand for its marine services and facilities, Austal has officially announced the opening of its Marine Support Base in Henderson, Western Australia. Located adjacent to Austal’s Henderson shipyard, the Henderson Marine Support Base provides comprehensive refit, repair and maintenance services to private, commercial and defence operators. The site boasts four 90 […]

  • 29 December 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The last of the in total 48 wind turbines was successfully installed over Christmas around 30 kilometers to the north of the island of Heligoland. “We worked on the completion of the 48 wind turbines with two installation vessels at the same time and, besides the conventional rotor star installation, the rotor blades of the […]

  • 7 September 2012
    Operations & Maintenance

    Following two months of round-the-clock operation and use, Seacat Endeavour and Seacat Reliance have clocked a combined total of 1,000 hours of uninterrupted service. This remarkable total for two workboats that were only fully commissioned following the completion of sea trials earlier in the year has been achieved by working off the coast of Denmark […]

  • 7 September 2015

    State Rep. Patricia Haddad is hoping to bring offshore wind industry to Massachusetts. Namely, after accepting an invitation from the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Haddad embarked on a four-day trip to Denmark with a group of legislators and industry leaders, writes Wicked Local Somerset. “I am hoping to help create that new […]

  • 11 May 2011
    Business & Finance

      Offshore Marine Management (OMM) announce the opening of a new office in Cambridge. Located at Conqueror House, Vision Park, Chivers Way, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9NL the expansion was necessary to accommodate the company’s continued growth. This growth is driven by a growing client base and a diverse range of sub-sea projects including the inter […]

  • 29 November 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed today’s opening of the Green Investment Bank. Launching the £3 billion fund in Edinburgh, the Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “The Bank will place the green economy at the heart of our recovery, and position the UK in the […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK Ministers have approved plans allowing the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to charge for work carried out on marine licence cases once consent has been given. The charges, which come into effect from 1 October 2014, relate to requests to change a marine licence once it has been granted (licence variations), and also to monitor […]

  • 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 […]