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  • 6 April 2012

    The offshore wind industry, it would appear, has been plagued by schedules and budgets that have far exceeded expectations, a trend that will inevitably become less of a headline-grabber as more farms come on line and experience is gained. The oil and gas industry, after all, went through similar teething issues in its heady early […]

  • 10 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The 112MW EnBW Albatros offshore wind project has commenced operations in the German North Sea. The EnBW Albatros project comprises 16 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines, the last of which was installed by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier in September. The 112MW offshore wind farm is located some 104km off the coast of Germany, in the immediate vicinity of […]

  • 13 February 2013

    Any activity underwater and on or under the seabed in the various offshore energy sectors can usually be prefixed by the word “subsea”. Subsea activities began in earnest in the 30’s and 40’s of the last century with the first offshore oil wells. It was, however, the Victorian engineers laying communication cables across the seas and building ports to […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The submarine cable that connects Anholt offshore wind farm to the grid has been repaired. Energinet.dk reported that the repair work has gone faster than expected and that DONG Energy’s 400MW Anholt offshore wind farm has been feeding power to the Danish grid since Saturday. The replacement of the two cable sections took 24 days, with a delay […]

  • 29 June 2018

    As offshore construction and maintenance projects move further out to sea, crew and personnel transfer times lengthen. This not only presents a requirement for innovative transfer vessels, but also the need for medical care to be available in situ in the event of an emergency.

  • 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 […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Northwester 2 offshore wind farm is fully operational, with all 23 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines supplying power to the Belgian grid. Northwester 2 is the first to use the V164-9.5 MW turbines, the most powerful turbines to enter commercial operation to date, which now supply green energy via Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid (MOG). […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Formosa 1 offshore wind project in Taiwan started commercial operation on 27 December, according to JERA. The 128MW wind farm consists of the 8MW Formosa 1 Phase 1, inaugurated in May 2017, and the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 which was officially commissioned in November. Formosa 1 comprises two Siemens Gamesa 4MW turbines from the first phase […]

  • 29 August 2019
    R&D

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is looking for an operator for the FINO 1 research platform in the German North Sea. BMWi is extending the operational life of the FINO1 platform until 31 July 2023, with an optional one-year extension. The future operator must ensure the continuous and trouble-free operation as well […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

    EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) has secured a contract to operate a new heliport in the Port of Eemshaven, the Netherlands.

  • 4 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    As announced earlier, E.ON separated its operations from Uniper’s effective 1 January, 2016. E.ON will focus on renewables, energy networks, and customer solutions, whereas Uniper will operate a conventional energy business consisting of conventional power generation (including hydro) and global energy trading.  E.ON will be doing business from its new campus in Essen, while Uniper will […]

  • 17 July 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The developer of the Trianel Wind Farm Borkum has reported that the offshore wind farm is now operational, with all 40 turbines feeding power to the grid. The 40 wind turbines have a joint output of 200 MW and are located around 45 kilometers off the coast of the island of Borkum in the North Sea. The […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    German Federal Land of Bremen has initiated a tender procedure to find an operator for the Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB). “This is a further important step towards realisation of our new heavy-lift terminal for the wind energy sector,” says Martin Günthner, Bremen’s Senator for Economic Affairs and Ports. The planned facility will have an annual handling capacity of […]

  • 27 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall reports an operating profit for the third quarter 2011 of SEK 4,447 million (5,829). The underlying profit has improved, and the Group delivered on its strategy of streamlining operations and consolidating its financial position.  “The lower earnings for the third quarter than the corresponding period a year ago is mainly due to lower fair […]

  • 4 April 2012

    With the unenviable task of selecting the right boat goes the privilege of leading the designers and yards to build the boats they want. While the hulls are built in different materials and with beam and lengths in various dimensions, the engines, propulsion systems and the fittings remain the choice of the buyer. Even then […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 April 2019
    Grid Connection

    The Flemish government and the Belgian transmission system operator Elia have jointly proposed plans for Ventilus, a new high-voltage project in West Flanders to connect additional offshore wind capacity. Wind energy is Belgium’s biggest source of renewable generation (8% of the total energy mix) and there are specific plans to expand wind capacity with a second […]

  • 3 January 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    SeaPlanner, SeaRoc Group’s marine monitoring and management solution, has been selected to support the operational phase of the Merkur offshore wind farm as part of the company’s strategic partnership with Marine Coordination Services BV.

  • 29 October 2013
    Technology

    Aquamarine Power’s Oyster 800 wave energy machine is back in operation following the completion of a comprehensive improvement programme which took place over the summer. The machine has now been de-ballasted and is clearly visible operating at the company’s site at Billia Croo, part of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. The Oyster […]

  • 22 October 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    All 80 turbines at Amrumbank West offshore wind farm are connected to the network. With its full installed capacity of 288 megawatts now operational, Amrumbank West can produce enough climate-friendly power to meet the needs of 300,000 households. Amrumbank West, fully owned by E.ON, is located in the German North Sea about 40 kilometers from […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Vessels

    Following a successful inspection of Sea Worker on February 10, a team of divers from Smit Salvage yesterday started to mount the equipment to remove the diesel oil from the offshore installation vessel that ran aground and capsized off Denmark, according to A2SEA. The removal of the oil from Sea Worker was scheduled to start after the successful mounting of […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    EOLINK anchored and connected its 1/10 scale 12MW floating wind turbine prototype to the French grid on 19 April.

  • 13 August 2019
    Grid Connection

    TenneT has commissioned the 900MW BorWin3 offshore grid platform in the German North Sea. BorWin3 will connect the 497MW EnBW Hohe See and the 400MW Global Tech I offshore wind farms to the German grid. It represents TenneT’s twelfth offshore wind project and takes the company’s offshore transmission capacity in the North Sea to more than 7GW, […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minesto, a tidal power technology developed based in Sweden and the UK, has published a job vacancy for its UK Operations Director. “The successful candidate will be joining a pioneering team in an emerging renewable energy sector with exceptional international market potential,” the company said on its website. The company said it is looking for […]

  • 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, […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    According to a notice to mariners for Strangford Narrows area issued yesterday, 24th September, planned operations on the SeaGen tidal turbine system are currently being undertaken and may impact navigation. SeaGen is a tidal turbine comprising of a central pile and crossbeam that holds the turbines at the extremities. When the crossbeam is raised above […]