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  • 11 July 2014
    Grid Connection

    Siemens has completed installation of the offshore platform for the direct-current connection HelWin2. Working under contract from the German-Dutch grid operator TenneT, Siemens has thus achieved a decisive milestone of the German grid connection projects. “We have now installed three high-tech platforms for TenneT in the North Sea. The HelWin2 project is now in the […]

  • 20 July 2015
    R&D, Technology

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has unveiled two advanced underwater monitoring platforms, now in their final stages of testing in Dartmouth before sea trials in the Bay of Fundy. “To harness the enormous power of the Bay of Fundy responsibly, we have to understand it,” said FORCE general manager Tony Wright. “We’ve built two subsea instrument platforms that will give […]

  • 29 August 2019

    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 […]

  • 26 August 2015

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) will hold an open house event for its underwater platform on Monday. The Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platform is in its final testing and sea trials after being deployed last month. The FAST platform recoverable instrument platform is designed to monitor and characterize the FORCE site. […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Consortium made of Nénuphar, Technip and renewable energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles is seeking a contractor for a job on its floating vertical-axis turbine. Vertiwind is an innovative Floating Vertical axis offshore turbine developed to produce in sea conditions. The turbine system has been developed by Nenuphar in France, and the floaters are shaped by […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Poland’s Energomontaż-Północ Gdynia (EPG) has loaded and shipped out 26 out of 30 external platforms ordered by Bladt Industries for the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm.  Ten platforms with a total weight 240 tonnes were loaded onto Rix Pacific from EPG’s premises in Gdynia as part of the latest shipment. The load-out of the last four platforms is planned for […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Grid Connection

    Under the direction of Seaway Heavy Lifting, one of the world’s largest converter platforms has been installed off Sylt, an East Frisian Island. SylWin alpha platform, built by Siemens, is so large and heavy that the ingenious “float-over method” has been used to lift it from a pontoon onto the already installed jacket base. This approach has been used successfully in […]

  • 5 April 2019
    Grid Connection

    The topside of Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform has left Heerema Fabrication Group’s construction site in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, and was loaded onto a barge. According to Elia, the topside left the construction site this morning, which represents the first step in the journey towards its final destination in the Belgian North Sea. The topside will […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The accommodation platform for maintenance crews that are working on the 288MW DanTysk offshore wind farm is currently being built in Emden, Germany, according to Vattenfall, the farm’s majority owner. Starting this summer, fifty berths distributed over five and a half decks will be in place 90 kilometres off the German North Sea coast to accommodate offshore […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Elia and 50Hertz are pre-qualifying candidates for a tender call for offshore platform engineering consultancy services.

  • 26 May 2015

    Today, the European Commission launched the European Smart specialisation platform on energy, which will support regions and Member States in using Cohesion Policy funding more effectively for promoting sustainable energy. The Platform will help regions to share their expertise on sustainable energy investments and especially on the deployment of innovative low-carbon technologies. By supporting the […]

  • 15 July 2015

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has unveiled two advanced underwater monitoring platforms, now in their final stages of testing in Dartmouth before sea trials in the Bay of Fundy. “To harness the enormous power of the Bay of Fundy responsibly, we have to understand it,” said FORCE general manager Tony Wright. “We’ve […]

  • 6 July 2015

    Policy makers and other energy sector players can now access the world’s largest collection of global renewable energy standards and patents, thanks to a new online platform launched today by IRENA. The International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy platform, also known as INSPIRE, is the first and most complete solution of its kind, helping […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has validated the final key stage of the EolFloat project to develop a semi-submersible floating platform for large offshore wind turbines. Under the EolFloat project, engineering specialist Dietswell is leading a consortium of French companies developing the TrussFloat semi-submersible float, with Matiere being in charge of construction engineering, and […]

  • 23 May 2014

    Simon Melrose, the platform project manager for the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE), speaking at the Nova Scotia Energy Research and Development Forum yesterday, announced construction contracts for a new underwater platform designed to measure the tide in real time via cable connection – a breakthrough for Nova Scotia’s tidal energy efforts. “To […]

  • 1 May 2012

    In their intention to cut emissions Atle Rygg Ardal, a researcher for SINTEF Energy Research of Norway, has proposed wind power as a solution for powering the offshore oil and gas platforms, writes Fuel fix. Yesterday, at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston he presented a paper regarding this matter. “If you removed the cost […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, has used knowledge from oil and gas industry regarding work shift schedule on its renewable energy project. Namely, the company is building world’s largest accommodation platform dedicated to an offshore wind farm. Standing on a 40-meter tall jacket foundation, the platform will be able to accommodate up to 50 people 70 […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    TenneT TSO has issued a tender seeking a certifying authority for the Hollandse Kust Noord, Hollandse Kust West Alpha and Hollandse Kust West Beta platforms. The tender concerns the certification of the three platforms, each comprising a 700MW AC offshore substation, primary for the execution phase of the project. TenneT said it has, in-house, developed a […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Tractebel Engineering GmbH and Tractebel Overdick GmbH are developing a concept for an offshore platform which makes it possible to produce hydrogen from offshore wind energy at an industrial scale using electrolysis. Delivering up to 400MW, this kind of plant exceeds the output of previous technologies many times over and it could already be put […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Operations & Maintenance

    Heerema Fabrication Group has conducted roll-up operations of the jacket foundation for the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform, part of Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project.

  • 27 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Iv-Offshore & Energy has signed the early works contract with Sembcorp Marine for the engineering of the Sofia high voltage direct current (HVDC) platform. As previously reported, GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine will provide the electrical transmission system for RWE’s 1.4 GW Sofia wind farm offshore the UK. Iv-Offshore & Energy is […]

  • 5 September 2012

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind energy industry, has renamed all of its wind turbine platforms, both onshore and offshore, for the purpose of tailoring its turbine family names to an increasingly versatile product portfolio.   Effective immediately, the company’s turbine families -of which it has installed machines totalling more than 25,000 MW […]

  • 28 October 2013

    On October 20, “Longyuan Zhenhua II” 800-ton jack-up wind power installation platform was launched successfully. It is China’s largest of this kind, and was independently designed and fabricated by ZPMC. As the company’s 2nd offshore wind power installation engineering vessel, the platform has been up to international standards in terms of design, fabrication and operation […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Siemens has awarded offshore services provider NDE Offshore AB with a contract to carry out structural and subsea inspections on four HVDC platforms in the German North Sea.

  • 7 December 2016

    Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) informed that it has been working with the Taiwan Electric Research and Testing Center (TERTEC), Taiwan Electronics Testing Center (ETC), Metal Industries Research and Development Center and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (MIRDC) to establish certification platforms for several energy technologies, including offshore wind. The BSMI and the Metal Industries Research […]

  • 6 March 2015
    R&D, Technology

    One year after its launching, Nass&Wind Offshore had achieved validation campaign of its floating measurement platform M3EA (Marine Measurements for Meteorological and Environmental Assessment) off the coast of Saint Vaast-la-Hougue (Manche). Dedicated to wind and environmental measurements for Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) and supported by the Région Bretagne, M3EA recently obtained its validation from DNV […]