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  • 13 December 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    TÜV Süd Industrie Service GmbH has won a contract to provide testing services on selected systems across TenneT’s offshore grid connections in the German North Sea. Under the terms of the contract, TÜV Süd Industrie Service will carry out periodic inspections of elevator systems, pressure vessels, systems with explosion hazards, technical fire protection, systems for […]

  • 20 August 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    UK-based Tekmar Energy Limited has secured two contracts within Taiwan for the supply of its TEKLINK® cable protection system and associated accessories. The combined value of the two contracts is circa GBP 4 million. Further details on the contracts will be provided in due course, Tekmar said. The two contract awards have come in addition to Tekmar’s earlier […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Alpha Nano International has been awarded of £225,384 grant funding through the GROW:OffshoreWind service in order to further develop their range of innovative nano-coatings designed specifically for the offshore sector. The funding will allow Alpha Nano to invest in further research and development to produce innovative and durable coatings and lubricants that will protect turbine blades […]

  • 2 August 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Scottish Government has launched a smart grid strategy to capitalise on its expertise in this technology and to support the country’s transition to become a low carbon economy. The strategy plans to create 12,000 new jobs in this sector by 2020 by encouraging smart grid adoption and developing Scotland as a leading international provider […]

  • 23 August 2012

    In a debate about offshore wind turbines, Consumer advocates warn against a shifting of costs to millions of consumers, writes Dradio. According to a letter from the Board of Consumer Organizations to the Federal Ministry of Justice, the proposed liability regime for the connection of offshore installations can be viewed with great concern. Even Consumer […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The slowdown in the German offshore wind market is increasingly becoming an existential threat to Germany’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active within the industry, according to the wind energy agency WAB e. V. According to WAB, Germany’s Federal Government has failed to meet its own goals formulated just before the last major amendment of […]

  • 24 November 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Tests on the 1:5 scaled NEMOS prototype running from July through October in Danish Limfjord have been completed. The company implemented the complex control strategies, the automatisation of the hole systems as well  as all components proved to be reliable. During the testing, funded by Danish Nissum Bredning, the prototype has verified the PTO efficiency of […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Technology

    Connector specialist First Subsea will introduce a revolutionary cable connector for offshore wind turbines at Windforce 2014 in Bremen (17-19 June). The Hang Off Connector reduces the time, cost and risk associated with offshore cable installation. Unlike traditional hang off devices, the First Subsea Connector provides an instant airtight structural connection to the lower deck, significantly reducing […]

  • 30 September 2010
    Business & Finance

    Stadtwerke Lübeck acquires a 7.25 % share of the Danish offshore wind farm Nysted. In return, the Danish energy group DONG Energy will acquire Stadtwerke Lübeck’s 25.1 % share in the jointly-owned subsidiary DONG Energy Sales GmbH, meaning that DONG Energy will be the sole owner. After the transaction DONG Energy and Stadtwerke Lübeck will […]

  • 19 March 2012
    Environment

      Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said that the proposed wind farm offshore Changhua County coast will affect white dolphin and migratory birds, reports Taiwan News. Fuhai Wind Power Co. plans to install 52 wind turbines around 10 km off the coast of Fangyuan, in water depths of up to 45 meters. The wind farm is […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    AMBAU Windservice GmbH, a subsidiary of AMBAU, one of the leading manufacturers of tower and steel foundation structures for offshore and onshore wind turbines, has signed a contract with DOTI to provide repair and maintenance work for its twelve 5 MW offshore wind turbines. The Nordic Market news site informs that the contract’s duration is […]

  • 7 June 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    The installation of monopiles and transition pieces is ongoing at full speed, and as of 1 June, 69 monopiles and 27 transition pieces are installed in the Anholt wind farm, and Jumbo Javalin has just arrived at the site with a new load of transition pieces. The installation of monopiles is expected to be completed […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Authorities

    As part of his “Future Energies” tour, North Rhine-Westphalia’s Environment Minister Johannes Remmel visited ThyssenKrupp Rothe Erde in Lippstadt on August 27. The Minister came to the company’s biggest German production location to find out about the manufacture of slewing bearings, a key component of wind turbines and other renewable energy generation equipment. Johannes Remmel, […]

  • 2 September 2012
    Technology

    Dyena has announced the release of the new Marine & Offshore Black Box Recorder, which has been specifically designed for the demands of professional marine and offshore operators to increase the safety of the crew and reduce the risk from chronic injuries associated with operating in open and coastal seas. Shock-loads are recorded alongside GPS […]

  • 11 August 2020
    Vessels

    Ulstein Verft has installed the generator set into cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora. The company stated that the six generators from Rolls-Royce and ABB have been installed into the vessel according to schedule. Nexans signed a deal with Ulstein Verft for the construction of the vessel back in July 2018. The vessel arrived at Ulstein Verft […]

  • 8 July 2016

    Vattenfall has issued a call for tenders for the design of secondary and tertiary structures and electrical outfitting on offshore foundations such as monopiles and jackets. This includes items such as boat landings, ladders, platforms, railings, crane, skirts, attachments for corrosion protection systems, internal platforms, cable hang-off systems and other appurtenances, as well as interim or permanent structures for transportation […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    All three World War Two bombs found on the seabed within Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm in Liverpool Bay have undergone successful controlled explosions. The 50kg devices, containing 25kg of high explosives, were safely destroyed during three operations carried out between Monday 24th and Wednesday 27th March by Ramora UK, a specialist bomb disposal company. Exclusion zones relating […]

  • 12 June 2015

    A consultation is being launched on a plan that will be used to guide development activity in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters. Members of the public will soon have the opportunity to give feedback on the draft plan. The Marine Spatial Plan has been developed by a working group that includes Marine Scotland, Orkney […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    New Bedford’s plans to become a hub for the offshore wind industry are closer to their realisation with the President Barack Obama’s re-election according to experts, writes South Coast Today. Cape Wind has announced that it will use multi-million South Terminal, which is awaiting approval by the Environmental Protection Agency, as its base. Also, two […]

  • 4 October 2013

    TenneT Offshore 1. Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH is looking to hire an Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) for the BorWin1 Platform. In the erection phase, the OIM will supervise the completion of the work on the platform (electrical work, inspection, maintenance and assembly works), whereas during the operating phase, the OIM will be responsible for the completion of […]

  • 13 August 2020
    R&D

    Vineyard Wind and Greentown Labs have selected three startups for the Offshore Wind Challenge focused on accelerating technologies that protect marine life. The startups will focus on innovations in marine mammal monitoring through data collection, real-time transmission, and analysis, which is expected to support the development of the offshore wind industry in Massachusetts and beyond. After […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Authorities, Environment, Ports & Logistics

    In response to the U.S. President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced the formation of the United States Climate Alliance.

  • 10 June 2016
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Digital radio products designer and supplier Sepura has been selected to provide a complete communications solution for an undisclosed offshore wind farm located off the coast of Germany. The wind farm will be equipped with a TETRA system, featuring a number of base stations, Sepura’s SC20 series hand-portable radios with accessories, and SRG3900 mobile radios. The newly […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy has awarded Jan De Nul with a contract for the transport and installation of 36 monopiles and transition pieces for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany, Jan De Nul reported today. Jan De Nul will also be in charge of the supply, transport and installation of scour protection for all foundations. The works […]

  • 11 June 2020
    Vessels

    Cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has left the CRIST shipyard in Poland and is on her way to Norway to undergo further work. Nexans’ newbuilding is now under tow and headed to Ulstein Verft. The vessel’s hull was built at the CRIST shipyard. Ulstein is in charge of the engineering, outfitting and system integration, […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities

    RenewableUK today commented on the news that Amber Rudd MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said: “We wish Amber Rudd well as Energy Secretary. We are pleased to see continuity at the Department following her role as Energy Minister in the previous Government. “We […]