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20 March 2019 Technology

Ørsted has implemented an O&M simulation and data analytics solution from Shoreline to support the development of its offshore wind farms. According to the Danish company, Shoreline’s O&M design simulation solution enables the performance of a detailed long-term simulation of the operational logistics for any of its existing and future wind farms. With the system, Ørsted said it is […]

1 March 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

TELE-FONIKA Kable (TFKable) has conducted the first Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of a 220kV onshore high-voltage cable for the UK’s Moray East offshore wind farm at its Bydgoszcz plant in Poland. The cable supplier informed via social media that it had successfully FAT-tested 1,600mm² and 2,000mm² sizes to industry international standards. At the beginning of […]

18 February 2019 R&D

Wood has completed the first commercial lidar test at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Levenmouth offshore wind demonstration turbine. Wood tested its Galion lidar system at the onshore met mast of the 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine located on the Fife coast in the UK. According to the UK company, the test was completed ahead of schedule, in one month […]

4 February 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

CWind has implemented CrewSmart’s management support system across its fleet of 21 crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and a team of offshore wind technicians. The system has been integrated with CWind’s existing vessel monitoring platform BareFLEET and is said to provide the company with a single point of access to all performance data from across the […]

31 January 2019 Grid Connection

The Nemo Link subsea interconnector between Belgium and Great Britain has become operational. The energy exchange started on Thursday, 31 January at midnight. An average of 773MW will be exchanged and a total amount of 18,559MWh will be transported for the whole day via the Nemo Link cable. The interconnector allows up to 1,000MW of […]

24 December 2018 Grid Connection

Ørsted’s first standalone battery energy storage system, Carnegie Road, is now operational. The 20MW battery, located in Liverpool, UK consists of three battery containers, as well as the associated power conversion system, all supplied by NEC Energy Solutions. “Climate change is a real and pressing threat to our planet and, in order to minimise its […]

13 December 2018 R&D

Just two to three offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 2GW could contribute to over two-thirds of Wales’ 70% renewable energy target by 2030 and putting Wales on course to achieve its carbon reduction goal of at least 80% by 2050, according to a new report released by the Carbon Trust. The scaling up […]

30 November 2018 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Technology

Focus Consultants has won a contract to deliver sustainability services for Ørsted’s East Coast Hub which is currently under construction on the Royal Docks at Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

14 November 2018 Business & Finance

SSE plc is consolidating the development, operation and ownership of its renewable energy assets in the UK and Ireland under a single entity.

23 October 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

BOW Terminal has signed an agreement with Groningen Seaports to purchase a total of 22ha of land in Eemshaven to build a new offshore wind logistics hub in the northern part of Groningen, the Netherlands.

19 October 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted and Naikun Wind Energy Group have decided not to pursue further a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field Offshore Wind Project in British Columbia, Canada, and to end partnership discussions.

19 September 2018 Authorities, Grid Connection, R&D

A partnership between gas platforms and wind farms could see more power generated – maximising both gas production and renewable electricity generation offshore, according to a report from the UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).

12 September 2018 Vessels

Bridgemans Services Group’s floatel MV Bluefort has been fitted with a new boat landing facility that is said to be capable of transferring up to 150 turbine technicians into the field each day.

17 July 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

A consortium comprising of the R&D UK Centre of EDF Energy, UTEC, an Acteon company, and Partrac Ltd completed an offshore trial designed to assess the performance of a commercial Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for mapping seabed bathymetry.

21 May 2018 Authorities

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has extended the comment period for the Proposed Path Forward for Future Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) until 5 July 2018.

14 May 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

LOC Renewables has signed a contract with Haixia Goldenbridge Insurance to deliver marine warranty survey (MWS) services for the second phase of the Putian Pinghai Bay offshore wind project in the Fujian province, China’s first project to employ WMS activities.

7 May 2018 Business & Finance, Vessels

Esvagt’s Service Operation Vessel (SOV) business has become a focal point for the company in 2018, as the vessel owner and operator continues working on the optimisation of its core business areas and its finance took a hit by low activity in the oil and gas sector in 2017. 

3 May 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall and Peel Ports Great Yarmouth expect to finalise their agreement to locate the Swedish energy group’s offshore wind operations base at the East Anglian facility by summer 2018.

2 May 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to collect meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data off the New York coast, in areas with the potential for future offshore wind development, and announced USD 5 million available to support the works. 

1 May 2018 Business & Finance

With no floating offshore wind projects in the pipeline between 2021 and 2025, there is a window of opportunity for early movers willing to unlock new expanses of offshore wind energy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson.

1 May 2018

Rentel NV is holding an Open Yard Day for the Rentel offshore wind farm on 6 May in the Port of Ostend, Belgium.

25 April 2018 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Vessels

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is coordinating a study on the psychological and physiological well-being of crew being transited to offshore wind farms in choppy waters.

25 April 2018 Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s heavy lift vessel Oleg Strashnov has installed the jacket foundation for the second Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) on the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland.

28 March 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

After securing the preferred supplier status on projects with a combined capacity of 1.5GW in Taiwan, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind signed a series of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with local companies covering tower and blade manufacturing, as well as the supply of materials for blade production.

22 March 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The UAE-based offshore engineering and fabrication company Lamprell recorded USD 98.1 million net loss in 2017, USD 80 million of which was attributed to the operational challenges faced on the East Anglia One project.

13 March 2018 R&D, Technology

The Carbon Trust has launched BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).