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  • 22 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The European Commission has approved the extension of a scheme supporting the maritime transport sector in Denmark to new types of vessels, including the ones working in the offshore wind industry. Under the amended scheme, shipping companies registered in the Danish International Register of Shipping (DIS) and employing seafarers aboard certain specialised vessels providing offshore […]

  • 14 June 2016
    Training & Education

    Seacat Services has invested in training opportunities that will provide an entry point for young UK seafarers into the offshore wind sector. The company has announced a considerable investment in its Maritime Apprenticeship scheme, and has committed to creating further training opportunities with the launch of dedicated Traineeship and Cadetship programmes. The inaugural Seacat Services Maritime Apprenticeship scheme […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Training & Education, Vessels

    The first group of young seafarers has graduated from Seacat Services’ Maritime Apprenticeship programme. The successful graduates have taken the first step towards long-term careers in the offshore energy sector and will now discuss future career opportunities with Seacat Services. The year-long apprenticeship programme, which was introduced last year and is set to continue with a fresh […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Training & Education

    Offshore wind crew transfer vessel operator Seacat Services has concluded the first of many apprentice recruitment drives with the award of a dozen opportunities to the next generation of offshore renewable energy seafarers. The firm is now set to deliver maritime training for 12 Apprentice Deckhands from the local area as it seeks to expand […]

  • 25 June 2013

    Scott Wharton, a North Devon skipper with 29 years’ experience fishing in the Bristol Channel, has joined the CWind boat share scheme taking on a new CTruk 20T vessel due for launch in mid-July. The vessel, which like all CTruk’s proven resin composite 20T MPCs, delivers a very cost-effective package, including class leading fuel efficiency […]

  • 10 October 2016

    John Verdonk Business Unit Manager Offshore Temporary Living Quarters at Seafox As wind farms go further and further offshore into more challenging waters and harsher environments, the industry is developing a number of solutions to cope with the demands of the wind farm’s initial construction period and following on from that, Operations & Maintenance activities. […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) will enter into force internationally on 20 August 2013. This is a new international convention which will be the ‘fourth pillar’ of the international regulatory regime for quality shipping, sitting alongside the MARPOL, STCW and SOLAS conventions. The aim of the MLC is to ensure that all seafarers globally (of […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Dutch SeaMar Group has acquired the vessel owning company Alaborg Offshore Services BV.

  • 6 March 2015

    The operational management of the Acta Orion, the flagship of Den Helder based company Acta Marine, will be carried out by specialist ship managers SeaMar Services, also based in Den Helder. Both parties signed an agreement for a number of years. The Acta Orion, a 108m long and 16m wide wind farm support vessel, will […]

  • 7 August 2014

    North Sea supply vessels and support ships could be detained in port if they are found to be failing to comply with a new maritime law which today (Thur 7 Aug) comes in to effect in the UK, a legal expert has warned. The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an international agreement which safeguards the […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Training & Education

    The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) has launched the Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship, dedicated to training future offshore wind crew across England and Wales.

  • 14 January 2015

    German utility RWE Innogy is considering options to revive its Galloper offshore wind farm project that was scrapped in October after its project partner SSE decided to pull out. RWE is aiming to bid for the government subsidy contract for difference (CfD) scheme after qualifying in December. “We are eligible to bid and it is our […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Kent firms are being called on by a wind farm developer to go for new business as an offshore scheme gears up for construction. Vattenfall, developer of the 15 turbine Kentish Flats Extension is working with the scheme’s main contractors to connect with the regions businesses at a supply chain event in Canterbury later this […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Shipping logistics specialist SeaMar Services has started a vessel agency contract with Seaway Offshore Cables, a company in Subsea 7’s Renewables & Heavy Lifting Business Unit.

  • 30 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MMT has commenced geophysical surveys of the seabed at the Revolution Wind and South Fork offshore wind project sites off the U.S. East Coast, using the MV Deep Helder vessel from SeaMar. The Sweden-based offshore survey company awarded a six-month contract to SeaMar for the offshore support vessel Deep Helder, with the contract’s start date […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Training & Education

    An exciting career at sea beckons for the first students to complete Lowestoft College’s new Maritime Skills Programme. One student has gained employment on a trial period working on offshore platform support vessels (PSVs) in the Southern North Sea gas fields while another is continuing to work for a Great Yarmouth company who owns and […]

  • 9 September 2015

    The RFA and IMarEST launched the new maritime professional development programme at the ‘London International Shipping Week’ event yesterday. As President of IMarEST, Martin Murphy from Tidal Energy Ltd, the company behind the DeltaStream tidal energy device, introduced the programme by saying: “Professional development for seafarers – and qualifications such as becoming Incorporated or Chartered – are becoming increasingly […]

  • 13 November 2013

    Offshore Wind Services B.V. has certified its first vessel in the process that will entail awarding all the company’s vessels with the MLC 2006 certificate. The Offshore Phantom was successfully certified in accordance with the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) last week. The vessel is operating out of IJmuiden. In order to maintain […]

  • 19 January 2015

    With over 70GW planned to come online over the next ten years, offshore wind continues to show exceptional potential and offers some of the best industry growth prospects against a backdrop of maturing onshore developments in the EU. Indeed, the extreme weather conditions offer higher wind speeds, allowing turbines to produce more electricity than onshore, […]

  • 7 December 2016

    In October, EDF Energy Renewables established a new project office in Blyth to manage the construction of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm, located around 6km off the coast of Blyth, connecting to a new substation being built on the site of the former Blyth Power Station. The scheme’s 25‐strong project team has moved into […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The schedule for a cutting-edge offshore wind demonstration scheme off the north east coast has been amended to help secure the development’s future, the project’s backers said. Vattenfall and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), the shareholders in Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (AOWFL) – the company behind the 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) […]

  • 11 April 2013

    DeepOcean Group Holding announce that its subsidiary DeepOcean B.V. have entered into a 5 year charter of a new-build Subsea Support vessel, to be named MV Deep Helder, from SeaMar Subsea B.V.  “Deep Helder will be a cost effective vessel that we plan to operate on survey, IMR and trenching projects for our customers in […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Throughout the construction period, the work area around Anholt has been classified as a restricted area where there has been a ban on fishing, sailing, anchoring, diving and working on the seabed that was not related to the construction work. The restricted area was created to increase navigation safety in the area, but now that […]

  • 12 November 2018

    The effects and causes of fatigue that offshore wind crews experience are not fully understood within the sector, however, sharing health and safety (HSE) lessons can ultimately make the industry stronger, Kerrie Forster, Chairman of the UK National Workboat Association (NWA) Safety Forum and Operations Coordinator at Acta Marine, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.

  • 10 November 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Smulders has started the assembly of the suction bucket jacket foundations for Vattenfall’s 92.4MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in its manufacturing facility in Newcastle, UK.

  • 16 December 2015
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    This morning, the UK’s Supreme Court ruled against Donald Trump in his latest legal battle against the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Donald Trump challenged the approval for the offshore wind project, given by Scottish ministers, arguing that the offshore wind farm would ruin the view from his Aberdeen golf resort. After losing a couple of times in the Scottish courts, the Trump […]