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Arklow Marine Services have recently been awarded a painting, on the seven offshore wind turbines on Arklow Bank. Arklow Marine Services is Ireland’s leading aluminium and steel boat builder. The company provides creation of a new vessel or the refurbishing of an existing boat. The company also works on maintenance and repairs on 3.6 MW […]
Gamesa has further enhanced its customer-focused strategy with the launch of a new website exclusively reserved for all of the company’s operation and maintenance services customers, who total more than 130 clients and over 12,000 MW of wind assets worldwide. Using Gamesa’s new services web portal, clients can access customised, quick and easy-to-use information and […]
Ørsted has signed a power cable framework agreement with Global Marine Group (GMG) for its UK offshore wind farms. GMG, supported by Global Marine, Global Offshore and CWind, will carry out inter-array cable replacement and repairs on Ørsted’s UK offshore wind farms using UK vessels. The framework is part of the Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement (ACMA), […]
A new eight-kilometer cable link between Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 wind farms in the Danish North Sea has recently been used for the first time while one of the export cables was undergoing scheduled maintenance, Vattenfall said. Energinet recently shut down the export cable connecting Horns Rev 2 to the grid for […]
Taiwan Offshore Windfarm Service Corp. (TOWSC) has entered into a collaboration agreement with UK manning services provider ERSG covering offshore wind-related business in Taiwan. Both parties target the manning services from construction, commissioning, to operation and maintenance (O&M) stages for offshore wind farm projects in Taiwan. At the same time, both parties also agree to […]
Cowes-based offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has secured long-term extensions to its vessel support contracts with Siemens Gamesa at the Galloper wind farm off the coast of Suffolk. Building on a pair of two-year operations and maintenance (O&M) charter agreements signed in 2017 for vessels Seacat Vigilant and Seacat Liberty, Siemens Gamesa has now […]
The German Buss Offshore Solutions and French logistics services provider IDEA Groupe have officially entered into a joint venture dedicated to the offshore wind market in France. The news follows the signing of a declaration of intent for establishing the Buss IDEA Offshore joint venture which took place in September last year. Buss IDEA Offshore will be […]
Vattenfall has issued a tender seeking wind turbine maintenance services on the 288MW DanTysk offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The service agreement covers the scheduled maintenance of 54 wind turbines in 2020 and 80 units in 2021. The contract is expected to start in June 2020 and end in June 2021. The […]
Deutsche Windtechnik has won the contract to provide maintenance for 30 Siemens SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines at the Riffgat offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The contract, which begins in June 2019, includes basic maintenance, troubleshooting, remote fault elimination, spare parts management, maintenance of safety equipment and testing of electrical equipment in accordance with […]
Vattenfall has selected the Port of IJmuiden as its home base for operations and maintenance (O&M) activities for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Vattenfall said it opted for the Port of IJmuiden due to its proximity to the Hollandse Kust Zuid site, as well as other future wind farms. […]
Prior Group and ALL NRG have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to jointly cooperate on offshore wind projects. Under the deal that began in March, ALL NRG uses Prior Group's facilities, such as offices, workshops, storage and service, as well as services from Prior’s in-house engineering, electrical company and yard in the Port of […]
The British Office in Taipei and Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on joint co-operation in respect of the development of Taiwan’s offshore wind industry. Under this MoU, further exchange in the areas of policy, strategy, technology, operations and maintenance to promote offshore wind port and marine sector will be […]
US Wind Country Manager Salvo Vitale has urged Maryland's House and Senate committee members to incentivize the development of 1,200MW of additional offshore wind energy off the coast of Maryland. In testimony before Senate Finance Committee and House Economic Matters Committee of the Maryland General Assembly, Vitale called on House and Senate committee members to support […]
North East England's supply chain is "fit and ready" to support the growth of offshore wind that the new UK Sector Deal will bring, according to Energi Coast. Energi Coast Chairman and Tekmar Group CEO, James Ritchie, stated that the Sector Deal is a significant step forward in creating a sustainable industry and providing real value creation […]
DEME Offshore has partnered with the aerospace industry supplier SABCA to develop and deploy unmanned vehicles to perform surveillance and inspection works in the offshore industry. The companies are convinced that these technologies have a game-changing potential to increase health and safety of their employees, lower the impact on the environment in the O&M phase of […]
UK-based Correll Services Ltd has secured a contract to provide subsea and land cable termination and testing works on the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The contract has been awarded by Formosa 1 project turnkey contractor Jan De Nul Group. Correll Services - a specialist in high voltage, low voltage and fibre […]
Global Marine Group (GMG) and Rovco have formed an invested partnership through which GMG acquired a 13.8% share in this UK-based remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic services company. Under the deal, the two parties committed to bringing intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market to improve data acquisition. SubSLAM, Rovco’s latest development, […]
The Crown Estate and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have published an updated and extended version of ‘A Guide to an Offshore Wind Farm’. The guide is intended to help a range of stakeholders and potential new market entrants understand how an offshore wind farm is built, operated and maintained. It is said to […]
Bourbon Subsea Services Bourbon Subsea Services supports its oil & gas and renewables energies clients at every stage of the life of their fields offering a wide range of solutions worldwide from marine & ROV asset chartering to full integrated services and project solutions. Our expertise covers four main domains: • Subsea construction (integrated projects […]
Denmark's Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has awarded financial support to the CORTIR project proposed by a partnership of 21 industry companies and 2 universities headed up by Bladena ApS.
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has extended its Balance of Plant (BoP) work scope for the London Array offshore wind farm to provide subsea services, including inspection of the substation and all 175 Siemens turbines.
JDR Cable Systems (JDR) and McAllister Towing have established a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development and collaborative operation of a US East Coast Offshore Wind subsea power cable service base with an integrated cable training center.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Parkwind have confirmed the firm order for the supply and installation of 23 V164-9.5 MW turbines for the Northwester 2 wind farm offshore Belgium. Installation is scheduled to begin in late 2019, MHI Vestas said. Northwester 2 in Belgium will be the world’s first offshore wind park to feature the V164-9.5 MW […]
The fourth quarter of 2018, is, atypically, seeing surging demand for offshore wind crew transfer, according to offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator, Seacat Services, as it reports its latest operational figures.
German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) have joined forces under a new agreement that will see the two companies cooperating to market, sell, install and operate Senvion wind turbines in Japan.
The Netherlands could have its first multifunctional energy island ready by 2025, Ernst van Zuijlen, Project Director at Offshore Service Facilities, said at the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.