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Siemens Gamesa has selected Notus Heavy Lift Solutions to work together on the recently announced offshore service operations campaign. Siemens Gamesa and Swire Blue Ocean signed a long-term agreement for offshore service operations earlier this month. The agreement includes wind farm installation vessel (WFIV) Pacific Orca being chartered from June 2019 to February 2021 to service offshore wind projects across North […]
Danish investment company A.P. Møller Holding A/S has agreed to acquire the compatriot KK Group A/S from SoLix Group AB. KK Group's main activities are realized through KK Wind Solutions, a supplier of power electronics solutions to OEMs such as SiemensGamesa, Vestas, MHI Vestas, and GE Renewables. Approximately 65% of the installed offshore capacity worldwide […]
A1 Offshore Solutions and Kenz Figee have signed a cooperation agreement to offer a walk-to-work (W2W) vessel solution for the offshore wind and oil & gas industries. The agreement is said to be a result of A1 Offshore Solution’s experience with the Kenz Figee 3D Active Motion Compensated (ACM) 26m gangway solution installed onboard its offshore […]
A new GBP 4 million cross-sector project is set to develop the world’s first fully autonomous robotic inspection and repair solution for offshore wind farms. The Innovate UK-funded MIMRee (Multi-Platform Inspection, Maintenance and Repair in Extreme Environments) is a two-year project bringing in expertise from the fields of robotics, non-destructive testing, artificial intelligence, space mission […]
SeaRoc Group has launched a new, fully portable communications solution that allows technicians to communicate from within a wind turbine. As radio signals are not able to be detected from within the confines of the turbine because of the metal structure, this can create a challenge for offshore wind farm maintenance. SeaRoc’s new solution enables […]
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding a research project aiming to automate the evaluation of information on the condition of offshore installations through the use of drones and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The ministry has set aside EUR 1.3 million for the IsyMoo (Intelligent integrative systems for monitoring surface protection systems […]
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 […]
By Remco van der List, Design Manager GustoMSC Digitalization is an establishing technological driver of change in the offshore industry. The potential is huge in terms of increasing safety and operational efficiency, whilst at the same time reducing operational costs. This article addresses some of the recent pioneering technologies that benefit from this transformation. Analysis software GustoMSC […]
Aerospace technology could help develop a new protection system for offshore wind turbine blades that could eliminate the need for intervention related to rain erosion, a new research suggests. Conducted by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Doncasters Bramah and Performance Engineered Solutions (PES), the Leading Edge for Turbines (LEFT) project suggests that the by stopping the […]
Seaproof Solutions The company’s unique and patented fibre technology cable protection systems provide environmental protection at the foundation entrance where cables are exposed. Recognised as the market leader for CPS the company was the first to introduce diver-less removable cable protection and has successfully delivered more than 1,500 systems to offshore wind farms around the world. Taking a proactive approach to the concept of levelized […]
London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has provided Barge Master and GustoMSC with an approval in principle for the work method of the Steady Top Feeder solution.
The European Union’s Interreg North Sea will fund the DecomTools project to develop eco-innovative concepts for the end-of-life for offshore wind farms.
GE Grid Solutions has won a contract to design, supply and install the high voltage equipment for the Inch Cape offshore wind project in Scotland.
Ørsted has signed a long-term frame agreement with Seaproof Solutions for the provision of cable protection systems (CPS) for offshore wind farms.
Damen Shipyards Group, Ampelmann and VEEM demonstrated the capabilities of their joint marine access solution – a Damen Fast Crew Supplier 5009 equipped with an Ampelmann L-type gangway and two VEEM VG 260SD gyro stabilisers – at the end of June on Eneco's Princess Amalia offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
Vestas and Maersk Supply Service, in cooperation with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, are developing a crane solution that could, according to the companies, significantly bring down the cost of wind turbine installation.
The NeSSIE project (North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy) has launched a competition seeking to develop commercial solutions for corrosion and material challenges in offshore renewables through demonstration projects in the North Sea.
A number of consented offshore wind projects present a big opportunity to get BiFab back on its feet, according to the Scottish Government. BiFab was acquired by Canadian JV Driver in April as part of the government's intervention to save the Fife-based company, however, it still needs new contracts to secure its future operation.
MacGregor and Kongsberg Maritime have unveiled a new monopile installation solution which is said to eliminate the need for temporary mooring during the installation process.
UK marine engineering company MAATS Tech has announced that it received a patent for its latest product, the Vessel Enabler, a modular chute that enables high-tension horizontal cable lay in deep waters and thus eliminates the need for a vertical lay tower or vertical lay system.
Notus Heavy Lift Solutions has entered the US offshore wind market with the launch of an office in New York.
Bay State Wind has entered into a Letter of Intent to work collaboratively with Massachusetts-based NEC Energy Solutions on developing an energy storage solution for its 800MW wind / 55 MW – 110 MWh energy storage combined project offshore Massachusetts, US.
C-bed Floating Hotels has sold the oldest floatel in its fleet, the Wind Solution, to an undisclosed buyer.
Aker Solutions has purchased an initial 5% stake in Principle Power, forming an alliance that brings its offshore oil & gas engineering expertise into the floating offshore wind market.
Aluminium nacelle covers are lightweight, they provide more space for the nacelle components, and are faster to produce at a lower overall cost, according to Sapa Extrusion, part of the Hydro Group.
SeaTwirl has won a patent in the USA for a storage solution for kinetic energy that is said to optimize the rotational speed of a wind turbine.