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A series of ecological surveys are set to be carried out at the site of the Dublin Array offshore wind project in Ireland. According to the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the surveys will be conducted between June this year and May 2020 off the Dublin and Wicklow coast to provide data on seabirds and […]
SSE Renewables has applied for Foreshore Licences to carry our surveys at two offshore wind sites in Ireland that could accommodate approximately 1.6GW of capacity. The applications to the Irish Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government seek approval for conducting geophysical, geotechnical and environmental investigations offshore Clogher Head and Bunmahon Bay. Both sites have the […]
iXblue has begun conducting the geophysical survey at the site of the Groix & Belle-Île pilot offshore wind project in France. Under a contract secured with EOLFI, iXblue's crew of hydrographic surveyors and geophysicist engineers is carrying out the survey onboard the company's hydrographic research vessel FeliX. According to the company, the survey began this week […]
Offshore wind developer Enterprize Energy has received a site survey licence for the 3.4GW Thang Long wind project offshore Ke Ga Cape in Vietnam. Enterprize Energy will survey an area covering 2,800km2 located 20-50 kilometres off the Binh Thuan Province, the company's founder Ian Hatton said during the announcement ceremony. The wind farm will cover up […]
Hydrographic and geophysical surveys on the proposed 520MW Arklow Bank wind farm in the Irish Sea are scheduled to start in June. The start of the surveys off the Ireland's Wicklow coast is weather dependent. Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed by the end of September 2019, a marine notice said. The […]
Geo Plus' survey and ROV support vessel Geo Focus has completed its activities on the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium. The vessel acted as the main survey vessel during the full installation phase of the 370MW project on a long-term charter with Van Oord. Van Oord is the project's main contractor responsible for cable installation and […]
A survey commissioned by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has revealed that more needs to be done when it comes to adopting and sharing new data and digital technologies. 94% of the participants in the Digital Innovation Priorities Survey said there is a gap between the way in which the offshore wind industry currently operates, and […]
Okeanus Science & Technology LLC has provided equipment to TerraSond in support of recent survey work at a wind farm offshore the U.S. East Coast. Okeanus provided slip ring winches and over-the-side pole and adapter for USBL mobilization, among other equipment, for the launch and retrieval of the A-Frame onboard TerraSond's chartered vessel Gerry Bordelon. “Okeanus […]
Bibby HydroMap has started an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey of Vattenfall's Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II wind sites in the Dutch North Sea. Following a competitive bid process, the UK-based seabed survey company was awarded the contract in early 2019. Using a multi-vessel approach, Bibby Tethra and Bibby Athena will together acquire over 4,000-line […]
Energinet has launched a tender seeking a contractor to carry out a seabed survey for an offshore wind farm in Denmark. Energinet is looking for a company to conduct site investigations at the site of the 800MW project and its export cable route in the North Sea and Baltic Seas, respectively. The tender is divided […]
LOC Renewables has overseen the launch of the 2MW Floatgen turbine, the first offshore wind turbine installed in French waters. The company's Paris office supplied marine warranty surveying services (MWS) across the project, which started delivering electricity to the grid in September last year. LOC offered MWS services for a variety of activities, from concrete floater construction […]
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) is planning to issue a tender in March for geophysical investigation at the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind farm zone. The awarded company will be responsible for carrying out the surveys in the months of July, August and/or September at the 700MW zone also known as Ten Noorden […]
Fugro will commence geophysical surveys at the Ocean Wind project offshore New Jersey this month, according to the project's Notice to Mariners. Fugro's 170-foot research vessel R/V Enterprise will carry out the investigations off the Atlantic and Cape May counties within the Northern section of the Ocean Wind lease area. The estimated duration of the works […]
Baltic Power, part of Orlen Group, is about to commence surveys to assess the environmental impacts and wind conditions within its offshore wind farm licence area in the Polish Baltic Sea. To that end, an agreement was signed with a consortium comprising MEWO S.A. and the Maritime Institute of Gdańsk, with a view to obtaining […]
Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued early information about tender calls for geotechnical investigations and monitoring services for offshore wind farm areas in the North and Baltic Seas. According to BSH's prior notices from the end of December 2018, the tender calls for the provision of the works should be launched this […]
Fugro Netherlands Marine B.V. is carrying out a geotechnical campaign at the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind projects in Poland.
EGS Group has completed two geotechnical campaigns for offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
The MV Horizon Geobay has completed the 2018 site investigation campaign on the Inch Cape offshore wind farm at the Outer Firth of Tay and Firth of Forth, Scotland.
SSE has re-issued a contract notice for offshore and nearshore geotechnical survey works at the Arklow Bank offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.
CWind Taiwan has completed its first project - a bathymetric survey at wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.
Monthly surveys of offshore wildlife in the proposed Empire Wind offshore wind farm area off the coast of New York state have passed the half-way point.
Vattenfall is preparing to deploy two vessels in search of naval mines and shipwrecks in the area of the Danish North Sea where the Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord offshore wind farms will be built.
APEM’s digital aerial surveys have finished gathering data on marine wildlife for the Moray East offshore wind project off the coast of Scotland.
India’s National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has extended the closing date of the tender for geotechnical investigation in the Gulf of Khambhat off the coast of Gujarat.
Geotechnical data acquisition company Geoquip Marine Group has completed a geotechnical campaign for Vineyard Wind LLC offshore Massachusetts, USA.
US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind is beginning a new phase of work that will help inform the design and locations of the turbines at the South Fork Wind Farm and Revolution Wind projects.