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Van Oord has deployed its trencher Dig-It to bury the laid inter-array cables at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. The inter-array cables are being buried at the required depth of 1.5m below the seabed at the 269MW project, Van Oord said. The Dutch company reported that its cable laying vessel Nexus installed […]
Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has launched the geotechnical campaign for the 247MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind project located in the German Baltic Sea. Parkwind has appointed Fugro to perform the soil investigation. The campaign has started with the unexploded ordnance survey and will continue with the cone penetration testing (CPT) and borehole drilling. […]
HSM Offshore has commenced the assembly of the jacket foundation for the Borssele Beta offshore transformer station at its yard in Schiedam, the Netherlands. The Dutch company secured a contract by TenneT TSO for the construction of the Borssele Beta platform in September 2017, after it had cut the first steel for the Borssele Alpha transformer station. HSM […]
Fugro Netherlands Marine B.V. is carrying out a geotechnical campaign at the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind projects in Poland.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will publish a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operations Plan for the South Fork Wind Project offshore Rhode Island.
Inch Cape Offshore Ltd (ICOL) will be carrying out geophysical and geotechnical site investigations on the Inch Cape offshore wind farm from July to October to further improve understanding of the seabed conditions throughout the site located within the Outer Firth of Tay and Firth of Forth, Scotland.
Ørsted and Balfour Beatty have broken ground on the onshore substation for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm. Balfour Beatty is in charge of enabling works for the wind farm's onshore substation to ensure the site preparation is underway in good time, avoiding future schedule pressures, a spokesperson from Ørsted told OffshoreWIND. The main contract for […]
Lincolnshire-based company Allen Archaeology is currently carrying out a series of rapid walkover surveys at selected locations along the route of the Triton Knoll onshore cable corridor.
The Floatgen wind turbine is currently being prepared for deployment off Croisic at the École Centrale de Nantes SEM-REV demonstration site in France. This is both the first offshore and floating wind turbine to be installed off the French coast.
The survey vessel Proteus of Liverpool is carrying out geophysical survey operations in and around the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm.
On 6 April, first inter-array cable was installed at the Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK, according to innogy UK.
The fully assembled workshop testing of the core energy conversion system components of the Protean™ Wave Energy Converter (WEC) has been concluded. Building on the success of the workshop testing, the Protean™ WEC technology program has now advanced to the ocean based or “wet” testing phase. Stonehenge MD, Bruce Lane said: “The successful conclusion of the workshop testing of the single […]
In December last year, Iberdrola awarded a €160 million contract to Spanish shipbuilding firm, Navantia, for work on Germany’s 350MW Wikinger offshore wind project. The contract, which comprises fabrication of 29 jacket foundations and two substation platforms, represents Navantia’s formal entry into the offshore wind sector. Offshore WIND spoke to Abel Mendez Diaz, the company's […]
Australian renewable energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, has commenced with offshore geophysical survey activities for the CETO 6 project off Garden Island, Western Australia. The findings of these activities will influence elements of the CETO 6 Project, such as foundation selection, cable route and overall installation methodology. Marine GeoSolutions and RPS Energy, in conjunction with Carnegie, are […]
Construction work is under way on the first of two substations to be built at Spittal. The works, which began in November, sees SHE Transmission investing £39 million as part of the Caithness to Moray Transmission Project. The new subsea link, which will feature over 100 miles of underground and subsea cable, is needed to […]
The first Capacity Market auction, which started at 09:00 today, is the next stage in the Government’s plan to ensure the lights stay on at the least cost – both now and in the future. The aim of the Capacity Market is to make sure that there is enough capacity available to meet peak electricity […]
Construction of the 15 foundation structures for the Kentish Flats Extension project is underway. The boat landing sections which will provide access to the turbine and external working platforms are being completed. One of the external working platforms has just received its third coating of corrosion protection and the first monopile awaits load out and […]
Offshore WIND's photo of the day: Aibel employees doing their job on the DolWin beta converter station. "Small people, great effort," says Aibel AS in a description of the photo that shows work on the DolWin beta offshore converter station outside the company's yard in Haugesund, Norway. With a capacity of more than 900 MW, the converter station will host […]
The Bathymetric Survey at the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm is now complete and the 12 meter Catamaran 'Norfolk Swift' has demobilised from this site. A general maintenance programme will continue with the transfer of technicians out to selected turbines by Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) on a daily basis as and when required. There are now […]
Construction works at London Array Offshore Wind Farm are complete and the wind farm is operational. However, some remedial construction works are required. Due to the long term essential maintenance, the wind turbine D20, located on the west side of the wind farm, has a 500m safety exclusion zone in place from the 8th September […]
Drace Infraestructuras UK Ltd is undertaking seabed preparation work for the installation of a meteorological mast for the Moray Offshore Renewables Limited (MORL) offshore wind farms. This work is being undertaken in support of the development of The Crown Estate Round 3 Zone 1 offshore wind licensing on the outer Moray Firth off the East […]
According to a notice to mariners for Strangford Narrows area issued yesterday, 24th September, planned operations on the SeaGen tidal turbine system are currently being undertaken and may impact navigation. SeaGen is a tidal turbine comprising of a central pile and crossbeam that holds the turbines at the extremities. When the crossbeam is raised above […]
A two-day conference in Inverness is playing host to experts in marine energy at an exciting time for the sector. With the recent green light for MeyGen – a major tidal stream project in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth – the Marine Conference has innovation as a key theme. Working in partnership with […]
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited is continuing progress on the assembly and pre-deployment testing is at BAE Systems in Henderson south of Perth and at Carnegie’s onshore project site at Garden Island in Western Australia. Current assembly and testing at Perth Wave Energy Project has been focused on the buoyant actuators, pumps, energy relief […]
The construction work at the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 is progressing rapidly. On 21st April 2014, the first cable was connected between the offshore substation and the first foundation. By the end of 2014, approximately 80 kilometers of cables will be installed connecting the foundations to the substation, the heart of the offshore wind […]
Natural Power, a renewable energy consultancy headquartered in Scotland, is conducting surveys of birds and marine mammals at the First Flight Wind offshore wind farm site in the Irish Sea. Natural Power’s team of ornithologists and marine mammal observers commenced survey work in July 2013, using a local Kilkeel vessel, the Glenravel. The last from […]