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  • 14 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    Global Maritime and Cathie have entered a partnership that will see the two companies bringing a holistic jack-up consultancy solution to the offshore wind industry, according to a press release from Cathie. The two companies will combine their expertise in offshore geoscience and engineering consultancy to provide integrated Leg Penetration Assessment (LPA) and Site Specific […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Vessels

    This morning, Siemens took over DBB Jack-Up’s new vessel – the WIND SERVER, thus commencing a three-year charter agreement under which the vessel will service a number of large-scale offshore wind power projects across Northern Europe. Constructed at Nordic Yards in Germany, the WIND SERVER is purpose-built for offshore wind maintenance and service operations. René Cornelis Wigmans, Head of […]

  • 7 February 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The duration of the PPA will be from 1 October 2020 to 30 June 2036.

  • 27 April 2015
    Vessels

    Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International, will opens its doors in less than two months’ time on 16 June. The event will be home to 550 exhibitors, 70 vessels, promoting a wide range of products and services covering all aspects of the maritime sector, to over 7,500 attendees. Damen will be taking the […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has completed a Project Support Package for the Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm. The wind farm, situated 32km west of the island of Sylt on the German/Danish border, comprises 80 wind turbines with a total capacity of 288 MW – enough to power 360,000 households. The work involved connecting the Butendiek offshore […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Technology

    Senvion, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wind turbines, has detected anomalies in the rotor bearings of their offshore turbines in 5M and 6XM series. Unusual rise in temperature in the bearings was a result of inadequate lubrication, which also caused wear, said Verena Puth, Senvion spokeswoman, in an email statement. Puth added: “Remedial […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    By bringing the 80th and thus final wind turbine into operation, wpd has completed the construction of the 288 MW Butendiek offshore wind farm, which is now in full operation.  Wpd, the Bremen wind developer and operator is responsible for the construction and operation phases. The Butendiek offshore wind farm is jointly owned by wpd, Marguerite Fund, […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A2Sea’s jack-up Sea Installer has installed the first sets of Siemens Gamesa D7-type turbines on the Rentel offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.

  • 14 September 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    The last of the 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines has been installed at the Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

  • 1 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    After Port of Ardersier Ltd went into administration in November 2015, the property has gone on the market, according to the offer on JLL’s website. In 2014, the Port of Ardersier secured the full backing of the Scottish Government for plans to turn the former oil fabrication yard on the Moray Firth into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    The Damen Shipyards Group and GustoMSC have started collaborating in order to produce a range of self-propelled and non-self-propelled jack-up platforms for the offshore industries – the DG JACK range. The collaboration, announced at this year’s OTC in Houston, will be based on GustoMSC’s track record in the design of jack-ups and provision of jacking systems, combined with […]

  • 19 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Dutch PGGM Infrastructure Fund has increased its stake in the 367MW Walney offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea to 24.8 percent. The Dutch pension fund had had a 14.9 percent interest in the wind farm through the Offshore Partners Walney Holdco Limited (OPW) consortium with the Ampère Equity Fund, which had controlled a 9.9 […]

  • 10 November 2010

    Statoil has resolved to concentrate even more strongly on offshore wind turbines as part of its strategy for renewable energy. This decision reflects the strong international growth in this segment, combined with the group’s unique offshore experience from the oil and gas industry. As part of its commitment to marine turbines, the group will make […]

  • 25 February 2014

    Carnegie Wave Energy Limited have signed a Collaboration Agreement with UK based tidal developer, Atlantis Resources Corporation Limited. The agreement outlines a range of areas that the companies will collaborate on including technology and project development with the aim of lowering the cost of generation of both wave and tidal generation. Work has already begun […]

  • 24 February 2015

    Hamburg logistics company Buss Port Logistics and the SCHRAMM group will henceforth cooperate in the supply service for offshore platforms. Logistics and transport service ANTS Offshore, founded by Schramm group in January, will utilize the Orange Blue Terminal (OBT) in the Dutch city of Eemshaven as service port for the operation of the DP II […]

  • 5 March 2018
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The Seafox 5 jack-up rig has installed the tower and the nacelle of the first GE Haliade 6MW wind turbine on the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

  • 29 October 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has prequalified a total of seven companies and consortia to participate in the tender of Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm, the 600MW Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea. Of the eight applications, the DEA received before the deadline October 1, the Agency has prequalified seven companies and consortia to bid […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Swire Blue Ocean’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has installed 28 out of 56 turbines at the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm, innogy reported via social media.

  • 4 April 2016
    R&D

    Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) reported it has been able to offer up to 25% savings to developers and contractors by reducing the size of offshore foundations. GDG has been developing in-house optimization procedures for monopile engineering for four years and, in recent projects, it reached significant savings on the steel weights, which translates to a […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm has been fully commissioned, Vattenfall reports. Sandbank, located 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt in the German part of the North Sea, delivered its first power to the German national grid as a fully constructed wind farm on Wednesday, January 25, Vattenfall said. The wind farm was commissioned less […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The first of the four jacket foundations has been installed at Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One wind farm site 120 kilometres off the coast of Yorkshire.

  • 13 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has installed the 100th turbine at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands. The installation of the 150 4MW Siemens turbines started in February 2016 when Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel, Aeolus, transported the first six turbines from the port of Esbjerg and installed them at the site some 85 kilometres north of […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus installed the last of the 150 4MW Siemens wind turbines at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands, Tuesday evening, August 23. “The installation of the 150th and last turbine in the wind park is a magnificent achievement,” Matthias Haag, CEO of Gemini Windpark, said. “After […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Vessels

    Establishing a safe foundation is a vital part of jack-up operations. The jack-up vessel needs to be supported by an absolutely solid foundation during the entire jack-up operation at any given site. As the vessel is jacked up, the weight is carried by the legs and onto the seabed. The seabed must be able to […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Northumberland-based Osbit and Dutch subsea technology company Seatools have entered into a collaborative agreement to develop new offshore systems including active motion compensated Walk to Work gangways. The collaboration has already delivered its first product innovation. Building on Osbit’s established passive telescopic gangways, MaXccess P-Series, the two companies have combined their capabilities to develop the […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Advisian Power & New Energy has signed an agreement with Ventolines NL, under which Ventolines will be provided global access to wind energy projects that WorleyParsons may be invited to support, while at the same time providing Advisian with complementary onshore and offshore wind energy knowledge and skills.