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27 September 2017 Technology, Vessels

DONG Energy has contracted BMO Offshore to equip their crew transfer vessels with Vessel Motion Monitoring Systems (VMMS) in the UK.

15 September 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

MHI Vestas had installed SPM Instrument's Intellinova Parallel MB condition monitoring system on the 8MW wind turbines, 32 of which were erected at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, according to SPM's article from 11 September.

31 August 2017

Stockton-based supplier of fabrication and engineering services Francis Brown has fabricated and installed a 700Te carousel for Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) which will be used for the storage of spare cables for UK offshore wind farm projects.

1 August 2017 Wind Farm Update

Deepwater Wind unveiled plans for its newest project off the American coast yesterday, 31 July. The 144MW Revolution Wind, an offshore wind farm that would be paired with a 40MWh battery storage system provided by Tesla, is proposed to be built in Deepwater Wind’s federal lease site off the coast of Massachusetts.

27 July 2017

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) today (27 July) informed that it had designed, built and delivered a 700Te carousel to a major international infrastructure group, which will be used for the storage of cables required for UK offshore wind farm projects. ESS did not disclose the name of the client.

21 July 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

In October, Australian company Gap Explosive Ordnance Detection (EOD) will deliver a new system for detection of unexploded ordnance (UXO) to Boskalis, recently contracted together with Fugro to survey and identify UXO along the cable routes for the planned grid connection between TenneT’s two offshore platforms and its high-voltage substation onshore.

19 July 2017 Wind Farm Update

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued its first approval of an offshore wind Site Assessment Plan (SAP) to Bay State Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind project in Massachusetts located 15 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard in the Atlantic Ocean.

18 July 2017

Edition three of the Offshore WIND Magazine will boast an HR topic, including interviews with governmental bodies from three countries. Next to that Bent Christensen, Vice President Siemens Gamesa, will feature in the main interview and we will delve deeper into the future of ever-growing turbines with our foundations focus.

30 June 2017

On 29 June, five Massachusetts electric distribution companies, in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 400MW, and up to 800MW, of offshore wind generation and associated transmission projects to enter into long-term contracts of 15 – 20 years.

6 June 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance

The governments of Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with offshore wind industry captains in signing a Joint Statement to further the deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe.

26 May 2017

US Wind, which plans to set up a 248MW wind farm off Maryland, stated in its application to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) that it intends to use Siemens 4MW turbines, but during the evidentiary hearings the company noted that it is also considering 6MW turbine class, according to PSC's order published earlier this month.

23 May 2017 Environment

Three minke whales washed up dead on the UK’s east coast during the weekend, with another two reported as distressed, Mirror reports. According to John Cresswell from the Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service, offshore wind farms off Suffolk coast may have affected the sonar whales use to navigate.

2 May 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

The utilities in the State of Massachusetts have issued the first Request for Proposals (RFP) to procure up to 800MW of offshore wind energy generation.

1 May 2017 Authorities, R&D, Training & Education

BOEM will hold a Rhode Island and Massachusetts Joint Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on 16 May in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

21 April 2017 Wind Farm Update

Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Limited (KOWL) has opted to use Kishorn Dry Dock in Strathcarron, Wester Ross, during the construction of the 48MW Kincardine floating wind farm.

7 April 2017 Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Alewijnse Marine provided GeoSea with two QA Bolt Tension Logging systems during the recently completed installation of 56 foundations on the 336MW Galloper wind farm off Suffolk, UK.

29 March 2017 R&D, Technology

A consortium of MARIN, Deltares, Witteveen + Bos, Vuyk Engineering and ECN has set up a Joint Industry Project to investigate the critical aspects in the transportation, installation and project logistics of gravity-based support structures for offshore wind turbines.

15 March 2017 Technology

DCNS Energies, a new DCNS subsidiary dedicated to floating offshore wind, tidal energy and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), has chosen Open Ocean's software for the analysis of metocean conditions at potential project sites.

28 February 2017 Technology, Vessels

Boskalis has recently used a new solution for subsea drilling from a floating barge during wind turbine foundation installation, developed by a team of engineers from Boskalis, DDC and Barge Master.

15 February 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The European Commission has selected two new projects for funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) which will tackle the corrosion on offshore platforms and look into the development of multi-use offshore platforms. The first project, the North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy (NeSSIE), seeks to deliver new business and investment opportunities […]

13 February 2017 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind opened its Massachusetts office at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal on Friday, 10 February.

13 February 2017 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels

A consortium of European offshore wind and maritime industry players has initiated a project aimed at improving safety and productivity of technicians performing service activities on offshore wind farms by widening the weather window for Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) use.

8 February 2017 Environment, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Block Island Offshore Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm constructed in the United States, will utilise DHI's newly-developed multi-sensor bird detection system (MUSE).

6 February 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Huisman Equipment has shared a photo of the jack-up vessel Seajacks Scylla installing one of the 67 Siemens 6MW turbines at the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm using a 1,500mt Huisman Leg Encircling Crane. Seajacks Scylla and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up vessel Bold Tern started loading the first batch of turbine components from the Port of […]

5 February 2017

The free deck area on board a wind farm installation vessel is, of course, a finite space which is defined by the length and beam of the vessel when it was built. The area that is accessible to the vessel’s cranes installed in the shipyard is also finite, defined by the position of the crane […]

20 January 2017 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The UK’s offshore wind sector is at a “pivotal moment” and has a “unique opportunity” to develop skills to drive a truly world-leading industry, according to Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. Jamieson was speaking ahead of an “Industry Leaders’ Debate” at Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind Conference, which will be held in […]