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Two Taiwan government agencies are considering making the use of Republic of China (ROC) flag vessels mandatory for certain offshore wind farm construction activities, according to Asia Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The Bureau of Energy (BOE) in Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs is expected to convene a meeting of developers, contractors and vessel operators later […]
TenneT Offshore has issued a tender looking for providers of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) and guard vessels with the associated crews. The tender is separated into two lots, with Lot 1 covering the provision of ERRVs and respective crews to support platform operations and ensure personnel safety offshore over the side or underneath the platforms. ERRVs […]
The Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) plans to start a new industry competition next month with the aim of reducing emissions and fuel consumption in offshore wind vessels. OWA is now calling on the industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of the competition. The RFI is the first […]
Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH and Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH have issued a tender for the provision of supply vessels for the Global Tech I and BARD Offshore 1 wind farms in the German North Sea.
A new joint industry project led by ASV Global is set to explore the technical, regulatory and societal issues of using autonomous surface vessels, integrated with existing manned shipping operations, to support offshore wind farm operations and maintenance.
RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift will establish the world’s first pool for dock vessels on 1 April to jointly handle Roll-On / Roll-Off and Float-In / Float-Out heavy lift cargoes with six geared dock vessels, all being operated under the RollDock brand. Five of the vessels come from RollDock's fleet and one from SAL.
Zhongtian Technology (ZTT) has signed an agreement with China Merchants Heavy Industry for the construction of two wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) and one crane vessel, after the Chinese power cables manufacturer entered the offshore wind construction market this summer.
Ørsted has awarded MH-O&Co with contracts to supply three crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to Ørsted's 1.2GW Hornsea Project One located off Grimsby in the UK part of North Sea.
Vattenfall is seeking crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to assist during the construction and operations and maintenance of the 406MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm in the Danish North Sea.
Danish shipowner J.A. Rederiet has upgraded its multipurpose support vessels Susanne A and Mira A to meet the requirements of offshore DP2 and DP1, respectively, so they can carry out operations in the offshore wind industry.
UK-based Wind Energy Marine has placed an order for two wind farm support vessels (WFSVs) with the French shipbuilder Piriou.
Fourteen years ago in 2002 the Sif Group made 80 monopiles for the Horns Rev wind farm off the Danish coast near Esbjerg. These piles were four metres in diameter, the thickness of the steel was five centimetres, and they weighed between 180-230 tonnes depending on their length. In 2016, Offshore WIND was invited to visit the new Sif Group production, storage and load-out terminal built on Maasvlakte 2, the new area of reclaimed land extending the Port of Rotterdam even further out into the Southern part of the North Sea.
Offshore wind installation is a promising market for LNG-fuelled vessels, according to GustoMSC's report titled ‘LNG fueled Mobile offshore units’.
Offshore WIND spoke to James Strong, Business Development Director at Reflex Marine, a company looking for new ways of personnel and cargo transfer between wind turbines and vessels, and one of the developers of a guidance document for personnel crane transfer, released this summer.
Four out of five Rix Sea Shuttle crew transfer vessels will keep operating during the winter as they are contracted to work on major wind farm offshore wind projects in the UK. James Doyle, managing director of Rix Sea Shuttle, said: “Normally December is the quietest month by far with most of the crew transfer vessels laid up […]
Sea trials have begun on two Falmouth-based pilot vessels which will provide data for the Innovate UK funded MOVE (Monitoring for Operational Vessel Efficiency) project. The MOVE system is deployed on the two pilot vessels, which have been made available by Falmouth Harbour Commissioners. Data will be collected whilst the vessels carry out their daily duties, […]
The growth of the offshore wind industry, bringing in increased investment in new wind farms that will feature bigger components installed farther from shore, is set to spur the demand for specialist vessels, says Clarksons Research, a provider of global shipping and offshore market intelligence. These include larger installation vessels that will be able to […]
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has introduced a range of new class notations which cover offshore support vessels (OSVs) intended to operate in renewable energy sectors such as the offshore wind market. LR has also launched the special feature notation, ‘W2W’ (Walk-to-Work), which is applicable to personnel transfer systems. These systems are now increasingly used not only in […]
The global anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels market to grow at a CAGR of 13.88% during the period 2016-2020. According to Technavio's "Global Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels Market 2016-2020" report, one trend that is boosting this market's growth is the rise in operations of subsea vessels, which are used for deep-sea works by the offshore wind […]
Tidal Transit's crew transfer vessel Kitty Petra and North Sea Logistics' Excalibur responded to a mayday call yesterday, after a jet ski capsized and threw a man and two children into the sea off Colwyn Bay. Following an alert by people ashore, Holyhead Coastguard broadcast a Mayday Relay to the vessels in the area, called out Llandudno RNLI inshore […]
Njord Offshore has taken delivery of two 26-metre, 24 passenger crew transfer vessels (CTVs), one of which will be available for demonstration sea trials at Seawork International trade show in Southampton from 14 to 16 June. The UK company now has 15 CTVs of 21m and 26m in its fleet, with six of its 26m CTVs […]
Walcon Marine has completed berthing facilities at Great Yarmouth for vessels supporting the build and future maintenance of the 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm. This forms part of the infrastructure of the purpose-built Operations & Maintenance base for the wind farm, which will provide 24/7 access to the project throughout its lifetime. Walcon was contracted by […]
Oil and gas offshore service vessel operators are becoming increasingly interested in the offshore renewables industry as their main market deteriorates; however, vessel operators that specialize in the renewables sector such as Chevalier Floatels have an edge over the new competitors in that their vessels are finely tuned to serve the renewables market with streamlined execution and cost-efficiency, Marcel Roelofs, the Dutch company's […]
France-headquartered shipbuilder Piriou has delivered two 26W wind farm support vessels (WFSVs) built at the company's shipyard in Vietnam to their European owners. The 27.4-metre Rix Leopard was delivered to Rix Sea Shuttle. From August 2016 to around September 2017, the vessel will carry the crews of up to 24 to and from Statoil's 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm […]
Energinet.dk is looking to charter vessels for emergency repairs and planned maintenance on submarine power cables and gas pipelines. Energinet.dk will award 4-year framework agreements, which will also cover submarine power cable laying and protection. The overall amount of contracts is valued at DKK 200 million (approx. EUR 26.8 million). Deadline for the submission of […]
The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has had a report drawn up that maps the regulations and industry standards applicable to maritime operations in the offshore wind sector of Denmark, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. The report, which DNV GL has made for the Danish Maritime Authority, focuses on the need to harmonise the […]