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  • 3 June 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: DeltaStream installation vessel at Fishguard Harbour yesterday transporting vessel moorings to Ramsey Sound. Tidal Energy Ltd (TEL), an innovative tidal stream technology company, will be installing and testing at sea a full-scale prototype tidal stream generating device known as DeltaStream. The company already completed site survey work at Ramsey […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Technology, Vessels

    Royal IHC and MARIN have completed dynamic positioning (DP) assessment tests for an autonomous Service Operation Vessel (SOV) at MARIN’s basins in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The autonomous software will allow for the vessel, SOV T60-18, to carry out operations while under the supervision of the duty officer at the wheelhouse, according to IHC. “By improving […]

  • 14 February 2014

    MPI Workboats has taken delivery of three new windfarm-support vessels, while the fourth vessel is to be delivered within the next few weeks. MPI Napoleon and MPI Snowball were delivered to MPI Workboats yesterday. They were designed by BMT/Nigel Gee and built at the South East Asia Shipyard (SEAS) in Vietnam. South Boats was responsible […]

  • 12 June 2013

    Since April 2012 the wind farm support vessel industry has experienced success and failure, both large and small. 2012 will be remembered for the number of new vessels built and delivered to operators, but predominantly it will be the collapse of South Boats Special Projects in the autumn that shook this sector of the industry […]

  • 2 September 2016

    At the time this article was being written, almost 45 per cent of the purpose built crew transfer vessels in the offshore wind industry were owned or operated by eleven British companies and one Anglo-Dutch company, with 74 of the vessels owned or operated by one of two companies, Turbine Transfers Ltd. and Windcat Workboats. Turbine Transfers is a wholly owned […]

  • 14 August 2015

    Dalby Offshore have acquired a high specification Damen 2610 mark 2 Twin Axe vessel from Bhagwan in Australia, where the vessel was operating since delivery in 2013. The vessel has completed upgrade and warranty work in Damen’s yard in Ostend, Belgium where it was also renamed the ’Dalby Ribble’ registered in Whitby, Yorkshire and painted in […]

  • 1 September 2015

    The Turbine Transfers vessel “Porth Dinllaen” yesterday undertook an emergency medical evacuation of a critically ill passenger from a Cruise vessel in the Irish Sea. The Port Dinllaen was undertaking her normal work of surveying in the Liverpool channel, for client Van Oord when she was asked to respond to the outbound cruise vessel who […]

  • 30 August 2011

    M/V “Sea Discoverer” is at the moment in Dublin mobilising for the Walney II offshore wind farm being installed by Siemens. Vessel will after mob in Dublin steam for Barrow to substitute MV “Sea Spirit” that has been working as floatel since 01st May. Both vessels are operated by Comfort at Sea the joint venture […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Technology, Vessels

    Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new portfolio of “Integrated Vessel Concepts”, designed to harmonise handling, operations and energy systems on a wide range of specific vessel types.  The first set of vessel types to receive Integrated Vessel Concept configurations cover a wide spectrum of maritime operations, including wind farm support. With the integration between disparate […]

  • 4 April 2012

    With the unenviable task of selecting the right boat goes the privilege of leading the designers and yards to build the boats they want. While the hulls are built in different materials and with beam and lengths in various dimensions, the engines, propulsion systems and the fittings remain the choice of the buyer. Even then […]

  • 24 July 2014

    German operator of crew transfer vessels, OPUS MARINE GmbH, has decided to invest into innovation and report impact forces applied to boat landings in offshore wind farms. Also body forces which the service technicians have to experience during the transit will be reported. For this purpose OPUS MARINE has signed an agreement with MIR Maritime […]

  • 23 January 2014

    Royal Dutch Boskalis named multifunctional vessels, NDURANCE and NDEAVOR, during a ceremony on January 15 at the Keppel shipyard in Singapore, according to Offshore Ship Designers. Both 99 meters long and 30 meters wide vessels are built at the Samsung C&T corporation – ZPMC – Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co.Ltd. Both vessels are multifunctional and […]

  • 19 June 2014

    This project, the Performance Review of Maritime Support Services for Orkney (PRoMSSO), was conceived to explore and characterise the performance of Orkney-located vessels and associated services in carrying out marine renewables operations. The project was funded by the Scottish Government through EMEC and was undertaken by Aquatera Ltd, acting as Principal Contractor to EMEC, with […]

  • 31 July 2014

    ‘Seajacks Leviathan’ and ‘Seajacks Kraken’ are prepared for their coming assignments, following a series of repair and renewal jobs by Shipdock Amsterdam. The shipyard, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, had been commissioned for the two jack-ups by Seajacks UK Ltd. The Great Yarmouth (United Kingdom) based company has assigned the shipyard various and different […]

  • 4 March 2014

    CTruk will have two vessels on the Seawork pontoons this year. CWind Endurance, a 20m Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) OWSV for Dungeness-based Technical Marine Support and CWind, is due for delivery in March 2014 and it is planned that she will grace the pontoon at Seawork later in the year. CTruk has utilised […]

  • 27 March 2017

    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.

  • 15 September 2014

    The keel for the construction of the vessel 507, a multipurpose vessel for different types of special works at sea, contracted in 2013 by ULJANIK Brodogradilište and Sofidra S.A. of Luxembourg, has been laid on Wednesday 27th August 2014. With an overall length of 138 m and width of 32 m, the vessel will be equipped for […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Damen has begun work on the latest and one of the largest models of its shallow draft Shoalbuster range, which was ordered by Van Wijngaarden Marine Services. The Shoalbuster 3512 is 35 metres in length, has a draft of 2.9 metres and GRT of 498 tonnes. The new design brings a range of benefits including a […]

  • 16 June 2015

    Nordsee One GmbH has invited tenders for the provision of guard vessel services, which include monitoring and safeguarding of its offshore wind farm construction area.  The services are to be provided continuously over the entire installation phase on a 24/7 basis. The vessel will observe the surrounding, but not project-related traffic, evaluate if any risk of collision […]

  • 26 August 2014

    Offshore Wind Services’ (OWS) latest Damen vessel – the Fast Crew Supplier 2008 ‘Offshore Waddenzee’ – was officially named at Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam, on August 22. The FCS 2008 is the second vessel the Dutch company, which is a specialist in the provision of crew transfer vessels to the offshore wind industry, has ordered this […]

  • 16 April 2015

    CWind has ordered four new crew transfer vessels from Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC), a shipbuilding and consulting company based on the Isle of Wight. The order consists of two 23m aluminium catamarans and two 26m aluminium catamarans. CWind currently manages a fleet of 22 dedicated offshore wind crew transfer vessels but this is the first […]

  • 11 June 2014

    The latest offshore wind support vessel to leave the CTruk production line in Essex made straight for Southampton and is currently on show at berth V25 at annual commercial marine exhibition and forum, Seawork. Ocean Warrior, a brand new 18.5m advanced composite twin-hull CTruk 20T MPC was officially named during an informal ceremony at the […]

  • 10 April 2017

    Knowledge of impact forces is an important aspect in the design and subsequent operation of offshore wind turbines. Offshore wind turbines are typically monopile or space frame structures. In addition to their basic operational loading, these structures are designed to withstand the environmental loads experienced offshore from waves, currents and wind.

  • 5 October 2015

    The concept of using vessels as hotels, or floatels, accommodation vessels, or recently, SOVs, or whatever name you give them, has been available in the market for a while. With some of the current and more future projects being built further at sea in harsher sea states this concept is now gaining ‘ground’. Not only […]

  • 9 March 2015

    On March 7, Jan De Nul launched the world’s largest multipurpose cable laying vessel Isaac Newton at the Uljanik shipyard in Pula, Croatia. The Isaac Newton will be able to perform different jobs as a trenching and offshore support vessel, as a subsea rock installation vessel and as a cable laying vessel. The vessel is planned […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    Seacat Services has installed Reygar’s BareFLEET monitoring system across its entire fleet of offshore energy support vessels.