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3 May 2017 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Denmark's Blue Water Shipping has delivered machinery and special equipment to the Mäntyluoto port in Pori designed to handle and transport the wind turbine blades for the 40MW Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm.

19 April 2017 R&D, Technology

Engineering and operations support services contractor ODE, part of the DORIS Group, is preparing to set up field demonstration sites to test its Articulated Wind Column (AWC) designed for water depths of up to 200 metres.

31 March 2017 Vessels

RNLI crews from Whitstable and Sheerness were called around 9.50am on 30 March to assist the Tempest crew transfer vessel (CTV), which had struck an unknown underwater object and was taking in water at the Kentish Flats offshore wind farm area.

13 March 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

UK-based Manor Renewable Energy’s (MRE) new wind farm service vessel, the Manor Venture, has taken to the water for the first time.

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.

9 February 2017 Technology

Blue Water Shipping has recently completed the transportation of three of the world's largest wind turbine blades from Esbjerg, Denmark to Bremerhaven, Germany.

1 February 2017 Grid Connection, Technology

UK-based unexploded ordnance (UXO) specialist Ordtek has expanded the geographic scope of its interactive online mapping service, Mine Map, to cover Danish waters. The online tool has already been used on the Horns Rev 3 and Kreigers Flak wind sites off Denmark and has helped identify three wartime mines on Horns Rev 3. The biggest […]

25 January 2017 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Denmark's Blue Water Shipping and Germany's Bremer Reederei E&B (BREB) have formed a shipping and transport joint venture with the main focus on servicing the wind turbine industry in Germany. The range of services at the newly established Blue Water BREB GmbH will include port agency, stevedoring, loading, discharging, storage and transport. BREB has been active in […]

13 January 2017 Business & Finance

Danish offshore steel structures manufacturer Bladt Industries has signed a five-year contract with compatriot Blue Water Shipping for all internal heavy load transports at Bladt's Lindø facilities.  “We will handle the internal transports for Bladt by SPMT and flatbed truck. The cargo consists of different types of components weighing up to several hundred tons. We enjoy a good […]

22 December 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The Government of Sweden has decided not to issue a permit to Blekinge Offshore AB for the construction of an offshore wind farm in Hanöbukten. The government ruled that the wind farm is proposed to be built in a strategically important practice area for the country's Armed Forces. Blekinge Offshore AB had applied for a permit to […]

21 December 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

New York labor unions, civic and environmental organizations and elected officials hosted a rally outside of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to show their support for what is to be the nation’s largest offshore wind farm ahead of LIPA's expected vote to approve the project. Located off the east end of Long Island, Deepwater Wind’s 90-megawatt, 15-turbine […]

8 December 2016 Vessels

Iceni Marine is holding a naming ceremony for its new vessel, Iceni Defender, at Alicat Workboats' facilities in Great Yarmouth, where also Iceni's next vessel – Iceni Legend – is being built and is scheduled to be launched in March 2017.  South Boats IOW and Alicat Workboats launched the Iceni Defender at the beginning of November. Iceni […]

1 December 2016 Technology

Classification society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AIP) for Principle Power's WindFloat offshore wind foundation designed for deployment in Japanese waters, featuring a 5MW offshore wind turbine. The engineering work was carried out under a contract with Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding for a feasibility study performed for NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology […]

25 November 2016

DNV GL-led WIN WIN joint industry project (JIP) results indicate that, especially for marginal oil & gas fields supplying production to a major field, floating wind-powered water injection is technically feasible in general. This specific application is claimed to offer an excellent business case too. A major contributing factor favouring the positive overall outcomes is […]

24 November 2016 R&D, Technology

DHI scientist Johan Roenby from the Department of Ports and Offshore Technology has invented a new water surface simulation algorithm, dubbed isoAdvector, which is applicable to a wide range of engineering areas and will help make simulation process cheaper, more flexible and more accurate, according to DHI.  Johan Roenby explained: "One of the main advantages of isoAdvector is its […]

24 November 2016 Wind Farm Update

Deepwater Wind and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), who were set to reach an agreement on the 90MW Deepwater ONE – South Fork project in July, are now expected to do so by the end of this year, according to the national media.  Namely, LIPA was expected to approve the offshore wind farm off Long […]

23 November 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first and only offshore wind farm in US waters, has announced plans to construct a 120MW offshore wind farm, the Skipjack wind farm, some 17 nautical miles northeast of Ocean City, Maryland. Deepwater Wind has secured the rights to acquire the site’s federal lease, subject to regulatory approval. The developer also […]

11 November 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

MPI Offshore's wind-turbine installation vessel (WTIV), MPI Resolution, is ready to operate in deeper waters after works to extend the vessel's six legs have been completed. The leg extensions are now class approved and fully operational, Vroon said. The upgrade work took place over a 60-day conversion programme carried out at MPI Offshore's Tees offshore base […]

26 October 2016 R&D, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Vineyard Wind, formerly named OffshoreMW, to perform a marine geotechnical site investigation within its wind development lease area south of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Fugro’s 105-meter drilling vessel M/V Fugro Synergy will perform the study, which will include numerous seabed CPTs and exploration boreholes, along with sampling and downhole CPTs. […]

25 October 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy has become the first company worldwide to have installed 1,000 offshore wind turbines, after recently installing the landmark turbine at the Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm in German North Sea. Developments have been moving forward at a rapid pace since the first Danish offshore wind turbine with a capacity of 0.45MW started […]

25 October 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

MPI Offshore’s wind-turbine installation vessel (WTIV), MPI Resolution, is currently undergoing installation of leg extensions at the company’s Tees offshore base in Middlesbrough, UK. Following these modifications, MPI Resolution will be able to operate in water depths of up to 35m, depending upon the site-specific data. This represents a gain of up to 7m on […]

14 October 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Gulliver, a heavy lift vessel currently under construction for the Antwerp-based Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors, was launched in China, on 5 September. In the coming months, further outfitting of the vessel will be carried out at the Qidong shipyard, Scaldis said. Afterwards Gulliver will sail from Qidong to the Huisman yard in Xiamen for the installation […]

3 October 2016 Authorities, Environment

The European Commission (EC) is taking the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice of the EU for ''its failure to propose sites for the protection of the harbour porpoise.'' ''The continued failure to propose and designate sufficient sites leaves the areas where the species occurs in greatest densities without the protection required. This refers in […]

19 September 2016 Vessels

DEME Group's new multi-purpose vessel Living Stone was launched yesterday at the LaNaval shipyard in Spain by Sarah Tommelein, wife of Bart Tommelein, Vice-Minister-President of the Government of Flanders and Flemish Minister for Energy. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2017 and will head to its first project at the Merkur offshore wind farm […]

13 September 2016

Offshore wind developers Deepwater Wind and DONG Energy have joined the New York Offshore Wind Alliance (NYOWA), with a goal to secure a commitment from New York to develop 5GW of offshore wind power by 2030. The coalition, announced yesterday, is a project of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY), a non-profit organization promoting […]

7 September 2016 Business & Finance

DONG Energy, Deepwater Wind and OffshoreMW have signed a Letter of Intent with the state of Massachusetts to lease the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal as a staging and deployment location for future offshore wind projects.