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DONG hits 3000MW offshore wind capacity

May 22, 2015

DONG Energy reached a new milestone having installed 3000MW of offshore wind capacity - around half of it in the UK. The total output - achieved today with the installation of turbine number 76 at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 Offshore Wind…

ECN awards marine renewables contract

May 21, 2015

A consortium formed by Hydro Group and Wenex Equipments has successfully secured a US$3.9 million marine renewables contract. The contract involves the manufacturing and installation of array cabling infrastructure on the SEM-REV marine renewable energy project…

Kite-like subsea energy device takes off

May 20, 2015

Swedish marine energy company Minesto has been awarded a US$14.4 million (€13 million) investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh government to roll out its Deep Green tidal power plant. Deep Green…

Harnessing energy

May 19, 2015

DONG Energy has taken on the offshore wind market—and it is winning. Elaine Maslin explains. A2SEA’s new wind farm installation vessel, the Sea Installer. Images from DONG Energy. In a short period of time…

Siemens installs 7 MW offshore wind turbine prototype

May 19, 2015

The new Siemens offshore flagship wind turbine of the type SWT-7.0-154 has now been installed as a prototype. The prototype installed in Østerild, Denmark. Image from Siemens. The…

Acta Marine uses Ampelmann system

May 15, 2015

Access solutions firm Ampelmann has been contracted by Acta Marine for equipment for its newbuild wind farm support vessel, the Acta Orion. The Acta Orion will be fitted with an Ampelmann motion-compensated gangway. The Ampelmann…

All terrain trenching

May 01, 2015

Subsea trenching has become more versatile with Fugro and SMD’s Q1400. Mike Daniel explains. Launching the Fugro Q1400 trenching system. Photos from Fugro Subsea. It is important to bury wind farm cables…

Siemens sells Marine Current Turbines

Apr 29, 2015

Siemens is to sell its Bristol, UK-based tidal energy company, Marine Current Turbines, to tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources.  Atlantis, which is behind the largest planned tidal development project in the world, says the move…

New CEO at Aquamarine Power

Apr 24, 2015

Aquamarine Power has appointed Dr Paddy O'Kane as the company's CEO, replacing interim CEO John Malcolm who has stepped down after six months in the role. O'Kane has been Aquamarine Power's chief technical officer since 2010. Prior to…

Fugro wins offshore wind farm contract

Apr 17, 2015

Navitus Bay Development awarded Fugro a contract to provide real-time bankable wind profile data for a 12-month period using the Seawatch Wind LiDAR Buoy. The LiDAR buoy has achieved close to 100% data availability despite experiencing…

FoundOcean gets Gemini grouting work

Apr 14, 2015

Van Oord awarded FoundOcean the contract to grout the 150 monopile foundations for the 600mW Gemini Offshore Wind Farm. The project will be the first to use MasterFlow 9800, a new material jointly developed by FoundOcean and BASF. Image…

OMM builds offshore wind tool

Apr 07, 2015

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) secured GROW:OffshoreWind funding to build a subsea tool which will reduce project costs and improve health and safety offshore. The new tool has been designed using OMM’s experiences of working offshore…

Renewables investment reaches record highs

Apr 07, 2015

Global investment in renewable energy reached record levels in 2014, including the record-breaking US$3.8 billion financing of the largest ever renewable energy plant, a Dutch wind farm project, a new report has shown. Image from Siemens…

RIL’s MJ discovery develops off India

Apr 06, 2015

India’s Reliance Industries’ (RIL) MJ Discovery is estimated to have 1.4 Tcf of unrisked contingent resources offshore India, according to partner Niko Resources. MJ Discovery map. From Niko.   The…

Strategic delivers StratCat

Mar 30, 2015

Strategic Marine delivered the StratCat multi-purpose service vessel (MSV) to Njord Offshore. The Njord Odin. Image from Njord.   The MSV is capable of transporting up to 24 crew, and is a first in its class in three particulars…

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