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DONG hires WSP for wind farm engineering

Jul 25, 2014

DONG Energy, Denmark's largest energy company, has awarded three contracts to civil engineering group WSP for design work on the onshore substations for three offshore wind farms. WSP says detailed design on the projects is now underway…

Tidal energy projects inch forward

Jul 25, 2014

Former SSE utility boss Ian Marchant has joined tidal energy firm Nova Innovation as its chairman.  Marchant was chief executive of SSE, a large UK-based utility company, for 10 years, before standing down in 2013.  Earlier this year…

UK issues guidance for emergency response planning at OREIs

Jul 24, 2014

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a notice yesterday containing updated requirements for emergency response cooperation plans and requirements for emergency response and search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter operations relating to offshore renewable energy installations (OREIs)…

Heriot-Watt orders ASV C-Enduro

Jul 11, 2014

Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Campus has ordered an ASV C-Enduro. The C-Enduro Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) will be used for research in persistent and long-term autonomy with multiple remote and autonomous marine platforms. The…

Van Oord launches cable-laying vessel

Jul 10, 2014

Van Oord’s new DP2 cable-laying vessel Nexus was successfully launched at Damen Shipyards in Galati, Romania on 30 June 2014. The 123m multipurpose vessel will be deployed installing electrical cables for offshore wind farms. With a beam of almost 28m and a dynamic positioning system…

EIC appoints Head of Asia Pacific

Jul 10, 2014

The Energy Industries Council (EIC) announced today that Azman Nasir is to become the EIC’s new Head of Asia Pacific. Azman, who has 24 years’ experience in the transport, railway, oil & gas and marine industry sectors, will be based…

Aibel secures Statoil contract

Jul 09, 2014

Aibel announced it has secured a contract from Statoil for FEED and Engineering & Management Assistance (EMA) of substructures for the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park offshore wind farm. The contract has an estimated value of approximately NOK$40 million…

Osbit supplies cable system to Technip

Jul 04, 2014

North-England based Osbit Power (OP) has supplied a bespoke cable handling system to Technip Offshore Wind, to support Technip's cable installation operations at Dong Energy’s Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. Osbit says the modular…

Dudgeon given go-ahead

Jul 01, 2014

Statoil and Statkraft have given the final investment decision for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm off the coast of Norfolk, UK. The project aims for full production in late 2017. When completed, Dudgeon will provide renewable energy for up to 410…

Core commissions high strength grout mixer

Jun 25, 2014

Core Grouting Services, an Acteon company, has successfully commissioned a new high volume, high strength grout mixing and pumping unit. The equipment is specifically designed for mixing and pumping high strength grout with a compressive strength of >100 MPa…

DDW completes converter platform

Jun 10, 2014

Dubai-based Drydocks World has completed the HVDC converter platform DolWin beta (pictured), described as the world’s largest in terms of capacity.  The platform is one of the main components of TenneT's 900 MW DC offshore grid connection DolWin2…

OpenHydro turbines for pilot farm

Jun 06, 2014

EDF has announced the development of a pilot farm comprising two tidal turbines at Paimpol-Bréhat in Brittany (France). OpenHydro, a DCNS company and leader in tidal energy, will supply two new turbines, which will be operational from 2015…

Seajacks Hydra delivered

Jun 03, 2014

UK-based offshore vessel operator Seajacks has taken delivery of its fourth vessel, Hydra (pictured), from Dubai-based oil and gas engineering and fabrication firm Lamprell. Hydra is the fourth vessel Lamprell has built for Seajacks, which has a fifth vessel…

Siemens charters new jackup for windfarm service

May 20, 2014

Siemens AG has signed a 3-year charter for a new jack-up vessel to be used for service and maintenance operations at more than 1200 offshore wind turbines across northern Europe. The Wind Server jackup (pictured at right) is currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Wismar…

Offshore wind-powered EOR?

May 20, 2014

DNV GL is proposing a new concept that combines mature water injection technology with the newest developments in offshore wind power to achieve more cost effective enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The company is inviting the industry…

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