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JDR wins Dudgeon offshore wind farm

Sep 02, 2014

VBMS awarded JDR a contract for the Statoil/Statkraft Dudgeon offshore wind farm. Dudgeon, off the UK’s Norfolk coast will utilize over 95km of JDR’s copper core inter-array cable and a range of cable accessories. The design and manufacture…

Offshore wind jackup efficiency challenge

Sep 02, 2014

The UK's Crown Estate has published its latest report aimed at improving the performance of the offshore wind sector, focusing on the more effective use of jackup vessels to help bring down costs in the maintenance of offshore wind turbines…

Biggest tidal array gets funding

Aug 22, 2014

Work is due to start in Q4 this year on what its backers are calling the world’s biggest tidal array after its owners agreed a £50 million funding package from the Scottish and UK Governments and the UK's Crown Estate.  The MeyGen project…

MPI Adventure hired for Sandbank offshore wind farm

Aug 14, 2014

MPI Offshore, based in Stokesley, UK, and part of the Netherlands-based Vroon Group, announced that its vessel MPI Adventure and its services will be employed on the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm project. The company will perform the…

Boskalis JV wins wind work

Aug 13, 2014

VSMC, a cable-laying joint venture between Royal Boskalis Westminster and VolkerWessels, has been awarded a contract by Sandbank Offshore Windfarm (a joint venture between Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München). The scope of work includes cable supply…

Tackling blast-proofing

Aug 04, 2014

An A60 fire door from InterDam. Just seven years after launching, fire- and blast- resistant door and wall manufacturer InterDam has added some impressive names to its project portfolio…

Heavy hitters in heavy lifting

Aug 04, 2014

The Dutch have long dominated the heavy lifting market, especially offshore, and the country’s domination looks set to continue. Earlier this year, Allseas announced plans to build a new vessel that will top by 50% the capacity of its already enormous Pieter Schelte…

Offshore people power

Aug 01, 2014

iPS’ Nick Spies. Demand for qualified and experienced personnel is strong on a global basis—especially in offshore renewables. The industry is relatively new and it has also…

Big gets bigger - and more capable

Aug 01, 2014

Frank Verhoeven  Boskalis is eyeing an increasing role in offshore oil and gas and renewables projects—including the potential to dry dock floating production vessels at sea. Elaine Maslin found out more…

Westermeerwind wind farm construction to begin March 2015

Jul 25, 2014

Westermeerwind BV reached financial close on 25 July for the turnkey construction of the Westermeerwind wind farm in IJsselmeer, Netherlands. Work can now start on building the 48 wind turbines. The Westermeerwind wind farm consists of…

ECN approves Mitsubishi Electric’s compact wind lidar

Jul 25, 2014

The Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) conducted tests to validate and subsequently approved Mitsubishi Electric’s compact wind lidar as complying with European wind measurement standards. The lidar (portmanteau of “light”…

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…

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