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GC Rieber inks wind farm charter

Jul 12, 2016

GC Rieber Shipping has agreed a time charter agreement with Senvion for the construction support vessel (CSV) Polar Queen for use on offshore wind farms. The contract is for a fixed period of seven months with options to extend by up to three months…

Global Maritime provides marine warranty services for Block Island

Jul 11, 2016

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has signed a contract with offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind to provide marine warranty services for the Block Island Wind Farm…

ABS awarded BKR02 certification services work

Jul 07, 2016

ABS Group received a contract to provide project certification services to DONG Energy Wind Power for the planned Borkum Riffgrund 2 (BKR02) offshore wind farm in Germany. Developed by DONG Energy, the BKR02 Project is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019…

Trelleborg inks BorWin3 floatover installation

Jul 06, 2016

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has been awarded a contract by Petrofac for its first floatover installation of an offshore converter platform - BorWin3 wind farm project. BorWin3 topside illustration…

DONG to build Borssele 1, 2

Jul 05, 2016

The Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs has awarded DONG Energy the concession to build the Netherlands’ offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2. Map of Borssele 1 and 2, from DONG. DONG…

Siemens adds 8MW turbine to offshore offerings

Jul 05, 2016

Siemens’ has added the SWT-8.0-154 to its offshore direct drive platform for wind turbine technology. The 8MW turbine is based on the existing offshore direct drive platform.  The first SWT-8.0-154 will be installed in early 2017, and…

SOV christened for Dutch Gemini project

Jul 01, 2016

The wind service operation vessel (SOV) for the Dutch Gemini project has been christened Windea la cour. The vessel is to set sail to start operations at the Gemini offshore wind power plant this summer. Siemens has supplied 150 wind turbines…

DONG, NGI install suction anchor at Borkum Riffgrund 2

Jul 01, 2016

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), an international center for geoscience research and consulting, and DONG Energy Wind Power signed a contract for the installation of 20 offshore wind turbine bucket foundations, called suction bucket jackets…

Statoil picks Ramboll for master service agreement

Jul 01, 2016

Ramboll recently signed a master service agreement (MSA) with Statoil to deliver multidisciplinary insights to the industry giant. The scope of work covers oil and gas, renewables / wind, power generation and transmission, civil engineering and environmental services…

Leader of the pack

Jul 01, 2016

The UK oil and gas industry is eyeing opportunities in the offshore wind industry, says the EIC’s Will Sharkey. Image from iStock. The UK has developed a project portfolio of unrivaled offshore wind capacity…

Offshore wind rebounds

Jul 01, 2016

Cape Wind is a 130 x 3.6MW turbine offshore wind park planned for off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. But, it has been struggling to get off the ground for some 15 years, says Stephanie McClellan, director, special initiative on offshore wind, University of Delaware…

My WEC for a PTO

Jul 01, 2016

Coming up with wave energy concepts has not been a problem in this nascent industry. Creating power take off (PTO) systems for wave energy appears to have been less easy.  As a result, the University of Edinburgh is leading a project…

Tidal on the rise

Jul 01, 2016

Tidal energy is moving up a gear, with arrays becoming real and a supply chain being put to the test. But, there’s still more to do. Elaine Maslin reports. An AR1500 generator and gearbox being assembled at OREC…

Will it float?

Jul 01, 2016

Floating offshore wind projects are gaining momentum in Europe and elsewhere, including Japan. But, the concepts on offer still vary. Elaine Maslin reports. Hywind schematic. Images from Statoil…

Indian summer wind

Jul 01, 2016

In India, there are two main regions, the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, on the west coast, which are most likely to see activity, says Mark Leybourne, senior engineer at IT Power Consulting to the All Energy conference and exhibition in Glasgow in May…

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