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Offshore wind

Feb 01, 2013

Ocean energy is not just in the water. There’s offshore wind, which tends to be steadier than onshore wind. But turbines are harder to build and maintain in a marine environment than they are on land. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)…

Our Crowning Glory?

Feb 01, 2013

Offshore energy means more than just oil and gas. But is it an energy nirvana or a cult of false hope? Bruce Nichols looks at the progress that the marine renewables industry has made, and the hurdles it has to overcome.The latest trend in renewable energy has come to Cobscook Bay in Maine…

Marine Renewable Technology

Feb 01, 2013

Rube Goldberg had nothing on these guys. The American engineer, inventor and cartoonist most famous for drawing outlandish machines would have smiled at all the ideas for capturing ocean wave and tidal energy.According to the European Marine Energy Center…

New offshore wind farm guide

Jan 22, 2013

Bureau Veritas unveils certification guides Guide on Offshore Wind Farm Project CertificationBureau Veritas Certification France has released a comprehensive Guide on Offshore Wind Farm Project Certification, which allows industry players…

Dudgeon beckons for Sheringham duo

Jan 04, 2013

Having partnered successfully through the Scira Offshore Energy joint venture company on the Sheringham Shoal development, Norway's Statoil and Statkraft are working together again on another UK North Sea wind farm project. This follows the acquisition of Dudgeon Offshore Wind…

Wave energy conversion

Jan 04, 2013

JUMBO JOB: The DP2 heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin was used to install 111 transition pieces for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm off Denmark. The transition pieces, weighing up to 180t each, were loaded in Aalborg and transported to Anholt aboard the Javelin…

Inclination monitoring

Jan 04, 2013

Fugro Renewable Services has launched the Inclinocam, which the company bills as a real-time inclination monitoring service to support safe offshore pile installations. The announcement follows the delivery this year of two high performance…

Weather monitoring

Dec 06, 2012

Wood Group won a £17 million management contract to fabricate, install, commission, operate and maintain two weather monitoring stations in one of the UK's largest offshore wind farm developments off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. The Wood Group…

Turbine access

Dec 01, 2012

Houlder and BMT Nigel Gee have completed offshore trials of their jointly developed Turbine Access System, or TAS, at RWE's Rhyl Flats wind farm off the North Wales coast. The lightweight motion compensated gangway provides improved access to wind turbines for maintenance personnel…

What next for the offshore sector?

Nov 20, 2012

‘BW Offshore's Yùum K'ak' Náab FPSO has been producing Pemex' KMZ field in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico since 2007. BW is also supplying the first FPSO for the US sector of the Gulf of Mexico. The BW Pioneer is moored at Petrobras'…

Bechtel and Subsea

Nov 10, 2012

Bechtel and Subsea will work together to develop offshore wind and associated transmission projects in Europe, including the UK and Germany. Under a nonexclusive joint approach they will offer developers and utilities a single contracting group…

Single lift message spreads to wind turbine generators

Sep 01, 2012

A new method of installing wind turbine generators in a single lift is being promoted among potential clients and turbine manufacturers by Seaway Heavy Lifting. The contractor is hoping to conduct a full-scale test next season using its new DP monohull…

Marching to the wrong tune

Aug 17, 2012

During the last week of June in the US, anything that wasn’t ‘Obamacare’ didn’t get much news coverage. With that in mind, one had to wonder why ‘36 citizen organizations with more than 1.1 million combined members’ chose 27 June to release…

Marine Renewables

May 01, 2012

US offshore wind studies under wayThe US Department of Energy has awarded GL Garrad Hassan two grants worth a total of $700,000 to fund studies that will help identify optimal strategies for the installation, operation and maintenance of offshore…

England's eastern promise

May 01, 2012

'The scope of [NAM/Shell] well repair and maintenance work will see [Kraken] visit nearly 50 platforms.'Offshore oil & gas and wind power opportunities for England's eastern region were debated at the biggest ever conference staged by EEE…

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