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Keppel FELS on Track to Deliver Offshore Wind Turbine Installer

Aug 20, 2012

Keppel to deliver one of the world’s largest multi-purpose offshore wind turbine installers.Keppel FELS say they are on track to deliver Seafox 5, one of the largest and most advanced multi-purpose offshore wind turbine installers of its kind to the Seafox Group…

World's Largest Wind Farm Installation Vessel Delivered

Jul 26, 2012

Samsung Heavy Industries delivers 'Pacific Orca' to owners Swire Pacific OffshoreSamsung Heavy Industries won an order to build Pacific Orca in July 2010. Pacific Orca is 161m long, 49m wide and 10.4m high, and as the world’s largest wind farm installation vessel…

New Safer Vessel Transfer System

Jun 13, 2012

Scira Offshore Energy, operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, will utilise a new UK-designed vessel transfer system to provide its wind farm technicians with safe and reliable access to wind turbines in a range of weather conditions…

Keppel Expands Offering for Offshore Wind Farm Installations

Jan 03, 2012

Keppel said it will acquire a substantial stake in OWEC Tower, an industry leading designer of jacket foundation. KV Ventus B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Ltd. (Keppel) has today entered into a share purchase and subscription…

Bentley Acquires FormSys

Nov 16, 2011

Bentley Systems acquired FormSys, based in Perth, Australia. This software development company has a proven, 20-year track record in 3D design, analysis, and construction software for structural engineering, offshore engineering, and naval architecture…

Zentech Acquires Derrick Barge 23, Renamed ZEE RIG 3

Oct 14, 2011

Zentech, Inc.  has acquired the former Derrick Barge 23 and renamed it ZEE RIG 3. “We intend to upgrade the vessel in two phases, first for use as a crane barge with increased lifting capacity, and later as a much larger self-propelled jackup vessel for wind farm installation service…

Maersk Partners With Apex for North American Wind Energy

Oct 09, 2011

Maersk Line, Limited and Apex Offshore Wind Energy Partner to Bring Offshore Wind Energy to North America. Apex Offshore Wind, LLC and Maersk Line, Limited today announced that they have established a working relationship to support the development…

Market Report on High Altitude Wind Energy

Aug 25, 2011

The world’s demand for safe and clean energy continues to grow, with renewable sources playing an every greater role. Wind power generation, having expanding offshore, is now not only looking out but up. International renewable energy consultancy…

Work Begins on Offshore Substations

Jun 07, 2011

The state of the art crane vessel the Oleg Strashnov arrived at the Sheringham Shoal site early last week after a trip to Vlissingen in Holland to pick up further monopiles, and has resumed foundation installations.  Currently persons on board number 162…

Jumbo Offshore Installs Offshore Wind Equipment

Apr 22, 2010

Jumbo Offshore’s crew, engineers and subcontractors have successfully completed the first leg of their current Transition Piece (TP) installation project. Jumbo’s DP2-vessel Jumbo Javelin installed the TP’s, the first 18 of a series of approx…

Keppel German Offshore Wind Newbuild

Mar 25, 2010

Keppel Verolme BV (Keppel Verolme) and consortium partner AREVA Energietechnik GmbH, a German subsidiary of French energy company AREVA, have secured an $82.5m contract from Wetfeet Offshore Windenergy GmbH (Wetfeet Offshore) to build a Mobile…

Iberdrola Renovables, SENER Agreement

Nov 23, 2009

The Spanish company Iberdrola Renovables and SENER, Ingenieria y Sistemas, have signed an agreement for the active participation of SENER in the R&D concerning floating wind turbine supports moored over deep waters -more than 50m depth. The project…

Jumbo Offshore Installs First Transition Piece

Sep 25, 2009

Jumbo Offshore’s engineers and the crew of DP2-vessel Jumbo Javelin have successfully installed their first Transition Piece (TP), off the UK’s south-east coast. This is the first time that a TP has been transported and installed with only one DP2 vessel…

First Full-Scale Floating Wind Turbine

Sep 13, 2009

Technip joins StatoilHydro in celebrating the inauguration of the Hywind demonstration wind turbine, which took place on September 8 in Karmøy, Norway. Located 10 kilometers offshore Karmøy, Hywind is the first full-scale floating wind turbine and has a capacity of 2…

StatoilHydro’s Floating Wind Turbine

Sep 08, 2009

The world’s first full-scale floating wind turbine – StatoilHydro’s Hywind pilot – was officially inaugurated in the North Sea, 8 September.StatoilHydro is investing about $57.4m in the project, with Enova providing $9.9m. The latter is…

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