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Offshore wind ready to float?

Jul 14, 2014

The Fukushima Forward 2MW floating offshore wind turbine. Photo from Fukushima Forward. A growing number of companies are eying options for floating offshore wind. Elaine Maslin learned why at All Energy in Aberdeen…

Latest HCDC platform installed

Jul 11, 2014

Siemens announced it has completed installation of the offshore platform for the direct-current connection HelWin2. Working under contract from the German-Dutch grid operator TenneT, Siemens has achieved a decisive milestone of the German grid connection projects…

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…

New solutions for grouted connections

Jun 04, 2014

Grouted connections have been a challenge to the offshore wind industry. The sector is now looking for class society guidance so that the latest applications for grouted connections are reflected in the latest design standards. Wind energy is a fast developing industry…

Traq-ing underwater trenching

Jun 04, 2014

Hi-Traq streamlined chassis with buoyancy grabs and tooling cylinder.  Cable-laying challenges on offshore wind farms has led to a new tracked trenching vehicle being designed, which may also have benefits in the oil and gas sector…

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…

Siem wins offshore cable lay contract

Apr 22, 2014

Siem Offshore Contractors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore, has been awarded the contract for the turnkey supply and installation package of the inner array grid cable system for the Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm (OWF), a project developed by RWE Innogy…

Floating wind concept planned

Apr 18, 2014

A multidisciplinary consortium of six private and public organisations from five European countries, led by the French wind power firm ASAH LM, will develop a floating wind turbine concept (SPINFLOAT) based on GustoMSC’s Tri-Floater. Other members include: SSP Technology…

Petrofac and Siemens win wind work

Apr 16, 2014

A Petrofac-Siemens consortium is to provide the BorWin3 offshore wind farm grid connection in the German North Sea under a contract with TenneT.  Petrofac will be responsible for the construction and offshore installation of the BorWin3 platform…

Seaway lift completes Meerwind

Apr 14, 2014

Seaway Heavy Lifting has completed the installation of the 3300-tonne transformer topside of the WindMW Meerwind project. The installation took place in 23m water depth in the German Bight on 3 April. Seaway Heavy Lifting performed the lift on DP with its crane vessel Oleg Strashnov…

Mine risk to be analyzed

Mar 24, 2014

Engineering and project management firm Royal HaskoningDHV and advisory firm 6 Alpha Associates have signed a contract with the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), to be the research contractor for a project…

Oleg Strashnov wins wind work

Mar 21, 2014

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited (owned by Statoil ASA and Statkraft) has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting the contract for the transportation and installation of 67 foundations and 1 substation as part of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project…

Cable laying under focus

Mar 07, 2014

Xodus Group, Cathie Associates, and UTEC Geomarine have formed a consortium which will aim to reduce the costs of generating electricity from offshore wind farms in UK waters. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), which brings together nine offshore wind developers (DONG Energy…

Iberdrola launches first UK wind farm

Jan 30, 2014

Spain's IBERDROLA has connected the first offshore wind turbines at West of Duddon Sands (WODS) wind farm in the Irish Sea to the UK grid. IBERDROLA is carrying out the project via its subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables and in cooperation with Danish firm Dong…

Offshore renewables spending drops

Jan 28, 2014

Renewables industry body Scottish Renewables has revealed figures which suggest Scotland's offshore wind sector is under threat from an investment hiatus. The body has revealed figures it has obtained from major developers showing these…

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