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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…

Positive outlook

Aug 04, 2014

The HelWin Beta platform, on its way out to sea. Photos from HFG. The North Sea is set to continue to provide work for fabricators for 10-20 more years, says Heerema Fabrication Group’s CEO…

Wind power gains

Aug 01, 2014

The HelWin2 converter platform being transported. More than 3.8GW of offshore wind transmission capacity is being installed by TenneT offshore northern Europe. Meg Chesshyre found out more…

JDR opens center in Cambridge

Jul 25, 2014

JDR is opening a new offshore engineering technology center in Cambridge on 28 July. The new Cambridge R&D team will evolve JDR’s specialist knowledge of subsea production umbilicals and subsea power cables to take on exploration challenges faced by oil…

Flowline Specialists invests in fleet

Jul 24, 2014

Aberdeenshire-based Flowline Specialists plans to grow its business by 20% in the coming year after a multimillion-dollar investment in its fleet In February, the firm announced that it was investing approximately US$4.2 million in purchasing…

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…

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