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OMM and Rederij Groen Team Up on New Renewables SOV

March 28, 2016

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has formed a partnership with vessel owner, Rederij Groen (RG), to bring the offshore renewables industry a purpose built service operations vessel (SOV) for the operations & maintenance (O&M) market. The companies engaged Saltwater Engineering in Holland for the design of the vessel. The SOV has been designed based on real… Continue Reading »

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Two WWII Bombs Found at Rampion OWF

March 27, 2016

Two unexploded bombs have been discovered at the E.ON-operated Rampion offshore wind farm. The bombs, possibly from WWII, were discovered during the unexploded ordnance (UXO) surveys at the wind farm site off the Sussex coast, UK. The items have been found within close vicinity of each other within the offshore site. “Safety remains our highest… Continue Reading »

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DNV GL Leads Project to Boost Meshed HVDC Offshore Grids

March 23, 2016

A new project has been launched with aim to investigate the benefits of the meshed offshore transmission grid connecting offshore wind farms to land. Lead by DNV GL, the project, ‘PROgress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks’ (PROMOTioN), planned to last the next four years, is currently the biggest energy project in the EU’s Horizon 2020 research… Continue Reading »

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VBMS Gets Walney Extension Inter-Array Cabling

March 20, 2016

VBMS has been awarded a contract by DONG Energy for the installation of 87 inter-array cables for the Walney Extension offshore wind farm. The total scope of work for VBMS will consist of (route) engineering, a pre-lay grapnel run, cable transport, cable installation & trenching. The project will be executed by VBMS’ in-house owned and… Continue Reading »

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Technip Scoops Hywind Contract

March 19, 2016

Statoil has awarded Technip Norway a contract for marine operations at Hywind Scotland Pilot Park project. The floating wind turbine park will be located 30 kilometers off the coast of Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland. The project is a result of the Hywind Demo project where Statoil and Technip worked together to install the world’s first floating… Continue Reading »

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A2SEA Dumps CT Offshore

March 19, 2016

Danish offshore wind farm installation and services company A2SEA has decided to focus its business solely on installation of offshore foundations and turbines. As a result, A2SEA’s cable installation subsidiary CT Offshore will not be taking on any more projects and, according to the company, all vessels and equipment will be sold. Due to this shift in priorities a… Continue Reading »

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TRIAXYS Wave Buoys for Rampion OWF

March 18, 2016

AXYS Technologies’ three TRIAXYS Wave & Current Buoys were selected by Partrac as part of their recent metocean support services contract for the Rampion Offshore Wind farm. Partrac has been contracted to manage the supply, deployment, maintenance and delivery of metocean monitoring buoys throughout the wind farm’s construction phase. “AXYS is very pleased to be supplying… Continue Reading »

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Jan De Nul, Prysmian Chosen for Tahkoluoto OWF Work

March 17, 2016

Wind power producer Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy has chosen Jan De Nul Group as the main contractor of marine construction for the new Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Pori, Finland. The cable manufacturer Prysmian Finland will supply the undersea cable. Construction of the wind farm will begin in April. Jan De Nul will be responsible for… Continue Reading »

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N-Sea Subsea Services for French Renewables

March 16, 2016

N-Sea, the subsea IMR provider, has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with CERES and TechSub to provide subsea survey, installation and remediation services to the French offshore wind industry. Gerard Keser, CEO of N-Sea, said: “N-Sea has developed a strong track record in UXO management, construction support and IMR services in the offshore renewables… Continue Reading »

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SLP Prepares Dudgeon Jacket

March 15, 2016

Sembmarine SLP has worked together with and ALE to upend and jack up the jacket structure, built for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm substation. Sembmarine SLP was awarded the EPC contract for the Dudgeon OWF’s substation platform in September 2014 by Siemens Transmission & Distribution Limited (STDL). The jacket structure uses suction bucket technology, a first… Continue Reading »

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