Germany: Global Tech I Offshore Wind Farm Cable Work Underway

September 1, 2014

Construction of the North Sea wind farm Global Tech I is complete: 100 kilometres from the German coast and occupying an area half the size of Bremerhaven the offshore wind power station now stands with 80 turbines of the 5 megawatt class (AREVA Wind M5000-116) and the farm’s own transformer station. At present, only the… Continue Reading »


Aquind Supports Launch of RenewableUK’s 2015 Manifesto

July 2, 2014

Aquind, part of Offshore Group Newcastle, has backed the launch of RenewableUK’s 2015 manifesto at a special reception at the House of Commons. The North East England-based company, which has developed the innovative Triton steel jacket foundation for the offshore wind sector, sponsored the RenewableUK Parliamentary Reception, which was attended by MPs, peers, civil servants and… Continue Reading »


Businesses Invited to Invest in Marine Renewable Energy to Help Power UK

June 28, 2014

Businesses across the south coast are being called upon to develop innovative technologies which will provide renewable energy for the UK. More than 100 firms have been invited to an event on Thursday 26 June – to identify new methods and opportunities for harnessing the power of the English Channel/Manche. The conference, held at Butlin’s… Continue Reading »


Taiwan: Proposed Wind Farm Offshore Changhua County to Affect Sea Life

March 19, 2012

Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said that the proposed wind farm offshore Changhua County coast will affect white dolphin and migratory birds, reports Taiwan News. Fuhai Wind Power Co. plans to install 52 wind turbines around 10 km off the coast of Fangyuan, in water depths of up to 45 meters. The wind farm is expected… Continue Reading »


ABB Bags Subsea Cable Order for UK’s Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm

March 7, 2012

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $15 million from E.ON UK, to supply the power export cables for the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm. ABB will design and supply 2×14 kilometer (km) circuits of 132 kilovolts (kV) three-core AC submarine cable, with integrated fiber optics, to connect… Continue Reading »


Osiris Projects, Bibby Maritime & Bibby Marine Consultancy unite for Oceanology International 2012

February 13, 2012

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 The three companies have confirmed they will be sharing a stand at the event in March to support the presence of specialist semi-SWATH coastal survey vessel Bibby Tethra. Bibby Marine Consultancy is a new division of the Bibby Line Group introduced this year, drawing upon Bibby’s extensive maritime history and ship… Continue Reading »


Offshore Wind: an Opportunity for the Oilfield Services Industry

February 2, 2012

Since the late 1960s, the North Sea has been a major source of energy in the form of hydrocarbons for several countries, chiefly the United Kingdom and Norway. But while some concern has been raised in recent years about how long North Sea oil can continue to support the Northern European oil and gas industry… Continue Reading »


Germany: RWE Innogy Awards FoundOcean with Nordsee Ost Foundation Grouting Contract

January 23, 2012

FoundOcean is excited to announce the award of the foundation grouting contract for Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in German waters by RWE Innogy. The 295 MW capacity wind farm will be installed in water depths ranging from 22 to 25 m on four-legged jacket foundations. The 49 foundations (48 turbine and one transformer substation)… Continue Reading »

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