FoundOcean, contracted to SubSea 7, has completed member infill grouting services to strengthen a tubular member of the DPPA Platform situated within Morecambe Bay in the Irish Sea.
A horizontal steel member at elevation -7m on the platform was filled with ordinary Portland cement grout to give it additional residual strength. The member was 27m long with an inside diameter of 0.6m, resulting in a total grout volume of 7.6m3.
The contract follows an upsurge of inspection, repair, and maintenance contract wins in the past quarter, due to the increasing numbers of European offshore assets undergoing structural upgrades as part of life extension programmes.
Jim Bell, Managing Director for FoundOcean commented, “We expect to see more of this type of contract over the coming years as operators address declines in production due to the impact of their ageing infrastructure.” .
FoundOcean Morecambe Bay
Earlier this year, Siemens Wind Power introduced its largest wind turbine yet built. The new SWT 7.0 is based on existing technology from another turbine. Therefore, the turbine can skip many tests, however, it cannot escape a trip to the test centre in Østerild, Denmark.
Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm has awarded a three year contract to Manchester company Granada Material Handling Ltd to provide specialist offshore personnel to look after, maintain and re-certify 160 crane units on its offshore turbines.
The Oceanteam group, parent company of Rentocean have just released their quarterly report and have already achieved an operating profit of $4.2 million US. Rentocean itself has opened two new bases suitable for cable and equipment storage in Eemshaven and Dubai in anticipation of new contracts to come.
Van Oord and Mammoet has installed the last pile on the 144MW Westermeerwind offshore wind farm, the 48 piles took 40 days to install. The work was planned that a pile a day was to be installed, on four of the days two piles were installed in the space of 12 hours.
Norfolk based Tidal Transit has recently received a Highly Commended Work Force New Anglia Award having taken full advantage of a grant from the £2 million European Social Fund Project to update workforce skills.
Full power output has been achieved at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm, a major renewable energy project located off the UK's east coast. Full power output has been achieved at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm, a major renewable energy project located off the UK's east coast.
CWind has today announced that it is to provide a three months corrosion protection campaign to the offshore wind farm Westermost Rough in the North Sea, owned jointly by DONG Energy, The UK Green Investment Bank and Marubeni Corporation.
More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This is an 18 per cent increase from last year’s figure of 6.5 million.
Friday at 15.00 hours the 240-hour test phase of the first of 43 wind turbines at offshore wind park Eneco Luchterduinen was successfully completed.
With an average cost overrun of 20 per cent, offshore wind parks perform well in comparison to other large-infrastructure projects. The average large-infrastructure project in Germany is 73 per cent more expensive than planned.
DONG Energy has reached a new milestone having installed 3,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity - around half of it in the UK. The total output - achieved today with the installation of turbine number 76 at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Germany - is enough to supply the electricity consumption of more than seven million people across Europe.
SPT has been awarded the design, fabrication and installation of the suction pile foundations for the substation soon to be situated on the 402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind farm.
New investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and strategic energy infrastructure, was among the more than EUR 8 billion of financing approved by the European Investment Bank board meeting today.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for a new approach to the UK’s relationship with Scotland on energy issues, with key decisions on energy policy made following a process of consultation and agreement with the Scottish Government.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been appointed preferred supplier for the delivery of V164-8.0 MW turbines for the Navitus Bay project in the UK. s soon as the project translates into a firm and unconditional order, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will disclose further details about this.
Lloyd’s Register’s Richard Sadler has taken the decision to step down as CEO at the end of 2015, after eight years in the role. The Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd Board of Directors has announced the appointment of current CFO, Alastair Marsh, as his successor.
CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has today announced it has won a contract to supply rigging and cable pull-in services to CT Offshore to support their cable laying project at DONG Energy’s Gode Wind 1 & 2 offshore wind farms.
The approval for Dudgeon in meeting the milestone requirements was confirmed by the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC), the designated independent Counterparty to CFDs, last week. Dudgeon issued the milestone requirement notice on 7th May 2015, two days ahead of schedule.
GMB Call For Jobs Guarantees On £1.3 Billion Offshore Sussex Wind Farm Announced To Start Early Next Year. With construction in the run up for the 400MW project Rampion, 450 jobs will become avaliable for the South Coast of England.
Marine energy company Minesto has been awarded a 13 million Euros investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. The funding is part of the commercial roll out, including the establishment of Minesto UK Headquarters in North Wales and commissioning of the first commercial Deep Green power plant.
SubC Partner is now moving into the final stage of the Sand Banks Offshore Wind Farm UXO Project, with our Client Vattenfall GmBH. Many different contractors and divisions of SubC Partner, has been involved in both the operations and mob/de-mob phase(s).
Only a few months after its sales launch at the EWEA Offshore trade show in Copenhagen, the new Siemens offshore flagship wind turbine of the type SWT-7.0-154 has now been installed as a prototype.
South Boats IOW Ltd., is pleased to announce that Rhode Island Fast Ferry has placed an order for a South Boats 21m with US licensee, Blount Boats Inc.
Smulders has awarded a major contract to Manchester Company Granada Material Handling Ltd to design ,manufacture, deliver and commission 67 davit crane units for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm.
The developments on the Hulls Alexandra Dock are beginnning to take shape, a new £2 million investment into a footpath and cycle route has been built to give the public an opportunity to see the developments first hand.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received a firm and unconditional order for 116 V112-3.45 MW turbines for the Rampion offshore project in the UK, with a total capacity of 400 MW.
E.ON has today (Monday) confirmed that it will invest in and build the £1.3bn(€ 1.75bn) ($2.4bn), Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, which will be situated 13km off the Sussex coast, alongside partners in the project, the GIB.
Following the retirement of Mike Waldock in June of this year, Defra has appointed Rear Admiral Tom Karsten as the Chief Executive of Cefas. Tom takes up the role, on leaving the Royal Navy, from 7th September.
The installation of the foundations on the Kentish Flats Extension is moving fast and is on schedule to be completed for the mind june.
Today Ofgem has appointed Transmission Capital Partners as the preferred bidder to own and operate the offshore transmission link to the Westermost Rough windfarm for the next 20 years.
Ampelmann has been contracted by Acta Marine for its newbuild wind farm support vessel, the Acta Orion.
DONG Energy's Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm project remains on track having met a key contractual milestone. The project has successfully demonstrated that 10 per cent of total project expenditure has now been spent.
With 10 kilometres of power cables installed in the Bay of Fundy, a new environmental monitoring program in development, and turbines set for deployment in the near future, FORCE is pleased to announce new board and staff support.
U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) introduced a bill to create jobs, save consumers money and reduce pollution by creating a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES).
South Boats IOW Ltd., the UK’s foremost manufacturer of state of the art Wind Farm Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV’s), has delivered the second of class South Cat 23m, ‘Iceni Vengeance’ to Iceni Marine Services Ltd.
James Fisher and Sons plc (James Fisher), announces today the purchase of the assets and intellectual property rights of X-Subsea UK Holdings Limited (X-Subsea) for a total consideration of £14.8m. Headquartered in Aberdeen, X-Subsea went into administration on 27 April 2015 following the collapse of its Norwegian parent company Reef Subsea AS.
The UK Government's newly appointed Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd has taken over from previous Secretary of State Ed Davey in yesterdays reshuffle. Amber rudd has inherited a desk full of issues to address, spanning from the emerging Swansea Tidal Lagoon to the approaching UN Climate Summit in Paris.
New technologies in the last decade have shown slow but steady progress of ocean and sea energy power: about 30 tidal and 45 wave energy companies are currently at an advanced stage of technological development.
Global Marine has extended its subsea capability with the acquisition of a powerful jet trenching ROV. The new submersible compliments the existing burial equipment portfolio and is designed for pre and post-lay trenching as well as simultaneous lay and burial in the offshore subsea cable sectors.
Damen Shipyards Group delivered a Multi Cat 2613 on 30 April 2015 to Orkney, Scotland-based chartering company Scotmarine. This powerful 50-tonne bollard pull vessel has a large crane and will replace the stock vessel Multi Cat Orcadia Scotmarine purchased three years ago.
After seven months working in the North Sea, Tidal Transit's Kitty Petra personnel transfer vessel [PVT] will be heading west in May 2015 to join her sister vessel Tia Elizabeth working on the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm which is situated 8 miles off the North Wales coast.
Moventas, the new energy technology expert and multi-brand service provider, has been chosen as the sole gearbox development partner for Alstom to equip the raz Blanchard pilot tidal farm in Northern France.
Conquest, with the help of engineering of Temporary Works Design (TWD) and Barge Master, present the efficient installation system for Monopiles (MP’s), Transition Pieces (TP’s) and Pre-piling of Jackets.
:The offshore wind industry is seeking effective ways of cutting cost related to commissioning and service of offshore wind turbines. Waypoint North is a newly established consultancy company specializing in providing safe, effective and cost-efficient aviation solutions.
Anders Monrad Rendtorff, currently Senior Vice President and Head of Communications and Human Resources at Coloplast, will join Vestas in his new position starting on September 1, 2015. He succeeds Morten Albæk, who will remain with Vestas until June 30, 2015.
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, announces the signing of a strategic agreement with Balfour Beatty to become the exclusive integrated marine service provider for its OFTO asset portfolio in offshore wind farms around the UK.
Today the Nordsee Ost wind farm will be officially inaugurated on the occasion of the meeting of the G7 Energy Ministers in Hamburg. The inauguration will be attended by the German Minister of Economics, Sigmar Gabriel, and his fellow ministers from the G7 states, as well as Peter Terium, CEO of RWE AG, Hans Bünting, CEO of RWE Innogy, and Mel Kroon, CEO of Tennet.
ELA Container Offshore GmbH delivered two Offshore Offices as well as six Offshore Living Quarters to the Dutch company Van Oord. They will be used on Van Oord’s accommodation pontoon “Astrachan”.
For some time there has been doubt whether the 120MW project 'Mejlflak offshore wind farm' will be viable enough. With this doubt looming, Aura has decided to exit leaving behind a 19% share in the offshore wind farm, NRGI remain a part of the project with a 75% share.
Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has snapped up an English fabrication business for an undisclosed sum.As part of the deal MASfab has been awarded a seven-figure valued contract to manufacture the latest version of ESS’s SCAR subsea plough.
50Hertz has reached another important milestone in the approval procedure for the Ostwind 1 offshore cable project. The public hearing for the submarine cable route in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for the grid connection of the Westlich Adlergrund cluster (project Ostwind 1) was held today.
RenewableUK says the new Government should send an early signal that it's serious about supporting low-carbon energy to attract investment and create jobs.
Grupo Euskal Forging have successfully delivered flanges for jackets to be installed on Wikinger. This delivery started 2 weeks ago for Navantia and Euskal will begin delivering to Bladt in the near future. Grupo Euskal can manufacture seamless rolled rings as well as free forged parts using 5 manufacturing plants in Northern Spain.
Starting in 2016, E.ON will focus on renewables, energy networks, and customer solutions, whereas Uniper will operate a conventional energy business consisting of conventional power generation (including hydro) and global energy trading.
The Donegal County Council and the Letterkenny Institute of Technologyare delighted with the announcement thatOcean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is setting upORPC Ireland, LLC,in County Donegalat the CoLab Business Centre at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
Wind turbine number 6 located in the westernmost row of the Horns Rev 1 Offshore Wind Farm off Jutland's southwestern coast at Blåvandshuk has generated 100GWh of electricity.
Jan De Nul Group keeps on investing. This time, two 6,000 ton Subsea Rock Installation vessels have been ordered at AVIC Weihai shipyard in Weihai, China.
Prysmian Group, announces today the official sail out of the newly upgraded vessel “Cable Enterprise” from a moored cable laying barge into a DP2 cable laying barge able to manoeuvre with her own propulsion system at the site of work.
The next step has been taken in the nearshore wind farm tendering process, which will lead to the construction of 350 MW nearshore wind energy in up to six areas across the country.
TÜV SÜD is attending the construction of the new offshore wind farm Nordsee One about 40 kilometres off the North Sea island Juist. The international testing and certification corporation has been awarded the contract with the certification of the implementation phase by the project company Nordsee One GmbH, which is a joint venture of the Canadian Northland Power Inc. and the German RWE Innogy GmbH
The Scottish Energy Minister has today [6 May, 2015] launched a competition run by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) offering free Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) to successful technology developers.
James Fisher ("James Fisher" or the "Group") announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of Mojo Maritime Limited ("MML" or the "Company").Founded in Falmouth ten years ago by Richard Parkinson, CEO, MML is a specialist provider of consultancy and design services in the offshore renewable energy sector
TÜV NORD has received an order from DONG Energy to monitor commissioning of the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1. Experts will test the function of the wind turbines on site - in particular their safety systems.
Tidal energy company OpenHydro, a DCNS company, marks a major milestone this week as it celebrates a decade in business while preparing to make industry history during 2015.
Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, has started construction on a major offshore wind farm off the Kent coast.The state owned company said that Kentish Flats Extension – expected to cost more than £150mn to build - is the only wind farm to be built offshore in UK waters in 2015.
DONG Energy has selected Danish contracting and engineering company Semco Maritime to establish a new offshore telecommunication infrastructure in the North Sea. With a total value of up to DKK 100 million, the order is Semco Maritime’s largest ever in offshore wind telecommunications.
The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has today released regional and national jobs analysis, which has revealed remarkable growth in the UK’s renewable energy labour market.
he European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has joined up with environmental engineering consultancy JBA Consulting and metocean scientists at the Met Office to develop software which could revolutionise operational planning at EMEC’s wave and tidal test sites in Orkney as well as other marine renewables developments.
James Fisher Offshore Ltd, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, announces that it has reached an agreement with KPMG in Scotland to acquire a number of subsea assets free from encumbrances from Specialist Subsea Services Limited.
ABPmer, a recognised provider of metocean information to the offshore sector, has extended its SEASTATES service to include the Baltic Sea.
Siemens has supplied, installed and commissioned 80 wind turbines for the 288-megawatt project, each designed to generate 3.6 megawatts of power and equipped with a 120-meter rotor. Now Siemens wind turbines with a total capacity of over 1 gigawatt feed offshore wind power into Germany's power grid.
Kentish Flats, located off the coast of Kent, is undergoing an extension.
The nacelles and blades scheduled to be fitted end of June/July.
The Group is not liable for the costs regarding the grouted connections on the Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm project.
Government introduced legislation yesterday, April 29, to ensure marine renewable energy projects are developed in a responsible manner to respect the environment and the interests of local communities.
Several goverment bodies have today gathered in Hamburg, Germany to celebrate the formal opening of the DanTysk offshore wind farm.
The wind turbine manufacturer Senvion SE, previously part of the Indian group Suzlon Energy Limited, has changed owners.
The depth of knowledge about the geology of Dogger Bank has increased through the surveys undertaken by Forewind as part of its environmental impact assessment process, and outlined in a recently published summary factsheet.
Today the Planning Inspectorate released comments made by local organisations affected by the Swansea Tidal Lagoon, organisations such as Fish Legal, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and Natural Resource Wales all had concerns towards the construction of the lagoon. Severn River Trust raised its issues over the tidal lagoon saying that the construction of not just only the Swansea Lagoon but the Cardiff Lagoon and Western Somerset Lagoon would disturb the migration of certain fish.
Two E.ON offshore wind farms are gradually coming online, further increasing the economic significance of the company’s renewables business. Humber Gateway began exporting power to the UK grid at the end of February.
Oceanteam Shipping is pleased to announce that the 100 percent owned subsidiary RentOcean has successfully signed a EUR 15 million revolving term loan facility provided by NIBC Bank N.V. The facility matures in 3 years after the facility start date.
Karlsruhe. The EnBW offshore wind farm Baltic 2 has reached the next milestone. Last weekend the first kilowatt hour of electricity was generated and fed into the grid. By now EnBW Baltic 2 is connected to the grid with 8 plants.
Atlantis, a global leader in the tidal power sector, is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of the Bristol based tidal business, Marine Current Turbines Limited, (“MCT”) from Siemens AG (“Siemens”) in an all share deal. The acquisition is conditional upon certain conditions precedent being satisfied.
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