Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine has started 2012 strongly, signing contracts to build eight 20 metre offshore wind farm
crew transfer vessels (including options) for the European market.
The company will also be establishing a Service Network in Europe to support the vessels it will be supplying to clients in the region.
The vessels will be managed by Njord Offshore, a subsidiary of Norse Management UK, which has a long history in the marine industry.
Strategic Marine's Chief Marketing Officer, Terry O'Connor said the 20 metre catamarans were designed by world-renowned ship designer
BMT Nigel Gee and will be built at the company’s Singapore shipyard.
"We are absolutely thrilled that the management team at Njord Offshore chose Strategic Marine to build their fleet of offshore
wind farm support vessels," Mr O'Connor said.
"The signing of these contracts fulfils our aim of entering the rapidly expanding offshore wind farm support vessel market in Europe
and sets us on our ultimate path to become the market leader for this type of vessel.
"Strategic Marine has a vast amount of experience in building boats for the offshore oil and gas sector, which we can draw-on to
provide high quality, high speed, reliable vessels to meet the needs of the offshore wind farm industry."
When delivered later this year, the multipurpose vessels will be among the most sophisticated in the market, built to DNV Class
Rules (+IAI HSLC R2 Wind Farm Service 1). Each vessel will be powered by twin MTU 8V2000M72 engines and be capable of speeds in excess
of 25 knots.
Tom Mehew, commercial Director of Njord Offshore said the company was delighted to be building its vessels with Strategic Marine.
"The vessels' design and features incorporate feedback from all levels of the European offshore windfarm industry and we believe that
Strategic Marine's experience in building high speed, high quality aluminium craft, makes it the ideal partner to deliver these vessels."
BMT Nigel Gee’s Technical Director, Ed Dudson said: "The signing of these contracts cements the Teaming Agreement between Strategic Marine
and BMT Nigel Gee in September 2011.
"This 20 metre boat is the first in a range of offshore wind farm support vessels developed specifically for Strategic Marine. The
design is based on a well proven hull form that encompasses excellent fuel economy as well as superior seakeeping," Mr Dudson said.
Atlantis, is pleased to announce that it has, through a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, today completed the acquisition of Marine Current Turbines Limited from Siemens AG in an all share deal, conditional upon admission of the consideration shares.
Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc will today begin the tendering process for three main operations and maintenance (O&M) contract packages to support the £1billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.
Sif Group (Sif) have decided to expand its production capacity. €60 (£42) million will be invested in the headquarters in Roermond and in Rotterdam at Maasvlakte 2.
The Veja Mate offshore wind project has a total construction budget of EUR 1.9 billion, and will be financed through a combination of equity, mezzanine loans and loans from banks and export credit agencies.
Royal Boskalis in partnership with VolkerWessels has been awarded a contract by Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH for the design, procurement, fabrication, supply, transportation, installation and testing of sixty seven (67) foundations.
Vattenfall has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred supplier for the delivery of V164-8.0 MW turbines for the 400 MW Horns Rev 3 project off the west coast of Denmark.
HR Wallingford is working with DONG Energy as part of a project to develop the next-generation of wind turbine foundations. Work is underway in HR Wallingford’s Fast Flow Facility and will help inform the design of a novel suction bucket foundation, and will ultimately lead to more cost effective seabed foundation solutions for the renewable energy industry.
Letters to all known creditors and Suppliers should be receiving a letter outlining the process for claiming any monies owed including those with preferential debt (Insolvencey Act 1986).
A2SEA’s SEA CHALLENGER will soon start installation of the 97 Siemens 6MW turbines on DONG Energy’s Gode Wind 1+2 project in the German part of the North Sea. Monday, 29 June 2015 she will start mobilisation in Esbjerg.
The Gemini Offshore Wind Farm has agreed a contract to become the first commercial users of Windnova, brand new project management software, designed specifically for the offshore wind sector.
Joined by government and community officials, customers and special guests, Siemens this week celebrated the official christenings of purpose-built Service Operation Vessels which took place in cooperation with Esvagt A/S, owner of the two vessels, in Rostock, Germany, and Hamburg, Germany.
The Dutch senate adopted a new law wind with regards to wind energy. This is a crucial step for Netherlands in the transition to more sustainable energy.
Grant Thornton, on behalf of GROW, agreed with CMP Ltd, based at Ringwood and Northfleet, UK, a commission to examine the feasibility for a compact offshore JUB concept to deliver economies of scale covering O&M work packages on UK Round 1 and 2 Offshore wind assets.
DONG Energy has awarded a contract to supply subsea power cables for the Race Bank offshore wind farm to UK-based company JDR. Additionally, both companies have collaborated on a comprehensive frame agreement for offshore wind farm cable and accessory supply.
3sun Group renewables division is a provider of skilled technicians for installation, inspection and operations and maintenance services of onshore and offshore wind turbines throughout the world, specialising in the UK, German and Danish markets.
NKT Cables will now start production of more than 150 kilometers of 220 kV high voltage submarine export cables which are to be used on DONG Energy's Race Bank wind farm.
Van Oord has signed a contract with DONG Energy for the installation of foundations at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in the UK
DONG Energy has decided to construct Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, located in the Greater Wash area, approximately 27 km off the east coast of Britain. Race Bank will have a capacity of up to approx. 580MW and is expected to be fully commissioned in 2018. The wind farm will be constructed and operate under the UK's ROC scheme.
CWind has today announced that it has won a six months contract to provide crew transfer services to Greater Gabbard Offshore wind farm. Its 19m catamaran, one of more than 20 crew transfer vessels in the fleet operated by CWind, will assist with O&M activities at the project.
BremaBreman Machinery recently delivered a second Mono-pile Gripper on behalf of Van Oord Ship Management.
Assembly works of the 7MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine, on the three-column semi-sub floater at Onahama port has been successfully completed. Delivery of the floater to testing area is going to start shortly as part of the second term.
RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind and marine energy industries, is highlighting the fact that the UK’s offshore wind capacity has surpassed five gigawatts (GW), a significant milestone in the sector.
On Friday 19 June, the 2nd load out of the 55 transition pieces for the Gode Wind 1 project was completed from Bladt Industries’ quayside in Aalborg.
Important milestones in the construction of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 wind farm have been achieved: Saturday, DONG Energy completed the installation of both substation platforms. The power to be generated in future by the wind turbines of Gode Wind 1 and 2 will now be converted from DC to AC for further transport by two substation platforms.
Wagenborg's Pile Gripper Tool, including a hydraulic HSD-frame, has been transported and mobilized to Esbjerg, where it has been installed on wind turbine installation ship the Pacific Orca.
EDF Energy Renewables will be carrying out site investigations within the area of its planned Blyth Offshore Demonstration Project during June.
Stril Server was this week awarded a 10 weeks contract, with 5x1 weeks options, for work on the Dutch sector. The contract is set to commence early August of this year.
HelWin2 direct current grid link is now in comercial operation with a transmission capacity to supply nearly 900,000 German households.
A delegation of thirty Japanese offshore wind companies will visit the Netherlands this week on a fact-finding mission to gain further understanding of the Dutch offshore wind industry strengths and capabilities.(English/Dutch)
Royal HaskoningDHV has been contracted by Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd (VWPL) to continue into the next phase of the Kentish Flats Extension Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Kent in South East England.
The installation of the first of 15 MHI Vestas V112 3.3MW wind turbines at its extension to Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm, 7km off Whitstable and Herne Bay off the Kent Coast has taken place.
Sources have said that offshore diving company Red7Marine has entered administration. Its 280 staff were informed earlier today.
Vattenfall has today completed installation of the first of 15 MHI Vestas V112 3.3MW wind turbines at its extension to Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm, 7km off Whitstable and Herne Bay off the Kent Coast.
On 18 June, 2015, the Damen-built ART 80-32 Hybrid Rotortug RT Emotion was named in the Port of Bremerhaven during KOTUG’s annual Herring Party.
Belgian wind farm developer Nobelwind has awarded Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime a new EPCI contract for the manufacturing of the Offshore Substation (OSS) for the upcoming Bligh Bank II Offshore Wind Farm. The scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI).
714MW East Anglia ONE has submitted new documentation to The Planning Inspectorate enlisting changes that will be made to its transmissions assets, responsible for exporting the wind farm's electricity to shore.
As the world’s first offshore wind power operator, DONG Energy has received the internationally recognised ISO 55001:2014 certification for its operation, maintenance and integrity management of offshore wind power assets.
The team behind the 100MW Fair Head Tidal energy project which would supply enough clean power for the equivalent of all homes in the Coast and Glens Council area says it has now completed over 95% of the offshore survey work required to support a planning application for its seabed turbines.
ABB will provide the Caithness-Moray high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission link, which will connect the electricity grid on either side of the Moray Firth in northern Scotland.
Today the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of an innovative new vessel designed to reach offshore wind farms more cheaply and easily.
Dutch pension fund manager PGGM is taking part in the new German offshore wind farm ‘Baltic 2’. PGGM will invest in the project alongside Macquarie Capital, who agreed to acquire a 49.89 percent stake in the project earlier this year.
Today the Gwynt y Môr wind farm, located eight miles offshore in Liverpool Bay, will be officially inaugurated by Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales. With an installed capacity of 576 megawatts, Gwynt y Môr is the world’s 2nd largest offshore wind farm.
CWind Artimus was officially handed over by Andy While of CTruk yesterday at Seawork International in Southampton, UK. Jemma Eaton of CWind accepted vessel before it was blessed by the Reverend John Attenborough and christened with champagne.
DEME Concessions Wind nv (“DEME”) and the Windreich Group of companies (“Windreich”) announce the close of a joint venture between DEME and Windreich.
European Energy A/S places order for two V164-8.0 MW and two V117-3.45 MW turbines for an onshore project in Esbjerg, southern Denmark. The project will enable further testing of the installation and operation of the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine.
The tower, blades and nacelles were loaded onto the 'Neptune' over the past weekend. The components departed Monday and are scheduled to arrive today arrive at the Kentish Flats Extension for installation to commence.
CWind has today announced that it has won an eight months contract to provide crew transfer services to Fred Olsen at Walney 1 and 2 offshore wind farms.
Today, Gamesa unveiled its Outlook 2015-2017, with the goal of locking in the profitable growth that commenced under the preceding plan, offer sustainable and rising dividends, 25% of annual net profit, and accelerate shareholder value creation.
Euskal Forging, a supplier of seamless rolled rings, announces that it has recently won the contract to fully supply the flanges for the foundations for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.
Tocardo Tidal Turbines, producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, will install five tidal turbines in the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier (Oosterschelde barrier).
Hamburg-based shipbroker GRS has moved forward with a growth strategy by opening up a new office within the UK.
A second Tidal Transit personnel transfer vessel [PTV], Ginny Louise, has joined its sister vessel Eden Rose at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm situated 8km off the Yorkshire Coast, north of Hull.
The Dalby Offshore managed accommodation barge the 'ASV Pioneer' is assisting in cable works on the Baltic 2 offshore windfarm for the summer and is supported by a spread of two tugs and a number of specialist personnel.
HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (HiDef), is pleased to announce that it has secured a contract with leading energy company SSE to provide services to the Beatrice offshore wind farm.
The Coastal Chariot will soon install the floating BlueTec platform, south of the island of Texel in The Netherlands. This platform holds tidal turbines beneath the sea surface.
Eel energy has received € 500K from Bpifrance and the Nord-Pas de Calais region as a help for their tidal project.
EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER) will be carrying out site investigations within the area of its planned Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project off the North East coast during June.
As a direct result of the rapidly deteriorating market, maritime equipment supplier Royal IHC has decided to accelerate the implementation of its ‘IHC 2020’ strategy, which was announced in 2014.
Con4Mare has been chosen by RWE to provide marine warranty surveying for the 332MW wind farm Nordsee One.
Norstec, the network for offshore renewables in northern Europe, will today hand over its three main workstreams to other organisations as part of a restructuring of industry networks.
CT Offshore’s Cable Laying Vessel SIA installed the first cable on DONG Energy’s Gode Wind Offshore Wind Farm in the German part of the North Sea. SIA will install all of the 97 inter-array cables.
The EnBW 2 Baltic offshore wind farm is approaching the final stages leading up to fully commissioned. Today the final turbine was insstalled on site, all 80 turbines were installed by the vessel 'VIDAR'.
Bladt Industries started the load out of the first four finished transition pieces for the Sandbank offshore wind farm project.
Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has helped to support National Grid and Statnett in the development of an infrastructure project linking the UK and Norwegian.
Natural Energy Wyre are planning to build a new tidal barrage spread across the River Wyre, once/if completed the project will generate around 150GWhr of electricity each and every year.
Babcock is to design, fabricate and off-load the substation for Rampion offshore wind farm development off the coast of Sussex, from their site in Rosyth, Fife.
Tidal Transit's personnel transfer vessel [PTV], Eden Rose, has recently been chartered by Great Yarmouth based Dawson Energy, part of the 3Sun Group, to undertake the first 500 hour service of a number of Siemens wind turbines at the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been chosen by DONG Energy as preferred supplier for the proposed delivery of the V164-8.0MW wind turbine for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm in Germany.
Planning consent was given today for construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon, in a boost to moving towards a low carbon, home grown energy mix.
Around three o'clock Tuesday morning Van Oord completed the last of the 43 turbines to be installed on the 129MW project Eneco Luchterduinen.
Siemens has been awarded an order for a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system to connect the British and Belgian national grids via subsea cable.
On 1 June 2015, Deutsche Windtechnik AG acquired 100% of the shares of seebaWIND Service GmbH and Level 360 Gesellschaft für Rotor- und Gittermastservice mbH.
South Boats IOW Ltd has delivered the South Cat 23m, ‘Iceni Venture’ to Iceni Marine Services Ltd.
NEMO LINK today announced the two winning contractors who will build the first electricity interconnector between GB and Belgium. They are Siemens and J–Power Systems, the Japan-based company, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
The summer weather is enabling Vattenfall to continue work on the 50MW Kentish flats extension. The pre-lay matress and 3 inter-array cables have been installed.
At 18:30 on the 27th May, after nearly six hours of effort, more than 10 kilometers away from the shore of the Yellow Sea. The outside surface of a wind turbine foundation pile firmly settled to the mud 56 meters below the surface. This marks the start of construction for China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group Rudong 150MW.
UK Company Modus Seabed Intervention Ltd and Saab Dynamics AB of Sweden have entered into a Collaboration Agreement to further develop the operational use and applications of the Saab Sabertooth hovering Hybrid AUV/ROV for the Oil and Gas and Offshore Renewables markets.
DNV GL has submitted the project certificate for the German offshore wind farm Meerwind Süd|Ost to WindMW, responsible for the development, construction and operation of the project.
EMEC will be restructuring to ensure that its world-leading marine energy test facilities can continue to respond to the wave and tidal industry’s changing landscape and market demands.
The Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm, due to be fully operational this summer, last week reached a landmark achievement with all 73 turbines generating two months ahead of schedule.
Mr. Matthews becomes one of 12 influential industry leaders elected to the board to represent the UK wind and marine energy industry.
RWE Innogy UK is continuing to make significant progress with a revised business case and design for the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm. The Project is now moving into the detailed design work phase, involving its supply chain partners and potential equity finance partners.
50Hertz’ holding company, Eurogrid GmbH, has emitted a corporate bond over 500 million Euros on June 2. The bond has a denomination of 100,000 Euros with a duration of 10 years and a coupon of 1.875 %.
AMBAU GmbH has been assigned by OWP Nordergründe GmbH & Co. KG with the design and manufacture of 18 monopiles and transition pieces.
Siemens today (June 3) welcomed a decision by Hull City Council's Planning Committee to grant approval to plans by global wind energy market leader Siemens for a turbine blade factory and associated facilities in the city.
WPD AG and its financing banks yesterday signed financing contracts in Frankfurt for the Nordergründe offshore project. According to these contracts, the loans will be provided by KfW IPEX-Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) while 100% of the equity will come from wpd offshore GmbH.
ABB, an automation technology group, has won a significant order to provide substations and related power infrastructure for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. ABB will provide power infrastructure for the offshore platform as well as the onshore substation to efficiently integrate the new wind farm into the country’s transmission grid.
Opportunities for local businesses to get involved in the delivery of the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay were explained at a special supply chain event held in the Wirral earlier on today.
Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has secured a significant contract with Bluewater Energy Services (Bluewater), a company specialising in Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels and Single Point Mooring (SPM) systems, for the provision of its innovative Chain Tension Monitoring System.
Formosa Wind Power Co. Ltd, where K2 Management is supporting as general consultant, has signed a firm and unconditional Turbine Supply Agreement (TSA) for the test project of Formosa 1 Offshore Wind Farm, Taiwan’s first utility-size offshore wind farm.
85km off the coast of the Netherlands a milestone development for European renewable energy targets cranks up a gear in the coming months. We will see some of the best known names in the Offshore Wind Sector working together on the next phase of the Gemini Windfarm project.
The submarine electric cable that will link Sabella D10 tidal turbine to Ushant island power grid has been installed. The operation has been carried out between May 24th and 26th by BOURBON OFFSHORE SURF using the vessel "L'Argonaute", a 69 meters long and 15 meters wide vessel usually used by French Navy for State missions at sea.
Start June 2015, CT Offshore’s new trencher ROV, the CTO 107-1100, will be deployed at DONG Energy’s Gode Wind 1 + 2 Offshore Wind Farms. CT Offshore will install the 97 inter-array cables.
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