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Film-Ocean Orders 10th Saab Seaeye Falcon

Sep 13, 2019

Independent subsea contractor, Film-Ocean, has ordered its 10th Saab Seaeye Falcon.Film-Ocean have developed and patented a chain measuring system for FPSO and Offshore Wind Farm mooring systems which is easily deployed with the Falcon providing results in real time and is accurate to 0.1mm.Saab Seaeye says that the versatility shown by Film-Ocean’s engagement of the Falcon, demonstrates the success…

Offshore Wind Conference Set for SUNY Maritime

Sep 16, 2019

The Center of Excellence for Offshore Renewable Energy at the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, are hosting the Ocean Wind Energy Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Maritime Academic Center…

Giant Offshore Turbine to be Blown Up

Sep 16, 2019

Ireland-based SSE Renewables, a renewable energy subsidiary of Airtricity, is set to conclude decommissioning of the Hunterston National Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Facility (NOWTTF) by blowing up in a controlled explosion.The 177m-high (580ft)…

German Trains to Run on Offshore Wind

Sep 16, 2019

German Rail (Deutsche Bahn – DB) has closed Germany’s first power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy electricity from an offshore wind farm.German Rail has signed a five-year deal starting in 2024 to buy the output of 25MW, or 8%, of the 295MW…

Ireland Calls for More Offshore Wind

Sep 13, 2019

Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) chief executive Dr David Connolly has called for greater urgency from the government in the country and across the political system to support the development of offshore wind energy.Ireland currently only…

Deutsche Bahn Signs Offshore Wind PPA in Germany

Sep 10, 2019

German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) will be purchasing about 8% of the total production of the 295-MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm  from 2024.Deutsche Bahn will continue to steadily increase its purchase of electricity from renewable energy sources in the coming years…

TenneT, EnBW, Ørsted Pact on Transmission Concept

Sep 09, 2019

The European transmission system operator TenneT, German utilities company EnBW and offshore wind specialist Ørsted have formed an alliance with the aim of implementing new connection concept for offshore wind farms and converter platforms in the German North Sea…

Shared CTV Monitoring Drives Efficiencies for Wind Farm Ops

Sep 06, 2019

Shared monitoring systems that provide comprehensive insight into CTV capabilities and limitations will support safety, planning & cost reduction for offshore wind owners. Offshore wind project owners are missing out on significant cost savings…

Dutch Offshore Wind Grid Borssele Alpha Ready

Sep 06, 2019

The Dutch government announced that construction has been completed of the first large offshore “socket”, or substation, that will connect 700 MW of energy from wind turbines in the North Sea to the mainland.Borssele Alpha, TenneT’s first and…

DNV GL to Certify TenneT Platform in German Sea

Sep 04, 2019

DNV GL has signed a four-year framework agreement with TenneT to provide project certification for new High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)  substations linked to offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.Agreement includes certification of…

SUNY Maritime College Hosts Ocean Wind Energy Conference

Sep 04, 2019

NYC Economic Development Corp. Signs on as Event Sponsor.The Center of Excellence for Offshore Renewable Energy at the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, proudly announce their partnership…

Mayflower Wind Bids for Massachusetts Offshore

Sep 02, 2019

Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell and EDPR Offshore North America, has submitted proposal to the state and utility company to deliver energy from offshore wind installations.The provider of cleaner energy solutions using the power of…

MarineSpace Wins Ørsted Award

Aug 30, 2019

UK-based marine environmental and planning consultancy MarineSpace Limited has been awarded a place on the UK environmental impact assessment (EIA) framework agreement for Ørsted Wind Power A/S.The award means MarineSpace will be eligible to…

EDS Provides Cable Testing to Vattenfall at Horns Rev 1

Aug 27, 2019

High voltage engineering specialist EDS HV Group (EDS), part of the UK’s leading marine services company – James Fisher and Sons plc, has carried out an innovative cable testing campaign for Vattenfall at Horns Rev 1 after the windfarm had experienced network issues…

US Offshore Wind Pipeline Reach 25.8GW

Aug 27, 2019

The U.S. offshore wind project development pipeline grew to a potential generating capacity of 25,824 MW across 13 states, including the Block Island Wind Farm commissioned in 2016.Projects totaling 21,225 MW have exclusive site control, meaning…

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