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The MPV Willem De Vlamingh will be working installing cable connecting the Northwind offshore wind farm next summer

The MPV Willem De Vlamingh will be working installing cable connecting the Northwind offshore wind farm next summer

Change is in the air... and in the water
The wind installation market is being driven by rising scale, depth and not least, competition. so some operators are responding by making significant changes. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Robin Rigg maintenance work
CWind, a UK-headquartered integrated service provider in the offshore wind industry, has supplied Crew Transfer Vessels to assist with blade repair operations at the offshore wind farm for E.ON, the wind farm site owner at Robin Rigg offshore wind farm. 06 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Switch to renewables reaps Scottish success
Scotland-headquartered subsea and engineering technology company, Ecosse Subsea Systems Ltd (ESS), has said it has benefited as an ‘early adopter’ as it has moved from its traditional focus in oil and gas in to the renewables and interconnector markets. 06 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Van Oord to build largest wind farm in Belgian waters
Belgian offshore contractor Van Oord has signed a contract with Norther for the construction of the Norther offshore wind farm, located 23 km off the Zeebrugge coast in Belgium. 05 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Rectiverter UPS system for Hywind
Norwegian power electronics specialist Eltek has announced that it has been chosen by Siemens to provide power solutions for the prestigious Hywind Scotland Pilot Park floating wind turbine project. The agreement includes the company’s Rectiverter product. 05 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Reliability guidance for marine energy developers
The Reliability in a Sea of Risk (RiaSoR) project has published new guidance advising on the assessment of reliability in marine energy converters. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Offshore wind tower manufacturing facility
CS Wind is to build a new offshore tower manufacturing facility in Campbeltown, Scotland, as a result of a multi-million pound investment from DONG Energy. 19 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
FLiDAR for Bay of St. Brieuc
French offshore windfarm developer Ailes Marines has deployed an AXYS WindSentinel FLiDAR to provide wind resource assessment for Bay of St. Brieuc commercial offshore wind farm development site in France. 15 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Scottish renewables expertise
New research has demonstrated the global reach of Scotland’s renewables expertise with firms at work in Japan, USA, Canada, Jamaica, Finland, Kenya, and more. 13 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
French offshore renewables on show
The Seanergy event, described by its organisers as a Professional International Convention promoting Marine Renewable Energy, now in its second year, will take place in the Carré des Docks of Le Havre – Normandy, on 22nd and 23rd March. 12 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
FORESEA programme announces support for ocean energy technology testing
Early in November, the EU backed Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action (FORESEA) Programme confirmed that it had awarded a 'recommendation for support' to several marine renewable energy technology developers in an effort to help them commercialise their systems by providing free access to North-West Europe's world-leading network of open-sea test centres. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
French and Canadian teams collaborate on tidal energy projects
Early in November representatives of the Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) and France Energies Marines (FEM) signed an agreement committing the two organisations to work together on a range of research projects focused on improving technologies and applications for tidal energy in the Bay of Fundy and off the coast of France. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Project to deepen understanding of gull behaviour around offshore sites
During October, Denmark- headquartered offshore wind giant DONG Energy and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) launched a collaborative initiative to deepen understanding of how the endangered Lesser Black-backed Gull behaves around offshore wind farms. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Strategic plan for Europe’s ocean energy
During this year’s Ocean Energy Forum, a new roadmap was released which identifies actions that should be taken to facilitate the emergence of a market for ocean energy in Europe. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Cornwall's Wave Hub about to switch on
The UK's first ever wave farm is expected to start supplying electricity to the national grid by 2018, thanks to substantial European funding. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
European expertise enables Indonesian tidal turbine deployment
German tidal turbine company Schottel Hydro and Scottish marine energy deployment expert Aquaterra have proved their enthusiasm in furthering the development of tidal power at all levels by assisting in a project to provide a small scale in stream tidal power solution for an off-grid energy development in Indonesia. 29 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Power and telemetry for RADAC Waveguide
UK marine instrument supplier Planet Ocean has provided a number of self-contained power and telemetry systems to the offshore wind sector utilising the RADAC “WaveGuide” radar wave and tide sensor. 29 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Up against it: the view from Seacat Services
Everybody these days is familiar with windfarm support... or are they? Stevie Knight talked to Seacat Services about the sometimes harsh realities of CTV operations. 25 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Tidal demonstrator set to be built
HydroQuest and CMN (Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie) are set to launch an innovate demonstration project for the tidal energy sector. 24 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
26m Typhoon Class SWATH
The 26m Typhoon Class SWATH ordered by UK-based Renewable Energy Support Ltd (RES Ltd) has been successfully delivered to operators Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) Ltd (MCS) after completing final sea trials. 18 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal