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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

Whitepaper reports on tidal energy storage solutions
Market research company New Energy Update has published a whitepaper investigating the nascent field of energy storage technologies for tidal energy projects. 15 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Pioneering projects to deepen understanding of human and wildlife impacts of offshore developments
The Swedish wind energy company Vattenfall has announced plans to jointly fund pioneering research to explore how bottlenose dolphins, sea trout, salmon, sea birds and humans are affected by offshore wind developments. 02 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Offshore wind energy - a continuing European success story
Thirty years ago, the European wind energy sector was nothing more than a nice idea - however, since then it has mushroomed into an international business employing many thousands of people and generating ever greater amounts of renewable energy. 02 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
France’s first floating turbine mooring installation
Paris-headquartered Bourbon has completed the mooring installation of the first floating wind turbine in France, at the SEM-REV experimental test site off Le Croisic. 31 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Seatools delivers anode cage installation tool
Seatools will produce an anode cage installation tool for GeoSea, part of installation operations for the Hohe See offshore wind farm (OFW), off the coast of Germany. 26 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Turbine arrives for floating wind farm
Construction of a floating wind farm off Scotland’s north east coast is near completion and will enable wind energy to be generated in deep water unsuitable for conventional turbines. 26 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Offshore windfarm seal solution
International cable seal manufacturer Roxtec has delivered a sealing solution to support a new £1.3billion offshore windfarm in the English Channel 26 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Acta Orion serves turbine installation
Netherlands-owned Acta Marine’s construction support vessel Acta Orion is carrying out accommodation and walk-to-work duties for Siemens on Dong Energy’s Norfolk offshore wind farm, Race Bank. 21 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
LiDARs sole wind measurement tool
LiDARs have replaced met masts to become the sole wind measurement tool used for offshore resource assessment and power curve verification purposes, wind measurement experts at a London conference claim. 20 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Results of Orkney wave energy supply chain project published
During May, Wave Energy Scotland and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) published a series of guidance documents presenting the findings of the Orkney supply chain wave energy device testing project. So what are the main themes of each report? And what are the main conclusions? 03 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Seacat Services support at Galloper windfarm
Offshore energy service vessel operator, Seacat Services, has agreed a two-year charter contract to provide support through early operations at the UK's new 336MW Galloper offshore windfarm. 31 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Partnership yields mass energy
A partnership to deliver high yield water turbines has been established by two Dutch companies; electrical system integrator, Bakker Sliedrecht, and water turbine manufacturer, Water2Energy. 18 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Wave Energy Scotland PTO development programme
Wave Energy Scotland has announced that it has selected three wave energy technologies to move forward with stage 3 of its Power Take Off (PTO) development programme. So, which projects are set to share a slice of the £7.5 million investment? And what technological development will the funding enable? 16 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Irish marine energy sector continues to make waves
In recent years, the Irish wave and tidal energy sector has steadily grown - with a number of companies and organisations now making solid progress in the development of devices around the country. 16 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
RECODE Project Moves into Testing and Demonstration Phase
An innovative new project aimed at developing and demonstrating critical components for the monitoring, control and electrical connection of reliable Ocean Energy Arrays (OEAs) has recently moved from concept development to the testing and demonstration phase. 16 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Atlantis Resources signs collaborative agreement with INNOSEA
During March, UK tidal energy company Atlantis Resources announced that it had inked a deal with the French specialist marine engineering outfit INNOSEA in a bid to grab a slice of the potentially sizeable French tidal energy market. 16 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Gaelectric partners with Ideol to expand Irish floating offshore wind market
In the middle of March, Irish renewable energy company Gaelectric announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with French outfit Ideol to develop a number of floating offshore wind energy projects around Ireland. 16 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Project to assess potential of advanced technologies for offshore O&M
In early March 2017, a consortium of UK universities and offshore wind energy companies launched a novel initiative to assess the potential application of advanced technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of offshore wind farms. 15 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Deep Green for Holyhead Deep
Natural Resources Wales has given consent is for a 0.5 MW Deep Green tidal generating device to be installed in the southern corner of the Holyhead Deep in the UK’s Irish Sea. This will be the first time that the Swedish Deep Green underwater kite technology will be tested on a full size unit at sea and it is planned that this trial unit will demonstrate and prove the technology ahead of plans for installing a 10 MW array at the site. 27 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Dutch tidal development centre
With the offshore wind market entering maturity the focus for renewables is turning further towards tidal and wave energy with tidal energy attracting a lot of attention. 26 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal