Category: Offshore

Fugro boosts offshore wind projects in Taiwan

Complementing its 30 years of experience offshore Taiwan, Fugro has completed geotechnical and geophysical surveys for feasibility studies, installation, commissioning and cost-effective operation of offshore wind farms in UK, European and North American waters. In 2016 it undertook the first geotechnical and geophysical survey and metocean study project in Taiwanese waters for a major offshore wind developer for engineering design and environmental impact assessment purposes. Amongst Fugro’s successful projects in the region’s oil and gas sector is a large-scale clearance survey for an exploration 3D seismic survey programme. The survey was conducted with International Ocean Vessel Technical Consultant Co Ltd (IOVTEC), with whom the company has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Optimising their service offerings in marine site characterisation under this MoU, Fugro and IOVTEC will also install a lidar buoy to collect wind resource data off the Taiwanese coast in January 2018. In addition to its surveying activity, IOVTEC will provide logistic and operational support to Fugro’s offshore metocean projects. The agreement will see the two companies cooperate on marine survey projects in the waters surrounding Taiwan, with IOVTEC expanding survey services in the country and Fugro providing fit-for-purpose technology, equipment and expertise. “IOVTEC brings to the MoU its specialist skills in domestic hydrographic and bathymetric surveys for coastal mapping, government port and harbour agencies, dredging and marine contractors and offshore wind farm developers in Taiwan,”...

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Creating an unparalleled O&M service provider

October 9, 2017 Four well-known renewable firms have joined forces to create an unparalleled operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for offshore wind farm operations. The Fred. Olsen related companies – led by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and with Global Wind Service, Natural Power and ZephIR Lidar – have come together to offer the full range of their specialist services through a single point of contact. The scope will include inspections, major component exchange, integrated service campaigns, blade repair, high voltage management, life extension, decommissioning and repowering. This alliance means clients can source the complete range of O&M services through...

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Installation and trenching of 91 Inter Array Cables at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Windfarm site successfully completed.

09.10.2017 DeepOcean is pleased to confirm that all 91 Inter Array Cables have been safely installed and that the base scope trenching operations are complete at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Windfarm site. Once fully operational, Race Bank will have a capacity of 573MW which will provide sufficient green energy to power over half a million UK homes from the 91no. 6MW turbines off the Norfolk coast. This project, which is considered to be DONG Energy’s most complex to date, is located at a challenging worksite with strong currents, shallow waters, widely varied seabed soils, and of course, consistently...

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Installation and trenching 91 Inter Array Cables at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Windfarm Site successfully completed.

09.10.2017 DeepOcean are pleased to confirm that all 91 Inter Array Cables have been safely installed and that the base case trenching operations are complete at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Windfarm site. Once fully operational, Race Bank will have a capacity of 573MW which will provide sufficient green energy to power over half a million UK homes from the 91no. 6MW turbines off the Norfolk coast. This project, which is considered to be DONG Energy’s most complex to date, is located at a challenging worksite with strong currents, shallow waters, widely varied seabed soils, and of course, consistently...

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Cyberhawk Awarded Best Safety Improvement Accolade

06 Oct 2017 Cyberhawk Innovations is delighted to have secured the Best Safety Improvement Award at last night’s [Thursday 28 September] UK Energy Innovation Awards. The world leader in aerial inspection and survey using UAVs was recognised for its pioneering UAV inspection solution for assets across the offshore wind and electricity utilities industries. Over 350 energy industry professionals attended the ceremony, held at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool, to celebrate the achievements of companies and individuals working within the UK energy sector. Cyberhawk has been using UAV technology to conduct close up inspections of live and difficult to reach structures since 2008....

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CIP PROJECT Office Taiwan- Inauguration Ceremony

CIP opens project office in Taipei and announces collaboration with state-owned partner China Steel and Diamond Generation Asia Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) Project office in Taiwan was officially unveiled on 6th October. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister Yang of Ministry of Economic Affairs and Director General of Bureau of Energy Mr. Lin together with local partners Chairman of China Steel Company Weng Chao-Tung and Chairman of CSBC Cheng Wen-Lon alongside representatives from local financial institutions, potential suppliers and government officials. CEO of CI Wind Power Development Taiwan Co. Ltd, Jesper Krarup Holst, said ”CIP is currently developing 3 offshore wind farms in Taiwan located west of Changhua with a total capacity of up to 1500MW. The 3 projects are in the process of applying for the environmental permit which is required to be in place by the end of 2017.” Deputy Minister Yang of Ministry of Economic Affairs welcomed CIP to Taiwan in his speech and expects CIP uses its offshore wind experience from Europe to establish a ‘green homeland’ in Taiwan. The Deputy Minister also presented CIP a traditional gift ‘radish’ that symbolizes ‘good luck’. In the ceremony, CIP Taiwan Chairman Mr. Eldrup explained that “CIP is developing the 3 projects in close collaboration with local companies and universities in Taiwan and has signed MOUs with CSBC and Changhua County Government”. Mr. Eldrup further stated that...

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Ocean Energy Europe 2017

We are delighted to be taking part in Ocean Energy Europe 2017 in Nantes on October 25-26th.   The Ocean Energy Europe Conference and Exhibition is the leading European event dedicated to ocean energy.  We will be exhibiting and attending alongside leaders throughout the marine renewable sector including technology developers and policy...

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MHI Vestas Opens New PCM Factory at Port of Esbjerg

Aarhus, October 5, 2017 Assembly of Power Converter Modules (PCM) has begun, enabling the company to utilise the Port of Esbjerg’s expanding offshore wind expertise. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has opened its latest manufacturing facility in Denmark as it continues to ramp up production capacity to meet strong demand for its V164 turbine platform. Chief Manufacturing Officer, Robert Borin, said, “MHI Vestas is proud to be a major contributor to the development of pre-assembly skillsets and the establishment of competence centres throughout regional Denmark. It’s exciting to see the new facility up and running at the Port of Esbjerg...

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