Triton Knoll Selects Seacat for OESV
Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services signed a deal to support the construction phase of Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.The contract, which includes options for further vessel charters, will initially see two Seacat Services OESVs – one 26-meter and one 24-meter catamaran – operating out of Triton Knoll’s new Grimsby construction base, providing specialist crew transfer and logistical support at the 90-turbine, 857MW project off the UK’s East Coast.With offshore construction set to commence in Q1 2020, the first of the two vessels will begin preparation works at the project this winter, with the second set to join her in April 2020.
Tolent Begins Triton Knoll Base Work
UK based contractor Tolent started work to construct a new multi-million offshore construction and operations base for Triton Knoll has officially started at Grimsby’s Royal Dock.Having been awarded the contract last month, Tolent has now begun work to construct control room, office and warehouse facilities that will become the new operations and maintenance base for the 857 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm.Triton Knoll is a offshore wind farm and the largest in the portfolio of majority project shareholder Innogy that is currently in construction.
Viking Link Between UK and Denmark Gets Green Signal
Viking Link, an electricity link between Denmark and the UK has been given the green light by the government. The a proposed 473-mile (761km) electricity cable between Bicker Fen, near Boston, and Revsing, in southern Jutland.The cable running from the Lincolnshire coast to Denmark, uniting UK offshore wind with the sector’s pioneering nation. The GBP1.8 billion (USD 2.31 bln) project hits UK landfall between Sandilands and Anderby Creek.It will include about 40 miles of underground cables before it reaches landfall, running between Bicker…
Ørsted Hires Focus Consultants on Sustainable East Coast Offshore Hub
Focus Consultants has been appointed to deliver sustainability services for a new East Coast Hub for the offshore wind giant, Ørsted, which is currently building the biggest offshore wind farms in the world.Currently in construction on the Royal Docks at Grimsby, Lincolnshire, the building will represent a state-of-the-art operations and maintenance hub to support both the construction and operation of Ørsted’s offshore wind farms, from which they currently operate more than 1.2 gigawatts (GW) of capacity with a further 2.6GW under construction.“The construction…
Ørsted Completes Divestment in Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm
Danish offshore wind farm developer Orsted A/S has completed the divestment of 50% of the Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).Three months ago, Ørsted signed an agreement to sell 50% of the 1,218MW offshore wind farm Hornsea 1 to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Hornsea 1 is under construction and will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when commissioned in 2020.As part of the agreement, Ørsted will construct the wind farm under a full-scope EPC contract. Ørsted will also provide long-term operations…
Sembcorp Marine Bags Offshore Wind and Ferry Projects
Sembcorp Marine is breaking new ground in renewable energy engineering solutions with two separate projects worth over S$200 million (USD 145 mln).The Group has inked an agreement with Ørsted Wind Power subsidiary Optimus Wind Limited for engineering, procurement, construction, hook-up and commissioning works on two topsides, to be deployed at the Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm in the UK North Sea.With a combined weight of approximately 8,700 tonnes, the two topsides will be fabricated at Sembcorp Marine’s integrated yard facilities for…
Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm Officially Opens
A new offshore wind farm officially opened this week that is capable of powering over half a million U.K. homes.The Race Bank wind farm located off the North Norfolk coast is capable of generating 573 megawatts (MW) of green electricity from its 91 Siemens Gamesa 6 MW wind turbines.
Global Marine Group Extends UK Footprint
Offshore engineering services provider Global Marine Group (GMG) has expanded its operations base in the United Kingdom to include the Port of Blyth, Northumberland. Blyth, a modern, well-specified port, has emerged as a major support base for U.K. offshore energy projects. Operating from the Port of Blyth, both of GMG’s two business units, CWind, which provides services to the offshore wind industry, and Global Marine, which provides fiber optic cable solutions to multiple sectors, will be able to offer regionally-focused support, resulting in faster mobilization, greater flexibility and enhanced response times for customers.
DONG Energy to Build Hub for UK Offshore Wind
Denmark's DONG Energy said on Thursday it would build a multi-million-dollar maintenance hub in Grimsby, northeast England, to provide services for its offshore wind operations. The new facility would, subject to planning approval, be built at the town's Royal Dock and provide maintenance support to the company's wind farms in the region. "It represents a massive vote of confidence to the UK offshore wind industry and confirms our commitment to the Humber region where by 2019 we expect to have invested around 6 billion pounds ($7.8 billion)," Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy's UK country chairman, said in a statement.
CWind, Rotos 360 Running Blade Repair Out of Grimsby
CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, and Rotos 360, specialists in wind turbines O&M in onshore and offshore environments, has announced that they are providing blade repair and maritime logistics services working out of the port of Grimsby in the U.K. Rotos 360 is using the Gurit Renuvo UV cured blade repair method for which they achieved DNV GL certification two years ago. This method allows a significant reduction in the amount of time needed for curing thus speeding up the repair process. One of the two CWind vessels used…
CWind Wins O&M Contract at Humber Gateway OWF
The scope of work covers all 73 turbines and the offshore substation. Offshore work is scheduled to commence this June, with CWind utilising its office in Grimsby’s Fishdock. Lee Andrews, Managing Director CWind commented: ”This is fantastic news. I am very proud of this contract award, which recognizes our capabilities in O&M services and is a testament to our team’s ability to deliver outstanding services and provide solutions that match our clients’ specific requirements.
FlexTech Breaks into Southeast Asia
Flexible pipe specialist FlexTech informs it has established its first foothold in the Southeast Asian energy market by securing a contract with an oil and gas major in Vietnam. The project, due for completion in Q1 2016, comes on the back of FlexTech securing £250,000 in Q1 of 2015. It involves FlexTech engineers managing the system design, manufacturing, inspection and delivery of flexibles on a major floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility in the South China Sea. FlexTech Engineering Director, Craig Keyworth, said, “This is a significant contract for us, highlighting our capabilities and reputation within the global flexible sector.
Osiris Concludes ROV Work at Humber Gateway
Osiris delivers ROV and cable pull-in solution on one of the UKs largest wind farms - Humber Gateway. Osiris, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed a long-term project started in spring 2014, carrying out a wide-range of services with cross-trained personnel on the 219MW wind farm, Humber Gateway, based 8km off the Holderness coast in East Yorkshire. Osiris provided a Cougar-XT ROV to conduct seabed inspection work and transition piece cable pull-in teams. The teams mobilized from its shoreside support base in Grimsby using a moored, large multi-cat vessel and the ROV conducted around 30 dives in free swimming mode.
Flextech Invests £500,000 New R&D Hub
As part of its ongoing growth and development strategy, flexible pipe specialist FlexTech has invested £500,000 into a new manufacturing and fabrication base in Lincolnshire. Since its inception in March 2013, the Aberdeen-based company has achieved turnover of £1 million, and it is on track to reach £2.5 million by the end of year two. With existing research and development and manufacturing premises in Aberdeen, and an R&D facility in Lincolnshire, FlexTech’s new Grimsby base will help to expand its presence across the U.K., with plans to extend its capabilities and offerings into the renewables sector.
3sun Group, MHI Vestas Secure Offshore Wind Project
3sun Group, energy industry product and service provider, has secured a contract with MHI Vestas Offshore for the electrical and mechanical completion of 73 V112-3.0MW turbines to be installed at the Humber Gateway Offshore Windfarm. 3sun Group subsidiary, Dawson Energy, worked with Vestas in 2001. The company has installed more than160 of their onshore wind farm turbines, though never worked with the turbine supplier on an offshore project. In accordance with contract terms, 3sun Group will provide technician teams for the offshore mechanical and electrical completion of the V112-3.0MW wind turbines.
Cosalt, APRO Joint Venture in Renewables
Cosalt, provider of safety equipment for the marine, industrial and offshore markets, has signed a new joint venture agreement with Danish company APRO, an engineering services business with many years experience in the wind energy market. The partnership is designed to take advantage of the major growth expected in UK offshore wind energy. Cosalt recently set up a dedicated Renewable Energy division to supply inspection and testing services plus marine safety, lifting equipment, tooling and height safety products to the renewables sector, particularly offshore wind farms.