logistics & operations

logistics & operations

Angular boom tip by Ampelmann lets workers safely install new north sea offshore wind farm

Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has created, in cooperation with Seaway Heavy Lifting, an industry first innovation allowing workers safe and efficient access to install the jackets for 84 wind turbines on the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited project in the Outer Moray Firth.

Altitec carries out specialist healthcheck at Greater Gabbard

Altitec, the global blade inspection and maintenance specialist, has completed lightning damage inspection and repairs at the 504 MW Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, as part of its maintenance work at the site.

Emden to become service hub for the EnBW offshore wind farms in the North Sea

Emden to become service hub for EnBW offshore wind farms (photo: iStock)

German energy utility EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG will build a service hub for its offshore wind farms in the North Sea on an airfield in Emden. The construction of the two-storey building with office and social rooms and a storage hall for spare parts and tools is scheduled to start in the spring of 2018.

SMST delivers Access & Cargo Tower to Zamakona for new Esvagt SOV

SMST has been awarded a contract for the delivery of an Access & Cargo Tower to Spanish shipyard Astilleros Zamakona Bilbao. The Access & Cargo Tower, that combines a gangway and elevator for the handling of personnel and cargo from the vessel's warehouse to the wind turbine, will be installed on Esvagt's new Service Operation Vessel (SOV), that will perform wind farm maintenance work in offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht for MHI Vestas.

OWI 04/2017 - Logistics & Operations: Cable Connection

Cable damage accounts for a large proportion of damage claims settlement in offshore wind farms.

Technology debut for motion compensated offshore access system

Van Aalst Group (Dordrecht, the Netherlands) can look back on a very successful debut in the North Sea offshore wind sector with the implementation of the North Sea One project using the unique SafeWay motion compensated offshore access system.

Next Generation Gangway at work at Walney Extension

 The Next Generation Gangway installed on the walk-to-work vessel for safe transfer of people and goods from ship to platform (Photo: Barge Master)

The “Next Generation Gangway” is in operation on the subsea-support walk-to-work vessel VOS Start. The ship is chartered by MHI Vestas Offshore for the installation of wind turbines at the Walney Extension Wind Farm at the Irish Sea.

CWind secures cable pull-in contract at Merkur offshore wind farm

CWind has project teams and vessels working at numerous locations, completing both installation and repair projects across the UK and Europe. (Photo: CWind)

CWind announced that it has been successfully awarded a contract to deliver all cable pull-in services for 66 offshore wind turbines and one offshore substation at Merkur Offshore Wind Farm, which is currently being constructed 45 km from the island of Borkum in the German North Sea.

ABB wins order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

The East Anglia ONE project is expected to provide in total, 714 MW. ABB’s STATCOMs are meant to smoothen out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent of Projects like this. (Photo: ABB)

ScottishPower Renewables has placed an order with ABB. Using ABBs technologies the company is hoping to integrate the East Anglia ONE project in the best possible way.

Sea-Fire protects offshore communication hubs

The first SeaHub already supports a wind farm in the UK. (Photo: SeaRoc Group)

An engineered fire detection and suppression system from Sea-Fire Europe was chosen to protect SeaRoc Group’s SeaHub, an innovative monitoring and voice and data communication solution that links land-based operations to distant offshore wind farms via satellite, fiber or other data services.

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