logistics & operations

logistics & operations

Cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria starts operation

After the naming ceremony the NKT Victoria headed out for its first cable-laying project north of Scotland. (Photo: NKT)

With a ceremony at the power cable plant in Karlskrona, Sweden, NKT’s new state-of-the art cable-laying vessel was named NKT Victoria. The new vessel is among the world’s most advanced and its design is based on extensive experience with offshore installations.

Third vessel for Innoven Marine Service

The “Lev Twister” is a dynamic positioning vessel of 75 m. Photo: Christian Eckardt, Maritim Publication / Innoven

With take-over of the „Lev Twister“, Innoven Marine Service, based in Bremerhaven, Germany, took a third vessel under its management, which broadens the service portfolio of the shipping company.

Wind energy hub planned for the North Sea

This aritficial could be a very efficient and affordable way for the countries around the North Sea to meet the future demand for more renewable energy. (Graphic: TenneT)

The transmission system operators TenneT and Energinet.dk have initiated a futuristic project to create an artificial island in the North Sea to inexpensively distribute electricity from offshore wind farms.

LiDAR buoy measures “Firth of Forth” wind farm area

Transportation of the LiDAR buoy to the offshore site (Photo: Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd.)

Fraunhofer IWES has been measuring wind conditions in the “Firth of Forth” wind farm area off the east coast of Scotland with its LiDAR wind buoy for a number of weeks now. The meteorological data provided by a floating LiDAR are essential for the successful planning of a wind farm.

Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory

Prysmian’s UK production facility is now capable of manufacturing both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores to support the increased demand for UK and European offshore wind farms. (Photo: Prysmian Group)

Prysmian Group announces the capability of its UK production facility in Wrexham to manufacture both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores used for the inter-array cable connections in offshore wind farms.

Schmidbauer handles heavy load logistics for Walney Extension wind farm

The internationally operating Schmidbauer Group, an expert for heavy-lifting equipment, was awarded by Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects to handle the heavy load logistics for the world’s largest offshore wind park Walney Extension in the UK.

The internationally operating Schmidbauer Group, an expert for heavy-lifting equipment, was awarded by Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects to handle the heavy load logistics for the world’s largest offshore wind park Walney Extension in the UK.

SOV Windea Leibniz commences service at Sandbank offshore wind farm

Length 88 m, beam 18 m, speed 13.5 knots: The SOV Windea Leibniz from Ulstein Verft will work at the Sandbank wind farm. (Photo: Ulstein Group / Eide Studio)

The Windea Leibniz wind farm service vessel was delivered on-time from Ulstein Verft to Bernhard Schulte Offshore and ICBC Leasing and named at a ceremony in Ulsteinvik. The vessel will shortly commence service at the Sandbank offshore wind farm for Siemens.

Automated drone technology in offshore turbine inspections

Siemens Wind Power is collaborating with US­based company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections. The goal of the collaboration is to develop a push­button inspection system that is faster, repeatable and more efficient than existing methods.

DEME orders new offshore installation vessel

The Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME has ordered the next generation offshore installation vessel “Orion” that combines exceptionally high transport and load capacity, impressive lifting heights and green technology.

Rhenus Offshore Logistics secures UK offshore supply base partnership

Supply vessel of Rhenus on its way to the offshore platform. (Photo: Rhenus SE & Co. KG)

Rhenus Offshore Logistics is starting up its operation of two new offshore supply bases at the ports of Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen. The new sites are maintained through cooperation with local partners and realised through the recently opened UK office of Rhenus Offshore Logistics.

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