• Launch of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

    After approval by the European Commission the offshore joint venture forged between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) was launched.

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  • Transformer fire risk for offshore platforms

    A transformer fire is one of two hazards, together with ship collision, in which the envisaged maximum damage potential is the total loss of an offshore transformer platform. The Danish TSO company,, has enlisted the help of an international team of researchers and challenged them... read more

  • Siemens to construct factory in Great Britain

    Siemens is investing more than EUR190 million (GBP160 million) in new offshore production facilities in Yorkshire, Great Britain. The revised plan will be spread across two sites comprising the previously announced Green Port Hull project construction, assembly and service facility and a new... read more

  • Foundations for offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost are installed

    All of the foundations for the offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost have been installed. RWE Innogy set up a total of 48 jacket foundations for the wind turbines and one for the substation 35 km north of the... read more

  • Damen at ease with Walk-to-Work

    As energy recovery from renewable and fossil fuel sources pushes farther offshore, keeping maintenance staff comfortable is a key challenge. Damen Shipyards Group’s high performance ‘Walk-to-Work’ vessel addresses expectations set by personnel unused to a life at sea.

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  • Dong tests bucket foundation

    Dong Energy is utilising technological innovations for the construction of the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1. For the first time, the company is testing a bucket foundation (jacket suction bucket), on top of which it will be installing the 78th turbine.

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  • Hyosung installs 5-MW prototype in Korea

    A prototype of the aeroMaster 5.0 offshore wind turbine developed by aerodyn Energiesysteme GmbHin Germany was installed in Korea at the end of February. The Korean conglomerate and manufacturer of wind turbines ... read more

  • Germany is in the lead with offshore wind innovations

    A comparative analysis of patents held by the main offshore wind nations Denmark, England and Germany shows that the German offshore wind industry is clearly in the lead when it comes to innovations. This is the conclusion reached by a scientific study of more than 3,000 patents, which was... read more

  • Drying systems help ensure the health

    More and more attention is being paid to safety initiatives, but NetherlandsPronomar B.V.believes the health initiatives should get equal attention. Therefore the company offers drying systems for clothes and footwear of offshore worker.

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  • Heavy equipment in high demand

    When the installation of ­foundations goes like clockwork, investors are ­satisfied. Two Dutch companies ­demonstrate how this can work with monopiles and transition pieces.

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