BV to certify first floating wind farm in Celtic Sea

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is to certify the Erebus wind farm, the first floating facility off the Welsh coast in the Celtic Sea. The farm, due to be commissioned in 2026, lies some 44 km off the Pembrokeshire coast in waters about…


World’s first large-scale floating wind projects planned in Scotland

Energy major Shell and ScottishPower plan the world’s first large-scale floating wind farms off the east and north-east coast of Scotland. Two joint ventures – MarramWind and CampionWind – will generate 3 GW and 2 GW of energy respectively,…


Danish heavy-lift firm places crane order with Huisman

Danish heavy-lift specialist, BMS Heavy Cranes, has placed an order for a 3,000-tonne ringer crane with Netherlands-based Huisman. Delivery is due for the second half of 2023 and the contract includes an option for a second unit. The fully-electric…


Offshore wind feeder vessel design revealed by Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects

Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects have joined forces to develop an offshore wind feeder vessel concept with motion compensation technology. According to the companies, it will be specifically suited for the rigorous demands of operating off the…


Hempel supplies coatings for tidal energy turbine

Hempel is to provide coatings for the Orbital O2 tidal energy turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the UK’s Orkney Islands. Orbital O2 has two 1-MW turbines and a rotor area of 600m2 that will use some of the world’s most powerful…


GE Renewable and Sembcorp to supply converter systems to RWE Renewables

A consortium of GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine will supply the high voltage direct current transmission (HVDC) system for RWE Renewables’ offshore windfarm Sofia on Dogger Bank, 195 kilometres off the British coast in the…


Innovative crew transfer vessel with suspension system

The newly founded German shipbuilding company Wallaby Boats GmbH (WB) says it wants to build the world's first crew transfer vessel/daughter craft (CTV/DC) with a suspension system. Owned by WB and operated by Offcon GmbH – both companies are based…




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