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From a helicopter, it looks like just another North Sea oil rig, a grey cube supported by massive yellow pillars, 90 kilometers (56 miles) off western Denmark.

But the DanTysk facility is the world’s first accommodation platform for offshore wind, which is borrowing techniques and labor from the crisis-hit oil sector as it tries to cut costs and end an addiction to state subsidies.

http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/subsidy-reliant-offshore-wind-steals-skills-ideas-from-big-oil/

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The subject of developing a document on a standardised boat landing was identified by the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Renewable Energy Workgroup as one of the areas where there could be benefits, both in terms of cost reduction and safety improvement, for marine operations for renewable energy.

http://www.yourshipbuildingnews.com/offshore+wind+turbines%3A+imca+publishes+standardised+boat+landing+research+report_137933.html

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