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The world’s first daughter craft based on surface-effect-ship technology has commenced sea trials at Vattenfall’s Horns Rev 1 and Ørsted’s Horns Rev 2 wind farms. The Sea Puffin is designed for the harsher weather conditions experienced at wind farms that are located far from shore.

The 15-meter long vessel employs an air cushion for active motion damping, resulting in access capabilities beyond conventional daughter craft vessels, whilst reducing fuel consumption and improving crew and passenger comfort during transit. The compact size also enables vessel deployment using a conventional 15-ton davit crane fitted onto a mothership. The vessel is designed for launch and recovery operations, however the Sea Puffin will be operated from port during this initial phase of testing and operation.

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/sea-trials-underway-for-first-surface-effect-ship-daughter-craft#gs.fHA5FXc

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U.K. Chamber of Shipping Warns on Offshore Wind

Posted by Charles Decuir on July 30, 2018 8:50 AM EDT
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With the U.K. Government poised to approve millions of pounds' worth of new offshore wind developments, the U.K. Chamber of Shipping has warned that coordination and forward planning is necessary to ensure new windfarms do not endanger vessels, lives or the environment.

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/u-k-chamber-of-shipping-warns-on-offshore-wind#gs.VcBA80Y

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North America’s first freshwater offshore wind project took a major step forward last Friday when the Ohio Power Siting Board re-commenced the review of its application and set the schedule for a second local public hearing on July 19, 2018 in Cleveland.

LEEDCo offshore wind project

Icebreaker Wind will be the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America. The first step in the project is a planned 20.7-MW demonstration wind site, which will consist of six, 3.45-MW turbines located 8 miles north of Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board had paused the entire process in late October 2017 to study the methodology for conducting a baseline radar survey (8 miles from shore) for comparison to post-construction results.

https://www.windpowerengineering.com/business-news-projects/another-step-forward-for-ohios-icebreaker-offshore-wind-project/

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https://opinioninvestor.com/offshore-wind-turbine-installation-vessels-market-is-increasing-with-the-key-companies-a2sea-mpi-offshore-seajacks-fred-olsen-windcarrier/226727/

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Acta Marine’s Newbuild Completes Sea Trials

Posted by Charles Decuir on March 22, 2018 9:35 AM EDT
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Posted by Charles Decuir  on March 22, 2018 9:30 AM EDT
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The SOV W2W vessel Acta Auriga, currently under construction at Ulstein Verft, Norway for owner Acta Marine, has successfully completed sea trials. The walk-to-work vessel is custom-designed for the offshore energy industry. 

Together with a 3D crane, SMST gangway and elevator tower, and the X-BOW and X-STERN design solutions, the vessel will break new grounds in workability, in-field agility, offshore logistics and comfort on board for 120 persons combined with a low fuel consumption, the builder said. 

The vessel, of Ulstein’s SX195 design, has returned to the construction yard for completion before delivery to Acta Marine.
 
 

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Specialist heavy-lift companies RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift have decided to form a pool, but BigLift has ended a venture with the former 
 
February 2018 saw RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift, two leading players in the heavy-lift market, join forces for roll-on/roll-off and float-in/float-out heavy-lift cargoes. Both are well known for their work in the offshore oil and gas and related sectors.
 
The pool will consist of a combined fleet of six vessels and will be managed by RollDock with SAL providing specialised heavy break bulk cargo support. Five of the vessels comes from the existing RollDock fleet (S-class and ST-class vessels) and one from SAL (Combi Dock I). 
 

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Europe’s decade-long economic and regulatory commitment to the offshore wind industry has paid off. With approximately 14 GW of power installed as of June 2017, the continent now boasts more than 90% of global offshore wind power capacity. Europe’s investment has created a competitive market that continues to drive down the cost of offshore wind through a mature supply chain, experienced developers, and technological innovation.

http://www.powermag.com/how-the-offshore-wind-energy-industry-can-overcome-the-jones-act/

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