TELMAR - News http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:58:22 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb East Anglia THREE Decision Date Pushed to August http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20363-east-anglia-three-decision-date-pushed-to-august http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20363-east-anglia-three-decision-date-pushed-to-august
East Anglia THREE Decision Date Pushed to August[1]

The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Greg Clark, has set a new deadline for deciding on the East Anglia THREE application.

On 28 March, the UK Planning Inspectorate issued a report of recommendation on the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm to the Secretary of State, who had three months to make a

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The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Greg Clark, has set a new deadline for deciding on the East Anglia THREE application.

On 28 March, the UK Planning Inspectorate issued a report of recommendation on the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm to the Secretary of State, who had three months to make a decision as of that date. The deadline was originally 28 June, but is now set for 8 August, when Clark will decide on both ScottishPower Renewables’ offshore wind farm and another project.

“The decision to set the new deadline for these applications is without prejudice to the decisions on whether to grant or refuse development consents for them,”the ministerial statement[2] reads.

ScottishPower Renewables submitted the application for an order granting development consent for the 1.2GW East Anglia THREE in November 2015.

The application was accepted for examination the following month and the Planning Inspectorate completed the examination[3] in December 2016.

The offshore wind farm will comprise up to 172 wind turbines installed across an area of 305km² off the coast of Suffolk in the southern North Sea.

It is anticipated that onshore construction could begin in 2021, with offshore work starting in 2022 and first power generation achieved in 2023, subject to the government’s approval.

Posted on June 27, 2017 with tags East Anglia THREE[4].

References

  1. ^East Anglia THREE Decision Date Pushed to August (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^the ministerial statement (infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk)
  3. ^completed the examination (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^East Anglia THREE (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:55:00 +0200
Blue Abyss Centre to Be Built at RAF Henlow Site http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20360-blue-abyss-centre-to-be-built-at-raf-henlow-site http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20360-blue-abyss-centre-to-be-built-at-raf-henlow-site
Blue Abyss Centre to Be Built at RAF Henlow SiteImage: Blue Abyss[1]

Blue Abyss, the world’s first commercial space and deep sea centre, will be developed at Royal Air Force (RAF) base site in Bedfordshire. 

A launch event will be held at Cranfield University today (27 June), attended by representatives of the European Space Agency (ESA), Romanian cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, Blue Abyss

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Blue Abyss Centre to Be Built at RAF Henlow SiteImage: Blue Abyss[1]

Blue Abyss, the world’s first commercial space and deep sea centre, will be developed at Royal Air Force (RAF) base site in Bedfordshire. 

A launch event will be held at Cranfield University today (27 June), attended by representatives of the European Space Agency (ESA), Romanian cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, Blue Abyss non-executive director, and representatives from central and local government.

The GBP 120 million Blue Abyss will form the heart of a vision by Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) to create a science, innovation and technology park to regenerate the site of RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire, which is due to close by 2020.

The centre will house the world’s biggest 50m deep pool, a hotel, an astronaut training centre including parabolic flight capability, hypobaric and hyperbaric chambers and a human performance centre to enable divers, astronauts and top athletes to perform at the peak of their potential.

Offshore technology for the oil & gas and renewables industries will be tested in the pool, and hyperbaric chambers, providing a vital role in bringing new robotic and human aid technologies to market.

 

The construction of the centre is planned to start at the end of the year, and it is expected to be operational in 2019, bringing about 160 new jobs.

Blue Abyss will provide an arena for pioneering research and development into extreme environments, which in turn will enable better human performance in deep sea and space environments by encouraging innovation. The research and development will help to reduce risk, test operational procedures, improve performance and aid exploration in these environments.

Blue Abyss chief executive John Vickers said: “Being part of something bigger, working closely with a proactive council in its enabling and planning capacity and bringing jobs to the area, means we can make the incredibly exciting facilities for the industries we will serve a reality, for UK plc and increase the profile of space travel, space adventure and tourism, deep-sea and offshore energy innovation.”

The development of the centre was announced earlier this year, when Celia Anderson from the Blue Abyss team said: “There is huge pressure on offshore wind to bring down its costs and the companies involved are looking at every way to achieve that. Having a facility like Blue Abyss within easy travel distance of the east coast, with its huge potential to support innovation, fits into achieving these targets. Our clients can simulate the ROV installation of J tubes and connecting cables, changing bearings at the base of a turbine tower… The list is endless.”[2]

The Blue Abyss has been designed by London’s Gherkin architect Robin Partington.

References

  1. ^Blue Abyss Centre to Be Built at RAF Henlow Site (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^announced earlier this year (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:01:00 +0200
Race Bank Pushes Grimsby Over 1GW Offshore Wind Mark http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20361-race-bank-pushes-grimsby-over-1gw-offshore-wind-mark http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20361-race-bank-pushes-grimsby-over-1gw-offshore-wind-mark
Race Bank Pushes Grimsby Over 1GW Offshore Wind MarkImage source: A2SEA[1]

Following the installation of 20 out of 91 Siemens 6MW wind turbines at the 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm, Grimsby has surpassed 1GW of offshore wind capacity operated from the town, according to local media.

A2SEA’s wind turbine installation vessel Sea Installer, together with DONG Energy and Siemens Wind Power, is c

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Race Bank Pushes Grimsby Over 1GW Offshore Wind MarkImage source: A2SEA[1]

Following the installation of 20 out of 91 Siemens 6MW wind turbines at the 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm, Grimsby has surpassed 1GW of offshore wind capacity operated from the town, according to local media.

A2SEA’s wind turbine installation vessel Sea Installer, together with DONG Energy and Siemens Wind Power, is currently installing the remaining 71 turbines out of the Port of Hull.

Sea Installer transported the first batch of turbine components and installed[2] them some 17 miles off Blakeney Point in early May.

Race Bank is expected to be fully commissioned in 2018.

The first wind farm to be operated from Grimsby was the 194MW Lynn and Inner Dowsing, followed by the 270MW Lincs, the 219MW Humber Gateway, and the 210MW Westermost Rough. The wind farms have a combined capacity of 893MW.

Posted on June 27, 2017 with tags Grimsby[3], Offshore Wind[4], Race Bank[5], Race Bank offshore wind farm[6].

References

  1. ^Race Bank Pushes Grimsby Over 1GW Offshore Wind Mark (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^installed (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^Grimsby (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^Offshore Wind (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^Race Bank (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^Race Bank offshore wind farm (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:58:00 +0200
Six Turbines Up at Tahkoluoto OWF http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20359-six-turbines-up-at-tahkoluoto-owf http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20359-six-turbines-up-at-tahkoluoto-owf

The sixth Siemens 4.2MW turbine was installed at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm this morning (27 June). 

Jan De Nul, the company in charge of the installation, now has four turbines to erect by using its Vole au vent vessel to complete the project.

The wind farm features ten gravity base foundations[1], also installed by Jan De Nul earlier this

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The sixth Siemens 4.2MW turbine was installed at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm this morning (27 June). 

Jan De Nul, the company in charge of the installation, now has four turbines to erect by using its Vole au vent vessel to complete the project.

The wind farm features ten gravity base foundations[1], also installed by Jan De Nul earlier this month, soon followed by the first wind turbine[2] going up.

According to the project schedule, the turbine installation will be completed by mid-July, with the subsea cables expected to be installed by the end of July.

The project is to be commissioned during the autumn of 2017.

The EUR 120 million Tahkoluoto project, developed by Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, is the world’s first offshore wind farm designed for icy conditions.

References

  1. ^gravity base foundations (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^the first wind turbine (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:17:00 +0200
J.A. Rederiet Upgrades Vessels for Offshore Wind Ops http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20357-j-a-rederiet-upgrades-vessels-for-offshore-wind-ops http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20357-j-a-rederiet-upgrades-vessels-for-offshore-wind-ops
J.A. Rederiet Upgrades Vessels for Offshore Wind Ops[1]

Danish shipowner J.A. Rederiet has upgraded its multipurpose support vessels Susanne A and Mira A to meet the requirements of offshore DP2 and DP1, respectively, so they can carry out operations in the offshore wind industry.

J.A. Rederiet has operated the two vessels since 2009 as dive support, UXO/EOD, noise mitigation, vibrocoring, and

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Danish shipowner J.A. Rederiet has upgraded its multipurpose support vessels Susanne A and Mira A to meet the requirements of offshore DP2 and DP1, respectively, so they can carry out operations in the offshore wind industry.

J.A. Rederiet has operated the two vessels since 2009 as dive support, UXO/EOD, noise mitigation, vibrocoring, and CPT.

According to the operator, the vessels’ design with 400 m2 work deck, allows flexibility as to deck layout and equipment. They can also be equipped for offshore dive support with own equipment.

J.A. Rederiet further added that it had completed its first contract in the North Sea, which involved survey works for TenneT.

J.A. Rederiet Upgrades Vessels for Offshore Wind Ops

Posted on June 27, 2017 with tags J.A. Rederiet[2], vessels[3].

References

  1. ^J.A. Rederiet Upgrades Vessels for Offshore Wind Ops (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^J.A. Rederiet (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^vessels (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:45:00 +0200
VBMS to Lift Stranded Rampion Excavator http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20358-vbms-to-lift-stranded-rampion-excavator http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20358-vbms-to-lift-stranded-rampion-excavator
VBMS to Lift Stranded Rampion ExcavatorImage source: Shoreham Port[1]

An excavator stranded while working on the Rampion offshore wind project is expected to be lifted on Tuesday, 27 June, according to a Notice to Mariners.

The 80-tonne, GBP 850,000 piece of machinery, nicknamed ‘Moby Dig’, has been stuck of the Sussex coast since early April after getting lodged in one of the tre

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VBMS to Lift Stranded Rampion ExcavatorImage source: Shoreham Port[1]

An excavator stranded while working on the Rampion offshore wind project is expected to be lifted on Tuesday, 27 June, according to a Notice to Mariners.

The 80-tonne, GBP 850,000 piece of machinery, nicknamed ‘Moby Dig’, has been stuck of the Sussex coast since early April after getting lodged in one of the trenches.

VBMS will today send out the heavy lift vessel Cormorant to lift the excavator. CRS Atlas and Will Challenge have been deployed on the site in preparation for the removal.

Prior to the operation, Katabatic carried out the unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey around the excavator.

Rampion is a GBP 1.3 billion offshore wind project owned by E.ON, the UK Green Investment Bank plc and Canadian energy company Enbridge.

The 400MW wind farm comprises 116 MHI Vestas 3.45MW turbines currently being installed[2] some 13 kilometres off the Sussex coast. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2018.

Posted on June 27, 2017 with tags excavator[3], Moby Dig[4], Rampion[5], Sussex[6], VBMS[7].

References

  1. ^VBMS to Lift Stranded Rampion Excavator (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^currently being installed (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^excavator (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^Moby Dig (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^Rampion (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^Sussex (www.offshorewind.biz)
  7. ^VBMS (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:41:00 +0200
Port Of Esbjerg Mulls Further Expansion http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20356-port-of-esbjerg-mulls-further-expansion http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20356-port-of-esbjerg-mulls-further-expansion
Port Of Esbjerg Mulls Further ExpansionImage source: The Port of Esbjerg[1]

The Port of Esbjerg, a Danish offshore wind hub, expects increased activity towards 2030, both within existing and new business areas, and is looking into the possibilities of further expansion to meet the demand.

The port expects all of its capacity to be fully utilized within the next few years and has

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Port Of Esbjerg Mulls Further ExpansionImage source: The Port of Esbjerg[1]

The Port of Esbjerg, a Danish offshore wind hub, expects increased activity towards 2030, both within existing and new business areas, and is looking into the possibilities of further expansion to meet the demand.

The port expects all of its capacity to be fully utilized within the next few years and has initiated a process to clarify the expansion possibilities to enable the port and its customers to continue to generate growth and jobs.

According to analyses, the Port of Esbjerg needs to further expand with approximately one million square metres and 1 kilometre of additional quay length from 2022 to 2030 to be able to meet future demand.

”The Port of Esbjerg must offer an infrastructure that matches the needs of our customers in terms of quality, layout, and size. This is the prerequisite for ensuring continued growth and development for the benefit of both the companies at the port, the port itself, and the whole region. Otherwise, our customers will look elsewhere to conduct their business,” said Ole Ingrisch, director at the Port of Esbjerg.

”We anticipate growing demand for areas at the port. Therefore, we must prepare for the future and clarify the possibilities for continuing a stepwise expansion of the port. This will enable us to expand concurrently with the demand of our customers.”

The formal environmental impact assessment process, including public consultations, is expected to start in the early autumn.

The Port of Esbjerg handled[2] 1.1GW worth of offshore wind farm components in 2016, more than doubling the throughput recorded a year earlier.

The port is currently expanding the East Port by further 250,000m². The EUR 27 million project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

References

  1. ^Port Of Esbjerg Mulls Further Expansion (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^handled (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:06:00 +0200
DONG Sticks With SeaRoc’s Communication Hubs http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20355-dong-sticks-with-searoc’s-communication-hubs http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/20355-dong-sticks-with-searoc’s-communication-hubs
DONG Sticks With SeaRoc’s Communication Hubs[1]

DONG Energy has signed a new contract with SeaRoc Group for the deployment of two SeaHub communication containers for its Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm construction phase.

SeaRoc Group has already provided a total of four SeaHub units to DONG Energy for the Race Bank and Walney Extension sites.

SeaHub is an unmanned containerised

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DONG Energy has signed a new contract with SeaRoc Group for the deployment of two SeaHub communication containers for its Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm construction phase.

SeaRoc Group has already provided a total of four SeaHub units to DONG Energy for the Race Bank and Walney Extension sites.

SeaHub is an unmanned containerised communications solution enabling voice and data communications and tracking of personnel, vessels, helicopters and equipment for offshore projects. The solution is particularly beneficial for far offshore projects such a Hornsea Project One which will be located 120 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast.

Housing all required equipment, including satellite, microwave or fibre backhaul capability, SeaHub facilitates all communications for offshore wind farms. Voice communications includes VHF marine and airband, TETRA and other communication technologies as may be required. Personnel tracking also includes man-overboard alerting.

The container also contains several autonomous safety systems including fire suppression and temperature control, all of which are monitored using SeaRoc Group’s marine management software system, SeaPlanner.

The SeaHub units for the Hornsea project will be delivered in Q4 2017.

The 1.2GW Hornsea Project One, when fully constructed off the UK’s Yorkshire coast, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Posted on June 27, 2017 with tags DONG Energy[2], SeaHub[3].

References

  1. ^DONG Sticks With SeaRoc’s Communication Hubs (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^DONG Energy (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^SeaHub (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:36:00 +0200