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ELA Container Offshore GmbH has recently delivered an ELA Offshore Multipurpose Room to VBMS, which will be used on board their MV Ndeavor, a 7,500 DWT DP-2 vessel, built and outfitted for cable-lying in 2013 by Boskalis. VBMS is a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., specialized in subsea power cable installation, Balance of Plant maintenance for the renewable market, SURF installation for the oil & gas market and installation of interconnectors. After delivery of the Multipurpose Room to the VBMS warehouse in Moerdijk in The Netherlands, the container was transferred to a state of the art control room to be used to operate their ROV Trenchers, which lay and bury power cables in shallow and deep water. The control room provides capacity for two persons who can monitor the ROV on multiple screens. The customer was looking for a high quality room to accommodate their ROV monitoring systems and crew in a comfortable and safe environment. ELA Offshore containers are ‘’Made in Germany’’ and are compliant with all necessary health & safety regulations to provide high quality accommodation. “Since the lead time was very short and the deadline of the project was approaching rapidly, we were able to deliver the container

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 — DEME and COSCO Shipping, the largest shipping company in the world, are partnering in a unique joint venture to develop offshore wind energy in China. DEME’s DP2 jack-up vessel ‘Goliath’ will be deployed for the first offshore wind projects to be set up by the joint venture. ‘Goliath’ was loaded aboard COSCO’s semi-submersible heavy lift vessel ‘Kang Sheng Kou’ in the port of Vlissingen. The vessel is setting course to COSCO’s shipyard near Shanghai for some last modifications before embarking on the installation of the first offshore wind projects off the eastern coast of China. The development of offshore wind energy is in line with the Chinese climate vision and strategy for the development of renewable energy, which are incorporated in the 13th five-year plan issued by China’s central government for social and economic development. China targets a significant increase in the installed capacity of offshore wind energy by 2020. Alain Bernard, Director and CEO DEME Group: “With our extensive know-how in developing, building and maintaining offshore wind farms, DEME can support COSCO Shipping’s offshore wind ambitions to become a significant player in this market segment. As a pioneering company in offshore renewable energy, this is an excellent

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Following the company’s recent merger with the marine safety business of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS, Survitec has taken key steps to expand its Global Key Account and Technical Support functions to help ensure the needs of its global customers are not only met but exceeded. This has led to the following new appointments Alasdair Carlaw – Key Account Manager, UK & Scandinavia Reporting to Ross Wilkinson, Alasdair will take on the day-to-day sales management of a number of key Survitec global customer accounts.  Working with these customers will put Alasdair in prime position to better understand their safety needs and help customers access the entire Survitec portfolio including the extended servicing offer. Having worked in the shipping industry with Wilhelmsen since 2010 and prior to that in the oil & gas industry for four years, Alasdair has a unique insight into the safety needs of some of the market’s key players, giving Survitec a better understanding on how we can better support customers globally. Commenting on his appointment Alasdair says: “To be a successful Key Account Manager, you must aim to see the world through the customer’s eyes, truly understand them and gain a perspective on how they present themselves to their market. These

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RECASE Regenerative Energien GmbH performed the full-scale test of a two-bladed SCD 3 MW at the Centre for Wind Power Drives (CWD) of the RWTH Aachen on behalf of the company aerodyn engineering GmbH. The tested wind turbine prototype was developed by aerodyn on behalf of the Japanese government and will be tested as a demonstrator on a floating foundation from summer 2018 on at the offshore test field of Kitakyūshū in the south of Japan. RECASE has been commissioned to support the development of the electro-technical design of the wind turbine and to test the constructed prototype before it will be transported to Japan within a 3-week large-scale test in cooperation with the RWTH Aachen. The state-of-the-art test bench of the CWD provides all options to study the mechanical, electrical and thermal behaviour of a newly developed wind turbine at different wind loads. With the help of power units of 4 MW loads, which are similar to those of the real wind field, will be applied to the powertrain of the wind turbine, at which any load cases are simulated and measurement series can undergo. Furthermore, the test bench of the CWD allows to perform market-specific tests for grid requirements (e.g. Fault

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Dutch water treatment specialist Hatenboer-Water has completed delivery of a customised fresh water system for a leading construction company of offshore wind turbine platforms. The project included the design and engineering work, construction and installation of a complete water treatment package. With this commission, Hatenboer-Water installed its first water treatment system in the unmanned platforms market. Efficiency in operation and engineering Hatenboer-Waters’ fresh water system distributes water on site using a highly efficient two-step disinfection process from its tank to end users or industrial application. Sales engineer Bart Friso adds: “It is an interesting project since the platform is unmanned and therefore our clients have specific requirements in terms of fresh water. We managed to complete this project within an impressive time frame. The system was engineered, constructed, supplied and made operational within an eight week period. This was all the more challenging considering its robust yet unusually compact frame.” Turbine platforms & fresh water needs Unmanned offshore turbine platforms operate independently and require water supply for technical applications such as oil and water separation, deck cleaning and sanitary facilities including the required emergency shower. The platform has recently been installed at its location in the wind turbine park on the German side of

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Using our years of expertise working with the offshore market Survitec is excited to launch the Rope Access 3D 275N lifejacket. Specifically designed for the comfort and safety of those operating at height, the Rope Access includes an array of unique key features bespoke for use in an offshore environment. Designed in conjunction with the world’s leading offshore operators, the Rope Access 3D 275N is one of the only lifejackets of its kind available to-date.  As part of the design, the Rope Access 3D 275N encompasses an ergonomic 3D shaping giving the user total freedom of movement and unique weight distribution, providing the ultimate comfort including complete flexibility around the neck which can be crucial for working use. The Rope Access has been manufactured to industry leading SOLAS safety standards, including an approved light, whistle and reflective tape ensuring you are located quickly if you fall into the water, in addition incomparable chin support helping to keep your airways clear when in the water and two accessible lifting points on the front of the jacket to assist recovery. Tried and tested, the lifejacket also has the ability to be worn with any integrated fall arrest harness, providing the user with one complete safety

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  Hamburg, 1st June 2017. The offshore division of the Hamburg ports logistics company Buss Port Logistics will in future operate under the brand name Buss Offshore Solutions. "We operate on a market that is fundamentally different from all of the others that Buss is involved with. In the offshore industry, as well as in the on-shore and oil/gas industry, we support international customers and business partners, whom we need to address differently than, for instance, our sister company Buss Port Services", says Martin Schulz, who will in future be responsible for the new company. Buss Offshore Solutions has been an active player in the offshore wind logistics industry from the start, and has established itself successfully in this specialist niche of port logistics. With the focus on heavy, challenging loads, a team with international experience develops tailor-made logistics solutions for its customers. Buss Offshore Solutions handles the planning and costing of all stages of the project that arise from the quayside: from trans-shipment and interim storage to pre-assembly, maintenance and the required engineering services. The port projects logistics supplier provides this portfolio of services at its own terminals, which are equipped with special heavy cargo equipment and a modern IT infrastructure, and

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ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS – Alfen B.V. and C-Wind realized the first project in the Netherlands that combines wind energy with an energy storage system. The storage system is located at wind farm Giessenwind, next to highway A15 at Giessenburg. Grid stability Giessenwind is one of the highest wind farms in the Netherlands. The three turbines have a height of 108 meters and jointly provide about 5,000 households with energy. The intermittent character of renewable energy sources such as wind increasingly requires new measures to stabilize the grid. C-Wind is a consortium of Scholt Energy Services and wind farm Giessenwind. Wim Meerkerk, owner of Giessenwind: "Battery storage systems are necessary to integrate our ambitions with renewable energy in the Dutch electricity grid." End-to-end solution Alfen, a provider of a large range of products and services for the electricity grid, has delivered an end-to-end solution for this project, including the energy storage system of approximately 1 MWh, a transformer substation and the grid connection. Andreas Plenk, responsible for global sales of energy storage systems at Alfen: "Building on Alfen’s eighty-year experience at the high voltage we can deliver a turnkey end-to-end solution for our customers. Currently we are working on various projects that connect our energy storage

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Singapore; 26 May 2017: Global Maritime, a leading provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has made two important hires to support its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations. Mei Ling Chan has been appointed as Regional Finance Manager for APAC where she will take responsibility for finance functions and reporting across the region; and Leong Weng Yoon has been named Global Maritime’s new HSEQ Manager for APAC. Leong Weng Yoon’s appointment reaffirms Global Maritime’s commitment to the highest health, safety, environmental and quality standards across its operations. Both will be based in Global Maritime’s Singapore office. Anna Keen, Asia Pacific Regional Manager at Global Maritime, said: “Our Singapore office has always been a key hub for Global Maritime and as we continue to expand our operations across Asia Pacific, it’s important that we have the right expertise and skills in place. Mei Ling Chan and Leong Weng Yoon will be valuable additions to our team.” Mei Ling Chan joins Global Maritime from oil & gas services company SapuraKencana Drilling where she was Business Controls Manager responsible for the management accounting, financial planning & analysis of 18 offshore tender rigs operating in South East Asia, West Africa and Central America. She has also held a variety

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Words: Antti Turunen, Head of Global Service, ZF Wind Power The wind energy industry has grown up. Sophisticated technologies and a tough market call for more than just a professional repair of faulty equipment. Up to the medium power range it has become a commodity market where quality has become a given and where typical commodity linked drivers like timing and cost push the turbine manufacturers into continuous optimisation of the value chain. In recent years, in the gearbox service market, we have seen a similar trend. The general drive for lowest energy cost is gaining momentum and demanding solutions. Historically the service business has been closely linked to the new gearbox business of the large OEMs. For years the business required only one solution for servicing a gearbox and that was to bring it back in the best possible state. In practice, due to the learning curve and related upgrade, this means that a repaired gearbox is now becoming even better than the original serial product. The market is changing now and seeking significantly greater flexibility. This flexibility originates from the drive towards lowest cost of energy. Segmentation is taking place in the market and within every segment the customer has a different

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