Offshore Wind Farms


#41

If wind farms can reach this level of economy, what is holding you back: http://gcaptain.com/dong-energy-to-develop-worlds-cheapest-offshore-wind/
Oh I forgot, somebody may see the wind mills from their house.


#42

[QUOTE=ombugge;191910]If wind farms can reach this level of economy, what is holding you back: http://gcaptain.com/dong-energy-to-develop-worlds-cheapest-offshore-wind/[/QUOTE]

If you have any influence at all over there, can you please tell Dong Energy to come up with a better name.


#43

[QUOTE=Lee Shore;191914]If you have any influence at all over there, can you please tell Dong Energy to come up with a better name.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dong[/QUOTE]

Sorry, unable to convince them to change the name
DONG: Short for “Dansk Olje og Naturgass” It is the Danish National Oil Company.

PS> They have probably heard all the jokes before.


#44

Regretfully, it still sounds like a slogan for Viagra.


#45

More offshore leases for wind farms being offered: https://www.workboat.com/news/offshore/boem-adjusts-new-york-wind-energy-area-dec-15-lease-sale/

Are there anybody in the Offshore Marine business watching and getting ready to take advantage of what is about to happen, or are they going to leave it to foreigners to supply the necessary services? (Other than a few crew boats and barges)


#46

The extraction of energy from tidal currents is also a viable option. The problem is that the number of places with strong enough tidal currents are rather limited. In the US such locations are New York’s East River and near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Fierce tidal currents, up to 12 knots, run back and forth off the most northern coast of Scotland, the Pentland Firth. There are two windows per day that ships can pass safely, otherwise stay away. Notorious are the so called Merry Men of Mey were the water comes at you from all directions. Especially during stormy weather this place is a regular hell hole.


[I]This ship timed the passage wrongly, lost stability probably due to massive amounts of green water on deck and turtled in an instant. There were no survivors.[/I]

A number of underwater windmills could power one-third of Scotland, which is considerable.

An advantage is that there is no horizon pollution caused by the underwater windmills. In my opinion these mills are hard to service. Divers could investigate but certain repairs can probably only be done by taking it out of the water and fitting a spare watermill.


#47

[QUOTE=ombugge;191937]More offshore leases for wind farms being offered: https://www.workboat.com/news/offshore/boem-adjusts-new-york-wind-energy-area-dec-15-lease-sale/

Are there anybody in the Offshore Marine business watching and getting ready to take advantage of what is about to happen, or are they going to leave it to foreigners to supply the necessary services? (Other than a few crew boats and barges)[/QUOTE]

One of the leaders in the renewable energy sector is actively seeking people for their European and worldwide operations: http://www.statkraft.com/career/we-offer/


#48

A Tidal Power project in Canada is meeting resistance from fishermen: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cape-sharp-tidal-power-turbine-bay-of-fundy-fisheries-oceans-1.3662390
Maybe they are afraid that the fish will be minced?


#49

Statoil is looking at investing in Wind Power in US: http://syslagronn.no/2016/11/01/syslagronn/statoil-vurderer-a-bygge-havvind-i-new-york_170913/


#50

This picture was shown before in this topic. The Dutch love ice skating, it is a national sport. The biggest event is the legendary insane 125-mile (200 kilometre) Eleven City marathon race across frozen waterways in the northern Netherlands. There is both a speed skating competition (with 300 contestants) and a leisure tour with 16,000 skaters. The actual number of skaters which would like to participate is about 40,000 but for safety reasons the number is limited to 16,000.

[video]https://youtu.be/kync2oTsmEE[/video]

Today it is the first time that we could skate this year but it takes much more ice before we can even think about having the race and the tour. However, it is a promising early start of the season. Click on the video link to see today’s action.


#51

[QUOTE=ombugge;192078]Statoil is looking at investing in Wind Power in US: http://syslagronn.no/2016/11/01/syslagronn/statoil-vurderer-a-bygge-havvind-i-new-york_170913/[/QUOTE]

The first venture is clear. New York here we come: https://gcaptain.com/statoil-wins-u-s-offshore-wind-lease-off-new-york/


#52

The interest in developing offshore wind farms are spreading among oil companies: http://www.wsj.com/articles/oil-producers-turn-to-wind-power-1482753616
Experience from the Offshore Oil & Gas industry is seen as key to this development.


#53

More onshore wind farms coming up courtesy of Mr. Buffet: https://www.vestas.com/en/media/news#!
Is he also investing in offshore wind??


#54

New ideas especially suited for deep US waters have been developed: http://maritime-executive.com/features/suction-technology-designed-for-windfarms-oil-and-gas

Now is the question; will there be any market for it in the Trump era???


#55

New ships being designed and built for wind farm servicing. Meant to be more economical and to operate in higher sea states. No details provided, though.

I had never heard of Fred Olsen Windcarrier. They have a cool map, and I’m for that:


#56

[QUOTE=Emrobu;194648]New ships being designed and built for wind farm servicing. Meant to be more economical and to operate in higher sea states. No details provided, though.

I had never heard of Fred Olsen Windcarrier. They have a cool map, and I’m for that:

Fred Olsen Windcarrier’s Jack-up “Brave Tern” installed the Block Island Wind farm off Rhode Island last year and will return to install the first offshore wind mill in the Great Lakes for the “Icebreaker” project: http://www.offshorewind.biz/2016/03/25/cleveland-public-power-to-negotiate-icebreaker-with-fred-olsen-renewables/

PS> The vessel to be developed for Fred Olsen/Teekay will be something between a Service Vessel: http://gcaptain.com/ulstein-announces-shipbuilding-deals/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+(gCaptain.com)

and a Crew Transfer vessel: http://www.offshorewind.biz/2016/06/06/fred-olsen-windcarrier-s-bayards-500-days-without-lost-time-injury/


#57

[QUOTE=ombugge;194652]
PS> The vessel to be developed for Fred Olsen/Teekay will be something between a Service Vessel: http://gcaptain.com/ulstein-announces-shipbuilding-deals/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+(gCaptain.com)

and a Crew Transfer vessel: http://www.offshorewind.biz/2016/06/06/fred-olsen-windcarrier-s-bayards-500-days-without-lost-time-injury/[/QUOTE]

I know that Teekay has Marine Architects (the ones I know about are in Vancouver), do you reckon they’re going to be doing the design? Or are the crews going to be Teekay? Or what exactly? Maybe like ALP light: some of their ships are xbows allready, and ALP is part of the same Teekay daughter company that this Fred Olsen partnership is with. Does Ulstein do all of the xbow designs in house, or do their customers do some of the designs?


(APL Defender’s launching ceremony; speaking of Dutch winter weather)


#58

[QUOTE=Emrobu;194657]I know that Teekay has Marine Architects (the ones I know about are in Vancouver), do you reckon they’re going to be doing the design? Or are the crews going to be Teekay? Or what exactly? Maybe like ALP light: some of their ships are xbows allready, and ALP is part of the same Teekay daughter company that this Fred Olsen partnership is with. Does Ulstein do all of the xbow designs in house, or do their customers do some of the designs?


(APL Defender’s launching ceremony; speaking of Dutch winter weather)[/QUOTE]

These are going to be some new concept, somewhere between a CTV and SOV, so it is not clear what they are going to do, or what they will look like.

It is [U]possible[/U] that Ulstein Solutions will be the designers, but whether that means X-bow is far from certain. (X-bow is an Ulstein copyrighted design and I believe ALL vessels with X-bow have been designed by Ulstein, but built around the world.

Fred Olsen will apparently be lead for this project.

BTW ALP Defender are under construction in Niigata, Japan: http://teekay.com/blog/2015/08/10/newbuilds-alp-striker-and-alp-defender/

PS> CTV transfer crews from shore to the wind farms on a daily basis, or to/from OSVs staying in the field.
OSV house the maintenance technicians offshore and transfer them to the wind mills by gangway (Walk-to-work)or by CTV/RIB.


#59

The wind is blowing, the technology to build and install wind mills in deeper and deeper waters is there and the money to do so is available: http://gcaptain.com/wind-power-blows-through-nuclear-coal-as-costs-drop-at-sea/

What is holding the US back from joining the club??
One answer to that may be; There is no American technology, equipment and know-how available yet.
Besides, Trump don’t like Offshore wind mills that can be seen from his golf courses.


#60

Yes I recognized the foul stench emanating from the hole in your face.