Grimsby News

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Triton Knoll Selects Seacat for OESV

signed a  deal to support the construction phase of Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.The contract, which includes options for further vessel charters, will initially see two Seacat Services OESVs – one 26-meter and one 24-meter catamaran – operating out of Triton Knoll’s new Grimsby construction base, providing specialist crew transfer and logistical support at the 90-turbine, 857MW project off the UK’s East Coast.With offshore construction set to commence in Q1 2020, the first of the two vessels will begin preparation works at the project this winter, with the second

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Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm Officially Opens

by Ørsted (50 percent), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (25 percent), Sumitomo Corporation (12.5 percent) and funds advised by the Green Investment Group, Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Gravis Capital Management (12.5 percent) and operated from Ørsted’s East Coast Hub in Grimsby, the U.K.’s largest offshore wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base.The project features a new way of carrying out offshore maintenance, using a state of the art Service Operation Vessel (SOV) that remains offshore with technicians working shifts of 14 days on and 14 days off.Matthew

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Global Marine Group Extends UK Footprint

hubs situated where customers need support. Beginning in August, Blyth will serve as a regional base for strategic asset management and modular equipment storage, as well as a mobilization and deployment site for the GMG fleet, complementing the group’s existing operational U.K. bases at Grimsby, Lincolnshire and Portland, Dorset. A number of GMG assets, including C.S. Sovereign and CS Recorder, two multi-role DP2 vessels with track records in both power and fiber optic cable installation and repair, will operate out of Blyth, utilizing local engineering skills and regional business support

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DONG Energy to Build Hub for UK Offshore Wind

Denmark's DONG Energy said on Thursday it would build a multi-million-dollar maintenance hub in Grimsby, northeast England, to provide services for its offshore wind operations. The new facility would, subject to planning approval, be built at the town's Royal Dock and provide maintenance support to the company's wind farms in the region.   "It represents a massive vote of confidence to the UK offshore wind industry and confirms our commitment to the Humber region where by 2019 we expect to have invested around 6 billion pounds ($7.8 billion)," Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy's UK

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CWind Wins O&M Contract at Humber Gateway OWF

and repair services as required at Humber Gateway offshore wind farm (OWF), covering latchways, mechanical services, as well as paint works The scope of work covers all 73 turbines and the offshore substation. Offshore work is scheduled to commence this June, with CWind utilising its office in Grimsby’s Fishdock. Lee Andrews, Managing Director CWind commented: ”This is fantastic news. I am very proud of this contract award, which  recognizes  our capabilities in O&M services and is a testament to our team’s ability to deliver outstanding services and provide

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Rocket Debris Found Near Isles of Scilly

show an American flag. It looks like it’s an American rocket and seems most likely to be the unmanned Space X Falcon 9 which blew up shortly after take-off from Cape Canaveral in June.”   The debris recovered with the help of local professional boatman, before being towed into New Grimsby and is currently securely held on the beach at Tresco

Blyth Workcats 14m survey boat to be built for ABP

Blyth Workcats Wins ABP Survey Boat Contract

Workcats’ established survey craft models but built to a bespoke design detailed to meet the specific requirements of ABP’s hydrographic surveyors. The vessel will be based in Hull and used for survey operations throughout the Rivers Humber, Ouse and Trent, covering the ports of Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham. ABP’s four Humber ports together handle more than 65 million tonnes of cargo annually. Immingham is currently the UK's largest port by volume and in 2017 Hull will be home to one of the UK's largest port developments; the £310 million Green Port Hull project. Blyth

Craig Keyworth (Photo: FlexTech)

FlexTech Breaks into Southeast Asia

pipe and riser engineering projects, offloading systems and integrity management and inspection. It also has a range of innovative products designed to facilitate ease of installation, ensure operational integrity and prolong the life of the flexible in field.   With premises in Aberdeen and Grimsby, FlexTech currently has a team of 11 subsea and marine specialists.  

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Osiris Concludes ROV Work at Humber Gateway

services with cross-trained personnel on the 219MW wind farm, Humber Gateway, based 8km off the Holderness coast in East Yorkshire.   Osiris provided a Cougar-XT ROV to conduct seabed inspection work and transition piece cable pull-in teams. The teams mobilized from its shoreside support base in Grimsby using a moored, large multi-cat vessel and the ROV conducted around 30 dives in free swimming mode.   Aiden West, managing director of Osiris, praised the team work involved: “As our relationship with the client developed the scope of work evolved with it. The team put great emphasis

Technician Working Onsite (Credit:MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)

3sun Group, MHI Vestas Secure Offshore Wind Project

on an offshore project.  In accordance with contract terms, 3sun Group will provide technician teams for the offshore mechanical and electrical completion of the V112-3.0MW wind turbines. The planned 14 week work period will take place off the coast of North East Yorkshire from bases at Grimsby. Installation of the first Humber Gateway turbine was completed ahead initial schedule on July 29, 2014. The project is due to be completed in spring 2015.   

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