Editor’s note: The brochure from which this post was drawn, is a compilation of 10 recent and brief news items covering the logistics development in the offshore wind industry.
Walking to work across a gangway has become commonplace for technicians in the offshore oil and gas and offshore wind industries. Early, first generation systems provided the ability to transfer personnel from vessels to a fixed structure, but a new generation of walk-to-work technology has recently been introduced that enables technicians and their equipment to be transferred from a suitably sized vessel directly to an offshore platform, wind turbine or other offshore structure, such as a substation.
The first of two specialized roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) vessels commissioned by Siemens for transporting nacelles, tower sections, and rotor blades was launched in the Danish port of Esbjerg December 2016. “We are stepping into a new era of cost-efficient offshore wind logistics,” said the company’s offshore CEO, Michael Hannibal.
Statoil secures logistics support for offshore wind farm Statoil has awarded Peterson two long-term contracts to provide logistics support for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the southern North Sea. Peterson will deliver comprehensive logistics services including stevedoring, ship agency services, provisions delivery, and transportation of personnel for walk-to-work security. It will also be responsible for the supply of fueling services from its facility in Great Yarmouth.
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