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Offshore Renewable Energy Market

The offshore renewable energy market which entails offshore wind energy, tidal energy and supporting facilities, is still relatively young comparing to the more traditional offshore oil and gas markets. However in the last few years this sector has been gaining a stronger foothold in the entire industry. This is due to multiple reasons such as the greater environmental awareness. Companies that operate in the offshore renewable energy market generally require modifications to their existing vessels and designs of new vessels, support tools and structures.


Purpose driven design

A new concept for an “Operations & Maintenance” vessel was introduced in conjunction with some key players in the offshore wind industry. The vessel will be an integral part of the operation and maintenance setup for the Offshore Wind Farm industry. When designing a vessel, consideration must be given to the aspects of minimal handling, efficient workflow, comfort and well-being of the personnel. The offshore wind farm industry has very specific and unique requirements, which have been taken into account in the design of the vessel.

Saltwater Lead Engineer

Lead Engineer

Wouter Besemer


Offshore companies

In the last few years a definite shift has become noticeable with the key players in the offshore industry diversifying their activities to include the renewable energy sector. Due to the industry still being very young many of the tools that are required for the complex offshore operations are still being developed. As a result of the limited amount of newly developed tools and vessels many operators are repurposing existing vessels and tools for this market, which creates a whole new set of challenges.

Offshore wind energy

The installation of offshore wind parks is an extremely complex and challenging engineering challenge. The trend for continuously larger wind turbines to be placed further out to sea, making the entire support and installation infrastructure more complex. The works encompass the supply and installation of the foundations, the entire electrical infrastructure, including the supply and installation of offshore and onshore high voltage stations, inter-array and export cables, and the installation of the wind turbines.

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