in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

To meet growing demand for service vessels in the U.K. offshore wind market, Alicat Workboats and South Boats IOW have manufactured and built two class-certified vessels this year. Additionally, the companies indicate they manufactured three non-class-certified vessels for the European offshore wind market.

The first vessel, Dalby Aire, a 22-meter DNV-class-certified workboat, was built in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. The second vessel, Seacat Defender, a 24-meter DNV-class certified workboat, was built in the Isle of Wight.

Alicat Workboats says that as more U.K.-based offshore wind farms come online, the need for service vessels will only become greater.

"Since the construction and completion of those early U.K. Round One initiatives, international interest in offshore wind farms has skyrocketed," explains Steve Thacker, Alicat's general manager, adding that as turbine technology evolves, so too must the supply chain. "That’s a key part of why we continue to invest in and back two key manufacturing, service and sales support hubs."


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Bird Groups Target LEEDCo's Icebreaker Offshore Wind Pilot

Two bird conservation groups that helped halt a wind project earlier this year argue that Lake Erie Energy Development Corp.'s (LEEDCo) 18 MW offshore demo poses a major risk to regional wildlife.


Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.

Acciona_id1907
WomenofWind_id
UEA_id1896
JLG_id1900
AWEA_id1886
bonfiglioli_id1913