Global Offshore Project - Marine Renewables

  • 2017

    Fit for purpose provisions in offshore wind construction and installation contracts

    In the last couple of years two cases have been heard by the English Courts which consider the meaning and scope of fitness for purpose provisions in offshore wind construction and installation contracts. Although similar in some respects the cases differ both factually and legally but demonstrate the type of issues contractors can face in relation to offshore wind construction contracts and renewables projects more generally.

  • Shipping Offshore

    2017

    Innovation within marine renewables

    Marine renewables is still a relatively young industry and provides a setting where innovative thinking and entrepreneurship can and does flourish.

  • Shipping Offshore

    2017

    BIMCO windtime

    The installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms require personnel and equipment which has to be transported to and from offshore sites. Specialised vessels, typically small monohulls or catamaran vessels that carry up to 12 passengers, offer such ­services.

  • Shipping Offshore

    2017

    FIDIC – the potential pitfalls moving from onshore to offshore

    There is no standard contract in use in offshore construction projects.

  • Shipping Offshore

    2017

    Contracting in the marine renewables industry

    Contracts within the marine renewables industry often offer interesting opportunities for owners of offshore and installation vessels traditionally operating within the offshore oil and gas space.

  • Shipping Offshore

    2017

    NORWAY: Future hub for funding of green projects?

    Norwegian financial institutions, investment banks and governmental funding institutions have played a ­significant role in the growth of the shipping and offshore industry, developing a tradition of close partnerships with Norwegian industrial entrepreneurs.

  • Shipping Offshore

    2017

    China: Opportunities in an emerging wind jurisdiction

    China’s demand for electricity­ continues to grow voraciously and whilst China’s energy supply continues­ to be dominated by coal fired power ­stations, more recently the Chinese ­government has shown a stronger commitment towards using renewable sources of energy.

  • Shipping Offshore

    2017

    Policy framework for the offshore wind industry

    The policy framework for the offshore wind industry has to a large extent been linked to available government support schemes. The industry is however evolving quickly and ­growing larger by the day and the level of subsidies is dropping. A current trend seen in all major markets is an ongoing shift from feed-in-tariff and certificate based systems, to more competitive auctions often involving Contracts for Difference (CFDs). The main reason for this shift is cost reductions made possible due to factors such as industry maturity, rapid technology advancement, economies of scale and political cycle.