Highlights of the Month – May 2020

Orion’s Heavy Lift Crane Collapses – Video

A heavy-lift crane installed on the offshore installation vessel Orion has collapsed while undergoing load tests at the Liebherr construction yard in Rostock, Germany.

Siemens Gamesa Cranks It Up to 15 MW with Offshore Behemoth

Siemens Gamesa has launched a new SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct Drive wind turbine. The turbine model has a 14 MW capacity, reaching up to 15 MW using the company’s Power Boost function, a 222m diameter rotor, 108m long blades, and a 39,000m2 swept area.

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Selects O&M Base

Equinor and SSE Renewables plan to build a new Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base at the Port of Tyne, UK, to service the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind project.

Five Injured in Accident Onboard Seaway Strashnov

Five people were injured in an accident onboard the installation vessel Seaway Strashnov during the installation of foundations at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.

15 MW Siemens Gamesa Turbines for US Offshore Wind Farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will conditionally supply SG 14-222 Direct Drive offshore wind turbines to the 2,640 MW Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project.

Ireland Speeds Up Seven Offshore Wind Projects

The Irish government has designated seven offshore wind projects as relevant, meaning they will be fast-tracked through the new marine planning regime.

First Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Installation Vessel Coming in 2023

A consortium led by Dominion Energy is developing a Jones Act compliant installation vessel for the U.S. offshore wind sector.

MHI Vestas Deck Carrier Ready to Serve – Video

United Wind Logistics (UWL) has taken delivery of the deck carrier, MV BoldWind, which will shortly start her long-term charter with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

World Bank: 48 Countries Hold 15.6 TW of Offshore Wind Technical Potential

The World Bank has published maps and analysis of the offshore wind technical potential for 40 more emerging markets around the world, following its report from October 2019, when eight countries’ potential was estimated to be at 3.1 TW.

First Monopile Foundation Stands in US Federal Waters

The first monopile foundation has been installed at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, the first in U.S. federal waters.