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  • 5 June 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    ABB has secured an order from China’s Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to deliver an integrated bridge-to-propeller technology for Havfram Wind’s two new NG20000X-HF wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs). ABB scope comprises four Azipod electric main propulsion units with a total propulsion power of 17 MW; the Onboard DC Grid power distribution system; a 4.1 MWh […]

  • 8 May 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    ABB has announced that it will collaborate with Lhyfe and Skyborn to jointly realise and optimise SoutH2Port renewable hydrogen project located in Sweden. Together with Lhyfe and Skyborn, ABB will drive large-scale integration of the production of offshore wind renewable energy hydrogen into the energy system in the SoutH2Port project. As part of the memorandum […]

  • 4 September 2023
    Infrastructure, Supply Chain, Vessels

    The first steel has been cut for Havfram’s first wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) which is being built by Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore shipyard in China. In 2021, Havfram signed a letter of intent with China’s CIMC-Raffles to build a series of next-generation wind turbine installation vessels. The NG20000X self-propelled jack-up will be able to […]

  • 7 March 2023
    Business development, Grid Connection, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    X1 Wind has announced that its floating offshore wind turbine prototype delivered first power to PLOCAN’s smart grid in the Canary Islands, Spain. First Power was fed from the prototype, installed at a 50-metre water depth in a downwind configuration, into PLOCAN’s offshore platform smart grid via a 1.4-kilometre subsea cable connected to a 20 […]

  • 20 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    ABL has been awarded a marine warranty surveyor (MWS) contract for the EolMed floating offshore wind project in France, where the consultancy will provide MWS services during the offshore construction of the wind farm. ABL’s office in Paris will support the developer Qair with MWS services covering transport and installation operations for the wind turbines, […]

  • 26 July 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, Transition, Vessels

    Nexans is investing in a new third-generation cable-laying vessel in order to, as the company says, support a record project backlog and meet future needs of offshore wind and interconnector projects. According to Nexans, building upon the cutting-edge technology featured on the flagship vessel Nexans Aurora, the new vessel goes further with improved design, comfort […]

  • 10 August 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    SMST has been awarded a contract by Fincantieri Marine Group for the delivery of a motion-compensated gangway with tower and height adjustment on the newbuild service operation vessel (SOV) for CREST Wind, a joint venture between Crowley and ESVAGT. The SMST gangway (Telescopic Access Bridge L-Series) with integrated crane function provides safe and smooth transfer […]

  • 4 April 2023
    Research & Development, Technology

    A consortium led by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched a project that will create the biggest offshore wind “living lab” in the world in the UK through the development of a 5G Testbed that includes Grimsby Port and the Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farm. The GBP 2.8 million (approximately EUR […]

  • 22 September 2023

    Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has begun construction on a service operation vessel (SOV) for a Crowley-ESVAGT joint venture that will house and transport technicians to maintain US offshore wind farms. Yesterday marked the ceremonial start of construction for the vessel, and senior leaders from partner companies around the country came to Door County to witness the […]

  • 10 May 2023
    Business development, Research & Development, Technology

    The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has joined Korean industry leaders in the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to produce a feasibility study for a near-shore floating platform of green hydrogen production and liquefaction. The feasibility study will be included in a report from the Jeolla Province to determine the viability of developing […]

  • 9 June 2023
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    DNV has awarded Bassoe Technology an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a 17 MW D-Floater floating wind foundation, designed to withstand extreme 50-year typhoon conditions in the South China Sea. The AiP verifies that the design is feasible for the intended application, and, in principle, complies with the applicable requirements in accordance with DNV rules […]

  • 26 June 2023
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    Offshore Wind Consultants, an ABL Group company headquartered in London, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares of Denmark-based offshore wind consultancy, Delta Wind Partners (DWP). The acquisition, expected to close in the third quarter, is said to expand OWC’s technical offering in wind turbines and in consultancy at […]

  • 29 March 2023

    Jan De Nul’s new jack-up vessel, Voltaire, has left Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where it underwent further commissioning and project-specific adjustments ahead of its first assignment, and is now on its way to Europe. The vessel’s first deployment will be on the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm project offshore the UK, the world’s […]

  • 27 July 2023
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The government of Sweden has rejected Vattenfall’s application to build an offshore wind farm at Stora Middelgrund off Sweden’s west coast, citing ”negative effects on the environment” and ”national interests” as the reasons for the decision. The Swedish government will not grant Vattenfall permission to build and operate the wind farm located offshore Halmstad, saying […]

  • 1 September 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation at the Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm was installed 30 kilometres off the island of Norderney in the German North Sea, Ørsted announced. The substation topside was installed by Jan De Nul’s Les Alizés. The vessel is also installing the monopile foundations at the wind farm. In February 2021, Ørsted placed […]

  • 29 June 2023

    Denmark-based R&D Test Systems has delivered a new test bench for the next generation of wind turbine blades to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC). This was part of the USD 4 million US Department of Energy (DOE) and MassCEC’s grant to upgrade the blade testing equipment to accommodate the […]

  • 18 July 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    USV AS, a joint venture (JV) company established by DeepOcean, Solstad Offshore and Østensjø, has contracted Astilleros Gondán shipyard to build its first unmanned surface vessel (USV). Expected to enter service in 2025, the USV will be utilised for subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) work at offshore wind farms. It is estimated that the […]

  • 17 May 2023
    Authorities, Transition, Wind Farm Update

    The two offshore wind farms that yesterday (16 May) received the Swedish government’s go-ahead will be able to supply up to 6.5 TWh of electricity per year, which corresponds to the electricity production from one large nuclear power reactor, according to the government. As reported earlier, Vattenfall and OX2 received approval for the construction of […]

  • 19 June 2023
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul’s new jack-up vessel Voltaire has arrived in the port of Able Seaton, UK, from where it is set to start installing GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbines on the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in early July. Jan De Nul took delivery of Voltaire from China’s COSCO Shipping Shipyard at the end […]

  • 10 August 2023

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has pushed back the deadline for applications in the country’s first offshore wind tender by two months as the government is waiting to obtain approval for state aid from the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). This will also postpone the award of the offshore wind areas to 2024. The […]

  • 12 April 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    The first steel was cut for Huaxia Financial Leasing’s wind farm installation vessel at CIMC Haiyang Shipyard in China. Built by CIMC Raffles, the vessel will have 139 metres in length, a width of 50 metres, a depth of 10 metres, a 1,500-tonne leg-encircling crane with a working radius of 45 metres, and a 250-tonne […]

  • 10 February 2023
    Equipment, Infrastructure

    Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock has shipped a cylinder-luffing offshore crane for TenneT’s DolWin Epsilon offshore transformer platform, part of the DolWin5 offshore grid in Germany. The Liebherr crane was shipped to Singapore on 27 December 2022 on the vessel UHL Felicity and installation on the DolWin Epsilon platform is planned for March. The RL 2600-35 Litronic is […]

  • 12 June 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Jan De Nul Group has awarded Huisman a contract for the delivery of a 3,500mt Monopile Spreader Bar that will be equipped on Jan De Nul’s two next-generation installation vessels. The Spreader Bar will support and optimise the installation of offshore wind turbines since it is able to handle monopiles with the largest diameter and […]

  • 19 July 2023

    Ørsted has commissioned three nearshore artificial nesting structures (ANS) designed to house Black-legged kittiwake off the East Suffolk coastline as part of plans to compensate for the potential impacts of the Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm on the species. The structures, fabricated by Suffolk-based Red7Marine and Four Tees Engineering, are located approximately one kilometre offshore, […]

  • 29 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Fraunhofer IGD, the Germany-based institute for applied research in visual computing, has recently awarded a contract for works on the Nienhagen offshore research platform, part of its Digital Ocean Lab, through a tender that was organised promptly to ensure early vessel booking amid high demand for vessels in offshore wind. The institute opened the tender […]

  • 3 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    The UK-based High-Speed Transfers (HST) Marine has signed multiple charter agreements with wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE). HST Marine has secured two charters, for both medium and long-term with SGRE in the North Sea. These will be undertaken by the DAMEN 2710, HST Sofia, and the Chartwell 24-H, HST Frances, with the […]