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  • 7 June 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain

    Germany’s HTM Helicopters has placed an order for one Airbus H145 helicopter, with options for two additional units of the same type, that will be used in offshore wind operations. The latest version of Airbus’ H145 adds a five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kilograms. Powered […]

  • 3 January 2024
    Business development, Cables, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Innovation, Offshore Platforms, R&D, Technology

    Aker Solutions and the Marine Energy Test Centre (METCentre) in Norway have signed a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for a pilot project which will see Aker Solutions testing its new power transmission technology at the METCentre’s offshore test area that houses demonstration floating wind turbines. According to Aker Solutions, the new power system […]

  • 30 May 2024

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered the third Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 Hybrid in an order of three to the offshore wind services provider, Purus. The vessels have been designed to provide low crew transfer services to the offshore wind sector. The contract for the three vessels was signed in October 2022 during the Damen […]

  • 22 April 2024
    Business development, Innovation, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    EnBW and Wallaby Boats have christened the offshore transfer vessel Impulse in the port of Kappeln, Germany, as the vessel gets ready to service the Baltic 2 offshore wind farm starting in May. The two companies have jointly launched the ship which is equipped with a new type of suspension system said to enable technicians […]

  • 13 June 2024
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging said to offer a way to dramatically reduce emissions during the operational phase of an offshore wind farm. The system envisages a fully electric crew transfer vessel (CTV) which can charge at either a turbine or one of Damen’s commissioning service operations vessels (CSOVs) […]

  • 15 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Environment, Innovation, Market Outlooks, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    A healthy market framework is necessary for offshore wind projects to be sustainable and future-proof, and changes to the tendering framework can help ensure that, Ireen Geerbex, Director Market Development the Netherlands at Vattenfall, said during this year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ”We need quality and we need added value, […]

  • 12 March 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    All 21 wind turbines at Vattenfall’s Vesterhav Nord (North) offshore wind farm have delivered the first power and the 176 MW project is now connected to the Danish electricity grid. However, the blades on a single unit have been temporarily taken down for repairs after sustaining damage during the preparation of the offshore wind farm. […]

  • 27 December 2023
    Floating Wind, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, Vessels

    GustoMSC, a subsidiary of U.S.-based NOV, has officially launched the Enhydra series of vessels tailored specifically for floating offshore wind farms. Alain Wassink, Commercial Director of GustoMSC, presented the new series at The Stage during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2023 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The vessel was described as a strategic enabler […]

  • 29 January 2024
    Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms

    The export cable of the Rentel offshore wind farm is reported to have been damaged. However, the offshore wind farm keeps feeding electricity into the Belgian grid as the offshore power hub, Modular Offshore Grid (MOG), has taken over. Elia, the operator of Belgium’s MOG, says that the cable from the Rentel platform to the […]

  • 24 January 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Guo Feng, an offshore wind project being developed by Iberdrola in Taiwan, has received the preliminary approval of its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The Guo Feng offshore wind project is located at the intersection of Changhua and Penghu waters, with 36 kilometres to the nearest distance to shore. First revealed in 2021, the total installation […]

  • 20 March 2024
    Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Almost one year after installation started, the 24th and final nearshore turbine of Windplanblauw wind farm in the Netherlands has been installed. With both onshore and nearshore turbines now completed, the project is counting down to its official inauguration in August. Windplanblauw is a wind farm repowering project of Vattenfall and SwifterwinT, a local initiative […]

  • 13 February 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Environment, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has approved the feasibility study report for the Lillebælt Syd (Lillebælt South) offshore wind farm, a 160 MW project being developed by European Energy and SONFOR (formerly Sønderborg Forsyning). On 7 February, the DEA approved the feasibility study report for the 160 MW nearshore wind farm, which consists of an […]

  • 29 April 2024
    Operations & Maintenance

    Specialist wind turbine services provider, RTS Wind, has secured two framework agreements for the provision of blade services for Ørsted. The two 5-year framework agreements will see RTS Wind support Ørsted’s long-term blade care and maintenance campaigns across its entire regional portfolios in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany. Michaela Gregory, Global Lead Category Manager […]

  • 26 January 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Manufacturing, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The first steel cutting of the monopiles for RWE’s Thor offshore wind farm in Denmark has taken place at Dajin Offshore Heavy Industry’s Penglai facility in China, marking the start of the project’s construction phase. In April 2023, Dajin was selected to deliver 36 monopiles as well as secondary structures and electrical outfitting for the […]

  • 20 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Vesterhav Nord (North) offshore wind farm, owned by Vattenfall, started producing power on 16 February, joining its sister park Vesterhav Syd, which began generating electricity in January 2024. Vesterhav Nord is part of Vattenfall’s 344 MW Vesterhav duo, whose 168 MW Vesterhav Syd (South) has been feeding power into the Danish grid since January. The […]

  • 3 April 2024

    Offshore wind service vessel company, Edda Wind, has taken delivery of a newly built service operation vessel (SOV) from Spain’s Astilleros Balenciaga. The SOV C416, later to be renamed Edda Goelo, was delivered to Edda Wind on 26 March. C416 is of Salt 0358 design and the sister vessel of Edda Brint, delivered from Astilleros Balenciaga shipyard in […]

  • 18 April 2024
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development, Transition, Vessels

    Milad Sheikhi, Head of Sales and Business Development – Offshore Wind at Jumbo Offshore discusses the way forward for standardisation in offshore wind. Is regulatory restriction the way forward for offshore wind – or will a free market approach yield more rapid returns? With increasingly ambitious targets in the coming years, the pressure is on […]

  • 24 April 2024
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Planning Inspectorate has accepted RWE’s application for the Five Estuaries offshore wind farm for examination. The final planning decision for the project is expected in the summer of 2025. The project now moves into the pre-examination phase of the consenting process, with the examination phase expected to commence later in the summer and […]

  • 21 December 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The demonstration phase of the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm extension project, being developed by Suomen Hyötytuuli in Finland, has been granted water and building permits. Tahkoluoto extension offshore wind farm will be located 4-22 kilometres off the coast of Pori, in Western Finland. In the demonstration project phase, two wind turbines will be built to […]

  • 3 January 2024
    Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind offshore wind project, being developed by Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has delivered its first power to the New England grid in Massachusetts. As part of the initial commissioning process, on Tuesday 2 January 2024, one turbine delivered approximately 5 MW of power, with additional testing expected to happen both on and […]

  • 6 June 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Jumbo Offshore has completed the removal of the last two monopiles that were subject to pile runs during installation in an earlier construction phase at the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The project saw three pile runs, with the first occurring in 2021 and the same again happening in 2022 and 2023. The first […]

  • 21 February 2024
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Vessels

    The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to China’s Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore for its design of a dual-fuel methanol, heavy-duty, offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). “Support vessels like WTIVs are in short supply, and new builds are being hampered by challenging market dynamics. This design from Yantai […]

  • 21 March 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies, Corio Generation and Gulf Energy Development, has submitted an application to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the 1.5 GW offshore wind project in the UK. The DCO application includes an offshore wind farm comprising up to 100 wind turbines, underground cables […]

  • 21 December 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    Ecowende and Sif Holding will collaborate on the construction of Ecowende’s offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust West site VI, located about 53 kilometres off the Dutch coast, near IJmuiden. The collaboration for this project between the offshore wind farm developer, a joint venture of Shell and Eneco, and Sif Holding dates to February 2023 when […]

  • 20 March 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Norwegian government has unveiled Ventyr Energi, a consortium of Parkwind and Ingka Investments, as the winner of the Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) offshore wind auction round in Norway. The winning bid in the auction was NOK 1.15 (EUR 0.099) per kilowatt hour. “This is a milestone in the government’s offshore wind […]

  • 5 June 2024
    Business development, Floating Wind, Industry, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    Four new challenges, which aim to push the boundaries of innovation in floating offshore wind, have been launched in the NOW Accelerator programme. Presented by industry players Vattenfall and Seagust, Equinor, Deep Wind Offshore and EDF Renewables, and Å Energi and Corio, the four new challenges are part of the NOW Accelerator programme by Norwegian […]