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  • 7 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Cables, Grid Connection

    Seaway7 and Dong Fang Offshore (DFO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on collaboration in the Taiwanese offshore wind market that will focus on cable installation. According to Seaway7, the MOU outlines the intention of the two companies “to collaborate in an exclusive manner and further strengthen their offering to the offshore wind market […]

  • 1 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Cables, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    The Netherlands-based Huisman has signed a partnership agreement with ESD to expand its cable-lay product portfolio, with the aim of increasing its position in the offshore wind market. According to Huisman, the agreement will see the combination of ESD’s expertise in designing smart cable-lay solutions with Huisman’s in-house engineering, production and service capabilities of turnkey […]

  • 24 October 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The consortium consisting of Semco Maritime and PTSC Mechanical & Construction (PTSC M&C) has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for a 500 MW offshore substation in the Feng Miao (Fengmiao) offshore wind farm project in Taiwan. Owned and developed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), the Feng Miao wind farm is located […]

  • 30 October 2023
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    Ørsted has become “the first offshore wind company in the world” to use giant autonomous drones to transport cargo to wind turbines. The Danish offshore wind giant is testing the drones to transport cargo from vessels to its 1.2 GW Hornsea One project in the UK. Building on its previous experience using smaller drones in […]

  • 9 November 2023
    Business & Finance

    UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK Government’s export credit agency, has guaranteed GBP 380 million (approximately EUR 436 million) in financing for the 1 GW Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan. The contribution is said to support a project finance package of over GBP 3 billion issued by more than 15 lenders 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 […]

  • 7 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    Vestas has posted a revenue of EUR 15.4 billion and an increase in profit by 105 per cent for 2023 compared to the previous year, and says the company saw a record order intake of 18.4 GW last year “driven by strong growth in both Offshore and Onshore, especially in the USA.“ The Danish wind […]

  • 20 December 2023
    Business & Finance

    UK-headquartered Centurion Group, a company that provides critical rentals and services to the oil and gas, infrastructure, power, environmental, and renewable energy industries, has acquired H2M Offshore Accommodations. Based in the Netherlands, with a location in Denmark, H2M is a global supplier of offshore accommodation and workspace modules to the offshore wind sector on a […]

  • 11 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Cables, Environment, Grid Connection, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, Transition, Vessels

    Norway’s VARD has secured a contract worth over USD 200 million to deliver a highly customized hybrid power cable lay and construction vessel to what it says is a leading Japanese construction company. The contract was signed with Toyo Construction, a Japanese general construction company that operates civil and architecture construction businesses domestically and internationally, […]

  • 20 October 2023
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates

    The Finnish Government has granted survey permits for Ilmatar Offshore’s two new project areas, Bothnia and Bothnia West, in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone. Ilmatar Offshore has identified two new areas suitable for offshore wind in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone. The project areas are called Bothnia and Bothnia West and are located in the […]

  • 8 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

    US company US Forged Rings has revealed plans for an offshore wind turbine tower fabrication facility that would be operational in 2026 and a steel forging plant that would go into operation the following year. The company, which will invest USD 700 million into the two new facilities on the US East Coast, says it […]

  • 18 December 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Equipment, Supply Chain

    Norway-headquartered Glamox has won a contract from Dutch engineering company, Bakker Sliedrecht, to provide specialist marine LED lighting for the foundation platforms for 100 14 MW wind turbines for the Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK. For the Sofia offshore wind farm, Glamox will provide 800 marine-certified LED luminaires, which will illuminate the platforms […]

  • 13 December 2023
    R&D, Supply Chain, Technology, Wind Turbines

    Mingyang Smart Energy has rolled out its MySE 18.X-20MW wind turbine at its Shanwei manufacturing base in China. As the world’s largest offshore wind turbine in capacity and rotor diameter, the MySE 18.X-20MW wind turbine aims to lower Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) and ensures long-term returns for customers, according to the company. Evolving from […]

  • 29 September 2023
    Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, R&D, Supply Chain, Technology, Wind Turbines

    The wind turbine blade test centre Blaest in Aalborg, Denmark, inaugurated a new test rig on 26 September, in which the centre decided to invest after entering an agreement with Siemens Gamesa to test the company’s current range of offshore blades. The first blade is already being put through paces on the new test rig […]

  • 8 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Dominion Energy has submitted a filing with Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) with an updated levelised cost of energy (LCOE) calculation for the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. The updated LCOE is USD 77/MWh (approximately EUR 72.20/MWh), decreasing from the previous range of USD 80–90/MWh (approx. EUR 74.99–84.36/MWh). The updated LCOE of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 September 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Environment, Fixed-Bottom, Innovation, Project Updates

    Ecowende, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco, has partnered with Waardenburg Ecology, the largest ecological consultancy firm in the Netherlands, to develop a comprehensive ecological programme for the offshore wind farm the joint venture will build at the Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Farm Site VI. The developer and the consultancy are developing the programme […]

  • 2 January 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Market Outlooks, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    The biggest wind turbines also make for some of the biggest news on In 2023, wind turbine OEMs continued making headlines with their models in development and on the path to commercialisation, and by announcing brand new wind turbine generators (WTGs) that further raise the bar in generation capacity and size. Here, we are […]

  • 2 August 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Huisman has been awarded a contract by Seaway7, part of Subsea7 Group, for the delivery of the entire monopile installation spread for the jack-up vessel Seaway Ventus, which is currently being built by China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI). Under the contract, Huisman will deliver a monopile gripper, an upending frame, and two sets of monopile […]

  • 3 August 2023
    Business development, Environment, Research & Development

    The Crown Estate has revealed that it is partnering with a range of UK-wide expert bodies to launch four research projects to support nature recovery and the coexistence of offshore wind farms with marine life. The projects aim to fill critical evidence gaps around how seabirds interact with offshore windfarms and how strategic compensation measures […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 August 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy

    Vårgrønn, a joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and HitecVision, and Energia Renewables have formed a partnership to develop offshore wind projects in Ireland, with the potential to deliver up to 1.8 GW of new capacity by 2030. The partnership said that it will initially focus on Ireland’s south and east coasts, where Energia Renewables have […]

  • 14 July 2023

    The Crown Estate and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) have released a report which aims to help stakeholders involved in offshore wind developments better assess the impacts of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from subsea power cables on the marine environment. According to the Crown Estate, the report should improve the understanding of […]

  • 14 June 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    Opergy Group and China-headquartered Mingyang Smart Energy Group have formed a strategic partnership to support the entry of Mingyang into the UK offshore wind market. The partnership aims to accelerate the development of UK offshore wind projects, with Mingyang already one of China’s largest manufacturers of wind turbines, as well as supporting the development of […]

  • 13 April 2021
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Dong Fang Offshore (DFO), a subsidiary of Hung Hua Construction, has bought the subsea multi-purpose vessel Pacific Constructor from Swire Pacific Offshore to strengthen its fleet serving the offshore wind sector in Taiwan, as well as in the Asia Pacific region. Pacific Constructor, renamed to Constructor 1, is on its way to Taiwan, where it […]

  • 21 December 2021

    Taiwan’s Dong Fang Offshore, a subsidiary of Hung Hua Construction, has purchased the Construction and Flex Lay vessel Polar Onyx from GC Rieber Shipping, which will be converted into a cable laying vessel. Polar Onyx is the first flexible lay vessel owned by a Taiwanese owner, and will be the first vessel of its kind […]