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  • 26 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH has signed a multi-year service contract with Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH to provide personal and material helicopter transport services to the Global Tech I offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. As part of this contract, Wiking will carry out helicopter crew change service from its base in […]

  • 13 May 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    DOF Subsea has equipped its multipurpose vessel Skandi Constructor, currently deployed on offshore wind projects in Germany, with a SMST walk-to-work system. A contract signed between the two companies for a motion compensated gangway marks SMST’s first delivery of walk-to-work equipment to the Norwegian company. DOF is already operating the gangway on board Skandi Constructor […]

  • 21 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    SMST has secured a contract to deliver its walk-to-work equipment for Rem Offshore’s new construction service vessel (CSV) Rem Energy. SMST will deliver walkway and lifting equipment, as well as cargo handling options. The company also signed a contract with Green Yard Kleven and will provide a modular system package consisting of an access and […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Rem Offshore has been awarded a contract by Van Oord for its PSV Rem Trader to be deployed on an offshore wind project in France. The vessel will be working on the Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm throughout 2021 and 2022. “Rem is looking forward to place PSVs in other segments to show the diversity […]

  • 3 March 2021

    Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has won a contract from Green Yard Kleven to deliver the energy design and smart control solution to Rem Offshore’s new construction service vessel (CSV). NES will supply the energy design and system solution with a battery pack for the vessel named Rem Energy, while the delivery also includes options to […]

  • 22 December 2020

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed a long-term charter contract with Rem Offshore for the newbuild Construction Service Vessel (CSV), Rem Energy. The vessel will be performing maintenance on various wind farms in Germany, the Norwegian supply shipping company said. Rem Inspector will perform the role as a frontrunner to the newbuild and having already […]

  • 15 June 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has selected the companies to carry out geophysical investigations and hydrographic surveys at the N-10.1 and N-10.2 wind energy areas in the German North Sea. Fugro Germany Marine GmbH is the winner of Lot 1 which covers geophysical subsoil investigations, including the measurement of a given profile grid […]

  • 6 May 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment

    Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions (formerly Shell New Energies) has selected ERSG and Light Source People for global staffing services for its offshore wind business. Following a tendering procedure, Light Source People has been appointed as an official supplier to provide contractors and permanent staff for Shell’s offshore wind projects and wider renewables portfolio globally under a […]

  • 27 April 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Global installed offshore wind capacity increased in 2020 and reached around 5 per cent of total wind capacity, according to the latest statistics from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Overall, wind energy expansion almost doubled last year with 111 GW, compared to 58 GW in 2019. Of the 111 GW, around 34.4 GW of […]

  • 15 February 2021
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has awarded twelve UK companies a total of GBP 1.3 million (around EUR 1.5 million) in funding and business improvement support. “These twelve companies represent a growing community of supply chain companies from across the UK being supported by OWGP, bringing the total number of companies awarded support to […]

  • 20 April 2021

    The acceleration of deepwater offshore wind development is being held back by a singular focus on floating wind, while innovative fixed-bottom or buoyant foundations provide an immediate route to large-scale, cost-effective deployment at many high resource sites, Enterprize Energy said in its latest press release. The company, which is behind one of the largest offshore […]

  • 29 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    The following article is a guest post by Jonas Corné, CEO at Greenbyte, a provider of asset management solutions. The article examines digitalisation in the offshore wind sector, the necessity of it and current challenges that hinder using digitalised solutions to advance offshore wind projects. Despite the global disruption caused by the COVID pandemic, 2020 was […]

  • 2 June 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Two Norwegian investment companies have teamed up to establish an offshore wind company and compete in Norway’s upcoming licensing round. Arendals Fossekompani ASA (AFK) and Ferd AS (Ferd) established Seagust AS to compete in the offshore wind licensing round. Seagust Eyes Both Offshore Wind Areas The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has opened two […]

  • 14 April 2021

    The installation of the MAATS Tech cable lay equipment package onboard cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has been completed. The MAATS Tech team installed and tested the package which includes the carousel, loading arms, access tower and control cabin at the Ulstein Verft shipyard. According to Nexans, the next step is the heeling test. […]

  • 26 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    MAATS Tech has secured a contract with VARD to deliver cable lay equipment for Van Oord’s new cable laying vessel (CLV). “I am immensely proud of the team effort that has gone into winning this contract and continues our track record in providing this type of equipment in the cable industry, already being showcased by […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Global Tech I has refinanced its non-recourse debt, according to Green Giraffe, which acted as a financial advisor to Global Tech I and its sponsors. The refinancing, for which the transaction closed on 2 November, gathered a large sponsor group, led by SWM Stadtwerke München, Axpo Group and ENTEGA Plus GmbH, the project stakeholders. The […]

  • 5 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Ramboll has completed a pilot test of its True Digital Twin technology at Iberdrola’s 350 MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German sector of the Baltic Sea. The results of the pilot test, carried out as part of the EU Horizon 2020’s ROMEO project, have been summarised in two reports, according to which the […]

  • 9 April 2021
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction and POSCO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a new floating offshore wind foundation. The companies will work together on the basic design for the foundation, water tank testing, production of the prototype, as well as demonstration. SK E&C said it will provide the core technologies for […]

  • 15 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Vard has contracted Red Rock Marine to deliver a knuckle telescopic offshore crane for Van Oord’s newbuild cable laying vessel. Red Rock Marine is planning to deliver the purpose-built knuckle telescopic offshore crane next year. Van Oord placed an order for the next-generation green cable laying vessel with Vard in December 2020, which is scheduled to be delivered and put into […]

  • 21 May 2021
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Ørsted will open its North American Digital Operations Headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, the company announced on 20 May. The new office will support Ørsted’s operations throughout North America for both offshore and onshore wind assets, and will initially see over 20 Ørsted staff, including 12-14 new IT positions, being based there in 2021. This […]

  • 4 June 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    EDF Renouvelables (EDF Renewables) has awarded contracts for geotechnical, geophysical and unexploded ordnance (UXO) surveys for an offshore wind site in the Bay of Biscay. A consortium between Geotec SAS and Igeotest will carry out geotechnical survey in water depths of between 20 and 80 metres for site complementary characterisation, or as support to installation […]

  • 17 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Keppel AmFELS has awarded Kongsberg Maritime with a contract to provide its technology for the first Jones Act compliant wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) for the U.S. offshore wind sector. The agreement will see Kongsberg supply a comprehensive technology package for the new WTIV which is being constructed at Keppel AmFELS’ Brownsville shipyard in Texas. The […]

  • 10 May 2021

    Nexans’ new cable-laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has commenced its sea trials off the Norwegian coast. Nexans Aurora began the yard sea trial on 3 May and continued with the technical sea trial on 5 May. Ulstein Verft said that the sea trial will continue for a few more days, after which the yard has still […]

  • 4 March 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Global Offshore has laid all of the inter-array cables at Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Danish Baltic Sea. Using the cable lay vessel Normand Clipper, Global Offshore has now installed all 72 inter-array cables at the 605 MW wind farm. This is an interim milestone on the project, Global Offshore said, as […]

  • 28 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has awarded Global Wind Service (GWS) with a contract for the pre-assembly, transport and installation of turbines at the Windpark Fryslân project in the Netherlands. GWS’ scope of work includes the transport and storage of components, pre-assembly, offshore installation, and the supply of lifting equipment for all 89 turbines. Pre-assembly work, which will […]

  • 4 February 2021

    A new joint industry project has been launched under the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator to improve understanding of the true impact of the Global Blockage Effect (GBE) in offshore wind by undertaking a first of a kind measurement campaign in real offshore conditions. The campaign will be conducted in the second half of this […]