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  • 9 May 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels, Vessels

    Norway-based shipbuilding company Vard has signed new contracts for the design and construction of two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) for the UK support vessel operator North Star. The ships are of VARD 4 22 design, produced in collaboration with Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. The vessels feature the latest hull design optimised for low […]

  • 20 December 2022
    Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    UK infrastructure vessel support operator, North Star, has launched a recruitment drive for crew ahead of its first hybrid-powered offshore wind fleet arriving in UK waters early next year. The company, which has facilities in Aberdeen, Lowestoft, and Newcastle, is aiming to hire 42 qualified seafarers in the next couple of months, the beginning of […]

  • 8 June 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels, Vessels

    North Star has held a naming ceremony for the Grampian Tyne service operation vessel (SOV) that will be deployed at the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK. The vessel was named at Equinor’s Port of Tyne base in the North East of England ahead of its early handover to the Dogger Bank […]

  • 6 December 2022
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    North Star has secured a GBP 140 million (approximately EUR 163 million) financing package to support the next phase of its offshore wind growth plan. “The £140million secured today secures the capital required for us to continue our newbuilding programme in the year ahead, whilst providing us with the flexibility to continue to expand these […]

  • 16 May 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels, Vessels

    Vard has signed a contract for the design and construction of two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for the UK-based Purus Wind. The hull for the first vessel will be built in Vard in Romania for outfitting, commissioning, and delivery from one of Vard’s yards in Norway. The second vessel will be built at Vard […]

  • 2 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    EnBW has opened a tender for the provision of a crew transfer vessel (CTV) and crew for the construction phase of its He Dreiht offshore wind farm in Germany, which is scheduled to start in early 2024. The tender is open for applications until 27 February. The charter contract will come into effect on 1 […]

  • 30 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    The Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO), TenneT, has signed multiyear agreements with three consortia for the delivery of eleven 2 GW grid connections in the North Sea that will connect German and Dutch offshore wind farms to their respective grids on land. Under the eleven contracts – worth EUR 23 billion in total – Hitachi […]

  • 26 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Transition

    Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has entered into a collaboration with a consortium consisting of Odfjell Oceanwind and Source Galileo to explore opportunities for floating offshore wind through a pilot project at a field located in the Barents Sea off Norway.  Vår Energi disclosed the deal on Wednesday, 26 April 2023, explaining that […]

  • 17 April 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Fugro is set to deploy its Seawatch floating LiDAR, surface metocean equipment buoys and seabed landers at the offshore site in Scotland where ScottishPower Renewables plans to build its 2 GW MachairWind offshore wind farm, with seabed surveys scheduled to start this summer. Using the Forth Warrior vessel, this month, Fugro will install the equipment at two […]

  • 25 May 2023
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A 3D seismic survey will soon start on the Sofia offshore wind farm array site off the east coast of the UK. The 3D seismic survey will consist of towed survey equipment approximately 100 metres in length within the offshore wind farm array site. The survey operations, conducted by GEOxyz’s MV Geo Ocean 3, are […]

  • 15 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Spanish wind turbine tower manufacturer Haizea Wind Group and ScottishPower, Iberdrola’s energy company in the UK, have signed an agreement worth more than EUR 200 million for the supply of 50 monopiles for the 1.4 GW East Anglia Three offshore wind farm. The monopiles will be delivered from Haizea’s site at the Port of Bilbao […]

  • 16 December 2022
    Contribution, Environment, Industry

    The North Sea is one of the most biodiverse, but also one of the most active bodies of water on our planet, which led to the degradation of its marine environment. Now, with a boom in offshore wind, environmental organisations, together with the industry, are exploring ways for offshore wind farms to not only have […]

  • 7 March 2023
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    After filing the documents for the public planning procedure for the section of the BorWin4 offshore grid connection that lies in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in 2021, German transmission system operator Amprion has now announced that the approval process at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has started. In the spring of 2021, Amprion […]

  • 26 December 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Ramboll Finland has been selected to conduct Ilmatar Offshore’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on offshore wind projects north of the Åland Islands, Finland. Ilmatar Offshore chose Ramboll Finland as the lead consultant for its EIA report on the Stormskär and Väderskär offshore wind project areas north of Åland. Ramboll Finland will start work on the […]

  • 13 April 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Outlook & Strategy, Transition

    Dutch upstream oil and gas company, ONE-Dyas, has awarded N-Sea with a contract to install a subsea power cable between the Riffgat offshore wind farm in the German North Sea and the new, to-be-built N05-A gas production platform. The scope of N-Sea includes the complete scope comprising survey, design, supply, engineering, transport, installation, burial, termination, […]

  • 17 May 2023
    Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The wind turbines at Borssele and Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farms were stopped for four hours on 13 May, to help migrating birds pass by safely. According to the Dutch Government, this is the first time such a measure has been applied and is in line with the approach of the government and participating […]

  • 20 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has awarded contracts to GEOxyz and RPS advies- en ingenieursbureau B.V. for the execution of metocean campaigns at three offshore wind zone areas in the Netherlands. The tender, which was divided into three lots, outlines that the data is obtained by means of two individual floating LiDAR systems and one […]

  • 3 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    TenneT has selected NKT and Prysmian to install five 525 kV XLPE HVDC cable connections for grid projects which will link new Dutch offshore wind farms to the national grid. TenneT’s next-generation, 2 GW grid connections in the Netherlands are scheduled to be completed between 2028 and 2030. NKT will build the cable connections for […]

  • 14 February 2023

    The commissioning work on the second offshore substation (OSS) of the Scottish offshore wind farm Neart na Gaoithe will start on 15 February. The first of Neart na Gaoithe’s two offshore substations, South OSS, was installed in June 2022 by Heerema Marine Contractors, using the world’s largest crane vessel Sleipnir, followed by the installation of the jacket […]

  • 7 February 2023

    The Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Windea Leibniz has completed an extensive upgrade at Ulstein Verft in Norway and will be deployed with a status as a Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV). The number of crew cabins was increased and the ship received one extra pedestal on the stern for Baltic Sea operations to complement the […]

  • 20 February 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Denmark plans to put 9 GW of new offshore wind capacity out to tender by the end of the year in an effort to increase its offshore wind capacity fivefold by 2030, according to the country’s Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities. The government and the authorities are working to ensure that there is a […]

  • 14 March 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Several subsea operations are scheduled to soon commence at the sites of the first two phases of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, currently under construction off the North East coast of England. Later this month, NKT will begin nearshore intervention works in support of the installation of the Dogger Bank B export cable in the […]

  • 5 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Lidl and Kaufland, the retail divisions of the German Schwarz Group, have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with RWE Supply & Trading for the Kaskasi offshore wind farm, located in the German North Sea. Under the ten-year agreement, Lidl and Kaufland will be offtaking approximately 250 GWh of renewable electricity produced by Kaskasi […]

  • 16 December 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    All 38 wind turbines at the Kaskasi offshore wind farm in Germany are now feeding electricity into the grid, according to an update shared on social media by Sven Utermöhlen, CEO Offshore Wind at RWE Renewables. Offshore construction at the project site, located 35 kilometres off the coast of Heligoland in the North Sea, commenced in early March […]

  • 21 April 2023
    Business development, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    OW Ocean Winds Polska has announced that the company started geophysical and geotechnical surveys for its BC-Wind offshore wind farm in Poland. The surveys are being carried out by the British company Gardline Limited and they are planned to be completed in the third quarter of this year. OW Ocean Winds Polska, part of the […]

  • 7 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    German and Belgium transmission system operators (TSOs), 50Hertz and Elia, have issued a tender for offshore unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, identification, and clearance campaign in the cable installation corridor(s) in the Baltic and North Seas. Since this joint procurement involves different countries, the state applicable national procurement law is that of Germany. The objective of the UXO […]