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  • 7 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind developer Parkwind has secured a loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the construction of the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm. The amount approved is EUR 450 million. Located some 19 kilometres off the island of Rugen in the German Baltic Sea, Arcadis Ost 1 will comprise 27 MHI Vestas […]

  • 21 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract with Wood to supply positioning and monitoring equipment for the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm. Kongsberg will supply its DPS position reference system and Motion Reference Unit (MRU) for what will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. The DPS exploits all available GNSS infrastructure to deliver […]

  • 1 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore wind sector was busy throughout the last year and we saw more than a few big news. In this article, our editorial team brings a list of those that were most read on OffshoreWIND.biz in 2020. Orion’s Heavy Lift Crane Collapses – Video A heavy-lift crane installed on the offshore installation vessel Orion […]

  • 11 March 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    The UK government plans to invest up to GBP 95 million (around EUR 111 million) to build two new offshore wind port hubs on the Humber and on Teesside. Teesworks Offshore Manufacturing Centre, on the River Tees, will benefit from up to GBP 20 million. As previously reported, Able Marine Energy Park, on the South […]

  • 28 January 2021
    R&D, Technology

    A Vestas V29 wind turbine nacelle has been installed on the PivotBuoy floater at the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and the structure is now only a few steps away from the commissioning phase at the PLOCAN test site in the Canary Islands. The assembly operations started in December 2020 at Hidramar shipyard […]

  • 4 May 2021
    R&D, Technology

    X1 Wind is about to deploy its PivotBuoy floating wind prototype at the PLOCAN test site off the Canary Islands, after loading out the fully assembled structure. “Portside testing of all subsystems will be performed over the coming weeks, before PivotBuoy is installed in the PLOCAN test site and connected via a dynamic 20kV cable, […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Technology

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has assembled and rolled out the 500th V164 nacelle from the Lindø facility in Denmark. The 500th nacelle is among those being shipped to the UK for installation in 2021, the turbine maker said. MHI Vestas’ Lindø factory has been producing V164 nacelles since 2014, and currently employs 455 people. The […]

  • 2 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Siemens Gamesa has contracted ZITON to overhaul and upgrade the wind turbine blades at the German Meerwind offshore wind farm, for which the wind turbine supplier signed a contract with the wind farm owner WindMW. The engaged vessel spread will include the service jack-up Wind Server and a Service Operation Vessel (SOV), with all technicians both offshore […]

  • 22 January 2021
    R&D

    Heerema has received Statements of Feasibility from DNV GL for two of its “silent foundations” concepts, on which the company has been working together with the University of Dundee. The concepts include helical or screw piles and so-called push-in piles, which could be installed without loud hammering that can be harmful to marine life and […]

  • 9 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    8.2 France has been appointed to carry out quality monitoring of the assembly of the nacelles, the e-stack, and pre-assembly at the logistics hub in the port area for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. The company, which started its three-year contract back in April 2020, has deployed three experts and two engineers full-time for the […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The MV BoldWind heavy load deck carrier has picked up the wind turbine nacelles for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm at the LINDØ site in the Danish port of Odense. The vessel arrived there last week, according to LINDØ, which added that this was the first port call there for MV BoldWind. After loading […]

  • 21 April 2021
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects have joined forces to develop a one-of-a-kind offshore wind feeder vessel concept with motion compensation technology specifically suited for operating off the east coast of the U.S. The offshore wind feeder vessel has an L-shaped superstructure, which enables the transport of all wind turbine components, including blades, while keeping the vessel itself relatively compact minimizing construction and operational costs, C-Job […]

  • 23 February 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched an Offshore Wind Investment Programme to support the delivery of manufacturing investment in the offshore wind supply chain in disadvantaged or deprived regions in the UK. UK-registered businesses can apply until 11:59 p.m. on 30 May for a grant funding for major investments in […]

  • 17 February 2021
    Technology

    A new technology development could soon bring a floating offshore wind turbine to Middle East as part of a desalination project that combines a seawater desalination plant and a wind turbine, both supported by a floating semi-submersible structure. The development of Floating WINDdesal (FWD), a “floating water utility” supplying potable water to coastal regions, is […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    SkySpecs an TEPCO Ventures have signed a partnership agreement to deliver SkySpecs’ solutions to the Japanese offshore wind market. Under the agreement, TEPCO will deliver the robotics solutions provider’s autonomous drone inspections, blade asset management software, and predictive maintenance planning tool to the wind energy market in Japan. According to SkySpecs, which has offices in […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea South-East Power Company (KOEN) for the promotion of offshore wind projects in South Korea. The two companies agreed to cooperate on offshore wind farm projects with a combined capacity of 2 GW being developed by KOEN in Gyeongin, Southwestern regions, and Jeju […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa has produced the 500th nacelle for an offshore wind turbine at its manufacturing plant in Cuxhaven, Germany. The milestone was reached with a nacelle for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK. The offshore nacelle manufacturing plant in Cuxhaven was opened in 2017 and regular operation started with the first months […]

  • 10 March 2021
    Vessels

    The two first electric Voith Schneider Propellers (eVSP) ever manufactured will be soon installed in a new commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) being built by Gondan Shipbuilders for Østensjø Rederi. According to the shipyard, the eVSPs arrived last week at its main facilities in Castropol, Asturias, in Spain, and are ready to be installed prior […]

  • 11 February 2021
    Business & Finance

    Another company involved in the oil & gas sector has set its sights on offshore wind, as the industry increasingly moves towards renewable energy amid the global energy transition. The latest to announce its clean energy plans is BW Offshore, which is now in investment discussions with the floating wind company Ideol. The Norway- and […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Technology

    GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype has received a full type certificate from DNV GL. This full type certification, which follows a provisional type certification announced in June, provides independent verification that the new turbines will operate safely, reliably, and according to design specifications, the turbine maker said. The process of certifying the Haliade-X […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

    The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has issued a Request of Qualifications for construction management services related to the New Jersey Wind Port project. Located in Lower Alloways Creek, the New Jersey Wind Port is a first-in-the-nation infrastructure investment that will provide a location for staging, assembly, and manufacturing activities related to offshore wind […]

  • 11 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa and the CrossWind joint venture between Shell and Eneco have executed the contract to deliver the turbines for the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The contract includes the supply of 69 SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbines and a 15-year service and a maintenance agreement. […]

  • 31 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has received a firm order from RWE to supply wind turbines for the 1.4 GW Sofia wind farm offshore the UK. Located 195 kilometers off the northeast coast of the United Kingdom on Dogger Bank, Sofia will feature 100 SG 14-222 DD wind turbines. Under the contract, Siemens Gamesa will also service and […]

  • 15 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

    HAROPA – Port of Le Havre has signed a contract with a consortium of companies led by Eiffage Génie Civil for the maritime works on the Joannès Couvert quay as part of Siemens Gamesa’s construction of an offshore wind turbine plant in the Port. The adaptation work – to be carried out by the consortium […]

  • 18 March 2021
    Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    Leading offshore wind developer Ørsted and Tradepoint Atlantic have completed the initial phase of Maryland’s first offshore wind staging center at the 3,300-acre global logistics center in Baltimore County. Ørsted has now completed USD 13.2 million in port infrastructure upgrades, establishing both a lift-on/lift-off and roll-on/roll-off berth within Tradepoint Atlantic’s port facility for handling offshore […]

  • 23 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Denmark’s HOFOR is starting a restoration and recycling project at the Middelgrunden wind farm offshore Copenhagen with the aim of extending the project’s service life by up to several decades. The wind farm’s 20 wind turbines form a gentle arch which has been ”shielding” Denmark’s capital and its harbour since 2001. HOFOR owns ten of […]