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  • 12 April 2013

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind power industry, has marked further progress on its offshore strategy by shipping components for its 5 MW marine turbine from the port of Bilbao to the Canary Islands (Spain). The company thus begins the process of erecting Spain’s first-ever offshore wind turbine, at the Arinaga Quay (Gran […]

  • 3 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Senior management of Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN) and North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon had a meeting with UK Energy Minister Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, as the company is worried about local content in UK offshore wind projects. OGN, which teamed up with Belgian Smulders this year, expressed its concern after the first East Anglia ONE foundation lot was […]

  • 11 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    Today, the outgoing Economic Affairs Minister Van der Hoeven granted funding of €19.5 million for the Far and Large Offshore Wind (FLOW) innovation project. The subsidy matches the same level of funding previously announced by the companies in the FLOW consortium. The budget will be spent on the first phase of the FLOW project. This […]

  • 24 August 2021
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Installation of the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, the Kincardine Offshore Wind, has been completed. The 50 MW project is located approximately 15 kilometres off the southeast coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The wind farm’s five Vestas 9.525 MW wind turbines and one 2 MW Vestas unit were installed at water depths ranging between 60 […]

  • 8 September 2022
    Business & Finance

    Maersk Supply Service and Stiesdal Offshore have entered into a strategic partnership to combine their expertise and offer integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) solutions for foundations and moorings to floating offshore wind project developers. The new partnership will take on projects that call for integrated floating wind solutions, including the engineering and design […]

  • 23 December 2010
    Business & Finance

    Financing for the first phase of what will be the North Sea’s largest offshore wind farm has closed, with most of the funding commitment coming from the European Investment Bank. Eleven banks agreed to grant the request for 700 million euros ($918.82 million) for the first phase of the project. More than 85 percent of […]

  • 21 October 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The first WindFloat Atlantic platform with the turbine fully installed has set off from the Spanish Port of Ferrol towards its final destination 20 kilometres off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. Once at the final location, the three floating structures –stretching 30 metres in height and with a distance between each one […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Back in Business The Inner House of the Court of Session, Scotland’s supreme civil court, has overturned the ruling which halted further development of four wind projects with a total capacity of 2,284MW in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay. France Pre-Selects 10 Dunkerque Offshore Wind Bidders France’s […]

  • 29 April 2013

    Moventas, the leading wind and industrial gear manufacturer and service provider, has recently completed one and entered another full wind turbine drivetrain service project in extreme conditions. Successful execution of these challenging repairs goes to show that Moventas is able to carry out the most difficult drivetrain repairs in the wind industry, proactively creating solutions […]

  • 17 September 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    CG Holdings Belgium N.V. (a subsidiary of CG and part of the Gautam Thapar-led US$ 4 billion Avantha Group) today announced the successful installation of the company’s first offshore wind generation project – Belwind. The windfarm is located in the North Sea, about 50 km from the Belgian shoreline. The project was set up in […]

  • 7 January 2014
    R&D

    Trident Energy has released White Paper on auxiliary power for offshore wind farms. Trident Energy has spotted an opportunity to reduce the risks and costs of providing offshore power. Offshore wind farms are being built in ever deeper, harsher waters. Diesel generators are used to provide power when these are without grid connection – but […]

  • 6 December 2013

    The head of Scotland’s European Marine Energy Centre and a groundbreaking local authority were among those honoured at the 2013 Scottish Green Energy Awards last night. Fife Council – which has encouraged the construction of the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine in the coastal town of Methil – received the prestigious Public […]

  • 1 July 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Installation of jacket foundations has started at the site of the French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, the country’s second project of this kind and the first to use jacket foundations. Five vessels have been mobilised for this work. Seven Borealis is being used for the lifting and installation of the foundations, North Sea Giant for […]

  • 12 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

      On July 8, 2011 WindMW GmbH and Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) signed a contract for the delivery and installation of 108 km medium-voltage submarine cables for the inter-array cabling of the wind farm project Meerwind. With the installation scheduled to start in the second half of 2012, completion is planned in 2013. The project […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Jan De Nul has reported a 2017 decline in the dredging market which, together with challenging conditions in the oil & gas industry, left a mark on its financial results. In the light of this, the company emphasised the role offshore wind had in its performance last year, adding that it sees further growth in the offshore renewables market, where its business is no longer restricted to Europe.

  • 22 October 2013

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, inaugurated the company’s maiden offshore wind turbine – and the first to be installed in Spain – in Arinaga Quay (Gran Canary Island). The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Canary Islands regional government, Paulino Rivero, the Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José […]

  • 11 October 2016
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Pile driving during construction of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea has little to no effect on local harbour porpoise population, according to a study commissioned by the Offshore-Forum Windenergie (OFW) in partnership with the offshore wind industry leaders.  “The study shows that offshore wind farms have no negative consequences for the harbor porpoise population,” […]

  • 14 December 2018
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark will lead the new i4Offshore research and development project focused on significantly reducing the cost of offshore wind power.

  • 10 March 2011

    The wpd group in Bremen is currently preparing the implementation of the offshore wind farm project Butendiek, which will consist of 80 wind turbine generators and will be built 32 km to the west of Sylt in the German North Sea. The project company, Butendiek Offshore Windpark GmbH & Co. KG, has now commissioned KfW […]

  • 8 June 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore works have begun at the 800 MW Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm in the US with the first of 62 foundations installed by DEME’s specialised floating installation vessel Orion. Vineyard Wind 1 is the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the country and the first of several US wind farm projects in DEME’s […]

  • 7 September 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Ailes Marines has selected Eiffage Métal and Engie Solutions to manufacture the offshore substation for the 496 MW wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc. Eiffage Métal will be in charge of the engineering and construction of the upper part of the substation, housing the transformers and electrical equipment. The company will also fabricate the […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Netherlands-headquartered offshore wind O&M and IRM specialist, C-Ventus, opened an office in the OrbisEnergy building in Lowestoft, UK, in January. Following the announcement, Offshore WIND spoke with the company’s Managing Director Hans Reinigert, Peter van Veen Commercial Manager in the Netherlands, and Jeremy Hardin, who has been appointed as the Commercial Manager at C-Ventus UK.

  • 16 February 2015

    Borkum Riffgrund 1 At the end of October 2014 the first of in total 78 Siemens SWT-4.0-130 turbines was installed at the 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm, located 54km off the German coast and around 37km from the island Borkum. In December Danish CT Offshore completed the installation and burial of the 44 […]

  • 5 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

      WindMW GmbH , a company majority owned by funds managed by Blackstone , has completed the financing for “Meerwind,” the largest German offshore wind farm to complete its full financing process. Meerwind is also the first German wind farm to be fully financed by private investors. The 80 turbine wind farm will be situated […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Training & Education

    At the end of September HOCHTIEF Solutions conducted a first comprehensive offshore rescue exercise in a construction site in the North Sea (Global Tech I). Together with its partners, the team from the Civil Engineering Marine and Offshore branch practiced all processes related to the emergency rescue and the transportation of a severely injured offshore […]

  • 22 December 2014

    On a bright Sunday morning August 31st around 450 persons gathered in the Felison terminal of the DFDS Seaways in the port of IJmuiden where the Princess Seaways cruise liner was waiting to take them on a day trip to the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, Dutch utility Eneco’s second offshore wind farm in Dutch […]