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  • 25 March 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm have revealed the design for the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base that will serve the world’s biggest offshore wind farm. Subject to planning approval, the base will be constructed in the Port of Tyne, the UK. It will serve as the main hub for operating the 3.6 […]

  • 29 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The consortium of GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine has been awarded the full contract to supply a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system for RWE’s 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm. Located in the North Sea 195 kilometers off the coast of the North East of England, Sofia will be able […]

  • 5 April 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall plans to start the first offshore construction activities on the 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) wind farm in the Dutch North Sea in June. This is when the first ships will sail out to deliver rocks for scour protection to the wind turbine locations. Rocks will be placed to protect the monopiles against […]

  • 30 March 2021

    The U.S. has set a national target of 30 GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2030 as a centerpiece of a newly introduced plan by the Biden Administration to jumpstart offshore wind energy and create tens of thousands of jobs in the sector over the next decade. The ambitious offshore wind target will support […]

  • 2 November 2020

    Written by: Virginio Paratico, Area Sales Manager Faccin Group The hunger for alternative energy is constantly growing and will eventually overtake traditional methods of generating energy. From all the different ways of producing renewable energy, wind power is taking the lead because it demonstrates without a doubt to be the most promising one in terms […]

  • 22 October 2020
    R&D, Technology

    GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X prototype, the world’s most powerful wind turbine operating to date, has been optimized and is now operating at a 13 MW power output. During the following months, the prototype operating in the Port of Rotterdam will undergo a series of tests to perform different types of measurements and obtain its type […]

  • 20 October 2020

    Offshoretronic has unveiled a dual crane wind turbine installation vessel design and a novel concept called ADD-ON Installation Support Tower, which can be fitted onto the vessel. The company, headquartered in Spain, said that this transportation and installation method could provide large cost savings by utilising the same monohull crane vessel for installing all kinds […]

  • 28 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    DEME Group’s jack-up vessel Innovation is set to begin the monopile installation at the Hornsea Two offshore wind project next month. In total, 165 monopiles and transition pieces will be installed at the offshore site in the UK in preparation for the Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines. With a height from sea level to blade […]

  • 23 September 2020
    R&D, Technology

    A consortium including Engie and LM Wind Power has launched a project to design and manufacture the wind industry’s first 100 per cent recyclable turbine blade. The ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) project is led by the French research center IRT Jules Verne. Apart from Engie and LM Wind Power, the cross-sector consortium behind the […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Denmark’s Bladt Industries A/S and the US-based Burns & McDonnell have formed a strategic alliance to provide steel and other offshore wind components along the Eastern Seaboard, USA. Under the alliance, Bladt and Burns & McDonnell plan to source, fabricate, produce and assemble steel, concrete and electrical components for individual US offshore wind projects. Burns […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    ProCon Wind Energy has signed a contract with Bladt Industries to provide the electrical installation and outfitting of the transition pieces for the Kaskasi offshore wind project in Germany. Purchasing related to the project has already started, while the installation and outfitting are set to kick-start in January and actively be carried out starting from […]

  • 7 October 2020
    R&D, Technology

    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy has signed an agreement with DNV GL for the Type Certification of MingYang’s new MySE11-203 offshore wind turbine. MingYang’s recently announced model has a rated power of 11 MW and a rotor diameter of 203 metres. The turbine’s 99-metre carbon-glass hybrid blades, MySE11-99A1, provide a swept area of […]

  • 25 February 2021
    Business & Finance

    Bladt Industries is investing in an expansion of its production facilities at Lindø port of Odense in Denmark to enable the production of XXL monopiles for future offshore wind turbines. The planning for new facilities has already begun and the company has already signed the first agreements with machine suppliers, with plans to start the […]

  • 21 September 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Germany’s HTM Helicopters has ordered two H145 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters for offshore wind operations. HTM will be the first operator to use the new five-bladed H145 helicopter in the offshore wind segment, according to Airbus Helicopters. “We thank HTM for their continued trust in Airbus Helicopters and our products,” said Thomas Hein, Head of […]

  • 6 October 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The first turbine components for the Triton Knoll wind farm are expected to arrive at MHI Vestas’ logistics and pre-assembly hub in the Able Seaton Port in Hartlepool next month. MHI Vestas has now moved in to Able Seaton Port in preparation to start installing 90 of its V164-9.5 MW turbines at the site 32 […]

  • 11 February 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Around 20 per cent of foundations has been installed at the 1.4 GW Hornsea Two, which is soon to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Ørsted said. The export cable installation works are on schedule and turbine installation is set to commence in the second half of this year, the project’s owner and developer […]

  • 8 April 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    UK’s independent energy supplier OVO Energy has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Ørsted to buy the output from the Barrow offshore wind farm. OVO Energy will purchase 100% of the power from the 90 MW Barrow wind farm which has been operational since 2006. By the end of the year, the company […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Norway-headquartered OHT is launching a new office in Denmark as the base for its operational and commercial activity for offshore wind turbine installation. The new office will be located in Vejle and is expected to be ready from 1 May. OHT Renewables DK will be headed by Tony Millward, who previously worked for A2Sea and […]

  • 30 November 2020
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    German energy company RWE will introduce the so-called ‘collared monopiles’ on the Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Designed based on an RWE patent, the collars will be installed around three monopile foundations at seabed level. According to RWE, the new foundation technology will provide additional support for lateral loading, increase the […]

  • 13 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy are joining forces to develop a solution that fully integrates an electrolyzer into an offshore wind turbine as a single synchronized system to directly produce green hydrogen. Siemens Gamesa will adapt its development of SG 14-222 DD – the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine – to integrate an electrolysis […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted’s first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, Borssele 1 & 2, has been fully commissioned. Located 22 kilometres off the coast of the province of Zeeland, the 752 MW project has now become the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands and the second largest operating offshore wind farm in the world, providing enough […]

  • 22 September 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Dogger Bank Wind Farm, a 50:50 joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor, has signed a contract with GE Renewable Energy for 190 wind turbines for the Dogger Bank A & B offshore wind project. Dogger Bank A & B will be the world’s first offshore wind farm to use GE’s Haliade-X 13 MW turbines, […]

  • 22 September 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Dogger Bank Wind Farm has confirmed Able Seaton Port in Hartlepool, UK, as the marshalling base for the wind turbine installation activities for the Dogger Bank A & B offshore wind project. As part of the agreements for the supply and service of 190 of GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 13 MW wind turbines, the wind […]

  • 11 September 2020

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has secured a purchase agreement with Hitachi ABB Power Grids which will bring offshore wind transformer technology to Taiwan. Hitachi ABB Power Grids, in collaboration with Taiwan’s Shihlin Electric & Engineering Corporation (SEEC), will supply MHI Vestas with transformer technology which converts electricity to a higher, 66 kV voltage for long-range […]

  • 9 September 2020
    Business & Finance

    MHI Vestas has concluded a purchase agreement with the Fassmer Atech Composites Taiwan (FACT) joint venture for the local supply of spinner and nacelle covers for the upcoming offshore wind projects in Taiwan. These components will be used for the MHI Vestas turbines at the Changfang Phase 2 and Xidao, as well as the Zhong […]

  • 15 February 2021

    The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has designed the world’s first US-flagged, Jones Act-compliant hybrid multi-purpose service operation vessel (SOV) to serve the needs of the US offshore wind power market. The 76-metre vessel can accommodate up to 60 crew and wind-farm technicians in 55 single and five state cabins. The vessel’s double-decked cargo space is […]