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  • 2 February 2022
    Vessels

    Offshore wind turbines are growing in size as technology advances and demand for renewable energy soars but installing them could be a headache for operators as demand will outpace the supply of capable vessels by 2024, Rystad Energy research shows. Operators will have to invest in new vessels or upgrade existing ones to install the […]

  • 14 January 2022
    Authorities, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The Twin Hub floating demonstrator project in the Celtic Sea has now been awarded a marine licence for a renewable energy test site in Cornwall, South West England. The marine licence is the latest consent for the project which was awarded a Section 36 consent in 2020. Hexicon AB completed the acquisition of the consented […]

  • 19 January 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Offshore has awarded Greece’s Hellenic Cables with the contract to supply inter-array cables for the third and final phase of the 3.6 GW Dogger bank offshore wind farm – the Dogger Bank C. With this contract, Hellenic Cables has become the sole supplier of inter-array cables for the world’s largest offshore wind farm under […]

  • 12 January 2022
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    DEME has entered into an agreement with Eidesvik to acquire the DP3 offshore installation vessel Viking Neptun, with the transaction expected to be completed in the last few months of this year as the vessel is currently working under a contract with Havfram. According to information on Eidesvik’s contract with Havfram published by our sister […]

  • 14 January 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Hellenic Cables has completed the cable manufacturing and loading for shipment of inter-array cables for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW), executing the contract awarded by Dominion Energy for the partial supply of array cables for the 2.6 GW project. Hellenic Cables was responsible for the design, supply, and storage of approximately 50 kilometres of […]

  • 5 January 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall is working on a hydrogen demonstrator project named Hydrogen Turbine 1 (HT1), which involves installing hydrogen production equipment on one of the wind turbines at its Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre) in Scotland. The company has already submitted a couple of applications for pipeline route surveys with Marine Scotland, as […]

  • 9 May 2016

    Statoil has been awarded a grant from Enova to test the condition monitoring capabilities of the Kongsberg EmPower system for the floating wind turbine Hywind Demo. Statoil will monitor the condition of the turbine using the EmPower system, and evaluate its functionality to discover early signs of fault, and calculate remaining lifetime for main components. […]

  • 17 January 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Crown Estate Scotland has selected 17 offshore wind projects in its ScotWind seabed leasing round, which aimed to procure at least 10 GW of offshore wind but resulted in the chosen proposals having a total capacity of 24,826 MW. Ten projects are using floating wind technology, six are fixed-bottom, and one involves installing both floating […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    Equinor has entered into an agreement with Unitech Offshore for the takeover of its Hywind Demo floating wind turbine in Norway. The turbine will be renamed to UNITECH Zefyros at Hywind Technology from 1 February and will be used as an infrastructure for research and technology projects in Metcentre at Karmøy. In its next phase, the floating turbine will […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will inaugurate the world’s first floating wind farm, Statoil’s Hywind Scotland Pilot Project, today (18 October).

  • 20 January 2022
    Business & Finance

    The following is a guest post by Westwood Global Energy Group’s Senior Analysts Michelle Gomez, Bahzad Ayoub and Ruth Chen. The offshore wind sector had another record-breaking year in 2021. Some 18.6 GW of capacity was put into operation – the industry’s highest level of annual capacity additions.   Mainland China’s push to bring capacity […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    On 4 June, Norwegian Parliament (Storting) will discuss a new proposal asking the government to draft detailed regulation for opening concession areas and granting concessions rights for offshore wind projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). 

  • 18 January 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Scotland made headlines yesterday (17 January) by awarding seabed lease rights to 17 offshore wind projects totalling almost 25 GW in capacity, well beyond the expected 10 GW, and by the fact that more than half of this massive capacity is coming from floating wind farms. With many details about the selected proposals yet to […]

  • 1 May 2020
    R&D

    4Subsea has installed retrofit sensors on the Unitech Zefyros floating offshore wind turbine in Norway, with an aim to analyze cost reduction potential with a digital twin. The goal of the project is to prove significant cost reduction potential in offshore wind by using a digital twin of the substructure to measure actual loads and […]

  • 8 June 2015

    Statoil has awarded Lloyd’s Register Energy’s consulting business a contract to perform a risk and emergency preparedness analysis for the Hywind Scotland pilot park project. The Norwegian international energy company plans to build the first floating wind farm off the Scottish coast. The park will be located near Buchan Deep, approx. 25-30 km off the […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Siemens will supply five of its SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines for Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland Project, the world’s largest floating wind project.  The turbines will be installed on floating foundations operating in water depths between 90 and 120 meters. For the new Hywind Scotland Project, assembly in West Coast Norway is scheduled for first half […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Statoil has awarded a contract for marine operations at the 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park to Technip Norge AS. Technip’s scope of work includes the transportation of substructures for the floating wind farm from Spain to Norway, and preparations for the installation of top sections and generators. Technip will also be responsible for towing, mooring operations and […]

  • 17 December 2021
    R&D, Technology

    The construction of the prototype DemoSATH floating offshore wind platform is progressing at the Port of Bilbao in Spain, with the assembly of the precast elements of the foundation’s hull now completed, Saitec Offshore said. This assembly consisted of lifting, pivoting, and positioning the six precast elements. DemoSATH prototype consists of two hulls, each having […]

  • 5 March 2012
    Technology

    UK-based, OSBIT Power (OP) announced today it has begun offshore trials of its innovative offshore wind access system, MaXccess. OP has agreed with Siemens Wind Power and Statoil to conduct trials at Statoil’s Hywind demo floating wind turbine in Norway. The MaXccess system has been developed by OP, with the first production MaXccess unit, MX11/01, […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Grid Connection

    Unitech Offshore has secured a contract to provide dynamic power cable and grid connection for the TetraSpar demonstration project in Norway. Unitech said it had been working together with the project partners and investors under an Early Work Agreement up to the signing of the main contract at the end of October. The FWT Zefyros, […]

  • 20 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Vryhof, together with its business unit Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), has launched a new engineering unit to support the company’s renewables, offshore oil & gas, and aquaculture operations.

  • 13 July 2012
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Within a one month period OSBIT Power (OP) has received orders for their MaXccess wind turbine access system from both Siemens and Scira Offshore Energy (Scira is a joint venture between Statoil and Statkraft and owns the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm), positive feedback from E.ON following trials, and a message of congratulations from the […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

    Norwegian oil and gas major Aker BP has tabled a proposal to power the NOAKA project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with electricity from shore combined with offshore wind.

  • 31 December 2021
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Offshore’s jack-up Sea Installer has left the Port of Hull loaded with the last batch of turbine components to be installed at the 1.32 GW Hornsea Two – soon to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm in operation. Sea Installer and Sea Challenger have been transporting the wind farm’s 165 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 […]

  • 18 February 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    NorSea Group AS (NSG) has signed a contract with Statoil for the utilisation of its Stord base in Norway to assemble the world’s first floating wind farm, the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park. The contract, valued at approximately NOK 50-70 million (approx. EUR 5.2-7.4 million), will enter into force as of 1 March. It covers the preparation and adaptation of […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Norwegian energy company Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world’s first floating wind farm, offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, after Scotland gave the project the go-ahead yesterday. The decision triggers investments of around NOK 2 billion (EUR 214 million), realizing a 60-70 percent cost reduction per MW from the Hywind demo project […]