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  • 17 July 2019
    Environment

    Marine Scotland Science (MSS) and the University of Aberdeen (UoA) carried out a multi-disciplinary survey within the Moray Firth wind farm sites in June 2019. MSS colleagues and UoA postgraduate students set sail on the Alba na Mara to characterise the distribution of the prey species (fish schools, zooplankton patches) across the Smith Bank in […]

  • 4 June 2019

    The Offshore WIND team brings you the ten most read offshore wind news in the month of May. Vietnamese Offshore Wind Farm Breaks Ground Vietnam’s Tra Vinh Wind Power has held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the 48MW Korea- Tra Vinh wind farm (Phase 1). Offshore Construction Starts on Moray East The […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Danish offshore support specialist Esvagt has contributed to an economic rescue package for the Havyard shipyard, the builder of the company’s next three Service Operation Vessels (SOVs), and has accepted a delay in delivery. The delay in the delivery was caused by the Norwegian shipbuilder experiencing ”financial whirlwinds” , Esvagt said. Offshore WIND reached out […]

  • 17 February 2020
    Technology

    MHI Vestas has selected ABB’s Power Grids business to deliver its WindSTAR transformers for the Triton Knoll offshore wind project in the UK.

  • 6 December 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Palfinger Marine has won a contract to supply complete winch packages for two of Esvagt’s offshore wind service operation vessels (SOVs).

  • 2 May 2020
    Vessels

    A heavy-lift crane installed on the offshore installation vessel Orion has collapsed while undergoing load tests at the Liebherr construction yard in Rostock, Germany. The Orion is under construction and owned by COSCO (QIDONG) OFFSHORE CO., LTD. COSCO is expected to deliver the DP3 vessel to DEME NV in the second half of May. Several […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Vessels

    DEME Group’s new DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion has arrived at Liebherr’s factory in Rostock, Germany, for the installation of the HLC 295000 crane. Orion is expected to join DEME’s fleet in 2020 after which it will head to the Moray East offshore wind farm project in the UK for the installation of 103 jackets. […]

  • 5 November 2017

    Most read news published by Offshore WIND in the past week.

  • 16 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    James Fisher and Sons plc has secured a number of contract awards in the offshore renewable energy sector with a combined value of circa GBP 30 million. James Fisher has been awarded phase 2 of the unexploded ordinance work and boulder clearance, as well as met mast decommissioning at the East Anglia One offshore wind […]

  • 6 March 2019
    Vessels

    Green Marine has expanded its fleet by recently purchasing a Damen Twin Axe 26m long crew transfer vessel named the Green Storm. The vessel will focus on servicing the offshore wind industry, providing transportation of personnel and cargo to offshore installations. The company said that the investment was made to meet the demands of the […]

  • 2 April 2020
    Vessels

    The crane boom on the offshore installation vessel Orion has been lifted to its full height for the first time, DEME Group reported via social media on 2 April.

  • 19 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    MHI Vestas has reached a milestone for its V164 turbine model with the installation of the 200th unit. According to MHI Vestas, the milestone turbine has been installed at the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium. It is the fifth out of 44 8.4MW turbines to be installed at the 370MW project. Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus started […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Jack-up vessel Bold Tern installed the eleventh MHI Vestas 8MW wind turbine on Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm in the German North Sea on 26 May, which was the 100th MHI Vestas V164 turbine model to be installed worldwide. 

  • 20 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Technology

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has secured final certification for the V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine model.

  • 23 January 2020
    Vessels

    DEME Group’s DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion has undergone the first liquid natural gas (LNG) bunkering. The world’s largest LNG bunker vessel Kairos, operated by Nauticor, supplied Orion with LNG at the Port of Rostock in Germany. According to DEME, this marks only the second ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation to take place in Germany and […]

  • 23 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutch construction-services business Royal BAM Group nv is exiting its activities in the offshore wind foundations market as part of an ongoing portfolio review. BAM announced the decision in its results for the first half of 2019 where the Bunnik-headquartered group also reported an impairment charge of EUR 10.3 million which represented the impairment of intellectual […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The UK and Scottish Governments are holding a summit in Edinburgh dedicated to looking at maximizing the offshore wind sector. The event will take place on 2 May and will bring together trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies to look at how UK companies can benefit more from the build-out of offshore wind […]

  • 7 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The offshore wind and cable activities delivered a substantially lower contribution to Boskalis’ Offshore Energy division in 2018, which was attributed to project-specific operational and contractual issues on certain projects, the company said. EBITDA from the Offshore Energy segment amounted to EUR 111.3 million in 2018, with an operating result of EUR 5 million. In 2017, […]

  • 6 May 2020
    Vessels

    Following the recent crane accident on the installation vessel Orion, the crane supplier Liebherr released some details surrounding the accident, including more specific information on its cause and consequences. The crane has been undergoing an overload test, which was planned for a load scenario of 5,500 tonnes and the lift to be carried out through […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Offshore wind attracted USD 25.7 billion of clean energy investment in 2018, a 14% increase compared to 2017, with China being the main contributor to the rise, according to a report by BloombergNEF (BNEF). The increase in 2018 numbers is largely attributed to 13 Chinese offshore wind projects beginning construction for a total of circa USD […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Esvagt has won two long-term contracts by MHI Vestas to deliver two new service operation vessels (SOVs) for the Borssele III & IV offshore wind project in the Netherlands and Triton Knoll in the UK.

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind generated a net profit of EUR 26 million and secured an order intake of 3,180MW in 2018. 2018 was the first year in which MHI Vestas generated a positive net profit on a stand-alone basis since the launch of the joint venture by Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 2014, highlighting […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    A number of consented offshore wind projects present a big opportunity to get BiFab back on its feet, according to the Scottish Government. BiFab was acquired by Canadian JV Driver in April as part of the government’s intervention to save the Fife-based company, however, it still needs new contracts to secure its future operation. 

  • 21 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Engie and EDP have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a co-controlled 50/50 joint-venture (JV) in fixed and floating offshore wind. The new entity will be the exclusive vehicle of investment of EDP, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables (EDPR), and Engie for offshore wind opportunities worldwide and will become a global top 5 […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies have agreed to take action to ensure more Scottish companies benefit from the awarding of contracts for offshore wind projects. At a summit held by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay and Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, industry representatives agreed that collective action was needed to make sure supply chain companies […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The high-voltage activities acquired from ABB have driven an increase in NKT’s Q3 2017 revenue, which was at EUR 303.2 million, EUR 106.9 million more than in Q3 2016. Looking at the first nine months, NKT posted a revenue of EUR 776.5 million, compared with EUR 559.7 million reported for the same period in 2016.