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  • 1 October 2020

    OffshoreWIND.biz brings you the ten most-read articles on the site for the month of September 2020. Orion’s Crane Repair Starts Liebherr has started preparations for the recovery of its HLC 295000 offshore crane on board the Orion vessel, whose hook broke this May, leaving several people injured and damaging the crane and the vessel’s deck. Crane Ordered for First Jones […]

  • 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. 

  • 7 June 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    RenewableUK has announced that the UK is launching the Floating Offshore Wind Task Force with the aim to ensure that the country stays at the forefront of floating wind, creating thousands of new jobs and attracting billions in private investment, according to the trade group. RenewableUK and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have worked […]

  • 20 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Industry, R&D

    Vårgrønn and Flotation Energy have formed an offshore wind partnership aimed at decarbonising the oil and gas industry in Scotland. Vårgrønn, a Norwegian full cycle offshore wind company owned by Plenitude (Eni) and HitecVision, and Flotation Energy, an Edinburgh-based floating wind specialist, plan to generate renewable energy from offshore wind farms to enable the electrification […]

  • 24 December 2021
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Flotation Energy Plc and CNOOC Petroleum Europe Ltd have submitted an Offshore Scoping Report for a floating wind farm offshore Scotland with a capacity of up to 480 MW and scheduled to be operational by 2026. The Green Volt offshore wind farm would feature up to 30 wind turbines with a rated capacity of between […]

  • 4 February 2021
    Business & Finance

    The world’s installed offshore wind capacity rose by 15 per cent in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and this year will see a 37 per cent growth in global installed offshore wind capacity, according to Rystad Energy. Major contributor to both last year’s and this year’s growth is China. The country is expected to ramp […]

  • 1 December 2020

    We bring you the ten most-read articles on the OffshoreWIND.biz site for the month of November 2020. Two-Turbine Floater Prototype Breezes Through Tests in Baltic Sea The scaled-down version of the Nezzy² floating wind turbine, a two-turbine floating wind platform, completed its two-month tests in the Bay of Greifswald in the Baltic Sea and has […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse granted planning consent to the two-turbine Dounreay Trì Floating Wind Demonstration Project on 17 March.

  • 3 December 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), one of the largest ocean shipping companies in the world, and Scotland’s Flotation Energy plc. have agreed to jointly evaluate offshore wind development opportunities in Japan. The agreement builds on the 2 GW portfolio of offshore floating wind projects in Japan being developed by Flotation Energy (Japan) Co. Ltd., […]

  • 20 May 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    The UK government has opened the GBP 160 million Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme (FLOWMIS) for expressions of interest. Announced in November 2021, the investment scheme will provide government funding to boost floating offshore wind capability around the UK at sites in Scotland, Wales, and elsewhere by supporting manufacturers and giving private investors the […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Global Offshore has completed the first phase of work at Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm site utilising the new multi-function pre-lay plough. Mobilised on the Havila Jupiter, the PLP240 began boulder clearance on the site in the Danish Baltic Sea in April, following testing on a directly comparable set of seabed conditions close by. […]

  • 28 June 2023
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Port of Rotterdam, together with Rotterdam Port Promotion Council (RPPC), has signed an agreement with Navingo BV on taking part in Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2023 (OEEC 2023) this November in Amsterdam. With OEEC’s aim being connecting the entire offshore energy sector through the work its different industries are doing in energy transition, Port […]

  • 2 June 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

    Scotland’s Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has partnered with Scottish Development International (SDI) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) to launch a global initiative to attract overseas manufacturing companies of scale to the Scottish Floating Wind Port Cluster. The main target of this international initiative under the DIT’s High Potential Opportunities (HPO) programme is […]

  • 22 June 2022
    Industry, R&D

    The global pipeline of offshore wind projects which are operational, under construction, consented, or being planned has almost doubled over the past twelve months, from 429 GW in 2021 to 846 GW today, new research published by RenewableUK shows. Europe has a pipeline of 350 GW (with 26 GW fully operational) and the pipeline in […]

  • 31 March 2023
    Authorities, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The UK Government has announced that up to GBP 160 million in grant funding will be made available for certain investments for the floating offshore wind sector. The Department of Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) has established the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme (FLOWMIS) to distribute GBP 160 million in funding to support […]

  • 25 January 2022
    R&D, Technology

    The UK’s Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has granted GBP 10 million to technology partners – SENSEWind, Glosten, and Subsea Micropiles, and six delivery partners to design and construct a SENSE PelaStar floating wind turbine demonstrator off the coast of Scotland. The SENSE concept (stands for Self-Erecting Nacelle and Service) looks to […]

  • 4 February 2021
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    The following article is a guest post by Andreas Dracoulis (Partner), and Jonathan Morton (Associate) at the international commercial law firm Haynes and Boone. Interest in the offshore wind industry has grown exponentially over the last year and the anticipated growth of the market is huge. The EU expects to have 450 gigawatts (GW) of […]

  • 10 May 2019

      This content is available after accepting the cookies. Change cookie-settings View on Vimeo. For a long time, the development of offshore wind was little contested by other sea uses in the North Sea. Whilst there were objections from fishermen due to limiting their access to sea space and tourism representatives concerned by visual impacts […]

  • 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 September 2022
    Business & Finance

    Bourbon has set up a new division dedicated solely to offshore wind, Bourbon Wind, following the Bourbon Group’s increasing involvement in the sector. The company says the new division will support the group’s ambition to become a major player in the entire value chain: pre-studies, transport and installation services, field maintenance, floaters repair, and personnel […]

  • 10 December 2019