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26 June 2019 Business & Finance

The global market for offshore wind has grown by 16% in the last twelve months, with the largest gains coming from the USA, new figures from RenewableUK show. The biggest single growth market over the last year has been the USA, which accounted for nearly half (48%) of growth globally, RenewableUK said. Globally, the portfolio […]

25 June 2019 R&D, Technology

GE Renewable Energy has confirmed that the Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and the 107-metre long blade will be shipped to ORE Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth, UK as part of an advanced technology testing program. The program will focus on enhancing the Haliade-X platform before it enters into serial production in 2021. The Haliade-X nacelle, […]

24 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

The installation of foundations has kicked off at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. The installation began in early June, a spokesperson from COWI, who designed all the steelwork for the 20 monopiles and transition pieces, told Offshore WIND. Seaway Yudin is installing the foundations, which comprise monopiles produced by Germany's EEW SPC and transition pieces manufactured by […]

24 June 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has selected the Ocean Wind project proposed by Ørsted with support from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) to negotiate a 20-year offshore wind renewable energy credit (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1,100MW. Located off the coast of Atlantic City, Ocean Wind will […]

21 June 2019 Ports & Logistics

LM Wind Power has rolled out the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to the company, the 107m long blade, the world's largest, has made its first trip outside the factory. Final preparations for the shipment of the LM 107.0 P blade to Maasvlakte-Rotterdam in the Netherlands are now […]

20 June 2019 Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

The four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype have arrived in Rotterdam. The four segments left GRI’s site in Seville, Spain, earlier this month. After unloading the tower segments, a series of pre-assembly works will take place, including the installation of some tower segments, GE Renewable Energy said. The […]

13 June 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

France will increase its offshore wind tendering target from around 600MW a year to 1GW a year until 2028 as the Dunkirk tender has shown that the costs are decreasing, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said. ''Today, the project off Dunkirk shows that costs fall even faster when projects are well set up,'' Prime Minister Philippe […]

12 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

The global offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to grow by 17% annually to EUR 11 billion by 2028, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables. Europe is the largest contributor with EUR 6.7 billion in value, while the Asia Pacific region is keeping up the pace in O&M […]

12 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

AQUIND Ltd has issued a EUR 1.3 billion tender for the 2GW AQUIND HVDC power transmission link that will connect the UK and France. The tender is divided into three lots, with the first including the design, engineering, manufacture, installation, commissioning and O&M of two converter stations to be located in Hampshire, UK, and Normandy, France. […]

11 June 2019 Ports & Logistics, Technology

Spanish turbine tower manufacturer GRI has shipped out the four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed later this summer in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam. The four segments at GRI’s site in Seville will be arriving in the Netherlands before the end of the month, GE Renewable Energy said. Upon arrival […]

11 June 2019 Vessels

Crew transfer vessel (CTV) operator High Speed Transfers (HST) has placed its fourth order for a Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, to be named HST Euan. The order for HST Euan is the result of a long-term contract won from a client operating out of Belgium, Damen said. “There is strong demand from the offshore […]

10 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has completed the installation of South Korea’s first floating LiDAR, marking the launch of the 1.4GW Ulsan offshore wind project. Located about 60 kilometers east of Seosang-myon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan City, the Ulsan project is being progressed in three separate phases. Development of the first 400MW phase is targeted for completion […]

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 […]

3 June 2019 Business & Finance

The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (TRIG) has agreed to acquire a 25% interest in the 330MW Gode Wind 1 wind farm in the German North Sea. The investment is being acquired from Global Infrastructure Partners as part of their divestment of their 50% stake in the underlying project, TRIG said. Following the completion of the […]

3 June 2019 Authorities

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is calling on electric distribution companies to proceed with an additional 1,600MW of offshore wind solicitations in the state. The call follows the results from an offshore wind study which investigated the necessity, benefits and costs of requiring the electric distribution companies to conduct additional solicitations of up to 1,6GW. The […]

30 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders

China's Mingyang Smart Energy has received an order from China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) to manufacture and deliver offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of around 1,403MW. The value of the contract is CNY 8.587 billion (EUR 1.12 billion), the turbine manufacturer said. In total, Mingyang will manufacture and deliver 255 MySE5.5MW wind turbines to […]

29 May 2019 R&D

The global offshore wind power market size will grow by more than USD 17 billion during the period 2019-2023 at a nearly 18% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to a research report by Technavio. The forecasted growth of the global offshore wind market in the next five years is due to wind power registering […]

28 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

EEW Offshore Structures Britain has produced the first transition piece for the Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The Teesside-based company rolled out the first of 35 transition pieces destined for Ørsted’s Borssele 1&2 project at the beginning of April. EEW SPC, the parent company of EEW OSB, is in charge of manufacturing 47 monopiles […]

21 May 2019 Business & Finance

TenneT Holding B.V. has launched and priced another Green Bond issue of EUR 1.25 billion, with proceeds set to be used for investing in offshore wind. The green bond is split into a tranche of EUR 500 million, under an 11-year term and a coupon of 0.875%, and EUR 750 million, under a 20-year term and a […]

20 May 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

The construction of a Service Accommodation Transfer Vessel (SATV) and a Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) which will service the Formosa 1 wind farm in Taiwan is well underway, BMT, the designer of the vessels, said. BMT has partnered with the Singapore-based Penguin Shipyard International (PSI) for the 36m SATV and the 26m CTV. The keel […]

20 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

The Formosa 1 Phase 2 project has entered the construction phase following a groundbreaking ceremony held in Taiwan's Miaoli County over the past weekend. Formosa 1 Phase 2 will comprise 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines installed on monopile foundations some 6km off the west coast of the Miaoli district in the Taiwan Strait. The project is owned by Formosa I Wind […]

16 May 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy plan to join forces in the deployment of GE’s new wind turbine, the Haliade-X 12 MW, in Europe. With a capacity of 12MW, the Haliade-X is the largest offshore wind turbine on the market to date. Development and production of the new 12MW turbine will mostly take place in France. […]

8 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Wind turbine number 18 is currently being installed on the 497MW Hohe See wind farm in the German North Sea, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier said. Brave Tern has just finished installing its twelfth turbine, and Blue Tern is currently installing its sixth unit. The Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines are being loaded in sets of four […]

7 May 2019 Business & Finance

Siemens Gamesa has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in revenue to EUR 4,651 million in the first half of the 2019 fiscal year, said to be supported by strong performance in the Offshore and Service segments. The company saw a 7% increase in revenue in the second quarter of FY 2019, to EUR 2,389 million, also […]

2 May 2019 Business & Finance

Ørsted has reported DKK 3.6 billion operating profit (EBITDA) from its offshore wind farms in operation in the first quarter of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 13% mainly driven by a ramp-up in generation from the Borkum Riffgrund 2 and the Walney Extension wind farms. Power generation from offshore and onshore wind increased by 31% […]

2 May 2019

The Offshore Wind Conference 2019 team is proud to announce that offshore design and engineering company GustoMSC is a partner of this year’s conference on 7 and 8 October at the Amsterdam RAI. GustoMSC develops solutions for the safe and efficient execution of projects at sea. With 74% of the wind turbines in the North […]