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18 April 2019 Business & Finance

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, its lenders, and main bond holders have signed a binding loan agreement, setting forth terms for a EUR 100 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) facility. According to Senvion, the DIP facility enables the company to continue its business operations following last week's self-administration filing. The loan has received Board approvals and allows substantial […]

24 October 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

The offshore wind industry cannot operate a zero-subsidy project in the same way as an EUR 100 per megawatt-hour wind farm, according to Clym Stock-Williams, Wind Energy Consultant at TNO.

11 September 2018 Authorities

The U.S. State of California's Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Senate Bill No. 100 into law, committing to achieve the 100% renewable energy target by the end of 2045.

21 August 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

After being selected as the preferred turbine supplier for the Moray East offshore wind project in October 2017, MHI Vestas today (21 August) signed a conditional agreement with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited for the supply and installation of one hundred of its V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbines. 

20 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd. has officially signed a GBP 100 million contract with J Murphy & Sons for onshore work at innogy's 860MW offshore wind project in the UK.

19 June 2018

The portfolio of global offshore wind projects in operation, under construction or in development grew by over 10% in the last year, according to new data from RenewableUK’s Offshore Wind Project Intelligence.

28 February 2018 Business & Finance

Granada Material Handling recently delivered its 1000th wind farm davit crane as part of its contract to supply cranes to Ørsted's 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

31 January 2018 Business & Finance

SSE informed that it expects its 2017/2018 capital and investment expenditure to be around GBP 1.6 billion, instead of previously anticipated GBP 1.7 billion. From 1 April to 31 December 2017, SSE's capital spend totalled GBP 1.1 billion and has included, among other things, around GBP 355 million investment in on- and offshore wind. 

3 November 2017 Business & Finance

Bladt Industries reported that it had fabricated its 100th jacket foundation, stating that the company is now first in the world to complete the fabrication of 100 offshore jacket foundations.

16 October 2017 Vessels

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s fleet of seven Bayard class crew transfer vessels (CTVs) reached 1,000 days without a lost time incident (LTI) on 12 October.

29 June 2017 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, R&D

The total number of direct full time jobs in the UK offshore wind sector could be in the region of 21,000 by 2032, according to Cambridge Econometrics.

17 May 2017 Business & Finance

With the inauguration of the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm today, 17 May, the LEGO Group informed it had reached the goal of balancing 100% of its energy use with energy from renewable sources.

3 April 2017 Vessels

Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) has awarded Ampelmann with a contract extension for the E1000 motion compensated access system.

17 January 2017

3sun Group has launched a recruitment campaign looking for more than 100 new technicians to service GBP 6 million worth of new and extended offshore and onshore wind farm contracts.

8 December 2016 Business & Finance

Vattenfall has acquired Danish energy sales company Vindstød.dk to enter the consumer market. The wind energy developer said that the move is in line with its strategy to take the leading position in sustainable energy production and consumption, following three successful bids for Danish offshore wind farms. Vattenfall said that, with a strong position in Denmark as the […]

31 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

Offshore wind power has the potential to grow from 13 gigawatts (GW) in 2015, to 100GW in 2030, driven by technology advancements and further cost declines, according to new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). 'Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind', launched at the World Wind Energy Conference in Tokyo, provides an overview of the […]

25 October 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy has become the first company worldwide to have installed 1,000 offshore wind turbines, after recently installing the landmark turbine at the Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm in German North Sea. Developments have been moving forward at a rapid pace since the first Danish offshore wind turbine with a capacity of 0.45MW started […]

22 July 2016 Wind Farm Update

Following the recent announcement on Boskalis being chosen by Vattenfall as the preferred Offshore Balance of Plant contractor for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), the contract has now been formally awarded. Worth in excess of EUR 100 million, the contract includes all offshore elements of the wind farm, with the exception of the wind turbine supply. Boskalis is […]

13 July 2016 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord has installed the 100th turbine at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands. The installation of the 150 4MW Siemens turbines started in February 2016 when Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel, Aeolus, transported the first six turbines from the port of Esbjerg and installed them at the site some 85 kilometres north of […]

16 June 2016 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Fife-based Burntisland Fabrications Ltd (BiFab) has won a GBP 100 million contract to supply 26 wind turbine jacket substructures for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm. The fabrication contract, awarded to BiFab by the EPCI Contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting, is due for delivery in two campaigns. 10 of the jacket substructures will be ready for delivery […]

29 April 2016 Grid Connection

VBMS has reached a major milestone by installing its 1,000th inter-array cable during its works for Vattenfall’s Sandbank offshore wind farm this week. In 2008, when the company was founded, VBMS installed its first inter array cables in Belgian waters for Thornton Bank Phase I. Through the years, VBMS has been contracted for a number […]

14 March 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

A report published today has provided strong evidence that the cost of energy from offshore wind in UK continued to fall through 2015 and remains on track to deliver the target of GBP 100/MWh by 2020. Of the 13 cost reduction indicators, all but one are ahead or on target with the milestone set for 2015, the second annual […]

1 March 2016

ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has agreed a 2016 sponsorship agreement with the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) for five important industry events in East Anglia this year. The deal comes on the back of ScottishPower Renewables’ final investment decision for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, which will see the £2.5 billion project go […]

25 January 2016

Adwen’s 8 MW turbine is already competitive in the offshore wind market, which is continuously working on lowering the Cost of Energy (CoE), Rémi Coulon, Chief Commercial Officer of the joint venture between Gamesa and Areva, told Offshore WIND in an interview. Meeting the goal of €100/MWh by 2020 for offshore wind power is attainable, […]

13 January 2016 Jobs & Recruitment

Recruitment for Siemens' new facilities in Hull is in “full swing” as more than 100 new positions were advertised today for roles within Siemens’ wind turbine blade manufacturing facility currently under construction at Alexandra Dock. With the latest recruitment wave, the number of jobs advertised for Siemens' Hull facilities climbed to over 300. A range of roles […]

9 December 2015

International renewable energy organisations have come together at COP21 in Paris to demonstrate that reliable 100% renewable energy is not only possible, but that systems already exist today with significant potential for expansion. The side event, organised by the REN Alliance – a partnership of organisations representing the solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower and bioenergy sectors […]