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  • 5 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A2SEA’s self-propelled jack-up vessel Sea Installer is currently mobilising in Liverpool and preparing for the installation of 32 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines on DONG Energy’s 252MW Burbo Bank Extension, the Danish company said. The vessel is preparing to handle the new large turbines, which will make their debut on Burbo Bank Extension. The turbine installation is scheduled to start […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Developers in the US will install approximately 2.2GW of offshore wind capacity by 2026, MAKE Consulting said in its latest report.

  • 27 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd will have additional two months to decide whether or not to give DONG Energy the approval to build the 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two wind farm after the deadline was extended to allow further examination on the project’s impact on marine life.  More specifically, the deadline was extended until 16 […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    In 2014, three Belgian offshore wind farms (C-Power, Belwind and Northwind) produced more than 2.2 million megawatt hours of electricity. Belgian Secretary of State for North Sea, Bart Tommelein, said that the production in 2014 is equivalent to the annual consumption of 623,715 households, adding that this is an impressive figure, especially since the Northwind offshore wind […]

  • 4 November 2011
    Business & Finance

      The Board of Directors of DONG Energy has today approved the interim financial report for the first nine months of 2011 with the following outlook and key performance indicators compared with the first nine months of 2010: EBITDA was DKK 11.7 billion, up from DKK 10.6 billion in the first nine months of 2010, […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Often, new technology doesn’t live up to expectations – and there have been plenty of expectations around second-generation vessels such as SEA INSTALLER. Has this much-awaited vessel delivered on its promises?  The first of A2SEA’s second-generation installation vessel designs, SEA INSTALLER incorporates innovation after innovation – all aimed at making installation faster, safer and less […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Governor of Texas Rick Perry has announced that the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is awarding $2.2 million to the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Wind Energy Center for a collaborative project that brings together researchers from universities across the state to develop and increase the capacity of offshore wind energy technology, and help bring it […]

  • 24 February 2020
    Technology, Vessels

    The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has received an order for a thruster solution for Boskalis’ Bokalift 2 crane vessel. According to Wärtsilä, the thruster solution will enable Boskalis to convert an existing hull into the crane vessel Bokalift 2. The order was placed in December 2019. Wärtsilä will supply four retractable steerable thrusters and thruster […]

  • 8 November 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The onshore construction of the Formosa 2 offshore wind project commenced today, 8 November, with a groundbreaking ceremony held in Taiwan. Formosa 2 will comprise 47 Siemens Gamesa 8.0 – 167 turbines mounted on jacket foundations which will be installed by Seaway 7 some 4km offshore Miaoli County in the Taiwan Strait. The 376MW project is expected […]

  • 3 April 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Seatricity will redeploy its Oceanus 2 Wave Energy Convertor at Wave Hub following the winter refit. Over the next few days, a patented hydraulic pump which was stripped down over the winter for component analysis, will be reassembled at The Cylinder Service Center Ltd of Washington, Tyne & Wear, and is expected to return to […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    A project to cut the cost of offshore wind by at least 10% is being awarded £2.2 million by the Scottish Government, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, a joint industry and government scheme, brings together nine offshore wind developers with over 72% (31GW) of the UK’s […]

  • 25 February 2020

    As the offshore competition is growing in expanding new markets, the balance between productivity and profitability has never been so aligned with being competitive in the market of renewable energy. By: Mr Virginio Paratico – Area Sales Manager – FACCIN S.p.A Great advancements have been made in the offshore wind tower industry ever since it […]

  • 18 November 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul’s jack-up vessel Vole au vent has completed the installation of all monopile foundations at the Northwester 2 offshore wind project, a spokesperson from Parkwind told Offshore WIND. According to Parkwind, Vole au vent completed the installation of all 23 monopiles on 13 November and is currently preparing for the installation of turbines. […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Taiwan’s Formosa 2 offshore wind farm has reached financial close, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) said. Formosa 2 has been jointly developed by Macquarie Capital (75%) and Swancor Renewable Energy (25%). GIG will now play a role in delivering the project through its construction phase. The 376MW offshore wind project located off the coast of Miaoli […]

  • 19 May 2011
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

      At Cleveleys near Blackpool, the Stemat Spirit cable barge arrived just off shore in the afternoon of Saturday 7 May. It beached in the early hours of Sunday 8 May in the morning, waiting for very low tide. At about 9 a.m., the process of pulling the cable from the spool on board the […]

  • 14 August 2018
    Vessels

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has shared a timelapse video of the jack-up vessel Bold Tern installing an MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW wind turbine on a suction bucket jacket foundation at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm in the German North Sea.

  • 16 June 2015
    Vessels

    The ASV Pioneer, an accommodation barge managed by Dalby Offshore, is assisting in cable works on the Baltic 2 offshore wind farm for the summer and is supported by a spread of two tugs and a number of specialist personnel. The vessel mobilised from the UK in February and is expected to remain in the Baltic area […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    SMart Wind’s application for Hornsea Project Two has been accepted for examination by the UK Planning Inspectorate. The Inspectorate now has approximately three months to prepare for the examination, during which residents will be able to register to become an interested party on the application. The Hornsea 2 offshore wind project has been proposed for an area approximately 89km […]

  • 26 June 2014

    A&P Falmouth has completed its second major renewables project, after leading wave energy firm Seatricity’s next generation Oceanus 2 device left the docks on Saturday for Wave Hub. The wave energy converting device – a 10m diameter floating ring made from marine grade aluminium – will be the first device to be deployed for testing […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Vessels

    Boskalis is planning to convert an existing hull to create the crane vessel Bokalift 2 for deployment at Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) two offshore wind farms in Taiwan. In July, Boskalis and Hwa Chi Construction Co established a joint venture to transport and install offshore foundations at CIP’s Changfang and the Xidao offshore wind farms. The parties will transport […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    Denmark-headquartered technical consultancy for the wind industry K2 Management increased its revenue by 30 percent and grew the number of employees by 40 percent in the Fiscal Year 2015. Turnover for the financial year running from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015 was EUR 10.44 million, with an EBIT of 8 percent. The number of […]

  • 5 June 2015
    Authorities

    Donald Trump has lost its latest legal challenge over an 11-turbine wind farm offshore Aberdeen. This was the second challenge to the approval of Vattenfall’s up to 100MW offshore wind project by Scottish ministers. Trump argued the wind turbines are ugly and would ruin the view from his Aberdeen golf resort. However, Scotland’s most senior judge, […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The weather did not play along the first couple of times EnBW attempted to anchor the offshore substation for its Baltic 2 offshore wind farm, but yesterday’s bright sunshine and a calm sea provided for ideal conditions to fix the substation to the seabed.  The 4,400-ton platform had already been transported from the port of Kiel in […]

  • 2 August 2011
    Operations & Maintenance

      Prysmian, world leader in the energy and telecommunications cables and systems industry, has been awarded a new major contract worth in excess of € 200 million by the Dutch-German grid operator TenneT for the connection project HelWin2, linking offshore wind farms in the North Sea to mainland Germany. Prysmian will provide complete supply, installation […]

  • 16 July 2012
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Celtic Array Ltd., a joint venture of Centrica and Dong Energy, plans to submit an application for a 2.2GW offshore wind farm, the UK National Infrastructure Planning portal, delivered by the Planning Inspectorate, the Government agency responsible for examining applications for nationally significant infrastructure projects, said on Friday. According to Reuters, the application for the […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Northwester 2 offshore wind farm is fully operational, with all 23 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines supplying power to the Belgian grid. Northwester 2 is the first to use the V164-9.5 MW turbines, the most powerful turbines to enter commercial operation to date, which now supply green energy via Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid (MOG). […]