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13 October 2014 Wind Farm Update

The final rotor blade of the 24th wind turbine was successfully installed at the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm over the weekend. This marks the halfway milestone of the total 48 wind turbines at RWE's offshore wind farm, three months after the installation kicked off. “In a football match we would now have reached halftime. […]

28 July 2014

Siemens Energy has received an order for the Netherlands’ largest near shore wind farm. Designed to generate 144 megawatts (MW) of wind power, the Westermeerwind project with 48 direct drive wind turbines is also the first wind power plant Siemens Wind Power’s Offshore unit will erect for handover to the customer on a turnkey basis. […]

3 June 2014 Business & Finance

Meeting the world’s growing need for energy will require more than $48 trillion in investment over the period to 2035, according to a special report on investment released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as part of the World Energy Outlook series. Today’s annual investment in energy supply of $1.6 trillion needs to rise […]

8 May 2014 Business & Finance

Born from an established business offering day charter fishing trips from Brancaster Staithe, Tidal Transit developed into a crew transfer and marine survey vessel provider predominantly servicing the offshore wind sector. The latest addition to Tidal Transit’s fleet is being developed with SCORE funding which will be used to enable the Tidal Transit team to […]

3 October 2013 Business & Finance

The Danish State represented by the Ministry of Finance and DONG Energy A/S have reached an understanding with funds managed by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs (Goldman Sachs) and the Danish pension funds Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension (ATP) and PFA Pension Forsikringsaktieselskab (PFA) on the main terms whereby Goldman Sachs, ATP and PFA will invest […]

4 August 2011 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

  REpower Systems SE, leading producer of wind turbines, is continuing to rely on the expertise of PALFINGER WIND: A major order for 48 cranes confirms the successful cooperation that has existed since 2003. Cranes are an essential element in the upkeep, maintenance and servicing of wind turbines. In the last decade, PALFINGER WIND has […]

25 July 2011

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited ("Ming Yang" or the "Company") (NYSE: MY), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced that it has signed a engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") contract (the "Contract") with Guangdong Yudean Xuwen Wind Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Guangdong Yudean Group Co. Ltd. ("Yudean") for a […]

28 January 2011 Technology

Business energy customers in Kent could be using power derived from a wind farm within a few years. According to the Thanet Times, once... (energyhelpline) [mappress] Source: energyhelpline, January 28, 2011

19 April 2010 Technology

Woodward Governor Company (NASDAQ: WGOV) today announced that it signed an agreement with REpower Systems AG to provide power converters... [mappress] Source: newsblaze, April 16, 2010;

24 June 2019 Technology

Osbit Limited has delivered a new multi-function pre-lay and backfill subsea plough to Global Marine Group, which will be used at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark. The PLP240 plough, ordered by Global Marine Group at the beginning of the year, underwent final assembly and sign-off at Osbit's Port of Blyth facility at […]

24 June 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance

ENGIE Fabricom is upgrading its site in Hoboken, Belgium, where Offshore High Voltage Stations (OHVS) are built and assembled for offshore wind farms. Due to a strong growth of these activities, ENGIE Fabricom is now investing EUR 5 million in the site, the company said. A new office building with a total area of 3,300m² […]

18 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

Deep BV has secured an operations and maintenance contract for subsea surveys at the Gemini offshore wind farm. Deep will carry out the O&M service agreement for a period of three years at the 600MW offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Located 85km north of the Groningen coast, Gemini comprises 150 Siemens 4MW turbines and two offshore […]

14 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Atlantique Offshore Energy and its consortium partners GE Grid Solutions and Société de Dragage International (SDI), part of the DEME Group, have won a contract to design, manufacture, and install the electrical offshore substation for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. The contract was awarded by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium between EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge, […]

14 June 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

France will launch a new offshore wind tender off Oléron in response to the announced increase in offshore wind targets, François de Rugy, France's minister for ecological transition, said. The new project will have the capacity of between 500MW and 1,000MW, de Rugy said at the launch of the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project. No timeline was […]

14 June 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

France has selected the consortium of EDF Renouvelables, innogy and Enbridge to construct and develop the Dunkirk offshore wind project. The tariff proposed by the consortium ''was significantly lower than EUR 50/MWh'', François de Rugy, said during the launch of the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in Saint-Nazaire. The strike price for this tender was initially expected […]

13 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

France's minister for ecological transition, François de Rugy, will launch the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in Saint-Nazaire on Friday, 14 June. Minister de Rugy will launch the project at GE's Montoir de Bretagne factory accompanied by Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of EDF Group, and Hugh Bailey, General Manager of GE France. As reported last week, the Conseil […]

12 June 2019 Training & Education

President and Managing Director of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Chris Hart has testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources calling for workforce development for the local offshore wind industry. The hearing, Building a 21st Century American Offshore Wind Workforce, focused on the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, which […]

12 June 2019 Vessels

Hamburg-based SAL Heavy Lift has installed a Fly-Jib crane boom extension on MV Lone which will be used on an offshore wind project in Taiwan. The Fly-Jib extends the crane hook to the height of some 70 metres and can be installed to each of the main crane booms of SAL’s Type 183 vessels. With a greater […]

10 June 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Taiwan Offshore Windfarm Service Corp. (TOWSC) has entered into a collaboration agreement with UK manning services provider ERSG covering offshore wind-related business in Taiwan. Both parties target the manning services from construction, commissioning, to operation and maintenance (O&M) stages for offshore wind farm projects in Taiwan. At the same time, both parties also agree to […]

7 June 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme administrative court, has dismissed the appeal against the operating permit for the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project. All the administrative permits required for the construction and operational phases of the project are now secured, the project developers said. EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, and Enbridge, a North […]

7 June 2019 Business & Finance

SeaTwirl has secured a EUR 2.48 million grant from the European Commission for its SeaTwirl S2 floating wind turbine. SeaTwirl is receiving the grant for the 1MW full-scale floating wind turbine as part of the European Innovation Council's SME Instrument program. The grant will be used for the final phase of the S2 project and primarily […]

5 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Hartlepool-based JDR Cables has signed a contract with DEME Offshore to provide inter-array cables and accessories for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. JDR, part of the TFKable Group, will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1 kilometres of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories, including repair joints and connectors. […]

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 Ports & Logistics

Billingham-based Able UK has revealed plans to develop a major offshore wind hub at South Bank, South Tees Area, Redcar to support the assembly, installation, and servicing of the offshore wind power sector. Able UK has engaged Prism Planning to prepare a planning application submission for the proposed development. Prism Planning has submitted an application for […]

29 May 2019 Ports & Logistics

The Port of Esbjerg has purchased a Liebherr LHM 800 crane, the world's biggest mobile harbor crane, which will mainly be used for large offshore wind components. The need for the crane is due to components for offshore wind turbines getting bigger and bigger, however it will also be used for other industries, the Danish port […]

27 May 2019 R&D

Universal Foundation has begun industrialized suction bucket installation tests under a project that is part of the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP). Universal Foundation is carrying out the EUDP project in a consortium with Siemens Gamesa, Aalborg University, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Offshoreenergy.dk. According to the company, the trial installation activity of the […]