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29 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Engineering and technology group SENER has announced its involvement in the 50MW Kincardine floating wind project offshore Scotland. Fitted with a 2MW turbine and five other 9.525MW turbines, the project is expected to be operational by 2020, making it the largest floating offshore wind farm in the world. The project is being developed by Kincardine […]

25 January 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will reschedule public meetings for the 800MW Vineyard Wind wind projects offshore Massachusetts ''very soon'', according to David Bernhardt, the Interior Department's Acting Secretary. As previously reported, BOEM postponed public meetings scheduled for January due to the government shutdown. BOEM will use carryover funds which were previously appropriated […]

18 January 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance

The Government of Denmark has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with wind industry majors with the aim of strengthening and continuing the strong collaboration between the global wind energy industry and the Danish government. The MoU, titled 'Second to none wind energy framework - think Denmark', was signed by Kristian Jensen, Denmark's Minister of Finance, Lars Christian Lilleholt, […]

16 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

Transmission system operator TenneT has chartered the Connector Express to provide supply trips to offshore platforms as well as perform inspections and repair work on structures and submarine cables from the base port of Emden. Rhenus Offshore Logistics, working in conjunction with A1 Offshore Solutions, started operating the supply vessel on 1 January 2019. The Connector Express, which […]

15 January 2019 R&D, Technology

GRI Renewable Industries has started manufacturing a tower for GE's Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype in Sevilla, Spain. The work on the tower for the prototype started at the end of December, the company said. GE announced in March 2018 its plans to invest over USD 400 million over the next three to five […]

14 January 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

K2 Management has appointed Jørn Zielke as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding the current interim CEO Lars K. Hammershøj. Zielke will join K2 Management during the first half of the year when released from the contract with regional utility Vestforsyning, where he also holds the CEO position. Hammershøj, the company’s co-founder, has been acting as interim CEO since […]

13 January 2019

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11 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

The 309MW Rentel wind farm in the Belgian North Sea has become Belgium's fifth fully operational offshore wind farm. Rentel has now joined the ranks of C-Power, Belwind, Northwind, and Nobelwind. The combined capacity of the five wind farms is 1,186MW provided by 274 wind turbines. With the addition of the capacity from Rentel, Belgium is now fifth […]

10 January 2019 Business & Finance, Vessels

The German United Wind Logistics (UWL) has selected MAN GenSets engines for its new heavy cargo deck carrier for offshore wind projects, currently being built at the Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard in China. The Chinese shipyard placed an order for two MAN 9L 21/31 and two MAN 6L16/24 GenSets in connection with the construction of the vessel, which […]

10 January 2019

Markets Outlook: Business Network for Offshore Wind National offshore wind target  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Offshore Wind Technologies Market Update has reported that the current U.S. offshore wind energy pipeline is estimated at 25,464MW, with 14,585MW under exclusive site control by developers. The United States does not have a federal energy policy with goals for offshore wind, but the […]

8 January 2019 Vessels

Hamburg-based engineering company [email protected] has unveiled a basic design of a heavy cargo deck carrier for offshore wind projects. The heavy cargo deck carrier for offshore wind projects in the North and Baltic Seas is currently being built at a Chinese shipyard, the company said. "Our client for this project, a Hamburg-based shipping company specialising […]

8 January 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

LiftWerx, a member of the MeeMaken B.V. group of companies, has unveiled a new crane designed for wind turbines in the 3MW to 8MW output range. According to LiftWerx, the BoxHook crane is a new development which will cut down repair costs for both offshore and onshore turbines. Once mounted, the crane can perform corrective repairs for gearboxes, generators, transformers, […]

8 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

The Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) has reached an agreement with Gateway New London LLC for the long-term operation of State Pier in New London.  Under the terms of the 20-year agreement, Gateway assumes operation of State Pier on 1 May 2019, with an option at the end of the term for the CPA to extend […]

1 January 2019

The Offshore WIND editorial staff brings the most read articles in 2018 chosen by you, our readers.

28 December 2018 Business & Finance

Japanese utility JERA has agreed to acquire a 24.95% equity interest in the Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm in the UK from Marubeni Corporation.

25 December 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The 448MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project has passed its 12-month Contracts for Difference (CfD) milestone, Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) said.

21 December 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Innogy has awarded Senvion a four-year service agreement for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in Germany that consists of 48 Senvion 6.2M126 turbines.

20 December 2018 Contracts & Tenders

GeoSea has contracted Lamprell for the fabrication of 45 wind turbine and three substation jacket foundations for the Moray East offshore wind farm. The contract is valued at more than USD 200 million.

17 December 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

On 14 December, Siemens Gamesa and REBO (Renewable Energy Base Oostende) signed a contract for Belgian SeaMade offshore wind farm, which will feature 58 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines. 

17 December 2018

The UK is marking a record this year as it added more than 2GW of offshore wind capacity to the grid, which can produce enough clean electricity to power over 2,300,000 households per year. 

14 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) has resumed the auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts.

13 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Three commercial wind leases offshore Massachusetts have brought in a total of USD 285 million in bids in the first 24 auction rounds, sending a strong signal that developers are committed to the US offshore wind market.

13 December 2018 R&D

Just two to three offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 2GW could contribute to over two-thirds of Wales’ 70% renewable energy target by 2030 and putting Wales on course to achieve its carbon reduction goal of at least 80% by 2050, according to a new report released by the Carbon Trust. The scaling up […]

13 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Dredging International has contracted Sif to produce the monopiles and, in joint venture with Smulders, the transition pieces for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.

13 December 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) is holding an auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts this Thursday, 13 December.

11 December 2018 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Eneco has concluded a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium.