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  • 6 December 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Vattenfall has selected Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to supply a crew transfer vessel (CTV) to service the 110MW Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden.

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The 900MW Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind projects will move forward, Ørsted said in response to the announced 6% Feed-in-Tariff reduction, but the final investment decision depends on the outcome of supply contract renegotiations and relevant project milestones being achieved in time to keep the projects on track for commissioning in 2021. Developers who sign their […]

  • 6 March 2012

    As the major engineering partner to the Allseas Group, Bosch Rexroth has developed and engineered the drive and control system solution for the world’s largest mobile lifting mechanism for offshore installations. The special vessel equipped with this topside lifting system (TLS), “Pieter Schelte”, can lift and transport topsides of offshore platforms with a weight of […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Nexans Deutschland has won a contract to supply 76 kilometres of subsea energy cables to E.ON for the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm. The cables, which will be manufactured in Nexans’ Hanover plant, are designed for operation at 33 kV and will serve as the internal cabling for the wind farm which is to be built between the […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Technology

    GE Renewable Energy marked a 32 per cent rise in orders in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the same period a year earlier. GE’s renewable energy arm attracted USD 3.3 billion worth of new orders in the last three months of 2016. Core GE wind orders were higher by 48 per cent and climbed […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The first electricity from the Nordsee Ost (North Sea East) offshore wind farm off the German coast is flowing shore-ward. The first of a total of 48 wind turbines has commenced trial operation in the past few days and is already feeding its green electricity into the grid. Grid operator TenneT had connected the wind farm […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    On Friday, 3 April, EnBW marked the ninth year of operation of its Baltic 1 offshore wind farm.

  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    SeaTwirl has initiated the S2 floating wind turbine project after having secured a EUR 2.48 million grant from the European Commission. SeaTwirl said it will use the grant for detailed construction and project management, as well as marketing and commercialization of the full-scale SeaTwirl S2 1MW floating wind turbine. The project will run for two years. “We’ve found a […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Seazip Offshore Service has chartered crew transfer vessel (CTV) SeaTwin 2 from Damen Marine Services for an ROV campaign at the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm.

  • 4 July 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    Yesterday, the last turbine at the offshore wind farm Thornton Bank was successfully installed. This means that the installation of all 48 wind turbines off the Belgian coast, with a combined capacity of 325 megawatts (MW), is now complete. With the generated electricity, the power plant can supply some 600,000 Belgian housholds every year. In […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Offshore Heavy Transport’s (OHT’s) vessel Albatross arrived at the Port of Nigg on 6 June with the second load of Moray East jacket foundations, after more than 40 days of sailing to transport the six jackets from the United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, OHT Hawk is en route to Scotland, carrying the next batch of foundations […]

  • 28 January 2014

    418 offshore turbines were erected in 2013 in Europe, making a record 1,567 Megawatts of new capacity. Comparing to the installed capacity in 2012, this is one-third more. This makes a new total of 6,562 MW of offshore wind power – enough to provide 0.7% of the EU’s electricity. However a closer look at what […]

  • 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.

  • 9 May 2018
    Vessels

    Red7Marine’s newest jack-up barge, the Eurojack 3620, is set to undergo final touches and outfittings prior to entering the nearshore construction market in summer 2018.

  • 25 April 2013

    Vestas ships first ever V112-3.0 MW offshore turbines to the 48 MW Kaarehamn project in Sweden. The shipment consists of 16 turbines, all pre-assembled onshore at the harbour in Esbjerg, Denmark. The shipment confirms Vestas’ strong presence in the offshore-market with the highly competitive V112-3.0 MW offshore specific turbine. It also marks the first shipment […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The first Capacity Market auction, which started at 09:00 today, is the next stage in the Government’s plan to ensure the lights stay on at the least cost – both now and in the future. The aim of the Capacity Market is to make sure that there is enough capacity available to meet peak electricity […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Westermeerwind B.V. recently reached financial close on the construction of the Westermeerwind wind farm (144 MW). The wind farm will consist of 48 3MW wind turbines. The turbines will be built in the water along the dikes of the Noordoostpolder, in two rows beside the Westermeerdijk and the Noordermeerdijk. The wind farm, expected to be […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Environment, Ports & Logistics, R&D

    The temporary consortium of INBISA Construcción, Gaimaz and Intxausti has completed the first phase in the construction of the new offshore wind tower manufacturing plant for Haizea Wind Group in the Port of Bilbao, Spain.

  • 21 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Taipower has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with China Steel Corp (CSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for three offshore wind projects, the local media reported. The PPAs were signed for the 300MW Chong Neng project, developed jointly by CIP and CSC, as well as for CIP’s 552MW ChangFang and 48MW Xidao, all located offshore the Changhua County. Under […]

  • 5 January 2015

    Incidents in Offshore Wind Industry A pontoon loaded with parts for offshore wind turbines sank on Wednesday morning (August 13) in the Baltic Sea… Nordsee Ost Wind Turbines Installed The last of the in total 48 wind turbines was successfully installed over Christmas around 30 kilometers to the north of the island of Heligoland. Lely […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    German conglomerate Siemens reported the second-quarter profit of €255 million for its energy business, which is 54% lower than in the same period last year. Some of the factors that contributed to this are charges of €48 million, caused by a malfunction of bearings in some onshore wind turbines, and €287 million charges for two […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind is the mean of a reliable, intensive and abundant renewable energy. This relatively new source of electricity generation, which is capable to meet much of the populated coastal areas need for power around the world, has been also stimulating the development of marine economies with thousands of new jobs. Recently, offshore wind power […]

  • 29 July 2015

    EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry will allow at least 12% electricity share by 2020, a significant contribution to the goal […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) has shipped out what will be the first double-digit megawatt wind turbine to be installed offshore China. The prototype 10 MW offshore anti-typhoon wind power unit is on its way to the Fujian Xinghua Bay Wind Farm (Phase II), DEC said. Back in 2019, DEC became the first Chinese company to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Authorities

    The Japanese Cabinet has re-introduced a bill promoting commercial use of offshore wind to the 197th extraordinary National Diet session which started on 24 October and will last for 48 days.