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  • 28 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    GE Tabling Bid for Adwen This Week? General Electric (GE) plans to submit a bid to buy the offshore wind turbine maker Adwen, a 50 -50 joint venture between Gamesa and Areva, this week, according to the French magazine La Lettre de l’Expansion. [email protected] Unveils Upgraded Wind Farm SOV Design German designer of offshore and […]

  • 24 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Rough Sea Ahead for German Offshore Wind, Industry Says The new German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) means troubled waters for the German offshore wind industry, according to a press release jointly issued by AGOW (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Offshore-Windenergie), Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, BWE (Bundesverband WindEnergie) and WAB. Brave Tern Ready for First Transatlantic Voyage Brave […]

  • 24 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    German industry is planning to invest in construction and modernization of 84 large power generation plants. The capacity of planned and installed projects is 42,000 megawatts with the total investment volume of more than EUR 60 billion. Some 69 plants out of the 84 projects are undergoing permitting process. The remaining 15 projects are still […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Jobs & Recruitment

    GEOSHIPS Group, a marine and subsea services provider, has completed charter party negotiations with Singapore based Teras Offshore, for a new Offshore Deck Cargo Vessel, resulting in the planned recruitment of a further 40 offshore staff. Formed in 2003, Westhill-based GEOSHIPS will operate, manage and crew the DP1 (dynamic positioning) Loch Seaforth vessel, which has […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Greater Manchester-based Roxtec is reporting a 45 per cent growth from its UK operation with sales hitting £5m, representing a four-fold increase in sales over the past eight years. The UK subsidiary of a Swedish based firm, said recent work on North Sea platforms, petrochemicals, renewable energy and construction were among key sectors for booming […]

  • 28 December 2014

    MHI Vestas Receives Order for 32 8MW Turbines for Burbo Bank Extension DONG Energy has placed the first commercial order for 32 of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s record breaking V164-8.0 MW, the world’s most powerful wind turbine, for the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project in the UK. Statkraft Plans Multibillion Investment in Renewables Over the […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of Prysmian S.p.A. has approved today the Group’s consolidated results for the first nine months of 2012. “The nine-month results show an overall stability in sales and above all a marked improvement in profitability, mainly thanks to synergies from the integration with Draka,” explains CEO Valerio Battista . “For the third […]

  • 24 April 2013

    All-Energy 2013, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference opens in Aberdeen four weeks’ today on Wednesday 22 May. The two-day event, the largest in its 13-show history, has some 580 exhibitors filling 8,000m2 (net) at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC); over 320 speakers from home and overseas in the world-class multi-stream […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    An initiative led by the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) is investigating how to cut offshore wind costs even more by looking at how offshore services can be shared with the oil & gas sector, including supply vessels and helicopters, like in Dutch waters.

  • 20 February 2012

    South Boats Special Projects Ltd. announced the launch and commissioning of its 53rd offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Iceni Defiant’. The vessel is a South Catamaran 17m designed to operate from the locks at Grimsby Fish Dock. This vessel is the third built for Iceni Marine Services Ltd. with a further three in build […]

  • 18 June 2012

    S.D.E Ltd., the leading company in the world in electricity production from sea wave energy, is planning to build its unique sea wave energy power plants along the costal line of Ecuador main land and the island of Galapagos. SDE was selected by a team of international scientists as number one in the world in […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    Barge Master is nearing the completion of the construction of the first BM-T40 system. On the 14th of October, the Barge Master motion compensated knuckle boom crane pedestal was installed on the new Wagenborg Walk-to-Work vessel, designed and built by Royal Niestern Sander. The vessel and Barge Master system will be delivered in the first […]

  • 26 June 2020

    Offshore wind in the UK produced 13.2 TWh of electricity in the first three months of 2020 – 53.1 per cent more than in the same period last year, according to the UK government’s energy statistics published on 25 June. The quarterly Energy Trends report from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) shows […]

  • 8 April 2018

    Most read articles on Offshore WIND from 02 to 08 April 2018.

  • 28 January 2018

    Offshore WIND’s weekly overview of the most read news.

  • 18 September 2016

    Vattenfall to Build Two Nearshore Wind Farms in Denmark Vattenfall has won the Danish nearshore wind tender after submitting the final bid for Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord sites on 1 September and offering the lowest bid of 0,475 kr/kWh. Borssele Story Not Over for Shell? Royal Dutch Shell is considering bidding at the upcoming […]

  • 4 June 2015

    With construction activities for the Rampion offshore wind farm slated to commence this month, DHI has announced that it performed an extensive Metocean assessment of the wind farm.  DHI established an 18-year database of Metocean conditions at the site, including information on wind, waves, and tides, which are necessary for determining the design of wind turbine […]

  • 18 May 2014

    Seal of Approval for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Emergency Procedure A trapped seal has put Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s emergency procedure to the test on a wind farm construction project in the German North Sea. Worker Falls to Death at Walney OWF, Cause of Fall Unknown An inquest into death circumstances of a 26-year-old man, who died […]

  • 16 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    China Ming Yang Wind Power Group said Tuesday that it increased first quarter profits and revenues as the company benefited from…   By Deborah Sterescu (proactiveinvestors) [mappress] Source: proactiveinvestors, May 16, 2011; 

  • 10 January 2011

    With an estimated 40,000 new turbines to be installed in the US by 2015, wind turbine OEM’s are desperate to source reliable components from local suppliers. Importing components from Europe and Asia can be costly and lengthy. New wind component suppliers need to secure manufacturing capacity strategies now if they are going to seize their […]

  • 25 February 2013

    Germany: Ship Collides with Offshore Wind Farm Foundation A ship has collided with the offshore wind farm foundation in the German part of the North Sea. The incident happened on Saturday night causing the bow fender of the double hull ship to sustain severe damages.   Norway: Lamprell Delivers Windcarrier 2 “Bold Tern”, to Fred […]

  • 24 August 2014

    Sunken Barge Carried Working Platforms for Baltic 2 OWF A barge that sank on Wednesday morning (August 13) off Darßer Ort in the Baltic Sea was carrying four working platforms for the EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm, the company confirmed to Offshore WIND. Siemens: Order Placed for 67 Dudgeon Offshore Wind Turbines Siemens Energy […]

  • 18 December 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Oil & Gas Giant to Build Dutch Borssele III & IV Offshore Wind Farms The Dutch government announced that a consortium of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi / DGE won the second Borssele tender. Following the announcement, the consortium revealed that the preferred supplier for the wind turbines is MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. Shell […]

  • 18 January 2015

    Siemens, Bernhard Schulte Sign Deal for Two New SOVs Siemens has signed a chartering agreement with ship owner Bernhard Schulte for two new service operations vessels (SOV) to be purpose-built for the long-term service and maintenance operations of the Gemini and Sandbank/Dan Tysk offshore wind power plants in the North Sea. RWE Cuts Renewables Budget […]

  • 24 April 2016

    Offshore Wind: A Playfield with Giant Toys (Photo Gallery) The story of offshore wind farms moving farther from shore and wind turbines being installed in deeper waters does not finish with gigantic vessels and foundations, but extends to the almost entire supply chain, where equipment is also getting bigger and services are being adapted to […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Finnish wind energy developer Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy will start building a 40 MW offshore wind farm in Pori this spring, the company informed this morning. The project, worth almost EUR 120 million, is the world’s first offshore wind farm suitable for icy conditions, according to Suomen Hyötytuuli. Siemens will supply, install and commission ten of its 4 MW turbines, […]