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  • 30 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Swedish utility Vattenfall plans to invest EUR 5.5 billion in on- and offshore wind energy development by 2020, the company’s Head of Business Area Wind Gunnar Groebler was quoted by German media as saying. The amount is equal to what the state-owned power company invested in wind power development in the past ten years. Vattenfall expects this investment […]

  • 19 July 2012

    Chinese manufacturer, Dongfang Electric, has announced its plans to launch a 5.5MW offshore wind turbine, Energy Live News reports. Besides co-developing the wind turbine, AMSC, a U.S. Based engineering company, has provided wind turbine electrical control system for the turbine. The new wind turbine will be installed in Nantong, in east China’s Jiangsu province for […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Through this solicitation, NYSERDA seeks to advance the development of the primary and secondary areas identified by BOEM as the Hudson North and Hudson South draft Wind Energy Areas.

  • 13 February 2018
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The 151-metre, self-propelled, DP2, jack-up rig Seafox 5 has left the Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) shipyard following a four-month refit.

  • 10 June 2015

    Germany’s wind power output in January-May rose 34% year on year and the country is on track for a third successive record year for new turbine installations, with the first wave of offshore wind farms finally coming online, a Platts analysis of the latest available data show. Wind turbines in Germany generated 32.5 TWh of […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has acquired the prototype turbine, design, and rights to manufacture and sell a 5.5MW wind turbine developed by Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems and AMSC. Doosan will supply the 5.5MW units – the country’s most powerful domestically produced offshore wind turbines – to the first phase of the Southwest Offshore Wind Project.

  • 21 March 2016
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Statoil has awarded Balfour Beatty with a GBP 5.5 million EPCI contract for a substation and onshore cable for the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, world’s first floating offshore wind farm. Jonathan Chapman, Director of Offshore for Balfour Beatty said: “This is an exciting market for us and we look forward to playing our part in delivering […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Contracts & Tenders

    Nine developers looking to build offshore wind farms in Taiwan have qualified for offshore environmental permits. These developers, offering 10.5GW of offshore wind capacity in total, will now compete for 5.5GW of offshore wind contracts, 3.5GW to be selected for the feed-in-tariff (FIT) and the rest to be awarded at an auction in May.

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    UK’s energy market regulator Ofgem plans to launch Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) Tender Round Five (TR5) in October 2016 which will enable bidders to compete to own the transmission assets of five offshore wind farm projects. The five offshore wind projects have a combined capacity of 2.3GW. The Tender Round 5 will include the transmission systems […]

  • 7 August 2014

    The next issue of Offshore WIND will complete our 5th year of publication. In a special insert to mark this birthday we look back at the past 5 years and highlight the milestones in the industry. Let us know what you think were the most outstanding events of the past 5 years for the time […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    BMT Group Ltd (BMT),  international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced a solid financial performance for the year to 30 September 2013. Although market conditions have been challenging, BMT secured revenues of £163.3m, an increase of 5% year on year, with underlying operating profits of £11.3m, a proportion of which has been distributed […]

  • 25 November 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has announced that the first of its new generation CETO 5 wave energy units has been installed and is operating at its Perth Wave Energy Project site off Garden Island, Western Australia. The CETO 5 unit was installed on the first attempt and has now been operating for […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Seafox 5 has officially changed its name to Blue Tern. The Norway-based company emphasized that most of its vessel have a name starting with ‘B’, therefore renaming Seafox 5 was a natural step. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier made an agreement with the Seafox International Group in December last year for the […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    A UK consortium led by the University of Hull has won a GBP 5.5 million funding for the Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) aimed at boosting offshore wind skills and investment. The bid, which the university’s Energy & Environment Institute secured from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Alicat & South Boats IOW, the UK’s manufacturer of state of the art Wind Farm Service Vessels (WFSVs), has received a £5.5 million, two-workboat order from Lowestoft-based operator Iceni Marine Services. With Lowestoft having just been selected as the base for operations and maintenance for the planned 340MW Galloper wind farm off the East Coast, […]

  • 18 April 2011
    Technology

    Hyundai Heavy Industries announced on April 14 that it will complete the development of a 5.5MW offshore wind turbine by the end of the year…   By You Sun-il (etnews) [mappress] Source: etnews, April 18, 2011;

  • 5 March 2020
    Grid Connection, Technology

    ABB has won a EUR 10.6 million order for ABB Ability™ digital products and services at TenneT’ DolWin5 (Epsilon) grid connection in the German North Sea. Under the order, ABB will provide a system for IT infrastructure, OT1 security, plant-wide condition monitoring, SCADA2, and remote access services to facilitate stable power transmission to the German […]

  • 28 September 2012

    The self-propelled DP2 jack-up Seafox 5 is close to delivery in Singapore for subsequent dry-tow to the North Sea. Following the naming ceremony at Keppel FELS shipyard on 18 August 2012, the multi-purpose support vessel is currently carrying out sea trials and is expected in the North Sea early November. This new KFELS design is […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    A Wirral specialist in seabed mapping and coastal surveys has clinched a finance package worth almost £5m to help it expand its services and take on additional staff. Osiris Hydrographic and Geophysical Projects, which is owned by Liverpool-headquartered conglomerate Bibby Line Group, has received £4.8m from Santander Corporate & Commercial. The business was founded in […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Grid Connection

    At today’s press conference held in Frankfurt chief executive officer of KfW, German development lender, Ulrich Schroeder, stated that KfW is considering the manners in which the production of renewable energy in Germany could be expanded, reported Bloomberg. He stated that there is a „room for manoeuvre“ since there is 5 billion-euro ($6.68 billion) financing […]

  • 5 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    NKT’s revenue increased by 1,153 mDKK to 15,604 mDKK – the highest level in the history of NKT. Nilfisk-Advance and Photonics Group realised organic growth in revenue of 8% and 16% respectively, surpassing even the 2010 growth rates,  while NKT Cables exceeded last year’s organic growth in revenue by only 1%. The operational EBITDA for […]

  • 21 September 2012
    Technology

    Wave energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) releases the design of its CETO 5 unit which will be used in the Perth Wave Energy Project (PWEP) at Garden Island in Western Australia. The CETO 5 design builds on the experience gained in previous generations and incorporates some important improvements. The diameter of the buoyant […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    London Array’s second full year of generation has seen output from the offshore wind farm pass the 5TWh mark. The wind farm became fully operational in April 2013, having first started exporting power in October 2012. Output to date now amounts to electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of some 1.2m UK households. Over the […]

  • 15 September 2015

    DONG Energy Wind Power A/S has issued a call for tenders for the supply of offshore wind turbines for five projects. The contracts will cover works in the form of a Turbine Supply Agreement and service and maintenance in the form of a Service & Warranty Agreement and potentially a Spare Part Agreement for offshore wind farm […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Van Oord will use nCentric’s 5G offshore wireless network together with nCentric Nova nodes for its cable lay operations at the Norther offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.

  • 11 May 2014

    GDF Team Wins French Offshore Wind Tender Following a national public tender process, the French State has selected the group comprising GDF SUEZ, EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine and AREVA to install and operate offshore wind farms in the areas of Tréport (Upper Normandy, 500MW) and the Isles of Yeu and Noirmoutier (Pays de la Loire, […]