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Aeolus Energy Group (AEG) has awarded Ventower Industries with a contract for the fabrication of training towers to be installed at its two new offshore wind training facilities in Massachusetts and Maryland, US.
Wind energy specialists from Olthoff Wind Group BV (OWG) in the Netherlands and Aeolus Consulting Ltd. in Toronto have created Ovento Canada Ltd. to provide technical and financial support and asset management services to wind farm developers and investors in Canada and the United States. OWG is also working toward significantly increasing Ovento’s team through […]
Florida-based Aeolus Energy Group (AEG) has committed to constructing a fleet of offshore wind farm vessels and port facilities as part of its expansion into the US offshore wind market.
Van Oord has signed an agreement with Vroon Group to acquire MPI Offshore, a specialist offshore wind installation contractor.
MHI Vestas Turbine Catches Fire at Østerild Test Centre An MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark. E.ON Wins Robin Rigg Dispute Against MT Højgaard The UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind […]
Research and development play a vital role In renewable energy as well as a steady stream of young engineers geared up to meet the current challenges In the Industry. Enter: the European Wind Energy Master Programme (EWEM) which prepares the world’s future engineers. The programme is a joint effort between the Delft University of Technology, the […]
Block Island Offshore construction work at the first US offshore wind farm began on 26 July, when the first foundation was installed at the site 4.8 km off the Block Island coast. By mid-September, Deepwater Wind, the company behind the project, had four out of five steel jacket foundations in water. Vessels in charge of […]
Block Island Block Island wind farm has successfully reached financial close, marking it the first offshore wind project in the USA to get realised. The mile stone was reached after over $290m investment was secured in project financing by Mandated Lead Arrangers Societe Generale of Paris, France, and KeyBank National Association of Cleveland, Ohio following […]
The main interview in this edition covers Van Oord Offshore who has recently taken delivery of their new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Aeolus. We now look at what three other companies operating these types of vessels are thinking about now and for in the future. Depending on your definition of a WTIV there are […]
Van Oord kicked off the construction works on a 129MW wind farm located in the Dutch area of the North Sea. Yesterday, the wind turbine construction jack-up vessel Aeolus commenced the foundation installation at Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm. The wind energy project will comprise 43 Vestas V112 wind turbines installed 23 kilometers off the […]
Jack-Up Barge Strengthens Its Fleet with Hochtief’s Self-Elevating Platform Jack-Up Barge, the offshore self-elevating platform supplier, has acquired the Odin self-elevating platform from Hochtief. Siemens Expresses Interest in Alstom’s Power Units Siemens, a German energy giant, has expressed its intent about Alstom takeover negotiations. Quadcopter Inspects Dogger Bank Met Mast A remote-controlled drone with four […]
In the past 12 months we have seen orders for new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels placed, new builds started and others completed and delivered. These vessels have got bigger and stronger’wlth larger cranes, and higher jacking possibilities. The specifications of almost every dimension have increased. Offshore WIND has spoken to some of the new owners […]