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Top ten most notable news on Offshore WIND from April 2018.
Most read news on Offshore WIND from 16 to 22 April 2018.
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We bring you the ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of April. Jan De Nul Orders Mega Jack-Up Jan De Nul Group has ordered the Voltaire, its third jack-up installation vessel, at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China, in preparation for the wind turbines of the future. First UK Offshore Wind Farm […]
The UK has again extended the Offshore Wind Immigration Rules concession to workers essential to the construction and maintenance of wind farms within UK territorial waters which will now run until April 2020. The concession, introduced in June 2017, and extended by a year in October 2017, and in May 2018, allows the employment of non-European Economic Area nationals who are […]
Fugro plans to commence geotechnical survey operations at the Hollandse Kust (west) site in April, the company informed after recently winning the contract for the works with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). As the agreement is expected to be finalised soon, Fugro has already started preparing to carry out the project that will run until […]
When it comes to emerging offshore wind markets, Taiwan, India and the U.S. have been in the spotlight over the last few years and especially in 2018. Nevertheless, a few new areas made the offshore wind map over the last year, beyond those already well known and ready for takeoff. Offshore wind is not only expanding as new markets emerge globally, but also as the countries with existing offshore wind farms and those under development already eye earmarking further areas where offshore wind turbines could be installed.
Ørsted will pause and revisit its project activities, the project timelines, and local commitments in Taiwan after not receiving an establishment permit in time to sign a 2018 power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower for the Changhua 1 and 2a projects.
Wind turbines, zero-subsidy projects and emerging markets remained to be the industry's hottest topics in 2018. And while these were also the most covered matters on Offshore WIND, we also pressed the 'Learn More' button under topics that might deserve to be more widely discussed – and we hope to do so more in 2019 and the years to come.
Offshore wind has taken one of the leading roles in James Fisher & Sons' results for the first half of 2018, as the group's Marine Support business division marked revenue growth of 21% – the highest of all James Fisher divisions – mainly powered by activities in the UK offshore wind market.
E.ON saw an EUR 31 million increase in sales at its Renewables segment in the first half of 2018, mostly influenced by higher output due to the commissioning of new offshore and onshore wind farms.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
At the beginning of April, Seaway Heavy Lifting's vessel Oleg Strashnov will install the 4,000-tonne Arkona topside onto its jacket foundation.
With the first days of April, Vineyard Wind will commence geophysical surveys at its offshore wind lease area, and between the lease area and Cape Cod.
The Netherlands will reveal the winner of the permit to build and operate the Borssele V Innovation Site by the end of April.
The government of India plans to release an offshore wind development plan for the country in late April 2018, participants at a recently held stakeholder consultation event have heard.
SSE informed that it expects its 2017/2018 capital and investment expenditure to be around GBP 1.6 billion, instead of previously anticipated GBP 1.7 billion. From 1 April to 31 December 2017, SSE's capital spend totalled GBP 1.1 billion and has included, among other things, around GBP 355 million investment in on- and offshore wind.
Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), SSE and the partners to the Beatrice offshore wind project, JCE Offshore, have provided a financial package that will make sure BiFab completes its Beatrice contract, while the Scottish Government continues working with the company and the involved trade unions to find a way to keep the manufacturing sites busy after the Beatrice work is done.
Spanish energy company Iberdrola is actively preparing to participate in the next round of offshore wind auctions in Germany scheduled for April 2018.
The UK launched the second Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction on 3 April, the same day the deadline was set for developers to place bids at Germany's first competitive offshore wind tender. This month is significant for offshore wind in France as well, as the selection phase of the country's new competitive dialogue tendering process will begin.
Swiss utility Elektrizitätswerk der Stadt Zürich (ewz), together with its compatriot Fontavis, today signed an agreement to invest in German Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) offshore wind farm by acquiring 24.5% stake in the EUR 800 million project.
GE Renewable Energy has appointed Duncan Berry as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LM Wind Power. Berry will succeed Marc de Jong, LM Wind Power's CEO since June 2015, who will leave the company at the end of April 2018.
MHI Vestas has awarded Boston Energy with three Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Statutory Inspection contracts in the UK, commencing in early April 2018.