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  • 27 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    CWind Taiwan, part of Global Marine Group, has taken steps in line with guidelines recently issued by the Taiwanese government and its UK parent company to cope with the effects of the now global COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 27 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    96 percent of Europe’s wind turbine and component manufacturing factories continue to operate, WindEurope said. Currently, only seven wind energy manufacturing sites are closed, according to WindEurope. All of them are located in Spain and Italy, the countries with the strictest lockdown regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Spain the closed factories are […]

  • 17 April 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Scottish energy company SSE has engaged practiced emergency responses and has adapted working arrangements to ensure the safety of the staff working on the Beatrice offshore wind farm during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 584 MW Beatrice comprises 84 Siemens Gamesa 7 MW wind turbines which have been in operation for almost a year. The wind […]

  • 6 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affected Siemens Gamesa’s operations and commercial activity, leaving a EUR 56 million mark on the company’s profitability in its second quarter of the fiscal year 2020 (January–March). Siemens Gamesa adjusted its operations to employ COVID-19 health and safety measures, and applied new solutions to ensure operations continue. The latter included re-routing […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The deadline for the close of the examination period for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm has been pushed back to 12 October 2020. The UK Planning Inspectorate submitted a request to extend the examination period for the Norfolk Boreas development consent order (DCO) application to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Leading offshore wind developer Ørsted reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of DKK 6.8 billion (EUR 912 million) for the first quarter of 2020, a 33 percent increase compared to the same period the year before. Net profit amounted to DKK 3.3 billion and return on capital employed (ROCE) came in at 11 percent for the […]

  • 13 March 2020
    Vessels

    Those on board the Esvagt Mercator Service Operations Vessel (SOV) have been released from quarantine after the vessel’s 48-hour detainment in the Port of Oostende over concerns about some of the crew members showing symptoms of COVID-19 disease, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. “The SOV ’Esvagt Mercator’ has been in the port of Oostende for […]

  • 22 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa has withdrawn its financial guidance for the Financial Year 2020, citing the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic which is compounding challenges in India and Northern Europe as the reason. The wind turbine maker said that it cannot forecast or quantify with reasonable accuracy the full duration and financial magnitude of the impact […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch foundation manufacturer Sif has started the production of monopile foundations for the Akita-Noshiro and Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farms in Japan and France, respectively. According to the company’s latest trading update, the production started during the first quarter of 2020, when Sif also delivered monopiles and transition pieces to the Triton Knoll and Borssele 1, […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland is planning to officially launch the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects in spring as previously stated, despite COVID-19. Crown Estate Scotland emphasized it will ensure that any such launch fully adheres to the relevant government guidance on preventing the spread of the virus. “Clearly, we are aware that the […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Vessels

    Social distancing measures in response to the ongoing pandemic have taken their toll on offshore wind crew transfer. The industry is now seeking rapid solutions to increase physical separation of technicians on offshore crew transfer vessels (CTVs). According to ORE Catapult, the current COVID-19 situation has forced some operators to limit CTV operations to a […]

  • 4 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    DEME Offshore’s jack-up vessel Innovation has completed the installation of the 94 monopile foundations at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind project. The installation, which began in mid-January in the Dutch North Sea, was completed on time despite the COVID-19 crisis, DEME said. Sif provided 47 monopiles for the project and EEW SPC, the parent […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Grid Connection

    The launch of Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS) has been delayed until the end of August. Movement and travel restrictions currently in effect in Denmark, Sweden and Germany in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the CGS commissioning procedures, according to Danish Energinet. “As far as can be seen now, due to these […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has paused production at its blade factory at Alexandra Dock in Hull, UK, following the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent governmental recommendations.

  • 3 April 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Swedish energy company Vattenfall has decided not to participate in the tender for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, citing uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason. ”In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we have carefully evaluated our risk-reward balance against the remainder of our strong pipeline and the […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted’s construction projects are all progressing according to plans, the offshore wind developer reported on 25 March, referring to the current situation with the world fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 29 April 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted’s offshore wind development projects in the US are moving forward at a slower pace than originally expected, the company’s CEO and President Henrik Poulsen said. The delays are due to a combination of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) prolonged analysis of the cumulative impacts from the build-out of US offshore wind projects, […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Offshore Industry Group is urging the UK Government to exempt all offshore energy sector workers from the recently introduced 14-day quarantine restrictions. The group, comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA, is calling upon governments to recognize offshore energy sector workers as “key workers”. This allows regular crew movements during mobilization and demobilization and […]

  • 22 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Vestas will stop some of its projects with immediate effect and lay off around 400 employees.

  • 3 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind developer Parkwind has signed a contract with Steelwind for the fabrication of the monopile foundations for the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm. The contract was signed at Steelwind’s headquarters in Nordenham, Germany. This signature follows Parkwind’s recent order of the wind farm’s offshore substation at Bladt Industries. Under the contract, Steelwind will […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord plans to lay off approximately 500 employees globally due to COVID-19 impacts on the business. Van Oord stated that the coronavirus situation is having a major impact on the company as it is facing a decline in turnover and deterioration in results. The Rotterdam-headquartered company estimates a decrease of approximately 500 employees, of […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Construction of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm in Scotland is planned to begin this week after a pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Matthias Haag, NnG Project Director, construction of the project was paused in March and is now expected to continue after the latest government guidance on infrastructure projects […]

  • 21 April 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Heli Service International will provide a 12-passenger helicopter for isolation procedures at EWE’s offshore wind farms is Germany. EWE Offshore Service & Solutions (OSS) selected Heli Service on 16 April. The negotiations were held under an emergency procurement process and in addition to the tender closed in March. Last month, the helicopter service provider won […]

  • 23 April 2020
    R&D

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s centre in Blyth has resumed testing and validation activity after a pause of some ten days. ORE Catapult had suspended access to the Blyth site for approximately 10 days to implement COVID-19-related protocols and measures. During that time, engineering and analysis operations saw no interruption, according to a spokesperson […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Offshore’s jack-up Apollo has left the REBO terminal in Oostende loaded with the first set of turbine components to be installed on the 487 MW SeaMade wind farm offshore Belgium. Apollo arrived at the REBO heavy load terminal in the Port of Oostende on 14 June, after undergoing spudcan shoes extension at Damen Shiprepair […]

  • 27 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Risk management and compliance specialist Pentagon Assurance has won a contract to provide quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE) services in relation to subsea trenching work for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The project will see the South Shields firm providing QHSE advice and support safety, and reduce risk and costs associated with […]