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  • 23 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Crown Estate has updated the Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4 timeline due to the current COVID-19 situation. The Invitation to Tender (ITT) phase is now expected to open the week commencing 30 March, and the submission period has been extended by three weeks to afford bidders additional time to respond. The Crown Estate emphasized […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched a package of funding and business support activities worth GBP 2.1 million, aimed at boosting the UK offshore wind supply chain. The package includes two new funding calls and support activities for business transformation. For the funding calls, OWGP earmarked a total of GBP 600,000, while business […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Iberdrola will put its investments in 2020 on a fast track with an aim to surpass last year’s investment record and reach EUR 10 billion. This will lead to some 4.5 GW of new capacity currently under construction to be commissioned this year.

  • 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 […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Crown Estate has opened the Invitation to Tender (ITT) Stage 1 for the Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Crown Estate has extended the submission period, to afford bidders additional time to respond. This latest offshore wind leasing round kicked off in October last year with the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted’s Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm has delivered first power to the Dutch grid. According to the Danish company, the first Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbine began producing electricity on 28 April. “This is a big milestone for Borssele 1 & 2. Ørsted is doing its utmost to allow the construction of the […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The UK government has extended the comment period for the proposed amendments to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme due to the COVID-19 crisis. The consultation period was initially supposed to end on 22 May but has been extended to 29 May to give more time for sending responses. To remind, the UK recently proposed […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The first foundation at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm is now in place. Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen arrived at the project site off Denmark a few days ago to begin the installation work. The vessel will install a total of 72 monopile foundations, with the work expected to be completed in the […]

  • 20 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Geoquip AS has completed a geotechnical survey campaign at the Oriel offshore wind project in Ireland. The month-long campaign complements the geophysical survey completed by Alpha Marine in August last year. Data collected during these surveys contributes to the foundation design, as well as also the future wind farm layout. According to Parkwind, the outbreak […]

  • 30 July 2020
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa posted EUR 466 million net loss in the third quarter of FY 2020, attributed largely to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and challenges in the onshore segment. Between April and June, Siemens Gamesa recorded revenues of EUR 2.411 billion, an eight percent decline year-on-year. Siemens Gamesa’s performance in Q3 […]

  • 9 April 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South Wind Farm has unveiled three potential power transmission corridors for Australia’s first offshore wind farm.

  • 31 July 2020
    Technology

    The manufacturing of the PivotBuoy offshore wind floating platform has commenced in Santander, Spain. In March, X1 Wind and its partners completed and approved the design of the single point mooring system platform for floating wind turbines. After the design was approved, the manufacturing of the PivotBuoy and the floating platform started at DEGIMA facilities. […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Northwester 2 offshore wind farm is fully operational, with all 23 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines supplying power to the Belgian grid. Northwester 2 is the first to use the V164-9.5 MW turbines, the most powerful turbines to enter commercial operation to date, which now supply green energy via Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid (MOG). […]

  • 16 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The offshore wind industry will need 77,000 GWO-trained on-site workers to deliver forecast installations in six key emerging markets for offshore wind between 2020-2024, a new report has found. Published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Global Wind Organisation (GWO), Powering the Future: Global Offshore Wind Workforce Outlook 2020-2024 provides a qualitative analysis […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Training & Education

    Survivex has invested more than GBP 100,000 in new facilities and equipment to align its training centre in Aberdeen to the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) standards, and will start with the first GWO courses on 6 July. The company, focused mostly on offshore training in the oil & gas sector until now, said that with […]

  • 30 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 700 MW Borssele Beta high voltage offshore platform is ready for use, the Dutch offshore transmission system operator TenneT said. The platform connecting offshore wind farms Borssele III & IV, and Borssele V to the Dutch grid was completed within budget and on schedule, according to TenneT. Blauwwind, the developer of Borssele III & […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MMT has commenced geophysical surveys of the seabed at the Revolution Wind and South Fork offshore wind project sites off the U.S. East Coast, using the MV Deep Helder vessel from SeaMar. The Sweden-based offshore survey company awarded a six-month contract to SeaMar for the offshore support vessel Deep Helder, with the contract’s start date […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Modus Seabed Intervention has completed a high speed bathymetric and depth of burial survey of the inter-array cable routes at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm. The 160-turbine offshore wind farm, operated by innogy, comprises 161 inter-array cables totaling some 147 kilometres in length. To carry out the depth of burial survey at the wind […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Markus Tacke is stepping down as CEO of Siemens Gamesa, effective immediately. According to the company, the Board of Directors and Tacke mutually agreed to terminate the CEO contract. Andreas Nauen, who was head the company’s offshore activities, has been appointed the new chief with immediate effect. A new CEO for the offshore division is […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has postponed the statutory deadline for the decision on planning consent for the 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project to 1 July. Vattenfall is the developer of Norfolk Vanguard and the neighbouring 1.8 GW Norfolk Boreas project which also recently suffered a setback. Commenting […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Clir Renewables has optimized the performance of more than 1 GW of offshore wind assets in Europe by the end of the first quarter of 2020. According to Clir Renewables, this milestone follows 2019’s mammoth year of offshore wind construction, with 3 GW installed in Europe alone. The company explains that its artificial intelligence analyses […]

  • 10 April 2020
    Environment, Jobs & Recruitment

    Australian division of the environmental network Friends of the Earth said building renewable energy could be key to post-COVID recovery effort.

  • 30 June 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    Palfinger’s marine business secured an order for two jetty cranes, which have recently been installed in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, at the maintenance base for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm. While the wind farm is still under construction, Ørsted’s 2,100 sqm maintenance base has already commenced operations. The installation of the two PTM600 […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Training & Education

    Maersk Training and Babcock Marine Training have signed an agreement to develop a custom-built wind energy training facility in Paisley. The facility, where a wide range of Global Wind Organisation (GWO) accredited courses will be held, will feature a modular training unit from recycled and modified freight containers. According to Maersk Training, this approach offers […]

  • 27 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    James Fisher and Sons is making business moves to cushion the potential blow of the global pandemic crisis in the near future. The Group has taken steps to reduce costs, optimise cash flow, and to protect liquidity.