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  • 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 […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    EDS HV Group has completed the termination and testing of the export cables at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium. The first phase of the work was completed at the Mermaid concession 54 kilometers off the coast on behalf of Hellenic Cables. EDS HV said it had secured the contract prior to the coronavirus […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Authorities, Environment

    The latest Public Attitudes Tracker in the United Kingdom has shown 81 per cent of the public chooses offshore wind as one of the preferred renewable energy sources. Wave and tidal energy also bode well with 80 per cent, and 77 of surveyed people back onshore wind. Overall, 82 per cent people are in favour […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Innogy is planning to commence stakeholder and community consultations for the Dublin Array offshore wind project in Ireland early this autumn. The wind farm is currently in the development phase, and data gathering will continue until the summer to refresh the environmental reporting and project design, innogy said. Ecological surveys are also underway in the […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    DEME’s cable installation vessel Living Stone has started the inter-array cabling work at the SeaMade offshore wind farm.

  • 15 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul has completed the installation of MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines at the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm.

  • 1 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa has resumed production at its blade factory in Hull today (1 April), after pausing operations on 24 March.

  • 9 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul has begun the offshore installation activities at Taiwan Power Company’s Changhua Phase 1 offshore wind project in Taiwan. The company installed the first 12 pin piles out of 44 in the first phase of the work using Heerema Marine Contractors’ vessel Aegir. Forty more pin piles will be shipped from the fabrication […]

  • 31 July 2020
    Environment, R&D

    The Scottish government will over the summer release five reports aimed at further informing the relation between seabird population and offshore wind projects. The goal is to inform new guidance on seabird population analysis and map how sensitive certain populations can be to potential offshore wind locations. Two of the reports have already been released, […]

  • 9 April 2020

    DEME Group has chartered a floatel which will serve for pre-quarantine for the company’s crews working on offshore wind and dredging vessels.

  • 10 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    A group of Dutch companies and knowledge institutions have formed a public-private partnership that will focus on the offshore wind industry in the United States.

  • 28 April 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has wrapped up the preparation of ScotWind leasing documentation. The authority is now working with the Scottish Government to finalise and formally launch the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round. The ScotWind documentation includes the leasing launch pack and an engagement document for the proposed Supply Chain Development Statement (SCDS). The launch set […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has awarded ten local organizations around Liverpool Bay, the UK, with grants from the milestone tenth round of the Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund. This latest round takes the total number of projects supported to 126, with total funds awarded now standing at over GBP 1.1 million since the fund launched in May 2015. The […]

  • 14 July 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Technology

    The UK government will relax planning legislation to make it easier to construct large batteries to store renewable energy from solar and wind farms across the UK. The move could allow for over 100 large-scale batteries to be built across the UK, trebling the amount already in operation. Removing barriers for energy storage projects is […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Global recruitment company Atlas Professionals has opened an office in Taipei, Taiwan, which will predominantly focus on the expansion of offshore wind. Atlas’ established office in Singapore will be working in close cooperation with the branch, the company said. Renewables is an important and growing business line for Atlas Professionals, which currently sees 35% of […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Authorities, Environment

    The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has recommended the UK government to deliver plans to decarbonise the power system to reach an emissions intensity of 50 gCO₂/kWh by 2030, including at least 40 GW of offshore wind, with a clear timetable of regular auctions. In its Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament […]

  • 23 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has secured a contract to provide wind turbines and long-term operation and maintenance services for the 78 MW Hiep Thanh nearshore wind farm in Vietnam. The Hiep Thanh wind farm will be located between one and three kilometres off the coast of Tra Vinh Province. The wind farm will feature 18 units of […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Germany’s WAB, Greenpeace Energy and H2BX are calling for the special 2 GW offshore wind tender to be implemented quickly and that areas be put out to tender before the end of the year. In a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier, the parties claim that long-term framework […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has launched the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects. Investors and developers can now register interest in obtaining an option agreement with Crown Estate Scotland, which can then lead to the signing of leases for areas to be outlined as suitable in the Scottish Government’s Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy.   As part of […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    The UAE-based Lamprell plans to close its Sharjah facility after completing the portion of work on the Moray East offshore wind project currently carried out at the location. Lamprell already mothballed the Jebel Ali facility in January 2020. The Sharjah yard will close later this year. The Hamriyah yard, the company’s largest facility, will remain […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has begun working with Siemens Gamesa’s Offshore business unit on training approximately 6,000 employees in developing greater risk awareness to improve safety. The companies partnered to implement DuPont Risk Factor training, as well as group leadership coaching for 275 senior and middle management staff, and a number of Safety in Engineering […]

  • 10 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    PGE will close projects with unsatisfactory rate of return and especially those not directly related to its core business.

  • 26 March 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The first two turbine towers destined for the SeaMade offshore wind project have arrived at the Port of Ostend, Belgium. According to Otary, the first six tower parts arrived in Belgium on 24 March from the port of Aviles in Spain onboard the special purpose vessel Rotra Vente. Over the coming months, Rotra Vente and […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Environment, Jobs & Recruitment

    1,400 GW of offshore wind globally by 2050 is entirely achievable considering the resource potential, technology innovation, and government appetite to position offshore wind at the centre of the global energy transition, the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) said. OREAC estimates that offshore wind could provide around 24 million years of employment, defined as […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Hung Hua Construction (HHC) has transported the first batch of twelve pin piles for Taiwan Power Company’s Changhua Phase 1 offshore wind farm from South Korea to Taiwan, following an almost two-month delay in operations due to COVID-19 restrictions. The company, contracted by Jan De Nul for the transport of jacket foundations, loaded the pin […]

  • 17 July 2020
    Authorities, Environment

    The European Commission has published a Roadmap to the development and integration of offshore renewable energy by 2030 and 2050. As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission identified the importance of agreeing on a new approach for exploiting Europe’s offshore renewable energy potential in a sustainable and inclusive way. The revised Commission […]