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  • 18 May 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Five people were injured in an accident onboard the installation vessel Seaway Strashnov during the installation of foundations at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. The accident occurred overnight on 8 May, a spokesperson for the Triton Knoll project told Offshore WIND. All of the five injured persons were airlifted to hospital for assessment and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 August 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has signed a contract for transport and installation of foundations for the Dogger Bank A offshore wind farm, after being chosen as the preferred supplier for the work in 2019. The contract is subject to the project’s final investment decision, according to OHT, which expects a contract for the second phase, […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The EU Commission has opened a four-week public consultation on draft rules to establish a new EU financing mechanism to support renewable energy projects. The new mechanism opens a possibility for the member states to collectively benefit from renewables projects funded through tenders using an EU-wide financing mechanism. The mechanism enables “contributing” member states to […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Geoquip Marine’s vessel Geoquip Saentis has arrived at Vineyard Wind’s 501 North Federal Lease Area offshore Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts to start a geotechnical survey campaign. The site will be the eventual location of the 804 MW Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm. Using two separate vessels, Geoquip Marine will gather information on the ground conditions […]

  • 1 April 2020
    Industry Contribution

    by Dario Mulazzani, Davi Product specialist Heavy duty and Wind department. The COVID-19 outbreak is becoming a global stress test. As the number of people infected with the virus continues to rise around the world, uncertainties about global economic growth increase. As an example, China hosted the first outbreak and, after more than 1 month […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul has loaded the first jacket foundations built in South Korea for the 109.2 MW Taiwan Power Company Offshore Windfarm Phase 1 Project. Jan De Nul will transport a total of 21 four-legged jacket foundations from Samkang’s fabrication yard in South Korea to the installation site offshore Taiwan in the coming weeks. The […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Connecticut’s utilities Eversource Energy and United Illuminating have filed with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) executed power purchase agreements for the 804 MW Park City Wind Project developed by Vineyard Wind. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) selected the Park City Wind project in December 2019 to advance to contract negotiations […]

  • 28 April 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The first pin piles fabricated in South Korea for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Windfarm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration have been loaded out for transport to Taiwan. As previously reported, Edgen Murray, in collaboration with South Korea’s SeAH, completed the manufacturing of 80 pin piles for the project, also known as Changhua Phase 1, […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Global Offshore has completed the first phase of work at Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm site utilising the new multi-function pre-lay plough. Mobilised on the Havila Jupiter, the PLP240 began boulder clearance on the site in the Danish Baltic Sea in April, following testing on a directly comparable set of seabed conditions close by. […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Vessels

    Dubai-based Drydocks World has held a steel-cutting ceremony to mark the start of production on the Bokalift 2 conversion project for Boskalis B.V. Drydocks World will convert a drillship YAN into the offshore installation vessel Bokalift 2. This vessel is designed to carry out offshore operations for wind farm installations in Taiwan. The conversion scope […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) closed the application period for the Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone tender on 30 April. Several developers have applied for a permit to build and operate an offshore wind farm in the zone without a government subsidy. RVO will now assess the applications and announce the winner of the […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Danish offshore support specialist Esvagt has contributed to an economic rescue package for the Havyard shipyard, the builder of the company’s next three Service Operation Vessels (SOVs), and has accepted a delay in delivery. The delay in the delivery was caused by the Norwegian shipbuilder experiencing ”financial whirlwinds” , Esvagt said. Offshore WIND reached out […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Capital expenditure (CAPEX) on offshore wind is expected to surpass upstream oil & gas spending in Europe in 2022, according to Rystad Energy. The oil market collapse caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is set to delay several oil and gas developments in Western Europe, putting capital expenditure in the offshore sector on a continued downwards […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Equinor is preparing to begin its public consultations with Norfolk communities on its proposed wind farm extension projects planned to be built adjacent to the company’s existing offshore wind farms off the North Norfolk coast. The existing Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon offshore wind farms provide renewable electricity for 750,000 UK homes, Equinor said. The Sheringham […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has turned down a USD 32 million takeover offer from Seafox International saying that the offer ”fundamentally undervalues GMS”. As reported earlier, Seafox submitted an unsolicited and non-binding possible cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of GMS by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seafox, […]

  • 3 August 2020

    We bring you the ten most-read articles on OffshoreWIND.biz for the month of July 2020. Blade Crashes Into Apollo’s Gangway Offshore Belgium A blade from one of SeaMade’s wind turbines collided with the gangway on DEME Group’s jack-up Apollo at the beginning of July, after which the gangway detached from the vessel and fell into the […]

  • 27 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Principle Power has secured an investment of over USD 22 million from Tokyo Gas to fund the company’s growth strategy and the continued commercialization of its floating wind technology. In addition, the accompanying Cooperation Agreement signed by Principle Power and Tokyo Gas sets a foundation for creating commercial-scale deployment opportunities for Principle Power’s WindFloat® technology […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    A consortium including three of the largest Danish pension and energy companies is ready to finance and operate the recently approved energy island in the Danish North Sea. Earlier this week, the Danish parliament approved a new Climate Action Plan which calls for the development of two energy islands, one in the North Sea and […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

    The State of New York has announced its second offshore wind solicitation, seeking up to 2,500 MW of projects. The solicitation includes a multi-port strategy and requirement for offshore wind generators to partner with any of the eleven prequalified New York ports to stage, construct, manufacture key components, or coordinate operations and maintenance activities. Funding […]

  • 16 May 2012

    South Boats Special Projects Ltd. announce the launch and commissioning of its 60th offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Offshore Wandelaar’. The vessel is the first of two South Catamaran 19m WFSV designs to be delivered to Offshore Wind Services BV, ahead of its sister ship ‘Offshore West Hinder’ which can be seen at Seawork […]

  • 2 August 2011
    Business & Finance, R&D

      The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) today published its scenarios for onshore and offshore wind power deployment in the EU, ahead of the European Commission’s Energy Roadmap 2050, due to be published later this year. “Wind energy will more than triple its power output by 2020 with 194 billion Euros invested in European onshore […]

  • 19 August 2011

    A NORTH Yorkshire company that has become a world leader in offshore wind turbine installation is continuing to power the future with the… By Rachel Covill (thebusinessdesk) [mappress] Source: thebusinessdesk, August 19, 2011;

  • 28 March 2011

    In February 2010 Seajacks entered into a contract with GustoMSC to provide the Basic Design Package for two purpose built wind farm installation vessels. In June 2010 Seajacks entered into a contract with Lamprell shipyard to build these new vessels and Seajacks will take delivery of the first new-build, Seajacks Zaratan, in May 2012, and […]