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  • 17 January 2011

    During the coldest December in Britain since 1910, the isle’s 3,000-plus wind turbines generated almost no electricity despite the increased… (pittsburghlive) [mappress] Source: pittsburghlive, January 17, 2011

  • 6 September 2010
    Grid Connection

    Despite a buoyant European offshore wind market, offshore construction & installation contractors that fall short of budget and technology challenges risk falling by the wayside. Utility scale developers at the forefront will be seeking out only companies capable of providing and meeting the necessary challenges imposed on the industry today. With a total of 2,396 […]

  • 3 June 2010
    R&D

    Just recently some brand new, more reliable wind turbine technology was unveiled. This wind turbine, which is still in the first stage of… [mappress] Source: electric, June 03, 2010;

  • 7 April 2010
    Grid Connection

    But there may be a way to ensure a steady supply of wind, according to a new study in the April 5 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The key? Sea breezes (and a lot of expensive wiring).

  • 15 March 2010
    Grid Connection

    Elia System Operator (Elia), the Belgian transmission system operator (TSO), and Industry Funds Management (IFM), one of the largest global infrastructure investment managers, announced on 12 March the signing of an agreement under which they will acquire the German regional transmission system operator 50Hertz Transmission GmbH (50Hertz) from Vattenfall Europe AG, Germany’s third largest electricity […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Boluda France and HST Marine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture company providing crew transfer services to the offshore wind market in France. The UK-based HST owns and operates seven crew transfer vessels and has so far carried out over 50,000 technician transfers to offshore structures across the European […]

  • 7 January 2021

    As a Senior Design Engineer, you will work on the engineering for the preparation and execution of our offshore wind and coastal projects. You will manage and coordinate the different cable design interfaces, trenching, electrical and mechanical scopes for both tenders and projects and will also be involved in landfall design. Because of the wide […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) has signed a contract with Ørsted for seven crew transfer vessels (CTVs) which will support offshore wind farm operations from the developer’s UK West Coast Hub. Under the three-year agreement, the CTVs will operate on Walney, Walney Extension, West of Duddon Sands, Barrow, Burbo Bank and Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Vessels

    Dominion Energy has laid the keel for the first Jones Act compliant installation vessel for the U.S. offshore wind sector. The vessel, designed by GustoMSC, is being constructed by Keppel AmFELS at its Brownsville, Texas shipyard. It will base operations out of Hampton Roads in Virginia and is expected to be available to support turbine […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Mayflower Wind Energy LLC has selected Burns & McDonnell to carry out Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of the onshore substation and onshore cable system for the Mayflower Wind project off Massachusetts, US. Burns & McDonnell will also provide market engagement support for the project. Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell and Ocean Winds, […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    The newly established AquaVentus association has presented a project to install 10 GW of offshore wind capacity in the German North Sea for the production of green hydrogen. 27 companies, research institutions, and organizations are part of the AquaVentus association. These include RWE, Shell, Siemens Gamesa, MHI Vestas, Parkwind, Vattenfall, and Northland Power. The wind […]

  • 8 December 2020
    Vessels

    Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with the Hamburg-based Opus Marine for the delivery of a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710. The vessel, to be named Allegro, will serve the offshore wind industry in the German section of the North Sea. Damen will deliver the vessel to Opus Marine in March 2021. The relative […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a Request for Information (RFI) process regarding the research needs for integration of large-scale offshore wind energy generation into the transmission grid. The purpose of the RFI, issued by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), is to solicit input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and the […]

  • 1 December 2020

    We bring you the ten most-read articles on the OffshoreWIND.biz site for the month of November 2020. Two-Turbine Floater Prototype Breezes Through Tests in Baltic Sea The scaled-down version of the Nezzy² floating wind turbine, a two-turbine floating wind platform, completed its two-month tests in the Bay of Greifswald in the Baltic Sea and has […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    MHI Vestas has chosen Siemens Energy’s low-loss 66 kV distribution transformers for the 114 wind turbines that will make up the Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland. The fluid immersed distribution transformers, for which Siemens Energy said were designed to meet high efficiency requirements, will transform the low voltage of produced electricity to the medium […]

  • 30 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    Italian offshore specialist Saipem and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) have signed an agreement to collaborate on the HEXAFLOAT floating wind foundation project. The HEXAFLOAT floating pendulum concept, patented by Saipem, is currently undergoing validation. The CNR research project will include the evaluation of the concept via the development of appropriate numerical models, a model […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The government of Australia’s state of Victoria is pouring the first AUD 108 million (around EUR 67 million) from its clean energy 2020/21 budget into the first steps toward bringing new renewable energy and hydrogen projects, such as the country’s first offshore wind farm, to realisation. The funds will support research, start-ups and innovation, and […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Fast Crew Supplier 1204 to Total Offshore B.V. Total Offshore will use the crew transfer vessel (CTV), named Swift, to transport offshore personnel to wind farms in the North Sea. Damen and Total Offshore signed the contract in early October. The FCS 1204 was ready for delivery just over […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    South Korean cable manufacturer LS Cable & System has entered into a five-year framework agreement with Ørsted for the opportunity to supply high voltage export cables for offshore wind farms. Roe-hyun Myung, President & CEO of LS C&S, said: “The trend of investing in renewable energy will continue, even under the current COVID_19-situation. We are […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    NHC Northern Helicopter has secured a contract with RWE for offshore air rescue services at the Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in Germany. The two-year contract includes the provision of emergency medical care with a rescue helicopter and the offshore emergency control center. With this new contract, RWE bundles offshore air rescue for both of […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has invited the offshore wind sector to sign up to a world-first data collection platform that aims to vastly reduce subsea cable failures. ELECTRODE will track cable failure trends and service downtime, as well as the effectiveness of current methods of monitoring, detection and response. Subsea cable failures account […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Denmark’s Bladt Industries A/S and the US-based Burns & McDonnell have formed a strategic alliance to provide steel and other offshore wind components along the Eastern Seaboard, USA. Under the alliance, Bladt and Burns & McDonnell plan to source, fabricate, produce and assemble steel, concrete and electrical components for individual US offshore wind projects. Burns […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The EU Commission has exempted the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution project from the current regulation which stipulates that at least 70 per cent of the interconnector capacity between European countries must be made available for cross-border electricity trading. The exemption is initially limited to ten years and includes an extension option that limits the […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Danish transmission system operator Energinet has selected EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions SL to deploy a floating LiDAR buoy in the Hesselø offshore wind farm area. The floating LiDAR buoy will measure twelve months of wind speed and direction at the site located in Kattegatt more than 30 kilometers north of the coast of Zealand (Sealand). […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Environment

    Eighteen offshore wind companies, transmission system operators and environmental NGOs have launched a new coalition dedicated to ensuring that Europe delivers its planned expansion of offshore wind energy while preserving nature and marine ecosystems. The aim of the Offshore Energy and Nature Coalition is to help the EU and national governments reach their climate goals […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Technology

    GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype has received a full type certificate from DNV GL. This full type certification, which follows a provisional type certification announced in June, provides independent verification that the new turbines will operate safely, reliably, and according to design specifications, the turbine maker said. The process of certifying the Haliade-X […]