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20 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Rotech Subsea Ltd. has secured contracts with Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles for work on an undisclosed offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Rotech will use its TRS1 and TRS1 LD tools for cable de-burial and reburial scopes on an offshore wind project in the southern sector of the North Sea. The campaigns are set to […]

19 June 2019 Business & Finance

The UK Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on offshore wind. Under the MoU signed in Aberdeen, the two parties agreed to cooperate on offshore wind supply chain project activities. "We work extensively with supply chain companies and especially those diversifying from oil […]

18 June 2019 Grid Connection

Prysmian Group has secured a circa EUR 140 million contract by TenneT to provide cables for the DolWin5 grid connection project in the German North Sea. Prysmian will supply, install and commission an HVDC 320 kV XLPE-insulated submarine and land power cable connection, with a 900MW transmission capacity, and the associated fiber optic cable system, including […]

18 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Ørsted has awarded Atos with a contract to supply critical communication solutions for two wind farms offshore Changhua County in Taiwan. Atos will provide solutions based on TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked radio) technology and will be responsible for the complete work, including engineering, design, installation, testing, commissioning and five-year maintenance. The solution will include a mobile radio […]

17 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

DHI and LICengineering have designed the scour protection systems for three Vattenfall's Danish offshore wind farms, which is expected to save 30% in installation costs. The companies provided the systems for the Vesterhav Syd and Nord nearshore wind farms and the Kriegers Flak offshore wind project, which together have 113 turbines producing a combined capacity of […]

14 June 2019 Business & Finance

U.S. coastal states must compete, but also cooperate, to develop an offshore wind industry that benefits everyone, according to a new report by the Business Network for Offshore Wind. The Leadership 100 report writes that the priority areas include the development of an industry road map, recommendations on advancing grid and transmission projects, and launching of a […]

13 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

France's minister for ecological transition, François de Rugy, will launch the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in Saint-Nazaire on Friday, 14 June. Minister de Rugy will launch the project at GE's Montoir de Bretagne factory accompanied by Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of EDF Group, and Hugh Bailey, General Manager of GE France. As reported last week, the Conseil […]

12 June 2019 Ports & Logistics

CS Wind has ordered three offshore wind tower production lines from the Denmark-based Blaaholm for its first manufacturing facility in Taiwan. According to CS Wind, the production lines will provide a high welding capacity on a defined production area and will be optimized for existing crane capacity and height. The factory is currently being established, with […]

12 June 2019 Training & Education

President and Managing Director of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Chris Hart has testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources calling for workforce development for the local offshore wind industry. The hearing, Building a 21st Century American Offshore Wind Workforce, focused on the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, which […]

12 June 2019 Business & Finance

C-Ventus Offshore Windfarm Services BV has merged with 4SEAS BV to jointly service the offshore wind industry. The merger, concluded on 3 June, will see all 4SEAS personnel and activities, including ongoing projects and opportunity pipeline, handled by the new company which will trade under the C-Ventus name. “Since 4SEAS main focus appeared to be the […]

12 June 2019 Vessels

Hamburg-based SAL Heavy Lift has installed a Fly-Jib crane boom extension on MV Lone which will be used on an offshore wind project in Taiwan. The Fly-Jib extends the crane hook to the height of some 70 metres and can be installed to each of the main crane booms of SAL’s Type 183 vessels. With a greater […]

11 June 2019 Vessels

The UK-based Chartwell Marine has won a contract to design a low-emission hybrid catamaran to be deployed in New England, the U.S. According to Chartwell, the vessel order comes as new industries such as offshore wind emerge in the U.S. and next-generation hybrid crafts are necessary for operators to begin to adapt to stringent emissions regulations. The 65ft […]

7 June 2019 Business & Finance

Xodus Group and Leidos have joined forces in an alliance dedicated to the offshore wind industry in North America. The partnership is expected to leverage Leidos' renewable capabilities with Xodus' experience in European offshore wind projects, Xodus said. “Our alliance with Leidos brings owners and lenders a truly consolidated service in the development of offshore […]

7 June 2019 Ports & Logistics

DEME Offshore has selected Global Energy Group to provide the Port of Nigg as a staging port for the Moray East offshore wind farm. Under the contract, the Port of Nigg will be used for receiving the completed turbine jacket foundations destined for the 950MW project. “Using Nigg for jackets complements our previous announcement of the Port […]

7 June 2019 Business & Finance

The German Buss Offshore Solutions and French logistics services provider IDEA Groupe have officially entered into a joint venture dedicated to the offshore wind market in France. The news follows the signing of a declaration of intent for establishing the Buss IDEA Offshore joint venture which took place in September last year. Buss IDEA Offshore will be […]

6 June 2019 Ports & Logistics

Commercial Development Company (CDC) has entered into a port operations agreement with Patriot Stevedoring + Logistics for the Brayton Point Commerce Center in Massachusetts, U.S. The agreement is said to further build on CDC's plan to transform the former Brayton Point coal-fired power plant into a logistics port, manufacturing hub and support center for offshore wind. Patriot, a joint venture […]

6 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

WIND has secured a contract by Ørsted for the storage and onshore handling of inter-array cables and accessories at its site in Velsen, the Netherlands. The 20-year framework agreement includes all of Ørsted's current and future offshore wind farms in Europe. The inter-array cables and accessories will be centralized from their current various storage locations in Europe to […]

5 June 2019

The U.S. Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) has formed the OMSA Wind Committee said to be dedicated to supporting the local offshore wind industry and the Jones Act. The OMSA Board of Directors unanimously adopted the resolution to create the committee and charged it with making recommendations on strategies and initiatives that increase U.S. maritime industry involvement in […]

5 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has won a client representative contract for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. SMC will provide client representative services across a range of installation scopes, including cable, foundation and turbine installation. "We have been working with FOWI for a number of weeks now, delivering full-scope Marine Coordination services, […]

4 June 2019 Business & Finance

SeaRoc Group has established a partnership with the French Valemo for the offshore wind sector in France. According to SeaRoc Managing Director Steve Pears, the partnership will allow bringing the company's experience to the French offshore wind sector with the launch of the SeaPlanner software. “Our Strategic Alliance Program has already offered the benefits of […]

3 June 2019 Industry Contribution

Home of energy transition Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) is where the energy transition takes place. It is Europe’s leading gathering of the entire offshore energy industry and your opportunity to network with highly qualified experts and professionals across global markets – 7, 8 and 9 October in Amsterdam. Offshore Energy is the place […]

3 June 2019 Authorities

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is calling on electric distribution companies to proceed with an additional 1,600MW of offshore wind solicitations in the state. The call follows the results from an offshore wind study which investigated the necessity, benefits and costs of requiring the electric distribution companies to conduct additional solicitations of up to 1,6GW. The […]

31 May 2019 Grid Connection

The New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) is seeking public comment on a proposed electric transmission line which would connect the South Fork offshore wind farm to the state's grid. Deepwater Wind South Fork, LLC, a subsidiary of Ørsted, is seeking authorization to install an approximately 3.5 mile submarine export cable from the New York State […]

29 May 2019 Grid Connection

The installation of inter-array cables at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan is scheduled to begin in June. Jan De Nul's cable laying vessel Willem de Vlamingh will carry out the installation of 20 cables at the project site from 1 June to 30 September. The Luxembourg-based company is in charge of the design, procurement and […]

29 May 2019 Grid Connection

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and President of France Emmanuel Macron have submitted a joint request to the European Commission seeking financial support for the Celtic Interconnector electricity link between Ireland and France. The Taoiseach and President Macron have co-signed a letter before the European Council meeting in Brussels, requesting Jean-Claude Juncker’s support for […]

29 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is opening the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round today, 29 May. The third CfD round has attracted offshore wind bids with a combined capacity of 8.4GW from major developers such as SSE, Equinor, Scottish Power, innogy, and Red Rock Power Ltd. A total of […]