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Lamprell, the company in charge of fabrication of 60 jacket foundations and their accompanying piles for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, will book approximately USD 80 million (approx. EUR 64 million) in losses related to project in its 2017 financial results, to be released in March.
Seawind has signed an agreement with wind farm and solar park operator WRE Hellas to develop small scale offshore wind farms in the Greek Aegan Sea.
A few years after the sale of its offshore wind activities, the Netherlands-based construction company Ballast Nedam is re-entering the wind energy market with Ballast Nedam Renewables.
GeoSea has been awarded a preferred supplier contract for the transportation and installation of 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. The works are expected to start in the first quarter of 2021.
Following media reports from April saying ASM Industries (ASMI) had been planning to boost its involvement in the offshore wind sector and had pinpointed the port of Aveiro as a location for its new plant, the Portuguese company confirmed to Offshore WIND that it had decided to invest in the new facility, specialised in bigger products – mostly for offshore application.
Van Oord Sustainable EPC and marine contractor Climate change and the need to reduce CO2 emissions are drivers for the rising demand of renewable energy sources. With proven experience and an impressive 15-year track record, Van Oord is leading the way in the energy transition towards renewable energy by constructing offshore wind projects. With our innovative solutions, we contribute significantly to making wind energy more competitive. […]
Belgium's DEME Group is recruiting more than 200 new employees in 2017 to meet the demand driven by the growth in offshore wind energy.
Offshore wind development is doing well in the Netherlands. Coastal waters surrounding the country will see 3.450MW installed up to 2023 as defined in the Energy Agreement. Now is the time to ask: what will happen next?
Sif Group reported a revenue of EUR 400.3 million for 2016, a 24.6% increase from EUR 321.3 million in 2015, with the company's net earnings rising by 5% from EUR 35.6 million in 2015 to EUR 37.4 million last year. The company's net debt also increased, but mainly due to building new facilities that will lead to Sif having a production capacity of 300 Ktons per year.
Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric has partnered with Ideol to develop floating offshore wind energy projects in Irish waters using Ideol’s Damping Pool technology.
The Netherlands Opens Door to More Offshore Wind by 2023 The House of Representatives of the Netherlands has voted in favour of carrying out further research to determine if new offshore wind zones can be added to increase the country’s target of having a total of 4.45GW of offshore wind generation capacity commissioned by 2023. […]
What can be done to achieve lower costs? Which technology is required and where can companies and industries collaborate? Offshore WIND spoke to ECN’s expert in wind energy Peter Eecen on new insights that follow from ECN’s work within FLOW, the Far and Large Offshore Wind collaborative research programme.
Marine renewables developer Atlantis Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French floating foundations designer Ideol to collaborate on a floating wind project off the UK. The collaboration will seek to initiate the development of a floating offshore wind project of up to 1.5 GW, with a pre-commercial phase of up to 100MW […]
Rentel NV has placed an order with Siemens for the 309MW Rentel wind project. The contract includes the supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of 42 SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines and marks the first order of Siemens offshore wind turbines in Belgium. In April, Rentel NV and Siemens signed a contract for the supply and maintenance of 42 offshore wind […]
Since the last time we looked at the status of Germany's offshore wind industry only two years ago in July 2014, the number of operational offshore wind turbines has jumped from just 141 capable of producing 616MW to 835 grid connected turbines capable of 3,552MW in July 2016 and another 54 installed turbines not yet […]
The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has approved two more floating wind pilot projects as part of the country’s call for tenders for the development of floating wind launched in August 2015. One of the two new winners of the call for pilot floating farm projects is EDF Energies Nouvelles with their 24MW project […]
Liverpool-based Complete Training Solutions (CTS) has signed a partnership agreement with the renewable energy training academy at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, North Wales. The Welsh academy works in partnership with RWE, training apprentices who later go on to work on the company's offshore projects. CTS and the academy have been in discussions for just under two years to […]
Eric Finé, Business Development Manager at Smulders and one of the speakers at the “Supply chain in detail” session at the Offshore WIND Conference, has given his insight into the matters revolving around the offshore wind sector from the standpoint of an industry player focused on offshore wind farm substructures. Smulders is looking to capitalize […]
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the release of the New York State Offshore Wind Blueprint that creates a framework for the development of wind energy generation off the coast of New York through a comprehensive Offshore Wind Master Plan. The Blueprint has been developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of the […]
A total of $1.25 million will be invested in the Port of Davisville to expand the capacity for additional automobiles, project cargo, and offshore wind components. The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award a new $625,000 federal grant for the expansion, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC). The funding will help pave […]
DNV GL Americas has entered into a contract with Phu Cuong Group (PCG) to deliver a feasibility study for a USD 435 million, 170MW Phu Cuong 1 nearshore wind farm project, the first in PCG’s planned series of similar projects along Vietnam’s southern coastline in Soc Trang province. PCG, a private firm majoring in real estate development […]
DONG Energy has announced the results of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) through which 17.4% of the company's shares have been allocated to more than 36,000 new investors at the final offer price of DKK 235 (EUR 31.6), leading to a market capitalisation of the company of DKK 98.2 billion (EUR 13.2 bn). The admission to trading and official listing of […]
Floating wind technology developer Principle Power has joined the World Ocean Council (WOC), the global, multi-industry alliance on “corporate ocean responsibility.” Principle Power CEO, Joao Metelo, said: “Principle Power believes that WOC provides a unique, international multi-sectoral ocean industry forum that is important to the growth of our company and the offshore wind energy sector overall. For […]
Danish engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll has won a contract to design the 400MW Binhai North Phase 2 offshore wind farm in the Jiangsu province, China, developed and owned by the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC). The contract makes Ramboll the first non-domestic company to design an offshore wind farm in China. Valued at more than EUR 4 million, the contract […]
The construction of the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands has reached an important milestone after the farm's first wind turbines started producing electricity and feeding it into the grid. Following the construction of the electric infrastructure last year and the installation of the turbine foundations, contractors Siemens and Van Oord installed […]
C-bed Floating Hotel’s advanced Service Operation Vessel (SOV), MS Wind Innovation, has successfully completed all offshore testing and is now ready to engage in the commissioning phase of the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of The Netherlands. The last stage of testing equipment and systems took place offshore the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, […]