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30 May 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

German offshore wind developer wpd has selected Van Oord as preferred contractor for the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.

21 May 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Vessels

Global Maritime and Unisea have won a five-year contract to provide dynamic positioning (DP) assurance software solutions to SolstadFarstad's fleet of offshore service and supply vessels, which the Norwegian vessel provider is also using in the offshore wind sector.

7 May 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

Denmark-based Global Wind Service (GWS) has acquired all offshore and blade activities from the bankrupt compatriot Total Wind A/S.

2 May 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Seajacks has won a contract from Siemens Gamesa to install 20 6MW turbines at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

23 April 2018 Business & Finance

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy came in first on the world's top wind turbine manufacturers list in 2017 and overtook the spot Vestas had been holding, according to the latest report from GlobalData. At the end of the last year, Siemens Gamesa had 9.43GW of installed wind turbines, while Vestas held 7.52GW, accounting for 18% and 14.3% market share, respectively. 

30 March 2018 Business & Finance, Vessels

US-based liftboat specialist Falcon Global LLC and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS have reached a cooperation agreement to exclusively contribute vessels and marine/installation crews and operate a full spread of offshore wind installation and feeder vessels for the US offshore wind market.

15 March 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

DNV GL has appointed Peter Brun as Global Offshore Wind Segment Leader. At the new position, Brun will be responsible for alliance building, stakeholder management and promoting offshore wind development. Brun held the role of Vice Chairman at WindEurope (former EWEA) and Global Wind Energy Council between 2009 and 2013, and was the Chairman of the Danish […]

30 January 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

GE Renewable Energy has selected Global Wind Service (GWS) as a primary partner for the commissioning and completion scope for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

24 January 2018 Training & Education

In a year since its launch, close to 1,500 APQP4Wind manuals has been distributed and over 450 APQP4Wind training courses held worldwide, with more training courses planned in the USA, China, Spain, Turkey, Denmark and possibly India in 2018.

23 January 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Technology

Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH has awarded Heli Service International with a contract to carry out helicopter services to and from the 400MW Global Tech I offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

5 January 2018 Business & Finance

On 4 January, Global Wind Service (GWS) celebrated ten years since it was founded. The company, now employing 600 people, worked on over 300 projects in 35 countries and has local business units in ten countries.

20 December 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

GE Renewable Energy has contracted Global Wind Service (GWS) for the offshore installation scope on the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm located in the German North Sea.

18 December 2017 Business & Finance, R&D

Atlas Professionals has officially acquired Programmed Marine offices in Houston, Aberdeen, Dubai and Singapore, while the joint venture in Australia and New Zealand will remain as Programmed Marine.

5 December 2017 Business & Finance

According to a report at Zion Market Research, global offshore wind energy market size was valued at USD 20.3 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 57.2 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 16.2% between 2017 and 2022. 

1 December 2017 Business & Finance, R&D

Global Marine Group (GMG) has completed the acquisition of Fugro's trenching and cable lay services business.

30 November 2017 Business & Finance, Vessels

Global Renewables Shipbrokers (GRS), a Germany-based shipbroker for offshore tonnage in renewable energy, has opened an office in Atlanta, Georgia, the U.S. 

21 November 2017 Business & Finance

MAKE has upgraded its ten-year global wind outlook citing innovation and advancements in cost-out measures in offshore wind as main drivers behind the upgrade.

12 October 2017 Business & Finance, Vessels

Global Marine Group is set to acquire Fugro’s trenching and cable laying business after the two companies signed an agreement under which Fugro will, in return, get an equity stake of 23.6% in Global Marine Holdings.

25 September 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

German law firm Kapellmann und Partner Rechtsanwälte, on behalf of Gobal Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH, has invited helicopter services providers to tender for the transport of passengers and cargo to and from the 400MW offshore wind farm.

21 September 2017 Business & Finance

Advisian, the consulting arm of Worley Parsons, has announced plans to scale its business significantly within the next five years and has appointed Tony Frenchman as its Global Director for New Energy.

8 September 2017 Business & Finance

UK-based Global Maritime has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a number of Taiwanese organisations to develop closer cooperation on offshore wind technologies including marine warranty surveys, inspections and testing services.

1 September 2017 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

Chelmsford-headquartered offshore engineering services provider Global Marine Group (GMG) has expanded its operations base in the United Kingdom to include the Port of Blyth, Northumberland.

8 August 2017 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy has entered into an agreement to sell 50% of the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm project to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for a total consideration of approximately EUR 1.17 billion.

21 June 2017 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

The global wind operations and maintenance (O&M) market is set to grow from just over USD 13.7 billion in 2016 to around USD 27.4 billion by 2025, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.0%, according to GlobalData.

19 June 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa contracted Global Wind Service Benelux (GWS) to support with the first service campaign on Gemini offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.

30 May 2017