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20 December 2018

Watch the Expertise Hub video to find out more about what Jan de Nul is preparing for the future in renewable energy and next-generation turbines.

3 December 2018

“Bringing floating substations to commercial feasibility and utilizing serialization, industrialization and innovation to reduce the cost of floating wind”, said Ole Stobbe, Business Development Manager Northern Europe at Ideol, while speaking about what the company aims to do with a grant it recently received.

28 November 2018

Bourbon Subsea Services has shared a video showing the installation of the first turbine at the 50MW Kincardine offshore wind farm in Scotland.

15 November 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

France’s Minister of Ecology François de Rugy has signed the letters approving re-negotiated feed-in-tariffs for six offshore wind projects selected in the country’s first two tendering rounds.

15 November 2018 Wind Farm Update

Archaeologists working for Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group developing Norfolk’s largest offshore wind farms, have recovered evidence in the North Sea which is hoped will tell a more detailed story of ‘Doggerland’, the submerged landscape which was flooded more than 8,000 years ago.

7 November 2018 Grid Connection

Belgian utility Elia has shared a video showing the installation of the jacket foundation for the Offshore Switchyard Platform (OSY) in the Belgian North Sea.

1 November 2018

Becoming a leading player in the offshore energy arena means supporting oil and gas, offshore wind, and the emerging marine energy market says Rob Boer, Managing Director at Acta Marine.

18 October 2018

The main driver behind the forecast that wind energy will become the largest power source in the European Union well before 2030 is the EU’s decision to raise the 2030 renewable energy target to 32%, which has come as a result of the industry and government’s conclusions that the 27% target set in 2016 is not enough, given the progress made within the sector.

17 October 2018

As reported recently, the upcoming offshore wind tender in the Netherlands will also have a zero-subsidy round, just like the one before it. According to Hans Timmers, Chairman of the Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), the level of the electricity price, growing market and stable demand and supply make up the grounds for holding a subsidy-free tender. 

15 October 2018

Keeping pace with offshore wind is not only on top of the list for the supply chain that delivers its products and services to the fast-growing industry, but also for the sector in its entirety in terms of people working in it and the need for (more) offshore wind professionals. 

10 October 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Turkey’s Cemre Shipyard has shared a video showing the launch of Ørsted’s service operation vessel (SOV) Wind of Change.

5 October 2018

With wind energy to make up for around a third of global electricity production by 2050, there is a strong case for energy suppliers to be part of that energy landscape.

2 October 2018 Grid Connection

Baltic InteGrid, a project exploring the potential of meshed offshore grids in the Baltic Sea region, is in focus of the second video in the Horizons series, co-produced by DOB-Academy and Offshore WIND with an aim to cover offshore wind topics in an easily digestible way. 

14 September 2018 Wind Farm Update

The last of the 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines has been installed at the Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

7 August 2018 Grid Connection

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel Oleg Strashnov has installed the jacket foundation for TenneT’s Borssele Alpha offshore transformer station in the Dutch North Sea.

10 July 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

Offshore Transfer Devices Ltd has been awarded further funding from the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) that will support the commercialisation of the Tube Docking Device (TDD) access system. 

20 June 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

France has re-negotiated feed-in tariffs for six previously approved offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 3GW.

1 June 2018 R&D, Technology, Vessels

Heerema Marine Contractors and CAPE Holland have installed a Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) monopile at the site of Eneco’s Princess Amalia offshore wind farm (Prinses Amaliawindpark) by using a Vibro Lifting Tool from Heerema’s vessel Aegir.

16 May 2018 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall is currently installing eleven MHI Vestas wind turbines on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, including the two of the most powerful wind turbines in the world.

2 May 2018 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Osbit Ltd has recently delivered a height adjustable boat landing system to Gulf Marine Services’ self-elevating support vessel (SESV) GMS Endeavour currently deployed on Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One wind farm off Yorkshire. 

24 April 2018 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Norther N.V. has shared a video showing the transformers being lifted into the Offshore High Voltage Station (OHVS) for the Norther offshore wind farm located in the Belgian North Sea.