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  • 1 June 2020

    Orion’s Heavy Lift Crane Collapses – Video A heavy-lift crane installed on the offshore installation vessel Orion has collapsed while undergoing load tests at the Liebherr construction yard in Rostock, Germany. Siemens Gamesa Cranks It Up to 15 MW with Offshore Behemoth Siemens Gamesa has launched a new SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct Drive wind […]

  • 2 January 2020

    We bring you the ten most-read articles on OffshoreWIND.biz for the month of December 2019. Turbines Wanted for 900MW German Offshore Wind Farm EnBW He Dreiht GmbH is seeking a turbine supplier for the 900MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Ming Yang Rolls Out First 10MW Turbine Nacelle China’s Ming […]

  • 2 December 2019

    We are bringing you a list of ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of November 2019. Japanese Trio Orders Big Wind Turbine Installer Penta-Ocean Construction, Kajima Corporation, and Yorigami Maritime Construction have agreed to jointly construct a wind farm installation vessel capable of installing foundations and turbines with a capacity of between […]

  • 5 November 2019

    We are bringing you a list of ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of October 2019. Swedish Armed Forces Shoots Down Vattenfall’s Offshore Wind Farm Project Swedish energy company Vattenfall and its partner Wallenstam have canceled the Taggen offshore wind project in Sweden after the Swedish Armed Forces said no to the […]

  • 2 January 2017

    As always, we bring you a list of the most read articles of the previous month. Since several news from December 2016 made it to our yearly overviews, also published today, they are omitted in this edition of Offshore WIND’s Highlights of the Month.  Shell to Buy All Egmond aan Zee OWF Power Shell Energy Europe has entered […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    EEW SPC Rolls Out World’s Heaviest Monopile The heaviest monopile ever produced for an offshore wind project left the production site of EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in Rostock on 2 March, and will be ready to be installed at the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm within the next few months. A2SEA Cuts to […]

  • 1 September 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    USA Just Got Its First Offshore Wind Farm “The Block Island Wind Farm is now fully constructed,” Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind’s CEO, informed via social media on 18 August. Bilfinger Exits Offshore Wind Foundations Business Germany’s VTC Group Munich has bought Bilfinger’s share in Bilfinger Mars Offshore, a Poland-based manufacturer of steel foundations for offshore […]

  • 5 May 2015

    DEME Joins MEG I Crew DEME Concessions has entered into a partnership with Nordsee Offshore MEG I GmbH to co-develop the MEG I offshore wind farm in the German North Sea last Thursday. Siem Offshore Contractors to Deliver Veja Mate’s Inner Array Grid Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Elisa Floats Self-Installing Offshore Wind Turbine Researchers gathered around the EU-funded Elisa Project have developed an offshore wind turbine system that can be completely pre-assembled and pre-commissioned in controlled harbour conditions. The Big League Offering Lowest Offshore Wind Prices (Interview with Vattenfall) When you are talking with people working in real estate, there is a […]

  • 1 August 2017

    One Missing After 19 Workers Jump Off Binhai North H2 Offshore Substation on Fire One person is missing as 19 people jumped off of the Binhai North Phase 2 wind farm’s offshore substation into the sea after a fire broke out on 14 July.  Siemens Gamesa Integrates Adwen in Its Offshore Business Siemens Gamesa has […]

  • 5 December 2016

    Vattenfall Wins Kriegers Flak Tender with EUR 49.9 per MWh Bid Swedish energy company Vattenfall has won the tender to build the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea with the lowest ever bid of EUR 49.9 per MWh, 58% below the original cap of EUR 120 per […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Cleared for Takeoff The Supreme Court in London has rejected RSPB Scotland’s application for leave to appeal the decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session on its Firths of Forth and Tay offshore wind farm judicial review. BiFab Safe Until April Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), SSE and the partners to […]

  • 5 September 2014

    Pontoon Loaded with OW Turbine Parts Sinks Off Germany A pontoon loaded with parts for offshore wind turbines sank on Wednesday morning (August 13) in the Baltic Sea, German media informs. Vattenfall Orders Turbines and Servicing from Siemens Vattenfall has awarded Siemens Energy an order for 72 Model SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines for its new Sandbank […]

  • 2 October 2015

    Jan De Nul Takes Over Hochtief’s WTIV On Tuesday 15 September, Jan De Nul Group signed the taking-over of the offshore jack-up crane vessel Vidar, formerly operating for the German company Hochtief. Navitus Bay Unlikely to Go Ahead UK Secretary of State is to issue a decision about up to 121-turbine wind farm in the […]

  • 1 May 2020

    Three Injured after CTV Hits Turbine at German Offshore Wind Farm Three persons were injured, one seriously, after a crew transfer vessel (CTV) allided with a wind turbine at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Vestas to Lay Off 400 People, Close Temporary Offshore Wind Facility Vestas will stop […]

  • 2 August 2019

    Here are the ten most read articles on Offshore WIND for the month of July 2019. Vattenfall Wins Second Dutch Zero Subsidy Offshore Wind Tender The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has selected Vattenfall as the winner of the zero-subsidy Hollandse Kust (Zuid) III & IV offshore wind tender. GE Rolls Out […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Sea Worker Runs Aground off Denmark, Crew Evacuated Offshore installation vessel Sea Worker ran aground south of Denmark’s Hvide Sande on the night between 26 and 27 January while under tow to Esbjerg, A2SEA said in a statement. Umoe Ventus Sinks After Catching Fire off Langeland The Wave Craft Surface Effect Ship Umoe Ventus sank yesterday […]

  • 4 April 2014

    Jack-Up Barge Presents New Installation Method Jack-Up Barge, the offshore self-elevating platform supplier, has pioneered a new cost-effective installation method that promises to revolutionise offshore wind turbine construction. Scotland Gives Thumbs Up to Two Offshore Wind Farms Scottish Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, has announced the formal consent of two adjacent offshore wind farm applications in […]

  • 1 February 2019

    Record-breaking turbines, new offshore wind tenders… read the ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the first month of 2019. Siemens Gamesa Launches 10+ MW Offshore Wind Turbine Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The prototype is expected to be installed this year, with commercial market […]

  • 4 August 2015

    Eneco Says It Will no Longer Invest in Renewables Dutch energy company, Eneco, said it will no longer invest in renewable energy projects since that is not possible without losing money and jobs, the Dutch media reported. France Ready to Issue Floating Wind Call for Tenders French wind industry group (FEE) announced Tuesday that the […]

  • 7 April 2015

    New Foundation Installation System Developed Conquest Offshore, together with deugro Denmark A/S, has developed a highly efficient installation system for monopiles and transition pieces, supported by the engineering knowledge and experience of Temporary Works Design (TWD) and Barge Master. Siemens Unveils 7MW Offshore Wind Turbine Siemens has presented its new SWT-7.0-154 wind turbine at EWEA […]

  • 1 July 2016

    TenneT Presents ‘Hub and Spoke’ Offshore Wind Concept (VIDEO) TenneT has presented a ‘hub and spoke’ concept to set up a large European offshore electricity system that incorporates building of an island in the middle of the North Sea. Where Does Brexit Leave Offshore Wind? With the UK referendum result to leave the European Union, […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy Winner of Dutch Borssele I & II Tender DONG Energy will build Dutch offshore wind farms Borssele I and II. Borssele 1&2 World’s Cheapest Offshore Wind Farm The cost of building and operating the 700MW Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm is expected to be EUR 2.7 billion cheaper than previously estimated. […]

  • 1 May 2018

    Top ten most notable news on Offshore WIND from April 2018.

  • 1 July 2020

    We bring you the ten most-read articles on OffshoreWIND.biz for the month of June 2020. Aegir Suffers Dropfall Incident Offshore Taiwan Heerema Marine Contractors’ (HMC) heavy lift vessel Aegir experienced a dropfall incident off the coast of Taiwan on 15 June at 16:42 local time. Siemens Gamesa 14 MW Turbine to Make European Debut Offshore […]

  • 3 October 2019

    The Offshore WIND team brings you the top ten most read news in the month of September 2019. Siemens Gamesa Wants a Piece of Senvion German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Siemens Gamesa to pursue negotiations for the sale of selected Services and Onshore assets in Europe. UK Offshore […]