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  • 23 June 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Taiwan’s CS Wind and Chin Fong Machine Industrial have completed the first 20 locally-made offshore wind turbine towers, Siemens Gamesa said. These are the first-ever turbine towers to be made in Taiwan for a Taiwanese offshore wind project, according to Siemens Gamesa. Scheduled for delivery in 2021, the turbine towers will support Siemens Gamesa’s 8 […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Ports & Logistics

    Demolition works at the site of the former Brayton Point coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts, U.S., are nearing completion, with grading activities scheduled to start soon.

  • 20 March 2020

    The coronavirus is turning our daily lives upside down. Contact with colleagues, customers and suppliers has completely changed and many people are in isolation. One thing is certain; only together we can recover. Our editors can work “almost” as normal in this situation. From home the reporting continues as usual in combination with children who […]

  • 9 March 2020

    The US is expecting to create a whole manufacturing industry which will grow on the back of investments, contracts, manufacturing, jobs and services, for the OW sector. Written by Julian Jackson for New Energy Update by Reuters Events How Likely Is This? In the longer term it is obvious that having significant manufacturing capacity in coastal US […]

  • 17 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa has shared a video showing the installation of its 1,000th offshore Direct Drive wind turbine.

  • 16 December 2019
    R&D

    Star of the South Wind Farm Pty Ltd. has shared a video showing the deployment of wind and wave monitoring equipment at the project site offshore Gippsland in Australia. This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. Change your preferences Akrocean deployed two floating LiDARs and a wave buoy at the end of November […]

  • 16 October 2019

      Do you want to learn how to open up new markets for substantial commercial development in Asia, East Europe and North America? If yes – watch this insightful webinar below… 60-minute Offshore Wind Webinar Presentations and Q&A: – Gunnar Herzig, Managing Director, World Forum Offshore Wind – Clément Weber, Director, Green Giraffe – Dominic Grocott, Head of European […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The ORCA Hub, a consortium of five UK universities, has unveiled fully autonomous drones that can inspect offshore energy infrastructure. The ORCA Hub is led by the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, a partnership between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. The consortium also includes Imperial College London, the University of Oxford and the University of Liverpool. […]

  • 20 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Moray West offshore wind farm remains viable despite not having been selected in the UK’s third Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round, the project developer confirmed. The project team stated that it recognizes an opportunity for Moray West to be awarded a CfD in the next auction round in 2021 and would be on course to […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    Ørsted has marked the completion of the first made-in-Taiwan transition piece mock-up with Sing Da Marine Structure (SDMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Steel Corporation. The mock-up, fabricated by SDMS in Kaohsiung, has demonstrated that local suppliers are on track to prepare for delivery of jacket foundations for Ørsted’s Greater Changhua 1&2a projects, the world’s […]

  • 19 August 2019
    Technology

    Makani has shared a video showing its airborne wind power system completing its first flight offshore in Norway. This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. Change your preferences The kite completed two flights at the Metcentre from a floating platform, with the first being a quick one and the second being a longer-duration test following commands from […]

  • 7 August 2019

    The construction of the offshore wind foundation production site being developed in Taiwan by the Century Bladt Foundation joint venture is going according to schedule, Bladt reported. The company said that the construction work of the 31,000m2 production facilities and the 4,000m2 administration building is well underway and on the road towards completion in the coming year. […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    James Fisher and Sons plc has secured a number of contract awards in the offshore renewable energy sector with a combined value of circa GBP 30 million. James Fisher has been awarded phase 2 of the unexploded ordinance work and boulder clearance, as well as met mast decommissioning at the East Anglia One offshore wind […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Vessels

    High Speed Transfers’ (HST) newest fast crew supply vessel HST Harri is taking shape at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey. HST Harri represents the third fast crew supply vessel that HST ordered with Damen under a contract signed at the beginning of this year. The vessel, which belongs to the FCS 2710 class Damen unveiled in May last year, is […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in revenue to EUR 4,651 million in the first half of the 2019 fiscal year, said to be supported by strong performance in the Offshore and Service segments. The company saw a 7% increase in revenue in the second quarter of FY 2019, to EUR 2,389 million, also […]

  • 4 April 2019
    R&D

    A new Monmouth University Poll has found that the vast majority of New Jersey residents support the development of wind farms off this US state’s coast. Three-quarters of New Jersey residents (76%) would favor placing wind farms off the coast of the state, while just 15% would oppose this action. Past support for offshore wind […]

  • 22 March 2019
    Environment

    U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has sent a letter to BOEM expressing concern for the possible negative impacts the Vineyard Wind project could have on fisheries, marine life and habitats. The letter represents NOAA’s public comment on BOEM’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts. NOAA stated that “the […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    EnBW North America has signaled its interest to develop offshore wind in the U.S. state of New Hampshire by becoming the member of Clean Energy NH (CENH). According to CENH, EnBW represents the first offshore wind industry member in the organization’s portfolio. “EnBW North America is excited to partner with Clean Energy New Hampshire – the […]

  • 5 March 2019

    The festive Opening Gala Dinner and Awards show will be back on 7 October 2019. With each edition the event becomes a greater staple in the industry. Join 450 high-level members from the whole offshore energy industry – it is a must attend event for all. The three Offshore Energy Awards will be handed out […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Vessels

    High Speed Transfers (HST) has posted a photo of its fast crew supply vessel HST Sofia taking shape at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey. HST Sofia, for which the two companies signed a contract in September 2018, represents the second FCS 2710 vessel HST ordered with Damen. The new vessel, scheduled to be delivered this March, is being built […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) is holding an auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts this Thursday, 13 December.

  • 5 November 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The Dutch government did not just single-handedly decide to go forward with zero-subsidy tenders, serious developers tell and show it is possible, and as long as this is the case the government will not provide unnecessary subsidies or other forms of market protection, Ruud de Bruijne from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) said in an interview with Offshore WIND.

  • 17 October 2018

    By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Floating offshore wind may still be in the demonstration phase, but the success of early pilot schemes and the plunging prices of fixed foundation machines mean investors are already eyeing the vast new markets the technology will open. According to the latest […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Funding for wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan is close to completion and negotiations with a group of investors and banks will be finalised in a few weeks, the German developer said.

  • 2 October 2018
    Authorities, Ports & Logistics

    The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is seeking ideas from qualified entities with perspectives on offshore wind port infrastructure and supply chain development in New Jersey.

  • 18 July 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards Group, Ampelmann and VEEM demonstrated the capabilities of their joint marine access solution – a Damen Fast Crew Supplier 5009 equipped with an Ampelmann L-type gangway and two VEEM VG 260SD gyro stabilisers – at the end of June on Eneco’s Princess Amalia offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.