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  • 22 June 2018
    R&D

    Last year’s offshore wind conditions in the German Bight compared well to the final index average of the preceding 10-year period, according to Fraunhofer IWES’ index for the year 2017.

  • 12 June 2018
    R&D

    The Centre for Offshore Foundations Systems (COFS) at the University of Western Australia has completed several series of tests on suction buckets, said to have shown the potential for further cost savings for the foundation concept.

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) presented its bid book ‘The Essential Guide for Installation and O&M Hollandse Kust Wind Farms’ to Vattenfall, which was recently awarded the permit for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II offshore wind farm, the Netherlands’ first non-subsidised offshore wind farm.

  • 1 January 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    In this video, Siemens Gamesa navigates you through the installation process of the offshore wind turbines. Get up close and personal with these behemoths and see how they come together at sea.

  • 29 December 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has recently posted a video showing the turbine installation process on Iberdrola’s 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

  • 28 December 2017
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has published a video showing indicative 3D visualisations of key offshore and onshore features of its Thanet Extension offshore wind farm project to be situated offshore Kent, UK.

  • 27 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Christian Lilleholt met on Thursday, 26 October, in Washington DC to discuss formal cooperation between the two countries and give a boost to US offshore wind. 

  • 28 September 2017

    Offshore Energy 2017 is proud to announce that former Dutch cabinet member and political figure Diederik Samsom will open the Offshore Energy Opening Gala Dinner & Awards Show on 9 October 2017.

  • 13 September 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    German gearbox manufacturer Winergy is exhibiting a gearbox from the world’s first offshore wind farm, the recently decommissioned Vindeby wind farm off Denmark, at Husum Wind.

  • 8 September 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    RenewableUK is predicting a significant fall in the cost of offshore wind when the results of long-awaited competitive auctions for new contracts to provide clean electricity are unveiled next week.

  • 24 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Niras and New Power Partners (NPP) have agreed a memorandum of understanding to offer shared services related to development, engineering and project execution expertise to the offshore wind community.

  • 9 August 2017

    A new, permanent location has been proposed for a Siemens Gamesa wind turbine blade that was installed in the centre of Hull, the UK City of Culture.

  • 2 August 2017
    Technology

    Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey plc, has launched a new grout monitoring system for offshore wind turbines and platform leg piling.

  • 7 July 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    Holland-based Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth have jointly introduced a new motion compensated gangway to the offshore wind market.

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) has released a study identifying the supply chain associated with offshore wind energy development, and analyzing the capacity within this Canadian province to meet development requirements.

  • 8 June 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Training & Education

    Europe remains the undisputed leader in offshore wind, and is ready to offer its expertise and know-how to emerging high-potential markets like the USA and Taiwan, panelists at a conference session discussing global market developments at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London said.

  • 6 June 2017
    R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Dutch design and engineering company GustoMSC has introduced the NG-20000X jack-up designed to tackle the ever increasing offshore wind turbine components.

  • 13 March 2017

    By Kjeld Duits The remarkable success of offshore wind development in the Netherlands has caught the attention of the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA). The Japanese organization believes the small European country is a much better model for Japan than the far larger markets of Germany and the UK. “Japan has learned a lot from […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    MPI Offshore’s jack-up vessel MPI Enterprise has recently undergone her periodic drydocking in Hamburg prior to heading out to install Senvion wind turbines on the 322MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm. During her stay in dock, she was painted in Vroon red and labelled with Vroon’s white letter V. In the next couple of weeks, MPI […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Technology

    The first segments for the BLUE Hammer by Fistuca BV, which Sif is manufacturing in collaboration with Huisman, are ready at Sif’s Maasvlakte 2 facility. The hammer will be the world’s largest pile-driver hammer, being specially designed to drive the largest monopiles in the world. BLUE Piling Technology is an alternative to current pile-driving technology […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Technology

    Performance of LEANWIND’s scaled version of a floating wind turbine has been demonstrated in the wave tank of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility.  With more than 50 experts in offshore wind energy from across Europe gathered in Cork at the end of the last month to discuss the findings of the €10 million LEANWIND project, […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Today, the Port of Esbjerg is hosting Siemens Wind Power’s official presentation of its first customised “roll on/roll off ” (RoRo) transport vessel, Rotra Vente. “We look forward to seeing the vessels frequently at the Port, where we are currently building two new RoRo ramps and expanding our piers to accommodate even more vessels,” the Port […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and DUWIND/TU Delft have designed a long-term training programme for future South Korean experts who will work on developing offshore wind potential off the Jeju Island. Over a five-year period, academic-level Koreans will receive training in basic theory, applied knowledge and practical knowledge, ECN said. ”Starting in summer 2017, 10 Koreans will […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    British companies have already won 115 contracts to provide services for 50 offshore wind projects abroad and can stand to benefit further from 250 offshore wind farms in development around the world, according to a document released by RenewableUK. The document shows that British companies are winning multimillion-pound contracts; making and laying cables, installing turbines, […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    As previously announced, Offshore WIND will today be live streaming a talk-show from the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in Amsterdam. The talk-show, taking place at Community Square of the exhibition floor in the Amsterdam Rai Convention Center, is themed “We’ll always have Paris”. To remind, almost a year ago, France’s capital Paris hosted a historic […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The Carbon Trust and the Business Network for Offshore Wind, the US-based offshore wind supply chain organisation, have agreed to collaborate on supporting the development of the offshore wind sector in North America. The organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which details activities that the Carbon Trust and the Business Network for Offshore Wind will […]