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16 April 2019 R&D, Technology

Offshore Wind Innovators, a community for companies active in the Dutch offshore wind industry, is launching the second edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge in May. The Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge aims to accelerate applied innovations in the offshore wind industry and is open for companies that are looking for an innovative solution to the technical […]

22 March 2019 Business & Finance

GROW, a consortium of Dutch offshore wind industry and research partners, and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy have signed a collaboration agreement to strengthen innovation in offshore wind. According to the ministry’s Director General Climate & Energy Sandor Gaastra, successful innovations can be realized relatively fast due to the intensive cooperation and knowledge sharing within GROW. […]

7 January 2019 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Equinor, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and NOF Energy are organizing an offshore wind operations and maintenance innovation day at the Port of Blyth in the UK.

17 December 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Fistuca has won this year’s Offshore Wind Innovation Award for its Blue Wedge Connection, a new concept used for connecting offshore wind substructures.

16 November 2018 Business & Finance

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has added three new categories under the Operations & Maintenance and Windfarm Lifecycle challenge area in Offshore Wind Innovation Hub’s (OWIH) guide.

12 October 2018 Technology

We have been living in a double-digit MW wind turbine era for several days now after MHI Vestas hit the market with a 10MW machine, leaving other wind turbine OEMs behind in this market race. The first two 10MW turbines will be up and running next year to test and demonstrate the new machine within its type certificate.

31 July 2018 Technology

Offshore Wind Innovators has launched a new innovation challenge developed for Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and students to offer innovative offshore wind solutions to local corporates.

20 June 2018 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

On the same day Scottish government informed on awarding GBP 2 million of funding to support innovation in offshore wind, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, one of the three awardees, announced a GBP 1.3 million programme of technology innovation projects designed to advance Scotland’s offshore wind sector.

20 June 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Scottish government has awarded some GBP 2 million in funding to Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and, Energy Skills Partnership to support innovation across the offshore wind sector.

1 June 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH) has launched a guide to the future priorities and opportunities for innovation that will help the sector achieve the goal of having 30GW of offshore wind capacity in the UK by 2030.

15 May 2018 Vessels

GeoSea’s jack-up vessel Innovation is currently undergoing maintenance at the Port of Dunkerque in France, after which it will return to the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

3 May 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

C-bed Floating Hotels’s DP2 walk-to-work vessel Wind Innovation will be used during the installation and commissioning phase of a 1.2GW offshore wind farm off Grimsby in the western UK.

27 April 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

UK-based Aura, an initiative of the University of Hull, has secured a GBP 4 million funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to build the Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) and provide a support program for Humber-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the offshore wind and low carbon sectors.

6 April 2018 Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Two Towers B.V., the consortium developing the 19MW Borssele V demonstrator wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred wind turbine supplier.

23 March 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

The Netherlands will reveal the winner of the permit to build and operate the Borssele V Innovation Site by the end of April.

23 January 2018 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

GeoSea’s jack-up Innovation has loaded the first set of monopile foundations in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, and is now en route to install them on Orsted’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One wind farm off the UK, DEME said.

22 January 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

After closing the application period for Borssele V Innovation Site on 18 January, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) informed that testing innovative offshore wind technologies at the site had attracted interest, and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy will now assess the submitted applications for a permit and subsidy.

3 January 2018 Contracts & Tenders, R&D

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands opened the application period for Borssele V Innovation Site on 2 January, which will run until 5 p.m. on 18 January. 

18 December 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

C-bed’s offshore accommodation vessel Wind Innovation will be deployed at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm as of 1 January 2018, the company informed on 18 December. 

1 December 2017 Environment, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

A corrosion protection process developed by E.ON and Ramboll and used for the first time on the Arkona offshore wind farm has won the German Renewables Award in the Innovation of the Year category. E.ON and Statoil’s joint project got the Innovation of the Year award from the Clusteragentur Erneuerbare Energien based in Hamburg. “The procedure developed […]

29 November 2017 R&D, Technology

The jury of the Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2017 has announced ECE Offshore, Next Ocean and Jules Dock as three finalists for the most appealing innovation in offshore wind.

13 November 2017

Offshore Wind Innovators, a community for companies active in the Dutch offshore wind industry, has launched its first ever innovation award.

24 October 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

GeoSea’s offshore wind installation vessel Innovation has installed the second batch of monopile foundations at the Horns Rev 3 site and returned to Port of Esbjerg today to pick up the next four, a spokesperson from Vattenfall confirmed to Offshore WIND.

24 October 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

GeoSea’s installation vessel Innovation has transported the first set of monopiles for Vattenfall’s 406MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm from the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark.

25 July 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

After installing the first four monopiles and transition pieces at the Rentel offshore wind farm site in Belgium, GeoSea’s wind farm installation vessel Innovation is returning to the Port of Rotterdam to load further three monopiles and TPs today, 25 July. 

13 July 2017 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched a competition targeted at finding new ways to inspect offshore wind substructures and reduce the cost of offshore wind.