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Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is set to open its first US office in Boston, Massachusetts, citing an increasing number of requests from US wind farm developers as the reason. “The US offshore wind market is now taking off. In the past year OWC has undertaken a number of US assignments and we are receiving an increasing […]
Fugro plans to commence geotechnical survey operations at the Hollandse Kust (west) site in April, the company informed after recently winning the contract for the works with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). As the agreement is expected to be finalised soon, Fugro has already started preparing to carry out the project that will run until […]
Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has launched the geotechnical campaign for the 247MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind project located in the German Baltic Sea. Parkwind has appointed Fugro to perform the soil investigation. The campaign has started with the unexploded ordnance survey and will continue with the cone penetration testing (CPT) and borehole drilling. […]
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition by RWE of E.ON's renewable and nuclear electricity generation assets. Under the agreement reached in March 2018, E.ON is to take over RWE’s 76.79% stake in innogy, whereas RWE is to obtain among other things all of E.ON’s major renewable energy activities and innogy’s renewable energy […]
Fugro Netherlands Marine B.V. has won a contract to provide meteorological and oceanographic data for the Hollandse Kust (west) and Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden wind zones in the Dutch North Sea. The field data will be obtained by means of two individual systems equipped with a LiDAR system to measure wind properties and dedicated instrumentation […]
Fugro has recently secured several offshore wind-related contract awards in the USA and in the Netherlands. The company has been selected to carry out geotechnical site investigations at the Hollandse Kust West offshore wind zone in the Dutch North Sea. The 1.4GW Hollandse Kust West is one of the three wind farm zones identified in the Offshore Wind Energy […]
Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired a 62.5% majority stake in the UAE-based Horizon Group, a provider of marine geophysical and geotechnical services. According to Horizon, the remaining 37.5% will stay unchanged and held by the company's management. "Through this transaction, we are adding an important strategic position to our existing marine survey and subsea geotechnical […]
GE's Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine is well suited and competitive for monopile solution over a wide range of site conditions, according to the specialist engineering firm Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG). GDG has been working with GE Renewable Energy to develop optimized XL Monopile soil-structure interaction models to support GE’s development of optimized foundation designs for […]
Energinet has launched a tender seeking a contractor to carry out a seabed survey for an offshore wind farm in Denmark. Energinet is looking for a company to conduct site investigations at the site of the 800MW project and its export cable route in the North Sea and Baltic Seas, respectively. The tender is divided […]
Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)) has issued a call for the provision of geotechnical investigations in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The tender is divided into two lots, the North Sea lot and the Baltic Sea lot. The geotechnical exploration works include drilling, core sampling and […]
All 15 people aboard the crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Bora were injured after the CTV collided with a cargo ship several nautical miles northeast of the Rügen island in the German Baltic Sea on Tuesday morning, 19 February. Several people sustained serious injuries in the collision, according to the German Maritime Search and Rescue Association […]
The OPEC project has found that it is technically feasible, but economic viability challenging, to combine certain marine energy devices with other activities such as aquaculture to reduce the costs of multi-use platforms at sea. OPEC (Offshore Platform for Energy Competitiveness) identified a number of deployment cases that would be most suitable for future investment, such […]
German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has received funding to build a test bench for rotor blades measuring up to 115 meters in length. Fraunhofer IWES received funding to the tune of around EUR 12 million for the `Future Concept Operational Stability Rotor Blades Phase II` project. To this end, a new test bench is set […]
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) is planning to issue a tender in March for geophysical investigation at the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind farm zone. The awarded company will be responsible for carrying out the surveys in the months of July, August and/or September at the 700MW zone also known as Ten Noorden […]
EOLOS Floating LiDAR Solutions will provide two of its floating LiDARs for the New York Bight metocean campaign, for which NYSERDA just awarded contracts to Ocean Tech Services (OTS) and DNV GL. The Spanish company will supply the technology as part of its collaboration with the U.S.-based OTS. EOLOS said it is now working on the two […]
Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)) is launching the second round of preliminary investigations of offshore wind farm sites on Friday, 1 February. The second round of investigations will cover three areas in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. The three areas will feature […]
Fugro will commence geophysical surveys at the Ocean Wind project offshore New Jersey this month, according to the project's Notice to Mariners. Fugro's 170-foot research vessel R/V Enterprise will carry out the investigations off the Atlantic and Cape May counties within the Northern section of the Ocean Wind lease area. The estimated duration of the works […]
RWE has filed the acquisition of renewables businesses of E.ON and innogy with the European Commission. The filing is the first step of a merger control procedure which is necessary due to the substantial asset swap between RWE and E.ON, the German utility said. The filing occurs following a pre-investigation by the European Commission […]
Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement under which ESB will acquire up to 35% stake in the Oriel offshore wind project in Ireland. The companies will also work together on the Clogherhead offshore wind farm, as Parkwind plans to acquire up to 35% in this project, for which ESB holds a foreshore license to commence site […]
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Fraunhofer IWES has launched a research project called ReCoWind (Reliable Power Converters for Wind Turbines) that aims to bring forward effective protection measures for power converters. The three-year project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), joins a consortium comprising operators and manufacturers of wind turbines, semiconductors, and converters with research and academic […]
Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued early information about tender calls for geotechnical investigations and monitoring services for offshore wind farm areas in the North and Baltic Seas. According to BSH's prior notices from the end of December 2018, the tender calls for the provision of the works should be launched this […]
Irish engineering consultancy company, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), has been awarded a contract to investigate sediment dynamic processes in the Irish Sea and their impact on planned offshore wind farm developments.
The MV Horizon Geobay has completed the 2018 site investigation campaign on the Inch Cape offshore wind farm at the Outer Firth of Tay and Firth of Forth, Scotland.
Japanese wind turbine maker Hitachi and Taiwan's Changhua County Government have entered into a memorandum of understanding to use the Changhua Port and its facilities and land as an operations and maintenance base for the Changhua offshore wind farm.
The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition has authorized the operation of two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of nearly 1GW.