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Eight offshore wind majors have officially launched the Taiwan Offshore Wind Industry Association. The founding members include Ørsted, Northland Power, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), wpd offshore solutions, Macquarie Group, Swancor, Yushan Energy and the Japanese utility JERA. The association aims to bring together offshore wind companies in Taiwan to promote the long-term development of the industry, stable […]
Ørsted has officially started operations on the 1,214MW Hornsea One, the largest offshore wind farm in the world. The project’s first operational team of 32 set sail from Grimsby Royal Docks to the wind farm located 120 kilometres out to sea on 31 May. They are part of two shift-based teams that are responsible for […]
Universal Foundation has begun industrialized suction bucket installation tests under a project that is part of the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP). Universal Foundation is carrying out the EUDP project in a consortium with Siemens Gamesa, Aalborg University, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Offshoreenergy.dk. According to the company, the trial installation activity of the […]
Energinet has commenced the feasibility studies for the Thor offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea. Preliminary investigations start immediately, while the first vessels will begin working on the project site after the summer holidays, the Danish transmission system operator said. Energinet's Board of Directors decided that approximately DKK 180 million (some EUR 24 million) […]
Offshore Wind Innovators, a community for companies active in the Dutch offshore wind industry, has opened the new edition of Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge for applications. In the first challenge of the competition, Deutsche Windtechnik is seeking a device or method to measure the present stress within the elongated bolt, without knowing the initial length of […]
Vattenfall has launched its national supply chain campaign in Norwich, UK, to present opportunities from the proposed Norfolk Vanguard, Norfolk Boreas and Thanet Extension offshore wind farms. The campaign, part of the commitment to the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, will gather around 300 companies to hear about opportunities ahead of the three wind farms and […]
Van Oord and Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke (NSW) have begun the inter-array cable work for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. According to project developer Northland Power, NSW is loading out the cables at its facility in Nordenham, Germany, with cable laying, the next construction phase, also currently in motion by Van Oord's vessel Nexus. In […]
Rhenus Offshore Logistics has completed the first supply trip to the Borssele Alpha offshore high voltage substation in the Dutch North Sea. Rhenus, which completed the first trip on 23 April, is providing all logistics services that are required for the project, including the supply trips, handling at the port, customs clearance and waste disposal. The […]
Vineyard Wind will implement recommendations from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) to guide the fisheries monitoring studies during the construction of the 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts. The recommendations will also be used to initiate longer-term studies as part of a regional approach to fisheries studies. SMAST’s studies […]
Lamprell is on track to cut the first steel for the jacket foundations destined for the Moray East offshore wind farm in the second quarter of the year, according to the company's latest financial report. Lamprell won the contract to fabricate 45 wind turbine and three substation jacket foundations at the end of last year, with […]
Atlas Professionals has extended permanent recruitment and executive search services for the offshore wind industry to the Asia Pacific region. According to Atlas, the decision came as a response to the demand of professionals for permanent roles, which is growing due to the development of offshore wind at a remarkable rate. The initiative, which began in March, […]
Everyone who is interested or curious about a career in the maritime, offshore and energy sector can register for free as of 19 February to visit the Navingo Career Event on 23 May 2019. At the Navingo Career Event, career and development in this innovative sector come together. Visitors meet leading employers, participate in case […]
Ulstein Verft has cut the first steel for Nexans' DP3 cable laying vessel C/S Aurora. The hull is being built at Crist in Poland, while the engineering, outfitting and system integration, as well as equipment preparation, testing, sea trials and finalizing are carried out at Ulstein Verft in Norway. Designed by Norwegian company Skipsteknisk, the […]
Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and Development Bank of Japan have established their first fund dedicated to overseas offshore wind projects. Established through the fund management company Spring Infrastructure Capital, the fund will acquire the assets Sumitomo Corporation holds in the Race Bank and Galloper offshore wind farms in the UK as seed assets. […]
The Danish Energy and Climate Academy (ECA) and the University of Delaware have developed the Offshore Wind Skills Academy (OWSA) to provide education for the U.S. offshore wind market. The aim of OWSA is to prepare professionals from traditional energy industries, supply chain companies, regulators, investors, consultants and others who may be new in the offshore wind sector. […]
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 […]
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has issued a solicitation seeking 800MW or more of new offshore wind projects, which will lead to the state having its first large-scale offshore wind development contracts in place in the spring of 2019.
LM Wind Power has installed the first two sets of its 66.6-meter long blades on a 4MW turbine due to be installed at the Shanghai Lingang Phase I offshore wind project in China.
The cable laying vessel (CLV) Siem Aimery will commence the third inter-array cable installation campaign at the Beatrice offshore wind farm on 17 July, according to the latest Notice to Mariners from the project's marine coordination team.
Jan De Nul will commence works on the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium in June 2019, the EPCI contractor informed as it announced the signing of a contract with Parkwind, the developer of the Belgian 219MW offshore wind farm.
Fugro has commenced marine site characterisation work at the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm site under a contract with Ørsted for geotechnical site investigation, which follows earlier contracts for geophysical investigation services at the site.
Oteac Ltd and HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Ltd, part of the Nucore Group, have begun providing fire and gas detection and suppression services on the Walney Extension wind farm, which represents one in a number of the group's recent offshore wind contracts.
Belgian offshore wind developer Norther NV has announced the start of offshore construction works on the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm.
With the first days of April, Vineyard Wind will commence geophysical surveys at its offshore wind lease area, and between the lease area and Cape Cod.
The Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy has signed an executive order directing the state towards the goal of generating 3.5GW of offshore wind by 2030.
Southern China's Guangdong Province is planning to begin construction of more than ten offshore wind farms this year, Xinhua News Agency reported the province's governor Ma Xingrui as saying.