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  • 28 November 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The EDF Group has launched the construction of the Scottish Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project along with the new partners, the Irish electricity company ESB, which is taking a 50% stake in the project. The 450MW Neart na Gaoithe will consist of 54 turbines and will be located in the North Sea […]

  • 21 November 2019
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Site investigations have commenced on the Star of the South offshore wind project in Australia. Two floating LiDARs and a wave buoy were deployed this week to collect data on the wind profile and conditions in the Bass Strait for what is to be Australia’s first offshore wind farm. The wind and wave monitoring equipment […]

  • 8 November 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the kick-off of the onshore substation construction for the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind project in Taiwan. In November 2018, Ørsted awarded an EPC contract to Taiwan Cogeneration Corporation (TCC) to build two onshore substations, cable corridors and transition joint bays for the 900MW project. […]

  • 29 October 2019
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    PKN Orlen has commenced geological surveys at its offshore wind farm license area in the Polish Baltic Sea. The vessel sailed from the port of Gdansk to carry out the surveys at the circa 131km2 area located some 23km from the coast which will accommodate up to 1.2GW of offshore wind. The collected soil samples will be […]

  • 16 October 2019
    R&D

    Vineyard Wind will today commence geophysical surveys at its 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts, the U.S. Information gathered will be used to further design the wind farm and refine the location for the cable route from the project to shore. The vessel R/V Shearwater will be used for the work, which will continue into mid-November, weather […]

  • 9 October 2019
    R&D

    A team of researchers has begun investigating deep-sea habitats off the U.S. West Coast to help inform possible locations for offshore wind energy development. Scientists and engineers from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) kicked off the mission […]

  • 4 October 2019
    R&D

    Geotechnics Ltd has carried out onshore cone penetration tests for innogy’s Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK. The work was carried out at Marske-by-the-Sea, Teeside, as part of site investigation works for the project’s onshore export cable route. Sofia, the largest project in innogy’s development portfolio, will comprise up to 200 turbines located 165km off the UK’s North […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    New York State has launched a Request for Qualifications process to upgrade port infrastructure that will be used for the local offshore wind sector. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Empire State Development (ESD), and New York Department of Transportation (DOT) seek proposals for pre-qualification from port operators and market participants interested […]

  • 25 September 2019
    R&D

    Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC is launching ocean survey operations at its 183,000ha lease area off the New Jersey coast, which has the potential to generate 2.5GW of offshore wind. Survey vessel Geosea will be deployed to carry out the operations in order to inform future turbine development. The vessel will characterize the seabed, collect samples and determine the […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    SeaTwirl has initiated the S2 floating wind turbine project after having secured a EUR 2.48 million grant from the European Commission. SeaTwirl said it will use the grant for detailed construction and project management, as well as marketing and commercialization of the full-scale SeaTwirl S2 1MW floating wind turbine. The project will run for two years. “We’ve found a […]

  • 27 August 2019
    R&D

    The Carbon Trust has launched Stage 2 of the Offshore Renewable Joint Industry Project (ORJIP) for offshore wind. The programme aims to reduce consenting risk, project maturation time, cost and the environmental impact of existing and future offshore wind farms. Over the next four years, ORJIP Offshore Wind Stage 2 will provide a framework to […]

  • 13 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 27 May 2019
    R&D

    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 […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    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) […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Technology

    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 […]

  • 6 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 30 April 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 29 April 2019
    Grid Connection

    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 […]

  • 8 April 2019
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    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, […]

  • 19 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 19 February 2019
    Vessels

    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 […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    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. […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    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. […]