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  • 31 May 2017

    Cemre Marin Endüstri has ordered four MAN 8L21/31 variable-speed GenSets for a wind service operation vessel (WSOV) currently under construction at the Turkish shipyard for France’s Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA).

  • 7 May 2017

    Offshore Wind Sparks Recruitment Drive at DEME Belgium’s DEME Group is recruiting more than 200 new employees throughout 2017 to meet the demand driven by the growth in offshore wind energy industry. Adwen’s Prototype 8MW Turbine Dwarfs Bremerhaven Skyline Adwen’s prototype 8MW wind turbine generator, currently under construction in Bremerhaven, Germany is now mechanically complete, […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Vessels

    Geoscience and engineering service provider Next Geosolutions has been awarded two survey contracts for the 1.4GW North Sea Link (NSL) project, the world’s longest subsea interconnector and the first electricity link between UK and Norway.

  • 20 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    Engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by National Grid North Sea Link Ltd to provide cable manufacturing quality and inspection services on the 1.4GW North Sea Link interconnector, the first electricity link between Nordic and British markets.

  • 3 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education

    Several businesses, organisations and government bodies in Dutch province of Zeeland have joined forces to found a new company – The Wind Technicians – which will provide offshore employment services.

  • 8 February 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has ordered a new Service Operation Vessel (SOV) based on a design from Salt Ship Design. The new vessel will be built by Cemre Shipyard in Turkey and will be operating for DONG Energy after it is delivered in Q4 2018.

  • 5 February 2017

    The free deck area on board a wind farm installation vessel is, of course, a finite space which is defined by the length and beam of the vessel when it was built. The area that is accessible to the vessel’s cranes installed in the shipyard is also finite, defined by the position of the crane […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    The Scottish Government has launched a consultation, led by Scottish Natural Heritage, on establishing five new offshore Special Protection Areas (SPAs). The proposals cover more than 18,000 square kilometres (7,000 square miles) of sea and furthers existing protection for local seabirds and their habitats. Four of the SPAs are located solely in Scottish waters, including […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    The Sandbank offshore wind farm, located in the North Sea, 90km west of German island of Sylt, has fed the first power to the German grid. The 72 wind turbines will be put into operation successively, with the entire wind farm expected to be on the network in the spring of 2017. The first wind turbine was installed at the […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The global wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is estimated to increase from USD 10 billion in 2015 to USD 17 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 11.2%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest viewpoint states that technological developments have paved the way for more effective and reliable equipment and […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    Wind power installed capacity in China will more than treble from approximately 149 Gigawatts (GW) in 2015 to over 495 GW by 2030, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report, Wind Power in China, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016, states that […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    UK-based health-and-safety specialist Steel River Consultants (SRC) has been selected to act as hazard identification (HAZID) facilitator and provide CDM support and health and safety advisory services to cable supplier Prysmian on a project to construct an electricity link between the UK and Norway. The North Sea Link (NSL) project, a project owned 50 per cent each by […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Spanish chains and mooring systems supplier Vicinay Marine has signed a contract with Statoil to design, manufacture and deliver mooring components for the 30 MW Hywind pilot park, the world’s first floating offshore wind park, located 30 kilometers off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Vicinay Marine will provide the mooring chains and connectors for the Hywind project to be delivered […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Aquamarine Power and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM) have together secured an €800,000 EU Horizon 2020 grant to improve the performance of Aquamarine Power’s Oyster wave energy converter. The company has already built and operated two full-scale Oyster machines at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. The new Brussels-backed programme – called […]

  • 25 August 2015

    Renewable energy support schemes, such as Feed-in Tariffs (FiT), quota obligations, capital grants, and subsidies, will continue to be instrumental in promoting Europe’s renewable energy industry growth by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that of the various support mechanisms in Europe, FiTs have emerged as a particularly […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Contracts totalling €1.5billion have been awarded to build the NSN link – the first electricity link between UK and Norway. NSN Link has contracted two cable suppliers, Prysmian and Nexans, to deliver the cable needed for the 740 kilometre route length. The converter stations in both UK and Norway will be delivered by ABB. The […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Grid Connection

    National Grid and Statnett, the Norwegian Transmission System Operator, yesterday signed the ownership agreement which signals the start of the construction phase for the 730 kilometre interconnector between UK and Norway. The NSN Link would be the first electricity interconnector between the two countries and has a planned capacity of 1400 MW – enough to […]

  • 14 December 2014

    Dong Buys Borkum Riffgrund West 2  Dong Energy has acquired a 100% ownership interest in the German offshore wind development project Borkum Riffgrund West 2 from Energiekontor AG. Timelapse Video: West of Duddon Sands Construction and Inauguration  From 2012 to 2014, a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy was constructing the West of […]

  • 10 December 2014

    The global market value for offshore wind turbine and foundation installation vessels will increase more than fivefold, from an estimated $0.56 billion in 2014 to approximately $2.93 billion by 2020, representing an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30%, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that increasing installations will […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    In October 2014 the first phase of the pile testing campaign for the Wikinger offshore wind farm project was launched, after the site’s geotechnical investigation on the Baltic Sea had been completed. German engineering and services group Bilfinger was awarded the test pile contract and chose SAL Heavy Lift as subcontractor to transport and install […]

  • 23 November 2014

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Takes On Another OW Deal in U.S. The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that experienced wind turbine installation firm Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS is joining the development team for Project Icebreaker, an offshore wind demonstration project in Lake Erie. Offshore Wind Developers to Face Financing Problems, Moody’s Says While […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    France and Australia move in opposite directions with renewable energy policies, says GlobalData analyst. While France has set ambitious targets to increase the share of renewables in its total energy consumption, Australia has taken a contrasting approach by repealing its 2011 Clean Energy Act, which established the carbon pricing mechanism, according to an analyst with […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Training & Education

    On Monday, November 3, a rope access exercise was carried out at the Lincs offshore wind farm, situated 8km off the coast of Lincolnshire, near Skegness. One of our readers provided Offshore WIND with photos from the exercise, which was done from the blades of the LS19 turbine down to the deck of the Cymyran Bay vessel. Construction […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    A lot is going on this week in the Netherlands when it comes to offshore renewable energy sector.  On Monday, one of Dutch companies established a partnership with a Greek offshore renewable technology developer, aiming to further develop and commercialize a floating wind energy system. Then, two of the country’s consultancy companies launched a new international consultancy Wind Minds, together with a […]

  • 29 October 2014

    Offshore Energy 2014, which opened its doors to visitors yesterday at Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands, is breaking records year after year with more than 600 exhibitors present in 2014.  The event is expected to spark the interest of over 10,000 visitors from the sector this year. Offshore Energy 2014 was opened by Dr. María de Lourdes […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Driven by increasing annual installations, the global capacity of wind turbines using gearboxes is set to rise from approximately 27 Gigawatts (GW) in 2013 to 44.7 GW by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s report states that China overtook the US in 2009 to become the largest wind power market globally […]