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22 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Siemens Gamesa has contracted TÜV NORD to provide certification for the SG 10.0-193 DD turbine, the company’s first 10+ MW unit. TÜV NORD will carry out turbine design checks and prototype and type testing campaigns which will include load validation measurements, safety and functional tests, as well as performance measurements. Based on the data obtained, the company will […]

22 January 2019 Environment

Ørsted is the most sustainable energy company in the world and the fourth most sustainable company overall in Corporate Knights’ 2019 index of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. Toronto-based Corporate Knights analysed more than 7,500 companies, mainly from the industrials, financial IT, consumer and health care sectors, against their global industry […]

1 January 2019

The Offshore WIND editorial staff brings the most read articles in 2018 chosen by you, our readers.

7 September 2018 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall has officially inaugurated the 93.2MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.

9 April 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted and Good Energy Group have signed a renewal of an agreement under which Good Energy Group will source offshore wind power from the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm for its customers for a further two years.

27 March 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Green Investment Group Limited (GIG), the specialist green energy principal investment business of Macquarie Group Limited, has acquired a 25% interest in Westermost Rough offshore wind farm from Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni).

9 February 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Tidal Transit’s crew transfer vessels (CTVs) Ginny Louise and Eden Rose started supporting operation and maintenance works at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm on 27 January, after the UK-based CTV provider signed a charter contract with Ørsted. The two vessels, from Ørsted’s O&M Base in Grimsby, will be deployed on the 35-turbine offshore wind farm until at least March 2020.

2 January 2018

The Offshore WIND Expertise Hub returned in 2017 to gather offshore wind experts representing the entire industry, including wind farm developers, governmental bodies, original equipment manufacturers, and specialized companies spanning the entire supply chain. Here, we bring you five most watched interviews: Bent Christensen, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy: Bruno Geschier, Ideol: Jasper Vis, Ørsted Netherlands: […]

1 January 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

The Offshore WIND editorial staff brings the most read news in 2017 chosen by you, our readers. From new technologies in the offshore wind industry to the development of subsidy-free bids, 2017 has shown us that the sector is developing faster than anyone had anticipated.

6 November 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s crane vessel Stanislav Yudin has installed 84 out of the 86 sets of piles for jacket foundations on the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland.

9 October 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel Stanislav Yudin has installed 80 out of 86 sets of foundation piles for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm off Scotland.

21 July 2017 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Vessels

To remind you of just how interesting the first half of 2017 was, the Offshore WIND editorial staff compiled a list of the most read articles published during first six months of this year. Even though the industry has been notably active since the beginning of July as well, our team has decided to set the time parameter to end with 30 June and thus provide a new overview in addition to our annual Offshore ReWIND.

6 June 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Vroon’s first DP2 subsea-support walk-to-work (W2W) vessel, VOS Start, has arrived from China to Amsterdam and is currently preparing for her first venture into offshore wind.

30 May 2017
13 April 2017 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Windwave Workboats’ 18-metre Wind Farm Support Vessel (WFSV) Freddie S has completed her first bird survey assisting Jubilee Fishing on the Dong Energy operated Westermost Rough wind farm.

2 January 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

The Offshore WIND editorial staff wish our readers a happy and prosperous New Year! May it be at least as eventful for the offshore wind industry as 2016 was. To remind you of just how interesting 2016 was, we compiled a list of what was read the most throughout the year behind us. Oil & […]

2 January 2017

  The first Offshore WIND Expertise Hub was set up during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC), held in October 2016 in Amsterdam. With a spotlight on cost reduction, transferable knowledge from oil & gas, and forecast for the future, more than 20 companies shared their insights with Offshore WIND. Here, we bring you five most watched […]

21 September 2016 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy recently started receiving three-dimensional data collected by the BEACon radar on the wind flow at the 210MW Westermost Rough offshore wind farm on England’s east coast.  The advanced radar system was installed by DONG Energy and SmartWind Technologies and it is the first of its kind in the world. “This is a huge step forward for […]

15 June 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

Incidents relating to the installation and operation of high voltage subsea cables are the most costly cause of financial losses in the global offshore wind industry and led to insurance claims totalling more than EUR 60 million in 2015, according to a report by GCube Underwriting Ltd. As the European offshore wind sector prepares to enter an extended phase of […]

13 June 2016

On 8 June, Iemants, part of Eiffage Group, completed the load-out of the jacket for the Race Bank substation. The load-out and sail-away of the topside will take place in the coming weeks, Smulders, also part of Eiffage, reported on its social media pages. Works on connecting Race Bank wind farm’s offshore cables to the ones […]

8 June 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Windwave Workboats has sent its 18-metre Wind Farm Support Vessel (WFSV) Freddie S to Grimsby to start a new role providing 24-hour jack-up support for Siemens Wind Power Service on the Westermost Rough wind farm. Freddie S will be supporting a team of Siemens’ heavy lift technicians who are working on the Sea Challenger jack-up. The Westermost Rough […]

13 May 2016 Contracts & Tenders

Two further bids to construct offshore wind farms at the first sites offered at Dutch Borssele Zone were confirmed today, one submitted jointly by RWE and Macquarie Capital, and the other one by Vattenfall. “We are optimistic to be highly competitive with our application,” RWE and Macquarie Capital said in a statement. Vattenfall has made an offer independently, […]

15 February 2016 Operations & Maintenance

TC Westermost Rough OFTO Limited has appointed CWind to maintain offshore and onshore assets at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. Timed to coincide with the handover of the OFTO assets to TC Westermost Rough OFTO Limited, the company has signed up CWind to maintain the mechanical and electrical systems of both the offshore and […]

4 February 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Westermost Rough Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of DONG Energy, the UK Green Investment Bank and Marubeni Corporation, has signed an agreement for the sale of its transmission assets to TC Westermost Rough OFTO Limited. The transmission assets, valued at GBP 157 million, include the onshore substation, export cables and the offshore substation. TC Westermost Rough […]

31 December 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

The Offshore WIND staff thought that the New Year’s Day would be the perfect time to let you – our readers – be editors and compile a list of news you found the most interesting and worth a read in 2015. DONG Energy Seeks Technical and Consultancy Staff for Danish Projects DONG Energy has invited tenders for temporary […]

28 December 2015 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

With 2016 fast approaching, Offshore WIND staff have today compiled a list of the five most popular videos in 2015. Take a look of what was watched the most in the year coming to an end. Behind the Offshore Wind Maintenance Scene During high waves, storm and hail, André Carstens goes out to sea to maintain […]