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NSG Wind has teamed up with Wilhelmsen Ship Management to jointly provide a complete technical maintenance solution for TenneT’s onshore and offshore transformer stations and AC electricity transmission systems.
NorSea Group’s subsidiary NSG Wind has signed a framework services agreement with Siemens Wind Power, which includes subsea, marine coordination, port services and logistics. “It is a stamp of approval for NSG Wind and NorSea Group which proves that the important players in the offshore wind market are interested in cooperating with companies which can […]
French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot has approved the switch from the Adwen 8MW to the Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbine to be used on the 496MW Bay of Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, Ailes Marines, the developer of the project, said.
Kongsberg Digital is purchasing a 34 per cent ownership share in NSG Digital, a subsidiary of the NorSea Group. The two companies will now collaborate on digitalising the supply chain in the oil and gas and offshore wind industries.
NorSea Group has set up an offshore wind company, NSG Wind A/S, in Esbjerg, Denmark, which has been set up to deliver the full range of offshore wind industry services to wind farm operators, wind turbine manufacturers and sub-suppliers, among others. “European offshore wind markets continue to grow and the markets in Asia and North America are mushrooming. […]
NorSea Group AS (NSG) has signed a contract with Statoil for the utilisation of its Stord base in Norway to assemble the world’s first floating wind farm, the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park. The contract, valued at approximately NOK 50-70 million (approx. EUR 5.2-7.4 million), will enter into force as of 1 March. It covers the preparation and adaptation of […]
GEV Wind Power has been named as a finalist for two categories in the prestigious UK Energy Innovation Awards, which recognise the projects, technologies and talent at the forefront of innovation within the energy sector. The company has been shortlisted for the Best Offshore Renewable Energy Innovation Award, for the innovation of its turbine blade habitat […]
The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), organisation promoting the professionalism, recognition and training of marine surveyors worldwide, held its 2014 Conference and AGM last month. One of the speakers was Jim Cutts, CTruk’s Director of Engineering, who assessed the innovation and advances in vessel construction for offshore wind farm boats. CTruk designs and builds […]
What does offshore wind technology have in common with a trip to Mars? Well, along with space tourism, interplanetary exploration, physicists’ search for dark matter, Formula E and electric cars, offshore wind power will become one of the coolest technologies in 2014 in the United States, according to CNN. This year, the U.S is set […]
A request for information from floating wind turbine makers was published online by the ecology, sustainable development and energy minister at the beginning of December. The aim is to define the technical and economic conditions for the development of this sector. A pre-commercial deployment of a floating wind turbine in the medium term is one […]
From 24 to 26 July 2013, DCNS and Nass&Wind will present their Winflo floating wind turbine development programme at the 8th Renewable Energy 2013 exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. A study of the marine renewable energy sector highlights the many common issues shared between Japan and France. Both countries have very long coastlines offering significant marine […]
Scottish Government will boost its incentives for innovative offshore wind technology through Renewable Obligation Certificates. Next generation, cutting-edge offshore wind turbine projects will receive 2.5 tradable Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs), whilst those test projects that aim to develop floating turbines, which are not attached to a foundation, will receive 3.5 ROCs, Bloomberg writes. Energy Minister […]
Partners DCNS and Nass&Wind presented their floating wind turbine development programme and shared ambitions for second-generation offshore windfarms at the Thetis Marine Renewable Energy show in Brest on 10–11 April 2013. 2012 was a big year for the DCNS/Nass&Wind floating wind turbine development programme as it saw the completion of the Winflo demonstrator design phase […]
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) confirmed its first direct equity investment in offshore wind through the acquisition of a 24.95% stake in Rhyl Flats Wind Farm Limited (Rhyl Flats) from companies owned by RWE AG (RWE) for a cash consideration of £57.5m. This landmark transaction represents a significant step for GIB in supporting one […]
The offshore installation of the topside for Riffgat wind farm has been completed on Saturday, February 16th 2013. The topside, delivered on turnkey basis by Strukton Hollandia JointVenture, left the fabrication yard in Krimpen aan de IJssel one week ago. The topside has been lifted on board the SHL heavy lift vessel “Oleg Strashnov” early […]
DONG Energy has successfully supported its partner, OPW, in achieving refinance of the purchase (completed in December 2010) of their 24.8% stake in the 367MW Walney Offshore Windfarms (Walney). OPW, a joint venture between Dutch pension fund PGGM and renewable energy investor Ampere Equity Fund, acquired a 24.8% stake Walney in 2010 from DONG Energy, […]
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (“Goldwind”) has announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2012 (the “reporting period”). According to unaudited financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, the Group generated revenues of RMB3,451.01 million, net profits of RMB72.07million, basic earnings per share of RMB 0.03 […]
Engineering design consultants, Atkins, welcomed UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s comments that one of the Green Investment Bank’s first priorities would be to help the offshore wind sector. It said the investment, which will start in April 2012, should create renewed confidence in the sector and allow it to attract the skills necessary […]
Atkins has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Scottish and Southern Energy PLC (SSE) to join a framework of key suppliers designed to help to drive efficiencies in its offshore wind programme. Atkins’ proposed role will include the provision of expert engineering design advice as part of an alliance of leading companies who are […]
TenneT has awarded Aker Solutions, NSG Wind and Fichtner with contracts for the maintenance of onshore and offshore converter station components and AC power transmission systems in the Dutch and German North Sea.
ØER A/S, a subsidiary of NorSea Group’s NSG Wind, has won a contract to provide offshore exchange and commissioning services of main components at Eneco’s Princess Amalia offshore wind farm.
Siemens Gamesa has won a tender for the supply of gearboxes for Eneco’s ten-year-old Princess Amalia offshore wind farm (Prinses Amaliawindpark) that features 60 V80-2.0MW wind turbines delivered by Vestas and maintained by MHI Vestas, which will continue to carry out the regular preventive maintenance for the next five years.
DONG Energy will build the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2, the company informed today. Borkum Riffgrund 2 will have a total export capacity of 450MW, and will feature the largest wind turbines in German waters: 56 units of MHI Vestas’ 8MW wind turbines with rotor spans of 164 meters. The offshore wind farm, which […]
NorSea Group AS (NSG) has signed a renewed framework agreement regarding the delivery of base and port services to Technip Norge AS. The framework agreement, originally entered into in 2009, has now been extended until the end of 2018, with an option for 2 x 1 years. The services covered by the agreement include various base and […]
GEV’s approach to mitigating days lost through adverse weather was a winner at last week’s Energy Innovation Awards, and saw the company scoop the award for Best Offshore Renewables Innovation. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the awards celebrate technologies and projects that inspire innovation across the energy sector. Launched in November 2014, GEV […]
MAKE – a leading strategic advisor to the wind power industry – expands its global footprint with the establishment of a Hamburg based branch office. This office will be managed and led by MAKE’s newly appointed Managing Consultant – Jean Huby – former CEO of AREVA Wind and an accomplished expert in the field of […]