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NorSea Wind, part of the Wilhelmsen Group, has named Anders Peter Pedersen as its new CEO. Pedersen previously held positions at LM WindPower, Aluwind and Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation, among others. According to the new CEO, NorSea Wind is ready to enter into strategic partnerships in the offshore wind market. “I look forward to being part of NorSea […]
Xodus Group and Leidos have joined forces in an alliance dedicated to the offshore wind industry in North America. The partnership is expected to leverage Leidos' renewable capabilities with Xodus' experience in European offshore wind projects, Xodus said. “Our alliance with Leidos brings owners and lenders a truly consolidated service in the development of offshore […]
Microsoft has signed an agreement with Eneco to purchase 90MW of power from the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Under the agreement, the electricity produced by the offshore wind farm will power Microsoft's datacenters for a period of fifteen years from 2022 onward. Eneco had previously come to […]
Global Wind Service (GWS) is set to provide offshore installation technicians for the turbine installation at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. The Denmark-headquartered company will begin supporting MHI Vestas during the installation of 33 8.4MW turbines beginning from June. In addition to providing staff for the installation phase, GWS said it will support MHI […]
By Mr. Javier Lanfranchi – Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Nobody can deny that the demand of more energy is increasing on a global scale. Over the last two decades we’ve seen different solutions to tackle this issue where renewable energy stands out mainly because of the need to reduce the impact fuels have in […]
GROW, a consortium of Dutch offshore wind industry and research partners, and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy have signed a collaboration agreement to strengthen innovation in offshore wind. According to the ministry's Director General Climate & Energy Sandor Gaastra, successful innovations can be realized relatively fast due to the intensive cooperation and knowledge sharing within GROW. […]
Green Marine (UK) Ltd has carried out buoy maintenance on Equinor's Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind project. Under the contract, which was awarded by Partrac, Green Marine used its vessel Green Isle to conduct the works. "These works were carried out safely, efficiently and on budget, utilising the small weather windows available," said Green Marine. Hywind […]
The offshore wind and cable activities delivered a substantially lower contribution to Boskalis' Offshore Energy division in 2018, which was attributed to project-specific operational and contractual issues on certain projects, the company said. EBITDA from the Offshore Energy segment amounted to EUR 111.3 million in 2018, with an operating result of EUR 5 million. In 2017, […]
Denmark and India have signed a Letter of Intent to establish a Center of Excellence for offshore wind in India. The LoI was signed by A.N. Sharan, Joint Secretary, Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and Peter Taksøe-Jensen, the ambassador of the Danish Embassy to India. India has established a goal of having 5GW of operating offshore […]
Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired a 62.5% majority stake in the UAE-based Horizon Group, a provider of marine geophysical and geotechnical services. According to Horizon, the remaining 37.5% will stay unchanged and held by the company's management. "Through this transaction, we are adding an important strategic position to our existing marine survey and subsea geotechnical […]
Radio Holland has received an order to renew the IT infrastructure on Jack-Up Barge's vessel JB-115. The order includes the design, installation and commissioning of the IT network with all necessary components and network security. According to Radio Holland, JB-115 already has an IT structure on board, but it is no longer future-proof. The project […]
The Belgium-based Marlinks has secured a contract for monitoring the cable burial depth of the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm. Marlinks will monitor the burial depth of six inter-array cables and one export cable, which will be equipped by the company's distributed temperature sensing (DTS) measurement system. According to Parkwind, the majority owner of the 219MW project, the system uses the […]
Global Wind Service (GWS) has appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Michael Høj Olsen as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from today, 19 February. The new CEO succeeded co-founder Lars Petersen who will continue with GWS in the role of CCO responsible for sales and business development. “I am very excited about the opportunity to drive the […]
Ørsted has contracted CPower Energy to provide personnel for its offshore wind projects in the Netherlands. Under the five-year contract, CPower will supply the full range of personnel, from project managers to high voltage engineers, client representatives, administrative staff, site technicians and general engineers. The UK-based company will initially work for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore […]
Two of the largest and heaviest monopiles in the world have been fabricated in China. Weighing in at 1,600 tons, the monopiles are the first of 500 to be manufactured for SPIC Guangdong Offshore Wind Power's offshore wind projects in the Guangdong province. According to Ramboll, the designer of the foundations, the monopiles are installed at 37m, […]
The TFKable Group and VolkerInfra have won a contract to provide the onshore high voltage cable for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland. Siemens is in charge of connecting the offshore wind farm to the Scottish grid. TFKable Group's HV production plant in Bydgoszcz, Poland will manufacture the 220kV cable, with the production […]
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind has entered into a partnership agreement with Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) to improve communication between the commercial fishing industry and offshore wind developers. The aim of this first-of-its-kind partnership is to create an unprecedented opportunity for commercial fishermen to provide direct input to the wind energy industry on matters of significant interest […]
The Denmark-based Peter Madsen Rederi (PMR) has won a contract by 50Hertz to provide boulder clearance at the Ostwind 2 grid connection project in the German Baltic Sea. The project comprises boulder clearance and extensive survey works at the three cable routes which will connect the Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle offshore wind farms to the German […]
The German United Wind Logistics (UWL) has selected MAN GenSets engines for its new heavy cargo deck carrier for offshore wind projects, currently being built at the Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard in China. The Chinese shipyard placed an order for two MAN 9L 21/31 and two MAN 6L16/24 GenSets in connection with the construction of the vessel, which […]
London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has provided Barge Master and GustoMSC with an approval in principle for the work method of the Steady Top Feeder solution.
42 out of the 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines have been installed on the 588MW Beatrice wind farm offshore Scotland, Swire Blue Ocean said.
The UK East coast communities are destined to be honeypots for investment as decades of opportunity lie ahead in the offshore wind industry, according to Member of Parliament for Waveney Peter Aldous.
“Ecology and offshore wind power plants have the potential to go hand in hand,” Peter Eecen, Program Development Manager Wind Energy, ECN/ TNO, said at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018.
Jan De Nul has officially named its newest offshore installation vessel, Taillevent, in the Belgian port of Ostend.
OffshoreWind.biz on Tuesday live-streamed four talk-shows from the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in Amsterdam with the central theme titled “Accelerating energy transition by new functions on the North Sea.” You had a chance to watch the gripping discussions on carbon capture and storage, offshore wind & hydrogen, electrification of offshore platforms, etc… OffshoreWind.biz […]
Lancashire-based VolkerInfra has signed a multi-million-pound contract with Ørsted to install 360 kilometres of high voltage onshore cables for the 1.4GW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm.