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5 June 2019 Grid Connection

Ideol and Atlantique Offshore Energy (AOE) have unveiled the details of their market-ready universal floating offshore substation. Developed in cooperation with ABB, the floating offshore substation is designed for both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms starting at depths of 40 metres. It is based on Ideol’s patented and shallow-draft Damping Pool® concept and on AOE’s […]

21 November 2018 Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics

The New Bedford Port Authority has reached an agreement with all offshore wind developers operating in the Massachusetts/Rhode Island market to serve as the designated Fisheries Representative of the commercial fishing industry to each of the development companies.

16 November 2018 Business & Finance, R&D

The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium has launched its first roadmap aimed at accelerating the development of the offshore wind industry in the United States.

15 May 2018 Contracts & Tenders

ScottishPower Renewables has awarded Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) with a client representative contract for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the UK.

1 May 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Mainprize Offshore Limited has awarded Marine MAC with an owner's representative contract for its new crew transfer vessel (CTV) MO5.

27 March 2018 Authorities, Grid Connection

Following the release of the Dutch Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030, TenneT has tabled proposals on how to connect offshore wind farms in the Holland Coast (West), North of the Wadden Sea Islands, and IJmuiden Far Offshore zones to the offshore grid.

15 February 2018 Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

Offshore wind will play an important role during the twelfth edition of the Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) on the 28th of March at WTC Rotterdam.

26 January 2018 Business & Finance

Green Giraffe Director Sophie Cherrier held a presentation at the 3rd Asia Offshore Wind Day in Tokyo, Japan, looking at the industry-wide lessons from Europe, bankability of offshore wind projects, and the challenges and opportunities the Japanese offshore wind sector is facing.

18 October 2017

LM Wind Power has announced the launch of its longest blade in China, the LM 75.1 P, tailor-made blade for Goldwind's new 6.7MW offshore wind turbine.

6 September 2017

“The Netherlands is on the path to become one of the global leaders in offshore wind”, comments Jasper Vis of DONG Energy Netherlands and speaker during Offshore WIND Conference.

29 August 2017

“Shaping Tomorrow. Performing Today”, comments Michel Kurstjens, CCO of Sif Group and speaker during Offshore WIND Conference.

9 May 2017 Business & Finance

Germany-based energy company innogy SE has appointed Chris Wissemann as the U.S. representative for offshore wind.

12 April 2017 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Danish transmission system operator has invited tenders for client representative services both onshore and offshore.

14 February 2017 Technology

Modus Seabed Intervention today informed it had completed system integration and trialling of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) featuring capabilities and characteristics of a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). This is one of the subsea industry's first commercially available hybrid unmanned underwater vehicles, according to the company.

10 February 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Transmission system operators and 50Hz Transmission are looking for a provider of client representative services during unexploded ordnance (UXO) activities along the cable routes at the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS).

25 October 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) in Cleveland, Ohio has appointed international engineering and operations support services contractor Offshore Design Engineering Limited (ODE) as the engineering representative for Icebreaker Wind, a 20.7MW offshore wind project in Lake Erie. The appointment is the latest development in a three-year relationship between ODE and LEEDCo, the regional non-profit […]

12 October 2016

European Commission Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic met with 11 chief technical officers (CTOs) from the wind industry at the beginning of this month at the WindEurope Summit 2016 in Hamburg. CTOs from ABB, Iberdrola, Vestas, DONG Energy and Siemens presented Sefcovic with a new study on research and innovation (R&I) – known as the […]

20 September 2016

Kenz Cranes, a Dutch company specialising in custom made and fit-for-purpose hoisting and lifting equipment, has unveiled a new design for an advanced and multifunctional offshore gangway construction with an X-wing foundation. The design of the fully motion compensated gangway will be used for personnel transfer to wind turbines. The X-wing allows to keep maximum deck space on a vessel […]

29 July 2016

Stephen Bolton, operations director at Bibby Marine Services, has been appointed as Chairman of this year's Offshore WIND Conference which will be held in Amsterdam RAI on 24th and 25th October. The theme of the Offshore WIND Conference this year is ‘Reaching Potential’ and will discuss the opportunities available in the industry and how the […]

19 July 2016

BMO Offshore has introduced engine monitoring for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), which brings vessel motion, behavior and fuel figures together. Additionally, the data can be used for fleet management and maintenance planning, the company said. CTV motion monitoring systems enable recording of information on sea state and motion of the vessel to monitor seasickness, vessel impacts on turbines […]

30 June 2016

Nexans has launched a new range of cable and power accessories for higher capacity wind farms. The new generation of power accessories with F-type outer cone comprising separable T-connectors, coupling connectors and surge arresters has been developed to operate at 72.5kV, the company said. To transmit the increased power between each individual turbine and collection platforms […]

21 June 2016 Technology

Adwen and LM Wind Power have presented an 88.4-metre blade, specifically designed for Adwen's AD 8-180 wind turbine model. The first of the longest blades in the world has just been manufactured at LM Wind Power's factory in Lunderskov, Denmark, and will be transported to a facility in Aalborg in the following days, where it will […]

10 June 2016 R&D

TenneT has presented a 'hub and spoke' concept to set up a large European offshore electricity system that incorporates building of an island in the middle of the North Sea. Numerous wind farms can be connected to the artificial island – a total capacity of over 30 GW can be connected on an island of roughly 6 km² – from […]

2 June 2016 Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

Transmission system operator TenneT will lay down its vision of a future large-scale European electricity infrastructure system in the North Sea in Hague on June 10. TenneT's CEO Mel Kroon will explain the operator's vision of a ‘North Sea Infrastructure’ system at a media event to be held in the Nieuwspoort International Press Centre from 10 AM to noon, […]

2 May 2016 R&D, Vessels

[email protected], a German designer of offshore and multipurpose vessels, has presented a design for a purpose-built Offshore Accommodation Vessel (OAV) for operations at offshore wind farms. The OAV serves as a base for up to 60 technicians and crew members. It features 60 single cabins, acoustically insulated bulkheads and decks in the accommodation area and adjacent to thruster rooms, […]

27 April 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Xodus Group has been awarded a framework agreement with energy company SSE to provide employers representative services for the development and ongoing improvements of its electrical networks. The contract is for three years with potential extension for a further two years and is estimated to be worth in excess of GBP 1 million. It will involve […]