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The Governor of Connecticut Ned Lamont has signed the legislation approving the procurement of an additional 2,000MW of offshore wind energy in the state. The state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will now begin the request for proposal (RFP) process, followed by a public comment period. The RFP will also include the findings of the Commission of […]
China Huaneng Group and the Jiangsu Province have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop an offshore wind base in this Chinese province. The two parties have committed to jointly investing CNY 160 billion (EUR 20.7 billion) to build the Huaneng Jiangsu offshore wind base which will integrate all of the project development cycles including […]
Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) has contracted DNV GL to provide project certification training to help achieve the 5.5GW by 2025 offshore wind target. DNV GL is providing technical training to a local certification team consisting of CR Classification Society, Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC) and Ship and Ocean Industries […]
Huisman Equipment has won a contract to provide the main crane for Voltaire, Jan De Nul's newest offshore wind turbine installation vessel. The Dutch company will build the crane at its production facility in Xiamen, China, after which it will be installed on board Voltaire at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry, where the vessel will be built. According to Huisman, […]
India's Union Cabinet has given its approval for a cooperation agreement between India and Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of renewable energy with a focus on offshore wind. The Cabinet has also approved a Letter of Intent to establish an Indo-Danish Centre of Excellence for renewable energy in India. The areas of […]
Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is launching an advisory service to help U.S. offshore wind developers navigate the project regulatory frameworks and permitting processes. The regulatory and permitting advisory service is expected to assist developers through processes at the federal, state and local levels to ensure the efficient approach to project approval, the company said. OWC's team is […]
Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has secured a contract with EnBW to provide a temporary power package for the turbine installation phase of the Hohe See offshore wind project. MRE said it started providing a full temporary power package of generators, personnel and vessels in the German North Sea this month. The UK-based company is working […]
WIND Cable Services B.V. has won a long-term cable storage contract by EnBW for the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms in Germany. Under the agreement, the Netherlands-based company will provide storage of the spare inter-array cable for the two projects. Boskalis is in charge of the supply, installation, burial, termination and testing of seventy-nine […]
Siemens Gamesa has secured a Provisional Type Certificate for the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. The new direct-drive offshore wind turbine has a rotor diameter of 167 metres, with its B82 blades allowing for an 18% greater swept area compared to the SWT-7.0-154 unit, Siemens Gamesa said. The first prototype was installed in Østerild, Denmark in September […]
The UK government should announce clear targets for offshore wind and commit to an extended pipeline of bi-annual Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions of more than 2GW of capacity a year, a new report commissioned by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) suggests. “The UK Offshore Wind Industry: Supply Chain Review”, by the former McLaren Group […]
Tekmar Energy has secured a contract by Jan De Nul to provide its cable protection system (CPS) for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium. Under the agreement, Tekmar will supply its TekLink Mechanical Latch Generation 8 CPS for all of the project's inter-array and export cables. The system will be produced at the company's manufacturing […]
Global Marine Group (GMG) and Rovco have formed an invested partnership through which GMG acquired a 13.8% share in this UK-based remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic services company. Under the deal, the two parties committed to bringing intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market to improve data acquisition. SubSLAM, Rovco’s latest development, […]
The Jiangsu Province in China has approved 24 offshore wind projects with a total capacity of 6.7GW. The total investment in the projects will amount to CNY 122.29 billion, which is approximately USD 18 billion, the provincial authorities stated. According to the government-supported Xinhua Daily news site, the announcement is part of the province's 10GW offshore […]
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Utility ROV Services (URS) has won a contract to provide boulder relocation services on the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in the Scottish waters. The Fife-headquartered company plans to begin the work in the first quarter of the year using its load bearing ROV system UTROV. “This contract is a welcome start to 2019 for […]
Subsea services company Rovco has secured additional funding from Innovate UK to develop the next stage of its 3D vision and Artificial Intelligence (AI) survey technology.
A bill promoting the commercial use of offshore wind in Japanese waters has passed both houses of Japan's National Diet.
The effects and causes of fatigue that offshore wind crews experience are not fully understood within the sector, however, sharing health and safety (HSE) lessons can ultimately make the industry stronger, Kerrie Forster, Chairman of the UK National Workboat Association (NWA) Safety Forum and Operations Coordinator at Acta Marine, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.
27 out of the 32 monopile foundations have been installed on the 200MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition has authorized the operation of two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of nearly 1GW.
The global market for offshore wind array and export cables is forecast to be worth GBP 13.6 billion if all the projects in the international 10-year pipeline come to fruition, according to a report published by RenewableUK.
The UK offshore wind leasing Round 4 could be launched in the early part of 2019, maintaining a pipeline of projects through to the late 2020s and beyond, according to The Crown Estate, the UK seabed manager.
Danish transmission system operator Energinet has issued a tender searching for a provider of offshore helicopter services.
Nordwest Assekuranzmakler GmbH & Co. KG (NW Assekuranz) has provided insurance for the 21MW Sprogø offshore wind farm in Denmark on behalf of the Copenhagen-based European Energy Group AS.
Sea Puffin 1 has completed transit and push-on trials at the Horns Rev 1 offshore wind farm in Denmark at a significant wave height of 1.5m, demonstrating record low fuel consumption of <100l/h.
Aberdeenshire-based remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and tooling engineering firm, Aleron Subsea, has won its first contract for its new hybrid TRACKROV technology which will see it supporting unexploded clearance work on an offshore wind project in the Netherlands.