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12 April 2019 Industry Contribution

The Dutch government has introduced the ‘Roadmap to wind energy at sea 2030’ (‘Routekaart windenergie op zee 2030’, source: Rijksoverheid.nl) which states where new offshore wind farms can be developed. New to be developed offshore wind farms that should generate 7.000 MW of electricity. However, is the emerging offshore wind industry ready for this major […]

12 April 2019 Ports & Logistics

GE Renewable Energy is currently preparing the site in Maasvlakte, the Netherlands, for installation of its Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine prototype. Preparations of the site which will host the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine are being carried out in partnership with Future Wind. The two companies signed an agreement at the beginning of the year […]

9 April 2019 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Ready 4 Offshore Wind, a project led by the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind, has been selected to receive a part of a USD 1.6 million funding from the Rhode Island government. The project is among 12 partnerships announced by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) and Governor Gina M. Raimondo to receive implementation grants […]

20 March 2019 Vessels

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern is currently mobilizing for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project in Germany. According to the company’s recent post, the 132m long vessel is undergoing the mobilization at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier won the contract for the transport and installation of turbines for […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance

North East England’s supply chain is “fit and ready” to support the growth of offshore wind that the new UK Sector Deal will bring, according to Energi Coast. Energi Coast Chairman and Tekmar Group CEO, James Ritchie, stated that the Sector Deal is a significant step forward in creating a sustainable industry and providing real value creation […]

20 February 2019 Vessels

DEME Group’s multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo is getting ready for its naming ceremony, which will be held in Zeebrugge, Belgium, on 21 February. The event is called Unboxing the Apollo, while the godmother will be Olympic, European and World Champion in heptathlon Nafi Thiam, a spokesperson from DEME Group told Offshore WIND.  According to the vessel’s AIS, Apollo is […]

1 February 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Bold Tern has arrived in Hull, the UK, where it will begin its work for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. According to Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, the vessel arrived in Hull yesterday afternoon and is ready to pick up the turbines for the 1.2GW project. Bold Tern is in charge of […]

30 January 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

The self-propelled jack-up Seajacks Zaratan is on its way to Vlissingen in the Netherlands to undergo mobilisation in preparation for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. Seajacks Zaratan will install all 20 Siemens Gamesa SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines on the 120MW wind farm in the Taiwan Strait. This is the first renewables contract for […]

17 January 2019 R&D, Technology

The ECN part of TNO, KNMI (the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute), and Whiffle, a Delft University of Technology spin-off, are releasing the new Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas on Thursday, 17 January. The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA) is said to include an unprecedented level of detail where the wind is mapped up-to 600m in height and […]

4 January 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Five developers have expressed intent to participate in the New York State’s first offshore wind solicitation targetting 800MW of capacity, according to the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).

1 January 2019

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

27 December 2018 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

The marine renewable energy (MRE) hub being built in France’s Port of Brest has reached an important milestone after a 900-metre dike was connected to a wharf.

4 December 2018 Vessels

The Crist shipyard in Poland has completed the construction of Acta Marine’s third walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus.

16 November 2018 Technology, Wind Farm Update

SBM Offshore’s wind floater design, including its mooring system and featuring a commercially available offshore wind turbine, has been granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) by classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

13 November 2018 Vessels

Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) Ltd is preparing to construct a second wind farm service vessel (WFSV) at its fabrication and engineering facility in Portland, UK.

12 October 2018 Business & Finance

The Netherlands-based Eagle-Access BV is developing its first offshore access system prototype for the transfer of personnel and cargo.

3 October 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

Germany’s ruling coalition has agreed to issue a special call to tender for additional renewable energy capacity, including offshore wind, by the end of October.

31 August 2018 Wind Farm Update

Walney Extension, a 659MW wind farm in the Irish Sea, is scheduled to become the world’s biggest offshore wind farm in a few days and throw the 630MW London Array off the throne. 

29 August 2018 Grid Connection

Drydocks World – Dubai has completed the topside for the 900MW BorWin gamma HVDC platform, which will soon sail to its offshore site in the German part of the North Sea, where it is expected to arrive mid-September. 

6 August 2018 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Norther NV and Van Oord have loaded out the offshore substation topside destined for the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm.

1 August 2018 Vessels

Taiwan International Ports Corp. (TIPC) has launched Taiwan’s first offshore wind crew transfer vessel (CTV) at the Port of Taichung in the Changhua County.

13 July 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

M.C. Construction (Cleveland) has completed the fabrication and mobilisation of steelwork for MPI Adventure ahead of the vessel’s upcoming works on the removal, upgrade and re-installation of turbine blades at the London Array offshore wind farm.

5 July 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

Following news that Nexans signed a deal with Ulstein Verft for the construction of its new cable laying vessel, the Nexans Aurora, UK marine engineering company MAATS Tech informed that it will supply a deck spread for the vessel.

4 July 2018 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

The Floatgen floating offshore wind turbine is now ready to supply clean energy to the French electrical grid, after Mojo Maritime replaced a defective connection box at the SEM-REV test site, which was preventing an electrical connection to marine energy converters.

2 July 2018 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Wind turbine installation vessel Pacific Orca arrived at Nigg Energy Park on 28 June, according to the vessel’s AIS data, as the Beatrice wind turbine installation team is set to start erecting the first Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines at the project site off Scotland.

28 June 2018

Offshore WIND and its mother company Navingo BV are proud to present the programme outline for the Offshore Wind Event (previously known as Offshore WIND Conference), taking place on 22 and 23 October 2018 in Amsterdam.