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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 […]

4 June 2019 Ports & Logistics

DHSS is mobilizing its base in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, which MHI Vestas will use for Deutsche Bucht O&M work. According to the Dutch company, walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus will begin its deployment at the 269MW offshore wind project this week. DHSS signed an agreement with MHI Vestas in March under which the turbine supplier will […]

16 May 2019 Vessels

Manor Renewable Energy’s (MRE) recently purchased crew transfer vessels (CTVs), the MPI Cervantes and MPI Cardenio, have arrived at the Manor Marine site in Portland, Dorset for extending, re-engining and refit works. Once reconditioned, the two MPI vessels will be new additions to the MRE fleet, destined for work on offshore wind projects. “In just over […]

9 May 2019 Grid Connection

The topside for the Borssele Alpha substation will set sail from HSM Offshore towards the project site on Friday, 10 May, according to TenneT. The topside will begin its journey from HSM Offshore's site in Schiedam at around 7:30 a.m. local time and will travel via the Nieuwe Waterweg and Hoek van Holland where it will […]

9 May 2019 R&D, Technology

The WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection) project is now ready for prototype development after two joint industry projects have shown the concept to be both cost-efficient and technically feasible, the project leader DNV GL said.    The WIN WIN concept includes a floating wind turbine, which supplies power to a typical water injection process that […]

2 May 2019 Business & Finance

The offshore wind industry is gearing up for growing use of helicopters and drones as more than 50% of turbines consented or planned in Europe are over 250m tall, according to RenewableUK. RenewableUK’s latest Project Intelligence report shows that those projects, all located in UK waters, will mainly use turbines over 280m tall, while the […]

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.