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  • 3 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    PGE Baltica and Ordtek have signed a contract to prepare a strategy that will define the methodology of dealing with the potential risk related to the presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO) at the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 offshore wind project sites. In preparation for the construction of PGE’s offshore wind farms in the Polish […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Carbon Trust has launched a new joint industry programme focused on optimizing the integration of offshore wind. The Integrator is a programme designed to examine the interplay between offshore wind, existing infrastructure, and other technologies and developments to highlight opportunities for innovation investment.  It has secured support from six major offshore wind farm developers, […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Fast Crew Supplier 1204 to Total Offshore B.V. Total Offshore will use the crew transfer vessel (CTV), named Swift, to transport offshore personnel to wind farms in the North Sea. Damen and Total Offshore signed the contract in early October. The FCS 1204 was ready for delivery just over […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Tethys Energy Services (Tethys) and Aerones have won a competition to demonstrate a novel remote blade maintenance technique for offshore wind farms to GE Renewable Energy. The two companies have won a blade robotics innovation competition launched by GE Renewable Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, and KTN, which called for robotics solutions focussed […]

  • 16 November 2020
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Danish Ea Energy Analyses and German Energynautics will perform a study on the effective integration of large-scale offshore wind in the future energy system for the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) consortium. The first findings are expected to be released in July 2021, with the study aiming to support the development of the first […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables has invited residents, businesses, community groups and consultees in Scotland’s East Lothian to have their say regarding the plans for the massive Berwick Bank offshore wind farm and provide initial feedback during the first round of public consultation. The developer is organising an online showcase this month for the public to find out […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Technology

    GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype has received a full type certificate from DNV GL. This full type certification, which follows a provisional type certification announced in June, provides independent verification that the new turbines will operate safely, reliably, and according to design specifications, the turbine maker said. The process of certifying the Haliade-X […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Vessels

    Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock has put together the lower slewing unit of the HLC 150000-300 heavy lift crane which will be installed on OHT’s Alfa Lift installation vessel. According to the crane supplier, “the wedding” of the the lower slewing column and the machinery frame, which together make the lower slewing unit, marks the latest key milestone […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Works on bringing the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind turbines to spin off the Scottish coast are moving forward with export cable route boulder clearance now completed. The same operations that were being carried out at the inter-array routes are paused for the winter, while activities on getting the project’s O&M base up are now […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Vessels

    The Dublin-based vessel operator Farra Marine has ordered what will be the first catamaran wind farm service vessel operating under the Irish flag. The Singapore-based Penguin Shipyard started building the 27-metre Farra Orla in early September. The expected delivery is in the second quarter of 2021. Farra Orla is the third in Penguin’s Windflex 27 […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    ENGIE Fabricom has secured a contract to analyse the current performance and suitability of over 50 monopile foundations at a wind farm off the UK. Operating from five sites located across the UK, the company has been commissioned to carry out complete cathodic protection and pH monitoring of the internal water within each monopile on […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Vessels

    SMST has deployed its newest rental gangway onboard Rem Offshore’s construction subsea vessel (CSV) Rem Inspector for work at the DanTysk offshore wind farm in Germany. The Telescopic Access Bridge L-Series (TAB-L) gangway was mobilized on Rem Inspector last week at the port of Eemshaven, including four stacking modules for working on height and a […]

  • 2 November 2020

    Written by: Virginio Paratico, Area Sales Manager Faccin Group The hunger for alternative energy is constantly growing and will eventually overtake traditional methods of generating energy. From all the different ways of producing renewable energy, wind power is taking the lead because it demonstrates without a doubt to be the most promising one in terms […]

  • 23 October 2020
    Vessels

    SMST will deliver its next-generation gangway system for Groene Wind, DEME’s first dedicated service operation vessel (SOV) for offshore wind farm maintenance. The gangway, the so-called Telescopic Access Bridge L-Series (TAB-L), is currently under construction and will be installed on the vessel at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey later this year. Groene Wind features a Small […]

  • 22 October 2020
    R&D, Technology

    GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X prototype, the world’s most powerful wind turbine operating to date, has been optimized and is now operating at a 13 MW power output. During the following months, the prototype operating in the Port of Rotterdam will undergo a series of tests to perform different types of measurements and obtain its type […]

  • 19 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Vessels

    RWE Renewables has placed an order with a UK company Cognitive.Business for a machine learning tool that will improve vessel-to-turbine transfers at operational offshore wind farms. The tool, called WAVES (Wind Accessibility Verification for Enhanced Safety), enables highly accurate, localised assessment of safe conditions for transfers from vessels to wind turbines and is said to […]

  • 13 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Energinet has issued a call for tenders for offshore market engagement support services for the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) project. The consortium behind the NSWPH project is looking to engage with commercial and regulatory experts from leading offshore wind developers highlighting key regulatory and commercial issues from an offshore wind stakeholder perspective. The services to support this, for which […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s DeepWind cluster has formed a new group dedicated to the floating offshore wind sector in Scotland and the UK. The subgroup has been set up to make sure Scotland’s energy supply chain companies benefit from new floating offshore wind projects in Scotland and the UK. Its aim is to develop close ties with centers […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Polenergia S.A. and Equinor have started preparations to develop the supply chain for the two offshore wind projects in the Polish Baltic Sea with a combined capacity of 1.44 GW. Polenergia and Equinor hold 50 per cent stakes each in MFW Bałtyk II Sp. z o.o. and MFW Bałtyk III Sp. z o.o., the special […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The European Commission is investing EUR 14 million in the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) program. The financing will be used to carry out a study to support the development of the project. Consortium partners behind the NSWPH, Gasunie, TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany, and Energinet have joined together to develop a large-scale European energy system […]

  • 1 October 2020

    OffshoreWIND.biz brings you the ten most-read articles on the site for the month of September 2020. Orion’s Crane Repair Starts Liebherr has started preparations for the recovery of its HLC 295000 offshore crane on board the Orion vessel, whose hook broke this May, leaving several people injured and damaging the crane and the vessel’s deck. Crane Ordered for First Jones […]

  • 24 September 2020
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Denmark-headquartered offshore wind developer Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) has installed a floating LiDAR off South Korea. According to the company’s post on social media, the LiDAR was “finally” deployed on 18 September following a series of typhoons in Korea. The floating LiDAR will carry out a range of measurements, including collecting offshore wind data that […]

  • 15 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has produced the first turbine nacelle for the 480 MW Saint-Nazaire – France’s first offshore wind farm. This nacelle, which contains the generator, is the first in a series of 80 Haliade 150-6 MW wind turbines produced for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm to be assembled by GE Renewable Energy at the […]

  • 9 September 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    ENGIE Fabricom has secured a contract to analyze the current performance and suitability of monopile foundations at an undisclosed offshore wind farm in the UK. ENGIE Fabricom said it is carrying out cathodic protection and pH monitoring of the internal water within over 50 monopiles at a wind farm located on the east coast of […]

  • 8 September 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Dogger Bank Wind Farm and its tier 1 contractors are holding a series of supply chain webinars for the 3.6 GW offshore wind project. The webinars will focus on introducing the Dogger Bank wind farm development and the tier 1 contractors, and will showcase the opportunities the project offers with a particular focus on tier […]

  • 1 September 2020
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Technology

    Energy major Total and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) have signed a series of agreements to co-develop an initial 2.3 GW portfolio of floating offshore wind projects in Korea. The portfolio consists of five projects, three in Ulsan totaling 1.5 GW and two in South Jeolla Province totaling 800 MW. Subject to the completion of […]