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  • 13 August 2020

    Ventus Marine has taken delivery of crew transfer vessel (CTV) Ventus Lugang which will service the Formosa 1 offshore wind project in Taiwan. Ventus Lugang was delivered on 1 August at the Port of Kaohsiung and will join its sisters CTV Ventus Beigang and service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV) Ventus Formosa as the primary fleet […]

  • 29 July 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has selected the CrossWind consortium between Shell and Eneco to develop and operate the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind project without government subsidies. The Hollandse Kust (noord) zone consists of two sites located 18.5 kilometres off the west coast of the Netherlands near the town of […]

  • 28 July 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore wind farms that won the Contracts for Difference (CfDs) in the latest UK CfD round will most likely be the first to operate with “negative subsidies”, even before the zero-subsidy projects awarded in auctions in the Netherlands and Germany. According to an analysis by an international team led by Imperial College London researchers, […]

  • 27 July 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy will reveal the results of the tender to develop the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm site on Wednesday, 29 July. The results of the subsidy-free round will be revealed after the closing of the Dutch stock exchanges, Ruud de Bruijne, Project manager offshore wind energy […]

  • 15 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The EGS Group has completed a series of geotechnical campaigns on offshore wind farms in Taiwan. The DP2 geotechnical vessel Greatship Rachna, equipped with EGS’s EGSA-25 twin derrick geotechnical drilling rig, worked continuously for ten months in Taiwanese waters on three geotechnical campaigns for two separate clients. The first investigation was for Ørsted’s Greater Changhua […]

  • 9 July 2020

    Northern Offshore Services (NOS) has acquired two crew transfer vessels (CTV) from Sure Wind Marine Limited. The CTVs SURE Diamond and SURE Dynamic are being renamed to M/V Master and M/V Mariner and will be part of the M-Class series, which now has four vessels. According to NOS, the vessels will continue their current operations […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    Simply Blue Energy has submitted an application to the Irish Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage to carry out site investigations for a potential floating offshore wind project off Kinsale. The Emerald project, which would use Principle Power’s WindFloat floating foundations, is expected to have a total capacity of up to 1 GW. The […]

  • 29 June 2020
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has selected TÜV NORD to certify the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, the SG 14-222 DD. The turbine model has a capacity of up to 15 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 222 meters. The Hanover-headquartered technical services provider is responsible for the certification of the SG 14-222 DD’s prototype, scheduled for completion […]

  • 17 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    SSE plc is planning to invest more than GBP 7 billion over the next five years in major low-carbon construction projects to support the net-zero target and spur a green economic recovery.    The plan will see SSE invest almost GBP 4 million every day for the next five years on projects, including the GBP 3 […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Technology, Vessels

    Royal IHC and MARIN have completed dynamic positioning (DP) assessment tests for an autonomous Service Operation Vessel (SOV) at MARIN’s basins in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The autonomous software will allow for the vessel, SOV T60-18, to carry out operations while under the supervision of the duty officer at the wheelhouse, according to IHC. “By improving […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Dutch energy infrastructure company Gasunie has issued a tender seeking consultancy services for the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) program. Under the 18-month contract, the selected company will be in charge of providing consultancy services with regards to offshore hub design, connection configurations, roll-out pathways, as well as system integration challenges. The first study needs […]

  • 3 June 2020

    The upgraded crane boom on jack-up vessel Pacific Osprey is fully operational, Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) said. The installation of Pacific Osprey’s new crane boom started in the Port of Esbjerg in mid-April and was completed on 30 May. The lift of the boom onto the jack-up was executed on 14 April by NOV with […]

  • 27 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Navantia and Harland and Wolff (Belfast) Limited are in advanced teaming agreement discussions for cooperation in the offshore wind sector. The partnership will focus on fixed and floating foundations for the offshore wind sector in the UK. The teaming agreements are in relation to a series of specific projects that have been identified as commercially […]

  • 6 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Norfolk & Suffolk Unlimited is looking to export its supply chain expertise to the U.S. offshore wind market. A preliminary online event organized with the City of Virginia Beach saw 20 local businesses meet with operators and developers involved in the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. At the sessions, OrbisEnergy, East of […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) closed the application period for the Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone tender on 30 April. Several developers have applied for a permit to build and operate an offshore wind farm in the zone without a government subsidy. RVO will now assess the applications and announce the winner of the […]

  • 21 April 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) consortium is seeking assistance in structured discussions with policymakers to realise the first large scale European electricity system for offshore wind. TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany, Energinet, Gasunie, and the Port of Rotterdam joined forces to develop a ”hub-and-spoke” concept, where offshore wind farms will connect to one or […]

  • 17 April 2020

    Crew transfer vessel (CTV) operator Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) has acquired two CTVs from the UK-based Rix Shipping Ltd. The two vessels, RIX Lynx and RIX Leopard, will now join the N-O-S fleet of 39 vessels. The vessels are being renamed to M/V Mover and M/V Maker and will be part of the M-Class series. […]

  • 16 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The offshore wind industry will need 77,000 GWO-trained on-site workers to deliver forecast installations in six key emerging markets for offshore wind between 2020-2024, a new report has found. Published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Global Wind Organisation (GWO), Powering the Future: Global Offshore Wind Workforce Outlook 2020-2024 provides a qualitative analysis […]

  • 19 March 2020

    Mainprize Offshore has placed an order for two wind farm service vessels (WFSVs) with Walker Marine Design. According to Mainprize Offshore, the MO6 and MO7 WFSVs will be built by Shipbuilding Asia, representing the company’s first project with this shipyard. Following the success of the MO5, the vessels follow its design principal but with a […]

  • 11 March 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The installation of a jacket foundation and an offshore substation topside at the 300MW Binhai South H3 offshore wind farm in China’s Yellow Sea has been completed, Huadian Heavy Industries said. Huadian Heavy Industries is the main EPC contractor for the construction and installation of a part of the project’s facilities and equipment. Developed on […]

  • 19 February 2020

    DEME Offshore World-class track record With our versatile fleet of offshore installation vessels we are able to execute wind farm projects in the most challenging marine environments. Our scope of work includes EPCI contracting for foundations, monopile installation, pre-piling and post-piling jacket foundations, cable installation, wind turbine logistics and maintenance services during the operational lifetime […]

  • 11 February 2020

    GE Renewable Energy’s service operations vessel (SOV) is undergoing final tests at Ulstein Verft’s shipyard in Norway in preparation for sea trials. Ulstein has now floated out the vessel from the outer dock to start the final tests. The sea trials are expected to start in early March. The SOV, owned and operated by Bernhard […]

  • 7 February 2020

    The HaliadeX-12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype in the Port of Rotterdam has set a new world record by being the first wind turbine ever to generate 288MWh of electricity continuously over the course of 24 hours, GE Renewable Energy said. The previous record of 262MWh of electricity produced by a wind turbine was also […]

  • 27 January 2020

    Dutch shipbuilder and ship designer Damen has developed a new concept vessel – the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 9020. According to Damen, the new vessel has been designed in response to calls from vessel operators for great vessel versatility offshore. “We were approached by several different operators at the same time, all looking for slightly […]

  • 17 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    EDF Renewables and ESB are holding a series of supply chain events for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind project in March. The aim of the events is to showcase how more Scottish companies can help support the delivery of the 450MW offshore wind farm. Meetings will be held in East Lothian on 2 […]

  • 8 January 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    Akrocean has secured a contract by Meteo-France to supply floating LiDARs for future offshore wind projects in France. Under the four-year master service agreement, Akrocean will provide wind and ocean data using its WINDSEA floating LiDAR with an aim to de-risk future projects in French waters. Established as part of series of measures intended to […]