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  • 1 January 2014

    Storm ‘Christian’ Shakes DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm (Germany) DanTysk offshore wind farm, situated west of the island of Sylt and directly on the German-Danish border, recently shook under the strength of storm “Christian” that swept through the North Sea. The Netherlands: Damen Unveils Walk to Work Vessel Damen Shipyards has unveiled a completely new Wind […]

  • 2 January 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The editorial team at Offshore WIND have compiled a list of what we thought were the most important developments within the offshore wind industry in 2016. Vattenfall Wins Kriegers Flak Tender with EUR 49.9 per MWh Bid Swedish energy company Vattenfall has won the tender to build the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Danish part […]

  • 1 January 2020

    With 2019 now behind us, our editorial team looks back on what shaped the offshore wind industry in the last year of the decade. Below is a subjective list highlighting some of the most impactful events in the sector: UK Offshore Wind Strike Prices Slide Down to GBP 39.65/MWh Offshore wind projects selected in the […]

  • 2 January 2018

    The Offshore WIND editorial team brings you a list of what, in our opinion, were the most significant developments in the offshore wind industry in 2017. Germany Accepts First Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Auction Bid Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur has selected three offshore wind projects by DONG Energy and one project by EnBW in the first auction for […]

  • 2 January 2019

    From a sea of major updates that hit the headlines last year, Offshore WIND has chosen a few that could sketch the sector’s progress by looking at various developments across the globe in 2018.

  • 22 November 2015

    DONG Unveils U.S. Offshore Wind Project Details DONG Energy has released project details for its offshore wind farm proposed to be built off Massachusetts, USA. 25MW Floating Wind Farm Planned off Portugal EDP Renewables (EDPR), Mitsubishi Corporation (through its subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe), Chiyoda Corporation (through its subsidiary Chiyoda Generating Europe), Engie and Repsol have announced […]

  • 28 June 2015

    Fukushima’s 7MW Floating Turbine almost There Assembly works of the 7MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine on the three-column semi-sub floater at Onahama port has been completed and delivery of the floater to testing area is going to start shortly as part of the second phase of the Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project. […]

  • 20 December 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Samsø Turbine Broke Off Due to Welding Crack A fracture in the welding that connects the tower top flange with the tower had caused the breaking of the turbine Number 7 at the Samsø (Paludans Flak) offshore wind farm, Siemens said in a statement. Offshore Wind Trumps Trump This morning, the UK’s Supreme Court ruled […]

  • 13 December 2015

    DONG Energy Seeks Technical and Consultancy Staff for Danish Projects DONG Energy has invited tenders for temporary technical and consultancy staff working at the company’s Danish locations. Photo of the Day: Port of Esbjerg’s December Look Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Sea Challenger loading Gode Wind turbine components at the Port of Esbjerg, while […]

  • 9 November 2014

    Siemens Appoints New CEO of Wind Power & Renewables Business Siemens Power Generation Services, Wind Power & Renewables business has a new global CEO. Mark Albenze succeeds Tim Holt who is taking over new responsibilities within Siemens. V164-8.0 MW Breaks All Records At the beginning of October, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s new wind turbine, installed […]

  • 21 December 2014

    Belgium to Decide on Wind Energy Storing Island in 2015 Belgium will have their say in early 2015 about a project that would see excess energy stored and used later when needed. SKWID Sinks Off Japan MODEC has confirmed that a Floating Wind & Current Hybrid Power Generation System (SKWID) constructed by MODEC sank into […]

  • 1 January 2017
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    GeoSea Installs First Foundation at Galloper Offshore marine engineering specialist GeoSea installed the first of fifty-six turbine foundations at the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm on Wednesday, 28th December. Block Island Turbine Out of Action Until Second Half of February One of the General Elecetric’s (GE) Haliade turbines installed at America’s first offshore wind farm […]

  • 28 May 2017

    Offshore WIND’s most read news from 22 to 28 May 2017.

  • 26 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Shell Eyes More Action in European Offshore Wind The Netherlands-based oil and gas giant, Shell, is looking to get on board further projects across Europe as it aims to dive deeper into the offshore wind market. Hywind Foundations On a Roll (Photos) The Navantia-Windar team has started the roll-out of the spar-type floating foundations built […]

  • 12 March 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Artificial North Sea Island Plan Moves Ahead TenneT Netherlands, Energinet.dk and TenneT Germany will sign a trilateral agreement on developing the North Sea Wind Power Hub project during the North Seas Energy Forum in Brussels on 23 March, in the presence of Maroš Šefčovič, European Commissioner for Energy Union. Nordsee One Turbines Taking Shape (Gallery) […]

  • 28 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    GE Tabling Bid for Adwen This Week? General Electric (GE) plans to submit a bid to buy the offshore wind turbine maker Adwen, a 50 -50 joint venture between Gamesa and Areva, this week, according to the French magazine La Lettre de l’Expansion. [email protected] Unveils Upgraded Wind Farm SOV Design German designer of offshore and […]

  • 24 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Rough Sea Ahead for German Offshore Wind, Industry Says The new German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) means troubled waters for the German offshore wind industry, according to a press release jointly issued by AGOW (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Offshore-Windenergie), Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, BWE (Bundesverband WindEnergie) and WAB. Brave Tern Ready for First Transatlantic Voyage Brave […]

  • 21 September 2014

    DONG Energy UK to Employ Offshore Wind Experts from Atlas Professionals DONG Energy Power (UK) Ltd and Atlas Professionals today signed a framework agreement for the provision of temporary offshore wind specialists for DONG Energy’s UK offshore wind farms. Photo of the Day: Turtle Visiting Walney Offshore Wind Farm Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: […]

  • 7 September 2014

    DolWin Beta Becomes Resident of North Sea (Gallery) DolWin beta, the offshore HVDC platform that will connect three offshore wind farms in the German part of the North Sea, is now anchored and ballasted to the seabed, Aibel has announced on its social media pages. Greater Gabbard OWF’s Cabling Infrastructure Worries Local Fishermen The developers […]

  • 15 June 2014

    UK Signs FID Contracts for Five Offshore Wind Projects The UK Government has signed eight contracts awarded under the Final Investment Decision (FID) Enabling for Renewables process, including five contracts for offshore wind projects. Drydocks Completes DolWin Beta Construction in Dubai Drydocks World has successfully completed the pioneering HVDC converter platform DolWin beta. Spanish Shipyard […]

  • 11 May 2014

    GDF Team Wins French Offshore Wind Tender Following a national public tender process, the French State has selected the group comprising GDF SUEZ, EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine and AREVA to install and operate offshore wind farms in the areas of Tréport (Upper Normandy, 500MW) and the Isles of Yeu and Noirmoutier (Pays de la Loire, […]

  • 13 April 2014

    VIDEO: Alstom’s 6MW Turbine Spinning at Belwind Site  Last year in November, Alsom installed 6-MW Haliade™ 150, off Ostend harbour at the Belwind site in Belgium. Five Big OW Companies Test Vibratory Driving of Monopiles  RWE Innogy, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall are running a one year onshore demonstration project near Cuxhaven on the […]

  • 23 February 2014

    Marubeni and Technip to Build Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Mainstream Renewable Power has appointed Marubeni and Technip Offshore Wind Limited (working in consortium) as the preferred supplier of balance of plant EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) services for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. First OW Jack-Up Vessel Built in Germany […]

  • 16 December 2013

    Alstom Dives in French Offshore Wind Opportunities Alstom has announced the signature of an exclusive partnership agreement with STX France, during a meeting of the Region Pays de la Loire strategic committee on marine energies that was held in Nantes on December 6. Dutch Companies Developing Innovative Pile-Driving Technology  Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off […]

  • 8 December 2013

    Storm ‘Christian’ Shakes DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm (Germany)  DanTysk offshore wind farm, situated west of the island of Sylt and directly on the German-Danish border, recently shook under the strength of storm “Christian” that swept through the North Sea. Competition in Offshore Wind Industry to Intensify  With an expected compound average growth rate of 28.3% […]