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21 May 2019 Business & Finance

Engie and EDP have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a co-controlled 50/50 joint-venture (JV) in fixed and floating offshore wind. The new entity will be the exclusive vehicle of investment of EDP, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables (EDPR), and Engie for offshore wind opportunities worldwide and will become a global top 5 […]

10 May 2019 Grid Connection

The topside for the Borssele Alpha substation has departed from HSM Offshore in Schiedam towards the project site in the Dutch North Sea. The topside will travel through the Nieuwe Waterweg and Hoek van Holland where it will enter the North Sea. Upon arrival to the project site, it will be placed onto its jacket foundation, […]

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 […]

30 April 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

HSM Offshore has loaded out the Borssele Alpha substation topside onto a barge at its yard in Schiedam, the Netherlands. The 700MW Borssele Alpha will collect the electricity generated by Ørsted’s Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm and feed it into the Dutch grid. The substation's jacket foundation was installed in August 2018. The platform […]

26 April 2019 Business & Finance

Siemens Gamesa will solidify its leading position in offshore wind after replacing GE on two projects Eolien Maritime France (EMF) is developing in France, according to GlobalData. As reported, Siemens Gamesa signed a framework agreement with EMF for the supply and service of turbines for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects after GE terminated its supplier status. Both […]

23 April 2019 Vessels

Topaz Energy and Marine's newbuild subsea vessel Topaz Tangaroa has arrived in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, after completing its first offshore wind work. According to DHSS, the vessel has just finished work on the 370MW Norther project in Belgium and is preparing for deployment on the next offshore wind farm. At the beginning of the year, Topaz Energy […]

23 April 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Bladt Industries has installed the transformer on the offshore substation built for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium. According to the Danish company, three cranes were necessary for the installation of the 235t transformer on the substation. To remind, the substation topside began its journey towards Bladt's premises in Aalborg from Mostostal Pomorze in […]

18 April 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Dutch companies Marlow Offshore and SeaZip Offshore Service have established MarZip Offshore Personnel, a joint venture which combines the services provided by each of the two companies. According to the companies, the joint venture is an answer to the increasing demand for a single contact service concept for project-based, international offshore staffing solutions. To MarZip Offshore Personnel, Marlow […]

16 April 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Poland's Mostostal Pomorze has loaded out the substation topside built for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Gdansk. The load-out operations were performed on 13 and 14 of April. The topside is currently travelling to Aalborg in Denmark where Bladt Industries will continue working on it. In June 2018, Mostostal Pomorze signed a contract for prefabrication of […]

5 April 2019 Grid Connection

The topside of Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform has left Heerema Fabrication Group’s construction site in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, and was loaded onto a barge. According to Elia, the topside left the construction site this morning, which represents the first step in the journey towards its final destination in the Belgian North Sea. The topside will […]

27 March 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The heavy-lift jack-up vessels Pacific Osprey and Innovation have transported and installed the offshore substation topside on the EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Pacific Osprey had loaded the topside in Rotterdam. In the construction area, the Innovation lifted the topside on the monopile foundation. The Pacific Osprey will be jacked up […]

25 March 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The topside for the Deutsche Bucht substation was shipped out from the Damen Shiprepair yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, to the installation site in the German North Sea on 19 March. The 269MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm will comprise of 33 MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbines installed on 31 monopile foundations and two mono […]

13 March 2019 Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

The topside for the offshore substation of the Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm has been loaded on the pontoon at the Damen Shiprepair yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The topside was loaded out on Sunday 24 February, Smulders said. The accompanying jacket was loaded on the pontoon earlier that week. The topside will […]

30 January 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Underwater technologies specialist Coda Octopus has partnered with the Chinese offshore wind contractor AVIC IET to integrate the Echoscope4G Surface real-time 3D sonar on an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV). AVIC IET will now be able to autonomously control their vehicle and the Echoscope4G Surface with its integrated Pan and Tilt rotator (IPT), to survey subsea […]

28 January 2019

OffshoreWIND.biz brings you the top five most read articles in the fourth week of January 2019. Ørsted Freezes Ongoing Supply Chain Contracts in Taiwan Ørsted has suspended the execution of contracts with Taiwan Cogeneration Corporation, China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Century Iron and Steel Industrial (CISI) for the developer’s offshore wind projects in Taiwan, Taiwanese […]

24 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Siemens Gamesa has awarded 1StopWind, a UK-based wind turbine inspection and maintenance specialist, with a contract for offshore Statutory Inspection and Repair works at four offshore wind farms in Germany. The contract is the third for the UK company for Siemens Gamesa's offshore projects in Germany. Namely, 1StopWind executed similar contracts in 2017 and in 2018, […]

20 January 2019

Siemens Gamesa Launches 10+ MW Offshore Wind Turbine Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. GE Haliade-X 12MW Prototype Finds Home in Rotterdam GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind, a joint venture of Pondera Development and Sif, have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12MW wind […]

18 January 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Japan's largest power company Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) and Ørsted have signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly on offshore wind projects. TEPCO and Ørsted will work jointly on the Choshi offshore wind project near Tokyo, for which TEPCO has been carrying out a seabed survey to examine its feasibility, and […]

6 January 2019

Check out the first Top News of the Week in 2019.

3 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

Topaz Energy and Marine has signed an agreement with an unnamed north European contractor to charter its newbuild subsea vessel, Topaz Tangaroa, for work on renewable energy projects, primarily in support of offshore wind farms in the southern North Sea. 

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.

26 December 2018 Business & Finance

G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates company, is rebranding in order to bring into focus its piling solutions for the renewable energy and oil & gas industries.

25 December 2018 Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Vessels

London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has provided Barge Master and GustoMSC with an approval in principle for the work method of the Steady Top Feeder solution.

24 December 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

The jack-up vessel Bold Tern has returned to the Port of Esbjerg after completing an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) campaign in the Irish Sea, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier said.

23 December 2018

Top five of the most read news on offshoreWIND.biz last week.