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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.

9 December 2018

Offshore WIND’s most read news from 2 to 9 December 2018.

18 November 2018

Offshore WIND’s most read news from 12 to 18 November 2018.

13 November 2018 Business & Finance, Environment

Wind energy is set to overtake coal, nuclear and gas to become the EU’s largest power source well before 2030 according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2018 World Energy Outlook, but additional efforts are needed if the entire energy system is to be decarbonised, WindEurope said.