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17 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders

German offshore wind industry associations have called on the government to launch a special tender before the end of the year and offer up to 2GW in capacity to be developed. The industry representatives from BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB said that ''the industry now needs reliable, long-term framework conditions. This involves […]

3 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The Shanghai Development and Reform Commission plans to issue a tender for the development of 200MW of capacity at the Fengxian offshore wind farm by the end of the year. Located in the north side of Hangzhou Bay some 12 kilometres off the coast, the 400MW Fengxian offshore wind farm comprises four blocks. This tender covers the […]

24 June 2019 Business & Finance

The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) is launching a ten-year programme to support the growth of UK businesses looking to capitalise on the opportunities offered by offshore wind. The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) will be delivered by Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult which will support supply chain companies to enable their growth and increase their competitiveness. The GBP 100 […]

16 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

The construction of the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe wind farm offshore Scotland is planned to begin later this year, EDF Renewables in the UK said. The company has opened an extension to its existing office in Edinburgh to accommodate 60 new jobs created on the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project. Derek Mackay MSP, […]

2 April 2019 Industry Contribution

By Stefano Santoni – Product & Market Manager, Wind Energy & Heavy Duty Division – DAVI. According to the report of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the global offshore wind market experienced a growth of 4.49GW of new capacity in 2018. The Global Wind Report acknowledges that nowadays there’s a total of 23GW of offshore […]

29 March 2019 Authorities

The Massachusetts distribution companies have jointly submitted a request for approval of a new request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind energy generation to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. The new RFP was developed by the distribution companies in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and in consultation with the Massachusetts Attorney […]

26 March 2019 Business & Finance

Van Oord's offshore wind business unit posted record revenue of EUR 706 million in 2018, a 75.2% increase compared to the revenue of EUR 403 million reported in 2017. The increase was attributed to a simultaneous start of four major offshore wind projects: Deutsche Bucht in Germany, Norther in Belgium, East Anglia ONE in the UK, […]

1 January 2019

Offshore WIND wishes you a happy and prosperous 2019!

21 December 2018 Wind Farm Update

German 332MW offshore wind farm, Nordsee One, entered full commercial operation on 21 December 2017 and its owners – Northland Power (85%), innogy (13.5%) and Enova (1.5%) – are now celebrating the project's first year of operation.

6 December 2018 R&D, Technology

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) is launching its first commercial offshore wind turbine in Choshi, Japan, on 1 January 2019.

6 November 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

The UK government plans to publish its final policy decisions on changes to the Contracts for Difference(CfD) scheme for the third allocation round this month.

23 October 2018 Business & Finance

Asia is going to surpass Europe in offshore wind capacity in the next ten years, Edgare Kerkwijk, Board member at Asia Wind Energy Association, said at the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.

3 October 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The Netherlands will invite tenders for the Hollandse Kust (zuid/south) III & IV offshore wind sites at the end of this year, Eric Wiebes, the country's Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy confirmed, adding that the upcoming process will see some changes despite running under the old regulation.

5 September 2018 Wind Farm Update

The Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland, the world's first built for icy conditions, has marked one year since inauguration.

24 August 2018 Business & Finance

What Sif Group had been expecting and preparing for when it comes to this year has been reflected in the company's results for the first half of 2018.

23 July 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment

The UK government plans to set out the parameters of the next year's Contracts for Difference auction later this year, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said.

5 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders

Spectrum Offshore has secured a five-year contract to provide combined crew transfer and survey services for the London Array offshore wind farm.

16 May 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Petrofac has secured a five-year framework agreement with Transmission Capital to provide engineering services across six of its Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) assets.

2 March 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Bladt Industries started the delivery of Hornsea Project One transition pieces (TPs) and anode cages last week by loading the first six TPs and anode cages onto SAL Heavy Lift's vessel at Bladt's facilities in Aalborg, Denmark. 

27 February 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

Turkish government will hold the country's first offshore wind tender this year, with the tender details set to be disclosed in the spring, Turkey's Energy Minister Berat Albayrak announced on 22 February, according to Anadolu Agency (AA) and Daily Sabah. Turkey's first offshore wind farm will be installed in the Aegean Sea, Daily Sabah writes.

15 February 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Siemens Gamesa has unveiled its 3-year strategic plan, with the L3AD2020 program, which includes a series of measures that will unlock EUR 2 billion of cost reductions.

6 February 2018

Europe added close to 3.2GW of offshore wind capacity last year, taking the total installed and grid-connected capacity from 12.6GW in 2016 to 15.8GW at the end of 2017 and thus marking a 25% increase in just one year. Including sites with partial grid connection, there are now 92 offshore wind farms in eleven European countries and 4,149 grid-connected wind turbines, WindEurope reports in its annual offshore wind statistics. 

5 January 2018 Business & Finance

On 4 January, Global Wind Service (GWS) celebrated ten years since it was founded. The company, now employing 600 people, worked on over 300 projects in 35 countries and has local business units in ten countries.

2 January 2018 Contracts & Tenders

With the latest Dutch tender in process, we said farewell to 2017 and can now welcome 2018 with wishes for it to resume in similar manner as it is most likely to begin: with a concession contract for a project awarded at the first subsidy-free tender.  

1 January 2018

GE’s Haliade Nacelles Waiting for Merkur GE Renewable Energy has published a photo showing its Haliade 150-6MW nacelles for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm being assembled at the company’s Saint-Nazaire site in France. Galloper Nacelles Start Clicking in Esbjerg The first complete nacelle built by Siemens for the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm underwent its […]

1 January 2018

Dear readers,  The Offshore WIND editorial team wishes you a happy and prosperous 2018! We would like to thank you all for being with us in this momentous year of 2017, where the offshore wind sector bloomed amazingly. We hope you stay with us through this exciting renewables ride and follow our contribution to the […]