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19 February 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Global Wind Service (GWS) has appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Michael Høj Olsen as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from today, 19 February. The new CEO succeeded co-founder Lars Petersen who will continue with GWS in the role of CCO responsible for sales and business development. “I am very excited about the opportunity to drive the […]

5 December 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

The Danish Government has appointed DNV GL CEO Ditlev Engel as Denmark’s special envoy for Climate and Energy until the end of September 2019.

3 December 2018 Business & Finance

Ørsted has joined the Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA), becoming the non-profit organization’s 250th member.

29 November 2018 Business & Finance, Vessels

EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) has taken over agency services for the service operations vessel (SOV) Windea La Cour in the port of Eemshaven, the Netherlands.

5 November 2018 Industry Contribution

By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Germany’s first offshore wind auction, in April 2017, was a watershed for the industry. Anticipating fierce competition, Ørsted and EnBW both pitched projects that would not require subsidy support, a concept undreamt of at the time. Since then, more than 2.5 GW […]

7 September 2018 Business & Finance

J.R. Rix & Sons has agreed to acquire Boston Energy’s 50% stake in their joint venture company BostonRix Wind Ltd, therefore obtaining sole ownership of the business.

7 September 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has appointed Yves Rannou as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from March 2019 at the latest.

3 July 2018 Vessels

Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus has been outfitted with an aluminium helideck from Bayards Aluminium Constructions, as part of the modification of the vessel that started last year.

30 May 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

German offshore wind developer wpd has selected Van Oord as preferred contractor for the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.

16 May 2018 Business & Finance

Statoil has officially changed its name to Equinor as part of a commitment to developing as a broad energy company. 

15 March 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Bay State Wind, a proposed 400-800MW offshore wind project off Massachusetts, has been designated as a covered project under Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41).

22 February 2018 Business & Finance

Subsea 7 will acquire 60% holding in Xodus Group from Chiyoda Corporation, which will retain a 40% stake in the engineering and advisory consultancy as a joint venture partner.

29 January 2018 Business & Finance, R&D

US-based Brand Industrial Services (BrandSafway) has acquired the Dutch Venko Groep BV, a portfolio company of Mentha Capital.

24 November 2017 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

The Netherlands is serious about renewables and has ambitious plans for the development of offshore wind capacity which could lead to the country becoming one of the largest markets for offshore wind, Jasper Vis, Country Manager for Ørsted Netherlands (formerly DONG Energy Netherlands), said.

26 October 2017 Authorities

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published an independent review of energy costs, looking into reducing costs in the electricity supply chain.

24 May 2017 Business & Finance

DONG Energy today agreed to divest the entire share capital of DONG E&P A/S to INEOS.

13 March 2017 Business & Finance

Subsea 7 acquired 50% stake in Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) from K&S Baltic Offshore (Cyprus) on 10 March. SHL was a joint venture company in which Subsea 7 held a 50% interest, hence the company is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Subsea 7.

16 February 2017 Business & Finance

A competitive market environment has led Siemens to a decision to set up its Mechanical Drives unit as a standalone company. The division comprises Flender and Winergy, which worked on the gearbox for Adwen’s AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine.

17 January 2017 R&D

Deutsche WindGuard Consulting and Deutsche WindGuard Wind Tunnel Services have been approved as testing laboratories for the power performance and anemometer calibration competence areas within the IECRE scheme. WindGuard, an independent measuring institute for the wind industry, is one of the first test labs to have successfully finished the approval process, Deutsche WindGuard said. The […]

24 November 2016 Business & Finance

Triton, a private equity investment company, will become the largest shareholder of DeepOcean, after the funds advised by Triton signed an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the subsea services provider. The transaction is expected to close around 1 January 2017, subject to regulatory approval in the relevant jurisdictions. The parties have agreed not to disclose the […]

9 November 2016 Authorities

Renewable energy as a vital part of the future US energy mix has been put under a question mark after the announcement that Donald Trump won the presidential elections, given that his energy policy is most likely to revolve around fossil fuels. If this will affect the country’s offshore wind industry in any way is […]

29 September 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

South Korea received first electricity generated by an offshore wind farm on Thursday, September 29, 2016, KBS World Radio reports. The first power was generated by three out of the ten 3MW turbines installed at the 30MW Tamra offshore wind farm off Geumdeung-ri in Jeju Island, located about 0.5 – 1 km from the shore. The power produced by the […]

29 August 2016 Environment, Training & Education

Danish offshore wind developer DONG Energy will be taking 4,500 compatriots on offshore wind safaris this September to showcase how the company’s offshore wind farms are contributing to the country’s green energy transformation. According to a survey conducted by Megafon, eight out of ten Danes support the conversion of the energy supply from fossil fuels to […]

11 August 2016 Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

The global wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is estimated to increase from USD 10 billion in 2015 to USD 17 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 11.2%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest viewpoint states that technological developments have paved the way for more effective and reliable equipment and […]

10 August 2016 Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education, Vessels

Northern Offshore Services’ 27-metre crew transfer vessel (CTV) Detecter has become the first Danish-flagged vessel of its kind to be certified by the Danish Maritime Authority to carry up to 24 offshore wind technicians. The certification marks the initiation of a new practice in Denmark, which gives Danish shipping the same opportunities as its competitors from Germany, according to […]

3 August 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Karlsruhe-headquartered energy company EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has reached an agreement to acquire the Denmark-based wind turbine service and maintenance provider, Connected Wind Services A/S (CWS). EnBW expects to reach new customers in the Nordics and Germany through the acquisition of CWS, and establish itself as a full-service provider for the planning, construction, operation, maintenance and service […]