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  • 14 October 2016

    Research and development play a vital role In renewable energy as well as a steady stream of young engineers geared up to meet the current challenges In the Industry. Enter: the European Wind Energy Master Programme (EWEM) which prepares the world’s future engineers. The programme is a joint effort between the Delft University of Technology, the […]

  • 3 August 2012

    Lamprell was founded in the UAE by Steven Lamprell in the ‘7O’s as a marine engineering company, refurbishing and then later building jack up drilling rigs for the oil and gas industry. Lamprell has now become a successful and major name in WTIV builds. The step from building jack up drilling platforms to building self […]

  • 3 August 2012

    Damen has a network of more than 45 shipyards, repair yards and related companies world wide. These shipyards are either in partnership with, or directly owned and managed by, Damen. In fact it is almost certain that one of them is close to your wind farm. They have a wide range of vessels in their […]

  • 3 August 2012

    The Singapore based Keppel FELS also has its roots in building huge offshore jack up platforms for the oil and gas industry. It is a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), which, in turn, is a wholly owned company of Keppel Corporation Limited. This yard not only builds the vessels but also […]

  • 28 September 2015

    Although it is nothing new for countries and companies to invest in renewable energy, it seems like this ‘alternative’ form of energy production grows faster  than ever. The IEA reported recently that renewable energy could surpass coal, nuclear power, and natural gas as the world’s largest source of electricity within only 15 years. That’s one […]

  • 25 July 2014

    The number of women working in the offshore wind industry might not be growing in proportion to the growth of the industry itself, but there is a significant minority of women who are to be found in the engineering related jobs and actually going offshore. Offshore WIND met Annelie Doedens who is one of this […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Seaway Heavy Lifting has placed an order with Bladt Industries for 30 jacket foundations for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm. Bladt Industries will manufacture 30 four-legged jacket foundations at its production facilities at Lindoe Industrial Park, Denmark. The jacket foundations will have a height of up to 71 metres and weigh up to 830 tonnes, with a footprint […]

  • 9 October 2017

    “We need to build wind turbines like we build cars,” said Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord, at the opening of the Offshore WIND Conference 2017 (OWC17) today, 9 October, in Amsterdam. 

  • 16 January 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Petrofac has entered into a Preferred Supplier Agreement with SSE Renewables to design, supply and install the HVAC onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen wind farm project in Scotland. Petrofac has commenced early work on the project. Subject to a final investment decision expected in the coming months, its full scope will include, on […]

  • 3 August 2012

    One of the largest ship builders in the world has two huge shipyards very close to each other in Finland. STX Finland has taken over the shipyards in Turku and in Rauma, and taken a 50% stake in a shipyard in Helsinki. While most of the 2500 STX employees are busy with the design and […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has decided to invest more than SEK 3 billion (approx. EUR 317 million) in the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off the Scottish coast. The wind farm will comprise 11 turbines with a total capacity of 92.4MW. Apart from generating electricity, it will also be a centre for testing and developing new technologies for […]

  • 17 November 2016

    Veja Mate is a deity in Latvian mythology whose name translates to “Mother of the Wind” what might be considered a very appropriate name for the 402MW offshore wind farm being built some 100km off the coast in the German sector of the North Sea. The foundation installation at the Veja Mate site involved using […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    AMBAU started fabricating the 43m long tower sections for Nordergründe wind farm’s turbines at its facilities in Cuxhaven. The company said this is a result of an integrated design approach of a tower, transition piece and monopile foundation. The remaining required tower length will be realized by a combined tower-TP (Long-TP). In addition to the tower sections, […]

  • 30 June 2010
    Training & Education

    Exclusive from Offshore wind 2010 conference in Liverpool. David Still, managing director of CBE talked today on Offshore Wind 2010 Conference about building the industry and offshore wind supply chain. Supply chain is all about timing, we can’t relie on given time frames. He also added they are building the Britannia 10MW turbine which is […]

  • 5 February 2015

    Acta Marine contracted CIG Shipbuilding for the design and construction of a large Wind Farm Support Vessel (WFSV). The DP-2 fitted vessel measures 108 by 16 meters and offers accommodation and workspace for 75 persons onboard. The vessel will be equipped with two dedicated boat landings for Crew Transfer Vessels as well as a motion-compensated […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Damen has begun work on the latest and one of the largest models of its shallow draft Shoalbuster range, which was ordered by Van Wijngaarden Marine Services. The Shoalbuster 3512 is 35 metres in length, has a draft of 2.9 metres and GRT of 498 tonnes. The new design brings a range of benefits including a […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall Wind Power has won the bidding in the process to build the offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 outside the Danish west coast. Now the company awaits approval from the Danish Parliament and EU. With a total capacity of 400 MW, the wind farm will produce electricity for 450 000 households from 2017. “This […]

  • 5 August 2014

    Independent energy company SmartestEnergy is expanding its operations in Scotland on the back of continued growth north of the border. The company, which opened an office in Glasgow just under three years ago to add to its existing locations in London and Ipswich, has moved to larger premises in the city and is recruiting a […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Grid Connection

    The central theme of the sixth annual Offshore WIND Conference held last month in Amsterdam was “Building an industry without borders.” According to a study published by the European Commission titled “Study of the benefits of a meshed offshore grid in Northern Seas region,” a meshed offshore grid would cut costs by between EUR 30 […]

  • 28 October 2015

    After the Nobelwind team announced that they have reached financial close for the Nobelwind (Bligh Bank II) offshore wind farm project, Bladt started the construction of the offshore high voltage substation (OHVS). As the main contractor of the OHVS, Bladt is responsible for the steel construction work of the substation as well as the overall engineering, […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Statoil has awarded the Bilbao-based Navacel with a contract for the supply of five towers which will support the turbines at the world’s first floating wind farm, the 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park. The turbine towers to be supplied by Navacel will have a height of 83 metres with a diameter of 7.5 metres at the base and […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Scottish Enterprise’s new £10 million industry engagement building, called inovo, based at the heart of Glasgow’s International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ), has been officially opened today, 27 January 2014, bringing new jobs and investment opportunities to Scotland. Built to support Scotland’s ambition in the offshore renewable energy market, inovo has already attracted seven […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Iberdrola and Bladt Industries have signed a contract for the fabrication of 41 jacket foundations and 164 pin piles for the upcoming Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea. “We are very pleased that we can continue serial fabrication of foundations at our facilities and hereby build on our strong track record […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens has selected Smulders to build the three Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs) for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm.

  • 5 July 2010

    As more and more windy areas on land fill with rotors to convert wind power to electricity, manufacturers are pushing to move their…   [mappress] Source: windpowerspot, July 05, 2010;

  • 22 January 2014
    Training & Education

    Avanti has built a training tower for effective training anytime. A working turbine must be stopped in order for technicians to work or train in the tower, thus increasing downtime costs, unlike the new training tower which can be used without costly downtime. The new training tower is built at Avanti Wind Systems ladder factory, […]