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  • 21 March 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Offshore Construction Associates (OCA) has won a contract to provide installation management services for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts, U.S. The contract follows 12 months of support by OCA’s UK business and is expected to create jobs and further employment opportunities in Boston and other locations in the U.S. until at least […]

  • 29 May 2013

    RWE’s Nordsee Ost wind farm will be erected in 22 to 25 metre deep water, 35 kilometres northwest of the island of Heligoland and 40 kilometres west of Amrum, covering a total area of some 24 square kilometres.  First foundations at the wind farm site have already been installed by the offshore installation vessel Victoria […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Vessels

    Ulstein has introduced its S182 design, a new dynamically positioned multipurpose construction vessel suitable for shallow water operations. The company said that the main design driver was to develop a very CAPEX friendly DP vessel with good capabilities to support various offshore operations, including cable lay and offshore construction. The vessel is capable of supporting a […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The main DanTysk construction campaign in 2014 has kicked off as of Friday. The harbor of Esbjerg is currently a hub of activities, as the vessel Pacific Osprey has arrived there – timely for loading of the first turbines. The first 3.6 MW turbines from Siemens were loaded onto the installation vessel. Vessel and harbor crew ensured safe and […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Regional Administrative Tribunal of Sicily (Il Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale per la Sicilia – TAR) has revoked a construction permit granted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) for the 137MW offshore wind project in the Gulf of Gela off Sicily’s southern coast.

  • 14 January 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    It is ever more evident that Windreich AG has turned out to be the cornerstone of the energy transition’s success. Willi Balz, CEO of Windreich AG said: “While BARD, EnBW, Dong and, most recently, RWE announce delays or project halts, our projects, led by Global Tech I and MEG 1, are running as planned. All […]

  • 31 July 2020
    Technology

    The manufacturing of the PivotBuoy offshore wind floating platform has commenced in Santander, Spain. In March, X1 Wind and its partners completed and approved the design of the single point mooring system platform for floating wind turbines. After the design was approved, the manufacturing of the PivotBuoy and the floating platform started at DEGIMA facilities. […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    DEME Group’s jack-up vessel Innovation has arrived at Sif’s Maasvlakte terminal in Rotterdam to load the first monopiles for the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium. DEME is in charge of installing the 58 foundations, as well as the turbines, inter-array cables, export cables and two offshore substations. Sif won a contract at the end of […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Technology

    Ocean energy company, BioPower Systems (BPS), has completed the construction and onshore testing of a 250kW bioWAVE pilot demonstration unit.  The project is supported by an CAD 11 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), a CAD 5 million grant from the Victorian Government and CAD 5 million equity from BPS. The structure is scheduled for […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore construction of the Nordergründe wind farm is kicking off this week, with the MPI Enterprise vessel already loading monopiles and transition pieces in Cuxhaven, according to German media.  After being contacted by Offshore WIND, wpd, the developer of the offshore wind project, confirmed the construction start without revealing any further details. Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems has been contracted […]

  • 11 May 2016

    SeaRoc Group’s SeaPlanner has been selected to support the construction of E.ON’s Rampion offshore wind farm.  SeaPlanner will provide the Vessel & Traffic Management System (VTMS), which will be operated from the marine coordination centre based at Newhaven, and will be tracking coverage for the offshore site, the export cable route, construction base, and all vessels […]

  • 6 November 2012

    China Three Gorges Invited Energias de Portugal (EDP) to codevelop an offshore wind farm in the province of Jiangsu with Furnas, writes Macauhub. Namely, the wind farm project is worth EUR 560 million and will have a total capacity of 200MW. The construction work is expected to begin by the end of this year. [mappress] […]

  • 15 February 2012

    Marubeni Corp led group is planning to build floating a test wind farm off the coast Fukushima Prefecture, reports Jiji Press. The project is planned to generate 12 MW after its completion in 2016. This would supply the needs of more than 100,000 households. Besides Marubeni, the consortium members are Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Nippon […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Cape Wind has selected the joint venture team of Flatiron Construction Corp., Cal Dive International, Inc., and Cashman Equipment Corp. as its construction contractor to build America’s first offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound.  Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said, “We are confident this is the right team with the best skills and capabilities to […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The construction of the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the 353MW Galloper offshore wind farm has started in Harwich, UK.

  • 22 July 2015
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Full steam ahead at the Block Island offshore wind farm site. Deepwater Wind started building the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. yesterday, when the installation vessel Weeks 533 and a barge carrying wind turbine foundations met three miles (4.8 kilometres) off Block Island with several crew transfer vessels and tug boats. […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The first of the 31 monopile foundations has been installed on Northland Power’s 269MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

  • 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, […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Onshore works for the Hornsea Project One wind farm are scheduled to start this month with the construction of an onshore substation at North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire.   This will be followed by burying an onshore cable underground and works around the landfall site where the onshore cable meets the offshore cable. The cable route on land will run approximately […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    In December last year, Iberdrola awarded a €160 million contract to Spanish shipbuilding firm, Navantia, for work on Germany’s 350MW Wikinger offshore wind project. The contract, which comprises fabrication of 29 jacket foundations and two substation platforms, represents Navantia’s formal entry into the offshore wind sector. Offshore WIND spoke to Abel Mendez Diaz, the company’s […]

  • 17 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Preliminary construction on the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farms project has taken place this week near the coastal village of Ulrome, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Dogger Bank Wind Farms, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor, is made up of three offshore wind farm sites in the North Sea, Creyke Beck A , […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has officially opened the Hornsea Two Offshore Construction Base (HTOCB) at Humberside Airport in Lincolnshire. The building, formerly a police station at the airport, will now house around 30 Ørsted employees who will be working around the clock to construct the 1.4GW wind farm. Hornsea Two, located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire Coast, will […]

  • 19 July 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind developer Parkwind and marine contractor Jan De Nul have kicked off offshore seabed preparation works in the Belgian North Sea for the 219MW Northwester 2 wind farm. Jan De Nul has just finished the offshore scour protection works on the wind farm’s 23 turbine locations. At each location, the subsea rock installation vessel Simon […]

  • 9 September 2013

    More than 150 senior level wind industry executives – already comprised of 25 Utilities and 80 installation specialists – have begun to engage with one another in preparation for their arrival at Hamburg’s Royal Meridien for the 5th Annual Offshore Wind Construction, Installation and Commissioning Conference (October 14-15, 2013). With a global delegation, attendees are […]

  • 20 May 2013

    Babcock has commenced construction of its innovative floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system, designed to provide critical meteorological data for offshore wind farm developers safely, reliably and more cost-effectively than has previously been feasible. While met monitoring systems, including LiDAR, are commonly used on-shore by the renewable energy industry and by military and aviation […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Technology

    Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) has announced the commencement of offshore foundation installation activities. An offshore foundation installation vessel is on site off Garden Island, Australia, and the construction on the Perth Wave Energy Project has begun. Installation activities are now well underway. Vessel owner and operator Fugro Seacore (Australia) mobilised the vessel last week […]