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  • 18 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Financial close on the first two phases of the world’s largest offshore wind farm at Dogger Bank is expected in the coming days, SSE said. SSE Renewables and Equinor are jointly developing the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind project through a 50:50 joint venture company – Dogger Bank Wind Farm. The project is divided […]

  • 25 August 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Sea Challenger has left the port of Esbjerg with one of the last batches of turbines for the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm. DEME’s vessel is working in tandem with its sister vessel Sea Installer on the installation of 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines at the site in the Dutch part of […]

  • 27 July 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy will reveal the results of the tender to develop the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm site on Wednesday, 29 July. The results of the subsidy-free round will be revealed after the closing of the Dutch stock exchanges, Ruud de Bruijne, Project manager offshore wind energy […]

  • 15 July 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DEME has shared a photo of its vessels Sea Installer and Sea Challenger working together at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm, where they have so far installed 55 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines. [The article continues below the image.] The vessels are working as a tandem within DEME’s duo-vessel solution to […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Dominion Energy has shared a photo showing the completion of the two Siemens Gamesa turbines at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project. Located 27 miles off Virginia Beach, the Siemens Gamesa SWT-6.0-154 units are the first wind turbines installed in U.S. federal waters. According to Dominion Energy, the 12 MW project was built […]

  • 5 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    OffshoreWIND.biz‘s Photo of the Day: The WindFloat Atlantic floating wind farm in full array. The WindFloat Atlantic project is almost fully completed, with only the connection of the third turbine left to be done. Bourbon Subsea Services towed the third turbine to its designated location at the end of May, with connection to mooring and […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Alpha Ventus, the first German offshore wind farm, is marking 10 years of operations. Commissioned on 27 April 2010, Alpha Ventus is Germany’s first and oldest operating offshore wind farm.  The project comprises six Adwen M5000 turbines and six Senvion 5M turbines located 45km north of the island of Borkum in the North Sea. The […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    On Friday, 3 April, EnBW marked the ninth year of operation of its Baltic 1 offshore wind farm.

  • 2 April 2020
    Vessels

    The crane boom on the offshore installation vessel Orion has been lifted to its full height for the first time, DEME Group reported via social media on 2 April.

  • 7 February 2020
    Technology

    The HaliadeX-12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype in the Port of Rotterdam has set a new world record by being the first wind turbine ever to generate 288MWh of electricity continuously over the course of 24 hours, GE Renewable Energy said. The previous record of 262MWh of electricity produced by a wind turbine was also […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Wind turbines covered all the electricity consumption in Denmark on 15 September, marking a new record, according to Energinet. For the first time ever, wind turbines generated power all 24 hours and provided 130% of electricity during the day, much more than the Danes need for daily consumption, Energinet reported. Between 2 and 3 a.m., up […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Vessels

    DEME Group’s jack-up vessel Innovation is undergoing a final stage of a maintenance and repair program at the Damen Verolme yard in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The photo shows the vessel during full height jacking trials at the yard. Following the jacking trials and final tests, Innovation will head to ”a full schedule of work”, which […]

  • 13 June 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    France’s minister for ecological transition, François de Rugy, will launch the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in Saint-Nazaire on Friday, 14 June. Minister de Rugy will launch the project at GE’s Montoir de Bretagne factory accompanied by Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of EDF Group, and Hugh Bailey, General Manager of GE France. As reported last week, the Conseil […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has posted a photo showing the first wind turbine components destined for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm lined up at the Taichung Port in Taiwan. The first 75m long blades, 378t nacelles and 37m long tower sections began their journey to Taiwan from Aalborg, Denmark, and Cuxhaven, Germany, on board three vessels. Formosa 1 Phase 2 will […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    GE Renewable Energy is currently preparing the site in Maasvlakte, the Netherlands, for installation of its Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine prototype. Preparations of the site which will host the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine are being carried out in partnership with Future Wind. The two companies signed an agreement at the beginning of the year […]

  • 6 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The UK’s new Offshore Wind Sector Deal will be issued on Thursday, 7 March, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said. As reported earlier, the new Sector Deal has established a target of reaching the connected offshore wind capacity of 30GW and delivering one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. Through a new skills […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Vessels

    High Speed Transfers (HST) has posted a photo of its fast crew supply vessel HST Sofia taking shape at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey. HST Sofia, for which the two companies signed a contract in September 2018, represents the second FCS 2710 vessel HST ordered with Damen. The new vessel, scheduled to be delivered this March, is being built […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Equinor, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and NOF Energy are organizing an offshore wind operations and maintenance innovation day at the Port of Blyth in the UK.

  • 14 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) has resumed the auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts.

  • 13 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Three commercial wind leases offshore Massachusetts have brought in a total of USD 285 million in bids in the first 24 auction rounds, sending a strong signal that developers are committed to the US offshore wind market.

  • 14 November 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    The assembly of the wind turbine towers destined for the Norther offshore wind farm has begun at the Port of Vlissingen, the Netherlands.

  • 13 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    Ørsted has signed a cooperation agreement with the Dayeh University in Taiwan to jointly develop an offshore wind apprenticeship program.

  • 23 October 2018

     OffshoreWind.biz on Tuesday live-streamed four talk-shows from the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in Amsterdam with the central theme titled “Accelerating energy transition by new functions on the North Sea.” You had a chance to watch the gripping discussions on carbon capture and storage, offshore wind & hydrogen, electrification of offshore platforms, etc… OffshoreWind.biz […]

  • 22 October 2018

    The eleventh edition of the annual Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC), being held in Amsterdam this week, will once again host talk-shows at Community Square at the exhibition floor of the Amsterdam RAI. OffshoreWind.biz will be live streaming these captivating discussions by the industry leaders focused on all aspects of the offshore energy world. The […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    BARD Offshore 1, the first commercial offshore wind farm in Germany, marked five years of service on 26 August.

  • 27 July 2018
    Vessels

    GeoSea’s multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo completed the full-height testing of its jacking system on 25 June 2018 at the Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia, rising above the city and its ancient landmarks such as the Pula Arena amphitheatre and Temple of Augustus.