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  • 12 December 2017
    R&D

    LEANWIND, a project funded by the European Union that started in December 2013, has come to an end. The LEANWIND team marked the closing by issuing the final project publication covering project results.

  • 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 […]

  • 17 June 2014
    R&D

    DNV GL is celebrating both its 150th anniversary as well as the first anniversary since forming the world’s leading certification body in June. To mark this occasion, DNV GL is inviting those interested in the issues shaping the future to its Innovation Day, taking place on 25 June 2014 at DNV GL’s Hamburg headquarters. What […]

  • 4 July 2013
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, will be inaugurated today, July 4. The UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Edward Davey, announced his participation in the official opening of the offshore wind farm. The London Array, jointly owned by Dong Energy, Masdar and EON, comprises 175 Siemens’ 3.6 MW […]

  • 23 June 2014

    Saving critical minutes during the construction of offshore wind farms can also save large amounts of money. The skill is in ensuring that the right people are always in the right place at the right time – and that no-one else is delayed by avoidable bottlenecks. Small delays with big consequences Good marine coordination on […]

  • 15 March 2017
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The 2MW Floatgen floating wind turbine has started taking shape in the Port of Saint-Nazaire with over 50% of the construction works now completed, Ideol, the lead developer of the project, said.

  • 18 April 2014
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: first turbines installed at Vattenfall’s DanTysk offshore wind farm. At the beginning of April, Vattenfall commenced the installation of wind turbines at its DanTysk offshore wind farm site. Now, a couple of them are up and waiting to fulfill their duty of powering up homes with clean energy. The […]

  • 10 June 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Seacat Defender working a night shift at the Dan Tysk wind farm. The wind farm is located around 70 kilometres west of the island of Sylt in the German North Sea covering an area of 70 square kilometres. With a capacity of 288MW, it will be able to power […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Westermeerwind wind farm components arrive in port of Amsterdam. SC Astrea, cargo ship, sailed from Esbjerg, Denmark on Monday carrying components for the installation at Westermeerwind. The vessel was loaded with towers, blades and hubs for the 144 MW project being developed in the shallow waters of IJsselmeer. The assembly […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Vessels

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Seajacks Scylla on sea trials, which began this month.  Seajacks Scylla went on her seatrials at the beginning of October, before being delivered to its owner by the end of the year. The vessel, built at Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Geoje Yard in South Korea, is equipped with a 1500t leg-encircling crane, incorporates […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: CWind Ltd, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, posted a photo of its CWind Endurance vessel working at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.  The CWind Endurance is working as a crew transfer vessel, supporting cable pull in work on Westermost Rough offshore wind farm as part of the company’s charter […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: 3sun’s photo of a technician on a wind turbine on a sunny day.  3sun also recently shared on its social media pages that it is recruiting. Vacancies include: Project Manager, QHSE Advisor, and Level 3 Rope Access Technician. The company recently won a contract from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Siemens’ presentation on how offshore wind measures up. In March, Siemens announced that it will invest £160 million (EUR190m) in wind turbine production and installation facilities in Yorkshire. The revised plan will be spread across two sites comprising the previously announced Green Port Hull project construction, assembly and service […]

  • 11 June 2014

    NOF Energy has expanded it sold-out annual supplier day to feature an extended networking session to offer companies the chance to engage key companies from the energy sector supply chain. The Annual Supplier Day, which takes place on Wednesday, June 25, at Hardwick Hall, in Sedgefield, County Durham, offers suppliers the opportunity to meet and […]

  • 18 September 2015

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Sea Installer jacking in Esbjerg . The vessel has arrived in Esbjerg for its 2,5-year inspection. The photo shows Sea Installer not jacked up completely, with gap of 20 metres. Built in 2012,  the vessel is designed to transport and install up to eight 3.6MW turbines. It has worked on project […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Vessels

    On Thursday, 19 May, the last turbine was erected at the Gode Wind site in the German part of the North Sea from A2SEA’s installation vessel Sea Challenger.  With all 97 Siemens 6MW turbines installed at the offshore wind farms Gode Wind 1 and Gode Wind 2, the project’s total capacity of 582MW will deliver enough green […]

  • 8 October 2015

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: One of the two offshore high voltage substations (OHVS) at the Gemini offshore wind farm.  Gemini offshore wind farm has two substations for each of the two wind farm parts, Buitengaats (300MW) and ZeeEnergie (300MW). The first offshore substation at the offshore wind farm was placed on top of the […]

  • 10 March 2014

    As part of the Wave & Tidal conference, RenewableUK in conjunction with Marine Current Turbines, Minesto, Aquamarine Power and the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) organised a day trip to Strangford Lough for the conference attendees on Friday 28th February 2014. During the trip participants had the opportunity to take a boat trip to SeaGen and […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Denmark’s Port of Esbjerg is currently a proverbial beehive of activity as major offshore wind turbine makers are working on a number of projects located in the North Sea and the English Channel. The photo above was taken on August 02 and gives an overview of the installation projects currently being carried out at the port. Siemens Wind […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Today, Alstom is inaugurating its plants in Saint-Nazaire, dedicated to assembling nacelles and producing generators for the Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine.  Under construction since 2013, the two plants, located in the port of Saint-Nazaire, France, are being inaugurated today (December 2). The plants, now in the phase of HEQ (High Environmental Quality) certification and design, […]

  • 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.

  • 10 March 2016

    Given the everlasting concern of visual impact that offshore wind farms might have, especially with regard to tourist destinations, Offshore WIND decided to feature this photo of the Sheringham Shoal wind farm, or rather the absence of it from the horizon. The wind farm comprises 88 Siemens 3.6MW turbines, located in the Greater Wash, between 17 and 23 […]

  • 25 June 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The jack-up installation vessel Seajacks Leviathan in the Port of Falmouth, before the vessel left to work in the Irish Sea on June 9.  The Seajacks Leviathan arrived in the port for minor repairs and mobilization of equipment. Recently, the vessel wrapped up the construction of the Meerwind offshore wind farm in […]

  • 15 June 2011

    Today thousands of people in more than 30 countries around the world will hold events to celebrate wind energy and its environmental, social and economic benefits during the third annual Global Wind Day. The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and DMI Industries are teaming up to celebrate with a tour of DMI’s Fort Erie manufacturing […]

  • 27 June 2013

    Pontis recently attended an open day at Narec. The National Renewable Energy Centre is an open‑access UK test and research facility in Blyth, Northumberland, England. Pontis’ team had a tour of the several marine and wind facilities including a 100m blade testing facility and a 15 MW! turbine nacelle test bed. The event was well […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Two Westermost Rough offshore wind turbines saying “Hello!” to stormy clouds.  Accompanied by two vessels working at the site, the Strill Server and NOS Discovery, the turbines on the photograph are two of total three installed at Westermost Rough. The offshore wind farm, under development by Dong Energy, will comprise 35 Siemens […]