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  • 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.

  • 4 January 2018

    Not all heroes wear capes, and not all sunsets look (and feel) the same. Especially when we realise we live in an era of wind turbines spinning at sea, allowing us to turn on our lights while knowing our homes are powered by clean energy, and on top of that we now have one more image of a sunset that was not the luxury previous generations had. 

  • 15 September 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Seacat Intrepid under construction at South Boats IoW facility. South Boats IoW is currently building Seacat Services’ first 26-meter wind farm support vessel. This is the second vessel out of the three ordered last year in August. According to the contract, the vessel manufacturer has up to 24 months […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The first monopile foundation for Eneco Luchterduinen Wind Farm offshore wind project on its way to the construction site.  Sif Group in the city of Roermond is manufacturing 43 steel foundation piles for the Eneco Luchterduinen Wind Farm, located 23 kilometers off the coast between Noordwijk and Zandvoort. Wind turbines will be mounted directly […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 October 2012

    In recent years, Narec has invested over £150 million to create world-leading open access and independent translational research, development and testing facilities for advancing offshore renewable energy technologies. On Friday 9th November, Narec is opening its doors to allow business and professional networks the chance to see inside these facilities and gain a greater understanding […]

  • 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. […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Training & Education

    More and more wind turbines are being installed worldwide. At the same time, the industry is investing a lot of money and energy in the further development of turbines, rotors and components, to optimise production costs and electricity yield. So this dynamic industry offers a lot of interesting job and career opportunities, and is seeking experts worldwide. Altogether […]

  • 28 September 2017

    E.ON has posted a photo showing the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm at sunset off Sussex, UK.

  • 6 October 2016
    Vessels

    The new service operation vessel (SOV) Windea La Cour, chartered out to Siemens Wind Power, started its service campaign at the 600MW Gemini wind farm in the Netherlands last month.  The vessel, featuring the X-STERN hull, is the first of two SOVs built at Ulstein Verft in Norway which Bernhard Schulte Offshore will deliver to Siemens. The vessel functions as […]

  • 27 May 2016

    While the installation of the first foundations at the Wikinger offshore wind site started at the end of the last month, Bladt Industries is lining up further jackets at its Lindø Facility in Denmark.  In total, Bladt will deliver 41 four-legged jacket foundations for the Wikinger offshore wind farm, being built by Iberdrola off the coast of the island of […]

  • 28 December 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The photo, shared by E.ON, is showing some of the 60 transition pieces waiting in the Mukran Port in Sassnitz to be installed on the Arkona offshore wind farm.

  • 25 April 2016
    Vessels

    BOW Terminal has shared this photo of GeoSea’s Innovation at berth in Flushing and demobilising the equipment used for the installation of foundations at the 332MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The photo shows a pile hammer stored along the heavy quay side and a noise mitigation system. Another noise mitigation […]

  • 19 May 2015

    TenneT will hold a converter station Open Day in Heede on Saturday, May 23, when three converter stations for grid connection projects DolWin1, DolWin2 and DolWin3 will be visited. TenneT has realized a total of twelve offshore grid connection projects, six of which are already in operation, two more are expected to follow in 2015, and the […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Vessels

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Tidal Transit’s personnel transfer vessels (PTVs) Katie Louise, Eden Rose and Ginny Louise at the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm.  Ginny Louise and Eden Rose have been in permanent use on the Greater Gabbard and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farms since their arrival in the UK. Katie Louise was hired last month […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Service operations vessel (SOV) Vestland Cygnus has arrived at DHSS’ new supply base in the Port of Eemshaven, the Netherlands, where it will mobilize for the Merkur offshore wind farm. 

  • 6 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has shared an image of two of the five Haliade 150 6MW nacelles ready to be loaded and start their journey across the Atlantic to the Port of Providence, Rhode Island, and become the heart of the first turbines ever to generate power offshore the USA at the 30MW Block Island wind […]

  • 11 April 2012
    R&D

    Nautilus is now in the last 100 days of the 4 year NORSEWInD Project for which the company is running the Knowledge Management programme. NORSEWInD is developing real-time high quality hub-height wind internet based atlases for the the offshore wind energy industry in the Baltic, Irish & North Seas. It is doing this by developing […]

  • 12 September 2013

    Flowave TT will welcome the public into their wave and tidal research facility for the first time. There will be a series of six visit opportunities during the annual ‘Doors Open Day’ day event on Saturday 28th September. Each tour will comprise a short presentation on the design, construction and operation of the test facility, […]

  • 10 October 2017

    Sometimes, one can be reading a map only to end up in space, which is not a bad thing at all if that is where they want to go. However, we ought to make sure where we are and which road we need to take to reach our “outer space” goals. Luckily, the second day of the Offshore Wind Conference (OWC) in Amsterdam gathered speakers who can guide us through the offshore wind journey.  

  • 7 February 2011
    Training & Education

    Over 200,000 people make the European wind industry tick. Who are they and what exactly do they do? Wind Directions met some ’wind workers’ to find out. Martin Mortensen spends most of the year out of his home country, Denmark. A commissioning engineer with Suzlon for nearly 11 years, Mortensen’s job involves starting up the […]

  • 16 October 2012

    Narec will host Open Doors Day on Saturday 10th November, 09:00 – 13:00, which is a fantastic opportunity to visit the National Renewable Energy Centre, Narec, in Blyth. Visitors will get a chance to find out more about the work and to look around state-of-the-art testing facilities for offshore renewable energy technologies. Other activities include: […]