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  • 13 January 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Our latest photo of the day shows four vessels at berth in Beatrixhaven, one of Eemshaven Port’s docking basins, getting ready for or returning from their respective offshore wind projects. Erik Bertholet, Business Manager Offshore Wind at Groningen Seaports, said the photo was taken on Thursday, 12 January. At the forefront, we have the service operations vessel […]

  • 1 June 2012

    With just over two weeks to go until Global Wind Day (GWD), interest in celebrating the power of wind on or about 15 June is growing in the three nations of North America. In Boston, the 381-year-old capital of Massachusetts, free scheduled GWD events in the city include educational sessions, movie screenings and political actions […]

  • 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. 

  • 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 […]

  • 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.  

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 28 September 2017

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Grid Connection

    All construction activities on Eneco’s four-story transformer station have been completed. The Offshore High Voltage Station is sitting on large grounds of Fabricom Cofely (GDF SUEZ) in Hoboken (Antwerp) where it will be finished and tested prior to the installation scheduled for February next year. The transformer station will collect electricity generated by 43 turbines […]

  • 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: […]