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  • 27 May 2015

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Block Island offshore wind farm foundations at the Gulf Island Fabrications construction site in Louisiana. The construction phase of what is to be the first US offshore wind farm commenced last month. Specialty Diving Services is one of the contractors which will manufacture components of the foundation substructures. The […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Vessels

    Offshore WIND has chosen a photograph of Eidesvik’s vessel Viking Neptune working at the Wikinger site on 21 January as our latest photo of the day. 

  • 6 September 2013
    Authorities

    The topic of planning certainty has taken a central role at the 3rd Emden Offshore Days. While attending an evening reception at the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (4th September) within Offshore Days, the president of the Industry and Commerce Department for East Frisia and Papenburg (IHK), Dipl. Engineer Wilhelm Alfred Brüning, stressed that “a […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A2SEA’s wind turbine installation vessel Sea Installer left the Port of Hull on Sunday, 7 May, with the first load of wind turbine components for DONG Energy’s 580MW Race Bank offshore wind farm.

  • 30 May 2016
    Vessels

    Iceni Vengeance provided the platform for the UK Coastguard to carry out a rescue exercise on 26 May.  The crew transfer vessel is currently supporting operations and maintenance (O&M) at the Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm. South Boats IOW delivered Iceni Vengeance to Iceni Marine Services in March last year as the second vessel of class South […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy has shared a photo showing one of the 32 foundations for the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension wind farm being being installed by Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen in the waters of Liverpool Bay. Svanen completed the foundations installation work last week, and the installation of the wind farm’s offshore cable array is expected to start shortly. When […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Following the start of construction at the Beatrice offshore wind farm site in the UK, Smulders posted photographs of the upper parts of the jacket foundations the company has been fabricating for the project.

  • 24 October 2017

    GE Renewable Energy has published a photo showing its Haliade 150-6MW nacelles for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm being assembled at the company’s Saint-Nazaire site in France.

  • 18 October 2013

    The video shows the highlights from the second day of the Offshore Energy 2013 event held in Amsterdam on 16 October. Offshore Energy is the fastest growing gathering of offshore industry professionals. The two-day event includes an exhibition where an expected 500 supply chain companies will showcase their products and services. Offshore Energy is expected […]

  • 21 June 2013

    Twenty-five offshore wind farms have been approved in the German North Sea, with a total of more than 1,350 turbines and a capacity of over 5,600 megawatts. The design of an offshore wind turbine (OWT) and structure of the foundations plays a crucial role in the realization of offshore wind farms in water depths of […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Load out of foundations for the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm.  The photo, sent to Offshore WIND by a reader, captures a moment of the load out work done yesterday (October 13) at the Port of Vlissingen from the Aeolus vessel, which is owned and operated by Van Oord. […]

  • 29 September 2017

    The Mukran Port in Sassnitz on the island of Rügen has published a photo of the transition pieces for the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm.

  • 13 May 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The first foundation at Kentish Flats Extension offshore wind farm. Earlier this month, GeoSea’s offshore wind installation vessel Neptune installed the first foundation at Vattenfall’s 49.5MW project. This will be followed by the erection of the 139.6-metre high wind turbines with all turbines scheduled to be deployed by July […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Training & Education

    DONG Energy was amongst of 20 major companies, science centres and technical upper secondary schools from all over Denmark that invited approximately 1,000 primary, lower secondary and upper secondary school girls for a visit on Wednesday, 30 November, as part of an initiative that aims to attract more women into engineering studies. 44 second-year female students […]

  • 6 February 2013

    On February 4, EWEA 2013 kicked off in Vienna, Austria. The following are videos bringing details on the first two days of the event: Day One: At the opening of Europe’s leading wind energy event, politicians and high level industry representatives also spoke of the need to secure the further growth of wind energy in Europe […]

  • 12 October 2016

    Atlas Professionals Offshore Wind team will host a recruitment day on 21 October at the OrbisEnergy Centre in Lowestoft. A variety of positions on global offshore wind projects are currently available, from Site Technicians to Geophysical Engineers. “The recruitment day will focus on Atlas’ global wind projects and hopes to encourage local personnel to sign up […]

  • 26 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The second day of the Offshore WIND Conference held in Amsterdam on 25 October kicked off with a presentation by Jasper Vis, Country Manager Netherlands at Dong Energy. Vis discussed the result of the Borssele 1 and 2 tender in the perspective of international cost reduction of offshore wind. “First the offshore wind industry needs […]

  • 25 March 2013

    RenewableUK is celebrating the fact that for the first time, wind energy in the UK generated over 5 gigawatts of electricity consistently over a 24 hour period, with the period starting on Thursday 21st at 2130nd March 2013 and continuing for the rest of Friday 22nd March 2013. This means that for this 24 hour […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    MPI Offshore’s wind-turbine installation vessel (WTIV), MPI Resolution, is ready to operate in deeper waters after works to extend the vessel’s six legs have been completed. The leg extensions are now class approved and fully operational, Vroon said. The upgrade work took place over a 60-day conversion programme carried out at MPI Offshore’s Tees offshore base […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Environment, Technology

    Sentinel-2, an Earth observation mission developed by ESA as part of the Copernicus Programme, has shared a photo taken from space showing the 40MW Middelgrunden offshore wind farm forming  a ”protective shield” around Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen and its harbour. The Middelgrunden offshore wind farm consists of 20 2MW fixed-speed turbines situated 3.5 km outside the Copenhagen harbour. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    RWE Innogy has shared a photo of the first 45-kilometre export cable for the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm being loaded onto the carousel of VBMS’ multipurpose vessel Ndurance. In October 2015, VBMS signed a contract for the export cabling scope in a consortium with nkt cables, consisting of supply and installation of two 45-kilometre-long export cables […]

  • 30 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    On Saturday 27th September, the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility joined colleagues across the University of Edinburgh’s Science and Engineering campus in welcoming members of the public ‘behind closed doors’ for the annual ‘Doors Open Day’. More than 500 visitors were able to see the test facility being put through its paces, with in-depth explanations […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Wave Hub is looking to facilitate floating wind technology testing at its site off Cornwall due to slow progress of the wave energy sector and delays from technology developers that signed up for testing their devices at the site. 

  • 18 August 2016

    Bladt Industries today posted a picture taken this morning at its Lindø facilities, showing Wikinger jacket foundations.  The first jacket foundations built by Bladt for the Wikinger offshore wind project left the company’s facilities at Lindø Industripark on a barge in mid-July. Bladt Industries has fabricated 41 four-legged jackets and 164 piles for the 350MW Wikinger offshore […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Wind turbine technicians carrying out maintenance work at Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm.  Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm comprises 88 Siemens 3.6MW turbines, which are 132m high. The turbines are located between 17 and 28 km off the Norfolk coast in England. The wind farm became fully operational in the summer […]