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  • 8 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    The demand for subsea cables in the offshore wind industry will grow at a 15% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in the period from 2018 to 2022, accounting for 45% of the overall forecast demand for the period, according to a new report from Westwood Global Energy Group.

  • 30 May 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day:  DP2/4PM subsea-support vessel (SSV) “VOS Sweet” in action removing wind-turbine transition piece generator. VOS Sweet has been fitted with new Fly Jib that extends her crane capabilities and lifting height reach. Vroon Offshore Services is the owner of this vessel that was built in 2012. Offshore WIND Staff, May […]

  • 24 September 2015

    On Saturday, 26th September, the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility will join the research facilities at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus in welcoming members of the public ‘behind closed doors’ for the annual ‘Doors Open Day’. “More than 500 visitors came to see the test facility last year’s Doors Open Day, and we’d […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Ulstein has shared a photo of Acta Marine’s service operation vessel (SOV) Acta Auriga under construction at Ulstein Verft.

  • 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.

  • 9 October 2017

    For offshore wind to move forward in the most productive way, the industry needs clear targets and stable policy framework for the period ‎from 2020 to 2030, Jasper Vis, Country Manager at DONG Energy Netherlands said at the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.

  • 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. will be live streaming these captivating discussions by the industry leaders focused on all aspects of the offshore energy world. The […]

  • 26 January 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    RWE AG has shared a photo of the world’s biggest jack-up vessel in operation, Innovation, installing one of 54 foundations at the 332MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm in the German waters of the North Sea. The installation work is being carried out by GeoSea, part of DEME Group. The contract includes the installation of all monopile foundations and […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Dredger Mimar Sinan and the split hopper barge Tiger have started work at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm site.  The vessels are working on dredging and excavation for foundations and cable ditches. The underground cable and substation will be installed by the next summer, with foundations and subsea cable scheduled for installation in spring and summer 2017. Jan De Nul is […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Yesterday, the Nobelwind (Belwind 2/Bligh Bank Phase 2) substation started its journey towards the North Sea where it will be a installed at the wind farm off the coast of Belgium.  During the weekend, Bladt Industries loaded out the 1,100-tonne offshore substation at its production facilities in Aalborg. The installation of the offshore substation is set to take place […]

  • 11 July 2016

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Seaway Heavy Lifting’s Oleg Strashnov carrying monopiles and transition pieces to the Dudgeon offshore wind site.  The photo was taken by the Superintendent of the Oleg Strashnov, during works at the Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the UK. The first foundations at the wind farm site were installed in early April and […]

  • 24 October 2016

    The Offshore WIND Conference, opened this morning in Amsterdam, marked a productive first day with the industry gathering to discuss business opportunities and reaching potential within the growing sector. With the agreements made during COP21 in 2015 in mind, the industry is encouraged to strive to reach the targets and raise the bar. This year’s […]

  • 31 October 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Sunset at West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, seen almost a year ago.  Following yesterday’s official launch of the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, it is nice to remember the good old times, especially some beautiful moments like the one caught on camera by Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) Ltd, […]

  • 3 June 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: DeltaStream installation vessel at Fishguard Harbour yesterday transporting vessel moorings to Ramsey Sound. Tidal Energy Ltd (TEL), an innovative tidal stream technology company, will be installing and testing at sea a full-scale prototype tidal stream generating device known as DeltaStream. The company already completed site survey work at Ramsey […]

  • 28 September 2015

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Seajacks Scylla readying for delivery.  Seajacks Scylla, which is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the year, is nearing its trip to Europe from Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Geoje Yard in South Korea. The Scylla, deemed the largest and most advanced offshore wind farm installation vessel, has already been hired for […]

  • 8 April 2015

    Esvagt held an Open Ship day on ESVAGT FARADAY on April 6. All employees with families were invited. More than 800 people showed up, so the crew had a busy day showing guests around and answering questions. ESVAGT FARADAY, the second SOV (Service Operation Vessel) custom built to service offshore wind farms, arrived at its home port in Esbjerg […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: SylWin alpha platform caught on camera during nighttime, showing all of its colors. The platform is part of the SylWin1 grid connection, which transports electricity from the three wind parks: Butendiek, Dan Tysk and Sandbank to the mainland. The photo was published this morning by Siemens as its Picture of […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Environment, R&D

    A new study by climate scientists has shown that wind farms produce more energy during the coldest spells of the winter compared to milder winter periods.

  • 5 May 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Forewind has used its latest operations and maintenance trip to the meteorological masts on Dogger Bank to trial new technology and methodology. The trip enabled aerial inspection and survey contractor Cyberhawk to utilise a new advanced camera technology to inspect the overall status of the met masts and condition of bolts along with the structure of the lattice […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A2SEA’s jack-up vessel Sea Challenger has installed 59 turbines at the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farm, the company told Offshore WIND this morning. “She is following schedule and we hope for nice, calm weather as we move into spring,” a spokesperson from A2SEA said. While the Sea Challenger is working on the turbine […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has shared several photos of the first four of 32 nacelles for DONG Energy’s 258MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm arriving at the company’s pre-assembly site in the Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland. The first four 390-tonne nacelles arrived to Belfast last night onboard Meriaura’s multipurpose deck cargo carrier Aura. Work at MHI Vestas’ pre-assembly […]

  • 16 October 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The 1000th transition piece manufactured by Sif Group and Smulders. It is also the first transition piece for Gemini wind farm located 60 kilometres north of the West Frisian Island of Schiermonnikoog, the Netherlands. The transition piece was produced in Smulders’s facility in Hoboken, Belgium, and will be installed by Van […]

  • 9 October 2014

    Correction: It has come to our attention that the vessel passing by Offshore WIND’s office yesterday was not the Damen FCS 2008, but the 2610 type. Find the corrected article below. Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Damen FCS 2610 passing by our office at Las Palmas Building in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.  Damen recently received an order from SeaZip for […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Ballast Nedam Offshore installing 47th wind turbine foundation at the Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm, which marks the company’s 500th installed foundation.  Ballast Nedam Offshore is contracted to design, supply and install 80 foundations at the German offshore wind farm, with Schmidbauer subcontracted for the heavy lifting and site transport at the base port in Esbjerg, Denmark. The installation […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Large component for offshore wind farm EnBW Baltic 2 come in the port of Sassnitz. Located 32 kilometres north of the Baltic Sea island of Rügen, this wind farm will consist of 80 wind power plants with a total output of 288 MW. Baltic 2 will produce enough electricity […]

  • 23 November 2012

    BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced that three new Windfarm Support Vessels built to a BMT design have been launched over a period of ten days from three different shipyards, two in Europe and one in Asia. The vessels range […]