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18 December 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

MHI Vestas and Esvagt have signed a contract for a Service Operations Vessel (SOV) that will be deployed on the Moray East offshore wind farm from 2021. Subsequently, Esvagt placed an order with Havyard, which will design and build the new vessel.

6 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Boskalis has secured a contract for the supply and installation of the inter-array cables for the Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland.

3 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa has received the order for the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from Seamade NV.

21 November 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The 1.5GW Seagreen Phase 1 offshore wind project is entering into May 2019’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions, SSE plc, the owner and developer of the project in Scotland, said. 

5 November 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited and NKT have signed a final binding agreement for the delivery and installation of export cable systems on the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm.

3 October 2018 Authorities

Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan which calls for the development of 2,000MW of offshore wind capacity by 2028.

12 June 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Jobs & Recruitment, Wind Farm Update

J. Murphy & Sons has appointed three Lincolnshire-based contractors to work on innogy’s 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.

28 February 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

France’s Environmental Authority has dismissed an appeal against its recent decision that a new environmental assessment study is not needed for the 496MW Bay of Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project following the switch from the Adwen 8MW to the Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbine.

7 February 2018 Business & Finance, R&D

The Canada-based Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) has invited local firms to consider the offshore wind industry as an avenue for business growth.

25 January 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Training & Education

CWind, part of the Global Marine Group, has established a joint venture with International Ocean Vessel Technical Consultant (IOVTEC), a Taiwan-based survey and crew transfer vessel service provider.

5 January 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion reported a firm order intake of EUR 306 million in its offshore wind segment in 2017, compared to no firm orders recorded a year earlier.

27 December 2017 Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

The German Federal Network Agency has added two more offshore wind farm connection systems to the revised Offshore Grid Development Plan (O-NEP) 2030.

3 October 2017 Environment, Wind Farm Update

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has affirmed its issuance of the existing lease to Wind Cape Associates for the Cape Wind Energy Project (CWEP) offshore Massachussets.

25 July 2017 Wind Farm Update

Following reports on the first turbine arriving at the site of the world’s first floating offshore wind farm in Scotland, Statoil today confirmed that the first of five Siemens 6MW turbines, mounted on a SPAR-type floating foundation, is at its designated location. 

14 June 2017 Business & Finance

Following media reports from April saying ASM Industries (ASMI) had been planning to boost its involvement in the offshore wind sector and had pinpointed the port of Aveiro as a location for its new plant, the Portuguese company confirmed to Offshore WIND that it had decided to invest in the new facility, specialised in bigger products – mostly for offshore application.

5 June 2017 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Orkney marine energy consultancies, Orcades Marine Management Consultants Ltd (OMMC), and Aquatera have formed Singapore based partnership with local company OceanPixel to provide marine operations planning, management and verification services.

15 February 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance

Taiwan’s government plans to phase out nuclear power plants and have an energy mix containing 50% natural gas, 30% coal and 20% renewable energy by 2025. The country’s energy plan, announced by Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, also involves improvement of the power distribution system.

18 January 2017 Business & Finance

Scottish Enterprise has issued a new guide aimed at Scotland’s oil and gas supply chain to maximise opportunities in additional markets.

28 November 2016 Authorities, Grid Connection

German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has confirmed a plan for the offshore grid development by 2025 (Offshore-Netzentwicklungsplan 2025), which regulates the connections of wind farms in the North and Baltic Seas to the German transmission network. “Electricity generation from wind farms in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea is a central component of the energy […]

7 September 2016 Wind Farm Update

Following today’s media reports on Navantia and Windar Renovables being awarded foundations construction contract for the 714MW East Anglia ONE project in the UK, Navantia issued a press release this evening, revealing the contract value of more than EUR 120 million and the number of foundations that it will supply for the project, together with its […]

25 July 2016 Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

VBMS has officially confirmed that it will be in charge of installing inter-array and export cables for the 92.4MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), being developed by Sweden’s Vattenfall off Aberdeen, Scotland. Royal Boskalis Westminster, the parent company of VBMS, and Vattenfall signed the Offshore Balance of Plant contract for the construction of EOWDC last week. The contract, […]

24 May 2016

Scottish Renewables has welcomed the launch of the RSPB’s ‘2050 Energy Vision’, which shows UK can reach its 2050 climate targets by building renewable energy infrastructure without harming wildlife and protected areas. Lindsay Roberts, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “It is positive to see the RSPB is once again able to reaffirm its strong support […]

19 November 2015

DNV GL and ZephIR Lidar have signed a framework agreement which allows customers to request a ‘DNV GL Independent Quality Report’ in addition to the standard Performance Verification provided with all new systems. Ian Locker, MD at ZephIR Lidar, said: “This framework agreement gives the industry further confidence, if required, that ZephIR 300 can be trusted to […]

17 November 2015 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

A growing number of UK companies are getting involved in the development, construction and operation of offshore wind farms in British waters, with 43% of the expenditure incurred in planning, building and running offshore projects already going to local companies, according to a new report issued during the UK’s first Offshore Wind Week. During the Offshore Wind Week, the […]

16 September 2015

The UK is to host the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) for the first time. The event, now in its tenth year, will come to Edinburgh from February 23-25, 2016, and will be designed by an international committee of experts and industry organisations. Previous ICOE events have been held in Spain, Nova Scotia, France, […]

21 July 2015

Five British companies are celebrating today after they have received grant funding from the Government’s innovation experts at Innovate UK to develop tidal energy projects with Canadian businesses and universities. Split across two projects, worth a combined £700,000, the projects will help governments, industry and academia better understand the impact of tidal technology on the […]