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14 June 2019 Business & Finance

Vattenfall has issued a EUR 500 million senior unsecured green bond with a tenor of seven years. The bond is the company's first and the first international issuance under an EMTN program under Swedish governing law, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. The proceeds from the issue are earmarked for projects defined in Vattenfall's green bond framework, which […]

11 June 2019 Business & Finance

Danish wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas has opened its first US office in Boston, Massachusetts. The office will focus on project activity, sales, and market strategy as MHI Vestas gears up for the installation of its V164-9.5 MW turbines at the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm. “Choosing Boston, and now opening the office, shows MHI Vestas’ […]

10 June 2019 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

DEME Offshore's jack-up vessel Sea Installer has arrived in Great Yarmouth to load the first set of wind turbine components and install them on the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. The first load-out is ongoing and the vessel is expected to depart for the installation site soon. Back in November 2016, A2SEA, now […]

6 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord, MHI Vestas, and partners have installed the first V164-8.4MW wind turbine on the 269MW Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea. The wind turbines are being transported from the Port of Esbjerg and installed at the site some 95km northwest of the Borkum Island by Van Oord's jack-up Aeolus. “We are very […]

4 June 2019 Vessels

Esvagt has sold Esvagt Supporter, its first service operations vessel (SOV) that served the offshore wind market. The beginning of Esvagt Supporter's deployment in the offshore wind sector came after the company needed to access the turbines at the Belwind project in Belgium. Esvagt said it then decided to retrofit the vessel so it fulfills […]

28 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

EEW Offshore Structures Britain has produced the first transition piece for the Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The Teesside-based company rolled out the first of 35 transition pieces destined for Ørsted’s Borssele 1&2 project at the beginning of April. EEW SPC, the parent company of EEW OSB, is in charge of manufacturing 47 monopiles […]

27 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

The first external platform produced by Energomontaż-Północ Gdynia (EPG) for the 731.5MW Borssele 3 & 4 wind farm is ready for final outfitting, the Polish manufacturer said. In total, EPG will manufacture and deliver 76 external platforms for the project in the Dutch North Sea. The Borssele 3 & 4 wind farm is being developed by the Blauwwind […]

21 May 2019 Vessels

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up vessel Jill has departed from the Port of Frederikshavn in Denmark to begin supporting suction bucket installation tests on a project. The work, which will be carried out in cooperation with Universal Foundation, represents the vessel's first offshore wind assignment. According to Fred-Olsen Windcarrier, the aim of the project is to decrease offshore wind […]

16 May 2019 Business & Finance

EnBW North America has officially opened its first US office in Jersey City, New Jersey. The office will serve as the base for EnBW’s participation in offshore wind opportunities in New Jersey and New York. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop cut the ribbon, alongside NJ Economic Development Authority Senior VP for Economic Transformation Brian Sabina, EnBW […]

10 May 2019 Business & Finance

EnBW North America is opening an office in New Jersey, the U.S., to pursue regional offshore wind opportunities. The office, located in Jersey City, is the company's first in North America and will be launched on 15 May in Newport Tower. EnBW North America executives from the U.S. and Germany will host public officials, industry […]

9 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

Ørsted has placed an order with WindServe Marine for two purpose-built crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the U.S. offshore wind market. The first CTV will be built by U.S. Workboats and deployed for Ørsted’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, followed by subsequent service on Northeast projects. WindServe’s affiliate shipyard Senesco Marine will construct the second vessel […]

7 May 2019 Business & Finance

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island. Corey Lang, URI associate professor of environmental economics, and doctoral student Andrew Carr-Harris, said that many coastal […]

29 April 2019 Vessels

Damen has cut the first steel for two new fast crew supply (FCS) vessels ordered by Hung Hua Construction (HHC) for the Taiwanese offshore wind market. The two FCS 2710 class vessels, being built at Damen Shipyards Singapore, will be named Falcon I and Falcon II. HHC will use them to support Taiwan Power Company, for which it recently […]

24 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

E.ON has decommissioned the two-turbine Blyth project, the first offshore wind farm built in UK waters. The Blyth offshore wind farm features two 2MW turbines commissioned in December 2000, which were at that time the most powerful units. According to E.ON, wind farms usually have a lifespan of 20-25 years and Blyth has reached the end of […]

23 April 2019 Vessels

Topaz Energy and Marine's newbuild subsea vessel Topaz Tangaroa has arrived in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, after completing its first offshore wind work. According to DHSS, the vessel has just finished work on the 370MW Norther project in Belgium and is preparing for deployment on the next offshore wind farm. At the beginning of the year, Topaz Energy […]

22 April 2019

Senvion has shared a video showing the Beleolico project in Italy, the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea. The German wind turbine manufacturer concluded the contract to provide ten of its 3.0M122 turbines for the 30MW project at the beginning of March. The units will be installed in front of Taranto harbor in the Apulia region, […]

16 April 2019 Vessels

Huadian Wenqiang, the Chinese self-elevating jack-up vessel, has installed its first turbine at an offshore wind project. According to Hengtong Group, the vessel installed the turbine at the project site offshore Zhanjiang in the Guangdong Province on 9 April. The company said the construction site is located in a typhoon-prone area with complex geological sea conditions, extreme working […]

15 April 2019 Grid Connection

The first cable that will connect the Borssele Alpha offshore high voltage substation in the Dutch North Sea to the transformer station at Borssele has made landfall, TenneT said. On Friday, 12 April, Boskalis started to pull in the sea cable on land and early Saturday morning the cable reached the newly built transformer station. […]

8 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has installed the first turbine at the 497MW EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm in Germany. According to EnBW, the first Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbine was put in place on Friday, 5 April, at the offshore site some 95km north of Borkum and 100km northwest of Helgoland. The 132m long vessel […]

5 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has departed the Port of Esbjerg carrying the first turbines destined for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm in Germany. According to the Danish port, the 132m long vessel sailed out yesterday morning with the first batch of Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier won the contract for the transport and […]

4 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Teesside-based EEW Offshore Structures Britain has rolled out the first of the 35 transition pieces (TPs) built for Ørsted’s Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The first TP was photographed on its way to the blast shed, EEW OSB said. EEW SPC, the parent company of EEW OSB, is […]

1 April 2019 Business & Finance, R&D

The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium is allocating up to USD 7 million in funding for offshore wind technology projects. The announcement represents the consortium's first comprehensive solicitation for offshore wind technology projects as called for in its Research and Development Roadmap. Under the solicitation, the consortium seeks proposals that foster reductions in the […]

29 March 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Australian Government has approved a deed of licence to allow Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) to undertake resource exploration for the Star of the South, the country's first offshore wind farm. The licence will allow the developer to undertake exploration in Commonwealth waters about eight to 13 kilometres off the Gippsland coast in Victoria, […]

28 March 2019 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

The first wind turbine nacelles built by Senvion for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II wind farm have started their journey to the Buss Terminal Eemshaven in the Netherlands. The first of the 32 Senvion 6.2M152 wind turbines are expected to be installed at the site some 40 kilometres north of the island of Borkum in the German North Sea […]

28 March 2019 Business & Finance

AgileTek Engineering has completed the acquisition of Ryder Geotechnical Ltd, a provider of geotechnical design and consulting services in the offshore wind and subsea oil & gas sectors. Ryder Geotechnical will be run as a subsidiary and will remain a separate legal entity continuing to trade under the same name from its headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. […]

22 March 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The first onshore electrical cables destined for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm have rolled out from production and are heading towards the Port of Boston, the UK. The High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) cables will make up the onshore cable network, connecting power from the 860MW offshore wind farm to the new onshore substation […]