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21 June 2019 Ports & Logistics

LM Wind Power has rolled out the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to the company, the 107m long blade, the world's largest, has made its first trip outside the factory. Final preparations for the shipment of the LM 107.0 P blade to Maasvlakte-Rotterdam in the Netherlands are now […]

18 April 2019 R&D

LM Wind Power has produced the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to LM Wind Power, the 107m long blade, the world's largest, has completed the molding process. The LM 107.0 P will now proceed with post-molding finishing touches, before undergoing testing and validation to demonstrate its ability […]

11 February 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Iberdrola has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea. According to MHI Vestas, the contract includes the supply of up to 52 V174-9.5 MW turbines for the 476MW project, which will be the first offshore wind farm to feature this model. […]

11 December 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

UK offshore wind developer Enterprize Energy has revealed plans to build the 3.4GW Ke Ga offshore wind farm in Vietnam.

26 September 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has contracted ABB to deliver its WindSTAR transformers specifically designed for floating wind turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project offshore Portugal.

16 May 2018 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall is currently installing eleven MHI Vestas wind turbines on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, including the two of the most powerful wind turbines in the world.

20 April 2018 Vessels

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH marked the production start of the HLC, Liebherr’s biggest offshore crane, which will be mounted on DEME Group's Orion, a next-generation offshore installation vessel.

20 March 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a new agreement with Jutlandia Terminal covering loading of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines onto installation vessels at the Port of Esbjerg.

14 February 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as the exclusive supplier of wind turbines for the 1.4GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.

30 January 2018 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Clemson University is preparing the 15MW dynamometer test rig at its SCE&G Energy Innovation Center in Charleston, South Carolina, which will be used to test the gearbox of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind's 9.5MW offshore wind turbine.

1 November 2017 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Tallinn Circuit Court has rejected an appeal filed by opponents of an up to 1.1GW offshore wind farm planned to be installed in Estonian Baltic Sea waters, thus upholding the decision from a first tier court made earlier this year, according to the Baltic News Service. 

29 May 2017 Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) has submitted a scoping report for the revised 784MW Inch Cape offshore wind farm to the Scottish Ministers.

17 March 2017 R&D, Technology

The 88m blade designed and produced for Adwen’s 8MW offshore wind turbine has arrived to ORE Catapult's blade test facilities at Blyth, where it will undergo a series of static and fatigue tests as part of a European-funded project.

7 March 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

After Engie and EDP Renewable (EDPR) announced they are jointly taking part in the next stage of the third offshore wind call for tenders in France, the country will further see Iberdrola, EDF EN, and wpd participating in the new "competitive dialogue" tendering process.

19 December 2016

At 20:25 (GMT) on 14 December, the final blade of the 32nd V164-8.0 MW turbine at Burbo Bank Extension was lifted into place. The 258MW wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, UK represents the first offshore project to utilise what is currently the world’s most powerful wind turbine. A2SEA’s vessel Sea Installer was deployed to install the turbines […]

12 December 2016 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

This evening, the Dutch government announced that a consortium of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi / DGE won the second Borssele tender. Following the announcement, the consortium revealed that the preferred supplier for the wind turbines is MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The team comprising Shell, Eneco, Van Oord, and Diamond Generating Europe (100% subsidiary […]

18 August 2016 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

nkt cables has supplied the 72 kV connector which enables transmission of power from one of the two V164 8MW prototype wind turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind installed in Måde, near Esbjerg, on Denmark’s west coast. The two wind turbines, which are the largest on the market, were put into full operation in April […]

8 August 2016

For the second 2016 edition of the Offshore WIND Magazine, we spoke to Blair Ainslie, CEO of Seajacks, on the company's past and future projects, as well as the industry in general. Seajacks made its first dive into the offshore wind industry in 2009, when its jack-up vessel Seajacks Leviathan carried out the installation of Siemens’ 3.6MW turbines […]

11 July 2016 Business & Finance, R&D

DONG Energy, RWE, E.ON, Iberdrola, Vattenfall, Statoil, SSE, EnBW and Statkraft have joined Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, bringing in GBP 6.4 million (approx. EUR 7.5 million) to help reduce the cost of offshore wind power below GBP 100/MWh by 2020. The fund of EUR 7.5 million that the companies will jointly invest in […]

7 June 2016 Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received an order from EDF Energy Renewables for five V164-8.0 MW turbines to be installed at the 41.5 MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project. The V164-8.0 MW turbines – rated with a capacity of 8MW – have been optimised for the project, utilising a power mode to be able to deliver […]

17 May 2016 Business & Finance

Shell has created a new division called New Energies, through which the oil and gas giant will invest in wind energy, along with its hydrogen, biofuels and electrical activities, according to The Guardian. Even though Shell has not yet officially confirmed this, it is expected that the new unit will be unveiled in early June. […]

11 May 2016 Business & Finance

China COSCO Shipping and Belgium's DEME have formed a joint venture to develop offshore wind energy in China. The cooperation is in line with the Chinese climate vision and its aim to develop renewable energy, both of which were recently incorporated in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) for social and economic development. The Chinese government wishes […]

2 May 2016 Vessels

Liebherr's offshore crane division installed a board offshore crane, type BOS 35000, on the Giant 7 heavy lift barge, which installed the first foundations at the Wikinger offshore wind farm at the end of the last month.  The crane was specially developed for the use on Giant 7, and the entire project, from design through manufacturing to […]

26 April 2016

Royal Dutch Shell, the oil and gas company and one of the owners of the Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm, has given the Dutch government something to think about ahead of the general election in 2017, asking the country's leaders to boost offshore wind ambitions. Shell emphasised the importance of developing the large-scale offshore wind potential in […]

20 April 2016 Vessels

The story of offshore wind farms moving farther from shore and wind turbines being installed in deeper waters does not finish with gigantic vessels and foundations, but extends to the almost entire supply chain, where equipment is also getting bigger and services are being adapted to the industry’s needs. At the beginning of this month, […]

22 December 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

Subsea pile driving specialist MENCK, an ACTEON company, is providing its largest and most powerful hydraulic hammer to assist Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems with the installation of subsea foundations for Project Sandbank, a new 72-turbine strong wind farm in the North Sea. Known as the ‘Gentle Giant’, the MENCK MHU 3500S hydraulic hammer exerts a […]