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  • 1 September 2017

    Dear Offshore Wind professional, Thank you for your interest in Offshore WIND Magazine. Enjoy reading! We also sent you a link to your email. Would you like to receive a hard copy in the future? Please subscribe via The Offshore WIND Team

  • 19 August 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Vessels

    A report resulting from the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9)’s first Safe by Design workshop is now available. The report explores a number of key topics associated with the transfer of personnel from a Crew Transfer Vessel to a transition piece via the traditional push on method (including design of the transfer […]

  • 31 July 2020
    Environment, R&D

    The Scottish government will over the summer release five reports aimed at further informing the relation between seabird population and offshore wind projects. The goal is to inform new guidance on seabird population analysis and map how sensitive certain populations can be to potential offshore wind locations. Two of the reports have already been released, […]

  • 8 June 2015

    Following a number of incidents involving small workboats operating in the wind farm sector during 2012 and 2013, a need was identified to set out the elements of competence required for crews operating and working on small workboats. ‘Guidance on Competence Assurance and Assessments: Marine Roles for Small Workboats’ (IMCA C 017) has now been […]

  • 12 February 2016

    The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has published a new report to inform industry on how to apply the Cable Burial Risk Assessment Guidance (CBRA), following its launch in 2015. The new Application Guide for the Specification of the Depth of Lowering using CBRA explains how the probabilistic methodology can be applied to real offshore projects based […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Belgian transmission system operator Elia has invited tenders for unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, identification and removal on the cable route of the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project in the Belgian sector of the North Sea.

  • 3 October 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) has issued a tender for a geophysical site investigation in the N-6 offshore wind area in the German North Sea. The geophysical survey will be carried out in spring / summer 2020 as part of the geological pre-exploration for the N-6.6 and N-6.7 offshore […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D, Training & Education

    Vattenfall is set to invest in bird research at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.  Bird specialists will be tasked with monitoring the avoidance behaviour of birds flying in the vicinity of EOWDC’s eleven wind turbines. The investment is part of the EOWDC’s EUR 3 million scientific programme, supported […]

  • 31 October 2011
    Business & Finance

     The commissioning of Vestas’ new generator factory in Travemünde, Germany, is not progressing as planned. In order not to compromise on safety and quality in an already very busy fourth quarter, Vestas has chosen to postpone the handing over of a number of projects, primarily in Europe. The changed delivery plans for the remaining part […]

  • 1 December 2010

    State lawmakers are back at the Capitol for what will likely be the final week of the “lame duck” session. Legislators are expected to meet… (interlochen) [mappress] Source: interlochen, December 01, 2010

  • 26 January 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( has launched a tender for the supply of metocean data for the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm zone.

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) intends to issue an invitation to tender for work on up to two of the three offshore wind zones identified in the Dutch Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030. RVO plans to issue the contract notice in May. The contract is valued at around EUR 1.35 million. The objective of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 January 2019

    Offshore Wind Magazine interviews Brent Wanner, the International Energy Agency’s lead of power generation analysis in the World Energy Outlook team, to find out more about what its global comprehensive analysis, which extends beyond the memberships, is revealing about the future development of offshore wind. Brent Wanner has been with the IEA focused on power […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted is postponing the Skipjack Wind Farm project offshore Maryland, US by a year due to delays in the permitting procedure. The delays will push the project’s anticipated completion date from late 2022 to the end of 2023, the world’s leading offshore wind developer said. “As the federal permitting timeline evolves, Ørsted is now receiving […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Nordsee One GmbH has issued a tender seeking service and maintenance of 54 Senvion turbines at its 332MW offshore wind project in Germany. The contractor will be in charge of the scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, inspection and repair of turbine components, as well as the management of spare parts. Additionally, the selected company will provide documentation […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Eneco Offshore Wind B.V. has invited tenders for offshore transport and lifting services during what the company described as ”major component replacements” at the 120MW Princess Amalia Wind Farm (Prinses Amaliawindpark).

  • 29 August 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    EWE will have to make an unscheduled shutdown of its 108MW Riffgat offshore wind farm in September. A cable connecting the wind farm to the grid was affected during the work on Dolwin converter station, and, according to TenneT, the cable will need to be stabilised. Given that the cable did not suffered any damage […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Swedish offshore wind developer and operator Vattenfall has issued a contract notice for provision of marine coordination services offshore several European countries.

  • 5 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has issued green senior bonds in Taiwan for the purpose of raising green financing for its investments in the local offshore wind sector. Ørsted has completed the pricing of new unsecured green senior bonds of nominal TWD 12 billion (circa EUR 342.6 million) in total comprising a 7-year TWD 4 billion fixed-rate tranche and […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum has issued a tender for the provision of turbine monitoring, repair, and maintenance services on the 200MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Currently under construction, the wind farm will comprise 32 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines installed on monopile foundations at the site some 45 kilometres north of the island of […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Energinet has issued a tender seeking a consultant to provide a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for the Thor offshore wind farm in Denmark. The work will include a number of surveys to be carried out, as well as technical reports of specific environmental and other themes, for the construction, operation and decommissioning phases of the […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries, issues its latest Interim Management Statement in accordance with the EU Transparency Directive. This statement covers the period from 1 January 2013 to date, except as stated below. The performance in the year […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    SSE plc will today hold its Annual General Meeting in Bournemouth. This Interim Management Statement summarises SSE’s performance since the start of the current financial year, which began on 1 April 2012, and includes updates on operations and investments in SSE’s Networks, Retail and Wholesale businesses and on the financial outlook. Operations In the three […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Grid Connection

      An interconnecting transmission system linking the UK with other European countries could bring with it several benefits and a healthy boost… (smartgridnews) [mappress] Source: smartgridnews, September 26, 2011

  • 8 September 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    A serious accident occurred in the night of Sunday 6 July 2014 at the German offshore wind farm Butendiek. The victim, a Danish employee hired by Ballast Nedam, was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.  Due to the seriousness of his injuries, he spent 6 weeks in hospital. He will need further surgery and […]