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  • 27 August 2020
    Business & Finance

    Odfjell Drilling is investing in Oceanwind AS with an aim to acquire a stake that would ensure a controlling position in the Norway-based floating wind company. According to the Norwegian offshore drilling contractor, the move will support it on a path to zero-emissions drilling through projects that would connect its rigs to floating wind farms. […]

  • 25 August 2020
    Vessels

    Diverse Marine has laid the keel for High Speed Transfers’ new hybrid Chartwell 24 crew transfer vessel (CTV) HST Ella. Hull fabrication for HST Ella is currently underway at the Isle of Wight yard in the UK, HST said. In July, HST revealed it had awarded Chartwell Marine with a contract to design and deliver the […]

  • 24 August 2020
    Business & Finance

    Equinor has submitted an application to the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) for an environmental impact assessment needed to further look into the possibility of developing an offshore wind project in Brazil. A spokesperson from Equinor told Offshore WIND that it is too early to provide details on a potential project and development […]

  • 21 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    SPT Offshore has installed the first suction pile jacket foundation at the 300 MW CTGNE Yangxi Shaba Phase I offshore wind farm in China. Earlier this year, Guangzhou Salvage Bureau appointed SPT Offshore to perform the suction installation services for what is the first such foundation in the South Chinese Sea. The Netherlands-based company said […]

  • 21 August 2020
    Business & Finance

    Duke Energy, a North Carolina-headquartered electric power holding company, does not see offshore wind as having big enough potential until the end of the next decade, according to information from the company’s recent earnings call. Responding to a question asked by a Goldman Sachs analyst Michael Lapides, who inquired about the role offshore wind played […]

  • 20 August 2020
    Business & Finance

    Buss Energy Group has acquired a 24.9 per cent stake in Aero Enterprise, an Austria-based provider of drone inspections for offshore and onshore wind turbines. The German company said it had already expanded its portfolio last year by purchasing two companies and that adding drone inspection services was “the next logical step” to complete its […]

  • 17 August 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Danske Commodities has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Dogger Bank offshore wind project in the UK. Under the agreement, Danske Commodities will be responsible for the trading and balancing of 480 MW of the project’s 3.6 GW capacity. “The Dogger Bank PPA is a great addition to our long-term portfolio and […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The jacket foundations for the Hornsea Two offshore substation and reactive compensation station (RCS) have set sail from Indonesia towards the project site in the UK. The structures weighing over 10,000 tons departed Batam on 13 August onboard heavy transport vessel (HTV) Big Lift Barentsz. The journey will take approximately 50 days via the Indian […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The jacket foundation for the second of the three Moray East’s Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs) was installed on 10 August, according to the project’s Notice of Operations. Siemens Energy shipped out the first OTM, ME OSP2, on 30 June. However, this was not the first OTM to have been installed. As reported a few days […]

  • 13 August 2020
    Vessels

    Ventus Marine has taken delivery of crew transfer vessel (CTV) Ventus Lugang which will service the Formosa 1 offshore wind project in Taiwan. Ventus Lugang was delivered on 1 August at the Port of Kaohsiung and will join its sisters CTV Ventus Beigang and service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV) Ventus Formosa as the primary fleet […]

  • 11 August 2020
    Technology

    The BlueSATH floating wind turbine prototype has been installed and commissioned at its site offshore Santander, Spain. Saitec Offshore Technologies set off the turbine towing operation from Astander’s Dock Pontejos towards the final destination 800 meters away from the Cantabrian coast. According to the company, the already-laid mooring lines were retrieved from the seabed and […]

  • 11 August 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The first export power cable for the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind project has made landfall at Inverboyndie, Scotland, Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd said. The installation of the offshore export cables is being undertaken by NKT. To minimise environmental impact, the cable was pulled through an underground duct which runs from a point […]

  • 6 August 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    Aker Solutions’ offshore wind spin-off, Aker Offshore Wind, will initially focus on deep-water fixed-bottom and floating wind projects in four different markets: South Korea, the USA, Scotland, and Norway. ScotWind According to a company presentation, Aker Offshore Wind has entered into an agreement with ”a reputable utility company” to submit a joint bid in the […]

  • 4 August 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Netherlands-based SPT Offshore has won a contract for the design and installation of suction pile jacket foundations at the Fujian Changle Waihai offshore wind project in China. At the end of July, SPT Offshore signed a contract with Fujian Yongfu Power Engineering to cooperate on the project via a cloud signing ceremony. The 300 […]

  • 4 August 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Dry bulk shipping company Scorpio Bulkers has signed a Letter of Intent to construct a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), with options for additional vessels. The initial vessel will be built by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Inc. for delivery that is scheduled in 2023. This WTIV is an NG-16000X design GustoMSC and […]

  • 3 August 2020
    Environment

    A scarecrow system installed on the substation of the Galloper offshore wind farm has reduced seabird guano on the structure from approximately 50-60% coverage to almost none in the last 12 months. The Scaretech system was installed on the substation located 27km off the Suffolk coast in the UK in July last year to address […]

  • 3 August 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    Ørsted and its partners have secured funding for the Westküste 100 renewable hydrogen project in Germany. The partners received funding confirmation from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy as the first large-scale hydrogen project in Germany within the Reallabor (real-world laboratory) framework. The Westküste 100 project aims to research and develop an […]

  • 28 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    Xodus Group has established a partnership with Japanese consultancy E&E Solutions to deliver advice and analysis for the offshore wind market in Japan. The partnership will provide integrated advisory and technical services for offshore wind developers, owners, operators and lenders. Xodus expects the collaboration to bring its international experience in helping clients address industry challenges […]

  • 17 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The jacket foundation for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Alpha offshore platform has left the Eversendai Offshore shipyard in Ras al Khaimah, the United Arab Emirates. The Hua Xing Long vessel is transporting the jacket foundation to the Dutch North Sea and is expected to arrive at its destination mid-August, TenneT said. There, the jacket […]

  • 17 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    Aker Solutions will separate its offshore wind business in a new company – Aker Offshore Wind – saying the standalone entity will have financial flexibility to raise required capital for large, capital-intensive projects. The company, which is merging with Kvaerner and is also spinning off its carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) business, will be […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind financings in the first six months of 2020 totaled USD 35 billion, up by a record 319% year-on-year, according to BloombergNEF (BNEF). The BNEF data shows that offshore wind had by far its busiest half-year ever for final investment decisions, well above 2019’s record full-year figure, a revised USD 31.9 billion. The first […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Thailand-based Gulf Energy Development Public Company has acquired a 50% interest in the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany. The company acquired 100% shares of Borkum Riffgrund 2 Investor Holding (BKR2) through its subsidiary Gulf International Holding (GIH) which entered into a share purchasing agreement with Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). The contract […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The first jacket foundation is now in place at the Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland. DEME Offshore, in charge of the installation works, is currently using the Seajacks Scylla jack-up vessel to install the jackets. The 950 MW offshore wind project will comprise 100 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW wind turbines and three offshore substations, […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    Stadtwerke München and Siemens Financial Services have joined RWE in developing the Awel y Môr offshore wind farm by acquiring a 30 per cent and 10 per cent stake in the project, respectively. RWE, which now holds 60 per cent share of the project, is leading the development of the offshore wind farm on behalf […]

  • 29 June 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Following the first load-out of the jacket foundations built by Samkang M&T for the TPC Phase 1 wind farm in Taiwan, the South Korean manufacturer has now shared a video showing the process. Back in May, Jan De Nul completed the load-out of the first four of the 21 jacket foundations built for the 109.2 […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Spain’s Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios has secured a GBP 380 million green loan financing for the construction of the Kincardine floating wind farm offshore Scotland. The project comprises the construction of a 50 MW wind farm some 15 kilometres south-east of Aberdeen. Kincardine will consist of six turbines, one 2 MW which was commissioned back […]