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The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) is launching a ten-year programme to support the growth of UK businesses looking to capitalise on the opportunities offered by offshore wind. The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) will be delivered by Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult which will support supply chain companies to enable their growth and increase their competitiveness. The GBP 100 […]
Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has completed the installation of South Korea’s first floating LiDAR, marking the launch of the 1.4GW Ulsan offshore wind project. Located about 60 kilometers east of Seosang-myon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan City, the Ulsan project is being progressed in three separate phases. Development of the first 400MW phase is targeted for completion […]
Innogy has launched an apprenticeship scheme for the Galloper offshore wind farm for East Anglia-based young people. The new offshore wind turbine apprenticeship scheme will see three candidates undergo on-site hands-on training together with class-based learning at East Coast College in Lowestoft. According to innogy, the four-year scheme will give the participants the chance to get […]
Ørsted has opened the third round of its East Coast Skills Fund for applications, with GBP 55,000 available for coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk. The grants will be available to organizations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a program of […]
Spain's Zamakona Yards has launched a service operation vessel (SOV) being built for Esvagt AS at the company's Bilbao facilities. Once delivered, the Esvagt will start a 15-year contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind on the Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea. The Esvagt SOV is 58.5 metres long and has a beam […]
The U.S. Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) has formed an alliance dedicated to advancing regional research on fisheries and offshore wind. The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is expected to provide for and advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions in federal waters. The group represents a collaborative effort of fishing industry representatives, offshore wind […]
Germany's EnBW has launched a subsidiary in Taiwan, which is said to represent its official entry into the Asia-Pacific energy market. Based in Taipei, EnBW Asia-Pacific Ltd. is expected to allow EnBW to find a bigger arena for renewable energy in order to expand its development. EnBW said it plans to share its experience by participating […]
The UK has launched the new joint government-industry Offshore Wind Sector Deal which will see offshore wind reach the connected capacity of 30GW and deliver one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. Under the new deal, the number of jobs in the industry is expected to rise to 27,000 by 2030, up from 7,200 today. The deal […]
Vattenfall has developed a new mathematical tool said to enable the optimization of power generation and costs in the design phase of offshore wind projects. Developed in close cooperation of Vattenfall's Lead Engineer Martina Fischetti and Danish Technical University, the tool is said to change both the project design and the process which was previously cumbersome […]
The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) has launched the second edition of the Workboat Code, a document aimed at redefining working practices and standards for vessel operators across a number of maritime sectors. Edition 2 of the Workboat Code, developed by an NWA-led working group in cooperation with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and with workboat […]
Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The 10 MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive generator technology, the company said. By increasing the rotor diameter to 193 meters, this new wind turbine is said to […]
China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has announced the start of construction of two offshore wind farms off the eastern coast of the Guangdong Province that will have a total installed capacity of 900MW. In December 2018, CGN started building a control centre for the 500MW Houhu and 400MW Huizhou offshore wind farms. The Houhu project will be built […]
The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Energy through Strategic European Action) programme has launched its fifth call for proposals aiming to help developers of offshore low carbon technologies test products or services in real sea environments.
DEME Group’s 216.5-metre DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion was launched at the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China on Wednesday, 21 November 21.
Following a delay of several months, France has launched a tender for the development and operation of a wind farm offshore Dunkerque.
German energy company EnBW has launched its first green bond on the capital market, with an issue size of EUR 500 million.
Amsterdam Ijmuiden Offshore Ports AYOP, East of England Energy Group (EEEGR), North Sea Energy Gateway Den Helder NSEG and Team Humber Marine Alliance have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) in Amsterdam.
China's Ouyang Offshore has launched its wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 1, at Dayang Offshore Equipment's yard in Jiangsu, China.
DeepOcean has opened a new offshore services base at the Port of Blyth in the UK.
The UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded GBP 5 million to a Supergen Energy hub to bring together the related research areas of wave, tidal and offshore wind in order to share skills, resources and expertise across the field of offshore renewable energy (ORE).
Kinewell Energy has launched a licensed version of its inter-array layout optimisation software, KLOC, which was initially launched as a consultancy tool for Kinewell Energy in 2015 after two years of research and development.
Ørsted has opened the second round of its East Coast Skills Fund for applications, with GBP 55,000 available for experienced organisations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)- related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a programme of targeted events.
DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd has launched RECONNECT, a subsea cable repair service committed to reducing the time and cost of repairing and replacing subsea power cables.
The New York-based Reinauer Group of Companies has formed Windserve Marine LLC, a new member company established to provide support services to the US offshore wind industry.
On 24 April, NHV's helicopter carrying passengers from Van Oord to the UK East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm took off from Peterson's newly opened helicopter passenger terminal at Zeeland Airport in the Netherlands and thus marked the operational launch of the terminal.
Vroon's crew transfer vessel (CTV) MPI Napoleon has secured a charter in the German sector of the Baltic Sea.