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  • 10 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has appointed a veteran regulatory attorney to lead policy and regulatory efforts for the offshore wind sector in the U.S. As Senior Director of Offshore Wind Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Laura Smith Morton will lead AWEA efforts in coordination with member companies to resolve permitting and regulatory challenges impacting offshore wind […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) is planning to divest a part of its activities dedicated to the design and fabrication of steel constructions for the offshore market following a strategic review.

  • 10 February 2014
    R&D, Technology

    The Fraunhofer IWES is building an oil sensor test stand in Bremerhaven, in order to better suit oil sensors to requirements of wind farm operators. Wind turbines are being increasingly equipped with oil sensors, which monitor the condition of the gearboxes. So called oil condition monitoring is based on sensors detecting existing damage through the […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    DBB Jack-Up, an operations and maintenance service provider to offshore wind farm owners and turbine manufacturers, today released a new report on O&M in the offshore wind industry. The report based on exclusive research by MAKE Consulting focuses on technology developments and the related impact on wind farms and vessel operators. As wind farm owners and […]

  • 13 June 2012

    DONG Energy welcomed two reports today on the cost of offshore wind energy and agree that the cost reduction target set by the Government is achievable. The target is to get the cost down to £100 per megawatt hour for offshore wind projects seeking financial investment approval in 2020. Commenting today after the release of […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Vessels

    Windea Leibniz, the second service operation vessel (SOV) ordered by Bernhard Schulte Offshore and ICBC Leasing from Ulstein, will start working for Siemens at the Sandbank wind farm in April, after being named at a ceremony held today.

  • 27 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Atlantic Wind Transfers has secured a contract to provide crew transfer vessel (CTV) services for Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. The new-build Chartwell 24 CTV will be used for marine support services for the Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines set to be installed at the project. According to Atlantic Wind Transfers, the […]

  • 30 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dominion Energy has agreed to negotiate a Project Labor Agreement with three U.S. building and construction trade unions for its Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project.

  • 30 October 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    ABB has secured a contract to supply its high-voltage direct current (HVDC) Light® converter systems to connect the Dogger Bank offshore wind project to the UK transmission network. In the first-ever use of the HVDC technology in the UK’s offshore wind market, ABB will supply technology with one of the smallest environmental footprints, due to the […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Offshore wind provided 13,500 full-time equivalent jobs in the UK in 2017, a 20.5% increase compared to 11,200 in 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics. Based on the estimates, there were 9,900 jobs in England in 2017, which represents 2,300 more than the 7,600 estimated in 2016. Scotland saw 3,400 jobs provided by […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The State of Massachusetts has passed over Deepwater Wind’s Revolution Wind offshore wind project in the first of two requests for proposals under the Massachusetts Clean Energy initiative.

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities

    On April 21, the County Council of Erie County, Pennsylvania voted unanimously to join the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit organization based in Northeast Ohio leading the effort to develop the offshore wind industry in Lake Erie. Erie County becomes the first county outside of Ohio to join the public-private partnership. Membership […]

  • 30 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK Supreme Court has approved E.ON’s application to appeal against a ruling in favour of MT Højgaard from April 2015 regarding the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm dispute. E.ON will now bring the case to the Supreme Court, and MT Højgaard said it does not expect a final decision to be made before 2016. “As a consequence of the […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster’s Works Council has unanimously rendered a positive advice on the fleet rationalization plan announced in early July, under which 24 vessels will be taken out of service in the coming two years resulting in the loss of approximately 650 jobs worldwide. Part of the positive advice is an agreement to continue to […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Technology, Vessels

    SAL Heavy Lift completed the second phase of the Wikinger Pile Testing Campaign with DP II Class vessel MV Lone. The full test campaign comprised two phases with the tests being performed at three locations. During the first phase in November 2014 three sets of three piles each were driven at designated locations to required depths. The second […]

  • 23 January 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The representatives have once again urged the federal government to increase the 2030 offshore wind expansion target to at least 20GW, and to establish an expansion strategy beyond that.

  • 13 March 2013

    Düsseldorf-based E.ON SE posted EBITDA of about €10.8 billion and underlying net income of about €4.2 billion in the 2012 financial year.  “Our solid results, which also reflected a number of positive one-off effects, are gratifying and a tribute to our employees’ outstanding dedication and performance, particularly in difficult times,” said E.ON CEO Dr. Johannes […]

  • 1 August 2013

    Deepwater Wind announced its selection as the provisional winner of two offshore wind energy sites located in the federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. A competitive lease auction – the first-ever auction held in the United States for commercial offshore wind development – was held today by the U.S. Department of […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Nexans will provide up to 190km of inter-array cable rated at a maximum operating capacity of 72.5kV for the 752MW Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind project in the Netherlands as part of the recently-announced contract.

  • 28 August 2017
    Authorities

    Crown Estate Scotland now has spatial data relating to the organisation’s offshore assets freely available on their website for the first time.

  • 17 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Continuing the long history of shipbuilding in Great Yarmouth, Alicat Workboats, based on Southtown Road and part of the Gardline group, formally handed over its latest vessel. This aluminium catamaran was manufactured by a company with a reputation of being one of the best builders of wind farm support vessels for the most modern of […]

  • 17 February 2012

    Today the new Danish Ambassador to the UK was welcomed by DONG Energy at Belfast Harbour. The Harbour is currently being completely rebuilt so that it can be used for offshore wind installation. Henrik Scheinemann, Senior Director at DONG Energy was on site wrapped up warm to welcome Anne Hedensted Steffensen. She was taken around […]

  • 21 June 2013

    Elia requires a contractor to carry out study, construction and maintenance of an artificial island, Alpha, which is to be located approx. 45kms offshore from the port of Zeebrugge on the Lodewijk bank and characterised by a depth of approx. 30m LAT. The primary function of the island is the creation of a permanent and […]

  • 19 February 2016

    The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) today said that unless the Government adopts a sea-change in its approach to the renewables sector, the industry will “fall off a cliff”, costing jobs and growth, particularly in Scotland. In its response to the Scottish Affairs Committee’s inquiry into renewable energy, CECA said that the UK Government’s current […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall’s Wind Business Area, the Swedish utility’s sector in charge of wind power operations, ended the first quarter of 2016 with an operating profit before depreciation, amortisation and impairment losses (EBITDA) of SEK 1.5 billion (EUR 164 million), a 12% increase compared to SEK 1.34bn EBITDA recorded in the first quarter of 2015. Net sales at the […]

  • 21 December 2012
    R&D

    Governor Bob McDonnell, of the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA has announced that Fugro Atlantic has been appointed to conduct a geological and geophysical survey for the Virginia Wind Energy Area (WEA) within the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Governor McDonnell described the regional ocean survey as representing “a positive move forward toward the development of […]