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25 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

Vineyard Wind has adjusted the final turbine array for its 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts, U.S., by changing the location of three MHI Vestas 9.5MW units. According to Vineyard Wind, the design change eliminates three turbines located near Chappaquiddick and the Nantucket Historic District to create additional distance between turbines and important commercial fishing areas. […]

13 May 2019 Grid Connection

The second cable that will connect the Borssele Alpha offshore high voltage substation in the Dutch North Sea to the transformer station at Borssele has made landfall, according to TenneT. Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles, former VBMS, and NKT are in charge of supplying, delivering and installing two 61km long export cables for the Borssele Alpha […]

15 April 2019 Grid Connection

The first cable that will connect the Borssele Alpha offshore high voltage substation in the Dutch North Sea to the transformer station at Borssele has made landfall, TenneT said. On Friday, 12 April, Boskalis started to pull in the sea cable on land and early Saturday morning the cable reached the newly built transformer station. […]

29 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania has launched Bibby Marine Services’ second Service Operations Vessel (SOV) 9020 - Bibby WaveMaster Horizon. Upon delivery later this year, the SOV will begin maintenance work on two EnBW and Enbridge-owned wind farms in the German North Sea – Hohe See and Albatros – for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and EnBW. […]

28 March 2019 Business & Finance

AgileTek Engineering has completed the acquisition of Ryder Geotechnical Ltd, a provider of geotechnical design and consulting services in the offshore wind and subsea oil & gas sectors. Ryder Geotechnical will be run as a subsidiary and will remain a separate legal entity continuing to trade under the same name from its headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. […]

22 January 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

The Moulins de Flandre consortium bidding to develop the Dunkirk offshore wind farm in France has signed an agreement with crowdfunding platform Enerfip to set up a financing campaign in case its offer wins the tender. The aim of the crowdfunding campaign is to allow locals in Dunkirk and Hauts-de-France interested in clean energy to support the planned offshore wind project, […]

27 December 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced a possible postponement of the public meetings related to the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project due to a lapse in funding.

22 November 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

The Scottish Parliament has approved a legislation which enables local authorities and communities to have a stronger voice in the management of the Crown Estate's assets.

5 November 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

Ireland is the only European Union country with an Atlantic coastline that is not developing its offshore wind resource, which is not only placing the country at an economic and competitive disadvantage, but also results in missing out on a large number of associated economic and social benefits, according to the latest report from KPMG.

22 October 2018 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

The Netherlands could have its first multifunctional energy island ready by 2025, Ernst van Zuijlen, Project Director at Offshore Service Facilities, said at the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.

18 October 2018 R&D, Technology

The larger scale of offshore wind turbines and improved materials indicate that the vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) designs may have certain advantages and benefits for floating offshore wind energy installations, a new study by Sandia National Laboratories has found.

14 August 2018 Ports & Logistics, Vessels

GeoSea's Apollo has left Pula, Croatia, and is headed to Vlissingen, the Netherlands, where this multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel will undergo mobilisation ahead of its first assignments.

20 July 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) has announced a funding opportunity for advanced research and development (R&D) to reduce wind energy costs and environmental impacts.

21 June 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has opened a new facility in Norddeich, Germany, which will be used for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project, currently under construction, as well as the developer's future projects in the German North Sea.

18 June 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched a new open-access service offering a series of data sets from the 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine in Fife, as well as the turbine’s met mast and electrical substation.

13 June 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has voted to review Maine Aqua Ventus GP LLC's terms for the two-turbine research and development floating wind project off of Monhegan Island, Maine.

5 June 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Technology

Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc has been awarded a contract with Korea Research of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO), worth in the region of GBP 750,000.

1 June 2018 Ports & Logistics

The Port of Rønne in Denmark has been selected as the departure point for the 72 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines destined for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm and will undergo upgrades to service the project.

15 May 2018 Vessels

GeoSea's jack-up vessel Innovation is currently undergoing maintenance at the Port of Dunkerque in France, after which it will return to the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

5 April 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

US offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind LLC has responded to Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) request for proposals for offshore wind energy.

4 April 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Fugro will carry out a site characterization program with its geotechnical drilling vessel Fugro Synergy at the Hollandse Kust (Noord) offshore wind farm zone as part of a further contract with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl).

28 March 2018 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Limited has reduced the number of onshore cable circuits required for electricity transport from the offshore wind farm to the national grid. According to the project team, this will help reduce the overall construction footprint of the project and realise planned reductions in costs.

26 March 2018 Business & Finance

Vattenfall has emerged as the latest energy market player who decided to make changes to its corporate identity, more specifically – visual identity, powered by mission and vision focused on clean energy future. The company announced on 26 March that it is rebranding and will start gradually employing the changes, with its logo in the spotlight, as of the end of March. 

15 March 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

Offshore foundations manufacturer Sif Holding has prepared a set of measures in preparation for possible underutilization of the company's 300 Kton annual production capacity in 2018.

6 March 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Statoil has signed an agreement with Polenergia to acquire a 50 % interest in the two early phase offshore wind development projects in Poland, Bałtyk Środkowy III (BSIII) and Bałtyk Środkowy II (BSII).

24 January 2018 Authorities, Environment, R&D

Offshore wind is an efficient and realistic way for Ireland to take the big strides the country needs to hit its renewable energy targets and avoid EU fines for failing to do so, said Managing Director of SSE Ireland, Stephen Wheeler.