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18 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord has installed the last jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm and delivered it to client ScottishPower Renewables. This marks the marine contractor's completion of its work for this 714MW UK wind project. As the main contractor, Van Oord transported and installed all 102 foundations. This is the largest number […]

18 July 2019 Business & Finance

Offshore wind industry must quickly respond to a changing global risk profile in order to avoid large-scale financial losses, GCube Insurance said. As the offshore wind sector expands globally, prices fall, and technology evolves, asset owners and investors are becoming increasingly exposed to technical and supply chain risks, alongside natural catastrophe and extreme weather, the renewable […]

17 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

Hamburg-based ONP Management GmbH has been named the Technical Advisor for the 500MW floating wind project offshore Saudi Arabia being developed by Plambeck Emirates LLC. As reported earlier this week, Plambeck Emirates and Italy's Saipem signed a Memorandum of Understanding and an exclusive agreement for the development of the 500MW project. Saipem and Plambec will sign the EPCI […]

15 July 2019 Business & Finance

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), the owner of the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm, has achieved a financial close on a refinancing of its senior debt facilities. The refinancing comprises primarily commercial bank debt and also includes an institutional tranche. Several of the project’s original lenders have remained in the refinancing and the project has […]

12 July 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The UK Planning Inspectorate has completed the examination of Vattenfall's application for the Development Consent Order (DCO) for the Thanet Extension offshore wind farm. The Examining Authority informed that the findings, conclusions and recommendations from the examination will be sent to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) by 11 September. GoBe, […]

12 July 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

GE Renewable Energy will open a new offshore wind factory at Jieyang’s offshore wind cluster in the Chinese province of Guangdong and will establish a new Operation and Development Center in the city of Guangzhou. The new GE offshore wind factory in Jieyang will help to meet Chinese growing demand for offshore wind energy and […]

12 July 2019 R&D

EnBW Asia Pacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Korea’s Chonbuk National University to support the creation of an International Offshore Wind Research Center. 26 other institutions and companies are participating in this project including Korea Shipbuilding & Ocean Engineering Research Institute, Hyundai Global, JY Heavy Industries, among others. The center will support the Seamangeum offshore […]

11 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) has installed the first wind turbine on the 400MW CGN Yangjiang Nanpeng Island offshore wind farm. The installation of the first 5.5MW turbine off Guangdong Province in the South China Sea was completed on 27 June, CGN said. Also, 16 wind turbine jacket foundations have so far been installed […]

10 July 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Tus Holdings have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the People's Government of Qingdao and the Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology in China. The MoU comes as part of ORE Catapult and Tus Holdings' partnership, under which they established the TUS-ORE Catapult Research Centre (TORC) for offshore wind in China. […]

8 July 2019 R&D, Technology

Japanese industrial and engineering corporation Hitachi Zosen and French offshore renewable energy technology developer Naval Energies have agreed to cooperate in the field of floating wind energy. The project between the two companies is based on a feasibility study to jointly design and build floating wind turbines with a capacity of several hundred megawatts using Naval […]

5 July 2019 Jobs & Recruitment

James Fisher and Sons has named Eoghan O'Lionaird as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from 1 September. O'Lionaird will take over the position on 1 October when Nick Henry, who has been CEO for the last fifteen years, will step down from the board. Henry will remain with the company until 31 March 2020 […]

4 July 2019 R&D

Atlas Professionals is set to conduct a market study on the availability of the required labor and vessel resources for the Star of the South offshore wind project in Australia, together with the project developer. The report will analyze the labor requirements that are necessary during the development, construction and maintenance phases of the what will be […]

3 July 2019 Vessels

Chevalier Floatels' walk-to-work (W2W) vessel DP Gezina is commencing new offshore wind work in the German North Sea. According to Chevalier Floatels, the vessel will mainly be transferring crews to and from offshore substations in the German Bight. The duration of the contract is two months, with options for extending. The work is being conducted for […]

1 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

Avangrid Renewables is conducting geophysical surveys at the Kitty Hawk offshore wind lease area off the coast of North Carolina, U.S. The work is being carried out in and near the wind lease area and proposed cable corridor from Sandbridge, Virginia, to the east of Corolla, North Carolina. The purpose of the surveys, scheduled for […]

28 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

K2 Management has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Taean Wind Power and Dohwa Engineering for the Taean offshore wind farm in South Korea. K2 Management will work as the owner’s engineer and consult on the financing and construction of the offshore wind project located in the Yellow Sea. The company has also entered a service contract […]

27 June 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance

Senator of Delaware Tom Carper and Maine Senator Susan Collins have introduced a bill expected to initiate investments in the U.S. offshore wind market by extending tax credits. The Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act would extend the investment tax credit (ITC) at 30% for offshore wind farms that begin construction by 1 January 2027 or the year […]

21 June 2019

SSE Renewables has appointed ABPmer to deliver the preliminary site condition report for the Arklow Bank offshore wind project in Ireland. ABPmer will also manage the associated metocean survey which will be used in conjunction with new numerical modeling to refine the preliminary results and inform a final site condition report. According to SSE, the […]

19 June 2019 Business & Finance

Law firm White & Case LLP has advised the export credit agencies (ECAs) and the syndicate of commercial banks on the financing of the Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan. A financing group comprising 19 banks and three ECAs from Denmark (EKF), Germany (Euler Hermes) and the Netherlands (Atradius) closed the EUR 2.7 billion (NTD […]

17 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Siemens Gamesa has received a conditional order for the supply of turbines for the 376MW Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. Siemens Gamesa will provide 47 of its SG8.0-167 DD turbines and is in charge of the full servicing for a period of 20 years, including the provision of spare parts and tools. The firm order is subject to […]

14 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Atlantique Offshore Energy and its consortium partners GE Grid Solutions and Société de Dragage International (SDI), part of the DEME Group, have won a contract to design, manufacture, and install the electrical offshore substation for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. The contract was awarded by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium between EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge, […]

14 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

Offshore wind developer Enterprize Energy has received a site survey licence for the 3.4GW Thang Long wind project offshore Ke Ga Cape in Vietnam. Enterprize Energy will survey an area covering 2,800km2 located 20-50 kilometres off the Binh Thuan Province, the company's founder Ian Hatton said during the announcement ceremony. The wind farm will cover up […]

13 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

France's minister for ecological transition, François de Rugy, will launch the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in Saint-Nazaire on Friday, 14 June. Minister de Rugy will launch the project at GE's Montoir de Bretagne factory accompanied by Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of EDF Group, and Hugh Bailey, General Manager of GE France. As reported last week, the Conseil […]

11 June 2019 Vessels

Kinnaird Marine Limited is providing guard vessels for the piling campaign at the Moray East offshore wind farm in the UK. GeoSea commenced the piling activities at the project site at the end of May, with operations so far completed on seven locations, according to the Moray East Weekly Notice of Operations. The GV Replenish and KMS […]

10 June 2019 Grid Connection, R&D

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Synaptec have partnered in a project aimed at reducing the cost of subsea cable failures and accompanying monitoring systems. Synaptec’s Refase technology will be installed at ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine for a year-long trial to establish cost savings and benefits of using distributed, passive sensors to monitor […]

7 June 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme administrative court, has dismissed the appeal against the operating permit for the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project. All the administrative permits required for the construction and operational phases of the project are now secured, the project developers said. EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, and Enbridge, a North […]

6 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Denmark's  Welcon has received an order from MHI Vestas to deliver tower sections for the 950MW Moray East wind farm offshore Scotland. In total, Welcon will manufacture and deliver 70 bottom sections, 34 middle sections and 34 top sections for the project. The sections are scheduled to be delivered from the fourth quarter of 2019 until […]