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  • 18 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    SEV, the main energy supplier in the Faroe Islands, has revealed plans to build an offshore wind farm near this European island nation’s capital Tórshavn. The wind farm will have a capacity of between 96 MW and 120 MW. The project will be a joint venture between Faroese energy providers and various businesses and individuals. […]

  • 16 September 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK has received the ISO 14001 certificate in recognition of improved environmental performance. Awarded by Lloyds Register, the ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally recognized Environment Management System (EMS) that highlights continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact. Galloper received the complete certification in late August after working towards the […]

  • 15 September 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has issued a contract notice for a rescue helicopter and crew covering the Hohe See and Albatros wind farms in the German North Sea. The helicopter and its aeronautical and medical crew will be used to rescue injured persons at the two offshore wind farms. The contract will run from 1 […]

  • 9 September 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Red Rock has received an order to supply three knuckle telescopic offshore cranes for Jan De Nul’s floating installation crane vessel Les Alizés. Les Alizés is specifically designed for loading, transporting, lifting, and installing offshore wind turbine foundations. Currently under construction at the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China, Les Alizés will be capable of building […]

  • 4 September 2020
    Ports & Logistics

    Huisman’s 2,600mt Skyhook crane has performed its first lift of offshore wind monopiles at a facility in China. Skyhook was dedicatedly designed for load-outs of heavy equipment, like the 10,000mt tub mounted cranes for Heerema’s Sleipnir and the 3,000mt offshore mast crane for Boskalis, Huisman said. The crane is located at its own facility near […]

  • 3 September 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency has sent a draft permit for preliminary offshore and onshore studies related to the Hesselø offshore wind project for consultation with the relevant authorities. The feasibility study permit will give the transmission system operator Energinet, which is to be responsible for the investigations, the right to collect relevant information about the […]

  • 1 September 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Nordic renewable energy company Cloudberry Clean Energy AS has offered to acquire 100 % of the shares in Scanvind2 AS. Scanvind2 is developing the Rewind Vänern wind power project in the shallow waters of Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden. The current development plan includes 16-17 turbines with an estimated annual power production around 350 […]

  • 31 August 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH has issued a contract notice for repairs to the anti-corrosion coating on the offshore substation at the Global Tech I (GTI) wind farm. The contract will have a duration of 24 months, with a possibility for two one-year renewals. The tender will remain open until 25 September and the […]

  • 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. […]

  • 20 August 2020
    Technology, Vessels

    SEA-KIT’s 12-metre Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV), for which the company recently received an order from Fugro, has completed a 22-day demonstration project, carrying out remote surveys on Europe’s continental margin in the Atlantic. “The project’s overall aim was to demonstrate the capabilities of current technologies to survey unexplored or inadequately surveyed ocean frontiers and we […]

  • 6 August 2020
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    The Connecticut Port Authority has applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for proposed work in the Thames River at State Pier, New London, Connecticut. The proposed project would serve as a long-term, regional offshore wind port facility while continuing to support other existing long-term breakbulk cargo operations. The proposed two-phase […]

  • 6 August 2020

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted GE Research access to a supercomputer for research aimed at accelerating new advancements in offshore wind. GE engineers have been granted access to the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, through DOE’s competitive ALCC (Advanced Scientific Computing Research Leadership Computing Challenge) program. According to GE, […]

  • 5 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Per Aarsleff A/S has produced 89 out of the 165 concrete working platforms (CWPs) for Ørsted’s 1.4 GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm. The CWPs are being built at Per Aarsleff’s concrete precast factory in Poland, Aarsleff BIZ, for Bladt Industries and EEW OSB, which are producing 135 and 30 transition pieces for the […]

  • 3 August 2020

    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 […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall is preparing to apply for permit changes related to the Stora Middelgrund offshore wind project in Sweden, acquired from Universal Wind in the spring of last year. The Stora Middelgrund project has a permit from 2008 which includes the construction of 108 8 MW turbines that are 200 meters tall and which must be […]

  • 8 July 2020

    The member countries of the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) and the European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson have called for an enabling framework for offshore wind energy at an EU level. Ministers from the NSEC countries and the European Commission signed a joint statement at a meeting on 6 July, agreeing that the current […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The final phase of East Anglia One has started to receive payments under the project’s Contract for Difference (CfD), thus passing the milestone of Operational Conditions Precedent (OCP) to officially start generating electricity under the CfD scheme. The final, third phase of East Anglia One has an installed capacity of 250 MW and achieved its […]

  • 17 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Hitachi Zosen and Naval Energies have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to extend their collaboration after working together on a floating wind technology feasibility study. Now, the partners plan to cooperate on other floating wind projects and to start defining their future industrial cooperation in more detail. The new agreement comes as a next […]

  • 17 June 2020

    U.S. companies MiNO Marine and 2nd Wind Marine are planning to start building two offshore wind construction support vessels in early 2021. They recently engaged U.S. shipyards, which are now evaluating the vessel design and preparing estimations on construction costs and building timeline. The Jones Act compliant vessels, called SuperFeeders, are DP2 purpose-built jack-ups that will […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Technology, Vessels

    Royal IHC and MARIN have completed dynamic positioning (DP) assessment tests for an autonomous Service Operation Vessel (SOV) at MARIN’s basins in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The autonomous software will allow for the vessel, SOV T60-18, to carry out operations while under the supervision of the duty officer at the wheelhouse, according to IHC. “By improving […]

  • 16 June 2020

    Shanghai Electric has commissioned China’s first 8 MW offshore wind turbine, which is now entering operation. The 8MW-167 offshore turbine, which features the “black start” technology, produces 20% more electricity and reduces the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) by around 11% compared to the 7MW-154 wind turbine, Shanghai Electric said. The 8 MW turbine is […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum is seeking a provider of marine, flight, and emergency response coordination services at the Trianel Windpark Borkum I wind farm in the German North Sea. The tender is divided into two lots. Lot 1 covers the marine, flight, and emergency response coordination services, plus operations control at the 200 MW wind farm. […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    German transport company Fraport AG plans to procure electricity generated at wind farms selected in Germany’s last two offshore wind auctions. Fraport AG, the operator of the Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt am Main, intends to sign one or more power purchase agreements (PPAs) with offshore wind farm operators. The company seeks to procure around 350 […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D

    EnBW and aerodyn engineering are testing a 1:10 scale prototype floating wind turbine for the first time in Germany. The 18 meters tall Nezzy2, which comprises two wind turbines on a precast concrete floating platform, is being tested in a flooded gravel pit near Bremerhaven. The next step is testing the turbine in wind and […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Finland’s Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy is exploring the possibilities of expanding the 44.3 MW Tahkoluoto wind farm offshore Pori. The extension project is in a preliminary study phase, with the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure and the zoning about to begin, the developer said. The proposed extension project would have a capacity of between 300 MW […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has begun working with Siemens Gamesa’s Offshore business unit on training approximately 6,000 employees in developing greater risk awareness to improve safety. The companies partnered to implement DuPont Risk Factor training, as well as group leadership coaching for 275 senior and middle management staff, and a number of Safety in Engineering […]