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  • 15 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The UK government has extended the comment period for the proposed amendments to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme due to the COVID-19 crisis. The consultation period was initially supposed to end on 22 May but has been extended to 29 May to give more time for sending responses. To remind, the UK recently proposed […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Northwester 2 offshore wind farm is fully operational, with all 23 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines supplying power to the Belgian grid. Northwester 2 is the first to use the V164-9.5 MW turbines, the most powerful turbines to enter commercial operation to date, which now supply green energy via Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid (MOG). […]

  • 13 May 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Over the past few weeks, Manora Logistics has been transporting upper jacket foundation sections from Spain and Belgium to Newcastle, UK. Given the facts at hand, inquired about the jacket parts being for the Moray East offshore wind farm. However, Manora Logistics declined to confirm this. Namely, on 12 May, the company dispatched the […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The deadline for the close of the examination period for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm has been pushed back to 12 October 2020. The UK Planning Inspectorate submitted a request to extend the examination period for the Norfolk Boreas development consent order (DCO) application to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Authorities, Environment

    The latest Public Attitudes Tracker in the United Kingdom has shown 81 per cent of the public chooses offshore wind as one of the preferred renewable energy sources. Wave and tidal energy also bode well with 80 per cent, and 77 of surveyed people back onshore wind. Overall, 82 per cent people are in favour […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has launched the public consultation period regarding the new environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports for the Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord nearshore wind farms. Interested parties are free to submit responses and comments on the new environmental impact reports no later than 30 June. The DEA expects to be able to grant the […]

  • 28 April 2020

    Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has selected SCHOTTEL to supply a range of propulsion systems for its service operations vessel (SOV) Wind of Hope. The propulsion system of Wind of Hope is powered by four diesel generators, which drive the electric motors of the SCHOTTEL propulsion package. Two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers type SRP 430 FP, each with […]

  • 27 April 2020

    Fugro has secured a long-term contract for two remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and a full survey positioning package on Global Marine Group’s Normand Clipper. Global Marine Group (GMG) is in the process of upgrading the Normand Clipper in preparation for projects this summer. Both the ROV systems and the survey package will be installed ready […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted is postponing the Skipjack Wind Farm project offshore Maryland, US by a year due to delays in the permitting procedure. The delays will push the project’s anticipated completion date from late 2022 to the end of 2023, the world’s leading offshore wind developer said. “As the federal permitting timeline evolves, Ørsted is now receiving […]

  • 23 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Marc van Heyningen as the new Chief Operations Officer (COO). Van Heyningen will assume the position as of 1 April, succeeding Jan-Wim Dekker, who started as COO on 1 January. According to Damen, the new COO spent the majority of his career working for Fluor Corporation in various general and […]

  • 17 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has issued a tender seeking an operator of the FINO 2 research platform. The operator will provide scheduled maintenance and repair, organization of research operations in coordination with the measuring institutes, as well as update the usage and security concept. The selected party will also […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub has launched the second round of Flexible Funding to advance research into the opportunities and challenges of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. This second round will award up to GBP 1.2 million to researchers at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Research Council Institutes and Centres, and Independent Research Organisations […]

  • 5 March 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Zhongtian Technology (ZTT) is set to deploy its fleet of installation vessels on the Jiangsu Rudong H6 offshore wind farm in China. ZTT will use its vessels Zhongtian 7, Zhongtian 8, Zhongtian 9, Yuanwei No. 8 and Zhongtian 5, built by Shanghai Yuanwei Construction Engineering Co., Ltd., to carry out its work. The company is in charge of installing […]

  • 26 February 2020

    Global Marine Group has awarded Royal IHC with a contract to design and deliver an integrated power cable lay spread for the newly chartered vessel Normand Clipper. According to Royal IHC, the spread is optimized for inter-array cable lay and includes a patented quadrant handling system for second-end deployment operations. The equipment includes IHC’s 15Te […]

  • 26 February 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Diamond Transmission Partners (DTP) has signed an agreement to purchase the transmission assets of the Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK.

  • 25 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Canadian energy company Northland Power has signed an agreement to acquire the South Korean offshore wind developer Dado Ocean Wind Farm. Dado Ocean has multiple early-stage offshore wind development sites in Chodo-ri and Sonjuk-ri of Yeosu City, 35 kilometres off the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula, and together these projects will be developed over […]

  • 24 February 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    China Three Gorges (CTG) has started construction on what the state-owned utility describes as offshore wind ‘’super projects’’ with a combined capacity of 2,200MW. The two wind farms in question are the 1,400MW Yangjiang Shapa Phases 2-5 project off the city of Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, and the Jiangsu Rudong 800MW (H6, H10) wind farm offshore […]

  • 21 February 2020

    Saipem has applied for permission to carry out surveys at the Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site (AMETS) in Ireland where a floating offshore wind turbine is planned to be installed.

  • 18 February 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum Fachhochschule Kiel GmbH (R&D centre of Kiel University of Applied Sciences) has won a contract to continue operating the FINO1 research platform in the German North Sea. The contract was awarded to FuE-Zentrum FH Kiel by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). BMWi is extending the operational life of […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    If approved, the surveys would start in the summer of 2020 with a geophysical survey and run until 2024 when the final geotechnical campaigns and the final engineering is completed.

  • 5 February 2020
    Environment, Vessels

    By focusing on tackling controllable factors such as trim, hull fouling and speed through established monitoring technology, OESV operators can identify inefficiencies in vessel performance and calculate the optimal operating conditions for their vessels, Seacat Services said.

  • 4 February 2020
    Grid Connection

    Nemo Link, the interconnector between UK and Belgium, is celebrating its first year of operation. On this occasion, the project partners National Grid and Elia have reported the interconnector’s “outstanding performance figures.”

  • 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.

  • 16 January 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The operations and maintenance base for the Galloper offshore wind farm has officially opened in Harwich, the UK. Located at the Harwich International Port in Essex, the GBP 10 million facility will be used for O&M of the Galloper project for the next twenty years. The base includes offices, a 24/7 wind farm control room, […]

  • 14 January 2020
    Training & Education

    The Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), Atlas Professionals and DOB-Academy have launched an initiative to increase the pool of qualified personnel in the offshore wind sector. The Renewables Roadshow has an aim to promote working in the wind industry among adolescents and create the foundation for a strong future workforce and specialists in the sector. […]

  • 10 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The 112MW EnBW Albatros offshore wind project has commenced operations in the German North Sea. The EnBW Albatros project comprises 16 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines, the last of which was installed by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier in September. The 112MW offshore wind farm is located some 104km off the coast of Germany, in the immediate vicinity of […]