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31 October 2018 Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment, R&D

International recruitment company Atlas Professionals has won a tender to produce an in-depth report for the Topsector Energy about employment opportunities in the Dutch offshore wind industry. 

8 October 2018 Business & Finance

US offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has entered into a Host Community Agreement (HCA) with the Town of Barnstable in Massachusetts.

3 October 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has awarded Fugro with a contract to supply metocean data for the Hollandse Kust (Noord) offshore wind farm zone.

26 September 2018 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

US-based GZA GeoEnvironmental has begun a multi-million dollar offshore geotechnical engineering program for Deepwater Wind in Rhode Island Sound at the sites of the proposed South Fork Wind and Revolution Wind projects. Working from a 200-foot class lift boat mobilized earlier this month from Quonset Point, Rhode Island, a 28-person GZA-led crew is now taking and […]

11 September 2018 Contracts & Tenders

India’s National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has extended the closing date of the tender for geotechnical investigation in the Gulf of Khambhat off the coast of Gujarat.

4 September 2018 Contracts & Tenders

India's National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has issued a tender for geotechnical investigation in the Gulf of Khambhat off the coast of Gujarat.

24 August 2018 R&D

Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) has completed a sediment dynamics study in the Irish Sea, which included a two-year investigation of the geomorphology off the East coast of Ireland in order to quantify the impacts of sediment dynamics on upcoming offshore wind farm developments.

26 July 2018

By Gareth Ellery, Senior Engineer and Business Development Director, Cathie Associates Within the offshore wind industry, there has been a relentless and necessary drive towards cost reduction and commercialization of offshore wind. This cost reduction has been driven largely by the introduction of competition to the developers and operators of offshore wind farms through power […]

25 July 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Dutch contractor Visser & Smit Hanab, part of Volker-Wessels, has won a contract to install power cables that will link the Fryslân offshore wind farm in the IJsselmeer to the Dutch grid.

9 July 2018 Authorities, R&D, Technology

A US court in Wisconsin has sentenced Sinovel Wind Group, a Chinese manufacturer and exporter of wind turbines, for stealing trade secrets from AMSC, a U.S.-based company formerly known as American Superconductor Inc.

22 June 2018 Authorities, Environment, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA) has requested a supplemental filing to the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Vineyard Wind Connector project.

4 June 2018 Business & Finance

UK-based consultancy companies ITPEnergised and Xero Energy informed on 31 May that they had merged to provide environmental, grid, electrical and engineering services to the energy, transport, property and construction sectors in the UK and overseas.

8 May 2018 Training & Education

The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certified training providers are expanding their operations and investing in new sites around the world, with North America expected to be among the fastest growing global regions as its offshore market sets sail.

3 May 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Belgian structural monitoring specialist 24Sea has established an exclusive cooperation agreement with French renewables engineering specialist Innosea for structural monitoring and design of offshore and onshore wind substructures in France.

23 March 2018 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

LICengineering is managing a CROWN project which is developing advanced metallic coatings with potential self-healing properties that could significantly lower the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE). According to LIC, the project has gathered corrosion, manufacturing, installation and modeling companies dedicated to investigating how the expensive use of tons of aluminium and steel can be replaced by […]

22 March 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Technology

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has added a MacArtney generator rotation tool (GRT) to the portfolio of equipment securing long-term storage of SWT-6.0/7.0/8.0 nacelles with generators and hubs.

22 February 2018 Authorities

The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research & Energy (ITRE) has voted to modernize Europe's electricity markets by approving the recast Electricity Directive & Regulation, two of the main files in the Clean Energy Package. According to WindEurope, priority dispatch, which guarantees renewables are injected first into the grid, will continue to apply to existing wind […]

6 February 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City have unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to offshore wind turbines visible from this coastal town in the state of Maryland, US.

26 January 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has launched a tender for the supply of metocean data for the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm zone.

16 January 2018

ASM Industries S.A. What we do: Wind towers - Complete steel tower sections both for onshore and offshore application. Offshore foundations – Complete or parts for foundations both fixed (monopiles, transition pieces, jackets) and floating. Marine structures - Wave energy, tidal energy, buoys, buoyancy modules, aquaculture. Where we do it: ASM Energia – Located in […]

15 January 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D

Royal IHC completed the acquisition of Oceanteam's Dutch-based engineering and consultancy company KCI The Engineers with the signing of the Sale and Purchase Agreement and ancillary documents on 15 January.

12 January 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, through the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), will launch a EUR 1.5 million worth tender for the supply of metocean data for the Hollandse Kust Noord (north) Wind Farm Zone on 23 January.

10 January 2018 Environment, R&D

Two public opinion polls have shown continued support for offshore wind development in the State of Maryland, US, believed to create thousands of jobs and millions of capital investment.

3 January 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Oceanteam and Royal IHC have signed a contract by which IHC will acquire all of the outstanding share capital of Oceanteam's Dutch-based engineering and consultancy company KCI The Engineers.

19 December 2017 Business & Finance

Iceland-based manufacturer of high-tech ropes and nets – Hampidjan – sees more room for doing business in the offshore wind sector after a contract with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) for the supply of fibre slings that SHL used during the Beatrice piling works, completed earlier this month.

5 December 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Innovate UK has launched a funding competition to encourage innovation in infrastructure systems that provide critical services for economy, environment and society, including offshore wind.