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20 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Sif Holding has secured a contract to manufacture two monopiles for the Borssele V demonstrator wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. One of the monopiles will have a slip joint connection between the monopile foundation and the transition piece that connects the foundation and the tower, which has traditionally been a flanged or a grouted […]

15 May 2019 Vessels

Ulstein Verft has selected Palfinger Marine to deliver a new major deck equipment package for the DP3 cable laying vessel Nexans Aurora. The order consists of cranes, winches and lifesaving appliances, including two LBT 935 lifeboats with the belonging davits and one life raft davit on each side of the vessel. According to Palfinger, the lifeboats are […]

13 May 2019 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Transition pieces and monopiles for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm have started arriving at the Taichung Port in Taiwan. And so have the vessels that will install the 20 monopile foundations and the wind turbines at the site in the Taiwan Strait, Ørsted, one of the owners of the 120MW wind farm, said. Seaway […]

20 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Granada Material Handling Ltd has secured a contract by Engie Fabricom to provide davit cranes for the substations of the Moray East and Triton Knoll offshore wind projects. The UK-based company will design, manufacture and commission five individual Python davit crane units, each of which will be fitted to each of the five jacket foundation […]

25 February 2019 Business & Finance, Vessels

Hung Hua Construction (HHC), a Taiwanese dredging and nearshore construction company, has placed an order with Damen for two fast crew supply vessels of the latest FCS 2710 class. The two vessels, for which a contract was signed at the end of January, will be built at Damen Shipyards Singapore and are scheduled for delivery […]

14 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

EDF Energies Nouvelles and Enbridge have applied for funding with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the Saint-Nazaire and Fécamp offshore wind projects in France. EIB has not disclosed the total cost and the approximate amount of the proposed finance that the companies applied for. Saint-Nazaire is being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture of EDF EN […]

19 September 2018 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Floating offshore wind turbine Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine installed off the French coast, has started delivering electricity to the grid.

10 September 2018 Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

The WindPlus consortium has signed a firm order with MHI Vestas to provide three V164-8.4 MW turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project situated near the coast of Northern Portugal.

2 July 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

Ørsted has obtained final permits to construct the operations and maintenance (O&M) facility for the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in Vlissingen-Buitenhaven at the North Sea Port, the Netherlands.

13 June 2018 R&D

The open sea test platform Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) has obtained the permit from the Ministry of the Environment to host floating offshore wind research.

17 April 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

Altitec has received a Training System Certificate by DNV GL for its Rotor Blade Repair and Inspection Training course held at the Altitec Academy in London, UK.

25 January 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Technology

South Korean wind turbine manufacturer Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has ordered first 5.5MW electrical control systems from Massachusetts-based AMSC.

15 December 2017

Wpd's offshore wind farm proposed to be built off the coast of Taiwan's Yunlin county received an initial approval from Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in November, according to Taipei Times.

15 November 2017 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

A2Sea's jack-up vessel Sea Challenger has started installing transition pieces at the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm located off the coast of Germany.

2 November 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

The first piles for the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm have arrived at the BOW Terminal in the port of Vlissingen, North Sea.

31 October 2017 R&D

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) have conducted a study showing that the large majority of the participants support offshore wind off the New England coast.

25 October 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Palfinger Marine has secured a large scale order of 151 cranes in total for Trianel windpark Borkum II, Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms located in the German part of the North Sea.

4 October 2017 Wind Farm Update

Approximately 76 kilometres of subsea cable for the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm has arrived to the basis station of Mukran Port on Rugen island.

4 September 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

Great Yarmouth-based aluminium workboat builder Alicat Workboats Ltd has signed contracts with Renewable Energy Support Ltd. (RES) for the construction of MCS SWATH 2, a 26-metre Typhoon SWATH crew transfer vessel (CTV).

27 March 2017 Wind Farm Update

GE Renewable Energy was selected by Chinese Fuqing Haixia Electricity Generation Company – a joint venture between China Three Gorges and Fujian Energy – to deliver three Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbines to the Fujian Xinghua Gulf demo project.

17 February 2017 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations, after EnBW placed an order for its 497MW Hohe See project, for which Siemens is partnering with GeoSea, part of the DEME Group.

13 January 2017 Authorities, Technology, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy has received approval of an amended building consent from German authorities which allows 8MW turbines to be deployed at the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. The original consent was granted in December 2011. The latest approval has been granted by the German consenting authority Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH). DONG Energy […]

21 December 2016 Wind Farm Update

Rentel NV has placed an order with Siemens for the 309MW Rentel wind project. The contract includes the supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of 42 SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines and marks the first order of Siemens offshore wind turbines in Belgium. In April, Rentel NV and Siemens signed a contract for the supply and maintenance of 42 offshore wind […]

1 July 2016

To celebrate Nordsee Ost first TW production milestone, Fabricom Offshore Services has offered the wind farm the adoption of a Helgoland-born seal named WindSeal01.  Fabricom was able to make the offer after donating to Verein Jordsand, an association involved in North Sea nature and wildlife preservation. Helgoland represents a crucial breeding spot for seals, which are […]

20 May 2016 Vessels

Danish Tuco Marine Group has received a new order for their 11-metre wind farm service boat from an undisclosed European client.   The boat is part of Tuco Marine's ProZero series and is designed to serve as a daughter craft to SOVs at far shore wind farms. The vessel will be used for service operations and crew […]

1 February 2016 Grid Connection

Siemens has been awarded an order for COBRAcable, a link between the Dutch and Danish power grids, by Danish power grid service provider Energinet.dk and its Dutch counterpart TenneT TSO. Siemens will supply two HVDC converter stations at both sides of the DC power line, which will be routed as a subsea cable through the North […]