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24 June 2019 Environment

EDF Renewables, Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited, Red Rock Power Limited, and SSE Renewables have provided a financial boost to ‘Seabirds Count’, the fourth national census of the UK’s breeding seabird populations. Thanks to equal funding contributions from the offshore wind developers, alongside support from government and conservation charities, the count is now set for […]

21 June 2019 Business & Finance

The Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm has begun receiving Contract for Difference (CfD) payments. The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) began allocating the payments for the first phase of the 1.2GW offshore wind project as it passed the required tests for its Operational Conditions Precedent (OCP). The first project phase, with a capacity of 400MW, achieved a […]

20 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

Norwegian offshore communication network operator Tampnet has won a contract to supply 4G/LTE coverage to Ørsted’s Hornsea One offshore wind farm. The 1,218MW Hornsea One is located 120 kilometers off the Yorkshire Coast, in the UK, and will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when fully operational in 2020. Tampnet was awarded the contract for […]

20 June 2019 Authorities

Representatives from ten North Sea countries met on 20 June in Denmark to discuss plans on offshore wind, as well as the UK's potential exit from the European Union. Energy ministers and other representatives gathered in Esbjerg as part of the North Seas Energy Cooperation to consider the potential of offshore wind and how cooperation can be continued […]

18 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

The 1,218MW Hornsea Project One wind farm has reached the halfway turbine installation point, Ørsted said. 87 out of the wind farm's 174 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines have now been installed and commissioned at the site some 120 kilometres off Yorkshire. The wind turbines are being transported from Hull and installed by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's […]

17 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

Rotech Subsea Ltd. has completed a three-phase inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM) scope at an offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Rotech mobilized its TRS1 Controlled Flow Excavation (CFE) tool to carry out cable de-burial and retrenching at the project, while also deploying its new RSG1 cable grab tool. According to the company, the work was conducted […]

14 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The Carbon Trust has launched tenders seeking pre and post-construction energy yield analysis and floating component exchange studies as part of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program. The first tender seeks companies and consortia to undertake a study to understand the different approaches in comparing pre-construction energy yield assessments to post-construction analysis in offshore wind. The key objective […]

12 June 2019 Business & Finance

C-Ventus Offshore Windfarm Services BV has merged with 4SEAS BV to jointly service the offshore wind industry. The merger, concluded on 3 June, will see all 4SEAS personnel and activities, including ongoing projects and opportunity pipeline, handled by the new company which will trade under the C-Ventus name. “Since 4SEAS main focus appeared to be the […]

10 June 2019 Jobs & Recruitment

NorSea Wind, part of the Wilhelmsen Group, has named Anders Peter Pedersen as its new CEO. Pedersen previously held positions at LM WindPower, Aluwind and Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation, among others. According to the new CEO, NorSea Wind is ready to enter into strategic partnerships in the offshore wind market. “I look forward to being part of NorSea […]

10 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Cowes-based offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has secured long-term extensions to its vessel support contracts with Siemens Gamesa at the Galloper wind farm off the coast of Suffolk. Building on a pair of two-year operations and maintenance (O&M) charter agreements signed in 2017 for vessels Seacat Vigilant and Seacat Liberty, Siemens Gamesa has now […]

10 June 2019 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

DEME Offshore's jack-up vessel Sea Installer has arrived in Great Yarmouth to load the first set of wind turbine components and install them on the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. The first load-out is ongoing and the vessel is expected to depart for the installation site soon. Back in November 2016, A2SEA, now […]

7 June 2019 Business & Finance

SeaTwirl has secured a EUR 2.48 million grant from the European Commission for its SeaTwirl S2 floating wind turbine. SeaTwirl is receiving the grant for the 1MW full-scale floating wind turbine as part of the European Innovation Council's SME Instrument program. The grant will be used for the final phase of the S2 project and primarily […]

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

Hartlepool-based JDR Cables has signed a contract with DEME Offshore to provide inter-array cables and accessories for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. JDR, part of the TFKable Group, will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1 kilometres of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories, including repair joints and connectors. […]

5 June 2019 Business & Finance

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is acquiring a 50% stake in NorSea Wind and its subsidiaries with an aim to strengthen its foothold in the offshore and onshore wind sectors. WSM said that with the buy of the 50% share it aims to offer a unified and integrated solution to the wind energy market. “NorSea Wind offers […]

5 June 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up Bold Tern has installed the 44th Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbine on the Hornsea One offshore wind farm, marking a halfway point on the project for the company. The 1,214MW Hornsea One is located some 120 kilometres offshore Yorkshire and will comprise a total of 174 wind turbines, 88 of which will […]

5 June 2019

The celebratory fifth edition of North Sea Offshore will be taking place on 6 June 2019 in Den Helder, the Netherlands. With a creative and interactive program focused on the future North Sea, it promises to be a great day. During the morning program, NSO partners and stakeholders will open their door to allow visitors […]

4 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The Carbon Trust has launched two tenders for subsea cables as part of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program. The first tender calls companies and consortia to carry out a study to evaluate the need for fault detection and monitoring on the inter-array system and how it would work with other systems and site processes to minimize […]

4 June 2019 Business & Finance

SeaRoc Group has established a partnership with the French Valemo for the offshore wind sector in France. According to SeaRoc Managing Director Steve Pears, the partnership will allow bringing the company's experience to the French offshore wind sector with the launch of the SeaPlanner software. “Our Strategic Alliance Program has already offered the benefits of […]

3 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has officially started operations on the 1,214MW Hornsea One, the largest offshore wind farm in the world. The project’s first operational team of 32 set sail from Grimsby Royal Docks to the wind farm located 120 kilometres out to sea on 31 May. They are part of two shift-based teams that are responsible for […]

3 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Ørsted has contracted Bladt Industries to produce 135 transition pieces for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK. The fabrication of the transition pieces is planned to begin this year at Bladt's site in Aalborg, Denmark, with delivery expected to take place from mid-2020 to mid-2021. “We are proud that Ørsted have trusted Bladt Industries as […]

28 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Vattenfall has awarded Kraken Subsea Solutions with a contract for employer's representation for the inter-array cable installation at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind project. The French engineering and consultancy company will provide supervision services to Vattenfall during the offshore installation operations at the 605MW wind farm, which will take place from July 2019 to November 2020. […]

17 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

DEME Offshore has won contracts to transport and install foundations and wind turbines on Ørsted’s 1.4GW Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK. The Hornsea Two offshore wind farm is located approximately 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast and will comprise 165  Siemens Gamesa 8.4MW wind turbines installed on monopile foundations. DEME Offshore will transport […]

13 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders

SeaRenergy has secured a five-year framework agreement by the German transmission system operator 50Hertz. As one out of three contracted suppliers, the company will provide offshore substation technical services, as well as quality assurance and quality control cable manufacturing. In addition, SeaRenergy will provide health, safety & environment services and client representatives and owners engineers. […]

13 May 2019 Vessels

The self-propelled jack-up Seajacks Zaratan has arrived in Taichung, Taiwan, where the vessel will transport and install wind turbines on the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm. Zaratan will install all 20 Siemens Gamesa SWT-6.0-154 turbines on the wind farm in the Taiwan Strait in what is the first renewables contract for Seajacks outside Europe. The turbine components have already […]

13 May 2019 Grid Connection

JDR Cable Systems has completed the termination and testing of east section inter-array cables at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. JDR conducted the work from the service operations vessel (SOV) Edda Mistral and will now focus on completing the western cluster of the 1.2GW project, which represents the final phase. Ørsted and JDR […]

10 May 2019 Business & Finance

The Chinese patent authority has awarded the Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl with a patent for its divisible offshore wind turbine. The solution includes a turbine that is divisible above and below the house that holds the generator and bearing, meaning that their entire housing can be replaced just above the water surface by boat, SeaTwirl […]