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30 May 2019 Vessels

High Speed Transfers' (HST) newest fast crew supply vessel HST Harri is taking shape at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey. HST Harri represents the third fast crew supply vessel that HST ordered with Damen under a contract signed at the beginning of this year. The vessel, which belongs to the FCS 2710 class Damen unveiled in May last year, is […]

7 May 2019 Business & Finance

Siemens Gamesa has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in revenue to EUR 4,651 million in the first half of the 2019 fiscal year, said to be supported by strong performance in the Offshore and Service segments. The company saw a 7% increase in revenue in the second quarter of FY 2019, to EUR 2,389 million, also […]

4 April 2019 R&D

A new Monmouth University Poll has found that the vast majority of New Jersey residents support the development of wind farms off this US state’s coast. Three-quarters of New Jersey residents (76%) would favor placing wind farms off the coast of the state, while just 15% would oppose this action. Past support for offshore wind […]

22 March 2019 Environment

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has sent a letter to BOEM expressing concern for the possible negative impacts the Vineyard Wind project could have on fisheries, marine life and habitats. The letter represents NOAA's public comment on BOEM's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts. NOAA stated that "the […]

15 March 2019 Business & Finance

EnBW North America has signaled its interest to develop offshore wind in the U.S. state of New Hampshire by becoming the member of Clean Energy NH (CENH). According to CENH, EnBW represents the first offshore wind industry member in the organization's portfolio. “EnBW North America is excited to partner with Clean Energy New Hampshire – the […]

5 November 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The Dutch government did not just single-handedly decide to go forward with zero-subsidy tenders, serious developers tell and show it is possible, and as long as this is the case the government will not provide unnecessary subsidies or other forms of market protection, Ruud de Bruijne from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) said in an interview with Offshore WIND.

12 June 2018 R&D

The Centre for Offshore Foundations Systems (COFS) at the University of Western Australia has completed several series of tests on suction buckets, said to have shown the potential for further cost savings for the foundation concept.

3 April 2018 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) presented its bid book ‘The Essential Guide for Installation and O&M Hollandse Kust Wind Farms’ to Vattenfall, which was recently awarded the permit for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II offshore wind farm, the Netherlands’ first non-subsidised offshore wind farm.

1 January 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

In this video, Siemens Gamesa navigates you through the installation process of the offshore wind turbines. Get up close and personal with these behemoths and see how they come together at sea.

29 December 2017 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has recently posted a video showing the turbine installation process on Iberdrola's 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

14 June 2017 Business & Finance, R&D

The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) has released a study identifying the supply chain associated with offshore wind energy development, and analyzing the capacity within this Canadian province to meet development requirements.

13 March 2017

By Kjeld Duits The remarkable success of offshore wind development in the Netherlands has caught the attention of the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA). The Japanese organization believes the small European country is a much better model for Japan than the far larger markets of Germany and the UK. “Japan has learned a lot from […]

7 February 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

MPI Offshore's jack-up vessel MPI Enterprise has recently undergone her periodic drydocking in Hamburg prior to heading out to install Senvion wind turbines on the 322MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm. During her stay in dock, she was painted in Vroon red and labelled with Vroon's white letter V. In the next couple of weeks, MPI […]

25 May 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education, Vessels

BVG Associates (BVGA) has, on behalf of Scottish Enterprise, produced a guide to highlight the opportunities for the oil and gas supply chain in the GBP 210 billion global offshore wind CAPEX and OPEX expected by 2025. The global oil and gas downturn continues to significantly impact the North Sea oil and gas industry. To help companies […]

31 March 2016

ORE Catapult delivered the second Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework (CRMF) to the UK Offshore Wind Programme Board this month. According to the report, offshore wind costs are falling fast with 12 of 13 cost indicators on or ahead of target. The industry is confident of driving costs below £100/MWh by 2020 on the back of long-term market […]

30 September 2015 Authorities, R&D

The U.S. Energy Department yesterday released a new report showing strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market, including the start of construction of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, one of 21 projects totaling 15,650 megawatts (MW) in the planning and development pipeline. Of these 21 projects, 13 projects totaling nearly 6,000 MW, enough to […]

28 September 2015 R&D

ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands) has released results of a test campaign that took place in June 2014 in the Bremerhaven where IHC IQIP, together with other industrial parties, measured the behaviour of monopile foundations under different driving methods in onshore conditions. Three piles were driven in the soil by hydraulic hammers of […]

25 June 2015

Some of the access equipment set up at the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms has recently deemed not fit for purpose by the Health & Safety team at DONG Energy, after which the developer contacted JECS Offshore with a request for scaffolding materials and two teams of scaffolders to work in shifts so that they […]

15 May 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance

During his visit to Swansea yesterday, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project has a "real transformational potential" for Swansea, the Evening Post writes.  Along with the clean, green energy, the project could be a major economic boost for the region, Cameron explained. Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd, the company behind the […]

8 May 2015 Business & Finance

MarketResearch.com has added a recent report by GlobalData to its offering, which covers the latest developments in the global wind turbine market. GlobalData's report, Wind Regains Momentum in 2014 and Industry Outlook Improves, reveals that the global wind turbine market is expected to see increased growth in the coming years. In 2014, the global market experienced […]

27 April 2015 R&D

A new study commissioned by the Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) shows tidal energy could reduce Canada's dependence on fossil fuels and create a new industry that offers significant socio-economic benefits across the nation. The study, Value Proposition for Tidal Energy Development in Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada and Canada, describes the potential opportunity […]

1 April 2015 Authorities, R&D

As part of a report, recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), an exhaustive analysis was conducted to understand what the wind industry in the U.S. could look like decades from now based on changing electricity demand, fuel prices, wind power costs and transmission infrastructure. The report explores the potential growth of wind energy […]

10 March 2015

A new study, offering a roadmap of key strategic steps New York State can take to reduce costs of offshore wind power over the next decade, has been published. Conducted by the University of Delaware's Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW) for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the study finds that […]

7 November 2014 Business & Finance

In the third quarter of 2014, Vestas generated revenue of EUR 1,813m – an increase of 26 per cent compared to the third quarter of 2013. EBIT before special items increased by EUR 96m to EUR 163m primarily due to higher volume and to a lesser extent also caused by improved average margins. The EBIT […]

24 July 2014 Business & Finance, Environment

1,800 jobs and up to £500,000 are just some of the benefits expected if the construction of a major offshore wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire goes ahead. RWE Innogy UK has announced new details of the socio-economic benefits which could arise from the construction of its Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm. The project […]

23 July 2014 Business & Finance

ABB reported strong order growth, stable revenues and a significant increase in cash from operations for the second quarter of 2014. The lower operational EBITDA margin mainly reflects ongoing project-related challenges in the Power Systems (PS) division. Orders of $10.6 billion were 14 percent higher (13 percent on a like-for-like basis) compared with the same […]