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15 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has revealed the main component suppliers and contractors for the 760MW Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 and 4 wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Similarly to Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1 and 2, also being developed by Vattenfall, the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 and 4 will feature Siemens Gamesa 10MW wind turbines, […]

15 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Ørsted has awarded WSP with a contract to provide engineering services for the Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind project in Taiwan. Located 35 to 50 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County, the Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms will have a total capacity of approximately 900MW. The projects will be led by […]

10 July 2019 Business & Finance

UK-based JDR Cables, part of the TFKable Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Taiwan's electric wire and land cable manufacturer Taya Group to jointly develop offshore wind supply chain in Taiwan. The two companies will collaborate on localisation opportunities on future renewable energy projects in the area, with a specific focus on offshore wind. […]

10 July 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has appointed a veteran regulatory attorney to lead policy and regulatory efforts for the offshore wind sector in the U.S. As Senior Director of Offshore Wind Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Laura Smith Morton will lead AWEA efforts in coordination with member companies to resolve permitting and regulatory challenges impacting offshore wind […]

4 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The Carbon Trust has contracted four companies to carry out a study on the moorings and anchoring systems for floating offshore wind in challenging environments. The companies that will undertake the study are Leask Marine, Wood Thilsted, First Energy Development and Exeter Consulting. According to Leask Marine, the work includes conducting assessments for very shallow […]

26 June 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Denmark's Bladt Industries has signed a contract with the US-based Vineyard Wind LLC for fabrication and delivery of an offshore substation for the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm. The EPC contract covers the engineering, procurement, and construction of a 3,000-ton offshore substation and a 1,500 ton jacket foundation. Bladt Industries will execute the project in […]

19 June 2019 Business & Finance

The Crown Estate has appointed ABPmer to support the quality assurance of its Marine Data Exchange (MDE), which is focused on sharing survey data to inform the future development of offshore renewable energy projects. ABPmer will prepare, validate and upload data in compliance with the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) Data Guidelines, The […]

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

Atlantique Offshore Energy and its consortium partners GE Grid Solutions and Société de Dragage International (SDI), part of the DEME Group, have won a contract to design, manufacture, and install the electrical offshore substation for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. The contract was awarded by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium between EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge, […]

14 June 2019 Business & Finance

U.S. coastal states must compete, but also cooperate, to develop an offshore wind industry that benefits everyone, according to a new report by the Business Network for Offshore Wind. The Leadership 100 report writes that the priority areas include the development of an industry road map, recommendations on advancing grid and transmission projects, and launching of a […]

7 June 2019 R&D

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rutgers University to advance ocean research and monitoring that will support offshore wind development off the coast of New Jersey. The five-year cooperative agreement term will initiate this summer and help to bolster on-going efforts at the Rutgers Center for Ocean […]

21 May 2019 Ports & Logistics

Van Oord has appointed the Esbjerg-based Niels Winther Maritime to serve as an agent for the wind farm installation vessel Aeolus over the summer. Aeolus will be working out of the Port of Esbjerg over the summer, loading turbine components for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project and then transporting and installing them in the German […]

7 May 2019 Grid Connection

German transmission system operator TenneT has awarded the Aibel/Keppel FELS consortium with a contract to supply the HVDC platform and an onshore converter station of the DolWin5 offshore grid connection project.  ABB will supply the complete HVDC electrical power system for the 900MW platform which is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2024. […]

23 April 2019 Training & Education

Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource, owners of the Revolution Wind project, have pledged USD 4.5 million to support offshore wind education and supply chain development in Rhode Island. The funding will be invested locally, with USD 3 million dedicated for higher education around offshore wind programs led by the University of Rhode Island (URI), which […]

18 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Vattenfall has contracted Seaway 7, part of Subsea 7, for work on the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind project in the Netherlands. Seaway 7 is in charge of the transport and installation of 76 monopile foundations and the laying of the inter-array cables. The company has also been selected as one of the partners for […]

15 April 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up Blue Tern has left the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark carrying the first load of turbine components to be installed by this vessel on the EnBW Hohe See wind farm in the German North Sea. Another Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up, Bold Tern, has returned from the Hohe See to the Port of […]

10 April 2019 Business & Finance

The Denmark-based ALL NRG has secured work with Van Oord on the 269MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project. ALL NRG said that its team of technicians from the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm has been called upon for Deutsche Bucht in the German North Sea. According to the company, the team will be assisting Van […]

3 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The European Commission has selected a consortium led by eclareon, The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) and WindEurope to explore health, safety, and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector. The “wind harmony” study will examine the alignment of HSE standards from construction, through operation and maintenance, to decommissioning, covering both onshore and offshore […]

5 March 2019 R&D

DNV GL has launched a joint industry project with ten commercial partners to develop a comprehensive methodology for blade rain erosion analysis (COBRA). DNV GL has partnered with Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, Ørsted, Mankeweicz, Akzonobel, Aerox-CEU, Polytech, Hempel and PPG, to take up the challenge of analysing the effect that rain […]

27 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Siemens Gamesa has awarded SMC with a contract to provide marine coordination services across the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Based some 120 kilometres off the coast of Yorkshire, the project is being developed by Ørsted and will consist of 174 7MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, covering an area of 407 square kilometres. SMC and […]

22 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

UK-based Correll Services Ltd has secured a contract to provide subsea and land cable termination and testing works on the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The contract has been awarded by Formosa 1 project turnkey contractor Jan De Nul Group. Correll Services - a specialist in high voltage, low voltage and fibre […]

8 February 2019 Business & Finance

Ørsted has divested 50% of the Revolution Wind and South Fork offshore wind projects and two lease areas off the coast of New England, U.S., to Eversource. According to Ørsted, the divestment of 50% of the offshore wind assets took place at a purchase price of approximately USD 225 million. Revolution Wind is set to deliver […]

1 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Pfisterer has won a contract for the supply of the 220kV land cable accessories for the grid connection of the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland. The company won the contract in cooperation with the cable manufacturer TELE-FONIKA Kable and the international cable and pipeline installation contractor VolkerInfra. Pfisterer will supply the 220kV […]

1 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Environment

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) has contracted DNV GL and Ocean Tech Services to study the metocean conditions in the New York Bight area. Under the two multi-year contracts, the companies will support the deployment of two floating LiDAR systems mounted on buoys more than 20 miles off the Atlantic […]

31 January 2019 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

The Connecticut Port Authority, Gateway Terminal and the City of New London have established a partnership under which New London will receive a share of the revenue coming from the State Pier. Under the terms of the partnership, New London will receive 10% of the Port Authority’s share of the revenue from the State Pier, in […]

29 January 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Marine Coordination Services has partnered with the renewables department of recruitment specialist Spencer Ogden for the coordination of offshore wind projects. Under the deal, the two companies are set to collaborate for all relevant aspects of payroll, tax advice and compliance. Marine Coordination Services believes its operational background and on-site presence allowing for the vetting of […]

15 January 2019 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

Ingeteam has provided supervision and electrical work analysis services on Spain’s first offshore wind turbine, the 5MW Elisa prototype. At the request of project leader Esteyco, Ingeteam worked on the connection of the medium voltage submarine cable for the transmission to land, as well as on the production of an exclusive part to secure the power […]