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  • 14 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Norway-headquartered OHT is launching a new office in Denmark as the base for its operational and commercial activity for offshore wind turbine installation. The new office will be located in Vejle and is expected to be ready from 1 May. OHT Renewables DK will be headed by Tony Millward, who previously worked for A2Sea and […]

  • 13 January 2021
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Cadeler has mobilized and handed over its jack-up vessel Wind Osprey for the installation of turbines at the Triton Knoll offshore wind project in the UK. The jack-up is now in Able Seaton Port where load out operations will take place for the duration of the project. According to Cadeler, the vessel was able to […]

  • 12 January 2021
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up Bold Tern is on her way to install the first wind turbines at the 950 MW Moray East wind farm offshore Scotland. The vessel departed Port of Nigg loaded with the first sets of the MHI Vestas V164-9.5MW turbines on Tuesday, 12 January, AIS data shows. In total, Bold Tern will […]

  • 5 January 2021
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up Bold Tern is en route to Port of Nigg in Scotland to start the wind turbine installation at the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind farm. Prior to heading to Nigg, Bold Tern completed the mobilisation for the project at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. Bold Tern will transport 100 […]

  • 29 December 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Wind turbine installation at the Moray East offshore wind farm is scheduled to start in the first days of the next year, around 5 January. The wind turbines will be installed by the Bold Tern jack-up vessel, with the commissioning work to be done from Acta Centaurus, supported by two crew transfer vessels, HST Harri […]

  • 24 December 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Milano-based Ichnusa Wind Power srl has applied with the Port Authority of Cagliari for a 30-year concession to build and operate an export cable connection for a floating wind farm off the west coast of Sardinia. According to the project’s application documents, Ichnusa Wind Power plans to construct a wind farm, Sardegna Sud Occidentale, comprising […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    The Houston-based National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has secured contracts to design, and deliver equipment for the GustoMSC™ NG-16000X-SJ offshore wind turbine installation jack-up vessel ordered by Dominion Energy. Designed by GustoMSC, a business unit within NOV, this first Jones Act-compliant vessel of its kind is being constructed by Keppel AmFELS at its Brownsville shipyard in […]

  • 15 December 2020

    KNUD E. HANSEN has presented ATLAS C-Class, a new jack-up platform for the offshore wind sector, with a jacking deadweight of 18,000 tonnes, 6,800 square metres of cargo deck area, which features a 3,000-tonne, 37-metre crane. According to the company, this is currently the only wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) capable of carrying six 14-16 […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    MHI Vestas has chosen Siemens Energy’s low-loss 66 kV distribution transformers for the 114 wind turbines that will make up the Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland. The fluid immersed distribution transformers, for which Siemens Energy said were designed to meet high efficiency requirements, will transform the low voltage of produced electricity to the medium […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MingYang Smart Energy has received an order from China Datang Corporation to supply the turbines for the 100 MW Zhuanghe offshore wind project in China. MingYang will deliver the 19 MySE5.2-166 turbines in April 2021 for the project located off the coast of Dalian City. The order is said to represent MingYang’s first offshore order in […]

  • 30 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    Italian offshore specialist Saipem and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) have signed an agreement to collaborate on the HEXAFLOAT floating wind foundation project. The HEXAFLOAT floating pendulum concept, patented by Saipem, is currently undergoing validation. The CNR research project will include the evaluation of the concept via the development of appropriate numerical models, a model […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    All wind turbines have been installed at China General Nuclear Power Corporation’s (CGN) Nanpeng offshore wind farm off the coast of Yangjiang City, China. The 401.5 MW project, also known as CGN Yangjiang Nanpeng Island offshore wind farm, features 73 MySE5.5MW hybrid-drive wind turbines supplied by MingYang Smart Energy. The first turbine was installed at the site […]

  • 23 November 2020

    A new concept for a floating wind turbine platform that aligns itself depending on wind conditions is being developed in Germany under the framework of the joint research project HyStOH, set up by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) has investigated and optimised the concept for […]

  • 20 November 2020

    Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) has received the type certificate from the China Quality Certification Center for its 10 MW offshore wind turbine. This is China’s first type certificate for a wind turbine with a double-digit capacity, DEC said. DEC installed the prototype 10 MW anti-typhoon offshore wind turbine at Xinghua Bay Wind Farm Phase II […]

  • 19 November 2020

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has manufactured a wind turbine blade made of thermoplastic resin that can be recycled, and has now demonstrated its feasibility and structural integrity in partnership with Arkema Inc of Pennsylvania. This has been done with a 13-metre thermoplastic composite blade compared to a near-identical thermoset […]

  • 12 November 2020

    GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype has received a full type certificate from DNV GL. This full type certification, which follows a provisional type certification announced in June, provides independent verification that the new turbines will operate safely, reliably, and according to design specifications, the turbine maker said. The process of certifying the Haliade-X […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas has installed the first V164-9.5 MW turbine on a floating platform for the Kincardine offshore wind project. The first V164-9.5 MW turbine was installed on a Principle Power WindFloat platform at the installation harbour in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The turbine is the first of five such units to be installed at the Kincardine […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa has produced the 500th nacelle for an offshore wind turbine at its manufacturing plant in Cuxhaven, Germany. The milestone was reached with a nacelle for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK. The offshore nacelle manufacturing plant in Cuxhaven was opened in 2017 and regular operation started with the first months […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The first turbine blades to be installed on the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm have arrived at Able Seaton Port, the project’s construction port in Teesside. This marks the first time that Able Seaton Port is receiving offshore wind turbine components in its history, after a combined multi-million pound investment has helped transform the port […]

  • 2 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The scaled-down version of the Nezzy² floating wind turbine, a two-turbine floating wind platform, completed its two-month tests in the Bay of Greifswald in the Baltic Sea and has now been dismantled. Over the coming weeks, the recorded data from the tests will be evaluated, with the findings to be incorporated in the design of […]

  • 29 October 2020

    DNV GL has awarded aerodyn engineering with a statement of feasibility for its nezzy² double rotor floating wind turbine concept. According to DNV GL, this statement confirms that the floater is designed to state-of-the-art safety, quality and performance standards. It is said to allow aerodyn to secure investments and enter the next level of prototype […]

  • 27 October 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    50 out of 100 wind turbine jacket foundations have been installed at the Moray East wind farm offshore Scotland. Chartered by DEME Group, the jack-up vessel Seajacks Scylla installed the wind farm’s 50th turbine jacket foundation at the site some 22 kilometres off the Aberdeenshire coast on Monday, 26 October, the project’s latest Notice of Operations […]

  • 19 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Vessels

    RWE Renewables has placed an order with a UK company Cognitive.Business for a machine learning tool that will improve vessel-to-turbine transfers at operational offshore wind farms. The tool, called WAVES (Wind Accessibility Verification for Enhanced Safety), enables highly accurate, localised assessment of safe conditions for transfers from vessels to wind turbines and is said to […]

  • 15 October 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    First foundation for the Kincardine project, the world’s largest floating wind farm, has arrived in Rotterdam, from where the floating wind turbines will be installed off Scotland. The foundation was transported from the fabrication yard in Spain to Rotterdam on board Boskalis’ semi-submersible barge Fjord, towed by the oceangoing tug Seraya. Boskalis, which has been […]

  • 14 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Netherlands-based Tetrahedron has developed a new crane for next-generation offshore wind turbines, said to be designed to fit on both existing and new jack-up vessels. Tetrahedron said that based on a different motion principle and a structural load transfer, the crane lifts higher than alternatives that can fit in the same footprint. According to […]

  • 14 October 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Thirty-nine out of 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines have been installed at the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium. According to Aspiravi, one of the project owners, 36 of the Siemens Gamesa units are operational. DEME Group’s jack-up vessel Apollo installed the first turbine at the project site located some 50km off the coast in mid-June. The […]