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Windcat Workboats has placed an order with the Norway-based Servogear to provide gear and propulsion packages for two new offshore wind farm support vessels (WFSVs). According to Servogear, the Ecoflow Propulsors will be supplied for the WC45 and WC46 vessels. The company will also deliver shaft brackets, effect rudders and intermediate shafting system, as well as HD220UL/UR reduction […]
Ørsted has placed an order with the Rostock-based EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH for 30 transition pieces for the 1,386MW Hornsea Two offshore wind project in the UK. The transition pieces will be manufactured at EEW Offshore Structures Britain (EEW OSB) in Teesside, the UK. Production will start in September 2019. According to Sascha Hofmeister, Managing […]
Ørsted has awarded Atos with a contract to supply critical communication solutions for two wind farms offshore Changhua County in Taiwan. Atos will provide solutions based on TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked radio) technology and will be responsible for the complete work, including engineering, design, installation, testing, commissioning and five-year maintenance. The solution will include a mobile radio […]
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 […]
The U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind has expanded its membership with the addition of more than 90 new members. The new members range from large international companies to small businesses and include both offshore wind veterans and new entrants into the industry, the Network said. Some of the new members are Atlas Professionals, Dominion Energy, […]
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 […]
Ørsted A/S plans to issue green senior bonds in the UK-market to finance its green growth ambition towards 2025 including the investments in 1,386MW Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. With the bond issuance, Ørsted targets a multi-tranche senior unsecured GBP-Sterling green bond, subject to market conditions. Tranches may include benchmark 8-year and 14-year nominal fixed […]
Boskalis has won a contract for the offshore export cable installation at Ørsted's Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK. Under the contract worth more than EUR 100 million, Boskalis will install three export cable circuits with a total length of approximately 380km. The project scope includes the preparation of the offshore export cable route, […]
GE Renewable Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal recourse. This memorandum of understanding terminates GE's exclusive supplier status on the two other projects carried out by EMF for […]
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved the financing for the Saint-Nazaire and Fécamp offshore wind projects in France. EIB did not disclose the amount of the approved financing. The two projects are being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture of EDF EN and Enbridge. The 498MW Fécamp offshore wind farm will comprise […]
Ørsted has contracted AMS Trenchless Specialists to conduct part of the onshore cable works for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK. AMS Trenchless Specialists will conduct Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) at the landfall site in Horseshoe Point where the offshore cables meet the onshore cables under the more than GBP 1 million worth contract. Using […]
French energy company EDF has signed an agreement with the Chinese utility China Energy Investment Corporation (CEI) to jointly deliver two offshore wind power projects in China. The Dongtai IV and V offshore wind farms account for a total installed capacity of 500MW and will be the EDF Group’s first offshore projects in China. Through […]
Ramboll's Vice Director of the Global Wind Divison has joined the Board of Directors for the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind. According to the Danish company, Dr. Tim Fischer is responsible for the offshore wind service line that operates from several of the company's global offices. Ramboll stated that one of Fischer's current focus areas is to […]
The Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm is awaiting the last two monopile foundations to be installed as 172 out of 174 have been put in place. GeoSea’s installation vessel Innovation installed the first monopile at the project in January 2018 and thus marked the beginning of offshore construction. EEW SPC produced all the monopile foundations for the […]
Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has installed two-thirds of a total of 84 turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm. The vessel installed 56 of the 7MW Siemens Gamesa turbines last week and has 28 to go, according to Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL). ***MILESTONE*** We’re ending the week with two thirds of […]
Ørsted is holding a series of community information events about the onshore cable route for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project in the UK. According to the Danish company, the aim of the events is that local people in North East Lincolnshire and East Lindsey find our more about the onshore cabling works for the […]
China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has announced the start of construction of two offshore wind farms off the eastern coast of the Guangdong Province that will have a total installed capacity of 900MW. In December 2018, CGN started building a control centre for the 500MW Houhu and 400MW Huizhou offshore wind farms. The Houhu project will be built […]
Markets Outlook: Business Network for Offshore Wind National offshore wind target The U.S. Department of Energy’s Offshore Wind Technologies Market Update has reported that the current U.S. offshore wind energy pipeline is estimated at 25,464MW, with 14,585MW under exclusive site control by developers. The United States does not have a federal energy policy with goals for offshore wind, but the […]
Ørsted's subsidiary Optimus Wind Limited has applied to the UK Marine Management Organisation for a marine license to undertake offshore unexploded ordnance (UXO) inspection and clearance works for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm. In preparation for offshore construction which is due to commence in 2020, there is a requirement to carry out inspections and, […]
Turner Iceni has purchased two vessels - MCS Maestro and Don Quixote - which return to operations later this year after full refits. MCS Maestro, an 18-metre South Boat, was purchased from Maritime Craft Services. The vessel will be refitted with Volvo IPS 900, shot blasted and repainted in Turner Iceni livery. Interior modifications include […]
Denmark has narrowed down the list of sites that could accommodate the country's next large-scale offshore wind farm. It will be built either in the North Sea, close to Horns Rev 3 and Vesterhav Syd, or at the Kriegers Flak area in the Baltic Sea.
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has contracted TTS Group to provide an equipment package for its second service operations vessel (SOV) destined to operate for Ørsted.
Three commercial wind leases offshore Massachusetts have brought in a total of USD 285 million in bids in the first 24 auction rounds, sending a strong signal that developers are committed to the US offshore wind market.
Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers have completed the design of the offshore substation and the Reactive Compensation Station (RCS) for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.
Ørsted has held a supply chain event for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm allowing UK companies to find out how they can get involved in the project.
French cable maker Nexans has won a contract to provide a subsea export cable system for the nearshore section of Ørsted's 1.4GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK. The contract is worth over EUR 150 million and will see Nexans supplying 200 kilometres of the 245 kV high voltage alternating current (HVAC) subsea export […]