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18 April 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Dutch companies Marlow Offshore and SeaZip Offshore Service have established MarZip Offshore Personnel, a joint venture which combines the services provided by each of the two companies. According to the companies, the joint venture is an answer to the increasing demand for a single contact service concept for project-based, international offshore staffing solutions. To MarZip Offshore Personnel, Marlow […]

16 April 2019 Vessels

Huadian Wenqiang, the Chinese self-elevating jack-up vessel, has installed its first turbine at an offshore wind project. According to Hengtong Group, the vessel installed the turbine at the project site offshore Zhanjiang in the Guangdong Province on 9 April. The company said the construction site is located in a typhoon-prone area with complex geological sea conditions, extreme working […]

16 April 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The transmission system operator 50Hertz has connected the Wikinger and Arkona offshore wind farms in the German Baltic Sea to its transmission grid ahead of their official commissioning. The wind farms were connected to the grid via the Ostwind 1 grid connection below the originally calculated budget, 50Hertz said. After three years of construction and […]

11 April 2019 Business & Finance

Maryland needed to pass a piece of legislation that would create a larger carve-out for offshore wind in order to stay competitive in attracting the supply chain, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind commented on Maryland passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA). In an interview held with Offshore WIND at […]

10 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The UK Planning Inspectorate has completed the examination of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm. The Examining Authority will now compile a report comprising conclusions and recommendations in respect of the application. The report is then sent to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), who […]

10 April 2019 Business & Finance

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is developing an online supply chain registry for the local offshore wind market. The New Jersey Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry will be a free portal where investors exploring offshore wind-related projects in New Jersey will be able to find local companies to partner with or purchase from. NJEDA is […]

8 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has installed the first turbine at the 497MW EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm in Germany. According to EnBW, the first Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbine was put in place on Friday, 5 April, at the offshore site some 95km north of Borkum and 100km northwest of Helgoland. The 132m long vessel […]

8 April 2019 Grid Connection

The Netherlands-based WIND has completed the transport of high-voltage subsea cable destined to connect an undisclosed offshore wind farm in Europe to its substation. WIND said it transferred 26km of 155kV subsea cable from China to the Port of Eemshaven, the Netherlands, and delivered it to a large European transmission system operator (TSO). The 2,300t cables were loaded […]

5 April 2019 Vessels

Jan De Nul Group has ordered the Voltaire, its third jack-up installation vessel, at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China, in preparation for the wind turbines of the future. The next-generation turbines will be more than 270 metres high and fitted with blades 120 metres long. Offshore installation vessels currently available on the market are […]

4 April 2019 R&D

The implementation of U.S. offshore wind targets will not be as simple or, potentially, as green as it may seem since certain issues can “cause a bottleneck in the supply chain”,  according to research by Yale University. Researchers from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies challenged the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) offshore wind plans, focusing specifically […]

3 April 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

SeaTwirl, Colruyt Group, and NorSea Group have signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate on financing, developing and installing the SeaTwirl S2-1MW floating wind turbine. The Swedish company has agreed with both Colruyt Group and NorSea Group on their intentions to commit to the financing, development, and installation of the SeaTwirl S2-1MW, the second scale-up of SeaTwirl’s […]

2 April 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a long term time charter with Falcon Global for their jack-up vessel Jill. Jill will be an integrated part of the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier jack-up fleet for offshore wind, where she will be under commercial management of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The jack-up will be working out of Europe and mainly […]

29 March 2019 Grid Connection

The topside of Elia’s OffshoreSwitchYard (OSY) platform is expected to be installed on its jacket foundation in the Belgian North Sea in mid-April, the Belgian energy company said. The OSY platform, constructed by Heerema Fabrication Group, is the centerpiece of Elia’s EUR 400 million Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project through which Rentel, Northwester 2, and SeaMade offshore […]

27 March 2019 Wind Farm Update

ScottishPower Renewables has closed the Phase 4 Consultation on the proposed East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO offshore wind farms. This consultation phase was based on a draft Environmental Statement setting out the proposed infrastructure, its potential impacts and taking into account the environmental, social and economic effects and the mitigation measures proposed. ScottishPower […]

27 March 2019 R&D

The U.S. offshore wind industry represents a circa USD 70 billion CAPEX revenue opportunity to businesses in the local supply chain, according to a new white paper by Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW). The analysis, provided by Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), offers a road map for states and a menu for suppliers to build new offshore wind […]

22 March 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Seajacks’ self-propelled jack-up vessel Zaratan has departed for Taiwan ready to begin installation of the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project. Zaratan will install all 20 Siemens Gamesa SWT-6.0-154 turbines on the 120MW wind farm in the Taiwan Strait in what is the first renewables contract for Seajacks outside Europe. The project is located around six kilometers off […]

18 March 2019 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

Prior Group and ALL NRG have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to jointly cooperate on offshore wind projects. Under the deal that began in March, ALL NRG uses Prior Group’s facilities, such as offices, workshops, storage and service, as well as services from Prior’s in-house engineering, electrical company and yard in the Port of […]

18 March 2019 Industry Contribution

Pioneering companies within the Oil and Gas sector are adopting Wind Lidar to provide them with valuable wind data to vastly improve their operational efficiency. Lidar is an established tool that provides sophisticated wind assessment and measurements within the wind energy industry. An infrared laser exploits the Doppler effect to provide horizontal and vertical wind […]

15 March 2019 Ports & Logistics

Green Blue Offshore Terminal, an initiative of the Prior Group, is opening a new terminal in the port of Vlissingen, the Netherlands, to offer services to companies active in offshore wind. The new terminal will offer services during the construction, modification, repair and, maintenance activities, and not only serve as a place for the storage […]

15 March 2019 Vessels

Huadian Wenqiang, a self-elevating offshore wind platform, has set sail to Zhanjiang in China’s Guangdong Province to start its first construction project. In December 2017, Nantong Rainbow Offshore & Engineering Equipments received the order to build the jack-up from Jiangsu Lande Offshore & Engineering. The vessel was delivered to the owner on 15 February. The platform is […]

14 March 2019

IMOS Supply Services Ideally located for the Seaports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, main European cargo airports and within road traffic hubs, IMOS Supply Services BV takes a full control of all cargo movements, from producer to the end/user. We have a worldwide network of offices in the following countries: Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Latvia, the […]

14 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

DEME Offshore, previously GeoSea, has selected tier 1 suppliers for the foundations of the Moray East offshore wind project in the UK. According to DEME, Smulders will carry out a major part of the fabrication works on 55 of 100 jackets in Newcastle, including all final assembly, with Lamprell producing the remaining 45. The balance […]

12 March 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The scope of the tender to develop the Thor wind farm in the Danish North Sea will include the offshore grid connection, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) said. DEA has also revealed that Thor will have the minimal installed capacity of 800MW, with an option for the developer to boost the wind farm’s capacity to […]

12 March 2019 Business & Finance

Okeanus Science & Technology LLC has provided equipment to TerraSond in support of recent survey work at a wind farm offshore the U.S. East Coast. Okeanus provided slip ring winches and over-the-side pole and adapter for USBL mobilization, among other equipment, for the launch and retrieval of the A-Frame onboard TerraSond’s chartered vessel Gerry Bordelon. “Okeanus […]

12 March 2019 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Partners Group has provided equity financing for the 500MW Greenlink Interconnector, the subsea connection set to be built between Ireland and Great Britain. Greenlink has so far been developed by Element Power, which, together with funds managed by Hudson Sustainable Investments, is the other major shareholder in the project. “Greenlink Interconnector is a key electricity […]

12 March 2019 Authorities

US Wind Country Manager Salvo Vitale has urged Maryland’s House and Senate committee members to incentivize the development of 1,200MW of additional offshore wind energy off the coast of Maryland. In testimony before Senate Finance Committee and House Economic Matters Committee of the Maryland General Assembly, Vitale called on House and Senate committee members to support […]