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  • 15 January 2021
    Vessels

    Huisman has signed a Letter of Intent with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd. for the delivery of a 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane for OIM Wind’s BT-220IU Wind Installation Unit. With its 140-metres-long boom and 2,600mt lifting capacity, this crane enables OIM Wind to install the next generation wind turbine generators and foundations safely and efficiently, […]

  • 15 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has completed the acquisition of Windcat Workboats Holdings Limited and its crew transfer vessel business from SEACOR Marine. As consideration for the sale, CMB paid SEACOR Marine GBP 32.8 million (EUR 36.9 million) in cash, and assumed all of the approximately GBP 20.4 million of debt outstanding under Windcat’s existing revolving […]

  • 15 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has opened the application window for the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects. From today, 15 January, registered developers are able to apply for seabed rights to build Scotland’s next generation of offshore wind farms. The closing date for submitting applications is 31 March. Opening the application window follows Marine […]

  • 15 January 2021

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  • 15 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Cloudberry Clean Energy and Downing LLP have signed the share purchase agreement (SPA) for the construction and ownership of a 100 MW nearshore, shallow-water wind farm in Lake Vänern in southern Sweden. In September 2020, Cloudberry acquired Scanvind2 AS, the holding company of the Rewind Vänern offshore wind project. A few months later, the Norwegian company entered […]

  • 15 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum has issued a tender for subsea works on the cable protection systems (CPS) and bolt exchanges at diffusor plates at the Trianel Windpark Borkum project in Germany. The selected company will be in charge of installing 20 preventive CPS retrofits, four corrective CPS retrofits, as well as bolt exchange at six steel […]

  • 15 January 2021
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The State University of New York (SUNY) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have launched the Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI). Through a partnership between SUNY’s Farmingdale State College and Stony Brook University, the USD 20 million investment will advance offshore wind training programs and the educational infrastructure needed to […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas plans to lay off around 220 people in the process of integrating its offshore and onshore wind organisations. Vestas has recently acquired MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, and following the closing of the agreement with MHI, the company has begun the integration of Vestas and MHI Vestas into one organisation that […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency has pre-qualified a total of six consortia and companies to participate in the tender for the Thor offshore wind farm. The applicants include Ørsted, Vattenfall, a consortium of Total and Iberdrola, as well as Thor Wind Farm I/S, owned by RWE Wind Holding A/S and RWE Offshore Wind A/S. Other pre-qualified […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Poland’s Baltic Power, a member of the ORLEN Group, has signed a grid connection agreement with Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne for its offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The ORLEN Group is making preparations for the construction of the offshore wind farm with a capacity of up to 1.2 GW. The wind farm is located […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Elia Group is set to launch its fifth Open Innovation Challenge which will focus on innovative solutions for offshore wind applications. Elia Group comprises two transmission system operators, Elia in Belgium and 50Hertz in northeast Germany. The Open Innovation Challenge aims to connect the industry to the wider ecosystem of startups and small and medium-sized […]

  • 13 January 2021
    Authorities

    Poland’s Senate has unanimously passed the Offshore Act regulating the development of offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea. The bill has now cleared both chambers of the Polish Parliament, the Sejm and the Senate, marking the end of the legislative process in this institution. The bill is expected to be signed into law […]

  • 13 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The parent company of SAL Heavy Lift, Harren & Partner Group, has added the Wind Lift I jack-up vessel to its fleet and launched SAL Renewables, a specialised company that will operate in the offshore wind sector. SAL Renewables is entering the market as a supplier of specialised vessels as well as maintenance and installation […]

  • 13 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has issued a contract notice for a qualification system for offshore wind resource and metocean measurement campaigns on sites off the coast of Ireland and the UK. The wind measurement and metocean data will be utilized to enable offshore structures to be designed against both extreme and fatigue loading conditions […]

  • 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
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Offshore Wind Consultants has appointed Tom Whittle to the newly created role of Asia Pacific regional director. Whittle, previously OWC’s country manager in Taiwan, has worked as a project director, project manager and package manager on a number of offshore wind projects in the UK, Europe and Asia, the company said. The APAC regional director […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Seajacks Japan LLC has been awarded a contract with Kajima Corporation to transport and install the wind turbines at the Akita Port and Noshiro Port offshore wind farms in Japanese waters. Seajacks Japan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK-based Seajacks International, will in total transport and install 33 MHI Vestas V117 – 4.2 MW wind […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Boluda France and HST Marine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture company providing crew transfer services to the offshore wind market in France. The UK-based HST owns and operates seven crew transfer vessels and has so far carried out over 50,000 technician transfers to offshore structures across the European […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    US offshore wind developer Mayflower Wind said that the price of electricity generated at its 804 MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts is on track to go down by around 10 per cent. This is due to the recently increased and extended federal Offshore Wind Energy Investment Tax Credit, the developer said. Mayflower Wind, a 50/50 […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Rem Offshore has been awarded a contract by Van Oord for its PSV Rem Trader to be deployed on an offshore wind project in France. The vessel will be working on the Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm throughout 2021 and 2022. “Rem is looking forward to place PSVs in other segments to show the diversity […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Codling Wind Park Ltd has issued the scoping report for the offshore elements of the Codling offshore wind project in Ireland. The report, sent to 78 consultees, sets out the approach that will be taken to the development of the Offshore Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR).  The purpose of the scoping report is to engage […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    VSL, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, will carry out post-tensioning works on the eleven floating concrete hulls for the Hywind Tampen floating wind turbines under a contract with Kværner, the EPCI contractor for the project. The company will perform the post-tensioning works of the semi-submersible concrete structures, which will require installation of vertical post-tensioning tendons […]

  • 8 January 2021
    R&D, Technology

    Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa, ITM Power, and Element Energy have been awarded EUR 5 million in funding to demonstrate and investigate a combined wind turbine and electrolyser system designed for operation in marine environments. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH2-JU), a public private partnership of the European Commission, has awarded the consortium behind […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Rotech Subsea has secured a contract for a follow-up phase of sand wave clearance and seabed leveling work at an offshore wind project in Taiwan. In Q3 2020, the company mobilized its TRS2 Controlled Flow Excavation (CFE) and Suspended Jet Trenching tool, setting sail from Aberdeen to Taiwan, where the TRS2 completed a sand wave […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Aker Solutions has awarded Granada Material Handling with a contract to supply eleven davit crane units for use at the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind project in Norway. The company will design, supply, third party certify and commission 11 individual crane units. Granada said that each of its Python crane units has been specifically designed […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy plan to jointly apply for one or more seabed leases in the Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind leasing round for offshore wind projects. The two companies will look to develop floating wind projects if successful in obtaining the leases. “We have over 15 years of experience of working closely with local […]