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19 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

The Chinese GD Power Development has officially commissioned its Liuheng offshore wind farm in the Zhejiang province. According to the company, the project’s 63 4MW typhoon-proof offshore wind turbines were put into operation on 12 April, after two years of project construction. The 252MW project is GD Power Development’s first offshore wind farm, as well as the first […]

18 April 2019 Business & Finance

Europe invested EUR 10.3 billion in new offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 4.2GW in 2018, according to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report. Investments in new offshore wind projects increased by 37% from 2017 but were still some way off the record EUR 18.2 billion seen in 2016, according to the […]

18 April 2019

The Offshore Wind Conference 2019 team is proud to announce that leading provider of services and solutions for the offshore energy industry DEME Offshore is the main sponsor of this year’s conference on 7 and 8 October at the Amsterdam RAI. DEME Offshore provides the most comprehensive offering to offshore energy customers. In the renewables […]

17 April 2019 Vessels

DNV GL has presented China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for a wind turbine shuttle design. Unlike other wind farm installation vessels, the WTS has a small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) design, DNV GL said. This results in very low resistance at the design draught (16m) and excellent […]

17 April 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved long-term contracts for 800MW of offshore wind between Vineyard Wind and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies. “The approval of these contracts is an important step toward the completion of the largest offshore wind project in the country, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide Massachusetts […]

17 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

17 April 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance

Six French coastal regions and the offshore wind industry have called on the French government to increase offshore wind ambitions in the Multiannual Energy Program (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)). As reported earlier, France plans to tender up to 6GW of offshore wind and floating wind capacity from 2019 to 2028. The country’s operating capacity is expected to […]

16 April 2019 Business & Finance

The UK-based CWind is relocating its headquarters to Grimsby with effect from 1 July. The company, part of the Global Marine Group (GMG), has also announced the restructuring of the business. The decision is said to have been made to position the UK company closer to customers and to refocus on key service areas. At the […]

16 April 2019 R&D, Technology

Offshore Wind Innovators, a community for companies active in the Dutch offshore wind industry, is launching the second edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge in May. The Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge aims to accelerate applied innovations in the offshore wind industry and is open for companies that are looking for an innovative solution to the technical […]

15 April 2019 Authorities

India’s Union Cabinet has given its approval for a cooperation agreement between India and Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of renewable energy with a focus on offshore wind. The Cabinet has also approved a Letter of Intent to establish an Indo-Danish Centre of Excellence for renewable energy in India. The areas of […]

15 April 2019 Industry Contribution

The Jones Act in US offshore wind: challenge or opportunity? The Jones Act, long seen as a challenge for the US offshore wind industry, could potentially be an opportunity for the sector, experts have said. “I like to look at the Jones Act as an incentive for shipyards, not an impediment,” said Joan Bondareff, chair […]

15 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have joined forces to deploy the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Siemens Gamesa said it is in final negotiations to secure the contract for the supply of 76 of its 10MW turbines for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 project. […]

15 April 2019 R&D

The U.S. Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) has formed an alliance dedicated to advancing regional research on fisheries and offshore wind. The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is expected to provide for and advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions in federal waters. The group represents a collaborative effort of fishing industry representatives, offshore wind […]

12 April 2019 Technology

The Spanish EnerOcean has launched its floating wind turbine prototype W2Power at the Astican Shipyard in Gran Canaria. W2Power, built and assembled at the Astican Shipyard, will be installed at the PLOCAN offshore test site in the coming weeks, project partner Ghenova said. According to the company, sea trials in a real environment are the next […]

12 April 2019 Business & Finance

Hitachi Zosen Corporation and the Tokyo-based Eco Power Co. Ltd. have established a joint venture company to develop an offshore wind project off the Aomori Prefecture in Japan. The Nishikita offshore wind farm will comprise up to 125 wind turbines and have a capacity of 500MW. The turbines will have an individual capacity of between 4MW […]

12 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

11 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Vryhof has selected FMGC (Fonderie et Mécanique Générale Castelbriantaise) to provide its clump weights for the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project offshore Portugal. WindFloat Atlantic, owned by Windplus SA, is expected to be fully operational in the second half of 2019 some 20 kilometers from Viana do Castelo in Portugal at a depth of […]

11 April 2019 Business & Finance

The UK and Scottish Governments are holding a summit in Edinburgh dedicated to looking at maximizing the offshore wind sector. The event will take place on 2 May and will bring together trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies to look at how UK companies can benefit more from the build-out of offshore wind […]

11 April 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Estonian government will not issue a building permit to the developer of a 600MW offshore wind farm in the Estonian Baltic Sea, citing national security concerns as the reason for the decision. The 600MW Saaremaa offshore wind farm is being developed by Saare Wind Energy OU. The company proposes to erect 100 turbines in the 6-megawatt class off […]

10 April 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Ørsted’s service operation vessel (SOV), Wind of Change, has completed her sea trials in Turkey and is now gearing for her maiden voyage to Germany. Following the commissioning, expected in May 2019, the SOV will service the Borkum Riffgrund 1 & 2 and Gode Wind 1 & 2 offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. The […]

10 April 2019 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Windhoist Limited has pre-assembled the 84th and final wind turbine tower on the Beatrice Pre-Assembly Project at Nigg Energy Park in Scotland. Siemens Gamesa awarded Windhoist with a contract to carry out wind turbine pre-assembly work for the 588MW Beatrice wind farm in May 2018, marking the Scottish company’s first foray into offshore wind. Under the contract, […]

10 April 2019 Authorities

The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) which will incentivize the development of 1.2GW of additional offshore wind capacity off this US East Coast state by 2030. The assembly has subsequently sent the bill to the Governor’s desk for signature. The bill aims to accelerate Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) to […]

10 April 2019 Business & Finance

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on offshore wind development. Dutch Consul General Dolph Hogewoning and BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruikshank signed the agreement on 8 April at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in New York.  The Netherlands and […]

9 April 2019 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Ready 4 Offshore Wind, a project led by the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind, has been selected to receive a part of a USD 1.6 million funding from the Rhode Island government. The project is among 12 partnerships announced by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) and Governor Gina M. Raimondo to receive implementation grants […]

9 April 2019 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

The long-term success of offshore wind is being put at risk by restrictions on access to wind turbine performance data that prevent operators from reducing operations and maintenance costs by up to 30%, according to ONYX InSight. Better access to turbine data allows operators to not only reduce their operational costs, but to also generate […]

9 April 2019 Training & Education

JDR Cable Systems and the U.S. Tufts University have established a collaboration which includes an education office for students who wish to pursue an offshore wind career. The undergraduate Engineering Cooperative Education Office is dedicated to students who are in their junior and senior year and want to pursue a career in the offshore wind […]