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Hull Siemens Gamesa workers ballot for pay strikes
12 July 2024
Filed under: General, Windfarms

Approximately 300 workers at the Siemens Gamesa wind turbine factory in Hull are being balloted for strike action over a pay dispute, announced Unite, the UK's leading union.

WindSpider secures NOK 17.5 million grant for advanced wind turbine crane development
12 July 2024
Filed under: CHMI, Equipment, General, Turbines, Windfarms

WindSpider has been awarded a NOK 17.5 million grant from Innovation Norway to advance their aluminium lifting solution, control system, and simulator for wind turbine maintenance.

Arendals Fossekompani sells Vergia to Swiss Life Asset Managers
12 July 2024
Filed under: Corporate, General, Windfarms

Arendals Fossekompani has divested its portfolio company, Vergia, to Swiss Life Asset Managers. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

4C Offshore | Chloe Emanuel

About Chloe Emanuel


Chloe is the Press Coordinator at TGS, keeping you up to date with all the latest news in the offshore wind and renwables sector.

California Energy Commission adopts offshore wind energy strategic plan
General Windfarms

In a significant move towards achieving California's clean energy goals, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has adopted a comprehensive strategic plan to develop offshore wind energy.

Fair Seas and Wind Energy Ireland demand immediate action on delayed marine protected areas bill
General Windfarms

Fair Seas, Ireland’s leading marine environmental coalition, and Wind Energy Ireland, the representative body for the Irish wind industry, have jointly criticised the Government for delays in advancing the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Bill.

Dogger Bank South offshore wind farms application accepted for examination
Corporate General Windfarms

The Planning Inspectorate has accepted an application for the Dogger Bank South Offshore Wind Farms, submitted by RWE Renewables UK Dogger Bank South (West) Ltd and RWE Renewables UK Dogger Bank South (East) Ltd.

Windcat orders sixth CSOV in elevation series
General Logistics Vessels

Windcat has placed an order for another Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) dedicated to offshore personnel transfer, completing its six-ship ‘Elevation Series’ of future-proof CSOVs.

Skyborn Renewables launces seabed surveys for Pooki offshore wind farm
Equipment General Vessels Windfarms

Skyborn Renewables has officially commenced the active development phase of its Pooki offshore wind project with the arrival of a survey vessel, marking a significant milestone.

GEV Wind Power expands training facilities in the UK and U.S.
Corporate Equipment General Turbines Windfarms

GEV, a leader in wind turbine blade repair and maintenance, has launched new training facilities in the UK and the US, marking a significant industry milestone.

Ørsted completes acquisition of Eversource’s share of Sunrise Wind
Corporate General Windfarms

Ørsted A/S has finalised the acquisition of Eversource’s 50% share in the Sunrise Wind offshore wind farm, a 924 MW project located off the coast of New York. This follows the successful award of Sunrise Wind in New York's solicitation for offshore wind capacity.

General Windfarms

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced the results of the second phase of offshore wind power block development, marking a significant milestone in Taiwan's energy transformation.

Portsmouth shows strong support for AQUIND
Cables General Interconnectors

A recent independent survey by Savanta, a founding member of the British Polling Confederation, reveals that 69% of Portsmouth residents back the development of a new energy transmission link between Portsmouth and Normandy.

SSE and APG advance development of 2 GW offshore wind farm in the Netherlands
General Windfarms

SSE and APG, acting on behalf of Dutch pension fund ABP, have announced the progress of their joint venture consortium, Noordzeker, in developing a 2 GW offshore wind project in the Dutch North Sea.

General Windfarms

The Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (CPTRA) has reported that the auction for the Saare 3 sea area concluded without any bids, resulting in no winner being determined.

Dominion Energy announces agreement to aquire offshore wind lease from Avangrid
General Vessels Windfarms

Virginia Electric and Power Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy, has announced that it has agreed to acquire the Kitty Hawk North Wind offshore wind lease and associated developments, which will be known as CVOW-South, from Avangrid.

Mammoet acquires LR12500 Crawler Crane to advance construction technologies
CHMI Equipment Foundations General Logistics Turbines Vessels Windfarms

Mammoet has recently taken delivery of its first Liebherr LR12500 crawler crane, a powerhouse with a 2,500-ton capacity and a 200-metre hook height. The crane will facilitate the assembly of increasingly massive components, such as 1,000-ton nacelles, 2,000-ton tower sections, and 3,000-ton jackets and monopiles.

Boskalis to fully acquire Smit Lamnalco
CHMI General Vessels Windfarms

Royal Boskalis B.V. (Boskalis) has announced its agreement to acquire the remaining 50% shares of Smit Lamnalco, a company specialising in terminal services.

Ireland launches offshore wind strategy, urges SMEs to participate in EirGrid consultation
General Windfarms

Ireland unveiled its first-ever Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, dubbed "Powering Prosperity," aimed at fostering a robust and successful offshore wind energy sector back in March of this year. The deadline for expressions of interest is this Wednesday, 10 July 2024, at noon.

BEAMA and UK Labour unite to achieve Net Zero goals
General Windfarms

The British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers' Association (BEAMA) has expressed its eagerness to collaborate with Keir Starmer and the UK Labour Party in the collective mission to reach Net Zero.

Scottish Renewables urges UK Government to boost renewable energy investment
General Windfarms

Scottish Renewables, alongside 67 organisations representing approximately 20,000 jobs in the renewable energy sector, has called on the new UK Government to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy projects.

UK Government
General Turbines Windfarms

The Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero of the United Kingdom, Ed Miliband, has stated the UK Government "will deliver a bold plan...investing in clean home-grown power as the route to energy independence," in his latest social media statement. The announcement has sparked mixed reactions on X (formerly Twitter), with some users expressing scepticism about the government's strategy.

Proposed MarramWind Project concludes first round of public consultation
Corporate General Windfarms

The team behind the proposed MarramWind project, a potential large-scale floating offshore windfarm, has expressed gratitude to the residents of Aberdeenshire for their participation in the initial round of statutory consultation.

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs expands CTV fleet with new orders
General Logistics Turbines Vessels Windfarms

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has announced an expansion of its crew transfer vessel (CTV) fleet from five to seven ships, placing an order for two new high-specification vessels.

TCI Government launches offshore wind energy feasibility study
General Turbines Windfarms

The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has announced the launch of a highly anticipated feasibility study for offshore wind energy, marking a significant step toward clean, renewable energy in the region.

LS Cable & System secures first submarine cable contract in Western U.S.
Cables CHMI General Interconnectors Vessels

LS Cable & System (LS C&S) has announced its first submarine cable supply contract in the western United States, marking a significant milestone for the company.

UK Election Update: What a Labour Government means for Offshore Wind
General Windfarms

Current polling, although never perfect, suggests that Labour will win a convincing majority in UK parliament on 4 July. The would-be Prime Minister, Keir Starmer, and Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Ed Miliband, have made a series of promises relating to planning, the grid, supply chains, and job creation which Miliband has labelled the ‘four horsemen of the apocalypse’.

Commission approves €10.82 billion French state aid for offshore wind energy
General Windfarms

The European Commission has greenlit a €10.82 billion French scheme aimed at bolstering offshore wind energy, a crucial step towards achieving a net-zero economy. This initiative aligns with the State aid Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework (TCTF) and supports the construction and operation of two significant offshore wind farms over the next 20 years.

Ocean Winds achieves first power at Moray West offshore wind farm
General Windfarms

Ocean Winds has successfully exported the first power from the Moray West offshore wind farm to the National Electricity Transmission System (NETS). This milestone marks a significant step towards the full commissioning of the 882 MW wind farm, which is expected to be fully operational in 2025.

Maersk launches new company to accelerate offshore wind deployment
CHMI General Turbines Vessels Windfarms

Maersk Offshore Wind, a newly established company, aims to revolutionise the offshore wind market with its innovative Wind Installation Vessel (Maersk WIV) concept. The advanced design promises to significantly reduce installation times for offshore wind turbines, cutting costs for developers

Heerema Marine Contractors secures offshore wind contracts in Baltic Sea
CHMI General Turbines Vessels Windfarms

Heerema Marine Contractors has been awarded significant contracts for the Baltyk 2 and Baltyk 3 offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea. These projects are spearheaded by MFW Baltyk II Sp. z.o.o. and MFW Baltyk III Sp. z.o.o., joint ventures between Equinor and Polenergia.

CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering announces leadership changes
Corporate General Windfarms

CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has announced significant changes to its leadership team. Javier Magro has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer, and Steven Lin will serve as the Vice CEO.

DeepOcean secures contract for RWE’s Nordseecluster A offshore wind project
Cables Equipment Foundations General Logistics Turbines Vessels Windfarms

DeepOcean, an ocean services provider, has been awarded a contract by RWE for the Nordseecluster A offshore wind project in Germany. The agreement includes trenching, transport, and installation of all inter-array cables for the project’s wind turbines.

Jan De Nul and partners launch first oyster reef restoration project in Belgian North Sea
Equipment General Windfarms

The Belgian North Sea is set to host the first offshore project for large-scale oyster reef restoration with the launch of the BELREEFS initiative, a collaboration between Jan De Nul Group, the Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Shells & Valves, and Mantis Consulting, under the guidance of the Native Oyster Restoration Alliance (NORA).

Luxcara selects
General Turbines Windfarms

Luxcara, a leading German asset manager specialising in clean energy infrastructure, has signed a preferred turbine supplier agreement with Ming Yang Smart Energy for the Waterkant offshore wind project in the German North Sea.

Biden-Harris Administration approves ninth offshore wind project
General Windfarms

The Department of the Interior has approved the Atlantic Shores South offshore wind energy project, marking the ninth commercial-scale offshore wind initiative sanctioned under President Biden.

BOEM approves construction of New England offshore wind projects
General Windfarms

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for the New England Wind offshore projects, marking a significant step in the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030.

WindEurope and Azerbaijan host pre-COP29 event in Brussels
Corporate General Turbines Windfarms

WindEurope and the Azerbaijani government held a significant pre-COP29 event in Brussels today, featuring key discussions on green energy transitions, climate resilience, adaptation strategies, and green technology innovations.

Sif and Smulders partner on Bałtyk 2 & 3 offshore wind projects
General Windfarms

Equinor and Polenergia's joint venture has secured a Capacity Reservation and Early Works agreement with Smulders Projects Belgium NV and Sif Netherlands BV for the manufacturing of 100 Transition Pieces for the Bałtyk 2 & 3 offshore wind farms.

Eolus seeks permit for major offshore wind farm to power Stockholm County
General Windfarms

Eolus has submitted an application to the Swedish Government to construct the Skidbladner offshore wind farm, featuring up to 147 wind turbines situated over 20 kilometres north of Gotska Sandön.

Norway advances floating offshore wind projects
Floating General Windfarms

The Norwegian Ministry of Energy has proposed a new support scheme for floating offshore wind projects in the Vestavind B and Vestavind F areas, including Utsira Nord.

New report urges UK Government to speed up grid development and boost green jobs
General Windfarms

A new report by the Mission Zero Coalition, led by former energy minister Chris Skidmore and RenewableUK's CEO Dan McGrail, calls on the next UK government to accelerate the development of electricity infrastructure to support renewable energy projects.

Sif begins manufacturing for major offshore wind project in New York
General Windfarms

Sif has commenced production of monopile foundations for the Empire Wind 1 project, following the signing of a power purchase agreement between Equinor and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Edison joins forces with Blunova for major offshore wind project
Floating Foundations General Turbines Windfarms

Edison has announced a partnership with Blunova SpA (Carlo Maresca Group) to co-develop a 975 MW floating offshore wind power project off the coast of Pozzallo in Sicily.

Mingyang launches world
Floating General Turbines Vessels Windfarms

Mingyang Smart Energy has launched the Ocean X, the world’s largest twin-rotor floating wind turbine, boasting an impressive 16.6 megawatts (MW) of power.

Baltic Power chooses Port of Roenne
General Ports Turbines Windfarms

The wind turbines for the most advanced and first offshore wind farm to be built in Poland, Baltic Power, will be shipped from Port of Roenne at the end of 2024.

Tekmar Group announces CEO appointment and board changes
General Windfarms

Tekmar Group (AIM: TGP), a leader in technology and services for the global offshore energy markets, has announced significant board changes to support its ambitious growth strategy.

American Offshore Services launches second vessel for U.S. offshore wind industry
General Logistics Vessels Windfarms

American Offshore Services (A-O-S) has announced the launch of the crew transfer vessel (CTV) M/V Generater, marking the second vessel in its G-Class series designed specifically for the U.S. offshore wind market.

Ivar Slengesol elected new chair of Norwegian Offshore Wind
General Windfarms

Ivar Slengesol, Vice President of New Energy Solutions Eastern Hemisphere at TGS, has been elected as the new Chair of the Norwegian Offshore Wind steering committee.

Remaking an NJ marsh with dredged sediment for new wind port
Equipment General Vessels Windfarms

In a groundbreaking "design-with-nature" project, New Jersey is repurposing 600,000 cubic yards of dredged sediment from the Delaware Bay, relevant to the construction of the New Jersey Wind Port, an offshore wind marshalling and manufacturing hub in Salem County.

Fugro to conduct site surveys for offshore wind farm in Japan
General Vessels Windfarms

Fugro has secured a contract to perform site characterisation surveys for an offshore wind farm near Murakami and Tainai in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

Vattenfall, BASF, and Vestas collaborate on low-emission steel wind turbines in Germany
General Turbines Windfarms

In a significant move towards sustainable energy, Vattenfall and BASF have entered into supply and service contracts with Vestas for the deployment of 15 MW offshore wind turbines at the Nordlicht offshore wind park in Germany.

Dogger Bank wind farm pledges £25 million to coastal communities
General Windfarms

Dogger Bank Wind Farm has announced a £25 million commitment to support coastal communities in North and North-East England over its 35-year operational lifespan.

Offshore wind industry aims to boost UK supply chain innovation with standardised technology demonstration
General Windfarms

In alignment with RenewableUK’s 'Wind Energy Week', the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has unveiled a standardised technology demonstration agreement (STDA), aimed at streamlining the process for testing and demonstrating new products and services on offshore wind farms.

Ocean Power Technologies secures sole source contract with U.S. Government
General Logistics Vessels Windfarms

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or the “Company”), a leader in innovative and cost-effective low-carbon marine power, data, and service solutions, announced it has reached an agreement in principle on a sole source contract award for multiple WAM-Vs for delivery to a Department of the U.S. Government.

RWE receives approvals for wind farm off the German North Sea coast
General Windfarms

RWE has been given the green light for an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea: in mid-June, the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) issued the planning approvals for Nordseecluster A, consisting of NC 1 and NC 2.

TikTok creator highlights study that cuts bird deaths by 70% through offshore wind turbine blade innovations
General Turbines Windfarms

A recent TikTok video has ignited a lively discussion about an ongoing Vattenfall study investigating whether painting a wind turbine blade black can significantly reduce bird fatalities.

Floating Power Plant advances clean energy project with key acquisition
Floating General Turbines Windfarms

Floating Power Plant, a leading developer of renewable energy solutions, has achieved a significant milestone in its flagship demonstrator project off the coast of Gran Canaria.

Study aims to protect bats from offshore wind turbines
General Windfarms

Vattenfall is spearheading a large-scale study to understand the movement of bats over the sea and mitigate collision risks with offshore wind turbines. The Kattegat West Baltic Bats Project, initiated in 2022, spans from Skagen in Denmark to the German Baltic Sea coast.

JBA Consulting
Floating General Windfarms

JBA Consulting has announced the use of its ForeCoast® Marine software in a pioneering floating offshore wind project led by Morek Engineering and funded by the UK Government's Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition.

TGS announces new wind and metocean measurement campaign offshore California
Equipment General Logistics Turbines Vessels Windfarms

 TGS has announced a new campaign for offshore wind and metocean measurement located in Morro Bay, off the U.S. West Coast. This initiative further expands the company’s multi-client wind and metocean measurement initiatives in key global offshore wind regions.

New offshore wind power project underway in Finland
General Windfarms

Skyborn Renewables Finland has announced the development of the Pooki offshore wind power project, situated off the coast of Oulu, Ii, Simo, and Kemi in Finland.

Negative bidding continues to challenge offshore wind development in Germany and the Netherlands
General Windfarms

Germany and the Netherlands have awarded a combined 6.5 GW of new offshore wind projects in their latest auctions, contributing significantly to Europe's energy transition. However, both countries employed negative bidding in these auctions, a practice that could strain developers and impact the broader wind energy supply chain and electricity consumers.

TenneT completes burial of sea cables for Hollandse Kust (west Beta) offshore wind farm connection
Cables General Vessels Windfarms

TenneT has successfully buried approximately 3.5 kilometres of its second sea cable off the coast of Velsen-Noord, paving the way for the connection of the Hollandse Kust (west Beta) offshore wind farm to the national electricity grid.

Germany awards €3 billion in offshore wind energy contracts
General Windfarms

The Federal Network Agency has announced the results of the latest offshore wind energy tenders, awarding contracts worth a total of €3.0225 billion.

St. John
General Logistics Vessels Windfarms

St. John's Ship Building, based in Palatka, Florida, has delivered the Windea Enterprise, the second of three Jones Act-compliant Incat Crowther 30m Crew Transport Vessels (CTV) to WINDEA CTV, LLC. This marks the third CTV delivery by St. John's within six months.

Sunrise Wind receives final approval from US Department of the Interior
General Windfarms

Sunrise Wind, New York’s largest offshore wind project, has secured the final green light from the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for its construction and operations plan (COP).

Innosea joins EU-funded Floatfarm floating wind project
Floating General Turbines Windfarms

Innosea, a marine renewable energy specialist, has joined the EU-funded research and development consortium Floatfarm. This initiative aims to develop the next generation of environmentally friendly floating wind farms through innovative technologies and sustainable solutions.

Boskalis advances energy transition with offshore cable installation
Cables General Vessels Windfarms

Boskalis' cable-laying vessel, Giant 7, has begun installing the second nearshore export cable for TenneT's 700 MW offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (west Beta).

Preliminary approval for Hunter offshore wind project
Foundations General Turbines Windfarms

The Australian Government has announced a preliminary decision on feasibility licences for offshore wind projects in Hunter, New South Wales.

Deep Wind Offshore wins major offshore wind site in Estonia
General Windfarms

Deep Wind Offshore has emerged victorious in securing a significant offshore wind site in the Baltic Sea, furthering Estonia's ambitious renewable energy goals.

Hanwha acquires Philly Shipyard, boosting global shipbuilding presence
General Logistics Ports Vessels Windfarms

Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Ocean have announced the acquisition of Philly Shipyard, a leading U.S. shipbuilder known for delivering approximately half of the large U.S. Jones Act commercial ships since 2000.

Principle Power signs MoU with HSG Sungdong to advance serial manufacturing of WindFloat® floating wind foundations in Korea
Floating Foundations General Turbines Windfarms

Principle Power has entered a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HSG Sungdong to collaborate on the engineering and mass production of WindFloat® technologies.

Cables General

In a groundbreaking development for renewable energy, several major contracts have been awarded to leading consortiums and companies for the construction of the world’s first artificial energy island, Princess Elisabeth Island, located off the Belgian coast.

Industry applauds Labour
General Windfarms

In a significant policy announcement at RenewableUK's Global Offshore Wind conference, Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero Ed Miliband declared that a future Labour government would lift the nine-year de facto ban on onshore wind in England.

BOEM advances offshore wind near U.S. territories
General Windfarms

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced a call for ideas on baseline environmental and socioeconomic studies to guide decisions on offshore wind energy activities in U.S. territories.

Tidal Transit wins prestigious environmental award for diesel-to-electric retrofit project
General Logistics Turbines Windfarms

Tidal Transit, a supplier of specialised crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the offshore wind industry, has been awarded the 'Environmental Achievement of the Year – Propulsion System Design' at the 2024 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards.

Strong electric utilities essential for clean energy transition
Cables General Windfarms

The World Bank has highlighted a critical barrier to global energy transition goals: the financial un-sustainability of electric utilities in developing countries.

TGS announces initiative to bolster 4C Offshore’s market leadership in offshore wind and subsea cable intelligence
Cables CHMI Converters Corporate Equipment Floating Foundations General Grid Hydrogen Interconnectors Logistics Ports Substations Turbines Vessels Windfarms

TGS is launching a new initiative to enhance market insights in U.S. offshore wind. This initiative aims to establish its flagship product, 4C Offshore, as the leading source for offshore wind and subsea cable market intelligence in this emerging market.

Mooreast Holdings expands production capacity with major acquisition
General Windfarms

Mooreast Holdings has announced a significant expansion in its production capabilities with the acquisition of a 98,919 sqm facility from a subsidiary of Seatrium for $13.5 million.

Norway and Belgium strengthen energy partnership
Corporate Equipment General Turbines Vessels Windfarms

This week, a significant business delegation from Belgium, led by Princess Astrid, visited Norway to bolster energy cooperation between the two nations. Highlighting the visit, several Belgian energy companies joined in the delegation, resulting in the signing of a joint declaration on offshore wind and an agreement of intent on pipeline transport of CO2.

New report unveils supply chain opportunities in wind turbine decommissioning
General Turbines Windfarms

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has released a new report spotlighting the economic potential and supply chain opportunities arising from the decommissioning of offshore wind turbines in the UK.

North Star claims first mover advantage on Chartwell and VARD’s midi-SOV
Equipment General Logistics Vessels

North Star, a specialist in offshore infrastructure support services, has announced its adoption of the Midi-SOV, an offshore wind ship designed by Chartwell Marine and VARD.

Global Logistics specialist ASCO named operator of South Bank Quay, creating 65 jobs
Corporate Equipment General Logistics Ports Turbines Vessels Windfarms

ASCO, a global integrated logistics and materials management specialist, has secured a three-year contract to provide a range of services at Teesworks’ South Bank Heavy Lift Quay.

CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering secures major contract for Fengmiao1 offshore wind farm
General Windfarms

CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) announced today that it has secured a substantial contract for the Fengmiao1 Offshore Wind Farm, marking a significant milestone in Taiwan’s offshore wind 3.1 zonal development.

Offshore wind industry poised for record growth following strong 2023
General Turbines Windfarms

The offshore wind industry is on track for unprecedented global expansion, following a robust year in 2023 that saw significant installations and pivotal policy advancements.

Macquarie Asset Management divests stake in Race Bank offshore wind farm
General Windfarms

Macquarie Asset Management, through Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5, along with Spring Infrastructure 1 Investment Limited Partnership, has sold a 37.5% stake in the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm to Norges Bank Investment Management for about £330 million.