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One of the first US-flagged offshore wind farm Service Operation Vessels ever ordered will be built to ABS Class.
Statkraft, Aker Offshore Wind and Aker Horizons have signed a cooperation agreement to explore offshore wind project opportunities in Norway.
Shell New Energies has signed an agreement with Simply Blue Energy to acquire a 51% share of the Simply Blue Energy Kinsale venture, which was set up to develop an Irish floating offshore wind project.
DNV GL, the assurance and risk management company, has announced plans to combine its current Oil & Gas and Power & Renewables businesses into one new business area called Energy Systems.
Schmidbauer has been commissioned to support the Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind project to be built off the Mediterranean coast near Marseille in 2022.
MAATS Tech has announced that it is supporting VARD and Van Oord in the development of a new custom built green cable lay vessel for the offshore renewables market.
HSBC has raised US$48 million for UAE-based Lamprell to support execution of its fabrication work on the Seagreen offshore wind project off the coast of Scotland.
Safeway gangway and Tyne gangway have entered into a co-operation agreement for the future development of both companies and to strengthen their offerings for Motion Compensated Gangways and 3D cranes.
Master Builders Solutions, part of MBCC Group, has been awarded the grout supply contracts for the Formosa II, ChangFang and Xidao, and Greater Changhua offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
Following the recent announcement that Fugro and NYK would form a partnership to provide offshore geotechnical services in Japan, the two companies have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding with Japanese geoscience specialist OYO Corporation.
Ørsted is set to welcome three new hybrid crew transfer vessels to assist with the construction at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.
Acteon announced that its specialist pile-driving operating company, MENCK, has been awarded a contract to support Boskalis with the foundation piling activities on the Taiwanese ChangFang and Xidao offshore wind project.
Vineyard Wind has notified the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management that the company is rescinding its December 2020 request to withdraw the Construction and Operations Plan for Vineyard Wind 1, allowing the federal permitting process to resume.
Ten Danish project partners have been awarded funding from Innovation Fund Denmark's Grand Solutions programme to co-fund the research and development project 'DecomBlades': a three-year project that seeks to provide basis for commercialisation of recycling of wind turbine blades using sustainable solutions
Siemens Gamesa has announced its preliminary results for the first quarter of financial year 2021, following the announcement of the preliminary results for the same period of its major shareholder, Siemens Energy.
Kongsberg Maritime has signed a Letter of Intent with Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to deliver a technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit.
Irish Commercial Charter Boats has ordered a bespoke 12m landing craft from Chartwell Marine.
MingYang Smart Energy has received an order from Renexia to supply wind turbines for the first offshore wind project at Mediterranean Sea.
The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets has recommended the creation of an independent body to help lead the path to net zero at the lowest cost to consumers.
Triton Knoll has confirmed that the first of its 90 offshore wind turbines has been installed, marking an important step towards first generation this spring.
Tekmar Energy has completed the production and shipment of inter-array cable protection systems for the Jiangsu Qidong offshore wind farm, one of China’s biggest offshore wind projects to date.
Interconnexion France-Angleterre 2, National Grid’s second electricity interconnector linking the UK and France, is now able to flow low carbon electricity between the two countries at full capacity.
A new wind training centre to support the US offshore wind and onshore industries has opened its doors after receiving approval from the Global Wind Organization. The new purpose-built centre has been developed by ARCON Training Centre in Maryland, along with AIS Training.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Korea Electric Power Technology have announced plans to join forces to target the offshore wind power market.
Mammoet has announced that it will open a new office in Taichung, Taiwan.
LOC China recently won a contract to provide Marine Warranty Survey services for an offshore wind farm located off the coast of South Guangdong, China.
PALFINGER has secured a contract in the French offshore wind market for the delivery of 71 fixed boom cranes for the Fécamp offshore wind farm.
The Scottish government has unveiled plans to establish 'green ports', which would adapt the UK government’s freeport proposals.
According to the German offshore wind industry, incorrect political framework conditions prevented further offshore wind turbines being installed off the German coast in the second half of 2020.
Kongsberg Maritime has announced that it will be supplying key positioning and monitoring equipment to Equinor’s Hywind Tampen floating wind farm.
German and Danish grid operators 50Hertz and Energinet have formed a collaboration for the "Bornholm Energy Island" project to connect both countries to an offshore hub with around 2,000 MW of wind power capacity.
The Board of Directors at EDP Renewables has approved the appointment of Miguel Stilwell de Andrade as Chairman of the Board and CEO.
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a memorandum of intent (MOI) to analyse, develop and implement space-enabled technology and services to support the renewable energy sector.
In 2020, the transmission system operator TenneT transmitted around 22.76 terawatt hours of wind energy from the German North Sea to onshore, achieving a new record.
Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has signed a contract with Iemants (part of Smulders) to construct the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore transformer substation jacket.
CWind Taiwan has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with E&Y Electronics (毅源有限公司) to develop its cable maintenance services in the Taiwanese market.
Ørsted has taken final investment decision on the Danish demonstration project H2RES, which will use offshore wind energy to produce renewable hydrogen.
SMST has secured a contract to deliver mission equipment for the Construction Service Vessel, Rem Energy.
Sumitomo Electric Industries has been awarded a contract for the Stikine Crossing Submarine Cable Replacement Project from the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) through its subsidiary, Sumitomo Electric USA.
SSE Enterprise Telecoms has secured a contract to provide the communications infrastructure for what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.
Vössing Engineers have awarded Fugro a geotechnical and water consulting contract to support the route planning, permitting and installation of 106 km of underground power cables on Section 2 of Germany’s new Suedlink powerline.
MMT was recently awarded a contract for geophysical export cable route surveys for the Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland.
Mainstream Renewable Power has signed an agreement with the renewable energy investment company Aker Horizons, which will take a 75% equity stake in the company.
The three largest Polish energy companies have signed a letter of intent on cooperation in future offshore wind farm projects.
GE Renewable Energy has finalised supply and service contracts for Ocean Wind.
Offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie, has appointed Dr. Diane Baxter as US Engineering Manager.
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $14.5 million in funding for environmental research to support U.S. offshore wind development.
Rovco has secured a contract to perform subsea work on the Beatrice offshore wind farm of the Scottish coast.
Moray East has announced the installation of its first of 100 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines.
Norwegian vessel operator Eidesvik Offshore ASA has been awarded charter extension with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy GmbH & Co. KG for the Acergy Viking.
Developers of the Rampion 2 offshore wind farm have launched a four-week informal consultation this week, to raise awareness and seek feedback on their initial proposals to expand the Rampion project off the Sussex coast.
Cloudberry Clean Energy AS and Bagnall Energy Limited, part of Downing Estate Planning Service managed by Downing LLP, have signed the share purchase agreement for the construction and ownership of a nearshore wind farm in southern Sweden.
The Crown Estate Scotland has launched a round of seabed leasing for offshore wind today (15 January 2021).
The State University of New York and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority have launched New York’s Offshore Wind Training Institute to train workers to support offshore wind.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners intends to sell its 35% stake in the Beatrice offshore wind farm to TRIG and Equitix.
Baltic Power, a member of the ORLEN Group, has signed a grid connection agreement with Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne for its 1.2 GW Baltic Power offshore wind farm.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation on its New Supply Chain Plan Questionnaire for its Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme.
Vestas has announced it intention to lay-off approximately 220 colleagues in primarily Denmark and Great Britain, with the majority being in Denmark.
The Danish Energy Agency has prequalified a total of six consortia and companies to participate in the tender for Denmark's largest offshore wind farm to date.
Equinor was selected to provide New York State with offshore wind power in one of the largest renewable energy procurements in the U.S. to date.
Specialist transport and installation contractor OHT has announced the launch of a new office in the Danish offshore wind hub, Vejle, as the base for the company’s operational and commercial activity for wind turbine installation.
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) based in the UK has criticised Vattenfall Wind Power, a subsidiary of Swedish energy giant Vattenfall, over alleged threats to ‘fire and re-hire’ to members.
Fraunhofer IWES is conducting a boulder detection and geohazard survey of 50 wind turbine locations and the associated offshore substation within the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm on behalf of Iberdrola S.A.
Poland's draft 'Offshore Wind Act' has been unanimously adopted by the Senate, the higher chamber of Polish Parliament, without any amendments.
Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy are joining forces combining their ongoing wind to hydrogen developments.
Harren & Partner Group has launched SAL Renewables, a specialised provider for offshore wind services and installation and added jack-up vessel Wind Lift I to its fleet.
The first 9 monopiles of the total 33 for the Akita and Noshiro wind farms have arrived in Akita from Sif’s terminal in Rotterdam.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has through a tender selected ZITON's vessel WIND ENTERPRISE as its main service jack-up for the coming years.
The LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group and its partner TIDAL TRANSIT have signed a new contract for a Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm.
Following a regional expansion in Asia over recent years, international offshore wind consultancy firm OWC has appointed Tom Whittle to its newly created role of Asia Pacific regional director.
Dynamic Load Monitoring, of Southampton, UK, has manufactured two bespoke monitoring systems that have been installed by dive teams on subsea bend stiffeners at an offshore wind farm.
Ørsted has announced the results of the Offshore Wind Industrial Development Fund (IDF), sponsoring a total of 92 local talents to receive welding training as well as 80 other individuals to receive Global Wind Organization (GWO) safety training in Taiwan.
ESVAGT’s SOV newbuild is now ready to start working for Vestas at Borssele 3&4 and Northwester 2.
Boluda France & HST Marine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Joint Venture company providing Crew Transfer Vessels and offshore services to support to the offshore wind market in France.
Seajacks Japan LLC has been awarded a contract for the transport and installation of wind turbine generators at two offshore wind farms in Japanese waters.
The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets has published the Final Transfer Value of the Hornsea Project One wind farm's offshore transmission assets.
Mayflower Wind announced that the cost of power to customers from the 804 MW of offshore wind power is on track to drop in price. The savings would come from the newly increased and extended federal Offshore Wind Energy Investment Tax Credit.
Rotech Subsea has secured a follow-on contract for sandwave clearance and seabed levelling work at a state-owned Taiwanese offshore wind farm.
Developers of the Codling wind farm project have published and sent a Scoping Report to 78 consultees concering the array's offshore elements.
ITM Power, Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, and Element Energy have been awarded €5 million in funding to demonstrate and investigate a combined wind turbine and electrolyser system designed for operation in marine environments.
Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy have formed an alliance to jointly apply for one or more seabed leases in the Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind leasing round for offshore wind projects.
Vattenfall states that it has sensitively sited individual turbines and made them taller at its Norfolk projects.
Northern Offshore Services has secured a contract to provide crew transfer support to Ørsted’s UK West Coast Hub.
Granada Material Handling Ltd has been commissioned to design, manufacture, and commission davit crane units for use on the Hywind Tampen floating wind project.
Crowley Shipping has formed a New Energy division focused supporting the emerging energy sectors in the U.S. and adjacent regions – concentrating in offshore wind and liquefied natural gas.
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. intends to change its name to reflect its transition away from the business of dry bulk commodity transportation and towards marine-based renewable energy
Vineyard Wind has contracted APEM to complete a second year of monthly surveys for the company’s OCS-A 0501 lease area, located off the coast of Massachusetts.
Baltic Power, subsidiary of Polish energy company PKN Orlen, has retained offshore wind consultancy firm OWC as technical advisor to its 1.2 GW offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that it will publish a draft environmental analysis of the proposed South Fork wind farm and is requesting public comment.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up installation vessel is on its way to Port of Nigg to support turbine installation works at the Moray East offshore wind farm.
Boskalis has announced the acquisition of all shares in Rever Offshore’s subsea services business.
Ramboll has reached a milestone in the ROMEO project, demonstrating the potential of its True Digital Twin technology through a pilot-test at the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
Tidal Transit has recently made two new appointments to support the company's growth.
VolkerInfra recently completed onshore cable works for Ørsted’s Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has criticised the decision to award Ørsted’s 2.4 GW Hornsea Three offshore wind farm a Development Consent Order.
In 2020, Belgian offshore wind farms generated 6.7 terawatt hours of electricity, representing 8.4% of total electricity consumption in Belgium or the electricity consumption of around 1.9 million families.