50Hertz has launched an economic and climate initiative with an aim to operate with 100 percent renewable energies by 2032.
The first turbine is spinning at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. With a 487 MW capacity, SeaMade is the largest offshore wind farm in Belgium.
Huisman has been contracted by CSBC Corporation for the delivery of a 4,000mt Offshore Mast Crane to be installed on heavy lift vessel Green Jade.
LOC has secured a contract to provide Marine Warranty Services for two offshore wind farms in China.
The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has delayed its decision for Ørsted's development consent application for the Hornsea Three offshore wind farm.
Representatives of the Polish government and Polish wind energy industry signed a Letter of Intent on cooperation for development of offshore wind power in Poland.
The UK's Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy awarded development consent for Vattenfall's application to build the Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm.
Waves Group offshore marine consultancy is supporting the construction of the Tra Vinh nearshore wind farm in Vietnam.
Bespoke offshore hot water handwash stations to combat covid-19 are being supplied to Triton Knoll offshore wind farm by offshore welfare specialist Pegasus Welfare Solutions.
Jan De Nul Group’s offshore installation vessels have left the United States after having completed the installation of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.
Maersk Training has recently announced an agreement with Babcock Marine Training, part of the Babcock International Group, to develop a custom-built wind energy training facility in Paisley.
The major asset swap between RWE and E.ON has been completed, with RWE officially taking over the innogy activities.
Chartwell Marine has signed a contract to design and deliver a new hybrid Chartwell 24 crew transfer vessel for High Speed Transfers.
Survivex is launching a Global Wind Organisation wind training in Aberdeen to service Scotland’s wind industry.
Siemens Gamesa has secured a firm order with Vattenfall to supply turbines for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm projects in the Netherlands
Airswift has formed a joint venture with Source of Asia (SOA) in Vietnam as it targets growth in the offshore wind sector.
DEME Group's cable installation vessel Living Stone has completed burial of the inter-array cables at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.
The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership and the Rutgers University Marine Field Station have collaborated with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind to install a wind LiDAR instrument in New Jersey.
MHI Vestas has deepened its local offshore wind supply chain linkages following an agreement to source multiple key V174 turbine components from Taiwan-based Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group.
TÜV NORD has been tasked with certifying Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's latest offshore wind turbines.
Dominion Energy has announced installation of the two turbine, 12 MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project 27 miles off Virginia Beach, off the US east coast.
Ampelmann has secured five new contracts in offshore wind to supply walk-to-work solutions.
Ailes Marines have awarded Specialist Marine Consultants a contract to provide vessel inspection services to support the construction of the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France.
In the first quarter of 2020, total electricity generation from renewables in Q1 2020 was 40.8 TWh, an increase of 30 per cent from 31.5 TWh in Q1 2019.
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced plans to auction 5GW of offshore wind across three phases by 2023.
UK-based Pegasus Welfare Solutions Ltd (PWS) is investing in a new fabrication base in Scotland after its first contract win there for its offshore hygiene and welfare units.
Transmission System Operator TenneT has revealed an offshore wind grid connection project cost more than expected before installation works began.
NorSea has announce the establishment of Elevon, a company solely focused on wind logistics. It will support the transportation of structures for wind projects.
Ulstein Verft has delivered the Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Windea Jules Verne to Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH.
French multinational financial services firm Natixis acted as sole green loan coordinator for the £380 million financing for Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios S.A. (Cobra) for the Kincardine offshore wind farm.
Offshore wind consultancy firm OWC (Offshore Wind Consultants) has decided to set up an office in South Korea in order to support the country’s offshore wind plans.
A 29 metre long jack-up vessel will be at work in the nearshore area between Redcar and Marske-by-the-Sea from this week to conclude a six-month offshore site investigation by service provider Fugro for the Sofia offshore wind farm.
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has signed a syndicated credit line with a facility amount of €1.5 billion and an option to increase the facility amount by €500 million.
CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering has taken the Final Investment Decision for the construction of Green Jade, which is the first floating DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.
CCC highlights key roles for wind and hydrogen in green economic recovery.
One year on from the launch of MIMRee (Multi-Platform Inspection, Maintenance and Repair in Extreme Environments), the project reports breakthroughs in its quest to demonstrate an end-to-end autonomous inspect and repair mission to offshore wind farms.
Lloyd's Register has been awarded a contract for Human-Machine Interface (HMI) engineering services - part of an integrated scope awarded to Wood by Equinor to support Hywind Tampen
The Japanese government has issued a call for interest for developers looking to develop an offshore wind farm off Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture.
EWE has been commissioned to take care of the low-voltage areas and the sub-systems of the substations at Gode Wind 1&2 over the next twelve months.
Linxon is supporting Petrofac to deliver the turnkey onshore substation and supply, install and commission the High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) equipment for the offshore substation of the Seagreen offshore wind farm project.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS has entered into two new long-term non-recourse debt financing arrangements related to the offshore wind turbine transportation and installation jack-up vessels under its indirect ownership.
Northland Power Inc. has appointed a new Executive Vice President, Strategy and Investment Management, effective June 29, 2020.
UXOcontrol, which was appointed as specialist contractor to complete the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) identification campaign for the Kincardine offshore wind farm, has now completed the scope on time and under budget.
Ørsted has awarded SMC (Specialist Marine Consultants) two contracts to provide structural inspection above water services for foundation assets across its portfolio of offshore wind farms in Germany and the United Kingdom.
The Lithuanian Government has made the decision to support the development of an offshore wind farm with a capacity of up to 700 MW.
Iberdrola has agreed a deal to take majority stakes in a number of offshore wind projects being developed by Svea Vind Offshore AB in Sweden
The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation has filed an appeal against the Ohio Power Siting Board regarding a condition in its approval of the Icebreaker Wind demonstration project in Lake Erie.
Rovco has established a new office in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland.
MHI Vestas has finalised a purchase agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. to source switchgear for upcoming offshore wind projects in Taiwan through the participation of a local Taiwanese manufacturer.
NKT now runs all its power cable manufacturing on electricity generated from renewable sources.
Ten offshore energy organisations have joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s national Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence, with the aim of driving forward the development of next-generation offshore wind technologies.
Construction of a new multi-million pound operations base for Triton Knoll is now complete after national contractor Tolent handed over the project this week.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a preferred supplier agreement to supply its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine to innogy's Sofia offshore wind farm.
JERA, ADEME INVESTISSEMENT and IDEOL have agreed on the key terms for an investment vehicle dedicated to financing the development phase of at least 2 GW of projects using IDEOL’s patented Damping Pool technology.
The Danish Parliament has signed a climate agreement which paves the way for the country's green energy transition. It includes the realisation of the world's first two offshore wind energy islands totalling 5 GW, in addition to the establishment of a 1 GW offshore wind farm at Hesselø.
DEME Offshore has installed the first turbine at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.
UK based offshore container provider, Cargostore Worldwide have announced its expansion into Taiwan in partnership with Rhenus Offshore Logistics and local agent Maxlines New Energy & Project Logistics Inc., in support of the Taiwanese offshore wind industry.
Triton Knoll offshore wind farm has installed the first 25km length of subsea offshore export cable from its landfall connection at Anderby Creek, establishing a first point of contact between the onshore and offshore infrastructures.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's liftboat Jill is now on her way to Hvide Sande to get started on the preliminary geotechnical investigations for the Thor offshore wind project in the Danish North Sea.
Ecosse has invested in a new 950Te carousel which is now ready for use at Sunderland Port.
Jan De Nul Group has completed the offshore Trianel Windpark Borkum II project in the German North Sea.
Northern Helicopter GmbH will support the offshore rescue for the a number of German offshore wind farms.
Seagreen offshore wind farm has welcomed the decision by Angus Council to approve two applications relating to the project’s cable route.
Heerema's Heavy Lift Vessel Aegir experienced a dropfall incident off the coast of Taiwan.
Iberdrola has awarded the Navantia-Windar a contract for the construction of jackets foundations and piles needed for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm.
Apollo departed this morning with two sets of wind turbines for the SeaMade wind farm at sea.
Offshore wind consultancy firm OWC (Offshore Wind Consultants) has hired Jeff Fodiak to head up the company’s US office, and separately strengthened its operations in both UK and Germany with new hires.
Aqueos Corporation recently completed a diving contract for support of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind development off the U.S. east coast.
GE Renewable Energy plans to recruit 250 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France, by the first quarter of 2021.
Siemens Gas and Power has been awarded a contract to refurbish the Moyle Interconnector.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's Board of Directors and CEO Markus Tacke have mutually agreed to terminate his CEO contract, effective 17 June 2020.
Hitachi Zosen and Naval Energies have continued their collaboration by signing a new agreement.
BLIX has been awarded a contract to support soil investigations for the 4 GW IJmuiden Ver offshore wind farm zone. The contract runs until the end of Q1 2022.
Vissim AS has been awarded a marine communication and management system contract for Akita and Noshiro, Japan's first commercial scale offshore wind projects.
Vestas has secured its second full Engineering Procurement Construction contract in Vietnam.
SSE has outlined plans for over £7 billion of low-carbon investments in the UK and Ireland over the next five years.
Ørsted is moving full speed ahead with the construction of the onshore substations and onshore transmission system for the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms.
2nd Wind Marine LLC and MiNO Marine LLC are designing a new vessel for the US offshore wind transport and installation market.
The North Carolina Department of Commerce has launched a project to assess the state’s inventory of businesses, organisations, and physical infrastructure best positioned to promote offshore wind development in North Carolina.
SSE has approved a final investment decision for the 103-turbine Viking onshore wind farm.
Governor Phil Murphy has announced plans to develop the New Jersey Wind Port, an infrastructure investment that will provide a location for essential staging, assembly, and manufacturing activities related to offshore wind projects on the East Coast of the United States. Construction is targeted to begin in 2021.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has reached EUR 1.5 billion first close on Copenhagen Infrastructure IV (CI IV), which is set to become the largest fund globally within renewable energy infrastructure investments with a target fund size of EUR 5.5 billion.
Van Oord has announced job cuts as a result of COVID-19.
A key stage in the construction of Triton Knoll's offshore electrical infrastructure has been completed with the installation of the second offshore substation platform.
National Grid’s Viking Link interconnector has secured the first ever multi export credit agency covered green loan, guaranteed by SACE with SIMEST CIRR support and Euler Hermes.
The EEW Group is one of the main suppliers for the Formosa 2 Taiwanese offshore wind project supporting foundation fabrication for EPCI contractor Jan de Nul.
The Seagreen project has finalised a firm order for turbines from MHI Vestas, to be installed off the coast of Fife in 2021.
Henrik Poulsen has resigned and is to step down as CEO of Ørsted no later than 31 January 2021.
Tien Li has begun construction on its new facility in Taichung Harbour.
The Port of Ipswich has completed a heavy lift operation involving a 178 tonne transformer, as part of a National Grid infrastructure project.
Tekmar Energy's TekLink Cable Protection Systems have been installed on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, off the East Coast of the United States.
The global Offshore Industry Group, comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA, has urged the UK Government to exempt all offshore energy sector workers from the 14-day quarantine restrictions introduced on 8 June.
CRIST Shipyard in Poland has finished a partially equipped cable laying vessel Nexans Aurora.
Yunneng Wind Power Co., Ltd. and WeatherRisk Explore Inc. have signed a bird survey turnkey contract during the operation of the Yunlin offshore wind farm with a total value of nearly NTD$ 70 million.
Fugro GB Marine Limited is to carry out a geophysical and environmental site investigation in the Irish Sea for the proposed Awel y Môr offshore wind farm site
Ørsted has reached another milestone in its offshore wind business, with the installation of its 1,500th offshore turbine.
Eight UK organisations have signed new agreements to develop and provide renewable energy technologies, services and research in China.
The German Office for Regional State Development Weser-Ems has decided that a spatial planning procedure in the southernmost section of Amprion's DolWin4 and BorWin4 offshore projects is not necessary.
A consortium led by Siemens Gas and Power has been awarded a turnkey contract for two converter stations for aGreek high-voltage direct-current link that will connect Crete with the mainland of Greece.
The Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has opened a consultation on the grid delivery system for offshore wind in Irish waters.
Contracted by Ulstein in 2018, Red Rock will be delivering a deck machinery package consisting of Knuckle Boom Cranes, Fixed Boom Cranes and Work Baskets for the vessel Nexans Aurora.
Rotech Subsea has completed a three phase pit cleaning, cable lowering and de-burial scope at the Borssele and Triton Knoll offshore wind farms.
Global Offshore has completed the first phase of its work on Vattenfall’s Danish Kriegers Flak site using its new PLP240 asset for boulder clearance and pre-cut trenching.
Crown Estate Scotland, manager of Scotland’s seabed, has today (10 June 2020) announced the launch of the first round of offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters in a decade.
The European Investment Bank has announced that it has granted a €450 million credit line to a consortium made up of EDF Renouvelables, Enbridge and wpd to co-finance the construction of the Fécamp offshore wind farm, which is poised to be one of the largest projects in France.
PGE Group has agreed grid connection conditions for its 896 MW Baltica 1 offshore wind farm with state owned transmission system operator PSE.
innogy has offered a reward for information leading to case being solved, perpetrators' arrest and identification of those who ordered the attack on its CFO Bernhard Günther.
TenneT TSO B.V. has selected joint venture ENGIE Fabricom – Iemants (a subsidiary of Smulders) to construct an offshore transformer station for the Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm zone.
Siemens has been awarded an order from Danish customer Semco Maritime to provide the main electrical equipment for the electrical service platform of the Mayflower Wind offshore wind project.
Sembcorp Industries and Sembcorp Marine are proposing a recapitalisation and demerger of the two companies. It is expected that this will strengthen the two companies’ financial positions.
SSE Renewables has selected Arklow Harbour as the preferred location to host the Operations and Maintenance base for its planned 520 MW Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 offshore wind farm.
The Workboat Association has announced a new technical working group, with Andy Page of Chartwell Marine leading as Chairman.
Naval Energies has joined Offshore Wind California, an international association of offshore wind developers and technology companies focused on the California market.
Nexans Norway has been commissioned to design, engineer, produce and install cables for the Seagreen offshore wind farm, being developed off the coast off Scotland.
Spectrum Geosurvey has been awarded the construction survey support role on Orsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm located off the coast of the Yorkshire coast, UK.
Lamprell has received a Letter of Award from Seaway 7 for foundations on the Seagreen offshore wind farm.
DNV GL has signed a contract with Sing Da Marine Structure (SDMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Steel Corporation to support the government’s localisation efforts towards offshore project development and building up of the local supply chain in Taiwan.
Jan De Nul has kicked off construction works in Taiwan for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm.
COWI, on behalf of the Danish Energy Agency, has conducted a fine screening of Danish sea areas to investigate the possibility of establishing offshore wind farms within specific selected areas.
Vineyard Wind has partnered with Geoquip Marine to begin geotechnical surveys of the 501 North Federal Lease Area.
The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (the Consortium) has selected twelve projects for contract negotiation, completing its first solicitation for offshore wind research and development technology projects.
Offshore wind industry leaders have told the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee that offshore wind will play a central role in the UK’s economic recovery after the pandemic.
Global Wind Service has finished work on the last turbine at Trianel Windpark Borkum II, which is now ready for final commissioning.
Vattenfall has taken final investment decision for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 offshore wind farms, proceeding without government subsidy.
Swire Blue Ocean has announced that the Pacific Osprey is officially returning to operations with an extended crane boom designed to install the latest generation of wind turbines.
Pondera and Rebel have announced that they will take over the wind energy project at the breakwaters in the Eemshaven from YARD ENERGY.
CWind Taiwan has added two further 24 metre Crew Transfer Vessels to its fleet to fulfil its latest charter agreement with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
Ørsted and DEME Offshore have completed the installation of the 94 Borssele 1&2 foundations.
Polish energy company Enea SA and Iberdrola have signed letter of intent to begin negotiations on the joint development of offshore wind farms, with a possible total capacity of up to 3.3 GW.
Fugro has mobilised two vessels off the coast of New York to perform a large-scale site characterisation programme for Sunrise Wind, a joint offshore wind development from Ørsted and Eversource.
SSE Renewables has taken a final investment decision to proceed with the Seagreen 1 offshore wind farm located in Scottish waters in the Firth of Forth. The £3bn project will be taken forward together with a new joint venture partner, oil and gas major Total.
The German cabinet has approved the amendment to the Wind Energy At Sea Act presented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs And Energy.
Ignacio Galán, President of Iberdrola, has revealed that the Spanish energy giant plans to invest between €3-4 billion in the next four years to continue growing in the renewable energy sector. Its investments will include wind, both onshore and offshore, and solar.
Ocean Installer has announced the establishment a new business segment, moving the company towards the offshore wind market.
Walney Extension Limited has completed the sale of transmission assets for the project to a consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation, HICL Infrastructure, and Chubu Electrical.
GREENALIA is launching its first floating offshore wind project in Gran Canaria, filing its project and environmental planning application.
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has refused development consent for Vattenfall's application to build the Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm.