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Partners Group to Buy UK-based Offshore Vessel Firm North Star

Jan 13, 2022

Partners Group, a global private markets firm, has agreed, on behalf of its clients, to buy North Star, a UK-based operator of emergency response and rescue vessels, which has recently also dived into the offshore wind sector with several orders made for essential offshore wind maintenance services vessels, from Basalt Infrastructure Partners for an undisclosed price.Aberdeen-based North Star has a…

Aker Offshore Wind 'Confident' Despite ScotWind Disappointment

Jan 20, 2022

Norway-based offshore wind developer Aker Offshore Wind said Thursday it remained committed to its strategy and to developing its international project portfolio despite the disappointing result in the ScotWind leasing round where the company did not secure any project licenses…

MMA Offshore Upgrades Vessel to Support Taiwanese Offshore Wind Market

Jan 13, 2022

Australian offshore support vessel operator MMA Offshore has completed a subsea conversion program on the MMA Crystal vessel to support the Taiwanese offshore wind market.The new additions to the vessel feature subsea equipment including a work-class ROV…

Havfram Appoints Offshore Wind Development Head

Jan 10, 2022

Norwegian offshore installation contractor Havfram has appointed Emilie Reeve to lead Havfram’s offshore wind farm development division, Havkraft.Havfram, formerly known as Ocean Installer, in 2020 committed to a transition from being purely…

More Offshore Wind Work for Siem Offshore Vessel

Nov 26, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has secured another offshore wind contract for its multi-purpose support vessel Siem Dorado.According to Siem Offshore, the new contract has already started and will keep the vessel utilized into the first quarter of 2022…

Offshore Wind Leaders Recognized at Ventus Awards Gala

Nov 19, 2021

The Business Network for Offshore Wind held its first Ventus Awards Gala on Thursday in Washington D.C.According to the organizers, the event brought together more than 200 people to celebrate the industry’s accomplishments, milestones, and the individuals…

MMA Offshore Buys Stake in Taiwanese Survey Firm GAS to Target Offshore Wind Work

Nov 11, 2021

Australian offshore services firm MMA Offshore has acquired 49.9% of the shares in the Taiwanese survey company Global Aqua Survey Ltd to form a new joint venture, the MMA Global Aqua JV, which will target the quickly growing offshore wind sector in Taiwan…

Siemens Gamesa to License 11 MW Direct Drive Offshore Tech to China's United Power

Nov 05, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will license its 11 MW Direct Drive offshore technology to China's United Power. This entails supporting United Power to deploy the licensed offshore technology in the Chinese mainland’s territorial waters…

DEME Offshore, Prysmian Win Largest Ever U.S. Offshore Wind Installation Deal

Nov 05, 2021

Offshore installation contractor DEME Offshore has said it has secured a +$1.1 billion Balance of Plant (BoP) contract for the construction of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project in a consortium with Prysmian.  The contract, with a total value amounting to +$1…

Rystad: Offshore Wind Spending Closing the Gap on Oil and Gas Investments

Nov 02, 2021

Offshore wind spending is closing the gap on oil and gas investments and is expected to surpass them in several important countries by 2030, with the U.S. to see the fastest growth in offshore wind investment, Norway's Rystad Energy said Monday…

Deme Offshore, Penta Ocean Form Offshore Wind Installation JV in Japan

Nov 02, 2021

Belgium-based offshore installation company Deme Offshore has in partnership with Japan's Penta-Ocean Construction formed a new joint venture company specializing in offshore wind installation called Japan Offshore Marine.'Through [Japan Offshore Marine]…

KenzFigee to Deliver Crane for Sofia Offshore Converter Platform

Oct 22, 2021

KenzFigee, a Dutch lifting equipment firm providing services for the offshore energy industry, will deliver an electric hydraulic Ram Luffing offshore crane for installation on the HVDC offshore converter platform for RWE's Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea…

TotalEnergies, Simply Blue Launch U.S. Floating Wind JV

Oct 13, 2021

French energy industry major TotalEnergies and floating wind developer Simply Blue Group, a pioneer in floating offshore wind, have launched a joint venture, TotalEnergies SBE US, 'to unlock the vast potential for floating offshore wind projects in the United States…

DEME Offshore to Install Foundations at Vineyard Wind 1 Offshore Wind Farm in U.S.

Oct 11, 2021

Belgian offshore installation contractor DEME Offshore, has through its U.S. subsidiary DEME Offshore US LLC, secured a contract for the installation of offshore wind turbine foundations for the Vineyard Wind 1 project in the U.S.Vineyard Wind 1…

Keppel Completes Construction of Offshore Wind Substations for Ørsted

Sep 29, 2021

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has completed the construction of two offshore substations for offshore wind giant Ørsted.The two unmanned 600MW offshore wind farm substations will be deployed in Taiwan’s Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms…

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