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First Turbine Installed at Arcadis Ost 1 Wind Farm Using "Unique" Floating Installation Method

13 hours ago

Heerema Marine Contractors has recently installed the first of 27 Vestas V174 – 9.5MW turbines at the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, offshore Germany, using a floating installation method, for which the parties involved say is unique.Namely, the turbine was installed using Heerema's Thialf semi-submersible crane vessel instead of the typical method using a jack-up vessel.The plan…

Gasunie to Oversee Build of Dutch North Sea Hydrogen Network

9 hours ago

The Dutch government on Friday said it would appoint gas grid operator Gasunie to oversee plans to develop a hydrogen network in the North Sea, Energy Minister Rob Jetten said in a letter to parliament. The Dutch government is due on Dec. 8…

German Firm Buys Irish Offshore Wind Farm Site

14 hours ago

German renewable energy firm RWE said Friday it had bought the Irish company Western Power Offshore Developments Ltd, which is in the early stages of developing the East Celtic wind farm project offshore Ireland.The East Celtic wind farm site…

Equinor Sticks to Renewables Profit Goal amid Bottlenecks and Competition

17 hours ago

Norwegian energy firm Equinor's renewables business faces rising supply chain bottlenecks and strong rivalry for new projects, but will not compromise on its 4-8% investment return target, the head of the unit told Reuters.While still largely an oil and gas producer…

EnCap Backs Houston-based Firm to Build Jones Act WTIVs

Dec 01, 2022

Houston-based Bleutec Industries, a company which describes itself as the builder, owner, and operator of Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessels, said Thursday it had secured 'a significant capital commitment' from EnCap Investments L…

Siemens Gamesa Loses UK Patent Dispute over GE Offshore Wind Turbines

Dec 01, 2022

General Electric Co has fended off a patent lawsuit over its Haliade-X turbines brought by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S in a London court.Judge Richard Meade of London's High Court on Wednesday said Siemens, which had sued GE claiming…

UK: ORE Catapult, NZTC Team Up to Help Power Oil & Gas Platforms with Floating Wind

Dec 01, 2022

The UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Net Zero Technology Centre said Thursday they'd examine potential pathways for the delivery of innovative floating offshore wind technology integrated with existing energy infrastructure…

HST Marine Orders Three Battery-powered Fast Crew Suppliers from Damen

Dec 01, 2022

Offshore energy industry services provider High Speed Transfers (HST) Marine has ordered three Fast Crew Suppliers 2710s from Damen Shipyards for an undisclosed fee.Damen Shipyards said that the vessels would be fitted with 190kW battery arrays…

Germany Plans to Buy Majority Stake in Unit of Dutch Grid Operator TenneT - sources

Dec 01, 2022

The German government wants to buy either a majority stake or all of the German subsidiary of Dutch power grid operator TenneT as part of Berlin's planned transition towards sustainable energy use, two German government sources told Reuters…

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Two Shanghai Electric SOVs

Nov 30, 2022

A keel-laying ceremony was held for two Ulstein-designed offshore wind service operation vessels (SOV) on Wednesday at the ZPMC yard.Shanghai Electric, a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, ordered the two vessels of the Ulstein SX195 and SX197 designs…

New JV Eyes Floating Wind Projects in Sweden, Finland

Nov 30, 2022

Offshore wind developers Eolus and Simply Blue Group have created a joint venture, SeaSapphire, under which they plan to develop floating offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. SeaSapphire is starting the early development of four commercial…

Offshore Wind: BAR Targets U.S. Crew Transfer Vessel Deployment for 2024

Nov 30, 2022

Marine engineering consultancy, BAR Technologies (BAR), said Wednesday that its low-emission crew transfer vessel (CTV) design, the BARTech 30, will be available for the first U.S. offshore wind projects in 2024, following quotes at several U…

Thirteen Firms Team Up to Develop Next-gen Floating Wind Tech

Nov 30, 2022

Technip Energies is leading a 13-partner consortium that is working to roll out the next generation of floating wind technology 'for a competitive, more scalable and industrial deployment.'The initiative, called NextFloat, launched in Paris earlier this month…

HSM to Build Offshore Wind-powered Gas Platform for One-Dyas

Nov 29, 2022

HSM Offshore Energy will build an offshore wind-powered offshore gas production platform for client One-Dyas.The platform will be a part of One-Dyas' N05-A project in the Dutch North Sea.The N05-A platform will run entirely on renewable energy from the nearby Riffgat offshore wind farm…

UTEC Showcases New Unmanned Catamaran for Offshore Wind Surveys

Nov 29, 2022

Survey, positioning, and data management firm UTEC, part of the Acteon Group, is targeting the offshore wind survey and inspection market with a new uncrewed surface vessel (USV).Torsten Marten, lead surveyor, UTEC, outlined the new design at the Marine Autonomous Technology Showcase (MATS)…

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